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January 6, 2009

Future of Georgia Still Uncertain

After Russia decided to attack Georgia and slaughter a bunch of people just for the heck, the world was in shock. Now tensions are mounting as The Untied States demands the Russia leave Georgia. Even though Vladimir Putin and Dimitry Medvedev said that the Russians would be leaving Georgia last week, there is still a Russian presence. Three missile boats were sent to a Georgian port and a U.S. military ship with aid docked in another port.

Georgia was devastated by Russians attack. The country claims that 1 billion dollars in damages were done to the city. The short war with massive Russia has left Georgia in drastic need. Russia was working to stop actions in the two breakaway regions of Georgia. However, the way that the country dealt with the uprising has other European leaders up in arms. Many of the people killed in the insurgence were women and children.

The other day Russian President Dimitry Medvedev recognized the Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. However, complete evacuation of the territories has not happened yet. Russia seems to be lingering in Georgia with the hopes that other countries will support them. The Asian alliance denounced Russia’s activities in Georgia on Thursday morning. Asia was one of the corners of the world the Russia seemed to think would support their moves. They were looking for some show fo support and the Asian alliance failed to give it to them.

In addition to not supporting the movements of the Russians, the Asian alliance called for Russia to respect every country’s territorial integrity. The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s failure to agree with Russia has increased the isolation of the country. There was a concern that the Asia alliance would create a split between old Cold War foes but that was not the case.

However, the other members of the alliance did not recognize the independent claims of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The West has criticized Russia for choosing to recognize these splinter states which account for about 20 percent of Georgia’s territory. China is not a likely candidate for endorsing run away territories because it has several potentials of it’s own, such as Tibet.

Some of the other Asian alliance members, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan wanted to protect their relationships with the United States. These former Soviet territories have been reaping the benefits of having a friendly relationship with the United States and Europe.

A cease fire agreement between Georgia and Russia is in order. Both sides are to withdraw troops to their previous positions. Over the past few days soldier have been returned, unharmed to Georgia from Russia. This show of mercy was something that the Russians had not shown at all during the initial stages of the attack. The world can only hope that Russia is planning on completely withdrawing from the region as soon as possible. Georgia has been devastated by the attack and has a great deal of rebuilding to do after the Russians leave.

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