Although I liked your special report about Abkhazia I missed the larger background.
Abkhazia is the result of ethnic cleansing. Before the region broke away (with Russian help) from Georgia the ethnic Abkhazians formed only a third of the population. In the south ethnic Georgians formed a clear majority. In the secession war all Georgians were driven away. Anyone who has studied the effects of ethnic cleansing (empty houses and abandoned businesses that can be pilfered and occupied; serious problems for many companies because key personnel has left the country) can understand that this helped to create a state with a strong organized crime.p>Restoring Georgian control of the area is probably the best solution. It will take some effort to convince Russia, but in the end it is in their interest too to have stable borders. br> — Wim Roffel br> Leiden, Netherlands /p> p> PASSING OF THE CHAIR
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online