Mikhail Gorbachev chastises the U.S. and the media in the New York Times:
Those who rush to judgment on what’s happening in the Caucasus, or those who seek influence there, should first have at least some idea of this region’s complexities. The Ossetians live both in Georgia and in Russia. The region is a patchwork of ethnic groups living in close proximity. Therefore, all talk of “this is our land,” “we are liberating our land,” is meaningless. We must think about the people who live on the land.
Read the full op-ed here.
I think he makes some fair points, but then again I know next to nothing about Georgia. Reader insights?