Russia & Georgia Linkage

•George Will in The Washington Post: “Russia’s Power Play
  Of particular note is his reminder that Russia has a Security Council veto, so don’t expect action from the UN

•George Will in The Washington Post: “Russia’s Power Play
  Of particular note is his reminder that Russia has a Security Council veto, so don’t expect action from the UN

•Victor Davis Hanson in National Review Online: “Moscow’s Sinister Brilliance

•Michael Ledeen in National Review Online: “The Lights Went Out” & “No Options? Nonsense.
  Why the conflict in Georgia matters to the world, and why America needs to respond

•Kathleen Parker in National Review Online: “Vlad, You’ve Got Mail
  An analysis of American responses with a touch of humor

•Charles Krauthammer in National Review Online: “Making Putin Pay
 Frank J. Gaffney Jr. in National Review Online: “Back to the U.S.S.R.
 In The Wall Street Journal: “Making Putin Pay
  What the US and the West can do to oppose Russia’s actions

•Mona Charen in National Review Online: “The 3 A.M. Phone Call Is Real
  How the candidates have responded and what it says about them

•Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton in The Telegraph: “After Russia’s invasion of Georgia, what now for the West?
  A detailed analysis of the new world political situation created by the conflict

•In his blog on National Review Online, David Frum points out one way in which the US in bringing consequences for Russia’s actions: the US-Polish missle defense deal.

The deal had stalled till now over one last lingering issue: the Poles wanted the US to provide as part of the deal a battery of Patriot missiles, operated by US soldiers, to protect them against a Russian attack on their territory. The Russians objected, and the US had accordingly refused to provide them. Indeed, to date, no US combat troops are stationed anywhere in Poland, out of deference to Russian sensibilities.

Suddenly that is about to change. Poland will get its Patriots plus a company of US soldiers. Russia will have to face a missile defense base on its borders. And the US has just served notice in a very painful way that Russian sensibilities suddenly count for a lot less than they used to do.

However, the Russians have responded to this with a threat to nuke Poland.

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