Given that we violated Serbia’s territorial integrity in mercilessly bombing the Serbs and stealing Kosovo from them to make an Islamic haven in Europe, why should the Russians do any differently in Georgia with the “might makes right” precedent (“Russia: Forget Georgian territorial integrity,” Aug. 14)? As we trained and equipped Georgian forces, we’re provoking the Russians.
I would be much more careful if I were
Condoleezza Rice.

 Russia still has enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world and we’re bogged down with our own violations of territorial integrity in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Instead of treating Russia as an enemy, we should admit our errors in setting these precedents and allow Russia to join NATO.

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is supposedly a specialist on Russia, yet one would not know that by looking at her triumphal statement that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will defeat Russian aims in Georgia. Rice proclaimed boldly that Russia "is becoming more and more the outlaw in this conflict", referring to the Russian offensive into Georgia following Georgia's attack on the rebel region of South Ossetia. "They intend and probably still...

THE fighting that threatens to remake the post-Cold War world began in the craggy mountains of separatist South Ossetia province when ethnic fighting that has long plagued the area abruptly got much worse. On August 1, a roadside bomb hurt five Georgian policemen. By evening, snipers, presumably Georgian, had killed half a dozen South Ossetians, mostly off-duty policemen out fishing or swimming. After dark, artillery shells began raining down on Georgian enclaves ringing this provincial capital....