By Babu G. Ranganathan
Mikhail Gorbachev wrote an excellent article criticizing the West's reaction to Russia (Read his article here). No doubt, the NRO (National Review Online) would label my sympathies with Russia as liberal as if all truth was owned by conservatives only. How ridiculous! By the way, just so that the NRO may take notice, I am Christian, biblically conservative and pro-life. Read my website, NRO, at www.religionscience.com . What about my weird name, you ask NRO? I am of Indian descent, originally from India, so that is why, NRO, I have a strange sounding name, okay. I am an Indian-American, a citizen of the United States of America which I love but do not believe is infallible or without faults. Only God fits that description, O great NRO.
The fact is that Gorbachev is a humble man without an egotistic chip on his shoulder. He was the primary instrument for the dissolution of the former Soviet Union. If he were a proud or arrogant man he would have become dictator which he did not. I would rather give benefit of doubt to Gorbachev's wisdom than the so-called "infallible" conservative think tanks of the West like the NRO.
The former Soviet republic of Georgia, with its newly U.S. supported arrogance, made the first move in massively attacking Russian citizens in the province of Ossetia. I see now. It's okay for Georgia to want independence from the former Soviet Union which Russia controlled, but it's not okay for Russians of Ossetia to want independence. What logic!
Why couldn't Georgia agree, as Gorbachev said, to a loose federation between the both? But, oh no, the proud Georgians don't want anything but absolute control. The Georgians started the killing of innocents with their massive U.S. trained and supported military might. Russia responded. What else could they do when they see thousands of their own people being ruthlessly slaughtered and killed?
If Russia was really imperialistic they would have conquered all of Georgia by now and the West could do nothing about it. Admit it, West, Russia is not always wrong and the U.S. is not always right!
Read Gorbachev's fantastic article and contemplate first before accusing!
The author, Babu G. Ranganathan, has his B.A. with concentrations in theology and biology, and has been recognized for his writings on religion and science in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who In The East". His website may be accessed at www.religionscience.com.