Brink of World War **UPDATES**

Am I the only person who sees that we are on the brink of world war thanks to those Russian sonsofbitches?

Russian forces swept across Georgia on Monday, capturing the town of Gori and moving to within 35 miles of the capital city Tbilisi, FOX News confirmed.

This is very serious stuff.  Russia's expansionist intentions are as obvious as they were in the Prague Spring and the Hungarian Revolt.

The blogosphere seems to buy the idea that the world will respond only diplomatically.  I don't--not unless Russia backs down fast and far.

Putin is clearly on a mission to restore the Soviet Union.  He has poisoned opponents, threatened neighbors, armed Iran, and has now wantonly and without provocation invaded a sovereign nation for the purpose of deposing a freely elected government to be replaced with a Warsaw Pact puppet.

Putin's second goal seems to be oil prices.  World crude prices have plummeted in recent weeks, boosting the dollar and vindicating Bush's oil strategy.  Russia quickly attacked a major oil pipeline in Georgia.   Continued conflict will likely push oil prices back up. 

President Bush, John McCain, and, even, Barack Obama have verbally unloaded on Russia in terms as strong as Ronald Reagan's invectives against the Soviet Union.  Putin has fired back.  Georgia signed a cease-fire resolution, but Russian troops march on.  The UN says at least 2,000 civilians have already been killed, making the civilian death several times greater than at the peak of the war in Iraq.  If the fighting continues, Russians will kill 12,000 civilians in the first month of war.

I understand that this arose quickly and under the cover of the Olympics, but this is biggest threat to world peace since the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Pay attention.

UPDATE:  Gateway Pundit is on the story in his usual great style.  Also, Black Five links to several excellent sites closer to the scene.  That's where I learned that Russia has now split Georgia in half.  Unfortunately, Russia is hacking Georgian web sites.

ANOTHER UPDATE:  Hello to my new Russian readers.  If you want peace, better depose Putin.  George F. Will, in his brilliant way, paints an ominous picture:

Asked in 1957 what would determine his government's course, Harold Macmillan, Britain's new prime minister, replied, "Events, dear boy, events." Now, into America's trivializing presidential campaign, a pesky event has intruded -- a European war. Russian tanks, heavy artillery, strategic bombers, ballistic missiles and a naval blockade batter a European nation. We are not past such things after all. The end of history will be postponed, again.

Now, go read this.  Don't argue with me, just read it.