Who is right & who is wrong?
09 December, 2010
Who is right & who is wrong?

Disputes and controversies between the nations were and are very commonplace and trivial a thing. Before, they were settled with the help of wars, causing the carnage of millions around the globe; today they are mostly being taken care of by using the power of reason and word. The current Russian-Georgian conflict seems to be a little weird in terms of falling out from most commonly recognized category of conflict and its resolution. It smells and sounds like being in a

hopelessly blind alley. And here is why! In our times, conflicts are normally resolved based on international opinion, expressed via resolutions and communiques of various international conferences, forums and other political get-togethers. Mankind has surely achieved a certain theoretical level on conflict resolution, and all the existent recommendations in the field are based on those more or less optimized theories. So the most rational approach to the resolution of continuous Russian-Georgian conflict should be an affordable compatibility of the actual situation with functioning conflict resolution theories and practices. But this is just one part of the problem – there should also be found the way how to make all this work. The impression is that the conflict which we are talking about is right in the eye of hurricane because the world is intensively and even emotionally talking about it. The gist of the confrontation is that Russia has grabbed a considerable amount of Georgia’s lawful territory and has put it in the hands of a bunch of self-proclaimed rulers of certain unlikely administrative units which is commonly called Apkhazeti (Abkhazia) and the Tskhinvali region. The international community is insisting that Russia is wrong and Georgia is right in the crystallized picture, but nothing is moving from the status quo: Russia keeps doing its ‘job’ on Georgia’s cut-off territories and Georgia is patiently waiting for the powers that be to resolve the conflict. Meanwhile, Russia is trying to perpetuate her way of social, political and economic life on the mentioned territories and Georgia is hysterically persuading the world that a flagrant violence of international law is taking place. Questions are so very simple that they have a tendency to pop up almost every day not only here in Georgia, but elsewhere around the globe: Why is it that the world is telling Russia that she is wrong in relation to Georgia, and Russia does not care a nickel How come that Russia violates international agreements almost every day and the International Law in general, and nobody, just nobody dares do anything drastic and incisive to bring Russia to her senses?  What is it that protects Russia from being punished for the myriad wrongdoings that she perpetrates systematically? Why does Russia deserve those fringes and allowances for which other nations would be punished for one hundred percent? What makes it possible for Russia to wrong Georgia so bitterly and still be enjoying international acceptance and consideration? Is the International community so week and feeble that it does not even have a way of treating properly those who are wrong and helping those out who are right? Does it at least know who is really wrong and who is actually right? What I can personally state today is that the difference between right and wrong seems to have gotten terribly blurred.

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