The Movable Border
03 October, 2013
The Movable Border
Isn’t Russia an interesting country? It has everything – vast lands, deep waters, rich minerals, great vodkas, the precious darling of the nation Putin, and guess what! A newly created movable border with Georgia! This is a cute little, but a very funny border. It can move back and forth anytime the brave Russian soldiers are given a chance to play with it.
The fussy border guards have lots of barbed wires and poles and the wives who adore posing
for memorable cheery snapshots right on the forcefully built border line. They are sometimes equipped with construction materials and tools in case they get tired of wires and want to build a wall between Georgia and Georgia. This has lately become the most amusing pastime for the imperial Russia, impressing the world with their quick and skilful moves to alternate the scenery for this spooky geopolitical show. Spooky or not, the performance has a huge number of spectators everywhere in the world, watching it from long distances with the help of GPS. Only the Georgians are watching it live because they don’t have that much sophisticated equipment. The Europeans get a little fidgety and become very prolific in writing critical articles and pronouncing big-mouthed speeches on what they are observing on regular basis. Americans are confused because they are not very good at reading into the script deeper because they are terribly busy with other shows around the world. Asians and Africans see it too, but they don’t know exactly where it is happening, so their reaction is slow. If by any chance they get a clue, they earnestly enjoy it because they love anything the Russians are doing even if it is not in a very attractive style. The poor Georgians are sitting and eating their hearts out, waiting with tears in their eyes for the next move of the border, suspecting a Russian conspiracy, but proudly stating that they will never again swallow the bait because their wise American and European friends are teaching them not to jump on the evil bait when Russia makes Georgia feel guilty for its western political orientation. Meanwhile, the Russians have never ever had felt this free to tinker with the configuration of the border with Georgia, practically doing anything they want, and the world watching them with occasional reprimands, flimsy whining and feeble shoulder shrugging, hardly heard and seen around. ‘What else?’ – the big question is! What else can they do? Go to war with Russia for Georgia? Excluded! Scare Russia with threats and warnings? Impossible! Because Russia does not care a dime! Let Georgia fight alone with Russia? Makes no sense! What if Russia moves the border line all the way to Tbilisi? When are Georgia and the rest of the world going to give that crucial scream? Where is that unbearable limit when the pain could no longer be tolerated? How high is the boiling point? What will happen if Russia invades Georgia tonight and takes over its government? Will America make another Kuwait or the United Kingdom another Falkland out of it? Doubtful! Will the world start making noise? Yes! How long will the noise-making last? Forever! Here is another brain-drilling question: Why is Georgia spending that much taxpayer’s money on keeping the army? What are we going to defend ourselves from? From the Russian aggression? How? Who else is coming to rape and beat us up? The aliens? Funny! A stupid question? Not very! The feeling is we are breaking at the seams. And there is nobody to sow us back . . . except Russia. Are we giving up? If we are not, then why the movable border is being tolerated? Do we have any instrument in our fragile hands to stop the Russians who are definitely coming? The movable border is a very serious historical play, now produced by the Russians in a more subtle way than ever before. This is a very, very, very sinister game. Oh, everybody knows that? Shall I stop being so serious about the crap? OK, I will! Sorry, I didn’t know all was that clear to everybody except this delusional sick old man with his brains torn apart between those funny political hopes and frustrations. Forget it! I was just joking!

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