What do we call it?
19 January, 2012
What do we call it?

What do we call the current Russian-Georgian relations? Is it an unfortunate marriage, a vituperative divorce, a dysfunctional family, a marriage of inconvenience or a love in hatred? Maybe all of those welded together!
Whether this way or that way, it is absolutely obvious that something essential was crippled and disfigured in the intercourse between the two nations, and most unfortunately, none of the sides can be considered a winner as a consequence. There are certain relationships out there in

general in the wide world which has a proclivity to generate some tragic results if they are ever broken for some reason or with no reason at all at times. Disappearance of mutual benevolence between Russia and Georgia impresses me as a vibrant paradigm of monstrous human stupidity, procreated with the help of the politicized devil which was impossible to have been stopped by the powers that be at the crucial crossroads of multilateral decision-makings. There is nothing more heartbreaking than mutually detrimental and destructive moves of governments who don’t understand that both in cold and hot conflicts there are no winners. Why can’t they act a little wiser? Why wouldn’t they assume the benefits of simple things like the preference of love over hatred, happiness against misery and peace compared to war? I wonder if they have ever read diligently into the Bible. For instance, do they know anything about the fourth chapter of the Book of Micah of the Old Testament which presents a prophetic vision of justice, order, mercy? Just listen to what the well-known excerpt is glaringly presenting to those who want to listen in! ‘The Lord shall judge among people, and rebuke strong nations, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid’. Why are Russia and Georgia turning a deaf ear towards those divine words, why?
Right at the moment when the mankind has elevated itself to the level of refusing from wars and man-made conflagrations, Russia and Georgia still carry on with the exacerbated bickering on every possible issue in state-to-state relationships, wasting their precious resources on building up tension rather than utilizing the time on constructing the happy mutual opportunity. What answer will they have for the generations to come? Some day the animosity may fade away and the image of nemesis will be replaced by the image of a friend, but the valuable time will have already been lost. And it will never be reversed to catch up for the lost chances. Can we for a second think romantically and dream of the benefits we might be losing forever because Russia and Georgia stubbornly continue being at daggers drawn? Let all of us, including the governments of both courtiers think of major losers in the game – the two wonderful peoples of those tragically opposed nations. Saying that I am sorry will be a sheer understatement. It’s much, much more than that!

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