You know the guy who didn't get enough fun out of just beating you up, he had to hang you up on a locker so everyone at school could see that he was better than you. NY Times reports that Russia has put together a new exhibit at Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow commemorating the destruction they wrought on the Caucasus. Artifacts include tattered Georgian flags, NATO-style uniforms, and American assault rifles.
Never mind that Russia has suffered a diplomatic bruising after its overpowering incursion into Georgia — which Moscow defends as an emergency response to Georgia’s assault on South Ossetia, the separatist enclave at the heart of the conflict. Or that Russia’s unilateral recognition of independence for South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another breakaway Georgian enclave, has been condemned around the world. Never mind all that. After decades of embarrassing military defeats, in Afghanistan in the 1980s and in Chechnya in the 1990s, Russia is once again a winner.