In addition to our current troubles trying to pacify a region that has been at war for thousands of years, the Russians have decided that now would be a good time to make an object lesson out of Georgia. No, not our Georgia. The one they used to control.
Figuring correctly that we aren’t going to intervene, and knowing that there isn’t anyone else on the planet that can take them on, Vladimir Putin has ordered a full out assault. This will result in harsh denunciations by diplomats here and there. The U.N. will work up a very strongly worded document in a month or two.
Whatever remains of Georgia will be re-assimilated, and the other former Soviet vassal states will get the message.
I don’t know if we should get involved, but I know our resources are stretched thin enough that we don’t even have the option.
The Pope? How many divisions has he got?