Friday, August 15, 2008

You've got to see this

Justyna Mielnikiewicz

The conflict in Eastern Europe just added some new layers: Poland, my country of origin, got concerned about Russia bullying its neighbors and - speedily signed a missile defense agreement with the United States. That enraged Russia and Moscow threatened Poland with 100% punishment.... whatever they mean by that.

But back to Georgia: in today's NYT is a great photo reportage about the human cost of the Russian attack on Georgia by a very talented Polish photographer, Justyna Mielnikiewicz , whose other pictures from the Caucasus can be seen at her web page.

The world, unfortunately, is NOT becoming a safer place. Will Poland again fall a victim to being a buffer between East and West. Just like Georgia is paying for being between Central Asia's oil and the West?

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