Apparently Georgia has signed a peace treaty in order to end the conflict with Russia over South Ossetia (and Abkhazian?). I hope that the conflicts in the Caucasus will end soon as it have been a turmoil there for far too long now.
It hits me, although I am just an ignorant observer, that this/these conflicts are very much about different “groupings” of people being aggregated into one country. We have seen more examples in Europe of groups unwilling to live side by side with each other. We have seen it in Spain/Basque country, former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland/Great Britain to mention a few. But we also see it in Africa, where the old colonial ruling created boarder lines with no respect or concern to the different people living in the areas.
When one thinks of it, it is maybe not that surprising that Africa is so under developed and unwilling to make the “big leap”. If there are no foreign interest and no international concern the “multiple-groups-in-one-country”-conflicts goes on forever. Perhaps the solution is to let every single tribe, in Africa or in Europe, gain independence? But on the other hand that would lead to a relative gain in power to countries like Russia and USA.
DN DN DN SVD SVD AB DB DB DB HS
Politiken DT DT LV Publico WP TIME TIME MG NW