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What a Difference Nine Years Makes

It's amusing to hear all the rhetoric swirling around regarding South Ossetia and compare it to the rhetoric that swirled around about Kosovo. Each side was making precisely the opposite arguments back then.
But that's making the false assumption that the verbiage actually means anything. It doesn't.

Imperialists view the rest of the world like a hyena views a piece of meat: as something to be devoured. All the seemingly lofty rhetoric about "national sovereignty" and "ethnic self-determination" is simply the way these hyenas snarl at each other when competing for their meal.

And the snarling will exist as long as the hungry hyenas do.