- Georgian Ambassador Vasil Sikharulidze , August 19, 2008, at The Heritage Foundation. (Watch it here)
The Ambassador went on to say, “I believe that the last few days have shown without a shadow of doubt that Russia is using this moment to project the message to the world that it is back as an imperial power and the free world is powerless to respond. But I do not believe that the West is powerless. Russian aggression can and must be resisted. Power of the free world requires unity. Otherwise if they sense weakness and disunity we will find ourselves in much dire circumstances very soon.”
Profound echoes of Sir Winston’s immemorial Sinews of Peace (Iron Curtain) speech of 1946, wherein rather similar observations and recommendations were iterated as we recall.