Escalation

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"Escalation"

This seems about the time to say that whatever my serious disagreements with the Russia hawks’ take on the overall context in which we should understand the Russia-Georgia conflict, Russia has now escalated beyond the point where there’s justification for what they’re doing. The Georgian have called for a cease-fire and have withdrawn from South Ossetia — under the circumstances there’s no legitimate reason for the Russians to keep advancing and attacking.

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