Military correspondent Blake Powers recognizes that Georgia is falling to the Russians. And believes this is not just a conflict over disputed territory. Rather, he says, it's a land grab to control oil.
Worse, Powers fears this may just be the beginning. That other former Soviet republics may now also be in Moscow's cross hairs. And that even Finland may be targeted.
In short, Powers said during an interview on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com, the re-emergency of the Soviet empire may be underway.
Powers, a military correspondent for Blackfive.net, believes there may be some military moves that can be made. But exactly what action is taken is, of course, up to the president.
But he says the United States owes Georgia some measure of support. Given that nation's commitment of 2,000 troops to the war effort in Iraq (those troops have been recalled due to the Russian invasion).
Powers also believes U.S. voters should watch closely the reactions of the presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama. This is a 3 AM call scenario he says. The candidates, he believes, will distinguish themselves, and a clear contrast over how they would approach a global crisis once elected should now emerge.