Why doesn't the US? Why doesn't our government "get it"?
Background: On Wednesday, 27 September 2006, Georgian authorities detained four Russian military officers and 12 others on spying charges. Interior Ministry forces surrounded Russian military headquarters in Tbilisi to demand the handover of another Russian.
Clip from article: Russia refuses to drop sanctions against Georgia
The sanctions — a suspension of road, rail, air, maritime and postal links — took effect at midnight. Later this week, the Russian parliament was set to consider a bill that would allow the government to bar Georgians living in Russia from sending money home — another painful blow to the impoverished nation.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said that Georgians living in Russia send home an estimated US$1.5 billion (€1.2 billion) to US$2 billion (€1.6 billion) annually — an amount comparable to Georgia's state budget.
"One must not feed off Russia and insult it. The Georgian leadership must understand this," Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.
So Russia gets it... A country is leeching off them and they say "NO MORE!" and they place a full transportation embargo and then block the transfer of money to Georgia.
Why can't we do this for Mexico? They encourage their people to flout our laws
, they insult our country
, and have systemic government corruption
. They don't even support our values
WHY ARE WE SUPPORTING THEM?!?!