In my heart, I wish the people of the nation of Georgia all the best in life and freedom. I also fully understand the emotion and concern behind another neighbor of the bear but already under NATO's umbrella, Estonia, feelings in this tweet.
10 years ago 🇷🇺 military aggression gravely violated #Georgia’s sovereignty & territorial integrity. Today it continues illegal occupation of 🇬🇪 regions Abkhazia & South Ossetia. We must defend international law & remind #Russia its obligation to abide cease-fire agreement. pic.twitter.com/QMThjQ9C68— Estonian Government (@EstonianGovt) August 7, 2018
This keeps coming up, and I wish people would ... again ... please consult your nearest Atlas. The one above will do.
As long as you have such standing border issues with Russia, I don't see any way of bringing you inside NATO's lifelines. In a sad twist in line with how history works, both you and Ukraine will have to wait for some future Russian socio-political implosion to change the truth on the ground. Until then, try to stay out of a war you can't win and make friends.
Coming inside a defense alliance with this baggage? No.
pic h/t Cory.