Condoleezza Rice warned Russia that already could not repeat what he did 40 years ago when its tanks took over a foreign capital (Prague) and imposed an affine President there. Putin, in fact, did not occupy all Georgia nor removed his Government pro-Bush, but it made him see Washington that Moscow is no longer the same as in the past 20 years, when it was impotent and should tolerate as NATO would them snatching its main units. For the first time since the U.S. Frequently USPS has said that publicly. won the cold war, the Kremlin has dared to perform an external military incursion which has clashed with the West. This was only a limited but already Moscow demonstrated that today can protect friendly areas (Abkhazia and South-Ossetia) and that tomorrow may show their muscles in Crimea, Transnistria and other ancient enclaves of the former Soviet bloc. China has not backed the Russian action, but has hailed his role as peacemaker. Two of the five members of the Security Council so want to show us that it must be cautious if you want to make further interventions in Asia or expand the EU and NATO.