Virtually everyone believes Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili foolishly provoked a Russian invasion on August 7, 2008, when he sent troops into the breakaway district of South Ossetia. “The warfare began Aug. 7 when Georgia launched a barrage targeting South Ossetia,” the Associated Press reported over the weekend in typical fashion.Michael talks to two regional experts who state what those who have looked a little deeper into the cause of this situation could figure out: Russia has followed in the steps of the old USSR in that it tries to keep ethnic conflicts stoked in the independent countries which used to be its vassal states. The experts that Michael talked to point out that, since the break up of the Soviet Union, Russia has tried this over and over again, starting with the Baltics.
Virtually everyone is wrong. [SNIP]
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UPDATE: Just wanted to post one of Michael's excellent photos; this one was taken in Tbilisi.
UPDATE: US delivering "devilish" aid to Georgia. Pravda.