More details are coming out about the reasons behind the war in South Ossetia between Georgia and Russia. Beyond the rhetoric (here’s a shameful commentary by The New York Times), it appears clear that Saakashvili wanted a fight, but Putin/Medvedev were also fully ready for war.
Anyway I look at it though, I can only think of one way to explain the whole situation…and that involves having one or more Russian agents in the upper echelons of the Tbilisi government.
The Russian victory on all fronts, military, political, diplomatic is so complete, it can only have been carefully prepared for months in the past.
I was kidding when suggesting that Saakashvili be a friend of Russia. Or was I?
By the way…from Wikipedia, a map of ethnic groups in the Caucasus. Looks like more than one border should be redrawn…