This is what we are Hearing! First:
Georgia calls for international help while Russia appears to be taking it all!
UN emergency meeting on Russia Georgia Crisis!
Meanwhile From South Ossetia:
Russians are our saviors! Russia is invincible! what about Abkhazia?
In A Nutshell: Russian troops, tanks and warplanes descended on the province of South Ossetia on Friday, responding to a Georgian offensive aiming to crack down on the province's separatists. The conflict is rooted in a battle between the Georgian government, the people of South Ossetia and Russia, whose officials said they have peacekeeping missions in the area. The Georgian government is battling with the people of South Ossetia because of their continued demands for independence. The Georgian government insists South Ossetia must remain part of its territory and refuses to budge on the region's continuing demands for independence.
The Georgian government also refuses to bow to a push by some South Ossetians' for a reunification with North Ossetia, which would place the region under Russian control. Russian leaders have said they will defend their citizens in South Ossetia, referring to the nearly 70,000 people who have Russian passports or work in the neighboring country.
Leaders in Moscow insisted the Russian military response was aimed at protecting peacekeeping forces and civilians in South Ossetia, but Georgia cast it as a full-on invasion. The battle holds significance to other world powers, including the United States, for its threat to the stability of a critical region, and for its importance in the oil trade. World powers do not want to see the region destabilized by a military battle because the area is important for oil transport, serving as a keystone in a route that avoids Russia and Iran.
Georgia, South Ossetia, Russia in a nutshell!
It is intentional once again but are you confused yet? Look at what they are saying at Russian Bloggers.com
"Truth is the first casualty of war," as is always said about now, because that statement is almost always right. And the second casualty is surely civilized restraint. Wars are easy to start, hard to contain, let alone end. Right now, the surprising events in South Ossetia and Georgia represent a clash of information and interpretations. This is getting sorted out, but slowly. However, the events themselves are agonizingly speedy.
For a couple of years now Discovery Institute's Russia Blog has been almost unique in representing otherwise ignored news about Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Often we provide access to news about business, culture and social developments that are occurring in a region that the West--including the USA--has tended to neglect since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now we are faced with a war in Georgia that is as big a surprise to most people (diplomats, too, it appears) as it is an obvious catastrophe for the peoples involved and an historic setback for Russian/Western relations. The complications for other regions will soon develop.
The most we can hope for would seem to be an immediate cooling-off period. After that must come some sober investigation of how things got out of hand. Then how to find a way ahead. Our first task at Russia Blog has been to try to get out facts and responsible opinions, letting readers sort them out. We do not want to promote some of the incendiary options being proposed and don't want to give them space. Our second task is to help air alternatives that stand some prospect of establishing peace. in this case, people who think the solutions are simple probably don't understand the situation.
*Sounds like the truth to me! Please read the rest! They have a great archive! This is all about the oil and no one is going to relent. The region is embroiled and this too is only going to get mach worse as Bush, Medvedev, Georgia, and everyone else in the world today hides the truth so they can create a gray area and further their hidden agenda. This is just one small part of the turmoil created as the world fights over oil and each countries role as they endeavor to move into the future! You see what is in store for all of us so once again I will only say relax, be prepared, and stay together and we will make it through this!