Georgia has declared a state of war. This was a bad move by Georgia. Georgia’s President is a US-trained lawyer. If our higher education hadn’t been so dumbed-down, he might not have made that mistake.
War involves reparations. This conflict has nothing to do with 70,000 people in a country of 5 million. It has to do with resources.
Listen to how smart Putin is:
The Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, who arrived in the North Ossetian city of Vladikavkaz last night, accused Georgia of committing "genocide", seeking "bloody adventures", and trying to involve other countries in a military conflict in its separatist region of South Ossetia. "Georgia's aspiration to join Nato... is driven by its attempt to drag other nations and peoples into its bloody adventures," he said.
The Washington Post’s editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt, is personally threatened on an emotional level by Putin’s strength. Putin doesn’t care what Fred thinks.