Alot of propaganda has been going around about what happened during this conflict this past weekend so I’ll give a quick run down and maybe people will stop shouting cold war.
On August 7 2008 the country of Georgia invaded the self declared independent country of South Ossetia. The country of Russia was quick to go to South Ossetia’s defense by occupying the country and forcing the Georgian army to retreat back into its homeland. When the Russian army pursued the Georgians the President of Georgia declared Russia guilty of unmotivated aggression.
At this point it should be noted that the Russian army found evidence of war crimes in the small towns and villages of South Ossetia, the Georgians attempted genocide on the South Ossetian people.
Georgia, for its part, claims it began its offensive as retaliation for The South Ossetian shelling of Georgian villages. South Ossetia denies this claim.
As of today the Georgians have declared a legally binding cease fire but on the scene witnesses say that Georgian troups are still shelling the Ossetian capital.
As of August 12 Russia has declared a cease fire and an ended to military operations in Ossetia, But there are rumors of Russian tanks shelling the city of Gori which Russia denies. An associated Press correspondant apparently saw and spoke with Russian vehicles south of Gori, heading to the city.
Just a little FYI for everybody.