08 August 2008

South Ossetia

I was going to do a post today on China and the Olympic Games, but I feel this is more important.

If you're not already aware, Russian forces have entered the breakaway province of South Ossetia in Georgia.

What's going on precisely is unclear. It's a bunch of statements from both sides (the Georgian President is on TV at the moment on BBC News 24), with the usual claims, counter-claims and propaganda, at the moment. Independent journalist reports are few yet.

I have Georgian and Russian friends. I hope and pray for their safety.

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