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.