Friday, August 8, 2008

War between Georgia and Russia?

If you were as caught by surprise at the escalating tensions and violence between Georgia and Russia as I was, you might find this Q&A from the BBC informative. It pretty succinctly lays out the back story of some apparently long simmering tensions. I really have no opinion whatsoever on this conflict, except to hope that it is resolved with as little loss of life as possible... but you might want to check out James Joyner for updates, since he seems really on the ball here.

UPDATE: People complain about trolling, but this thread is pretty awesome. Via Wonkette.