Russian Military Invades West Georgia
A very dangerous situation is getting worse, as the Russian military moves into Georgia from the west while Georgian forces are engaged in South Ossetia.
TBILISI, Georgia - Russia opened a second front of fighting in Georgia on Monday, sending armored vehicles beyond two breakaway provinces and seizing a military base and police stations in the country’s west, officials said.
The new forays into Georgia — even after Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili signed a cease-fire pledge — appeared to show Russian determination to subdue the small, U.S.-backed country, which has been pressing for NATO membership.
The latest developments indicate that Russian troops have invaded Georgia proper from the separatist province of Abkhazia while most Georgian forces are locked up in fighting around South Ossetia.
Meanwhile, the Russia Blog run by the anti-evolution Discovery Institute responds to my post pointing out that they support Russia’s assault on Georgia—by reaffirming their support for Russia’s assault on Georgia, in a post that reads like a press release from the Kremlin: Russia Blog: War in Georgia: Misreading Ossetia — Chronology Matters.