Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chaos reigns in Georgia

News coming out of Georgia is conflicting to say the least, Georgia seems to be claiming the Russians have seized major towns and cities like Gori while the Russians deny it, it could be Georgian communications are too chaotic or they are over egging the Russian advance in a last ditch attempt to get NATO to start World War 3 for them (or likely a bit of both). Unfortunately much of the western media seems to be accepting Georgian claims without the required pinch of salt as they, rightly, would from the Russians.

It is clear that the Russians have moved outside of the 2 breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia such as taking the western town of Zugdidi but no evidence yet they intend to advance on the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Meanwhile Galrahn's always excellent blog has a report on the interesting problems bloggers are giving for Russian operations security. Blogs both from military and non-military sources, an example of the former.

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