Friday, April 17, 2009

Russia preparing to invade Georgia?

Are the following signs of imminent war between Russia and Georgia? Or rather, considering the state of the 2 countries' forces a military invasion by Russia we assume to get rid of Saakashvili?
This all comes amid Russia finally pulling out of Chechnya after a 10 year "anti-terrorist" operation. It could just be a reminder to NATO to not accept Saakashvili, extra pressure on the current Georgian regime and/or a bit of sabre rattling to distract Putin's critics from the current economic crisis in Russia. Mind you last year's conflict was a surprise to many so who knows what could happen this time?

Russian military transport planes land in Sukhumi, Georgia last year (from this gallery)

h/t : Information Dissemination, our coverage of last year's conflict

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