Do see my posting on 3rd June, '08....and some others roundabout that time, I guess.
Russian forces have crossed into Georgia, Southern Ossetia. IMHO, Russians are the masters of the game when it comes to Ground Offensive combo of Tanks + Armored Vehicles + Infantry + Artillery ....and more.
The capital of Southern Ossetia has fallen. Casualties 1500...officially.
What is it for ? Oil, natural resources...one may never know. But as a layman, one can only guess.
Who's next ? Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia. I don't think Ukraine, because it's quite formidable.
But this is SCARY....the Masters of Retreat and Attack, of Strategy & Tactics ...have applied their Logistics with respect to Ground Frontal Offensive and gobbled up a part of Georgia !