If you're reading this blog, you are surely already aware that Russia invaded Georgia Friday morning. This situation is extremely tragic for a country like Georgia that is desperately trying to democratize and modernize and a warning for anyone who dares contradict Russian power in its backyard. Russia is still desperate to assert itself in regional politics, and they seem to prefer their classic methods, namely coercion, deception, and violence. The NY Times has posted a couple of photo albums that include pictures from the conflict. They can be found here:
Assorted Pics, including Ossetia conflict, Afghanistan, Uighur protester
And in case you were wondering, the conflict has escalated to the point where the Russians have begun bombing the beautiful city of Tbilisi.
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