Friday, August 08, 2008

South Ossetia details

1,500 square miles... population 70,000... broke away from Georgia in 2004... lots of grapes... they make some Vodka with it... Timezone +8 hours for Georgia, +7 for South Ossetia (from New York)...

What I wouldn't give for even out of date satellite photographs which show who moved what military forces first.

Wikipedia has a very up-to-date version of the last _week's_ events, although major violence only started in the last ?24?48? hours.

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