Russian forces have invaded georgia, not the US state but the Eastern european country. you'll know them from the last Euro cup.
Apparently when georgia won it's independence from the soviet union, and following a vote last year in their "orange revolution" to elect a pro-western government seeking membership fo the EU and NATO.
The small area of georgia has many russian sympathisers and although ethnically they are georgian when the russian government offered them all free russian passports several years ago most accepted, hence russia is claiming they are russian citizens even though they are ethnically georgian and born in georgia.
Add to all that the following factors and this is quite a storm.
1) georgia is the 3rd largest contributor to bush's coallition in iraq after the US and UK. 2000 georgian troops in iraq.
2) russians invaded the same day as the olympics started. the georgian president said "Most decision makers have gone for the holidays," he said. "Brilliant moment to attack a small country."
3) Russia is obviously flexing its military muscles against Europe and NATO, intending to steal part of european territory. but we're quite indebt to them for gas and oil.
what do you lot think?