I thought we were supposed to be celebrating global goodwill today with the start of the Olympics? Apparently Eastern Europe didn't get the memo. [m
August 8, 2008

I thought we were supposed to be celebrating global goodwill today with the start of the Olympics? Apparently Eastern Europe didn't get the memo.

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AP (via HuffPo):

Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.

Hundreds of civilians were reported dead in the worst outbreak of hostilities since the province won defacto independence in a war against Georgia that ended in 1992. Witnesses said the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali was devastated.

According to Putin, "war has started."

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