Fighting in South Ossetia

If you haven’t been following the news very closely the past few days you’ve likely missed this:
Following Georgia’s attempt to retake the capital of breakaway territory South Ossetia. Citing the fact that many residents of South Ossetia are also Russian citizens, Russia has responded in kind with military strikes against Georgia.

I don’t have an especially good handle on the situation myself, so I’m not going to try to describe it any further.

More reading:
Reuters
BBC
Al Jazeera
CNN
Wikinews
Wikipedia summary of the conflict

(Pertaining to comments in the shoutbox: I know this isn’t a current events blog, but I feel this is important enough and has so far not been much mentioned in the mainstream media that it was appropriate.)

Edit [Isaac]: Some Russian forces have now moved beyond the disputed regions and entered central Georgia. There are also Russian troop buildups in South Ossetia and Gorgian troop buildups beyond the border.
NYTimes
The Times

26 thoughts on “Fighting in South Ossetia

  1. Anonymous

    And when things get mentioned in the mainstream media, they are automatically off limits to bloggers.P.S. Russia has moved beyond the separatist region of South Ossetia. Russia is now attacking central Georgia.

  2. Anonymous

    And when things get mentioned in the mainstream media, they are automatically off limits to bloggers.

    P.S. Russia has moved beyond the separatist region of South Ossetia. Russia is now attacking central Georgia.

  3. merodriguez

    This “has so far not been much mentioned in the mainstream media”?Do you read…a newspaper? It was on the front page of the times website within 24 hours of it occurring.

  4. merodriguez

    This “has so far not been much mentioned in the mainstream media”?

    Do you read…a newspaper? It was on the front page of the times website within 24 hours of it occurring.

  5. Anonymous

    I really don’t get the hostility of comments here. I support occasional current events posts, for perspective if nothing else. I think Al Jazeera is a quite good news source and I personally would like to see more on this story in the mainstream media. These are all rational opinions. 6:36, why are you so harsh about Sam’s view that this wasn’t picked up enough by the mainstream. You have no idea what his news habits are, so why do you assume the worst and attack him for having different opinions? I would hazard a guess that you are infering an entire set of opinions (which use the mainstream media as a scapegoat) which you feel are overstated, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong. It’s okay for people to disagree, and we shouldn’t use the anonymity of the internet to attack people when the very medium itself precludes any sort of meaningful discussion that would gives enough of an understanding of each other’s opinions to fairly criticize them. Wesleying is a great blog and I hope it can stay that way and not turn into an ideological ACB.

  6. Anonymous

    I really don’t get the hostility of comments here. I support occasional current events posts, for perspective if nothing else. I think Al Jazeera is a quite good news source and I personally would like to see more on this story in the mainstream media. These are all rational opinions. 6:36, why are you so harsh about Sam’s view that this wasn’t picked up enough by the mainstream. You have no idea what his news habits are, so why do you assume the worst and attack him for having different opinions? I would hazard a guess that you are infering an entire set of opinions (which use the mainstream media as a scapegoat) which you feel are overstated, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong. It’s okay for people to disagree, and we shouldn’t use the anonymity of the internet to attack people when the very medium itself precludes any sort of meaningful discussion that would gives enough of an understanding of each other’s opinions to fairly criticize them. Wesleying is a great blog and I hope it can stay that way and not turn into an ideological ACB.

  7. Anonymous

    Not in the mainstream media? It’s some of the BBC’s most read articles, not to mention it’s been mentioned on all of the national news broadcasts. Maybe you could stop berating mainstream media enough to actually watch or read something.

  8. Anonymous

    Not in the mainstream media? It’s some of the BBC’s most read articles, not to mention it’s been mentioned on all of the national news broadcasts. Maybe you could stop berating mainstream media enough to actually watch or read something.

  9. Anonymous

    since when did al jazeera become a reliable source for newshow bout putting fox news up there too,you know, to give a more balanced perspective

  10. Anonymous

    since when did al jazeera become a reliable source for news
    how bout putting fox news up there too,you know, to give a more balanced perspective

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