10 August 2008
Abkhazia opens second front: America will not intervene
We reported yesterday that the government of Abkhazia, the other breakaway Georgian province, was planning to join the conflict. Well, they have done rather more than that and have now opened a second front against the Georgian aggressors. Abkhazia's aim is to drive the Georgians out of the Kodori gorge, which is the only bit of Abkhazi soil that they still control.
Meanwhile the Georgians have started evacuating the city of Gori for fear that it will soon fall to the Russians. Early reports indicate that the bulk of the Russian army is still consolidating its hold over South Ossetia, but those same reports suggest that Russian special forces are now operating on the outskirts of Gori.
Meanwhile the Americans have made it plain that they don't intend to lift a finger to help their erstwhile Georgian ally. "We need Russia's co-operation over Iran and derailing that over a localised conflict in Georgia makes no sense. We just have to hope that diplomacy prevails," said one senior American figure to the Daily Telegraph.
Warmongers who today woke up to the crisis that this blog has been following since it started, and who have pleaded for an American attack, are cordially invited to fucking swivel on that information.