10 August 2008
Georgian army wrecked as Russia continues her advance
Georgia is now desperately trying to extricate itself from the war that she began on Friday by claiming to have withdrawn her forces from South Ossetia and ordering a unilateral ceasefire, but Russia is continuing to pound Georgian positions with artillery and air strikes. The latest Georgian city to receive a visit from Moscow's airforce is the capital, Tblisi, which was bombed today. In the city of Gori, Georgian troops are dumping their uniforms and are wearing civilian clothes, a sign that they anticipate a Russian ground attack and plan to vanish into the civilian population when that happens.
Russia is now claiming that Georgia has lost the right to rule South Ossetia, a claim that the Russian army looks set to enforce. Furthermore, a large part of the Georgian army's eqipment is now derelict and abandoned on the South Ossetia roads as the Russian army drives forward to complete the liberation of the province.
This has been a weekend that supporters of Georgia and globalised capitalism will remember in their nightmares for decades to come.