The story so far:
1 South Ossetia and Abkhazia are examples of the 100+ regions in the world where the people seek autonomy or independence from the state that they have been assigned to.
2 President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia has made an immense mistake by trying to take control of South Ossetia by force. It is alleged that his troops killed civilians.
2 Russian President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev has driven President Saakashvili out of South Ossetia, and may have plans concerning his future as President of Georgia.
3 Although he was democratically elected, President Saakashvili is such an idiot that regime change might not seem such a bad idea (though that depends on who replaces him)
4 President George W.Bush is offering humanitarian aid in the shape of military aircraft. Great.
to be continued...