I'm not even going to argue the fact that the US media sux ass but there is a lot of people who felt this was done in a timely fasion with the Oylimpics. I mean trhe media would be to busy covering the Oylmpics than to discuss the conflict in Georgia.
1. Russia has wanted Georgia back since the fall of USSR 2. Russia has never given a second thought to any sort of "civilian casualties, any one who saw anything about Chechnya knows that. So the protecting civilians is a load of crap. they gave citizenship to the separatist specifically so they could say "we are protecting Russian citizens" 3 The US is currently over extended in Iraq and Afghanistan so we cant come to Georgia’s aid ATM 4 Georgia was to join NATO soon so it was now or never. 5 Olympics were starting which means the worlds press isn’t paying as much attention (not to mention Putin ows Edwards a BJ at this point) 6 The Russians "just happened" to have a freaking armored division on the border doing exercises?????? Please, if anything GRU, Spetznas within the separatist groups broke the cease fire knowing Georgia would respond and that conveniently placed division could just come rolling in.
Anyhow, this is a huge mess. It seems Georia is an ally and has some 2000 trops in Iraq making it the third largest supporter in our current war. We also sent over some 1600 US troops to help train troops in Georgia Tuesday...just days before this conflict? This reminds me of all the 9/11 conspiracy theories.