Since there’s so little else going on elsewhere in the world:
Russia sent troops and dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles into the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia today, vowing to protect its citizens in a move described by Tbilisi’s pro-Western government as an act of war. A South Ossetian rebel minister said that more than 1,000 people had been killed in overnight shelling of the city of Tskhinvali, the separatist capital which Georgia claimed today to have captured.
Looks like the Russian reboot process may be coming to an end. I know there were some Soviet defectors who claimed that the end of the Soviet Union was little more than a KGB-run operation to shuffle things around and free itself from the shackles of Communist ideology while convincing the West that the totalitarian beast was dead.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense, given the declining demographics, but perhaps Putin and company have a plan to address that too. You know what I’m thinking: clone army!