Russia and Georgia edged towards war today after Vladimir Putin threatened retaliation for the killing of its peacekeepers and civilians during a Georgian military assault to regain control of rebel South Ossetia.

The Russian prime minister vowed to protect his citizens after Georgia launched an all-out bombardment of separatists in the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali... [more at Guardian.co.uk ]
It's all over the news on the Russian channels.

Since political discussion is prohibited at ABW, I will not comment on this any further, and will close this thread. But it seems that the war is on.

Geno