Russian officials believe that it was the USA that orchestrated the current conflict. The chairman of the State Duma Committee for Security, Vladimir Vasilyev, believes that the current conflict is South Ossetia is very reminiscent to the wars in Iraq and Kosovo.
In the meantime, it became known that the Georgian troops conducted volley-fire cleansings of several South Ossetian settlements, where people’s houses were simply leveled.
“The number of victims with women, children and elderly people among them, can be counted in hundreds and even thousands,” a source from South Ossetian government in the capital of Tskhinvali said.
The agenda here on the part of the US appears to be to get Russia mired in a military confrontation with Georgia.
This would critically impact Russia's ability to come to Iran's aid, should the US and/or Israel be planning some kind of an attack.
We now have two carrier groups, headed to the Gulf.
Coincidence?!? Probably not.