Georgia is located in Eurasia, in what some call the "Eurasian Balkans", and possesses important oil pipelines.
For months previous to the start of hostilities in the Georgia-Russian war, American trainers have been getting the Georgians ready for war.
As revealed in a July article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: "A large contingent of Georgia Army National Guard soldiers flew to the Republic of Georgia on Sunday for joint military exercises at a time when tension is brewing in the region".
And you won't hear it on the tv news, but Georgia started the war.
It is clear that the U.S. has been behind Georgia's military adventures.
It may have even been the US that shelled the Russian barracks, setting off the confrontation.