Map showing the situation in Georgia on the Morning of August 12th

Map showing the situation in Georgia on the Morning of August 12th
Source: Information Dissemination, cc license

Russian troops seem to close in on the Georgian capital of Tiblisi. Moscow denies such a move. But they also deny conquering Gori because their troops do not enter the city. So may be they learned a lesson or two from the Chechen War. But there are rumours that the Russian toll is quite high and that Georgia is using a fancy new Israeli anti-tank weapon with great success. But of course unless this weapon has a kill ratio of 100 tanks/hour it can’t really stop the Russian invasion.

The separatists in Abkhazia are attacking Georgian forces in the Kodori Gorge. The Kodori Gorge is the last territory held by Georgia after the war with Abkhazia in the early 1990s.


I already linked to it yesterday as a source. But here is the Google Blogspot Blog of the Georgian Newsagency Civil.ge. They were so heavily attacked by Russian crackers that they are using Blogspot. But Danger Room has a good write up on the "cyber-war".