Mr Saakashvilli may also have banked on support from his closest ally, US president George W Bush, whose administration is said to have given tacit support for a Georgian assault on South Ossetia in the believe that the territory could be recaptured within 48 hours.
Obviously this is unconfirmed, but it would make a hell of a lot more sense that we did give them a go ahead or at least knew about it and didn’t say “Stop!”
And if that’s the case, this would be a massive screwup on our part.
More as it develops…
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