Stuff's been blowing up and the US isn't (directly) involved. Here's some interesting reading on the war:
Secretary Rice now admits Georgia attacked first.
Gary Brecher recaps the war.
...and possible future Neo-con plans for the country. Suggestion: don't book any vacations there anytime soon.
What if a major news network conducted an extensive, exclusive interview with a major head of state and hardly aired a minute of it? Well, that network would probably face retaliation from that country... CNN is already none too popular in China and now they're pissing on Russia. Nice move. Here's the interview. Putin, on the whole, sounds quite reasonable. Especially for a pedophile.