I think this video of a 12 year old girl and her aunt that were caught in Tskhinvali says it all. Apparently there are “grey areas in war” when your subjects to don’t play their perscribed roles.
The Ossetians are slowly creeping into view, though the articles highlighting their history, plight, and desire for self-determination are still relegated to the journalistic periphery. One article to recenter the Ossetian (and also Abkhaz) problem is Donald Rayfield’s “The Georgia-Russia conflict: lost territory, found nation” on OpenDemocracy.net. Rayfield opens with a point that I made […]