Monday, August 11, 2008

Hey. This Reminds Me Of Something.

Russia on Monday was pushing thousands of soldiers with dozens of tanks and multiple rocket launchers towards Georgia's rebel region of South Ossetia, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. Russia's military is giving priority to Uragan (Hurricane) multiple rocket launchers on the serpentine mountain roads near Buron, just north of the Russian border with South Ossetia, the Reuters reporter said. Dozens of mostly T-72 battle tanks are sliding towards the border with some older T-62 tanks.

A sufficiently correct line is here. Some context for the latest eruption of Russian imperialism may be found in a report I filed for the Ottawa Citizen from the Republic of Buryatia, here. And here's a wee film clip taken by yours truly, while suffering a hangover in Khabarovsk, a while back:


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