Analysing Ossetia

Sean’s Russia blog offers a very interesting analysis of the western media’s interpretation of the situation in South Ossetia and Georgia,

Every small Russian action is instantly viewed as part of a larger design. The latest evidence that sparked fears of an assault on Tbilisi? A Russian convoy that was heading toward the Georgian capital but then turned off the road back to South Ossetia. link

Sean also goes on to discuss the alarming situation of journalists trying to report from the region,

Russian media reports that two Russian journalists, Vyacheslav Kochetkov, a photographer for Ekspert and Igor Naidenov, a correspondent for Russian Reporter, have disappeared in Georgia.  Aleksandr Kots, a special correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda was wounded, as was Zadok Yehezkeli, an Israeli reporter for Yedioth Ahronot. He sustained serious injuries after being hit in the shoulder by a bullet.  Two Turkish reporters were wounded after being attacked by Russian and Ossetian troops.  Two Czech reporters had their car and equipment stolen by Ossetian soldiers. And what of the Ossetian and Georgian journalists? link

Worth reading the comments too.