Georgia & South Ossetia

I pity the Georgians but not surprised that Russia is going after Tbilisi. Hasn't everyone forgotten it was the Georgian President who attacked South Ossetia first? The West would have done the same if in Russian shoes.

I reckon Putin would now recognise independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, just as the West had recognised Kosovo. Many of us in Asia, who have sympathies for neither Russia nor the West, now see Western complaints as plain Western double standards and hypocrisy.