Tbilisi admits misjudging Russia, Financial Times 21 aug 2008
Georgia did not believe Russia would respond to its offensive in South Ossetia and was completely unprepared for the counter-attack, the deputy defence minister has admitted...This may also be a clue to why the "power-elite" are created this conflict, distract the Western ppl away from the "stabilization of China" (read: do away with opposition of the current regime)
“I didn’t think it likely that a member of the UN Security Council and the OSCE would react like this,” Mr Kutelia said.
In the US, leading neo-conservative thinkers see China as their primary contradiction. Yet they also support Israel with a passion, without realising this stance is a geopolitical gift to China. It guarantees the US faces a hostile Islamic universe, distracting it from focusing on China. There is no doubt China was the bigger winner of 9/11. It has stabilised its neighbourhood, while the US has been distracted. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c65798bc-6ec6-11dd-a80a-0000779fd18c.html?nclick_check=1