Russia is not playing nice. Currently it is bitch-slapping Georgia and flipping the rest of the world the bird. You see, Georgia allowed the big western firms to build the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline that bypassed Russia to allow delivery to Europe. This construction was started when Russia was in the middle of getting drunk with good old Boris. Oil started flowing in 2005, but Putin and his boys have never liked the idea. The Kurds in Turkey (???Yeah, I know, maybe it wasn't them) blew a hole in it last week.
Well, this should prove intriguing. You can't seem to get too much of an answer when you look through the MSM, they are more interested in the Olympics. Georgie and Dickie are making noises, but I don't see that our dog is ready for this fight. Israel apparently is sending some advisors, but at the end of the day, Russia is LOTS more powerful than sad little Georgia.
And you have to admit, Georgia was stupid. Every hillbilly knows that you don't poke a bear with a stick. Russia was "protecting" South Ossetia. Now, where I come from, even in an elementary school playground, you don't go and punch a kid when his big brother is watching him.