What is it that is going on in Georgia along the coast of the Black Sea? I'm certainly no expert. It would seem that two semi-autonomous regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazan, would like to be more autonomous. This desire leads them to be played as pawns in a larger political game between Russia and Georgia. It isn't the first time. What will happen to these fine people? The lives of pawns are cheap. Many of them will die. There were never many of these proud, tribal people. When this episode is over there will be fewer, they will be no freer than they were before and probably less.
It's nice to think that everybody gets a break sometime but it's just not true. These people are screwed. They have been for thousands of years. They will be until the last one of them is dead, scapegoated in the wars of other, larger powers.