Anger smoulders in rebel city rubble
The Georgian forces attack that initiated Russia to attack Georgia, the hatred for Georgian Russians is very deep. Georgia's forces where trained by the US, for what purposes one can only guess. US and Russian relationships are at there very lowest. Americans that wonder why other nations citizens hate america this is one of the reasons.
Putin is trying to make Russia strong again and America truthly do not like the fact, thus the chess games going on in all the ex-communist block countries. What happens the innocent suffer.
Barely a building in the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali escaped unscathed from the fighting that began last week, the BBC's Sarah Rainsford discovers.
Some, like the offices of the local administration, are smoke-blackened shells; in one residential area, a whole street has been reduced to rubble.
We were bombed for three days and nights. If Russia had not helped, we would have disappeared
Everywhere, there are mountains of shattered glass. Those who didn't flee South Ossetia as refugees are now emerging from their basements to begin the clean-up.
There is no running water here now and no electricity.
One woman, Lusya, took me down into the basement of her apartment block to show me where she had hidden from the worst of the fighting. A small oil lamp threw the only light onto the dank, cramped cellar.
"We were here four days and nights. We couldn't sleep. Our whole building shook with the bombing," Lusya said. "I just sat here, with my 16-year-old son."
As soon as the fighting calmed down, Lusya sent her son across the border into Russia for safety.
She and her neighbours - and many Ossetians I met both in Tskhinvali and in the main refugee camp in Russia - are furious about what has happened to their city.