Russians, rebels looting Georgian towns
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
I guess it comes to no surprise as the victors start diviing up the spoils of war, as battles end and consumerism without the benefit of payment to locals begins. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=10120385-e38d-43bb-a2e1-7da252097fb2 Russians, rebels looting Georgian towns Ceasefire threatened as convoy advances on capital Adam Plowright and Marco Longari, AFP Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
GORI, Georgia - Separatist fighters and Russian troops looted and set homes ablaze in Georgian territory on Wednesday amid fears over a fragile ceasefire that ended five days of bitter conflict.
Despite a French-brokered truce agreed on Tuesday by the leaders of the two countries, Russia faced mounting criticism in the West.
Russian armoured vehicles patrolled the flashpoint town of Gori and about 60 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles were seen on the road from Gori to the Georgian capital, 75 kilometers away.