This little adventure on the part of the Georgian government has held my attention for the last couple of day (well that and the Olympics). I keep thinking that some information will come out that makes Georgia's action make any sort of sense.
From what I can piece together; Over the last few weeks the cross border fire between the South Ossetia rebels and the Georgian military has been (per media reports) rather heavy. As a result the Georgian government made the decision to send forces into an area that, in addition to rebel forces, also had Russian 'peacekeeping forces' on duty.
In effect Georgia decided to attack Russia.
The foolishness of this boggles the mind.
Georgia, Russia, Stupidity