I am sure, most of the people don’t even know what the conflicts in South Ossetia and Abkhazia are about. Some might think Georgia is trying to conquer little peace loving nations and enslave their people. Others might think Georgia is trying to cut parts of russia off.
Let me tell you an example: Imagine that Mexican population of Arizona demanded autonomy from USA and since they are significant part of the local population, they got it. Then after some time their population increased. English language was rarely heard. Everyone spoke Spanish. Older generation of Mexicans were getting along with the locals, but the new generation separated themselves and were kind of aggressive against locals (meaning the initial American population). There were occasional clashes between Mexican and American youth. And then, all of a sudden they declared that Arizona was always part of Mexico, USA invaded it, and they want to break away from the invaders and rejoin the mother land, Mexico. Mexico sent troops to support Mexicans living in Arizona.
I know, this would never happen, but that’s almost what is happening in Abkhazia and so called South Osetia. They both are parts of Georgia from the ancient times. South Osetia is actually Samachablo, ancient Georgian region. There were no or little Ossetians living in Samachablo in the beginning of 20th century. Then after annexation of Georgia by russia ossetians poured in from North Osetia, that is part of russian federation, gradually becoming majority. That prompted Soviet Georgia to declare Samachablo, the historical part of Georgia, South Ossetian Autonomous District (not a republic).
Same thing with Abkhazia. Historical Abkhazians were Georgian tribe, like Mengrelians, Svans, Lazs, Kakhs etc. Those that live in Abkhazia now, and call them Abkhazians are actually Caucasian nomadic tribe that during last several centuries settled in Abkhazia and again, became majority. Actually they also became Georgians, but in 1990′s there were a couple of retards that decided that Abkhazia was their historical land and Georgia occupied it. They also decided that it should be liberated from Georgian tyranny and joined to loving and caring russia.
Now, unlike South Ossetia, that has no significant strategic or territorial interest to russia, Abkhazia is HUGE for russia: It is conveniently located on one of the best shores of The Black Sea; There is a steep increase in sea depth near the shore, that will allow perfect military marine base creation; Plus there was a secret military facility in Abkhazian town Eshera in the Soviet era, that could cause earthquakes in any given point of the USSR (at least, may be even world). I bet the facility is still functioning and russians would hate to hand it over to Georgia.
What’s the bottom line? Right! russia sucks! russians, get the fudge outta Georgia, live Georgia alone, you rottin’ stinkin’ farty ghost of a superpower with prehistoric ambitions of world domination! It’s 21st century! Get a life!
Once again, to make myself clear: russia sux!