bottom line
Georgia is a key part of the so-called "southern energy corridor" backed by the United States which has been seeking to connect the oil-rich Caspian Sea region with world markets.
A key oil pipeline to Turkey runs about 100 km south of Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia.
remember this when everyone starts to talk about terrorism, freedom, and democraticy.
none of which have anything thing to do with whats going on.

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