Unless you have been living under a rock, everybody knows all about the very big deal being made out of this very big European Union report headed up by Swiss diplomat Heidi Taglivini (she must have drawn a very short straw for this job) looking into the cause of Russia’s invasion of Georgia in August of 2008.
As many of us expected, the report is all things to all people. Russia wanted to make sure that the report put the blame on the Georgians for firing the first shot? Sure, we can do that for you. Georgia wanted the report to cite the pre-war planning, the ethnic cleansing and war crimes, and the illegality of annexation of the territories? Sure, here you go.
Read the full text of the report for yourselves right here.