But if here was a Greogian, he may say : "Our army were trying to reunite our country by force." Because at the time that the conflicts begins, Russia has not recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent country. So legally speaking, at that time, they're Greogian territory....... Greogian army were taking action at their home.
But if Taiwan is Chinese territory (and I am not saying whether it is or it isn't) then would you start an effort to retake Taiwan by shelling its capital city?
The Reality is that Stalin made South Ossetia and Abkhazia part of Georgia because his parents came from south ossetia and georgia.
In other words it was a dictator that decided rather than the people in the actual regions, so no, I don't consider those regions to be part of Georgia and neither it seems do they.
Another term for white person is Caucasian, so as a white man do I have the right to go to the Caucasus and demand a piece of land?
Russian peacekeepers were in South Ossetia and Abkhazia on a UN mission to keep the peace and they were attacked without warning by Georgian forces.
Russia had rather more right to intervene than the west in Kosovo.
It is glossed over a lot but it was Russias recognition and opening trade ties with South Ossetia and Abkhazia that created the conflict because before that response that was triggered by Kosovos declaration of independence both regions were totally dependent on Georgia so Georgia had some control. After Russia opened its borders both regions could become completely autonomous and that is why Georgia attacked without warning during the opening ceremony of the olympics... a traditional period of peace where many wars stop with truces.
I think that's the reason why China hesitate to blame Greogian and recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Because at this issue, China's position is very similar to Greogia. If one day China deceide to attack Taiwan,we hope we may argue that we're taking millitary action at our own territory...
There are many regions in the world that want autonomy or even independence... places like the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Kurdistan, places in France etc etc.
Of course you have to ask yourself why two regions that are close together... one called North Ossetia and one called South Ossetia should not simply join and become one region called Ossetia. Both South Ossetia and Abkhazia have already said they don't want to be part of Georgia... Georgia just needs to man up and accept that.