Of course, both sides accuse each other of ethnic cleansing and other war crimes. Who would you believe? Wouldn’t there have been quieter, more effective ways for Georgia to “cleanse” Ossetians within the country’s borders then a loud, messy armed conflict? Maybe not. The fog of war is, obviously, best for obscuring your true, evil intentions. Russia espionage may have destabilized the region forcing Saakashvili to take drastic action against Separatist violence. This creates the perfect excuse for Russian troops to move in to defend its passport carrying peoples. Ultimately, you can’t trust either sides’ propaganda.