In this debate there are very complex arguments and maybe the most complex of all arguments, Whom is Right and who is Wrong...
I think the spectator has to look at what they believe in.
OK Democracy, This means people power (demos cratis) the people of south ofsetia want a republic and had a (sorta democratic vote) they should not have to be Georgian any more. Long ago the Georgia should have devolved some power to eases tensions. (i do not believe that € of the population just randomly found passports in there pockets...)
Sovereignty Human rights and War laws. - Russia fails for all the reasons you already know. And more on human rights because of the huge abuse in Russia (Go Amnesty)
Russian in the wrong all together though, invading = BAD
interesting the Russian Claims about genocide however I do not believe the Russian propaganda machine.
(sorry if I miss spelled anything or if the gamer is awful, but really I do not care I type how I talk.)