There were unconfirmed reports that Georgian forces had shot down two Russian planes and that its aircraft had bombed a convoy of Russian tanks that was moving into the area.
If this is the case, what does this say of the Russian airforce?
Richard Fernandez points out that
The Georgians have contributed troops to the US campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Georgian military has been rebuilt by US military trainers.
Presently, Hugo Chavez is purchasing Russian fighter jets, claiming that 24 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets have been delivered to Venezuela.
Russian Planes Can Sink ‘Gringo Ships’, said Hugo, fresh from his Moscow trip.
If the Georgians have actually shot down two, maybe Hugo should be asking for a refund.