The usual suspects who control the media and politics of the United States are once more lying to the American people and to the world. Here are the facts that can be easily verified within the mainstream media, but are buried beneath the rhetoric of anti-Russianism.
Remember that what started this conflict was that a still-unidentified artillery unit shelled a Russian camp killing ten men and wounding thirty more.
Such an act is a provocation that was guaranteed to produce a reaction from Russia.
Now, ask yourself why Georgia would do something that stupid.
Then ask yourself who else in the area had artillery.