A SITREP: Russian troops are in control of South Ossetia, where they have bested Georgian forces. For an encore, Russian aircraft have bombed Tblisi, its airport, Gori and elsewhere in sovereign Georgia. Thousands of civilians are reported to have been killed. Latest reports state that Russian armour has broken out of South Ossetia and is advancing on Gori.
Our correspondent brings us the latest reaction from the anti-imperialist, anti-war Left: