Israel backs Georgia in Caspian Oil Pipeline Battle with Russia

Aug 9, 2008 (DEBKAfile) — Georgian tanks and infantry, aided by Israeli military advisers, captured the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, early Friday, Aug. 8, bringing the Georgian-Russian conflict over the province to a military climax. Full Report

Boy, Russia won’t take kindly to Israeli interference. Could this be part of the ‘hook in the jaw’ that draws Gog in a southerly direction? — PID