It's would be funny if you had your facts straight, Russia was blamed for that, actually the Georgia affair was just America in Russia, in Russian Uniforms pinning their actions on Russia. Russia actually was trying to help Georgia.
So long as it is at least vaguely competent, it is in an organized, technologically-developed state's interest to exert its military force.
What, do you think those thousands of tanks are just sitting in armories to be used twice a year in parades? Of course not. And claims to self-defense tend to be bunk most of the time....sure, 27 million Russian and Soviet-nationals died, but even that can't be used to justify everything.
Military forces exist to be used--an tragedy, quite naturally, but one to be expected. At least in the case of Georgia, it ended quickly, with less victims than could be feared (at least I feared). I think it was a long time coming (the Georgians were pushing their luck against the Ossetians, and Russia's posturing wasn't helping either).
And so, life goes on. As the saying goes, "We must end war, or war will end us."
Personally, I don't like this kind of 'slogan shouting', such as the whole Gaza story, but this one's touching.
Another thing, looking for the other side of te barricade - whenever an enslaved country blows supply lines, or some officers bureau, it's called 'great act of patriotism!'. For example, a very respected Polish leader from between WW1 and WW2, Josef Pilsudski, used to blow up German and/or Russian trains. He is being called a nationa hero and statues of him are growing up like trees after a rain since WW2. He is a symbol of 'fighting-for-freedom'. Wenever an islamist blows anything up, or even fires a bullet, it's called terrorism. Dammit. That's hipocrysy. OR kill equally, OR condemn equally. OR, in any other case, remain silent.