I totally agree with you in that Georgia is in for the ###### whoopin of a life time and that they thought the US would back them up...........not gonna happen.
While the US has huge interests in keeping the pipeline running ( poti oil terminal got flattend by Russia in the first hours
they are not nearly as big an interest as keeping russia onside with the many political movements they are making.
The border will not be closed, there are soooo many Armenians just on the other side of that border it just cannot be done. If Russia does declare a full war ( very possible ) then Armo's HAVE to jump in.
then the border will be open by force.
Abkhaz has been really quiet during all of this, if Rusia makes a proper move then they will also have to jump in, a three fronted war for Georgia being the result. My prediction is about 10 days before total military collapse into guerilla war. Georgia just cannot do this. Not anywhere near enough cash or hardware to pull that off.
the region is such a bloody melting pot, all it will take is for the Azeri's to throw into the mix and there is a real potential for a huge conflict involving Turkey Russia the states and many more.
i guess we wait and see over the next few weeks.