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Young Rebel Chronicles Weekend of Death and Destruction in Georgia

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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A FIGHT IN AUGUST Searching for remains in Georgia (Photo: Getty Images) So, how was your weekend? If you didn't personally witness a horrifying massacre of men, women, and children while your city of residence was laid to waste around you, it probably wasn't quite as bad as this guy's. The young resident of South Ossetia, the rebel province in the Republic of Georgia that has become a flashpoint for war with Russia, started a Web diary just in time to chronicle the utter devastation of his city of Tsinkvali at the hands of Georgian forces. Posts about his not-so-wonderful weekend follow, thanks to a translation blog kept by an American student who recently completed studies in Georgia. The possibility that the war journal that is propagandized to make U.S.-trained Georgian forces look like barbaric monsters can't be totally ruled out, but even if so, it remains a useful tool for those searching for reasons to be thankful about being in a cubicle on a Monday morning:

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