Video: Pro-Russian forces fire on Turkish journalists?

Another day, another reporter targeted in Georgia. In case you think the fire was just to scare them away, watch the bullet holes appear in the windshield; one crew member was hit in the eye but survived. The question mark’s in the title only because some papers are agnostic on which side was responsible. NTV, a Turkish network, says it can’t tell and the BBC offers nothing beyond the fact that they were in an area of South Ossetia where fighting was occurring. The translation of the narration in the clip blames pro-Russian Ossetian militiamen, though, as do the Daily Mail and the Times of London. Any reason to think Georgians might have done this? Just one — the fact that irregular units without uniforms were fighting on the Russian side, a fact doubtless known to Georgian forces. There have been various incidents in Iraq of U.S. troops firing on vehicles driven by civilians who wouldn’t stop at checkpoints because they can’t tell the enemy from innocents and had to err on the side of caution. Maybe that’s what this is, although it’s probably just Putin’s allies doing him proud.