Ossetia has left Georgia for good. Deal with it.
I don't particularly care if South Ossetia leaves Georgia or not.
I'm just pointing out that its departure is not due to an actual grassroots independence movement, but to Russian military occupation.
Let's not kid ourselves.
The two million ethnic Albanian Kosovars wanted to leave Serbia and were energized to do so by the departure of Slovenia and Croatia and Macedonia and Bosnia and Montenegro - and figured that if Montenegro, which is basically ethnically Serb and one-third their population, could leave Serbia they certainly could. After all, Albanians were close to 20% of Serbia's population before Kosovo left.
Anyone who thinks that 65,000 South Ossetians - maybe 1.25% of Georgia's population - realistically wanted to make a go of it as a separate nation is smoking crack.