Search This Blog

Friday, August 15

Georgia: Pass the Popcorn

I suppose it all depends on how you define "fighting."

US denies troops fighting in Georgia
THE US denied a Russian suggestion today that US military trainers were linked to a Georgian attack on South Ossetia and that some of them may have been killed.

"Everyone is accounted for and safe," said Pentagon spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Hibner. "There are no reports of an American troop being killed."

Earlier today in Brussels, Russia's NATO Ambassador hinted at US military backing for Georgia's sudden military incursion into the breakaway region of South Ossetia last week.

"At least 127 American military instructors were in Georgia at the beginning of the conflict. There were joint training sessions that happened right before the start of the conflict," Dmitry Rogozin said.

He indicated that some soldiers killed in the fighting could prove to be American, speaking of "dark-skinned Georgians" found dead. (see also this story)

"If we need to do DNA tests, we will do it," he said.

Lt-Col Hibner said the estimated 130 US military and civilian trainers in Georgia at the outbreak of hostilities were there to train Georgian troops for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

"They were specifically to train them for a coming Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment," she said.

Fewer than 95 US military personnel remained in Georgia today after 35 civilian contractors left the country over the weekend, Pentagon officials said.

Russia responded to the Georgian incursion into South Ossetia by launching punishing land and air attacks against Georgian forces and infrastructure. The Russian attacks drew strong condemnation from the United States and its European allies.

see also McCain's Top Foreign Policy Advisor Got Money From Georgia
Media war against Russia
An American Soldier/Citizen Captured In South Ossetia?
He wasn't 'fighting' supposedly but was in charge of handling ordinances- making bombs, placing them and setting them off.

UPDATE: This story by paul craig roberts gives an account of what's going on in Georgia. "President Bush, Will You Please Shut Up?"

h/t farang


Fieldengineer said...

cisco ise helps safeguard your business. It lets you control access throughout your network, see the user and device details, and stop/contain any threats.

lucifer1413 said... IP address is widely used as the address pointing to the network router for Internet Access that you have at home. It is one of a few most commonly used IP addresses that router makers assign to a router, 192.168.l.l is the most usual one though or are also among the well known ones. These are also called and defined as host addresses.
What configuration is available at

The is actually a website which is set up by HP technicians to help people set up their HP Printer by downloading the printer drivers and other software through this website. On this website you can find directions on how you can connect your HP Printer wirelessly, with help of USB cable and even things like how one can install a cartridge in the printer.

kasturbian said...


Tamio enmu said...

Popular casinos add to our website isc888 สมัครสมาชิก charts because it's easy to play, no need to press deposit before playing, just enter the menu and you will find a table to choose from up to 12 rooms. Baccarat, Baccarat and Jack Jack in the system of Vivo page, very stable, many customers will like it.

lucifer1413 said...

Nice post! You are sharing amazing information through your blog. I am a big fan of your excellent writing skills. And for more information and technical Support services about

Cox login
Xfinity Login

mikeroads said...

Thanks for sharing the valuable information and i am glad to discover this page i really liked each part and also bookmarked you for new information on your site.

mikeroads said...

Thanks for sharing the valuable information and i am glad to discover this page i really liked each part and also bookmarked you for new information on your site.

Priyankajain said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mike Smith gs said...

Hi! this is nice article you shared with great information. Thanks for giving such a wonderful informative information. I hope you will publish again such type of post. Also, please check out about:
PayPal Login
PayPal Login
PayPal Login
cox login
xfinity email login
cash app login
canon drivers download
canon drivers download