The Australian & Sorcha Faal / What Does It Mean.com – 2008-08-13 01:11:45
US Denies Role in Fighting
WASHINGTON (August 13, 2008) — 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.
“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.
Russian Troops Report US And Israeli Soldiers Killed In Georgian War
Sorcha Faal / What Does It Mean.com
(August 12, 2008) — We have received our first report from Sister Nikolaevna who had traveled from Moscow to Vladikavkaz to assist in the aiding of the refuge children that have been pouring into Russia from South Ossetia after the brutal Georgian destruction of their homeland, and which details that “many” foreign fighters have been killed after Russian Military units began their liberation of both South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
According to staff officers accompanying Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn returning from the battlefront, at least 7 foreign fighters identified as American and Israel soldiers have been found among the rubble of the now freed, but destroyed, capital city of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali.
The 3 dead American soldiers, these reports state, were identified by their uniform patches as belonging to the United States 173 Airborne Brigade assigned to the US’ Southern European Command, and who just a few weeks ago were airlifted to Georgia for what was described as a “war game” exercise with Georgian Military Forces preparing for their unprovoked attack upon the Russian peoples of South Ossetia.
The 4 dead Israeli soldiers, these reports continue, are believed to part of the Israeli governments sponsored mercenary forces who have previously wreaked havoc in the US protected South American puppet state of Colombia, and to which Israel is now its largest weapons supplier.
Israel has, likewise, become the United States choice for funneling weapons to Georgian Military Forces, but are attempting to quickly back away from their part in this most unnecessary war, and as we can read as reported by the Haaretz News ServicePosted in accordance with Title 17, US Code, for noncommercial, educational purposes.