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MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax-AVN) – Twenty people driving around in American Hummer vehicles near Poti have been detained and eight of them have been released, Russian General Staff Deputy Head Anatoly Nogovitsyn has said.

“We have checked these 20 and released eight of them. The 12 remaining persons are being checked further,” Nogovitsyn said at a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Russian side has a special interest in this incident, he said. “It is not accidental, as we can see that the Pentagon is worried about its Hummer’s,” the general said.

“We have discovered a lot of interesting things stuffed into these vehicles. And we continue working in this direction,” he said.
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The U.S. hands over military secrets to Moscow

Russia’s military is surprised by the Georgian army’s negligence

Nikolay Barsegov, — 21.08.2008
An elite group of Georgian special forces drove into the “Russian-occupied” Poti on 5 U.S. military Hummers this week. The vehicles were carrying explosives, firearms and top-secret satellite technology — the pride of NATO generals.

The Russian military learned the special forces were approaching the city long before their arrival. Their movement was detected by satellite and reports had been received from local Georgians angered by Saakashvili’s recent military actions.

According to Russian officials, they didn’t expect that a key unit of Georgian intelligence trained by top NATO specialists would drive directly into their hands. The Georgian officers were overtaken without causalities.

“We knew there was a lot of negligence going on in the Georgian army, but not to this degree,” one well-known, highly-positioned Russian general told me, who didn’t want to reveal he is currently stationed in Georgia.

There were also three Arabs among the 20-odd Georgians. The Russian military is interrogating the officers who say they didn’t intend to blow anything up. All the artillery in the vehicle was there by chance, they say. They forgot to unload the Hummers before departing. They had arrived together in such a large number to carefully study the situation in the port city.

The U.S. equipped the Georgian army with these Hummers.
It’s likely NATO will have to re-encode their entire military and space system after the operation, which will be costly. This will certainly give them something to think about: Are closer military relations with Georgia and Ukraine really worth the hassle?
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No wonder NATO is pissed: Russia is discovering all kinds of skeletons in the closet!

This goes along with the original Hummers and lots of American Military equipment that has been found and confiscated by Russia. The USA and NATO is very, very, very involved in the Georgia attack on South Ossetia……..

My Grandma always said: “Those who whine the loudest are hiding something!”

Kyle & Svet

comments always welcome.

Hello,

Want to see a deliberate alteration of the truth? According to CNN: Russia failed again and that is what everyone from America to BBC (Europe) readers are reading right now. Take a read and see what you think….


Russia fails to win support of Asian alliance!

(CNN) Russia’s hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia were dealt a blow Thursday, when an Asian security alliance denounced the use of force and called for respect for every country’s territorial integrity, according to reports.

The joint declaration from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO, left Russia further isolated as pressure mounts over its actions in Georgia.

“The presidents reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of respect for historic and cultural traditions of every country and efforts aimed at preserving the unity of a state and its territorial integrity,” the declaration said, The Associated Press reported.

“Placing the emphasis exclusively on the use of force has no prospects and hinders a comprehensive settlement of local conflicts,” AP reported the nations, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as saying.

China, Central Asian states back Russian role in Georgia conflict!

DUSHANBE, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – China and the other members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) voiced their support on Thursday for Russia’s actions in Georgia and South Ossetia following the recent conflict.

However, the Asian countries stopped short of backing Russia’s move to recognize the independence of the breakaway province, along with Georgia’s other rebel region, Abkhazia.

“The leaders of the SCO member states welcome the signing in Moscow of the six principles for regulating the South Ossetia conflict, and support Russia’s active role in assisting peace and cooperation in this region,” a joint declaration adopted at the SCO summit in Tajikistan said.

The security bloc, is seen as a counterweight to NATO’s influence in Eurasia, comprises China, Russia, and four Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Now from the SCO information itself:

The six leaders called for peaceful dialog to resolve ongoing tensions.

“The SCO member states are deeply concerned over tensions around the South Ossetian issue, and call on all sides concerned to peacefully resolve existing problems through dialog,” the declaration said.

“The leaders of the SCO member states welcome the signing in Moscow of the six principles for regulating the South Ossetia conflict, and support Russia’s active role in assisting peace and cooperation in this region, But placing the emphasis exclusively on the use of force has no prospects and hinders a comprehensive settlement of local conflicts,” a joint declaration adopted at the SCO summit in Tajikistan said.

“The presidents also reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of respect for the historic and cultural traditions of every country and efforts aimed at preserving the unity of a state and its territorial integrity,” the declaration said.

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So I see it that CNN turned what the SCO said into “Evil Russia Fails” and RIA Novosti adds sugar to the story. RIA is much more accurate and CNN completely degrades the facts.

The statement from the SCO is one of support for Russia, but with the understanding that force, history, culture, traditions and territorial integrity are very important. But Russia is in no way condemned and degraded by the SCO statements. In fact, the part that has to do with force is directed at Georgia in its attempt to destroy South Ossetia! The Western press has taken parts of the story and written a Evil Russia article to appease the War Mongers in America!

Why does media not just print what really happened?

Kyle & Svet

Hello,

on Wednesdays we have a tradition to publish here translation of Russian books what we read and enjoyed in my Soviet Childhood. Today we will read one more story by a very good Russian writer of children’s book Nikolai Nosov. And today we read his next story Rat-Rat-Rat 1938: about life and adventures boys in a pioneer camp.

Rat-Rat-Rat

Mishka, Kostya and I went to the country this summer a day before the rest of our Pioneer group moved out. We had been sent on ahead to put the place in order before the others arrived. We had begged Vitya, our Pioneer leader, to let us go because we wanted to get out to the country as soon as possible.

Vitya came along with us. They were just finishing with the cleaning when we arrived, and we set to work at once to hang pictures and coloured posters on the walls and cut out coloured paper flags which we threaded in chains and hung under the ceiling. Then we picked lots of meadow flowers and arranged them in bouquets on the window-sills. By the time we were finished the place looked very nice indeed.

In the evening Vitya went back to town. Marya Maximovna, the care-taker who lived in a little cottage next door to our house, came and offered to put us up for the night. She thought we would be afraid to sleep by ourselves in the empty house. But Mishka told her we weren’t afraid of anything.

When Marya Maximovna had gone, we put on the samovar and sat on the door-step to rest while it boiled up.

How lovely it was out there in the country! There were tall rowan-trees next to the house and a row of great lime-trees, very tall and very old, over by the fence. The branches of the lime-trees were dotted with crows’ nests and the crows circled over the trees cawing loudly all the time. The air was filled with the humming of cockchafers. They whizzed by in all directions. Some flew smack into the wall and dropped to the ground. Mishka collected the stunned ones and put them in a box.

The sun sank behind the forest and the clouds glowed red as if they were on fire. It was so beautiful that if I had my paints with me I would surely have painted a picture then and there with the pink clouds on top and our samovar below and the smoke curling up from our samovar chimney like the smoke from a ship’s funnel.

After a while the red glow went out of the sky and the clouds began to look like grey mountains. Everything looked so different that we began to think we had landed by some magic in a strange country.

When the samovar boiled, we took it inside, lit the lamp and sat down to drink tea. Moths flew in through the open windows and danced round and round the lamp. There was something strange and exciting about sitting there drinking tea by ourselves in the quiet, empty house, listening to the faint hissing of the samovar on the table.

After tea we prepared for bed. Mishka locked the door and fastened the handle with a bit of string.
“What’s that for?” we asked him.
“So the robbers shouldn’t get in.”
We laughed at him. “Don’t be afraid, there aren’t any robbers around here,” we told him.
“I’m not afraid,” he said. “But you never know what might happen. We’d better close the shutters too.”

We laughed at him, but we closed the shutters to be on the safe side. We pushed our beds together so we could talk without shouting across the room.
Mishka said he would sleep near the wall.

“You want the robbers to kill us first, is that it?” said Kostya. “All right, we’re not afraid.”
But even that didn’t satisfy him. Before he got into bed he brought in a chopper from the kitchen and hid it under his pillow. Kostya and I nearly burst our sides laughing.
“See you don’t chop our heads off by mistake!” we told him. “You might take us for robbers in the dark.”
“You needn’t be afraid,” said Mishka. “I won’t make any mistakes.”

We blew out the lamp, curled up under the blankets and began telling each other stories in the dark. Mishka was first, I was next, and when it was Kostya’s turn he told us such a long and frightening story that Mishka hid his head under the blanket with terror. Kostya started knocking at the wall to scare Mishka some more and said that someone was at the door. He kept it up for so long that I got a bit scared myself and I told him to stop it.

At last Kostya stopped fooling. Mishka calmed down and went to sleep. But for some reason Kostya and I couldn’t fall asleep. It was so quiet we could hear Mishka’s beetles rustling in the box. The room was as dark as the darkest cellar because the shutters were closed. We lay for a long time listening to the silence and whispering to each other in the darkness. At last a faint glimmer of light came through the shutters. Day was breaking. I must have dozed off because I woke up with a start to hear someone knocking.

Rat-tat! Rat-a-tat!
I woke Kostya.
“There’s someone at the door.”
“Who could it be?”
“Sh! Listen!”
For a minute all was silent. Then it came again: Rat-tat!
“Yes, someone is knocking,” said Kostya. “Whoever can it be?”
We waited, holding our breath. There was no more knocking and we began to think we had dreamed it.
And then we heard it again: Rat-tat! Rat-tat!
“Sh-sh,” whispered Kostya. “Let’s pretend we don’t hear it. Perhaps they’ll go away.”
We waited for a while, and then the tapping came again: Rat-tat!
“Oh dear, they’re still there!” said Kostya.
“Perhaps it’s someone from town?” I said.
“Who would come at this hour? No, let’s lie still and wait. If they knock again, we’ll ask who it is.”
We waited, but no one knocked.
“Must have gone away,” said Kostya.
We were just beginning to feel better when the tapping sounded again: Rat-a-tat!
I started and sat up in bed. “Come on,” I said. “Let’s go and ask who it is.”
We crept over to the door.
“Who’s there?” said Kostya.
There was no answer.
“Who’s there?” Kostya ‘repeated, louder this time.
Silence.
“Who’s there?”
No answer. “Must have gone away,” I said.
We went back. No sooner had we reached our beds than:
Rat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat!
We dashed to the door. “Who’s there?”
Silence.
“Is he deaf, or what?” said Kostya. We stood listening. We thought we heard something rustling outside.
“Who is it?”
Nobody answered.

We went back to bed and sat up holding our breath. Suddenly we heard a rustling on the roof above our heads, and then something went crash—bang on the tin roof.
“They’ve gone and climbed on to the roof!” said Kostya.
Bang! Crash! Bang! This time the noise came from the far side of the roof.
“Sounds as if there were two of them,” I said. “What are they doing on the roof, I wonder.”
We jumped out of bed and closed the door to the next room which led to the attic. We pushed the dining-table against the door and another smaller table against that and then a bed. But the banging on the roof continued, now on one side, now on the other, now both together. There seemed to be three of them up there. And then someone started knocking at the door again.
“Perhaps somebody is doing it just to frighten us,” I said.
“We ought to go out and jump on them and give them a good hiding for keeping us awake,” said Kostya.
“They’re more likely to give us a good hiding. There may be twenty of them out there!”
All this time Mishka was sleeping soundly. He hadn’t heard a thing.
“Perhaps we’d better wake him,” I suggested.
“No. Let him sleep,” said Kostya. “You know what a coward he is. He’d be scared out of his wits.”
As for us, we were ready to drop from sleepiness. Finally Kostya couldn’t stand it any longer. He climbed into bed and said:
“I’m fed up with all this nonsense. They can break their silly necks on the roof for all I care. I’m going to sleep.”

I pulled the chopper out from under Mishka’s pillow and put it next to me and lay down to try and get some sleep. The noise overhead quieted down gradually, until it sounded like rain pattering on the tin roof. I fell asleep.

We were awakened by a terrific banging on the door. It was broad daylight and there was a great commotion outside in the yard. I snatched up the chopper and ran to the door.
“Who’s there?” I shouted.
“Open the door, you chaps! What’s the matter with you? We’ve been knocking for half an hour!” It was Vitya, our Pioneer leader!

I opened the door and the boys crowded into the room. Vitya noticed the chopper.
“What’s that for?” he asked. “And what’s the meaning of this barricade here?”
Kostya and I related what had happened during the night. But the boys wouldn’t believe us. They laughed at us and said we must have imagined it all out of sheer fright. Kostya and I were so sore we could have cried.
Just then there was a knocking overhead.
“Hush!” cried Kostya and raised his finger.

The boys quieted down. Rat-tat-tat! The rapping noise was distinctly heard. The boys looked at one another. Kostya and I opened the door and went outside. The others followed. We walked a little away from the house and looked up at the roof. Perched up there was a plain, ordinary crow. It was pecking at something, and its beak went “Tap, tap, tap,” against the tin roofing.
When the boys saw the crow they burst out laughing and the crow flapped its wings with fright and flew away.

Several of the boys got hold of a ladder and climbed up on to the roof.
“The roof is covered with last year’s rowans!” they shouted down to us. “That’s what the crow was pecking at.”
How did they get there, we wondered. Then we noticed that the branches of the rowan-trees spread over the house. In the autumn when the rowans are ripe they must fall right on to the roof.
“But who knocked at the door, then?” I said.
“Yes,” said Kostya. “What were the crows doing, tapping at our door? I suppose you’ll say they wanted to come inside and spend the night with us.”
No one could answer that one. They all ran over to examine the door. Vitya picked a rowan up from the door-step.
“They didn’t knock at the door at all. They were picking up the rowans from the door-step, and you thought they were knocking at the door.”
We looked and sure enough there were some rowan berries on the door-step.
The boys had a good laugh at us. “Aren’t they heroes! Three of them scared by one crow!”
“There were only two of us,” I said. “Mishka slept all through it.”
“Good for you, Mishka!” cried the boys. “So you were the only one who wasn’t afraid of the crow?”
“I wasn’t afraid at all,” said Mishka. “I slept and didn’t hear anything.”
Ever since then Mishka has been considered the brave one, and me and Kostya, the cowards.


Best wishes and I wish all our fears can turn to such funny stories!

Svet

Hello,

I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about the information that I heard about the USA was thinking of spending 2.3 billion tax payer dollars to rebuild Georgia……

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says he needs 2.3 billion dollars to reconstruct his country. Much of the damage was done in the disputed region of South Ossetia, which has already been promised reparations from Russia.

Amidst the credit crunch, mortgage crisis, and the spiraling cost of gas, many Americans are doing all they can to save a buck these days, with the national debt rising on average by over a billion a day.

Saakashvili could address a joint session of Congress – a request has been made by the Congressional Georgia Caucus which helps the Caucasian republic – a place few Americans paid much attention to before it began making headlines and campaign speeches. (Link)

I for one, have some issues with America spending any money on Georgia!

I really am confused by America, the problems back home need serious work and that work takes money. I read the news coming from America (CNN, Time, USA Today, etc.) and all it talks about is kids shooting kids in school, housing market spiraling downward, millions of people with out health care, prostitution in underage kids is rampant, banks failing everyday and on and on and on! Now, Georgia is the last place to be spending American money….

Besides the most damage was done in South Ossetia and America could care less about sending aid to South Ossetia! Yet the USA proclaims that Georgia has Border Integrity to be maintained. The aid (aid in form of food, not Military) to Georgia was needed before the war, Georgia with the exception of its Capital, was in deep poverty.

America like the rest of the world has already divided Georgia, Russia just approved it.

So America gives and gives to Georgia in the same sense that a rich Daddy gives to his spoiled brat kid!

Kyle & Svet

comments always welcome.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Kiev 19:44:39.Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s delegation headed by acting First Deputy Minister Yury Kostenko has cancelled its visit to Russia, the ministry reported today. The meeting was initiated by Moscow and provided for holding political consultations on Wednesday. The visit was cancelled due to Russia’s decision to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which are internationally acknowledged as integral parts of the sovereign republic of Georgia, the RBC Ukraine reported today.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 19:36:41.Experts believe that the escalation of the conflict due to Russia’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is not likely to result in a halt in trade relations between Russia and the West. Some major investment projects are projected to be suspended, but international trade is not likely to stop, analysts note, adding that this would be too expensive for Europeans. Industries that depend on foreign investment are anticipated to feel the negative impact of the current developments.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 18:58:52.Russia is not afraid of a new Cold War, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told the Russia Today television channel in an interview. He noted that Russia was ready to accept the consequences of recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia. However, Medvedev expressed hope that other countries would assume a reasonable stance on the matter and understand the reasons for Russia’s decision.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 18:27:46.The Russian stock market was able to regain part of the previous loss late in the afternoon. After a 6-percent plunge following President Dmitry Medvedev’s announcement of Russia’s recognition of the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the RTS index edged up to 1,577.55 points around 5:40 p.m., a 4.26-percent drop from the close on Monday. The MICEX index, which had plummeted as much as 5.5 percent during the session, showed a decline by merely 1.98 percent before the close, reaching 1,294.39 points.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 17:56:46.Vladimir Pekhtin, first deputy head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, expects other nations to support Russia and recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in due course, he told RBC today commenting on the respective decree signed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. While it was a difficult decision for Russia, the speed with which it was made provides further evidence of Russia’s intention to stop bloodshed and bring peace in the region, Pekhtin said. He stressed that Russia was acting solely as a peacekeeper.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 16:29:53.Russia’s Federal Security Service has prevented some 10 acts of terrorism in the Southern Federal District, the service’s public relations department reported today. In July, the FSB received information that members of armed gangs operating in the North Caucasus region on behalf of al-Qaeda were preparing a number of terrorist attacks in Russia’s Southern Federal District. During this morning’s operation, an FSB group discovered two militants, who mounted armed resistance in an attempt to flee and were shot down as a result. The militants had all components for making bombs with them, the agency reported.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 16:23:48.Foreign leaders’ criticism of Russia is not supported by evidence, said deputy head of the Russian military’s General Staff Anatoly Nogovitsyn. He commented on NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer’s announcement that NATO would not have the same relations with Russia after Moscow’s involvement in the Georgia-Ossetia conflict and German chancellor Angela Merkel’s statement that Georgia would join NATO. Even Georgia acknowledged that the damage caused to it from the military activities was smaller than that incurred to South Ossetia, Nogovitsyn pointed out.

RBC, 26.08.2008, Moscow 10:20:52.Moscow has expressed “serious concern” about yet another case of a great number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, where as a result of an airstrike by the US air force on August 22, 89 civilians lost their lives in Herat Province, including 19 women and 50 children, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department announced.

Hello,

On TV today in Moscow:

President Medvedev has said that Russia is ready to break off its relations with NATO if necessary. A statement from Medvedev about NATO.

“We’ve been developing our relations with the North Atlantic Alliance for a long time. We would like these relations to be full-fledged and to be real partners, but we don’t want any illusions of partnership. When we’re being surrounded by military bases along our borders, and when more and more countries are being dragged into NATO, we certainly don’t like it,” said Medvedev.

This was stated after a meeting with Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin. Dmitry Rogozin briefed Medvedev on NATO’s attitude towards the current situation in South Ossetia. In his view they’re applying a double standard as they’re blaming Russia, although Georgia began the conflict.

Medvedev will do it….

Kyle & Svet

comments always welcome.

Ukraine opposition to send Georgian leader neckties to chew on

Ukraine’s opposition party has pledged to send 365 neckties to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who was recently caught on camera nervously chewing his garment while discussing the Georgian-Russian conflict. :)

Saakashvili has caused an internet sensation with his tie-chewing antics, captured during a phone conversation with a top Western official and aired by the BBC, and also over footage of him running in apparent terror after speaking to reporters, believing he was about to be attacked by Russian planes.

Hello,

While drinking my morning cup of coffee the TV reported death tolls from the conflict in Georgia.

Georgia lost 215 of its nationals in the conflict, including 13 policemen, 133 military personnel and 69 civilians, said the Georgian parliament’s defense and security committee.

Russian Ministry said, 64 Russian servicemen had been killed in the recent conflict, with more than 370 injured. Russia also said, 2,100 South Ossetians were killed in during the conflict. The number of deaths is rising as the rubble of destroyed buildings is cleared.

Kyle & Svet

comments always welcome.

Seems George W. Bush is very Loved in Georgia.

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