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UNDER THE GUISE OF ‘HUMANITARIAN’ AID?
Russia seizes US arms cache in Georgia
Press TV Saturday, 16 August 2008
MOSCOW — A Russian military spokesman says Russian forces
have seized a large cache of US-made weapons in the western
city of Senaki in Georgia.
“In Senaki, we seized a large arsenal of weapons including 664
US-made M-16 rifles” and a number of M-40 sniper rifles, General
Anatoly Nogovitsyn told a news conference in Moscow.
“There were 1,728 weapons total,” he added.
Earlier on Wednesday, US President George W. Bush sent a C-17
airlifter to deliver “humanitarian supplies” to Georgia.
“And in the days ahead we will use US aircraft as well as naval
forces to deliver humanitarian and medical supplies,” Bush
announced. More than ‘humanitarian’ aid? Shortly after the announcement, Russia expressed concern that
US military cargo planes could be delivering more than just
humanitarian aid to Georgia.
“Let us ask the Americans to convince us that the cargo on board
these planes is indeed humanitarian aid. Why don’t they lift the
curtain on what is being delivered?” Deputy Head of Russia’s
General Staff Anatoly Nogovitsyn said.
Andrei Nesterenko, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman,
said that the navy was not “the best way” to deliver humanitarian
aid to Georgia.
The United States is Georgia’s principal military supporter, and has
provided the country with significant quantities of military aid in recent years.
As the conflict between Russia and Georgia enters its second week, Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev signed a ceasefire deal on Saturday. However, Russian forces have yet to withdraw from Georgia.
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If this is true, Russia has every right to stop this so-called "Aid" and shoot down any ZOG aircraft as needed, and I hope it does.