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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 08:27 AM
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Edited on Tue Aug-12-08 08:29 AM by kpete
No one could have predicted ...the incompetence?!?

July 15th, 2008~ 1200 US troops in Georgia start 3 week joint military exercise

That means that 1200 US troops along with over a hundred Pentagon Advisors and Military trainers were in Georgia on the eve of Georgias foray into South Ossetia. I suspect that it would be well nigh impossible for Georgia to have hid the planned operation from US military advisors. In addition, since a war games exercise would have interfered with their incursion unless it had been coordinated, I suspect that the Pentagon actually assisted the Georgians under the cover of a military exercise.


A "surprise." My, oh, my. Except I don't believe it.
As easy as it is to believe that the CIA, etc., blew another huge event, I find it impossible to accept that not one of the 127 Pentagon advisors in Georgia, including Special Forces and intelligence contractors, were clueless about Tblisi's intent -- and preparations -- to move into South Ossetia.That just doesn't pass the laugh test.On July 15, for starters, amid rising tension between Moscow and Tblisi over South Ossetia, some 1,200 U.S. troops launched a three-week long joint military exercise with Georgian troops. Three weeks later, on the night of Aug. 7, "coinciding with the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, Georgian President Saakashvili ordered an all-out military attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia."It is simply inconceivable that the Pentagon wasn't wired to the helmets of Georgian troops, despite the denials of U.S. military officials.

See also this quote one of those military trainers gave Danger Room:

One of the U.S. military trainers put it to me a bit more bluntly. Were giving them the knife, he said. Will they use it?

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 08:35 AM
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1. Haven't heard much from our Secretary of State/expert Sovietologist on any of this.
Oh, that's right, she's on vacation. Probably just as well.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-12-08 08:42 AM
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2. "A failure of imagination"
as the 9/11 Commission called it.

But to what end? Obviously, Georgia would be routed. I can only guess that we have an invasion planned somewhere (Iran? Venezuela?) and we want the Russians to stay the hell out of our way.
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