“For past seven years, Israeli companies have been helping Gerogian army to preparer for war against Russia through arms deals, training of infantry units and security advice.
The fighting which broke out over the weekend between Russia and Georgia has brought Israel’s intensive involvement in the region into the limelight. This involvement includes the sale of advanced weapons to Georgia and the training of the Georgian army’s infantry forces.
The Defense Ministry held a special meeting Sunday to discuss the various arms deals held by Israelis in Georgia, but no change in policy has been announced as of yet……
Israel began selling arms to Georgia about seven years ago following an initiative by Georgian citizens who immigrated to Israel and became businesspeople.
“They contacted defense industry officials and arms dealers and told them that Georgia had relatively large budgets and could be interested in purchasing Israeli weapons,” says a source involved in arms exports.
The military cooperation between the countries developed swiftly. The fact that Georgia’s defense minister, Davit Kezerashvili, is a former Israeli who is fluent in Hebrew contributed to this cooperation.
“His door was always open to the Israelis who came and offered his country arms systems made in Israel,” the source said. “Compared to countries in Eastern Europe, the deals in this country were conducted fast, mainly due to the defense minister’s personal involvement.”
Among the Israelis who took advantage of the opportunity and began doing business in Georgia were former Minister Roni Milo and his brother Shlomo, former director-general of the Military Industries, Brigadier-General (Res.) Gal Hirsch and Major-General (Res.) Yisrael Ziv.
Roni Milo conducted business in Georgia for Elbit Systems and the Military Industries, and with his help Israel’s defense industries managed to sell to Georgia remote-piloted vehicles (RPVs), automatic turrets for armored vehicles, antiaircraft systems, communication systems, shells and rockets.
According to Israeli sources, Gal Hirsch gave the Georgian army advice on the establishment of elite units such as Sayeret Matkal and on rearmament, and gave various courses in the fields of combat intelligence and fighting in built-up areas……..
Georgian minister: Israel should be proud
“The Israelis should be proud of themselves for the Israeli training and education received by the Georgian soldiers,” Georgian Minister Temur Yakobashvili said Saturday.
Yakobashvili is a Jew and is fluent in Hebrew. “We are now in a fight against the great Russia,” he said, “and our hope is to receive assistance from the White House, because Georgia cannot survive on its own.
“It’s important that the entire world understands that what is happening in Georgia now will affect the entire world order. It’s not just Georgia’s business, but the entire world’s business.”
One of the Georgian parliament members did not settle Saturday for the call for American aid, urging Israel to help stop the Russian offensive as well: “We need help from the UN and from our friends, headed by the United States and Israel. Today Georgia is in danger – tomorrow all the democratic countries in the region and in the entire world will be in danger too.””
# posted by Tony : 4:52 AM
Putin accuses Georgia of genocide
South Ossetia refugees on their way to Russia
“Russian Premier Vladimir Putin arrived in the capital of North Ossetia, and called Georgia’s acts in South Ossetia a species of “genocide”.
While in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia, Putin said, “The actions of the Georgian leadership in South Ossetia are a crime and foremost they are a crime against their own people because a deadly blow has been delivered to the territorial integrity of Georgia, which brings massive damage to its national identity.”
Putin continued, “It’s hard to imagine after all that had happened and after all that is still happening they’ll be able to convince South Ossetia to be part of Georgia.”
The impact of what he saw led him to call for an investigation into alleged acts of genocide by Georgian forces during their offensive against South Ossetia, AFP reported.
Putin told President Dmitry Medvedev in comments that were broadcast on Sunday on Russian television that the incidents that were described by the refugees, “lie beyond the framework of understanding of military actions.”
He continued by saying, “In my opinion they are already elements of some kind of genocide of the Ossetian people. I think it would be correct if you instruct the military prosecutor to document all such incidents.”…….”
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Raja Chemayel is delayed at the Amsterdam Airport because he had in his hand-luggage. ….. five kilos of Truth and six kilos of sarcasm , so the customs officers have arrested him……… …
so I arrived home before him now and I am sending this message
before he comes and without his consent …….
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Just look at a Map and you realise where is Georgia
and how far is the republic of Georgia….. …….from the State of Georgia (US) .
Never mind when the President of Georgia would be a Western-puppet ,or not,
you cannot remove Georgia from the Black Sea and from its neighbours.
Also when Georgia slaughters 1200 of its own Ossetian-citizens
on the first day of the conflict you cannot blame the Russian Army
of coming to protect a massacred-minority.
Obviously it is :
A Banana-republic between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea
is thought a lesson in human rights by a most powerful neighbour
which at least deserve some respect, even when Georgia would like
to enter the NATO (New American Totalitarian Organisation)
Entering the NATO does not allow genocides,
even when Condi Rice likes Georgia and George too .
Genocides are applicable and acceptable only for Muslim in Kosovo ,
in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …. no to forget Gaza.
So much for the Caucasian scene, the Pipe Line is coming soon
and this means that Georgia is on the World-Map and more over
we should not forget that Israeli-Capital was invested already
to the tune of one Billion Dollars (as a start)
in the birthplace of Joseph Stalin………………
and at the homeland of KHAZARIA…. ……..
The Georgian Army is being trained by Israeli-military- instructors
which explains the sudden and brutal massacre of the 1200 Ossetians,
the first 24 hours.
Never mind what I think and write, it is all about irritating the Russian-Bear,
it is all about the passage of Oil from the Caspian Sea to the Black-Sea,
it is all about a new NATO Puppet at the door step of the Tsars of 21st Century.
And the rest is history revisited……..
and Ossetians dying so that oil may flow.
and this is a Banana Republic too far ( or rather too near)
with Geography on my mind…..
21st of August 2008
(one day before Raja comes!)
The rapist of Ossetia
There is a lot going on in Georgia ,today :
The European Union is directly interfering ,
the NATO is getting ready to jump in
and the USA is sending humanitarian goods
all mixed with some sophisticated- Radars… …
( Probably they all want to protect Israel’s
newly acquired airfields in Georgia.)
If by chance you have not yet taken sides in this conflict ,
may I remind you that alone on the first day of those latest fighting,
Georgia has killed 1.200 Ossetians
out of an ethnic-minority consisting of 120.000 souls
which is 10% of that minority which Georgia pretends to include
as its “own proper-citizens” …..
I have read this information the first day , and now two weeks later ,
nobody has contested this number nor denied it…..
not even the Georgians have, nor Israel ,nor Rice, nor Fox-News.
So, Please make your own conclusion !!
and take sides , please !!
Eng. Moustafa Roosenbloom
one-sided-news- ethics-critic- analist-observer -investigator