January 18, 2004
Editor’s note: Ambassador Richard Miles was a hands-on guy, overseeing the “Revolution of the Roses” in Georgia at the behest of the bankers and the New World Order. Finding al-CIA-duh terrorists and Chechens in the Pankisi Gorge follows the well established pattern. Not mentioned here is the fact Russia accused the Georgian client state of supporting these very same Chechen terrorists. Also not mentioned is the fact Chechen terrorists leaders Shamil Basayev and Al Khattab were trained and indoctrinated in CIA sponsored camps in Afghanistan. They were also intimately connected to the CIA’s junior partner, Pakistan’s ISI.
The American military has been training and equipping the Georgian army since the spring of 2002.
Having trained three battalions of Georgian soldiers, US military instructors were due to leave in March.
Georgia’s new president-elect has set the removal of Russian troops still based in the country as a major priority for his government.
On Saturday the US ambassador to Georgia said they had decided to continue training the Georgian army in a full-time programme.US ‘security guarantee’
During the Soviet era, Krtsanisi military base outside Tbilisi was home to the Red Army.
Now it is US soldiers who are in charge and, according to the US Ambassador in Tbilisi Richard Miles, they are in Georgia to stay.
In 2002 the Bush administration set up an 18-month, $65m programme aimed at training and equipping Georgia’s impoverished army.
The programme was part of America’s war on terror and it started after the US confirmed Russian allegations about the presence of Chechen and al-Qaeda fighters in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge, on the border with Chechnya.