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2008-08-10 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
American Trainer Taken Prisoner in South Ossetian?
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Posted by 3dc 2008-08-10 17:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6535 views ]  Top

#1 Apparently they also have the pilot of a georgian aircraft who can only speak English.
Nationality unknown.

Posted by john frum 2008-08-10 17:10||   2008-08-10 17:10|| Front Page Top

#2 confirmed anywhere else?
Posted by Legolas 2008-08-10 17:24||   2008-08-10 17:24|| Front Page Top

#3 No. No independent confirmation
Posted by john frum 2008-08-10 17:27||   2008-08-10 17:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Google Translation
Translation: Russian ยป English
In South Ossetia captured American mercenary

In South Ossetia captured Georgian group suicide, which is U.S. citizen, African American. It is reported "Osetinskoe radio."

The group arrested in the vicinity of the village of Zar, who is on the "road of life" - Zarskoy road.

It is anticipated that U.S. citizen - one of NATO instructors. At this time, he transferred to Vladikavkaz to ascertain all the circumstances of his stay in the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia.

As Rosbalt "previously полпред South Ossetia in the Russian Federation Dmitry Medoev has already reported that among the corpses in Tskhinvali was found several bodies of black people who fought on the side of Georgia"

Also heard on 1TV.RU that they have captured Ukrainian tankers in t-72's.
Posted by linker 2008-08-10 17:41||   2008-08-10 17:41|| Front Page Top

#5 I see Soviet disinformation/maskirova campaigns still live on in Putin's KGB Russia, in order to give them cause to threaten the Ukraine.
Posted by OldSpook 2008-08-10 18:06||   2008-08-10 18:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Maskirova? They are pretty good at that. I wonder if the strategic deception is aimed even higher. They seem to be opening the shortest route south to Tehran.
Posted by Bunyip 2008-08-10 18:17||   2008-08-10 18:17|| Front Page Top


powerline has an excellent map and article on this real war for oil...
Posted by Legolas 2008-08-10 18:37||   2008-08-10 18:37|| Front Page Top

#8 In case you people do not know, there are sufficient numbers of black Russians in the country. They are children of Russian women and foreign students who the Soviet Union/Russia invited to Russian free college education. So going just by the color to determine the American citizenship is not conclusive...
Posted by olga 2008-08-10 19:52||   2008-08-10 19:52|| Front Page Top

#9 I would not be surprised to find Americans working with the Georgians. There are a lot of ex-mil types out there and lots of money floating around. Ukrainians in T-72's? Not so much. George has about 80 tanks, had about 80 tanks. Though, again, ex-mil types can be from Ukraine, too.
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2008-08-10 20:02||]">[]  2008-08-10 20:02|| Front Page Top

#10 Olga, thank you for the info, yes we understand that, it's the article that made the claim, not us. But it is common knowledge that we have personnel in Georgia, so we look for any info that might shed some light on things. we get that this could just be a propoganda piece.
Posted by Legolas 2008-08-10 20:15||   2008-08-10 20:15|| Front Page Top

#11 Actually, I hadn't thought of that, even though I have a Bangladeshi friend who married a blond Russian girl while in Moscow for university, and they have two stunningly beautiful children. Thank you for bringing that up, olga dear.
Posted by trailing wife">trailing wife  2008-08-10 21:58||   2008-08-10 21:58|| Front Page Top

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