Managing Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, completing talks in Washington with his South American officer (on them a disaster for the Russian Federation "joint venture" has already written), met with Russian journalists. Perhaps, in order to smooth out the negative memories of lethargy and neboevitosti own position in the process of talks with Gates, then he suddenly showed firmness and even some anger. However, in the main, the statements in the address management Georgia, although a few clicks and went to the Yankees.
Anatoly Serdyukov said in Washington that does not rule out a repeat of August 2008. Placed in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russian military bases in the state to prevent any probable danger from Georgia, said Serdyukov.
"We constantly analyze the likely evolution of the situation in the region. Those forces and units that are on the 2-military bases are sufficient to respond to at least some development of the situation," — said the Minister.
According to him, amplify group of Russian troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are planned. "That's not necessary," — said Serdyukov. "In any event, we are aware of how to behave," — he said.
"I assure you that, to reflect the probable Georgian aggression, similar to that which was against South Ossetia in 2008, we would not need 5 days, and even less" — highlighted Managing Defense Ministry.
Defense Minister dare even criticize "foreign friends" that they are arming brutal Georgian mode. In meetings with Western partners, saw Serdyukov, Russian side touches on the theme of their supply arms to Georgia. "We say that we care about, and it interferes with our cooperation with those same Israelis, the Yankees and everyone else who one way or another equips today Georgian mode, "- said Russian the minister. Unfortunately, Serdyukov has expressed specific requirements to its partners to complete the policy of double standards, but only humbly promised Russian side will solve every effort to minimize the effects of the supply of arms Georgia.
All the same, the determination Serdyukov to repel an aggressor is welcome. After all, the situation in Georgia is not really a cause for fear.
Not so long ago, the chief of the Head Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Alexander Shlyakhturov told reporters revealed some intelligence concerning the preparation of Georgia to the latest war in the South Caucasus.
— The situation with Georgia remains tense due to the fact that today the Georgian authorities shall be removed not only to recognize the sovereignty of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and in every way try to return these territories which have become are independent, under its yurispundentsiyu — said the chief military scout the country. — Add to this the unpredictability of the policy of the Georgian government headed by Saakashvili, who may be tempted to use force to tame the opposite of the republics, as it was in August 2008. We are such a development is not excluded.
Georgian anger management would have remained unrealized, if this system does not help to increase the military muscle West.
— According to available data, — told journalists Lieutenant General Shlyakhturov — Georgia, as well as to the events of August 2008, as before receiving military assistance from NATO countries and Israel. NATO countries and the first Eastern European States Parties or the alliance, as they are called, mladonatovtsy, Georgia's main supply small cannon and equipment. U.S. personnel are training Georgian military strategy of NATO, Israel supplied Georgia drones.
"We can not rule out a repeat of August 2008. I'm talking about it, making sure that the Western countries continue to arm Georgia" — said not so long ago, the President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh. The control of South Ossetia, Eduard Kokoity called on the international community to impose sanctions on arms supplies Georgia. "Now the administration rejects Georgia's peace initiatives in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Russia, refusing to sign a memorandum of non-use of force" — it has allocated.
Misha Saakashvili does not hide its own brutal purpose: "Our struggle lasts, and it is one hundred percent of the graduates from the process of de-occupation of Georgian territories, right up to the expulsion of the last enemy soldier with the terrain of the country. In this I am completely sure. Before that, we taught our military conduct operations to restore order and peace-keeping operations, and not for combat. There will be different. To do this, the Georgian army will continue to grow both in quantity and in high regard and will be equipped with all the necessary weapons. " And further: "Any one of us has to fight this battle every day, keep it inside the country, to strengthen Georgia, and the world, we have everywhere to defend their positions. While in Georgia is an enemy, while the Georgian lands occupied and Georgia is not free, We can not lose a day or. We will bring this fight to the end and liberate Georgia. "
Second-ranking person in the Pentagon, General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, said: "The United States will train the Georgian army, and basic with all this will be her preparation for the defense of the motherland. After the August war has become easier to realize, what are the values of training of the Georgian army, and what new types of weapons it needs. "
But the enthusiasm which the U.S. and the West in general feed tool Georgian aggressor?
South American political scientist Rick Rosoff so explains the motivation of the U.S. anti-Russian activities in the region, "South The Caucasus is rapidly converted in the strategically important intersection of geopolitics of the XXI century. By this region are tied more fundamental and basic designs of transit of energy resources and the consolidation of the military corridor "Western Europe — East Asia", control centers which are located in Washington and Brussels. South Caucasus — this is the land route from Europe to Asia to the east, in the south of this route adjoin Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The centerpiece of the South Caucasus in the strategic plans of the West based on the fact that he was speaking only common denominator of the three great wars of the past decade — Yugoslavia (1999), Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003), which aimed to prevent cooperation between Russia, Iran, China, India and Turkey in the development of the economy and infrastructure majestically Silk Road from Asia to South-East Europe. Georgia — the main objective of promoting the U.S. and NATO to the East. "
So that the rights of Anatoly Serdyukov, has been criticized for hypocrisy when his friends and associates.
— Excellent even then, — the manager of the Center for Military Forecasting, Colonel Anatoly Tsiganok — that control the country and global society alerted of the impending bloody adventure. After all, our army machine sluggishness, as well as municipal. As long before they come, South American, Turkish, Israeli "humanitarian aid" already begins to shoot and kill.
From the Files
cording to the handbook of electric Defense "Weapons of Russia" in the "five-day war" in 2008 by enemy fire, imprudent appeal with the gun in road accidents killed 67 Russian soldiers. From the Georgian side were killed and missing 170 people, injured more than 1,800 (according to the December 2009 report CAST — Center for Analysis of Strategies and
According to professionals CAST, Our homeland has lost six combat aircraft (three Su-25, Su-24, two and one Tu-22M3), and after the end of hostilities in South Ossetia in a plane crash broke 8MTKO Mi-24 and Mi-. During combat destroyed three Russian tank (T-72B (M), T-72B, T-65). Of armored vehicles were destroyed about 20 units (9, BMP-1, BMP-3 2 2 BTR-80, a BMD-2, 3 BRDM-2 and MTLB-6), and on August 8 peacekeepers in southern camp with artillery and tanks by the Russian peacekeeping battalion in the parking lot was destroyed motor-vehicle (more than 20 units). August 9 in the Georgian artillery fights broke 10 GAZ-66 mortar batteries 135 and 693 infantry regiments. Two truck "Ural-4320" were killed in the afternoon on August 11 Georgian helicopters Mi-24, a few more trucks were in severe accidents.
Loss of weapons and military equipment of the Georgian side are: more than 10 T-72 tanks, three transport aircraft An-2 and 4 helicopters (three Mi-24 and Mi-14BT). There was also destroyed all the Georgian air defense system. With all of this huge piece of armaments and military hardware Georgia lost in flight — they were abandoned and went to Russian military and Ossetian militia. In total, managed to capture 65 tanks, more than 20 infantry fighting vehicles, two armored vehicles Cobra, about 10 air-defense systems, several 10-s guns and mortars.