Wednesday, August 13, 2008

There Is A Fly In The Ointment

The Air Force Times reports that the US is going to fly supplies into Georgia.

Air Force officials are putting plans together to fly supplies into Georgia following Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s order to end all military operations in the former Soviet state.

Air Force C-17s flew all of Georgia’s 2,000 troops deployed in Iraq to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on Sunday and Monday after the Georgian government recalled the troops and asked the U.S. to do so.

Pentagon officials are not releasing when or where the cargo aircraft will disembark or whether the supplies are humanitarian or military at this time due to security issues, according to Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hibner, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

“We will hopefully be able to say more this afternoon,” she said.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin criticized the U.S. for flying Georgia’s troops home from Iraq while Russia’s troops advanced into the country after fighting broke out over the disputed regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
That is going to complicate the Russian's problems.

And it looks like America is going to stand up for one of its allies. NATO or no NATO.

Obama has to be shitting a brick over this. Suppose it goes on over the Dem Convention.? With a large majority of Americans supporting the Georgians it will be interesting to see how he triangulates this one. No Blood For Oil indeed.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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