About this video, the Georgian International Media Centre says:
Were these three murdered with the assistance of the Georgian state?
Submitted by georgiamedia on Thu, 30/09/2010 – 19:25
This is a sad story and it seems it has no happy ending.
But it is also a reminder why all the Saakashvili regime’s attempts to re-engineer Georgian unity – by bullet and fist or by persuasion and incentive – have so far failed and are likely to go on failing.
Alan Khachirov, Alan Khugaev and Soltan Pliev are three Georgians who happen to be ethnic Ossetians. who were, say the Council of Europe, detained by Georgian police on 13 October 2008.
Some time after that date they were tortured and the torture was videoed – at least in part.
The video is almost certainly genuine – though [it] may have been altered in some way – as the Council of Europe report[s]:
Talking about Georgia: this item is from Trend news agency in undemocratic Azerbaijan; where the regime are pals of the undemocratic regime in Georgia. Both are pals (or, rather, providers of subjects as human cannon fodder, somewhat like princes of Hesse and elsewhere in Germany provided the king of England with, often involuntary, mercenaries against the eighteenth century American revolution) of the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Here it comes:
Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 1 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Four Georgian soldiers -Col. Ramaz Gogiashvili, Sergeant Davit Tsetskhladze, Corporal Giorgi Kolkhitashvili and Corporal Nugzar Kalandadze- were killed during performing the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.
Yeah right …. “peacekeeping mission“. George Orwell already in his novel 1984 said cynically: “War is peace”.
There is no peace to keep in Afghanistan. Ever since the Pentagon and the CIA in the late 1970s started to support people like Osama Bin Laden and what later became the Taliban, there is bloody war in Afghanistan.
The Georgian contingent of 900 people has been performing the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan in since late summer. During this period, one officer was killed and one corporal was wounded.
See also here.
In Georgia says Islamic radical fighters from Afghanistan are now active in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge. The revelation increases the pressure on the Georgian government to reestablish its authority in the crime-ridden region. The disclosure also indicates that the United States is laying the groundwork for possible anti-terrorism operations in the Caucasian republic: here.
As of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at least 1,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
USA: Report: Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan wars could top $4 trillion: here.
The authors of the book “The $3 Trillion War” noted in a conference call on Wednesday that when they first released their findings two years ago, the estimates were widely criticized as being too high. Now, the researchers believe they may have been too low: here.
UK defence chiefs silent on Afghan civilian deaths revealed by WikiLeaks. Freedom of information request into 21 incidents where UK forces shot Afghan civilians rejected by MoD officials: here.