U.S. bioweapons lab in Tbilisi, Georgia, reportedly experimenting on humans: hepatitis deaths linked

From Strategic Culture Foundation

US Biological Warfare Program in the Spotlight Again

9-13-18

PETER KORZUN |

This is a scoop to bring the US biological warfare effort back into the spotlight. On Sept. 11, Russian media reported that the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research laboratory, a research facility for high-level biohazard agents located near Tbilisi, Georgia, has used human beings for conducting biological experiments.

Former Minister of State Security of Georgia Igor Giorgadze said about it during a news conference in Moscow, urging US President Donald Trump to launch an investigation. He has lists of Georgians who died of hepatitis after undergoing treatment in the facility in 2015 and 2016. Many passed away on the same day. The declassified documents contain neither the indication of the causes of deaths nor real names of the deceased. According to him, the secret lab run by the US military was established during the tenure of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. The viruses could spread to neighboring countries, including Russia, Igor Giorgadze warned.

The laboratory’s work is tightly under wraps. Only US personnel with security clearance have access to it. These people are accorded diplomatic immunity under the 2002 US-Georgia Agreement on defense cooperation.

Eurasia Review reported that in 2014 the Lugar Center was equipped with special plant for breeding insects to enable launching the Sand Fly project in Georgia and the Caucasus. In 2014-2015 years, the bites of sand flies such as Phlebotomins caused a fever. According to the source,

“today the Pentagon has a great interest to the study of Tularemia, also known as the fever of rabbits, which is also equated with biological weapons. Distributors of such a disease can be mites and rodents”.

It makes remember the statement made by Nikolai Patrushev, Head of Russia’s Security Council, in 2015. He warned about the threat stemming from biological weapons laboratories that operate on the territories of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He specifically mentioned the Richard G. Lugar Center in Georgia.

The US has bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world, including the post-Soviet space. They are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Foreign inspectors are denied access to them. It should be noted that independent journalist investigations have been made public to confirm the fact that the US military conducts secret research to pose a threat to environment and population. Jeffrey Silverman, an American journalist who has lived in Georgia for many years, is sure the Richard Lugar Center, as well as other labs, is involved in secret activities to create biological weapons. Georgia and Ukraine have been recently hit by mysterious disease outbreaks, with livestock killed and human lives endangered. The US military operates the Central Reference Laboratory in Kazakhstan since 2016. There have public protests against the facility.

In 2013 a Chinese Air Force Colonel Dai Xu accused the US government of creating a new strain of bird flu now afflicting parts of China as a biological warfare attack. According to him, the American military released the H7N9 bird flu virus into China in an act of biological warfare. It has been reported that the source of Ebola virus in West Africa were US bio-warfare labs.

Russian experts do not exclude the possibility of the use of a stink-bug by the US military as a biological weapon. A couple of years ago, mosquitoes with Zika virus have been spotted in Russia and South Ossetia to cause outbreaks of human and animal flu.

The US activities violate the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), a legally binding treaty that outlaws biological arms. It effectively prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer, retention, stockpiling and use of biological and toxin weapons and is a key element in the international community’s efforts to address the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. In force since 1975, the convention has 181 states-parties today. The BWC reaffirms the 1925 Geneva Protocol, which prohibits the biological weapons use. In 1969, US President Richard Nixon formally ended all offensive aspects of the US biological warfare program. In 1975, the US ratified both the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the BWC.

Negotiations on an internationally binding verification protocol, which would include on-site inspections by an independent authority to the BWC, took place between 1995 and 2001. The US did not sign up. Its refusal to become a party to the verification mechanisms makes any attempt to enhance the effectiveness of the BWC doomed. A Review Conference is held every five years to discuss the convention’s operation and implementation. The last one, which convened in November 2016, was a frustration with minimal agreement on the final document and no substantive program of work to do before the next event takes place in 2021. There is little hope the BWC will ever be strengthened to have teeth. With no verification mechanism, the US military bio-warfare labs will always be a matter of concern. The issue is serious enough to be included into global security architecture. The UN General Assembly is the right place to raise it. Its 73rd session will open on September 18.

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Peter Korzun is an expert on wars and conflicts.

Featured image is from the author.

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Wikileaks Ucraina: McCain e Saakashvili stanno complottando…

Di Come Don Chisciotte 

…PER ABBATTERE UN AEREO AMERICANO E DARE LA COLPA ALLA RUSSIA

19-mikheil-saakashviliPrefazione di Gordon Duff, Senior Editor di Veterans Today
veteranstoday.com

Quella che segue è una trascrizione che abbiamo ricevuto da alcuni amici russi. E’ stata pubblicata dal sito FortRuss e non è stata verificata. Non possiamo dire che sia tutto vero ma certo è che, ben conoscendo i personaggi coinvolti, questi comportamenti li abbiamo già ripetutamente osservati. Potrete trarne una vostra personale opinione.

Wikileaks Ucraina tradotta dal russo da Kristina Rus

“M.”: Mikhail Saakashvili, ex Presidente della Georgia ed attuale Governatore della regione ucraina di Odessa.
“K.”: David Kezerashvili, ex comandante della Polizia Finanziaria e Ministro della Difesa della Georgia. Ricercato per appropriazione indebita di fondi statali.
“G.”: Anton Gerashenko, Deputato del partito ucraino ‘Fronte Popolare’ e segretario del comitato ‘Verkhovnaya Rada’. Consigliere del Ministro degli Interni Arsen Avakov, resident-agent dei servizi segreti statunitensi.
“R.”: Ramzan Machelikashvili, cugino di Ruslan Machelikashvili, detto Seyfullakh, è il famigerato ‘comandante sul campo’ sia dello Stato Islamico che dell’unità speciale anti-aerea. Ha ricevuto una formazione specifica nell’’Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone’ [Donbass].

M. – Fatelo entrare ……. siediti, David. Ricorda che tutto deve essere fatto per tempo, secondo quanto abbiamo concordato. Ne comprendi senz’altro l’importanza! Aspetta un secondo, attivo l’anti-sorveglianza …..

McCain ha confermato il piano. Come già sai è tutto a posto. Abbiamo ottenuto la copertura dal Senato degli Stati Uniti. In Siria i russi devono essere colpiti altrimenti, se si mettono d’accordo con gli americani, getteranno l’Ucraina in una discarica. Il Donbass è in una fase di stallo e anche il progetto Transnistria è sospeso. Se si va avanti in questo modo ‘abbiamo chiuso’! Dobbiamo accelerare le cose, in Siria. Avete preparato i nostri ragazzi?

K. – Sì, è tutto fatto. Oggi volano ad Antalya e poi vanno in Siria. Hanno ricevuto una buona formazione e trascineranno tutti con il loro spirito. Questi sono i nostri Kistintsy [ceceni georgiani che vivono nella Gola di Pankisi, in Georgia], dei ragazzi veramente tosti. Ramzan Machelikashvili è stato nominato comandante, gli altri quattro gli obbediscono. Sparano con tutte le armi e sono dei professionisti della contraerea. Sono in attesa di istruzioni specifiche.

M. – Date a Ramzan questo numero di telefono e questo cellulare. All’arrivo è necessario che invii un messaggio all’uomo di Warren, un agente della CIA, che li andrà a prendere. I Turchi sono stati avvertiti e permetterà il loro passaggio. In breve, l’agente di Steve Warren [Direttore dell’ufficio-stampa del Pentagono] sa tutto e parla russo. Dopo l’incontro Ramzan dovrebbe consegnargli il cellulare. Lo disattiverà.

K. – E’ tutto chiaro, ma per quanto riguarda le attrezzature e le armi?

M. – Aspetta, aspetta! Devo prendere la chiamata da Gerashchenko.

[M. parla con G.]

M. – Ciao Anton! I nostri ragazzi partiranno oggi. E’ tutto pronto?

G. – Mikhail, è tutto a posto laggiù! ….. Non si sente bene ….. ecco, ora puoi sentirmi di nuovo. Avakov [Ministro ucraino degli Interni] ha trasportato tutto, ci sono cinque missili antiaereo ‘Willow’ e ‘Needle S’ , il pieno di munizioni e di attrezzature. I cannoni antiaereo sono per strada. Non appena passeranno il confine il tuo capotribù – com’è che si chiama? – Ash-Shushani, incontrerà i ragazzi e li porterà sul luogo concordato.

M. – Eccellente! Eccellente! Bé, parlerò con te più tardi.

[M. interrompe la conversazione telefonica con G. e parla di nuovo con K]

M. – David! Tutto ciò che serve loro è già sul posto e, quando il materiale attraverserà la frontiera, lo riceveranno. Lì saranno accolti da Tarhan Batirashvili. Lo sapete chi è, vero? Ha una grande influenza nello Stato Islamico. Tutti i ceceni passano attraverso di lui, il suo soprannome è Ash-Shushani. Anche il cugino di Ramzan, Ruslan Machelikashvili, andrà ad incontrarli. Gli americani mi hanno detto che è un criminale spietato.

Bene. Tutto il gruppo sarà presto a Latakia, nella zona di Al-Nusra. L’obbiettivo è quello di abbattere un aereo americano. Riceveranno informazioni sui voli, c’è un curdo locale per questo scopo. Il piano è veramente fantastico! L’aereo americano sarà abbattuto dai militari russi. E’ questo ciò che sarà raccontato, che l’obiettivo è stato abbattuto da un missile russo. La scena sarà divertente, tutto il mondo ne parlerà.

Dopodiché il gruppo andrà ad Hasaka, una città vicina alla zona curda, e distruggerà un loro villaggio. Anche questa volta saranno incolpati i Russi. Come risposta i curdi abbatteranno un aereo russo con gli Stingers. L’obiettivo è quello di mettere contro americani e russi, in Siria. I turchi ce ne saranno grati, hanno promesso di ‘dare la sveglia’ ai Tartari della Crimea.

Dopo che in Siria tutto sarà stato fatto, vedrai se gli americani non porteranno le loro truppe in Ucraina e se tutti i nostri progetti non cominceranno ad essere operativi! McCain è in attesa delle nostre azioni altrimenti Obama non alzerà le chiappe. Le elezioni sono in arrivo e [senza quelle azioni] non farebbe niente. Vedi? Anche Poroshenko ha cominciato a scodinzolare davanti a Putin.

K. – Non lo so Misha. Il piano è tuo, sei tu quello che lo conosce meglio. Spiegherò tutto ai ragazzi e li manderò laggiù. E’ fantastico che Tarhan Batirashvili possa incontrarli, lui sa com’è che si combatte e supervisionerà il tutto. Molto tempo fa lo accettai nell’esercito. Sua madre è kistinka e suo padre è un georgiano.

M. – Quello che ho detto è di fare tutto per tempo, date ad ognuno dei cinque ragazzi 10.000 dollari e 20.000 dollari al padre di Tarhan, Ahmet.

K. – I ragazzi li ho già pagati e la mia gente consegnerà i 20.000 dollari a Tbilisi. Ma Machelikashvili è in attesa nella reception. Vuoi scambiare un paio di parole con lui?

M. – Certo! ….. Sveta, c’è un uomo con la barba che è venuto con David, si chiama Ramzan, fallo entrare.

S. – Lo faccio subito Mikhail.

M. – Come stai Ramzan! Come vanno le cose?

R. – Batono Misha! Siamo pronti a tutto [batono è un titolo onorifico georgiano].

M. – Molto bene! La pace nel mondo dipende da te! Io e Dato [?] supporteremo in tutto voi e le vostre famiglie.

R. – Grazie. David è molto utile. Dopo aver completato le operazioni in Siria ti riporteremo indietro [al potere], in Georgia. Sarà questo il nostro prossimo obbiettivo. Faremo saltare in aria l’intera Georgia, se necessario!

M. – Grazie Ramzan, arriverà quel tempo, ma per ora dobbiamo prenderci cura dell’Ucraina. Dato ti spiegherà, tutto è pronto. I ragazzi che verranno ad incontrarvi [in Siria] sono tuo cugino Ruslan, Aslan Margoshvili, Tarhan Batirashvili ed altri. Sarai in buone mani. Salutami gli altri ragazzi e state attenti. Prenditi cura di te.

R. – Mi fai sentire meglio, Misha batono. Non sapevo che avrei incontrato mio cugino. Faremo tutto al 100%. Pensavo che Tarhan fosse morto, avevo sentito che era ‘saltato’ insieme a El-Baghdadi. Inshallah, egli è ancora vivo.

M. – Prendi, Ramzan! E’ un pugnale, un mio regalo.

R. – Che Allah ti protegga, batono Misha! Non disonoreremo noi stessi e porteremo tutto a termine, te lo giuro!

K. – Ok Ramzan, aspettami nella sala d’attesa, io verrò presto!

[R. esce e M. ricomincia a parlare con K.]

M. – Ramzan è veramente un duro, vero? Dimmi, i conti in Svizzera sono già disponibili?

K. – Il Tribunale ha chiuso tutti i miei casi ed i conti sono ora disponibili, bisogna solo presentare i documenti alla banca. Adeishvili è stato molto utile. I suoi ragazzi hanno fatto ogni cosa per bene presso la ‘Corte’. Ho mandato loro dei soldi, ma dovremo inviargliene di più.

M. – Anche Kama deve ancora essere pagato. Avevi detto che avevi trasferito tutte le azioni agli uomini di Kakha [Kaladze, Ministro dell’Energia della Georgia] e che la questione era chiusa. Che c…o ho fatto di sbagliato per buttare via i miei soldi in questo modo!

K. – Non gridare! Te l’ho già detto, ho dato il 35% [delle azioni] delle attività portuali e delle infrastrutture per il petrolio. Ho dato il 10% [delle azioni] del gas e ho aggiunto il 10% per Bezhuashvili. In caso contrario non sarebbero stati d’accordo. E in Tribunale hanno fatto tutto loro. Per Meishvili, Shavliashili e Levna Murusidze devo inviare il cinquanta [percento, non viene detto di che cosa], a loro non ho ancora dato niente, prima devo pagare i Giudici del mio caso. Ti ho detto tutto in anticipo. In caso contrario avrei avuto un giudizio come quello di Ugulava e sarebbe stato bloccato l’accesso ai conti [Giorgi Ugulava, un politico già Sindaco di Tblisi].

M. – Vadano a farsi fottere con le loro madri, quelle pu…ne! Questi fottutissimi magistrati hanno venduto a Kolomoisky il video [Igor Kolomoisky, oligarca e politico ucraino]. Il Penguin lo ha preso e ha fatto pubblicare le foto di quel fr…io di Bacho [Bachana Akhalaia, già Ministro dell’Interno georgiano]. Per questo motivo tutte le azioni che avevamo previsto contro la Gazprom e in difesa di ‘Rustavi 2’ [canale televisivo privato georgiano] hanno dovuto essere fermate. L’ho detto mille volte. Rimuovete questo Kardav [?] oppure pagatelo, questo bastardo. Anche Ilham [Ilham Aliyev, Presidente azero] potrebbe risentirsi e farci fuori dalla SOCAR [State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic]. La questione deve essere risolta in un qualche modo. Quando vai a Zurigo?

K. – Intanto manderò i nostri ragazzi. Io domani andrò a Kiev e da lì in Svizzera. Dopo andrò a Baku, dove ci sarà da affrontare la questione della SOCAR.

M. – Fai attenzione ai nostri ragazzi di Pankisi [località georgiana di confine], fa in modo che siano felici. E’ questa la cosa più importante in questo momento. Non appena avremo tracciato un solco fra Mosca e Washington ci trasferiremo senza problemi a Kiev. Ok a dopo!

….. aspetta, aspetta. Sono contento di essermi ricordato. Tina ci ha detto che i suoi familiari hanno bisogno di un aiuto per le elezioni a Sagarejo [città georgiana]. I nostri ragazzi stanno facendo di tutto e Tina coinvolgerà anche i militari, ma Azersky Muganlo è fondamentale. Il nostro deputato, Azik, ti contatterà e quando arrivi a Baku egli verrà a trovarti. Dagli i soldi per corrompere il mufti Muganloisk. Chiedete un aiuto anche all’elite di Baku. [A Sagarejo] c’è una cagna, Iniashvili, che non deve vincere le elezioni. La supportano i Senatori della California, ma non me ne frega molto.

Hai capito cosa devi fare? Prima di andare a Kiev incontra Adeishvili, egli ti spiegherà tutti i dettagli.

K. – Sì, lascia che Zura [Adeishvili] mi spieghi tutto. Sono in ballo tante cose, potrei perdermi. Ho bisogno del suo aiuto.

M. – Bene. Non appena i ragazzi partono fammelo sapere, devo informare McCain. Sta aspettando!

K. Ok, Misha! Devo andare, c’è molto da fare.

 

Fonte: ww.veteranstoday.com

Link: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/10/30/ukrainian-wikileaks-mccain-and-saakashvili-are-plotting-to-shoot-down-american-plane-in-syria-to-blame-russia-transcript

30.10.2015

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Sen. John McCain and Mikhail Saakashvili are plotting with CIA to shoot down American plane in Syria to blame on Russia — Wikileaks

Gordon Duff, Veterans Today, remarks

This was received from friends in Russia.  It had been published on the FortRuss website and has not been verified.
I have no idea if any of this is true but we have more than adequate evidence that, knowing those claimed to be involved, it fits a pattern of observed behavior.

From Fort Russ

October 28, 2015
Ukrainian WikiLeaks
Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus


“M.”: Mikhail Saakashvili, ex-president of Georgia, Odessa region governor


“K.”: David Kezerashvili – former head of financial police and minister of defense of Georgia. Wanted for embezzling state funds


“G”: Anton Gerashenko – people’s deputy of Ukraine in faction “People’s Front”, secretary of Verkhovnaya Rada committee on issues of legal basis of law enforcement. Advisor to the minister of interior, Arsen Avakov, resident agent of US special services


“R.”: Ramzan Machelikashvili – cousin of Ruslan Machelikashvili, infamous field commander of Islamic State, callsign Seyfullakh. Commander of special anti-aircraft unit, received special training in the ATO zone. Anti-aircraft specialist sent to Syria.

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Transcript:

M. Let him come in!

M. Sit down, David! Everything should be done on time, as we discussed. You understand the importance of everything! Wait a second, I will turn on anti-surveillance.

McCain confirmed the plan, everything is in place so you know. We got cover from the US Senate. In Syria, Russians must be hit, or else if Russians and Americans fundamentally agree, they will really dump Ukraine. Donbass is on conservation, project Transnistria is suspended. If it goes on, we are done! We should speed things up in Syria!

Have you prepared our guys?

K: Yes, everything is done. Today, they fly to Antalya and then go to Syria.

They received good training and will tear everything with their spirit. These are our Kistintsy (Georgian Chechens living in the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia), tough guys. Ramzan Machelikashvili was appointed a commander, all four obey him. They shoot from all weapons, they are anti-aircraft professionals. They are waiting for specific instructions.

M. Give Ramzan this phone number and cell phone. Upon arrival it is necessary to send a message, there is Warren’s man from the CIA, he will greet and take the guys. Turks are warned and will let them through. In short, this agent of Steve Warren knows everything and speaks Russian. After, Ramzan should give him this phone.

M. Yes, yes, will turn it off.

K. It’s all clear, but what about equipment and weapons?

M. Wait, wait! I have to pick up the call from Gerashchenko .
M. Hello Anton! Our guys are leaving today. Is it all ready?

G. Mr. Mikhail Nikolayevich! It is loud over there!

G. Now I can hear! Avakov (Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine) transported everything, there are five anti-aircraft [PZRK – rus.] “Willow” [Verba” – rus.] and “Needle S” [“Igla S” – rus.], full ammunition and equipment. Large anti-aircraft guns are on the road. As soon as they pass the border, your chieftain, what’s his name,  Ash-Shushani will meet them, the guys will be on the case.

M. Excellent! Excellent! Well, talk to you later.

M. David! All you need is already in place and when they cross the border they will get everything. There they will be greeted by Tarhan Batirashvili. You know who he is? He has great influence in the Islamic State, all Chechens pass through him, his nickname is Ash-Shushani. Also ​​Ramzan’s cousin, Ruslan Machelikashvili will also meet them. He is a ruthless thug, Americans told me.

So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it.

After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village,  the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars.

After it is done in Syria, you will see, if Americans don’t bring troops to Ukraine and all our projects will begin operating. McCain is waiting for our actions. Otherwise, Obama will not raise his ass, elections are coming soon and he will do nothing. You see, Poroshenko also began to wag his tail in front of Putin.

C. I don’t know, Misha! It’s your plans, you know better. I’ll explain everything to the guys and will send them on the way. It’s great that Tarhan Batirashvili will meet them, he knows how to fight and will supervise everything. At one time I accepted him into the Army. His mother is Kistinka, and a Georgian father.

M. What I said, do in time, give each one of the five $10 thousand. Give $20,000 to Tarhan’s father in Ahmet.

K. I already paid the guys, and my people will pass $20 thousand to Tbilisi.

Machelikashvili is waiting in the reception, want to have a couple words with him?!

M. Sure!

Sveta! There’s a man with a beard who came with David, named Ramzan, let him in.

S. Of course, Mikhail Nikolayevich

M. How are you Ramzan! How are things?

R. Batono Misha! We are ready to execute all the tasks.

M. Very good! The peace in the whole world depends on you! I and Dato will support you and your families in everything.

R. Thank you very much. David is very helpful. After completing the tasks in Syria, we will bring you back to Georgia, this is our next task. We will blow up the entire Georgia, if necessary!

M. Thank you Ramzan, this time will come, but for now we should take care of Ukraine. Dato will explain, everything is ready. Our guys will meet, Ruslan is your cousin, Aslan Margoshvili, Tarhan Batirashvili and others. You will be in good hands. Say hello to the guys and be careful. Take care of yourself.

R. You make me feel better, Misha batono. I did not know that the brother will meet, we will do everything 100%. I thought Tarhan died, I heard he was blown up along with El-Baghdadi. Insha Allah, he is alive.

M. Ramzan, take it! This is a dagger from me.

R. May Allah protect you, batono Misha! We will not disgrace ourselves and do everything, I swear to you!

K. Ok, Ramzan, wait in the waiting room, I will come out soon!

M. Ramzan is a tough man, right?! Tell me, are the Swiss accounts already available ?!

K. The court has closed my cases and the accounts are available, just need to submit documents to the bank. Adeishvili was very helpful. His guys did everything at the court. I sent them some, and will have to send more.

M. Kama still has to be paid. You said that you transferred the shares to Kakha’s people [Kaladze, Minister of Energy of Georgia] and it was closed. What is f#cken wrong with everyone to throw my money away like that!

K. Don’t yell! I told you, 35% I gave from the port and oil infrastructure. From gas I gave 10%, and added 10% for Bezhuashvili. Otherwise they didn’t agree. And in court they did everything, for Meishvili, Shavliashili and Levna Murusidze I must send fifty, I gave nothing to them yet, first just to pay the judges who were on my case. I told you everything in advance. If not, I would get a judgement like Ugulava, and would block access to the accounts.

M. F#ck their mother, b#tch! This f#cking Magis sold Kolomoisky the video. Penguin caught it and they posted the frames with Bacho f#ggots. For this reason, all the planned actions had to be stopped, against Gazprom and in defense of Rustavi 2. I said a thousand times, remove this Kardav or pay the money to this bastard. Ilham too can be offended and cut off our debt in SOCAR. It must be solved somehow. When are you going to Zurich?

K. I will send our guys, tomorrow I’ll go to Kiev and from there to Switzerland. After going to Baku, there I will tackle SOCAR issues.

M. Watch out for our Pankisi guys, so they are happy. This is the most important thing right now. As soon as we pit Moscow and Washington, then smoothly will move to Kiev. Ok, later!

M. Wait, wait. Glad I remembered! Tina asked, in Sagarejo, that her relative needs help with elections. Our guys are doing everything, and Tina will involve the military but Azersky Muganlo is crucial. Our deputy, Azik, he will contact you and when you will arrive to Baku, he will come, give him the money to bribe Muganloisk muftis. Also ask the Baku elite, to help me in this regard. There is a bitch Iniashvili, she should not win elections, California Senators support her, but I don’t care.

Do you understand what to do ?! Prior to going to Kiev meet with Adeishvili, and he will explain all the details.

K. Yes, let Zura explain everything, there are so many things, I can get lost, I need his help.

M. Good. As soon as you send the guys, let me know, I have to inform McCain, he is waiting!

K. Ok, Misha! I must go, a lot to do.

http://www.fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/10/ukrainian-wikileaks-mccain-and.html

The balkanization of Russia – has it begun?

From Fort Russ

October 10th, 2015 –
By Ilia Belous – iliabelous –
Translated for Fort Russ by Inessa Sinchougova –.

[In his address to PolitRussia  Belous’s position is that by 2018, every federal region in Russia is going to need its own ‘Putin.’ Foreign NGOs such as the National Endowment for Democracy have recently been outlawed in Russia due to covert activities being undertaken through them. Such activities continue however, through official US embassies.- I. Sinchougova]

Some interesting details surrounding the new General Consul  to Ekaterinburg have unfolded. Russia’s Ural region has recently received Mr. Marcus Micheli, as representative of the USA – a package deal with his unfavourable working experience in the Ukraine. His posting to the region does not seem to be accidental, once the details surrounding his prior activities are brought to light.

After my original publication about the new General Consul to Ekaterinburg, a number of my astute readers recognized the name as someone who used to be employed by the United States National Security Council, with Ukraine as his area of specialization. His duties included lobbying for sanctions against the Russian economy, as well as the arrangement of funding toward Poroshenko’s army.

Let me start at the beginning.

In August 2014, two political pranksters by the names of Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksei Stoliarov (most recently pranking Elton John in his conversation with ‘Putin’), were involved in a covert investigation over the imposition of Mikhail Saakashvili to the seat of Governor in Odessa, Ukraine.   The pranksters, implanted into the existing administration, had asked Mr. Saakashvii to release the names of his contacts in the US Department of State.

The pranksters, through a number of clever moves and handshakes, managed to convince the runaway-Georgian ex-president in the genuine nature of their discussion with him.  Mr. Saakashvilli gave the name of Senator John McCain as his advisor.

As part of this operation, and with Saakashvili’s exclusive contact details, Mr. Aleksei Stoliarov, posing as Mr. Arsen Avakov (Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Poroshenko’s right hand man) spoke to Mr. Marcus Micheli. This took place at the end of 2014, but it is not until Mr. Micheli was on his way to be the General Consul to Ekaterinbrug, that the pranksters forwarded me the recording. (August 2015).

In his conversation with “Mr. Avakov”, Mr. Micheli speaks in his role as colleague of the esteemed professor of International Relations, Charles Kupchan (formerly at Georgetown University.) Mr. Kupchan is also Director of European Affairs at the US National Security Council.

The National Security Council is the department responsible for their detailed recommendations toward sanctions against the Russian economy. Through this use of sanctions, Kupchan had personally invited the world to isolate the Russian economy on the official Council website. He emphasized that the situation in Ukraine will provoke internal pressure on President Putin. The use of sanctions was, in his eyes, a suitable strategy to weaken the Russian state.

The commentary was dated 29 August 2014, from the office of National Security Council Press Secretary – Caitlin Hayden, just prior to President Obama’s visit to Estonia and Wales on the 2nd and 4th September 2014. It is known that Charles Kupchan oversees the events in Europe at large, while Micheli those in Ukraine.

Micheli is well versed with the region, his work experience dates back to his postings to Moscow between 1992 and 1994, as well as between 2002 and 2004. Between 1994-1996 he was located in Warsaw; 1996-1999 in Kiev; 2000-2001 in Sarajevo; 2007–2009 in Podgorica, 2009-2012 in Kishinev.

Team Kupchan is also well connected to Hillary Clinton. Mr. Saakashvilli was quoted as saying, that these people are the more influential of his advisors in Washington.

The conversation between prankster Stoliarov and Kupchan’s office took place one week after Petro Poroshenko’s address in the United States Congress.

Aleksei Stoliarov did not reach Kupchan in the office when he called, but instead landed in the hands of his accomplice Mr. Micheli, who without a doubt in his mind assumed Minister Avakov was on the other end. In the conversation, Mikeli openly discussed increased funding toward the armament of Petro Poroshenko’s army against the resistance movements in the country’s east – the Donbass. Micheli was well positioned to speak on this topic, as it was him who was lobbying the US State Department towards armament.

A little earlier than that, in May 2014, the US government had provided $1 billion dollars for the initial armament of Poroshenko’s army. The first allocation of weaponry did not go to plan – Kiev’s army had been surrounded by the DPR militia, formerly ordinary residents of the Donbass. They had no choice but to release much of the US funded weaponry to the self organised militias of the Donbass region. In this way, the new wave of mobilization required more funding. In September 2014, the Ukrainian authorities received another $320 million dollars.

Poroshenko then, was not lying in his address in the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, where he said that “the war in Ukraine costs $5 million dollars a day.” With this calculation in mind, the $1 billion should have lasted 200 days, or around 6 months. This is as accurate as clockwork, with the first batch in May 2014 and second in November 2014.

Today, Marcus Micheli is a well-known lobbyist and an influential person in the White House. Why is he in Ekaterinburg? While I have no insight into the workings of the White House, I do have the following information for us to ponder over.

  • Ekaterinburg is known for being a target location of the US State Department for the preparation of a social movement
  • The State Department has been involved in Ekaterinburg for over 20 years in one way or another – creating an active network of agents that consist of local opposition, some of which are in the elite/ moneyed ranks.
  • An orchestrated and predetermined weakening of the region’s economy seems to provide sufficient reasoning toward the launch of an opposition movement here
  • Micheli has spent his entire working career in Europe, including a stint during a colour revolution, when he was part of the US diplomatic mission to Moldova 2009, “the twitter revolution.”
  • As part of his role in the National Council on Security, Micheli directly oversaw the allocation of funds for Poroshenko’s army, toward the war in the Donbass. A graphically – offensive video of fire against civilians — is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLvqPnWTBm0
  • Upon his arrival in Ekaterinbrug, it is known to me that Micheli began networking with those individuals that I would consider to be a part of the ‘5th column.’ (Any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.)

The totality of this information together leads me to believe that the US State Department’s interest toward Russia’s regions, especially that of the Ural region, is growing by the day.

Be vigilant, my friends.

This information has been forwarded to the FSB, through their official channel.

 

http://www.fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/10/fsb-leak-balkanization-of-russia-has-it.html

Great embarrassment for Washington if Saakashvili Is convicted — experts

From Sputnik News, November 11, 2014

New criminal charges have been pressed against Georgia’s ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili. What are the accusations and how good are the chances that the case gets into court? Radio Sputnik is discussing it with Nana Devdariani (Tbilisi) and Mikhail Alexandrov (Moscow).

On Monday new charges were brought against former President Mikhail Saakashvili and former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili. This time the ex-President and his minister have been linked to the beating up of lawmaker Valery Gelashvili in July 2005, according to Prosecutor General’s Office report.

Merabishvili held the ministerial post from December 2004 to July 2012. He was arrested in Tbilisi in July last year and is still kept in custody, charged with abuse of power and several other offences.

Saakashvili was president of Georgia from January 2004 to November 17, 2013. He has already been charged with misappropriation of funds, with abuse of power and other criminal offences.

Nana Devdariani, former Head of Georgian Central Electoral Committee, now the Director of the Center for Global Studies (Tbilisi):

If we consider the majority, well, figures tell the whole story.  The population of our country is four and a half million people. Of these more than three hundred thousand have been detained, jailed or have been otherwise repressed by the state law enforcement system. These people have families, relatives and friends.

So, the majority of people in Georgia have already been demanding – and for quite some time, too — that justice must be restored. Yet, there are people, who are quite clearly in the minority, who still support the nationalist movement, and who grow sarcastic asking – from which moment in our history do we need to start restoring justice? Their point is that even the Communist Party of Georgia has not been put on trial, whereas you can often hear that nationalist movement should be banned.

Now, coming to Saakashvili. Saakashvili was a ruler who had all power under his personal control. It was he who used to decide on virtually every matter, including which color houses had to be painted in Tbilisi…

So, naturally enough, he was well informed, if not directly involved, in all major criminal acts committed by his government. It’s a well-known fact. And everyone here has been expecting criminal investigation into his role for quite some time, yet, sometimes, it starts to resemble a comedy, or a farce.

It’s little surprise that Saakashvili has long ago taken all his billions, everything he stole and looted, out of the country. So, when, in compliance with the legislation he himself had introduced, the property which allegedly belonged to him and his family, was to be arrested, there appeared to be only an old and beaten car which used to belong to his grandmother. It could have been amusing if it hadn’t been so sad. In fact, people here are waiting for Saakashvili, and his team, to be held accountable for what they had committed…

But how realistic are these expectations? After all, Saakashvili can count on strong support from the US?

Nana Devdariani: Well, that’s true, that they had used all their PR skills heavily on Saakashvili. But even that might not be of great help. Look, to make it short, if we look at all dictators who lost their power in the course of the so-called ‘velvet’ or ‘color’ revolutions, almost all of them had enjoyed some support from the West. So the support from the West has come to sound comic. Every time we discuss democracy we end looking into the national interests of the United States.

But on the other hand, more corruption schemes have been revealed not only in Georgia, but in other countries. For instance, the recent case of Carl Bildt, high ranking European official.  As it turned out Saakashvili paid Bildt’s lobbyist company several million dollars for lobbying [while Mr. Bildt held the position of the Foreign Minister of Sweden]. So, Mr. Bildt and his company continue to lobby Saakashvili. There’s a good saying – there is nothing secret that would not come to light. Now coming to light are the facts which some ten years ago used to be known to merely a couple of people.

Saakashvili who left Georgia in mid-November 2013, several days before the expiration of his presidential term (and immunity), has since stayed mainly in the United States and Europe. He said he had no intentions of cooperating with the investigation, neither would he turn up for being questioned. 

Mikhail Alexandrov, Senior expert at the Center for military and political studies, MGIMO, Russia:

I must say that it is very serious. The whole situation around Saakashvili is very serious. The point is that Saakashvili was not just a leader of a small country, he was a protégé of the US, which actually supported him in various ways and gave him a go-ahead for various things that he did. And later they covered him from the criticism inside the country and outside of it, when he left his post.

And now it turns out that Mr. Saakashvili is a criminal. And not simply a corrupt official, but a person who can be accused of murder, who can be accused of torture and who is actually regarded as a thief in his own country, and it turns out that Mr. Saakashvili was supported by the official Washington. And everybody around will naturally ask – did they support a criminal, a thief, a murderer?

It is very discrediting information that discredits the US and its policies, because they claim that they support democracy, human rights, good governments. And what we see is vice versa – an absolutely different situation. They simply supported not even a dictator – a person who violated human rights, but the person who used such techniques as political repression, even killing his political opponents, torturing them, putting them into jail and, moreover, stealing the Government’s money.

It will be a great embarrassment for Washington if he is actually convicted of these crimes. That’s why we see that Washington is very unhappy about these court procedures that started in Georgia concerning Saakashvili.

Dr. Alexandrov, do you think we could remind our listeners of how it all started? 

Mikhail Alexandrov: I think it started with the fact that the US was not satisfied with Shevardnadze. Shevardnadze was a very experienced and a cunning politician who managed to maneuver in various ways. And he didn’t want to become simply an American puppet. He tried to conduct what we call a multi-vector policy and maintained very good relations with the US, but also he didn’t break up the relations with Russia.

And just before he was ousted from the office, he made a number of very serious economic deals with Russia – with the Russian electric energy companies, with the Russian gas companies. And also, he insisted on withdrawing only two Russian military bases from Georgia, leaving the two others. And this didn’t correspond with the actual plans of the US to advance NATO to the east and to draw Georgia into this military\political combination against Russia.

They needed a person who would break up the relations with Russia completely and more unequivocally towards the West. They started to look around and Saakashvili seemed to be a very appropriate person. He was an opportunist, he also was married to the Westerner and he lived and worked in the West for some time, I think, at that moment. Later he moved to the political elite of Georgia.

He was actually promoted by Shevardnadze himself, who regarded him as a person who had some potential. Shevardnadze wanted to rule the country for some time to come, but the US wanted to take simple and drastic decisions. And that’s why they saw that Saakashvili is a suitable candidate to take Shevardnadze’s place and they supported him.

We remember this first so-called color revolution in the post-Soviet space happen in Georgia. It was an illegal coup, actually. At that time the Russian Government didn’t understand what was happening. It actually helped the US to perform this coup d’état. Our Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov came to Tbilisi and actually calmed down the tensions, because he talked Shevardnadze out of using force against those demonstrators and protestors who ousted him from the office.

So, this ended like that. But then, we saw that Saakashvili started to undermine the Russian interests in Georgia one by one. First, he went after Adjara, then he tried to take control of South Ossetia. In 2004 there was the first small war there. And then, he ousted the Russian military bases from Georgia. Of course, he subdued all the opposition, even those who were not exactly pro-Russian, but simply against him.

They were all subdued and threatened, and even Burjanadze was silenced, because she was afraid. If Zhvania was killed, anybody could be killed either. And also, some prominent figures from the former Saakashvili allies, they actually fled the country, like Alasania, for example, who went to Paris, and other smaller figures in the political establishment also fled the country. Some of the people were charged with preparing a pro-Russian coup d’état and were put into jail for 10-13 years, which is a tremendous period of jail sentence. So, these were quite cruel methods of the subjugation of the opposition.

Precisely! But, somehow, Saakashvili was there, he ruptured all the ties with Russia but Georgia has not become a NATO member.

Mikhail Alexandrov: Yes, because of the question of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. As a matter of fact, NATO cannot admit Georgia into its membership, because the next day Georgia would say that – look, our territories are occupied and NATO should defend us against the Russian aggression. So, admitting Georgia means starting a war with Russia. That’s why NATO actually doesn’t want to admit Georgia at this point of time.

So, Georgia should recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. And then, probably, NATO will accept it. But at this moment and with the current Georgia policies of regarding these two territories as part of Georgia, I don’t think NATO will ever admit Georgia.

Now that you’ve mentioned Nino Burjanadze, the ex-speaker of the Georgian Parliament, the other day she said that Kiev authorities are committing all the mistakes and all the blunders Saakashvili had committed…

Mikhail Alexandrov: Burjanadze is now positioning herself as the real opposition not only to Saakashvili, but to the present authorities in Georgia who are unsure in what direction they should move. These new authorities of Georgia are very timid with regards to Saakashvili and his associates who are actually responsible for various crimes against the Georgian people.

And Burjanadze sees the political opportunity here, where she could move. Of course, she criticizes not only Saakashvili by saying that, but she criticizes the policies of the current Georgian Government, because she says that the Georgian Government didn’t condemn the war of 2008 against the South Ossetia, which was the major crime committed by Saakashvili. And look, if this happens, if the Georgian Government condemns this war, it will mean putting part of the blame on the West for supporting Saakashvili and supporting this war. And that’s why the current Government of Georgia is a bit timid and doesn’t want to recognize this obvious fact.

But Burjanadze sees the political opportunity and she goes further, than the current Government. And she also wants to take revenge over Saakashvili who actually removed her from power, and actually put a political pressure on her, intimidated her when she was in opposition.

Now it is a good chance to show everybody that the advice that Saakashvili is giving to Ukraine is wrong and what actually has led to this situation now in Ukraine, where Crimea has detached itself from Ukraine and Donbass is also detaching itself from Ukraine, it is the result of the advice that Saakashvili is giving to the current Ukrainian Government. Basically, his advice is wrong and counterproductive, and leads not to the effective results but quite the opposite. I think that is the reason why she made this statement.

http://sputniknews.com/radio_burning_point/20141111/1014642353.html

Also: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150226/1018764067.html

Saakashvili, a wanted man at home, lobbies Washington for arms for Ukraine

From Sputnik News, February 26, 2015

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili is on a mission. He’s come to Washington to persuade national legislators and government officials that they should arm the Ukrainian government.

While US President Barack Obama’s administration declared publicly that it hasn’t made a decision about sending lethal military aid to Ukraine, and European powers as well as Russia have warned Washington against doing so, Beltway hawks are getting another blast of warmongering adrenaline from a man who led his country to a disastrous war in 2008 and now seems eager to push Ukraine into an open confrontation with Russia.

Saakashvili’s closest friends in Washington: ever looking for a place to send US troops, Senator John McCain and his sidekick Sen. Lindsay Graham have long been advocating for sending arms in support of Petro Poroshenko’s government in Kiev.  Western powers failing to come to Ukraine’s aid “are legitimizing the dismemberment of a sovereign nation in Europe for the first time in seven decades,” they wrote in a joint statement.
Mikheil Saakashvili         @SaakashviliM

And I am proud to be friends for more than 20 years with this true American hero. http://fb.me/4CgCsxn42 

However, Saakashvili — who has recently become an adviser to Ukrainian President Poroshenko — is looking to expand the number of supporters ready to arm Kiev.

Obviously, in the name of democracy and progress.

“[N]ever have so many [U.S.] lawmakers agreed to meet with me, even when I was president:” he posted on Facebook about the trip. “34 meetings in three days.”

Calling Ukraine “today’s West Berlin,” Saakashvili painted the conflict in unequivocal terms in a Feb. 24 op-ed in the Washington Post, appearing just in time for him to meet with US lawmakers.

“What is being decided in Ukraine — the largest country in Europe — is whether the post-Soviet space will be allowed to free itself from a vicious cycle of inefficiency, corruption, violence and failed governments to build instead modern, open, democratic societies,” he wrote.

While Saakashvili is on an international tour to drum up military aid, his own country has sought to have him extradited from Ukraine to face charges of abuse of authority.

Ukraine has so far refused Georgia’s extradition request, and Saakashvili has called the charges politically motivated and “a farce.”

Though the charges relate to abuses of power from earlier in his presidency, Saakashvili also came under fire from the European Union for his role in the 2008 war with Russia which led to Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states.

The EU-commissioned report blamed Saakashvili for starting the conflict due to his “penchant for acting in the heat of the moment.” The report further dismissed claims that Russia had attacked prior to Georgia’s bombardment of the Southern Ossetian town of Tskhinvali, the first confrontation of the war.

“It is not possible to accept that the shelling of Tskhinvali with Grad multiple rocket launchers and heavy artillery would satisfy the requirements of having been necessary and proportionate,” the 2009 report concluded.

Saakashvili was elected in 2004 and held office until 2013, with strong support from the United States. The opposition Georgian Dream coalition won the country’s 2012 parliamentary elections, while the United National Movement, the ruling party since the Rose Revolution in 2003 and led by former President Saakashvili, became its rival. A year later, Giorgi Margvelashvili from Georgian Dream won the presidency, replacing Saakashvili. Immediately after losing presidential immunity, Saakashvili fled the country and since then has refused to return to Georgia to face the trial.

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150226/1018764067.html#ixzz3TPp58o3k