Skip to comments.Russia to build military base in occupied Georgia
Posted on 02/18/2010 10:48:30 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Russia secured on 17 February the right to maintain a large, long-term military presence in the Georgian rebel region of Abkhazia, signing a deal for a military base that was condemned by Tbilisi and the West.
The base will accommodate at least 3,000 Russian land troops, already stationed in Abkhazia, for at least 49 years, Abkhaz officials said.
"This agreement creates a foundation for the development of Abkhazia as an independent state," Medvedev said at a signing ceremony in the Great Kremlin Palace.
Moscow recognised Abkhazia in August 2008 after crushing an assault by US ally Georgia on another pro-Russian breakaway region, South Ossetia, in a five-day war.
The regions, which broke away from Georgia in bloody wars in the early 1990s, are almost completely dependent on Russia. Both use the Russian rouble and Moscow has issued most residents with Russian passports and pays their pensions.
The new base is one of several that Russia plans to build on the sliver of land, which is close to NATO member Turkey, in the near future. The others are for airborne troops and the navy
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Lovely. I’m sure Obama is busy staring at himself in the mirror right now to have any response to the latest Russian landgrab.
Attacking President Bush, now!
Dang! Must be some pretty old troops.
Funny how tiny weak Georgia managed to shoot down so many Russian jets, huh? And then it was really funny when the fighter pilots of those jets then wanted to defect to Georgia! Russians are willing to renounce their own country just to get a big mac from McDonald’s! That’s what happens when you have an army of conscripted prostitutes. Russia, the country where their superior officers cut off their genitals and call it “hazing.”
I am sure that have had fresh ones over the years.
The NATO ally - Muslim Turkey - refuses to conclude a bilateral agreement with the United States on installing the anti-missile radar designed to track Iran.
Some NATO "partner"
I have always believed that we should start moving our B-61 nuclear bombs from Turkey because of their close relationship with Iran.
This country has made major and critical errors in its maddeniing “alliance” with Turks.
It will end very badly.
read George Horton’s “The Blight of Asia” here:
Thank you very much for the suggestion. I will see if they have it at Barnes and Noble.
It’s no longer available-— or if found would be quite expensive. The org whose link I pointed out is going to republish it. For now, It is available there for free.