Skip to comments.Classified report: Russia tied to blast at U.S. embassy
Posted on 07/27/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russias military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. ...
The Times reported last week that Shota Utiashvili, director of information and analysis for the Georgian Interior Ministry, said the embassy blast and others in his country were the work of a Russian military intelligence officer named Maj. Yevgeny Borisov.
It is written without hedges, and it confirms the Georgian account, said one U.S. official familiar with the U.S. intelligence report.
This official added that it specifically says the Russian military intelligence, or GRU, coordinated the bombings. Another official who read a three-page summary of the report said it mentions Maj. Borisov once and connects him to the bombings. ....
The report was drafted by the CIA and had input from the entire U.S. intelligence community. It examined the blast at the embassy as well as the string of bombings that have rocked Georgia since last summer. ....
Some lawmakers have sought to learn more about the matter. Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the chambers Republican whip, said he sent a classified letter in June to the House and Senate intelligence committees asking them to investigate the incident and report back to members.
Congress should investigate through the intelligence committees what has occurred and make the findings known to Congress, Mr. Kyl said.
He said the report is important because the administration is pursuing Russias membership in the World Trade Organization and looking to seal a cooperative missile-defense agreement with Moscow. ...
It seems incongruous for the administration to pursue a cooperative missile-defense agreement if, at pretty high levels, the GRU and their government is authorizing the bombing of our embassy, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Reset and reset again.
WH reaction to this act of war by a foreign power.
They probably approved the plan....
Uh... feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but - strictly speaking - isn’t this a blatant act of war?
Indeed it is... and Obama will respond by bombing Texas.
Yes, and they will respond with the exact same strength and resolve that they are demonstrating towards the Iranians, whose ordnance is blowing our sons and daughters to smithereens in Iraq.
Bullcrap. Another Georgian plot to suck US into a shooting war with Russia.
What are Russian benefits?
Reichstag fire plain and simple.
Georgian dictator has to be removed as fast as possible.
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