>Rapporten van inlichtingendiensten ondermijnen de Georgische versie van de Kaukasus-oorlog. Een overzicht van informatief leesvoer uit onder meer Der Spiegel, inzake de meest recente ontwikkelingen in de Kaukasus-kwestie. Ook interessant: De NAVO-link.
The West Begins to Doubt Georgian Leader
By SPIEGEL Staff
Five weeks after the war in the Caucasus the mood is shifting against Georgian President Saakashvili. Some Western intelligence reports have undermined Tbilisi’s version of events, and there are now calls on both sides of the Atlantic for an independent investigation.
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At 10:35 p.m. on Aug. 7, less than an hour before Russian tanks entered the Roki Tunnel, according to Saakashvili, Georgian forces began their artillery assault on Tskhinvali. The Georgians used 27 rocket launchers, including 152-millimeter guns, as well as cluster bombs. Three brigades began the nighttime assault.
The intelligence agencies were monitoring the Russian calls for help on the airwaves. The 58th Army, part of which was stationed in North Ossetia, was apparently not ready for combat, at least not during that first night.
Ook niet over de clustermunitie.