U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia’s 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 highly classified report about the Sept. 22 incident was described to The Washington Times by two U.S. officials who have read it. They said the report supports the findings of the Georgian Interior Ministry, which traced the bombing to a Russian military intelligence officer.
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.
According to reports, the bomb was placed in a cemetery about 100 meters from the embassy.
Obama wants to get Russia into the World Trade Organization and give them access to a new US-backed missile defence system for Europe. I can hardly wait until he lets them sit in on classified White House briefings.
In spite of B. Hussein’s ass kissing, relations with the former Soviet power remains tenuous at best.
Russia’s internal problems aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Under Vladimir Putin’s influence, legitimate entrepreneurs have suffered. The Russian mafia, on the other hand, has run amok. Free speech advocates have been imprisoned and media outlets shut down because of their outspoken opposition to Putin’s heavy-handed Soviet-style approach.
That little tactic in proximity to the embassy was meant to send a message.