USA DEMANDING FROM KREMLIN RETURN OF ‘HUMMERS’ TAKEN AWAY FROM GEORGIA
30 December, 2010
USA DEMANDING FROM KREMLIN RETURN OF ‘HUMMERS’ TAKEN AWAY FROM GEORGIA

In August of 2008 after the Russian-Georgian war Russian reconnaissance-subversive group entered Poti and blew up the coast-guard boats of Georgian Marine Forces deployed in Poti military port. The Russians also took away several military ‘Hummers’ and detained a group of Georgian servicemen.
At the time when there still was a threat of Russian tanks’ assault on the Capital, who cared about several ‘Hummers’, but this wasn’t the case at the USA State Department – the ‘Hummers’ taken away from Poti

belonged to Pentagon, not to Georgian army.
By the end of July 2008 international military training took place in Vaziani; to this end the American side brought about 80 units of non-combat equipment into the country including ‘Hummers’. They weren’t novelty for majority of Georgian military personnel because they had studied positive as well as negative characteristics of ‘Hummers’ in Iraq.
The training ended at the beginning of August and from Vaziani the equipment was sent to Poti for further shipment to the USA. Several ‘Hummers’ couldn’t be shipped before August 8 and presumably, Russian intelligence network functioning in Poti, informed the Russian paratroopers that there were several ‘Hummers’ hidden among containers in Poti marine terminal.
During the August war the occupants were thoroughly looking for the facts confirming that Americans side-by-side with Georgians participated in military operations. That’s why discovery of ‘Hummers’ in Poti was very significant for them.
The ‘Hummers’ taken from Poti were brought by Russians to Kubinka, near Moscow and together with other trophy of Georgian army they were displayed in the museum. Besides, the Russian militaries spread rumors that allegedly they found very secret technology in ‘Hummers’ and they were investigating it closely. Actually, they were cargo versions of ‘Hummers’ and there was nothing secret in them. Only one of them was armored (as in Iraq) and was equipped with ’Harris’ radio and GPS apparatus.
For the information of our readers: a car of Georgian army equipped with ‘Harris’ apparatus was captured by Russian military reconnaissance in 2004 during combat operation at Tskhinvali. Neither ‘Harris’ nor GPS is such a secret that Pentagon would show some fuss (they lost more than one ‘Hummer’ in Iraq or Afghanistan) but as it seems, it’s a matter of honor for American Senators and that’s why they are demanding from Kremlin to return the stolen ‘Hummers’ to Pentagon.

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