U.S. soldiers teach Georgian soldiers how to deal with unexploded ordinance as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program. Under the program, the U.S. Defense Department is training and equipping four specialized battalions, one company-sized team, and about 200 staff officers in Georgia. U.S. defense officials say improving the Georgian military will ultimately aid the American war on global terrorism. Photo by Senior Airman Latonia L. Brown, USAF
The Russian news website Izvestia is reporting that an African American soldier/mercenary has been captured by Russian forces. He was captured with a number of Georgian soldiers, whose specialty was in handling ordinances. The report mentions that they believe he is a Nato instructor, and that he has been transferred to the Russian base of Vladikavkaz.
It also reports finding bodies of dead soldiers in Tskhinvali, the capital city of South Ossetia. But what stood out in the report was that some of the corpses were negroes.
In the above picture, we have a dated picture of American instructors teaching Georgian soldiers how to handle unexploded ordinances. The link for this picture is here.
The link to the Izvestia story (in Russian) is here.
I have not been able to corroborate this story from other sources. I can only hope and pray that there are no American soldiers in South Ossetia, and that this story is not true.
Feedback from my readers will be appreciated.