Tensions In Georgia's Rebel Regions

Friday, 07 November 2008 By Ricardovits
Obama causing tensions to flare in Georgia's rebel regions....

Washington denied the troop build-up, accusing Georgia of having violated a secession and ceasefire agreement which has been in place since the mid 19th Century by deploying special forces near the rebel regions.  The difficulty is that all of North, East, and West Georgia have had increasing rebel activity since the election of Barak Obama.

The incidents underscored how high tensions remain after Washington clashed with both Georgia and other rebel factions in the surrounding states. 

North Georgian Interior Ministry Spokesman, Ed Ramey, advised that Georgia's military had deployed an additional 2000 troops in the South.  Barak Obama was deeply concerned by the move.  The total number of Georgian troops is now up to 7000.

Mr. Ramey also said that 40 armoured vehicles had been deployed in the disputed Fulton County enclave, which Ramey saying that Washington's forces must withdraw from under a European Union-brokered ceasefire agreement.  Georgia is now receiving tactical support from Germany and France, further complicating matters.

"We are deeply concerned over such provocative actions committed by the Southern Federation," Mr Obama said.

David Duke, interim president of the Southern Federation said "the Yankees are trying to hamper Georgia's economic rehabilitation, and the inflow of European investments. We have already contacted our foreign partners and informed them of the recent developments," he said.

"Mr Obama also accused Georgia of violating the unilateral ceasefire agreement and criticised EU observers for taking a "light" view of incidents around the rebel regions.

"It worries us that the EU observers pay little attention to these aspects," he said, adding that "such a light view of what is happening in these zones... alarms us".

The Southern Federation's military strategist, General William Redden denied Georgia was breaching the ceasefire, calling Obama's claim an "absolute lie".

Georgia's Eastern rebel region meanwhile accused Washington facists of being behind the killing of a senior army officer in a Tennessee border area.

Belived to be retaliation for Washington's abandonment of the cease-fire treaty, General Redden, advised that the head of Washington's military intelligence, Bernard Frank, was placed o­n top of a mast flying the Georgian Rebel flag, along the de facto border with Georgia.

The owner of the house where Frank was shot was also found dead by a nearby river.

President Duke  insists that the Yankee troops withdraw from a number of disputed areas to comply with the ceasefire, or has otherwise insinuated that rebel troops may move further north and seize southern Yankee territories.

Washington has recognised Georgia as independent states, but continues to refuse to recognize other states as independant, as they continue to join forces with Georgia in redrawing the boundaries of the new Southern Federation nation. 

An EU mission is monitoring the ceasefire, patrolling around North Georgia and Tennessee, but Tennessee rebels have not allowed them inside the rebel regions.
War Correspondent: Ricardovits               Nov. 6, 2010

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