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Stop NATO news: February 21, 2012


CSTO Chief: U.S. Attack On Iran Will Cause Regional Crisis

Afghan War: Italian Death Toll Rises To 45

Afghanistan: NATO Loses 50 Soldiers So Far This Year

Saakashvili Visits Georgian Troops In Afghanistan

Opposition Party Demands End To U.S. Colonization Of Georgia


CSTO Chief: U.S. Attack On Iran Will Cause Regional Crisis


February 21, 2012

US attack on Iran will ‘shake everyone’ – CSTO chief

The head of the Eurasian military-political bloc CSTO says that a US military strike on Iran would cause a deep crisis in the surrounding region and far beyond.

The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Nikolay Bordyuzha said that the organization was strongly opposing a military strike on Iran and at the same time prepares for possible negative consequences.

“The position of the CSTO member countries concerning a possible attack of the USA on Iran is united and consists of the idea that no strikes should be made. If this happens, this will shake many and from all points of view,” Bordyuzha said.

The official added that the organization was making steps regarding the possible flow of refugees from the region, but so far these steps are not very active as CSTO leaders still hope that there will be no attack.

CSTO unites seven former Soviet republics, including Central Asian countries that border Iran. Bordyuzha has previously suggested that Iran could also join the bloc, but no steps have been made in this direction so far.


Afghan War: Italian Death Toll Rises To 45


RTT News
February 20, 2012

3 Italian Soldiers Killed In Afghan Road Accident

Three Italian soldiers, serving as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), were killed in a road accident in western Afghanistan on Monday.

The accident occurred as an armored jeep they were traveling in overturned while crossing a stream in the town of Shindand in Herat province, reports quoting the Italian Defense Ministry said.

The soldiers were racing to rescue another military unit which was blocked in bad weather when they met with the accident.

With this, the number of Italian troops killed in Afghanistan rose to 45, and foreign troop casualties this year to the same number.

With 3,952 soldiers, mainly deployed in the western part of the country, Italy has the fifth-largest troop contingent constituting ISAF in Afghanistan. It heads the western regional command headquartered in Herat.


Afghanistan: NATO Loses 50 Soldiers So Far This Year


Xinhua News Agency
February 21, 2012

NATO soldier dies in Afghanistan
KABUL: A soldier from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died in restive southern Afghan region on Tuesday, the ISAF forces confirmed.

“An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service member died as a result of a non-battle related injury in southern Afghanistan today,” the ISAF said in a press release.

However, the brief release did not reveal the nationality of the victim, only saying “it is ISAF’s policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”

Troops mainly from the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia have been stationed in the southern region within the framework of ISAF to curb Taliban-linked insurgency there.

A total of 50 NATO soldiers, most of them Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of this year.

Currently more than 130,000 NATO-led ISAF with majority of them Americans have been serving in Afghanistan.


Saakashvili Visits Georgian Troops In Afghanistan


February 20, 2012

Saakashvili visits Georgian servicemen in Afghanistan

TBILISI: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili met with Georgian servicemen from the NATO contingent in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on Monday, Georgian television said.

Defense Minister Bacho Akhalaia accompanied the president.

Saakashvili’s address to the servicemen and a ceremony to award some servicemen with orders and medals were broadcast on television.

Up to 1,000 Georgian servicemen are in Afghanistan at present. The number will increase by 700 soon.

Twelve servicemen died and several dozen have been wounded since Georgia became involved in the NATO operation in Afghanistan in 2009.


Opposition Party Demands End To U.S. Colonization Of Georgia


February 21, 2012

Opposition demands end to U.S. colonization of Georgia

The Labour Party in Georgia has accused the United States of interfering into the country’s internal affairs.

In a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, the party asked him to stop colonizing Georgia. It says: “Georgians have long realized that the puppet ruler Saakashvili means more to you than the whole of Georgia, its culture and history”.

The United States has been using Georgia as a pawn in geopolitical games aimed at fueling confrontation with Russia, a policy that has split Georgian society, while giving Washington an opportunity to bargain with Moscow.

The Labour party demanded the recall of U.S. Ambassador to Tbilisi John Bass, who, it says, is refusing to contact anyone except the authorities and the U.S.-appointed opposition. The letter appeared in the Georgian media on Tuesday.


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  1. February 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Good for the Labor Party. The US has no right to be there at all….looks to me more like the US is hard at work to ‘destabilize’ the area/country.

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