July 27, 2011
Was Russian intelligence behind US embassy attack?
Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic calls it "a blockbuster piece of reporting" by Eli Lake in the Washington Times. It appears possible that Russian intelligence was behind the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia last 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...(Read Full Post)