Israeli media says US sending more arms to Georgia
August 11, 2008
The United States is sending fresh supplies of weapons to Georgia from its
base in the Jordanian port of Aqabah. That’s according to the Israeli
newspaper – Maariv.
The paper says the US began flying weapons from the transport hub on
According to Maariv, the US is hiring Russian-made freight planes belonging
to UTI Worldwide Inc. to transport arms and ammunition to Georgia. The paper
says the Pentagon is redirecting supplies to Tbilisi that were earmarked for
The Aqabah terminal is used by the US to supply troops in Iraq. The American
military relies on the hub mainly because it’s safer to use Aqabah than Iraq’s own
ports in the Persian Gulf.
Georgia stocks a wide range of weapons from many sources. This is a
strategic move in case Russia were to block off the channels through which
it gets its military supplies.