Deputy Chief of Russia’s General Staff Anatoly Nagovitsyn showed photocopies of the passport of Michael Lee White, issued in Texas, to media in a press briefing on Thursday.
“There is a building in Zemonekozi – a settlement to the south of Tskhinval that was fiercely defended by a Georgian special operations squad. Upon clearing the building, Russian peacekeepers recovered, among other documents, an American passport in the name of Michael Lee White of Texas,” said Nagovitsyn. Neither the owner of the passport nor his remains were found at the scene, despite a thorough search. “I do not know why he was there, but it is a fact that he was in the building, among Georgian special forces troops,” Nagovitsyn said.
I don’t have to believe Putin that the action in South Ossetia was a deliberate action to try to help John McCain’s candidacy, to want to know who Michael Lee White is, and who he was working for.