May 10, 2005

Grenade Thrown at President Bush in Tblisi, Georgia – Does Not Go Off.

A recent report indicates that during a speech at Freedom Square in Tblisi, Georgia a grenade was thrown, hit someone and fell to the ground harmlessly. The live grenade was found within 100 feet of where the President was standing.

It was not known that a grenade was in the audience or that one was thrown until the Georgian police brought the issue to the U.S. secret service in charge of security for the president.

This potential assassination attempt was made during his speech in front of 100 to 300 thousand Georgians celebrating Georgia's independence from Russia. The crowd at Freedom Square, formerly Lenin Square, is on of the largest audience President George W. Bush has spoken and the largest gathering ever in the country, according to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.

The intention of the speech was to show support for Georgia’s continued independence from the former Soviet Union. United States backing for Georgia’s acceptance within the United Nations was also given in the speech.

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Posted by aakaakaak at May 10, 2005 07:49 PM

Another reminder why we should be holding out Country's leaders up in prayer.

Posted by: Mountain Mama at May 11, 2005 02:12 AM

If you only get the grenade within 100 feet, does it really count as an attempt?

Posted by: Doug at May 11, 2005 06:54 AM

Thank God he is o.k.

Posted by: Jay at May 11, 2005 09:20 AM
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