Friday, June 1, 2012

Georgia’s Parliament moves from Tiblisi to Kutaisi

Found an interesting comment in the post regarding the US supplying weapons for their terrorists in Syria...

Georgia relocates parliament to international hub of weapons trafficking for Syrian rebels.
History may be funny in describing how massive reconstruction works in Georgia was paid for by Syrian Rebels.
(read the rest, please)

The comment is a  post from this site
It certainly is a look, from another angle, at who is benefiting by arming the rebel/terrorists in Syria
The writing is suggesting that Georgia has been a beneficiary of arms trafficking. Interesting, indeed
But, let's cut to the chase! Georgia moved it's parliament from the constitutionally enshrined location of Tiblisi, some 150 miles/220 kms to the west, to the reportedly run down location of Kutaisi

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has inaugurated the country's new parliament building in the city of Kutaisi, some 220 kilometers (150 miles) from the capital Tbilisi.

 Let's look at some possibilities?

Saakashvili said moving the parliament to Kutaisi, in west-central Georgia, would help unify the country and devolve power from Tbilisi. Maybe.

How about some other reasons?

Going back to the 2008 attack launched by Georgia on Russia. I am reminded, at that time, Russia knocked hard on Tiblisi’s door.

The show of strength must have sent a message to the government in Tiblisi. You are vulnerable.
Perhaps that was enough to encourage the move?

When we take a look at a map of Georgia and surrounding area. We notice the most direct route to Syria or Iran, across land,  is through eastern Georgia. Is this a reason for concern?

How about this?
Kutaisi is closer to South Ossettia and Abkhazia.  South Ossettia is the independent state that Georgia launched their attack on in 2008. If Russia were to move on Eastern Georgia, would the Saakashavili government move on South Ossettia and Abkhazia.?

Fortress mentality at play?

Looking at the map below, one can’t help but notice the new capital is surrounded by mountainous areas-

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The new location could keep parliament/government safe from outsiders and safely away from most of the Georgian people.

But part of society thinks the real reason behind moving parliament is that Tbilisi is a stronghold of opposition to the current government and they want to get government institutions out of the way of the waves of protest which have rocked the capital every year since 2007. Protest rallies are usually held in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, which is discomforting to the government.

The new Parliament building

Weapons trafficking must be highly profitable. Or, the American taxpayer is a generous backer?

Isn't Saakashvili making an interesting reference below in light of a movie that will surely big a box office smash??

"President Saakashvili says it is time for Prometheism, a geopolitical strategy to strengthen nationalism as a tool to undermine Russian influence"

Prometheism is a geopolical strategy developed by the Polish leader Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935), aimed at weakening Russia’s influence by supporting nationalistic movements.

The movie I am referring  to is Prometheus
As the Times of India tell us: Prometheus promises shock and awe

Shock and Awe. 
Predictive Programming?

Thanks Kaspi for your comment. Took me down an interesting road.


  1. Kaspi:
    should you stop by again, if you could shed some light on what is going on in Georgia
    That would be great!

    If anyone else has some info, feel free to share
    I definitly see this move as part of the larger geo- political strategy


      Glass Parliament as a symbol of the future or those that live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  2. This bunch is responsible for what happened in Houla.

    As I have said many times before, these are Mercenaries who are paid, armed and trained by US and its gang of terrorist nations, in order to destabilize and weaken Syria. Can it get any more obvious? The Mercenary openly admits that enemies of Syria are sending him arms in order to attack the Syrian Security Forces and Syrian Government, he just openly admitted that he is a Mercenary working for Syria's enemies.

    note the beards and reference to their god...these are jihadis..the sort the US claims to be fighing

  3. "Might Makes Right" Says Conspirator of Syrian-Iranian Conquest
    2005 interview profiles psychology of those behind the Houla Massacre.

    "Both the Syrian and Lebanese regimes will be changed- whether they like it or not- whether it’s going to be a military coup or something else… and we are working on it. We know already exactly who’s going to be the replacements. We’re working on it with the Bush administration."

    "These guys who came to power, who rule by power, can only be removed by power. This is Machiavelli’s power game. That’s how it is. This is how geopolitics — the war games, power games — work. I know inside out how it works, because I come from a family of politicians for the last 60 years. Look, I have access to the top classified information from the CIA from all over the world. They call me, I advise them. I know exactly what’s going on. And this will happen."

    "This Bashar Al Assad-Emil Lahoud regime is going to go whether it’s true or not. When we went to Iraq whether there were weapons of mass destruction or not, the key is — we won. And Saddam is out! Whatever we want, will happen. Iran? We will not let Iran become a nuclear power. We’ll find a way, we’ll find an excuse- to get rid of Iran. And I don’t care what the excuse is. There is no room for rogue states in the world. Whether we lie about it, or invent something, or we don’t… I don’t care. The end justifies the means. What’s right? Might is right, might is right. That’s it. Might is right."

    "So Saddam wanted to prove to the whole world he was strong? Well, we’re stronger- he’s out! He’s finished. And Iran’s going to be finished and every single Arab regime that’s like this will be finished. Because there is no room for us capitalists and multinationalists in the world to operate with regimes like this. Its all about money. And power. And wealth… and democracy has to be spread around the world. Those who want to espouse globalization are going to make a lot of money, be happy, their families will be happy. And those who aren’t going to play this game are going to be crushed, whether they like it or not!"

    - Ziad Abdel Nour, 2005 excerpts from "Faking the Case Against Syria" by Trish Schuh

    Original interview from 2005:

  4. how 'syrian' is the 'Free Syrian Army'?

    'The Free Syria Army is made up of Saudis, Lebanese, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Libyans, Jordanians, Tunisians, Egyptians and Algerians, among others.

    These al-Qaeda-style terrorists are the people doing the killing of children in places like Houla in Syria.'

    1. Brian:
      I had a post touching on that subject

      Sunni jihadists from Pak fighting in Syria battlefields

      "Foreign Sunni jihadists, including a few from Pakistan, are fighting alongside Syrian rebels who have taken on President Bashar al-Assad"

      " In mid-February, an observer with the Arab League in Homs told AFP that "many foreign fighters," including Pakistanis, Afghans, Lebanese, Iraqis, Sudanese, Libyans and Yemenis led most of the fighting and "dominated everybody."

      Also covered the Libyan fighters brought into Syria with the help of that great humanitarian
      Tariq Wissam
      (spelling that right?)

      So from what Aangirfan has posted, there are even more foreign fighters from a broader cross section of nations!

      To answer the question "How Syrian is the FSA?"
      Not, very. If at all.

  5. What a strange story, don't know what to make of it. The author is an interesting character:
    Revelations from Tbilisi
    Georgian War Footing Takes Concrete Form – Literally
    He won’t find much truth in Georgia!

    Both Kaspi and Joni Simonishvili follow a blog called Picture this which has a very anti-Russian point of view (and why not); eg- BP & Kremlin - Gulf of Mexico conspiracy. Hmm, I haven't come accross that idea before.

    1. Hey Freethinker!

      I did notice that Kaspi's comment was associated with a wordpressblog that I linked at the beginning of the post

      But, when i dug into the story...sure enough
      The parliament had moved.
      How very weird?
      How often does a nation up and move their entire parliament.
      In fact from what I read, it seems as if whatever else was associated with the parliament would have to move along with it.
      That is quite an expense and Georgia doesn't have the money.

      Unless as Kaspi suggested this is payment for weapons trafficking or something else
      drugs, people, whatever
      I simply don't know

    2. A building collapsed today in Kutaisi, two people killed and keep in mind that storage space is needed and how active was this town back in August 2008. The recriminations are already flying. Here are from some old files, now making sense.

      Master File, Pattern of Weapons Trafficking, Press TV – Stopping the flow of weapons to Syrian Rebels

      Details on Weapons Smuggling

      Georgia and World on 18 06, 2010 07:42
      There has been talk about the involvement of the Georgian government in weapons trafficking in recent years. This activity serves both domestic and foreign interests. Moreover, it is thought that the special services of foreign governments are also involved in international arms trafficking through Georgia.

      The countries involved in this business are often named as Israel, Ukraine and Jordan and others. Names of particular individuals involved are also given, as in Georgia, and there is clearly a competition going on between them. Those named include former Georgian Minister of Defense David Kezerashvili and Temur Alasania, the uncle of the current Georgian President. It appears that these individuals are vying for first place in what appears to be a real power struggle, deriving from their respective positions in government, past and present, and their spheres of influence.

      “Georgia and the World” has been tracking their contraband activities diligently. We present this report for public scrutiny – and as the newspaper version of a broadcast program prepared by our colleagues at Maestro TV as a special investigative report.
      We shall continue to offer investigative reports in this issue, providing our audience with a clear view of what is going on and what kind of people our government is dealing with,

      Maestro TV has obtained an important section of a dossier on illegal weapons sales from the Georgian Ministry of State Security. This material was presented on Georgian TV. It is clear why Hillary Clinton was recently in Georgia.

      “The United States still uses Georgia exactly for this kind of transport corridor just as the previous government of the US freely did. Not only based on this end user document, as supplied by Mr. Silverman, this document provides solid basis for such an announcement. However, we have other information as well that supports such claims, and we are working now in this direction. The other information which we have that Georgia has showed that Georgia been used for the transportation of the weapons to third countries, and these are likely African and Asian contacts”.

    3. New Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service launched

      Air Caucasus, a Georgian-Arab company, will start operating, Director of the bankrupt company Sky Georgia Georgy Kodua said, Business Georgia

      The new company will have regular flights to CIS, Europe and Asia. It will start the Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service in October 2012.

      This is official news as of today! I can't make this shit up, even about cargo for various shipments. BTW a building collapsed today in Kutaisi - first denied and then admitted to. What is going on here - more to come!

      The Georgian parliament moved to Kutaisi, so lawmakers will need regular flights. The company decided to carry out daily flights for 12 months as soon as the Kopitnari Airport is launched.

      A ticket will cost $25. There will be cheap 50 seats and 50 standard seats plus cargo for various shipments.


      This should fill in some gaps, BTW, the weapons transit via Georgia and Azerbaijan - have it all on tape. This is a sample and the rest is the best.

    5. Noticed Hilary was in Georgia recently and then onto Turkey

      Watched the video too.

      If I may... Georgia has had quite bit of opposition for sometime now.
      Way back I have a post on protests that were going on, I think in 08?

      Prior to Sakashavilli(spelling)
      The leader was ... Sheverdnaze?? (again spelling)
      He was pro-west but not pro enough
      ousted in the Rose revolution?
      Trying to keep these all straight is no small feat

      The building collapse, James suggested, and it seems plausible that there is some sort of intelligence headquarters under the building..


      I am going to have to read and put through translate some of this links you have left

    6. Send me an email off post and I will send you a translation - and it will connect many dots - before and after 2008. I guess you saw this too! I think she also dropped over to Azerbaijan as well. Keep in mind the last war was in an election year. I know Saakashvili well - we were friends at one time and I edited a few thing for him over the years. I used to teach with his mother at the Black Sea University.


  6. Brian, good catch on that Katie Ann Guttridge story (re Brian's comment on Aagirfan).

  7. Ok, for some reason I cannot see the google map?
    I could last night, but, not now
    Let me know if it is showing up?

  8. I can see the google map!

    Kataisi is also a lot closer to the port of Poti where the american ships and marines will land in the event they need to shore up their puppet.
    One thing the Russians did in their counter invasion was to go through govt offices and military bases collecting information - intelligence, in other words. No doubt, they found lots of communications with Tel Aviv and Washington.

    So I'm sure the Pentagon doesn't want that to happen again!

    If the US invades Iran, a major overland supply route will be through Georgia.

    1. thanks James
      recall last week I mentioned more often then not your comments go to spam???
      Beyond annoying!

      No doubt the Russians found oodles of communications between Georgia the US and Israel

      I recall the whining after that from Israel
      Doing a post and commenting to the effect
      If you don't like it don't be involved- Israel
      (The Israeli government does a tremendous amount of whining, temper tantrum type stuff)

  9. One last thought on this move.
    How does this affect the Baku- Tiblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline??
    I had a post from containing commentary from William Engdahl

    "On December 15,(05) the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) inaugurated an oil pipeline running from Kazakhstan to northwest China. That pipeline will undercut the geopolitical significance of the Washington-backed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline which opened this past summer amid big fanfare and support from Washington. The geopolitical chess game for the control of the energy flows of Central Asia and overall of Eurasia from the Atlantic to the China Sea is sharply evident in the latest developments.
    Making the Kazakh-China oil pipeline link even more politically interesting, from the standpoint of an emerging Eurasian move towards some form of greater energy independence from Washington, is the fact that China is reportedly considering asking Russian companies to help it fill the pipeline with oil, until Kazakh supply is sufficient."


  10. the Katie ann Guttridge story for those who missed it
    if you cant report the news why not make it?

  11. FYI

  12. off topic but FYI
    thanks to UN US the international community R2P amnesty etc

  13. Tishreen university..what we see is presidents Assads popularity...which he wouldnt have if he were killing and raping syrians

  14. thanks Brian for all the links
    Finally read the Kattie anne guttridge story yesterday

    How brazen is the propaganda machine?

  15. I'm feeling like a 2nd class citizen (or is that 'subject'?). The other thing that happens is that I can't reply to a particular comment. My comments (when they are published!) just go to the bottom of the line.

    Britain and then the US have controlled Eurasia by keeping it poor and separated and forcing trade to go by sea. They between them have always controlled the sea lanes.

    But now Russia and China are linking up the whole of Eurasia by overland routes and assisting the development of the other Eurasian countries. So they are working at being free from Western naval dominance.

    This is at the heart of the battle for control of Eurasia - the big prize. So UK/US/israel want to pipe the oil and gas to the coasts. The BTC pipeline is meant to control the oil to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea and the oil to Asia via a pipeline from Ceyhan to Haifa, through israel to Eilat to the Red Sea and onto Asia.

    Notice that the US is now tightening controls on all the nations bordering on the Red Sea. All this comes to nought if Russia and China can organise the Caucasian Basin oil to go to and through themselves.

    Iran has been negotiating a gas pipeline through Pakistan to India and onto China. It will run through Balochistan. Hence the desperate manoeuvring to provoke any sort of fighting amongst these countries by the US for the same reason.

    Once Eurasian finance/trade and energy is hooked up internally, UK/US can kiss goodbye to it's world dominance. To Quote Zbig, "Eurasia IS the world".

    Western Europe is then on one fringe of it and Japan on the other and the US is around the other side of the world. They are all relegated to the periphery.

    1. Hi James

      Don't feel second class :(
      Your not at all.

      I have a number of posts on the pipeline politics of the region.

      And that is an interesting line of thought?

      "Once Eurasian finance/trade and energy is hooked up internally, UK/US can kiss goodbye to it's world dominance. To Quote Zbig, "Eurasia IS the world".

  16. And back to the new parliamentary building at Kutaisi, I think it would be a pretty safe bet that there is a huge communications bunker under that new building. And I think the dome shape might have something to do with that as well.

    1. I would say that is a given!


      Perhaps that would explain why the building collapsed today, other than shoddy workmanship and imported Chinese labor.

    3. Anon, are you suggesting sabotage?

  17. FYI: I updated the Magnotta post
    Apparently there was an arrest in Germany
    In an internet cafe?
    (reinforcing the narcissist attention seeking narrative, not something someone on the run should be doing)

    Also noting the media is moving away from their 'stories' bolstering the notoriety of Mr Newman
    No gay porn
    No link to Karla Homolka

  18. go read Amnestys latest shilling for war:

    i i cant wait to read their caveat on this one: 'no we dont support war on syria'

  19. The politic blog has made an approximately half-hour phone interview with Nun Hatune Dogan on last Thursday. Nun Hatune Dogan has just returned from a lengthy trip through Syria.
    Here are the English translations of some core content of the interview with NunHatune Dogan:

    The insurgents in Syria are radical Islamists, poor people, who have especially entrenched in the mountains, and get money and weapons from abroad.

    The insurgents perform murderous attacks on Syrian soldiers.

    The term “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) for the insurgents is largely unknown at the general Syrian population.

    The insurgents carry out murderous attacks on civilians, and push these crimes in the shoes of the Syrian government afterwards (SN: false-flag crimes against civilians to blame the Syrian government); they partially wear captured Syrian army uniforms and also drive captured Syrian army vehicles while committing these crimes.

    The insurgents attack targeted Christians and Alawites, and they entrench themselves in churches, thus they can then assert that the government would attack churches (SN: and mosques).

    The Syrian army does not fire on peaceful demonstrators, the assertion of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), they would protect peaceful demonstrators, is a lie. Rather, they are the rebels who abuse the demonstrations to armed provocations.

    The Western media coverage of Syria is lying to 95%, it is invented and exaggerated; and the perpetrators and victims of terror in Syria are systematically reversed in the Western reporting.

    Should the insurgents, which are supported by the West, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, succeed to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, it is to expect that the radical Islamists are going to commit genocides against Christians and Alawites.

    Sister / Nun Dogan Hatune calls on all politicians and journalists to not make themselves guilty in the genocide of the Syrian Christians and Alawites, to refrain from trying to overthrow Bashar Assad, and to stop spreading lies, which are delivered by the terrorists, about the Syrian government (SN: and the situation).

    1. thanks brian, I have just put up an updated news post

  20. i have been researching this and was leaked weapons smuggling footage, you wanna know more than please let me know.

    will let my evidence i posted on youtube do the talking.

    you can contact me if you like.




    June 17, 2012

    Not ‘if’ but ‘when’: US intervention in Syria on countdown

    A delegation from Syrian opposition is reportedly in talks with US officials over the targets they want to attack to weaken the Syrian government and the arms they want America to provide to do it. A “Libya lite” operation in Syria may be imminent.

    The unnamed US official reportedly said that “the intervention will happen. It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.”

    The delegation from the Syrian Free Army is meeting with US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford and the State Department’s expert on Syria, Fred Hof, according to a report by debkafile, an Israeli news website, which is considered to have strong ties with the intelligence community.

    The Syrian rebels have brought with them two lists for American approval.

    One is that of targets in Syria they want to attack to hurt President Assad’s government. The second is a list of heavy weapons they need to carry out the attacks, which they want to get from the US, the report says.

    Debkafile says the Obama administration is very close to giving the green light to shipping off the weapons, most of which have already been purchased by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

    The US is also close to deciding on the format of its own military operation in Syria, which the site’s source described as “Libya lite” – a small-scale version of the no-fly zone and air strikes carried out by NATO forces in Libya, which resulted in the toppling of its leader, Muammar Gaddafi.

    Earlier top US military brass told American media that the Pentagon has finalized contingency plans for a possible operation in Syria.

    This follows the UN observers pulling out of Syria due to the renewed violence in the country. The mission head said neither side of the conflict was willing to observe the ceasefire any longer, which put the UN personnel at risk.

    Some reports suggest that the break in the warfare helped the Syrian opposition purchase new and better weapons with the money received from sponsors in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

  24. Hey kaspi!

    Sorry for my tardy response

    I did see that article, but thanks for sharing it here.

    RE: the weapons smuggling info?
    The Tim fellow who put the video on You Tube, are you in contact with this individual?

    Also, you asked me how many views this article had on line
    last time I looked it had been up around 275 to 300 views

    Interesting that you taught with PM Sak's mom?

    Correct me if I am mistaken, but, wasn't Saakashevelli
    (spelling?)Me, being lazy ) pretty much American made??

    Going on recall here, and I haven't spent near the time on Georgia that I have on Syria, but, he has major US connections???

  25. Air America, suspect going to Syria too, via Turkey

    This continues from what I posted before, elections are near and all is connected to the rigging and the New Great Game.

    Why can't they go by car? It's not like it's hundreds of miles away. Hardly time to get up to cruising altitude and many short flights are known to pose safety problems with aircraft.

    Thu, 06/07/2012 - 05:39
    New Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service launched

    Air Caucasus, a Georgian-Arab company, will start operating, Director of the bankrupt company Sky Georgia Georgy Kodua said, Business Georgia reports.

    The new company will have regular flights to CIS, Europe and Asia. It will start the Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service in October 2012.

    The Georgian parliament moved to Kutaisi, so lawmakers will need regular flights. The company decided to carry out daily flights for 12 months as soon as the Kopitnari Airport is launched.

    A ticket will cost $25. There will be cheap 50 seats and 50 standard seats plus cargo for various shipments.

    What is you latest take on Syria and the End Game?

    1. Elections are near?
      Georgian or American?

      It almost sounds as if the (Sakashevilli & company) moved the parliament to aid some "business", to get off the ground, it will be or would be, a money loser save for the government flying around.

      Cargo for various shipments, not always weapons I would think?

      As for the latest take on Syria?
      NATO will push on. I don't doubt that.

      I personally think the whole area is set to go off
      Egypt Lebanon, Syria, Iran, possibly Pakistan
      And god I want to be wrong