Note to Bloomberg: Tblisi is not the capital. Mr Saakashvili moved that to Kutaisi, for all intents and purposes Georgia’s Parliament moves from Tiblisi to Kutaisi
Prior to the election reports there were reports that the opposition supporters had flooded the 'capital' city of Tblisi
An estimated 100,000 opposition supporters rallied in Georgia's capital Saturday in a show of strength days before a parliamentary election .
Please do read or refresh your memory with that post, because, it may turn out to be very relevant to this election result.
Also: Kaspi, if you are around and want to leave a comment regarding the election, from a Georgian perspective, well, I hope you do!
The new parliament building in Kutaisi, Georgia
We have to take a look at this election, since Georgia is an extremely pivotal nation. Pivotal to the NATO agenda of destabilization and encirclement of Russia. So refresh and then we will move on.
The recent election, which saw the West’s boy Saakashvili ousted. The Western media is making lemonades out of the lemons of this election loss and I find that curious. There are some news article attempting to spin this as something novel, going so far as to call it dignified. "Saakashvilis dignified example"
By losing the election, or rather, by allowing the election to be lost, he has secured his legacy. He took Georgia from a failed state to a place that holds proper elections. By conceding defeat, he has proved them wrong, and proved that Georgia is indeed the democracy we all hoped it would be"
You get the drift? Dignified? Democratic? Of course you do and not surprisingly I have difficulty with that dignified democratic spin
Initially Saakashvili claimed victory-On Monday October 1st/2012- "Georgia’s president and opposition both claim victory in crucial parliamentary election"
That changed on Tuesday October 02/12 ....
"But then, in a terse but dignified video address on Tuesday, President Saakashvili conceded that his party had lost control of parliament"
Dignified? 24 hours later? What do you suppose took place in the hours between the claim of winning to the conceding of a loss? What,would have brought about this change of heart? Could it be that this man is so widely despised in Georgia, the West dare not risk stealing the election so blatantly from under the people's feet AT THIS TIME? Would it be so obvious the fix was in that all hell would break loose?
Or......... did none of it really matter anyway?
“ There is now a real chance to entrench Georgian democracy permanently, and to end the bitterness and polarization that has afflicted the country. This is far from a sure bet: Saakashvili has more than a year left on his presidential term, and it is his responsibility to nominate the next Prime Minister”
Saakashvili will remain as the leader of Georgia until his second and last term ends in October 2013.
Is this why Ms. Clinton was so adamant about "free elections"
"the single best thing Georgia can do to advance your security, your prosperity, your democracy, your international reputation, is to hold free and fair elections that result in a fully democratic transition."
Much can happen in a year. Perhaps Ms Clinton was very happy with the facade of "democracy" at this time.
One of my favourite Saakashvili videos
A bit of history-
Georgia is an extremely pivotal nation, geopolitically speaking. Pivotal to the NATO agenda of destabilization and encirclement of Russia. Then there is the pipeline or energy angle and there appears to be an arms trafficking agenda at play also
Georgia has long been being used as a safe haven/launching point for NATO backed attacks using their usual methodology and mercs, the so called fundamentalist mercs.
Hired killers is all they are. The practice continues to this day
Linked article from 2002-
“Georgia has rejected Russia's calls for permission to send its own forces into the Pankisi Gorge to pursue militants seeking refuge there.
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze inaugurated a new phase in the US-funded anti-terrorist training programme.Anti-terror training means training of terrorists. When Georgia swept the Pankisi Gorge/2002, rather then let Russia do it, they met with "no resistance" Which is not a surprise.
Hanging about in my bookmarks are a couple of news stories. They seem timely now.
Fear of Islamists fuelling Moscows support for Damascus
More on the topic
(“Things got out of hand” The usual spin.. The fact is the US and it’s allies want terrorists and suicide bombers, they recruited them, trained them and sent them out to do the “softening up”)
“"Chechnya is a classic example of what goes wrong when things go out of hand," said Mr Galeotti. "The West thought they would be politically supporting nationalists, reasonable figures and they wind up creating a situation in which Islamic fundamentalists, terrorists and suicide bombers found a haven."
Interesting report on Pankisi Gorge-
Georgia's Pankisi Gorge Russia's concerns and US Interests
left by anonymous some time ago, a real gem!