Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Georgia (Europe) : A Strategic Nation Dumps it's Pro-West Leadership

Switching gears.
I would think we are going to be reading and/or hearing much more about Georgia in the near future.
NATO is not going to stay hands off on this prime bit of global property.   
Key to destabilizing Russia. Leading towards a western goal of balkanization. Georgia is after all pipeline central. Pipelines for oil. Pipeline for western backed Islamic fighters.
There are a number of posts on this subject at the blog, you can access them by clicking on the label below
Perhaps Kaspi will stop by and let us all know the latest from Georgia?
Kaspi, if your around and wouldn't mind, that would be terrific! 

From left, then-Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and BP CEO John Browne after laying the last piece of a pipeline symbolically at the Ceyhan crude oil terminal near Turkey's southern coastal city of Adana

US-Georgia Military Cooperation Needed As Georgia's Energy Security Needs Rise With Oil And Gas Pipelines
   “Georgia has contributed to the energy security of Eurasia and has accumulated vast experience in implementation of important transnational energy projects,” said Valeri Chechelashvilli, deputy foreign minister of Georgia.

The 609-mile BTE pipeline transports natural gas produced in the Sha Deniz field, located in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, to Georgia and on to Turkey.

Perhaps the most important pipeline that passes through Georgia is the BTC, which transports about 1 million barrels of crude oil from oil fields in the Caspian Sea to the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean, where it then is shipped via tankers to European markets.
“The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a major success for the U.S. goal of enhancing and diversifying global energy supplies,” the U.S. State Department said in May 2005.
Georgia voters poised to elect new president, reject Saakashvili ally

An interesting tidbit is contained within this article. It will be highlighted.
 He was the star of Georgia’s Rose Revolution. (The ‘rose’ revolution, just one of the many western backed ‘colour’ revolutions)  As president, he cracked down hard on corruption, sought to refashion his country along Western lines and made government services efficient and effective. (That’s just nonsensical stuff)
He also led Georgia into its disastrous war with Russia in 2008, allowed abuses in the criminal justice system to fester and earned a reputation for capricious arrogance.
(That’s more accurate. Saakashvili did indeed start a war with Russia in 08. And boy oh boy did he allow abuses in the justic system)
Now President Mikheil Saakashvili is stepping down after nearly a decade in office — and on Sunday, Georgia’s voters made it abundantly clear that they are not interested in prolonging his political legacy.

Exit polls Sunday evening showed two-thirds of the vote going to the handpicked ally of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who came to power last year in opposition to Saakashvili. The president’s favored candidate, Davit Bakradze of the United National Movement, came in second in a field of 23, but got only about 20 percent of the vote, two independent exit polls said.

Dozens of former officials from Saakashvili’s government have been investigated or charged with crimes since Ivanishvili became prime minister. Georgia has been cautioned by Western nations not to pursue victor’s justice against former incumbents, (Why?) but Ivanishvili contends that the previous government was rife with lawlessness and that criminals should be held accountable.On television Tuesday, he said that Saakashvili will not be subject to a “political” pursuit, but that he might well face legal questioning once he leaves office — particularly over the death of a former prime minister.
Kutasai Georgia- Three days before Georgia’s presidential election, Ivane Merabishvili, the former prime minister and still a leader of the country’s main opposition party, sat in a courtroom here, in the glass box reserved for defendants held without bail.
 As voters go to the polls on Sunday to replace President Mikheil Saakashvili in what by all predictions will be a rare, peaceful transition, Mr. Merabishvili is not alone. More than 10 other former ministers or other high-level officials who served with him in Mr. Saakashvili’s government are on trial or facing prosecutions that could bring long sentences.

There is also intense speculation that Mr. Saakashvili will be arrested when he leaves the presidency later this month — to the point that he has been in talks about taking a position as a visiting professor at Columbia University, with supporters advising him that time outside the country might reduce his chances of incarceration.
Mr. Saakashvili going back to the country from whence he was created
To members of Mr. Saakashvili’s party, United National Movement, the criminal cases represent ruthless political retribution. It is particularly undeserved, they say, because Mr. Saakashvili accepted his party’s defeat last year by Georgian Dream, the party led by the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is now prime minister.
Bush and Saakashvili- those were the days!

To the Georgian public this is not a case of retribution:

“What can I say?” he asked with a philosophical air. “On the one side, many say there are too many defendants from the prior government, and the process could be assessed as politically motivated. However, if you go to the Georgian public and ask their opinion, the prosecutor’s office is not as strong as it should be.”
This should get interesting.


  1. Penny

    Is this not a Georgia version of replacing Bush with Obama, or any of the other replacements of overt fascists with something they hoped the public would not smell of the stench of rotting flesh? The guy is a billionaire, there was no demonising stink about him in the Jewish zionist run western media. Usually when a leader is objectionable to the western fascists, the zio-media goes into smear mode overdrive.

    Perhaps it's it might be too soon to celebrate the success of somebody who may just be another Pavel.

    Seeing "tie eater" bite the dust is pleasant, though, I'd much rather see him swing in the wind like Mussolini for his war crimes. At the very least, it is what he deserves.

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    1. Is it a swap out the oppisame?
      It is to early to tell, yet.
      Yes, I am aware that he is a billionaire
      Who made all his money in Russia (because that always gets mentioned)
      Do you notice when another billionaire makes money the news always goes like this
      he made his money in oil
      in investments
      in manufacturing
      but usually a specific country is not mentioned.
      I did notice that oddity

      "Tie eater" oh that is hilarious... I had that video here long, long ago.
      And he was a rotten tyrant. There was no end to protests there, that never got covered in the corporate/nato media
      All those abuses that went on and hardly a word here
      I have actually seen more about those abuses this past little bit then I had in all the years they were going on.

    2. Penny

      "It is to early to tell, yet."

      I think so too, I only wanted to register some caution in my earlier post, jaded individual I've become. Let's see what direction he moves in.

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  2. No time to read the blog post right now.. cking out a bit of news before I have to get busy.

    Wanted to share this article on what Lavrov had to say about his meeting w/ kerry and whoever about Geneva2

    Lavrov visits Greece, talks bilateral relations, NATO, Syria

    Won't spoil it, but this quote really pssed me off because it's so dam true !!

    “It’s surprising that these people can’t hide their emotions. It’s surprising that the West’s reaction is rather weak towards such arrogant statements,” Lavrov said.

    Again, the only "adults in the room" are Russians and Syrians ( real true ones)
    the rest are a bunch of zionist spoiled children wanting their dam way :(

    yes, I"m angry watching beautiful Syria being chipped away to rubble and more carnage and death.
    sorry to take it out here :(

  3. Lavrov mentions Ioannis Kapodistrias and naturally they didn't teach me that in HIgh School in farming country Indiana. :)

    so--bypassing the every on top choice wikipedia--here is the Greek (fuff?) of who he was.

    Ioannis Kapodistrias

    gone for good :))

  4. A bit of irrelevant fun:

    Forbes ranks Putin world’s most powerful person, downs Obama


    "Russian President Vladimir Putin has been ranked the most powerful person in the world by Forbes. He topped the list of the 72 world figures that “matter the most,” while US President Barack Obama was rated second..."

    Forbes is basically a gossip rag for the rich and very rich in the west (and for those pathetic sods who think if I read this toss, I will learn how to act like the gods and be rich and powerful, too, the WSJ and FT rely upon similar sad parasites for the bulk of their readership, as well). This ranking is silly buggers, but I'm sure it rankles the "right people". ;D

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  5. The ‘Five Eyes’ is an alliance for intelligence cooperation that includes the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    The document released by Der Spiegel, codenamed ‘STATEROOM,’ indicates the outfits “are small in size and in number of personnel staffing them...They are covert, and their true mission is not known by the majority of the diplomatic staff at the facility where they are assigned.”

    The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs refused comment on the story, saying it is against government policy to speak on intelligence activity.

    The world shouldn't be surprised that Australia is assisting US in their spy program. The Australian governments since 1940's has been USA prostitute in Asia.