(WMR) -- While the neocon media and the George Soros-funded �progressive
left� defends the Georgian government of Mikheil Saakashvili against so-called
Russian �aggression,� it should be recalled that Saakashvili is anything but a
paragon of democracy.
Shalva Natelashvili would agree with those in Russia and the
United States who question Saakashvili�s foreign entanglements and political
and economic agenda. Natelashvili, as the leader of Georgia�s opposition Labor
Party, has experienced Saakashvili�s dictatorship first-hand.
Natelashvili is no friend of Saakashvili�s patrons in the
United States, backers that span the political aisle from Barack Obama�s
financial backer George Soros and chief foreign policy adviser Zbigniew
Brzezinski to John McCain�s top foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann. For
that reason, Natelashvili favors closer ties between Georgia and Russia.
Natelashvili has called Soros the �real president of Georgia,� suggesting that
Saakashvili is merely Soros� puppet. Natelashvili has also called Matthew
Bryza, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice�s Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for European and Eurasian Affairs and her special envoy to
Georgia, a tool of the Soros-backed Georgian government. Natelashvili has
called for Bryza�s resignation.
Natelashvili�s program of restoring free natural gas and
electricity to Georgia for three years as a way to lighten the financial burden
of utility bills on poor Georgian households did not earn him any points with
Saakashvili or Soros, a person who preys on the poor and unemployed through his
vulture capitalist practices. And to earn him greater wrath from the Soros
crowd, Natelashvili opposes the privatization of state-owned industries and
wants them returned to state control, as well as reducing the power of Georgia�s
neocon �unitary executive� presidency.
The pseudo-democrat Saakashvili responded to Natelashvili by
accusing him of espionage prior to the presidential election last January, an
election which Saakashvili won amid charges by the opposition of election
fraud. Natelashvili was accused by the neocon government in Tbilisi of meeting
with Russian intelligence agents and planning to overthrow the government.
Earlier, Saakashvili�s government had arrested opposition leader Irakli
Okruashvili and issued charges against wealthy businessman and opposition
leader Badri Patarkatsishvili and Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, the son
of the first Georgian president. Patarkatsishvili, the co-owner of Georgia�s
Imedi TV network, died suddenly outside of London last February
at the age of 53. He was a bitter opponent of Saakashvili and many Georgians
and some British police suspected foul play in his death, ruled later as a
The convergence of Soros and the Obama campaign on one side
and Scheunemann and the McCain campaign on the other illustrates the lack of
difference between the Democrats and Republicans when it comes to revanchist
Cold War politics. Scheunemann was a member of the neocon Project for the New
American Century (PNAC) and favors expansion of NATO. Obama�s foreign policy
team of Brzezinski and Wesley Clark are in agreement with Scheunemann whose
Orion Strategies has made a fortune in lobbying for NATO expansion and
awarding countries like Latvia lucrative contracts in U.S.-occupied Iraq.
Scheunemann is close to Iraq National Congress leader Ahmad Chalabi whose bogus
intelligence helped launch the U.S. misadventure in Iraq.
The Soros network has funded a series of democracy
manipulation revolutions around the world, including the Rose Revolution in
Georgia, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, the
Olive Tree Revolution in Palestine (that saw Hamas come to power), the Tulip
Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, the Purple Revolution in Iraq (that saw a Shi�a-dominated
government friendly to Iran come to power), and the Saffron Revolution in Burma
(one that was crushed by the military). There were also abortive themed
revolutions in Moldova and Belarus. Not to be omitted is the Orange Democratic
Movement�s uprising in Kenya, one that saw thousands murdered before the Orange
movement�s leader Raila Odinga became Prime Minister in a power-sharing
government. Odinga�s father Oginga Odinga was a close friend of Barack Obama�s
father, Barack Obama, Sr.
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