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Saakashvili loses his train of thought2010-08-07 01:36
In the run-up to the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict anniversary the Georgian president is again writhing in hysterics. Different and often inadequate statements flow from Mikheil Saakashvili's mouth in a row. In particular, the Georgian leader sincerely believes that sparce but reckless warriors of his country suppressed the offensive of barbarians. It is clear whom the man that has failed to yield to reason over two years is referring. His diagnosis is obvious too.
"Georgia is the reason why Russia, despite its great dimensions and all threats, intimidations, blackmail and propaganda, fails to restore its imperialist influence over post-Soviet states", - Mikheil Saakashvili told laying wreaths to the memorial to the victims of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict in 2008.
Does it mean that the small but proud country is still having a little-brother syndrome thanks to the Georgian president's endeavor? In the post-Soviet space, Saakashvili constantly refers to this "illness" is associated with Georgia and until recently with Ukraine, not any other former USSR republic. Most probably, because Georgia has nothing grand or meaningful to propose to the world except for the role of a large US military base.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Armenia have long adopted the policy of cooperation and harmony with the successor to the grand empire they were part of for decades without recalling bad times and emphasizing good episodes of their ancient neighborhood.
But it's not so easy to disorient Mikheil Saakashvili. Most certainly, he had an upside-down edition of Confucius who calls a real warrior that chooses his path, to go all the way. But the Georgian leader is stubborn shifting the blame and completely forgetting the art of priority setting: "Despite the fact that two Georgian regions are now under occupation, the enemy has failed to accomplish its geopolitical goals at an important moment, as well as its ambitions toward Georgia. I want us to understand well what our soldiers could do with their self-sacrifice since they showed that Georgia can fight and that Georgian armed forces were a restraining factor in the face of the enemy who was ten times stronger than us".
It is appropriate to note the Georgian leader's rightness: with numerical superiority of the Russian army Mishiko could have been wiped out like a word on wet sand - if Russia had wanted to. But the Russian army didn't. No one will destroy a friendly border between two cognate nations because of one madman.