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Mishiko the Illusionist: confederacy turning into alliance2010-10-07 20:50
Mikheil Saakashvili wants neither a confederacy, nor an alliance - he wants to do miracles. With the help of the Caucasian interstate civilized and democratic regional Alliance, the Georgian president is planning to realize the interstate association of the Caucasus. The alliance will surely develop under democratic principles. "Help us!", - he appealed from the UN General Assembly rostrum. Is it possible that Sakartvelo's leader is openly pleading for help? That's something
"We, the Georgians, perfectly remember the way frozen conflicts may turn into hot confrontations. If the international community overtly supports us, I'm sure that long-term peace is going to come to the Caucasus. Everyone is interested in seeing the strategic region, the crossroad of civilizations, a more stable, successful and open one", - stated the president of Georgia.
Sometime ago he cherished quite a different hope, a confederacy with Azerbaijan. These plans were grand indeed and savored of the scandalous behaviour typical of Saakashvili. However, Georgian Foreign Ministry in the person of Grigol Vashadze provided another definition. "That's a metaphorical description of the degree of development of the Georgian-Azerbaijani relationship", - the minister said, having transformed the president's mentality from strategic into a metaphoric one at a stroke.
Georgian foreign administration is a real expert in metaphors. Vashadze's diplomatic rhetoric has gone so far in its imagery that one can hardly make anything out of it. "As is known, President Saakashvili is very eloquent and never affords any emotions in his statements", - head of the Foreign Ministry stated, commenting upon the idea of a confederacy with Azerbaijan.
In Russian, the word "eloquence" means an ability "to speak brightly and convincingly", so one cannot do without emotions here. However, it's quite possible that Georgian (or the Georgian politics) suggests another meaning of this word, implying neither emotions, nor brightness, nor persuasion, for Saakasvhili's spontaneous shift from a confederacy with Azerbaijan to a Caucasian alliance can be characterized as neither a bright, nor a convincing step.
It is most probable that Georgian authorities, having got completely lost in the jungle of home-made terminology, do not know themselves with whom they would like to unite and whose support they are waiting for.