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Mishiko dreads return to USSR2011-02-21 13:19
It seems Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili views himself as Niccolo Machiavelli, a wise statesman who easily manipulates others in order to achieve anything he wants. At least, this is confirmed by WikiLeaks archives published by Russian Reporter. These materials also show that Saakashvili is the only one who thinks so. His "prey" easily escapes clumsily set nets leaving the Georgian cunning man empty-handed.
Russian Reporter published a new set of WikiLeaks' extensive archive. This time this is a talk between Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow on October 19, 2009. Yet, no one would have guessed that the conversation took place one year and a half ago without knowing the date. It sounds like it was yesterday. No wonder: Saakashvili has been constantly repeating the same things making entire Georgia live through Ground-hog Day.
Nonetheless, the value of published documents is obvious for those who want to "do justice" to Georgian leader and his attitude to "patrons". It's common knowledge that Saakashvili is a genius of begging for help, making a mountain out of a molehill and stirring up scandals. . Yet it looks like this Georgia's Machiavelli is trying to net the American "fish" in earnest without realizing that it's a real shark, not a tiny dace.
Mishiko's awkward attempts to manipulate the United States of America look moving. It's particularly pleasant to see Alexander Vershbow disentangling himself from verbal traps of the Georgian leader. He agrees on anything and offers nothing on the whole range of issues they discuss: Alexander Lukashenko's policies, recognition of two republics, Russia's "imperialist ambitions".
"Russia's fundamental intent was to reconstitute the former Soviet Union", - Mishiko told Vershbow. It's easy to imagine the US deputy secretary of defense hiding a smile. Saakashvili, a paranoiac, keeps looking for occupants even underneath his bed, still confident that Moscow's only goal is to lay hands on all former Soviet republics with Georgia on top of the list, of course.
Saakashvili does not think how Russia will handle this mixed bag. Unable to figure out his own policies further than one step ahead, he thinks others can't either. His half-crazy idea of "united Caucasus" proves this. The Georgian president does not realize that building relations with neighbors is not putting them together and sitting on top of the heap.