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Iran threatening to Georgia?

2012-01-30 13:08

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Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze raises the alarm - in his opinion, the country is on the verge of a new catastrophe. According to the politician, if Tbilisi gets involved in a military campaign against Iran, the consequences for the Georgian people will be most severe.


While the U.S. Navy keeps aim at Iran's strategic facilities in anticipation of whether an order from Washington, or provocation by Tehran, the media is actively discussing the U.S. allies in the fight against "the world's evil". In addition to the coalition with the United Kingdom they called Israel, but Tel Aviv will get on the warpath only if Ahmadinejad decides to attack Israeli military bases. Another country that is ready to stand under the banner of Uncle Sam could be Georgia. The Republic is located geographically advantageously and can be used as an airfield for the U.S. Air Force in the South Caucasus. Of course, in this regard Turkey is a better option, but Ankara is not eager to help the United States. The only thing on which the Turks have agreed was deployment of ABM radar


But Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has repeatedly offered Americans his country. In particular, in 2010, he declared his readiness to provide the seaports to NATO ships and airports for refueling and maintenance of military transport aircraft in the fight with the Afghan "Taliban". "So, we can create a corridor for the supply of weapons and equipment, necessary for the U.S. and its allies, from Georgia to Central Asia to Afghanistan", the head of the republic said. Although such a proposal has not been still received, many in Georgia have no doubt - it will be received.

Future participation in operations against Tehran causes legitimate concern in Tbilisi. Currently, the republic has no effective means of defense - the question of resuming arms supplies is only being discussed in Washington, and possible deployment of missile launching sites will take some time, which may not be enough to repel Iranian attacks. Ties on the military line with other partners - Ukraine and Israel - are also lost. So that Georgia can become an easy target for Iranian missiles.

Ex-president of Georgia and the seasoned diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze warns - participation in a military campaign against Iran would be disastrous for the country. He has not ruled out that Saakashvili may get involved in the operation to keep his seat, and this issue will certainly be discussed at the negotiations between the Georgian and U.S. Presidents Barack Obama on January 30. "They must not allow carrying out anti-Iranian campaign at the territory of Georgia", Shevardnadze gave advice to his "successor".

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