Herostratos from Tbilisi blaspheming at the Mukhadgverdi cemetery27.05.2009 | 23:32
On the 26th of May, on the Day of Independence of Georgia, when tens of thousands of Georgians from Tbilisi and other cities were holding a civil parade at the Dinamo stadium demanding the president's immediate resignation, Mikhail Nikolaevitch went to the Mukhadgverdi cemetery. There he made a speech at the ceremony of opening a Memorial to those who have died in a criminal military adventure initiated by the president in South Ossetia.
Signs of the president's mental disorder have long been obvious. It would be enough to mention his application of physical force in respect of the ruling cabinet members, throwing receivers at the prime-minister, chewing his neck-tie during intensive negotiations, his sudden running and hitting the ground on seeing a bird's shadow which he had taken for a Russian attack plane. The examples are numerous.
For almost two months the country is experiencing strong protest actions of the opposition, many of its leaders being the former associates of Saakashvili's that have turned their back on him, frightened, among other things, by his inadequate behaviour. This being the situation, the Georgian leader seems to have lost the remaining common sense.
On the 26th of May, on the day of proclaiming Georgia's independence, when tens of thousands of people from Tbilisi and other cities were holding a civil parade at the Dinamo stadium demanding the president's immediate resignation, Mikhail Nikolaevitch, following his flattering viziers' advice, made up his mind to make another pathetic gesture. On this day, he went to the Mukhadgverdi cemetery in Tbilisi to make a speech at the ceremony of opening a Memorial to those who have died in a criminal military adventure initiated by the president in South Ossetia.
The amount of "the bloody boys" evidently so much increased in the eyes of the president that Mr. Saakashvili was simply carried away by his own virtual reality.
Launching the Second World War in 1939, Adolph Hitler was shouting to the whole world that Poland treacherously attacked Germany, which had been longing for peace. Let us remind you that on the last summer day in 1939, Gestapo organized and initiated a provocative act at the border in Upper Silezia that served as a pretext for aggression upon Poland. On the night of September, 1, six SS-men from Polish volksdeutsche dressed in Polish military uniform captured the radio station in the border town of Glyaivits, shot down the guards and started broadcasting inflammatory anti-German speeches. At the end of the Glyaivits operation, its leader, SS-gauptshturmfurer Alfred Naujocks personally killed the previously chosen and dressed in a zholnezh's uniform Polish prisoner of a concentrated camp at the entrance to the radio station. His dead body was to be the proof of "the Polish traces".
That is how the Second World War began.
The Georgian president decided to repeat this classical provocation in his criminal attempt to settle the conflict in South Ossetia by force. Tbilisi told the world that South Ossetia was invaded by hundreds of North-Caucasian volunteers, Russian Cossacks being among them. The Georgian television even showed "a killed Cossack", in box-calf shoes, striped breeches, a shirt and a blue-banded cap. Later on, it was found out in Tskhinval that the man was an officer of the South-Ossetian security agencies that had been wounded and taken prisoner, tortured and shot down.
Everyone knows the outcome of the punitive expedition upon Tskhinval authorized by the Georgian president despite the objections of a number of politicians and military men who were perfectly realizing that the military adventure might lead to the disruption of the Georgian nationality.
Having treacherously brought a burst of fire upon the peaceful Tskhinval, having left the city in ruins and having made living targets of the Ossetian old men, children and women, Mikhail Saakashvili again started "to sing his favourite song" during his speech before the group of henchmen and before the bones of the soldiers sent by him to death. Mikhail Nikolaevitch again repeated the false statement that his country never started a war in South Ossetia but was just defending itself, and told "the city and the world" that "last August, the same amount of military hardware was brought to Georgia via the Rokski tunnel from Russia as had been brought to Afghanistan and Czechoslovakia".
Mr. Saakashvili is obviously far enough from the military history to draw the parallels between the large-scope strategic operations held by the Warsaw Treaty countries in Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan and the tactic operation aimed at "pressing Georgia to peace".
Saakashvili, who has more than once been found out in a lie even by the EU representatives, tried to justify his criminal military adventure before the dead Georgian servicemen. His speech at Mukhadgverdi cemetery was rather eloquent. It turned out that in the course of the battle, the brave Georgian army distroyed a whole column of Russian armor and crashed as much planes as Russia has never lost since the times of the Second world war (and what about Afghanistan?), having forced hundreds of Russian soldiers out of the battlefield...