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Saakashvili instructs on terrorism

29.12.2010  |  11:54

11894.jpegGeorgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has been particularly active on the last days of the year. Apparently, he wants to overshadow Father Frost. However, unlike the latter, the head of the Georgian state has a negative state of mind primarily with regard to Russia. The Georgian president lays all faults on its northern neighbor: poverty among population, crippled political system, explosions in Tbilisi streets and naturally notorious "occupation of 20% of the territory". Mikheil Saakashvili told all that in his recent speech at the oath ceremony of the Special Service of State Guard recruits.


According to the Rose revolution leader Russia pursues "direct political terror" against Georgia. "That is why, my friends, with the line of defense lying here too, we must be collected and calm, and our response to the hysteria and hysterical threats must be calmness, cold blood but at the same time we must be cautious and professional as we have been so far", - Saakashvili said.

He once again accused Moscow of preparing terrorist attacks in the territory of Georgia. In particular, he recalled the marvelous anecdote from local special services claiming that the blasts in Tbilisi last September were instigated by Russian officer Eugeny Borisov. "After they tried everything against Georgia, the only thing they keep doing is direct political terror, direct physical violence", - Saakashvili emphasized.

On the whole, the head of the Georgian state spoke for a long time and with great pleasure. Yet, his speech was so stale and stereotyped that listeners at the Special Service of State Guard would prefer Saakashvili to say simply "Russia is an enemy! Attack!" Still, once again, these were banal accusations of Moscow heard on the broken record. By the way Georgian president is better fit for such accusations.

As the well-known Roman saying goes "Cui prodest?" And this notorious "political terror" is beneficial only to Saakashvili, not Russia at all. Why should Moscow seek drastic destabilization of the situation in Georgia? The near-border problems are numerous enough, and a new "hot spot" in unquiet Caucasus is not part of Russia's agenda. Besides, what's the point in organizing blasts near the office of anti-Saakashvili Labor Party?

Yet, splashes of aggression play into the hands of the current ruling regime in Tbilisi. Such methods are totally in line with the state policy aimed at gradual transformation of Georgia into a model police state where everyone who is dissatisfied with the "general line" is accused of high treason. Such a person is also nicknamed a FSS eyas which makes it possible to organze a real witch hunt for political opponents.

By the way, it's quite possible Saakashvili's words on "political terror" for the State Guard Special Service recruits are not incidental. This body serves as Georgian president's personal guard subordinate solely to the president of Georgia. More than once the service was accused of preparing sabotage acts and punitive operations up to physical liquidation of opponents to the current authorities. So another passage from Saakashvili's speech on direct correlation between economy development and growth of armed forces, is little surprising. As known, a strong army is the sign of solid economy and financial stability worldwide. But apparently today's leaders of Georgia have a different idea.

Besides, as Mikheil Saakashvili emphasized, the army is the "state institution with the highest level of credibility". At least here he was honest. Georgia has no more faith in executive, legislative and judicial branches or even the church. The only thing the ruling regime has is to rely on loyalty of security structures. There are practically no other factors that can keep Saakashvili and his teammates in the presidential palace.

Artem Martynuk

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