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Posted on 10/09/2008 12:59:41 PM PDT by bs9021
The Gospel According to St. Levan by: Jesse Masai, October 09, 2008
A new gospel is in town.
The gospel, according to Saint Levan Gachechiladze, is that Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is responsible for the countrys recent woes.
At an on-the-record meeting at the Hudson Institute on September 30, the opposition leader accused Saakashvili of provoking Russia into invading Georgia by using undiplomatic rhetoric.
Saakashvili is responsible for the war we have had with Russia. He miscalculated the situation, and then proceeded to manipulate the West, he said, adding that an unstable Georgia could be vulnerable to Russian domination and a possible take-over.
Saakashvili lives on propaganda, he said, arguing that the countrys leader gives priority to appearing on CNN and the BBC than solving Georgias problems.
For instance, Georgians think they won the recent war against Russia. The reality, however, is different, he said.
He also accused him of suppressing human rights, limiting democratic space and fostering breakdown in the rule of law, in addition to limiting property rights.
Oligarchs now control our economy. Saakashvili continues to privatize our strategic national assets to the Russian state capital, he said.
Saakashvili, he said, had destroyed democratic national institutions, media freedom, and created an environment in which corruption thrives. He argued Georgia needs major media, legal and electoral reforms.
The public broadcaster should be independent, he asserted, political talk shows should be restored and the identities of media owners made known.....
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