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Prime Minister of Georgia Republic found dead in apartment
AFP via Babelfish translation ^

Posted on 02/02/2005 10:16:32 PM PST by HAL9000

DERNIERE MINUTE: 07h01 - the Prime Minister géorgien was found died in an apartment in Tbilissi Zourab Jvania discovered was died, apparently poisoned with gas, in the apartment of a friend in whom it was, announced the Minister of Interior Department géorgien, Nano Merabihvili.(AFP)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caucasus; cis; conspiracy; gas; georgia; georgianrepublic; jvania; moscow; obituary; poison; poisongas; poisoning; putin; tbilisi; zhvania; zhvanija; zhvaniya
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1 posted on 02/02/2005 10:16:32 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: SevenofNine

Here ya go...


2 posted on 02/02/2005 10:18:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot ORG!!! Operation Valentine's Day!!)
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To: HAL9000

Paging Larry Nichols...


3 posted on 02/02/2005 10:18:15 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: HAL9000

Friend or foe of Putin?

(I have a guess...)


4 posted on 02/02/2005 10:18:38 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: HAL9000
RIP.

At least he won't have to suffer with the pockmark thing, though.

Leni

5 posted on 02/02/2005 10:19:06 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Diddle E. Squat

One a KGB agent, always a KGB agent.


6 posted on 02/02/2005 10:19:14 PM PST by cyborg
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To: HAL9000

I find this somewhat suspicious. When you consider the recent tensions between Russia and Georgia and the poisoning of Yuschenko in Ukraine, it just makes you wonder what really happened.


7 posted on 02/02/2005 10:19:33 PM PST by mazack
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To: Diddle E. Squat

he looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul no doubt.


8 posted on 02/02/2005 10:19:51 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: HAL9000
www.interfax.ru via babelfish

The premier of Georgia Zhvaniya is found by corpse in Tbilisi, they reported in MVD of Georgia

Tbilisi. 3 February. INTERFAKS - the premier of Georgia Zhvaniya is found by corpse in Tbilisi in the apartment of his friend. On this it reported the chapter MVD of Georgia Vano Of merabishvili on Thursday to journalists.

He said that "Z.Zhvaniya together with its guards it were directed to the friend. Guards focused attention on the fact that the premier did not answer the telephones, and they forced open the door of apartment and revealed in 5 mornings that Zhvaniya and its friend they were dead ", he said chapter MVD.

According to him, "it was explained that occurred the poisoning by consumer gas".


9 posted on 02/02/2005 10:20:36 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; bentfeather; All

YUP that story I saw on BBC wire thank for the ping Kathyyyy here the storyyyy


10 posted on 02/02/2005 10:21:02 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: HAL9000

Someone MUST do something about Babblefish!!!


11 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot ORG!!! Operation Valentine's Day!!)
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To: ambrose

Cheap shot. I can't fault Bush for giving Putin a chance, and offering an olive branch. Screw Putin for botching his chance and remaining a thug.


12 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:02 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: HAL9000
BBC News -

Georgia prime minister found dead

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania has been found dead in an apartment in Tbilisi, apparently poisoned by gas.

Officials say security guards found Zhvania's body after breaking down the doors of a flat owned by his friends several hours after he arrived there.

Zhvania was once an ally of former President Eduard Shevardnadze.

But he turned against Mr Shevardnadze and played a prominent role in the 2003 Rose Revoluti


13 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:04 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000; All

It got be Vlad

COME ON VLAD admit it dude you kill him

I hear that he was found dead in his crib PM was


14 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:05 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: ambrose
"Paging Larry Nichols..."

whatever happened to old Larry.....

we went to see him speak many yrs ago.....he sure had us going......still paranoid after all these years....

15 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:30 PM PST by cherry
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To: HAL9000
BBC continued
But he turned against Mr Shevardnadze and played a prominent role in the 2003 Rose Revolution which swept him from power in a wave of popular protest.

16 posted on 02/02/2005 10:22:56 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Diddle E. Squat; All

I give Dubya fair shake here too myself he probably thought oh look this guy dude look like from Man of the UNCLE what a nice guy

Now probably Dubya think I never invitated back to my Crawford crib he probably poison Barney and Miss Beazeley OR ME


17 posted on 02/02/2005 10:23:59 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: cherry

'ol Larry dropped off the radar after Clintoon left office. I bet he's praying that Hillary runs...


18 posted on 02/02/2005 10:24:01 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: HAL9000

On CNN.com now.

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/02/03/georgia.death.reut/


19 posted on 02/02/2005 10:25:05 PM PST by mazack
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To: HAL9000

Apparent gas leak kills Georgian premier

2/3/2005, 12:00 a.m. CT
The Associated Press  

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania was killed early Thursday by an apparent gas leak, the interior minister said.


20 posted on 02/02/2005 10:25:38 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Will anyone believe that this was an accident?


21 posted on 02/02/2005 10:25:56 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: mazack; HAL9000; All

OH MAN now on Interfax wire now and Tass news wire rack ittt


22 posted on 02/02/2005 10:26:16 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: SevenofNine

LOL, yeah, that's probably the exact phrasing running through Bush's mind!

Or maybe wake up with the head of Barney laying on the pillow...


23 posted on 02/02/2005 10:26:47 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: SevenofNine

Thanks, Seven.......strange indeed.


24 posted on 02/02/2005 10:27:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~Support Our Troops! ~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ coming soon~ Operation Easter/Passover)
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To: SevenofNine

looks like he was lured there by "friends"


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4231653.stm

Georgia prime minister found dead

Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania has been found dead in an apartment in Tbilisi, apparently poisoned by gas.
Officials say security guards found Zhvania's body after breaking down the doors of a flat owned by his friends several hours after he arrived there.

Zhvania was once an ally of former President Eduard Shevardnadze.

But he turned against Mr Shevardnadze and played a prominent role in the 2003 Rose Revolution which swept him from power in a wave of popular protest.


25 posted on 02/02/2005 10:28:04 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: Grzegorz; Lukasz; MeekOneGOP

Ping.


26 posted on 02/02/2005 10:28:12 PM PST by bd476 (God Bless those in harm's way and bring peace to those who have lost loved ones today.)
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To: HAL9000

Apparent Gas Leak Kills Georgian Premier

TBILISI, (AP) -- Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania was killed early Thursday by an apparent gas leak while at a friend's house, the ex-Soviet republic's interior minister said.

Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili said in a live broadcast on Rustavi-2 television that security guards broke through a window when they heard no sign of life inside the friend's home several hours after the prime minister arrived.

Zhvania had arrived at the home at about midnight Wednesday, and the guards entered the apartment between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., he said.

The friend was also killed, Merabishvili said.

"It is an accident," Merabishvili said. "We can say that poisoning by gas took place."

A longtime politician born in 1963, Zhvania was part of the opposition to former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and played a role in protests that prompted led to Shevardnadze's ouster after against allegedly fraudulent elections in November 2003.

President Mikhail Saakashvili, who led the protests, named Zhvania prime minister following his landslide election in January 2004.


27 posted on 02/02/2005 10:28:25 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: sockmonkey

Ever been to Tiblisi? They use garden hoses for gas hook ups.


28 posted on 02/02/2005 10:28:46 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: HAL9000
"It is an accident,"

Uh huh...

29 posted on 02/02/2005 10:30:16 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: HAL9000

LOL Babblefish does it again ;)


30 posted on 02/02/2005 10:30:22 PM PST by Libertina (CPAC here we come! Send me your FR photos for CPAC!)
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To: mazack
"I find this somewhat suspicious."

Gee, ya think? ;)

I, on the other hand, don't understand the suspicion surrounding a plain old ordinary death by poison gas!

31 posted on 02/02/2005 10:31:16 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Stop fighting mental health--Leave the Democrat party!)
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To: Destro
Ever been to Tiblisi? They use garden hoses for gas hook ups

Must be the area. They do the same thing in Atlanta.

32 posted on 02/02/2005 10:31:50 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Got Gas?)
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To: Diddle E. Squat; All

NOOO POOR BARNEYYYYY POOR DUBYA

Actually I wonder if KGB agent like animals I hear Vlad has some of pets like Horse and couple of dogs I hear from stories I read

This is strange this is too weird lure by friends to his death


33 posted on 02/02/2005 10:32:05 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: HAL9000
RBC.ru via PROMT translation

Was lost

The prime minister of Georgia Zurab Zhvanija

The prime minister of Georgia Zurab Zhvanija was lost. Minister of police and public safety Vano Merabishvili informed about it.

The body of the prime minister was revealed in an apartment of his friend. And his friend also is found by the victim.

According to the minister, the last night Z.Zhvanija has come on a visit to the friend - to the assistant to the governor of one of regions of Georgia. After a while protection of the prime minister has begun to worry, as it did not answer bells. At 4:30 on local time security guards have broken open a window and have found out Z.Zhvanija's bodies and his friend.

Under the preliminary version, there was an accident - the death has come as a result of a poisoning with gas.

We shall remind, Z.Zhvanija has been appointed by the prime minister in M.Saakashvili's government on February, 14 2004a. During board of the previous president of Georgia, Edward Shevardnadze, Zurab Zhvanija held a post of the speaker of the Georgian parliament.


34 posted on 02/02/2005 10:32:17 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Destro

It also might be relevant to mention that Shevardnadze or his loyalists are every bit as likely the culprits in the Russians if foul play is involved, which has yet to be determined. Could also be the Chechens angry over proposed Pankisi Gorge activities, but it doesn't seem brutal enough for their taste ...


35 posted on 02/02/2005 10:34:50 PM PST by Angelus Errare
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To: HAL9000; All

Hey Hal one of the Freepers made good comment to me at Canteen in the states we have strong sense of warning about Gas leak I wonder if this guy was knock unconsicous he couldn't smell the gas

POSSIBLITY


36 posted on 02/02/2005 10:35:07 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Angelus Errare

Could also be anti-Putin forces who want to make it look like a Putin hit. The only way to solve the mess is to walk back the cat.


37 posted on 02/02/2005 10:36:33 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: ambrose; HAL9000; Diddle E. Squat; MinuteGal; cyborg; mazack; SevenofNine; sockmonkey
The guards it seems were outside the apt building as the PM went in. Tblisi has horrible infrastructure - illegal electrical line hookups hang from streets where people steal electricity and gas is stolen in the same way - using any kind of pipes - even garden hoses. This points to a gas leak accident.
38 posted on 02/02/2005 10:37:06 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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Really Destro?

MAN what going on with Republic of Georgia that country so backward LOL!


39 posted on 02/02/2005 10:38:41 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: mazack

Could have something to do with the leak of Putin being behind the Beslan murders.


40 posted on 02/02/2005 10:39:10 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Angelus Errare

While we are at it, was he a friend or foe of Soros?


41 posted on 02/02/2005 10:39:19 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: VeniVidiVici; HAL9000; All

ROFL how did this thread become PM is dead to Blue Collar TV reset I don't know how that is very wrong LOL!


42 posted on 02/02/2005 10:39:31 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Destro

Okay that's a reasonable explanation. Unfortunately times being what they are, a PM should have a better security detail looking out for these things.


43 posted on 02/02/2005 10:40:13 PM PST by cyborg
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To: Angelus Errare
The PM's bodyguards were it seems from the article outside this apt building at all times and only broke in when he did not answer a call - probably a wake up call that went unanswered? In any case a gas leak is not an uncommon thing in the former states of the USSR. Every year HUNDREDS maybe thousands die from gas leaks - some that lead to explosions of whole apt blocks.

I find it funny people scream "Putin did it" at the drop of a hat.

44 posted on 02/02/2005 10:40:17 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

I have a hard time believing the house of an elite would be rigged up like you described, and it is kinda unusual for a PRESIDENT to spend the night at the house of a pauper. This ain't Jesus we are talking about.


45 posted on 02/02/2005 10:42:44 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: HAL9000

I hear that he was poisoned by gas which caused him to lose consciousness whereupon he collapsed onto his gun which went off, striking him in the back of the head 3 times.


46 posted on 02/02/2005 10:43:13 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Destro

A wake up call at 4 in the morning?


47 posted on 02/02/2005 10:43:17 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Destro

see #37... definite possibility.


48 posted on 02/02/2005 10:44:05 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: Arkinsaw

Remember those witnesses to various Clinton crimes who committed suicide by blowing their brains out via shotgun blast to the back of the head, or who would take a little siesta on train tracks?


49 posted on 02/02/2005 10:45:16 PM PST by ambrose (...)
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To: SevenofNine
Hey Hal one of the Freepers made good comment to me at Canteen in the states we have strong sense of warning about Gas leak I wonder if this guy was knock unconsicous he couldn't smell the gas

I believe natural gas is odorless, and the odor of gas we all recognize in the U.S. is an additive.

50 posted on 02/02/2005 10:45:28 PM PST by HAL9000
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