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  • Dead Billionaire Had Feared Enemy Plot (Georgian Opposition Leader Victim of Kremlin-a-cide?)

    02/13/2008 11:47:49 AM PST · by Squidpup · 15 replies · 180+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 13, 2008 | Sky News
    The sudden death of an exiled Georgian billionaire may have been another "Alexander Litvinenko-style" murder, it is feared. A major crime squad is investigating the death of 52-year-old Badri Patarkatsishvili, whose body was found at his country mansion in Surrey at about 11pm last night. His family said he suffered a heart attack - but Surrey Police have launched an investigation to confirm the exact cause of death after reports of a plot to kill him. Sky News' home affairs correspondent Mark White said: "The police want to leave no stone uncovered. "In the light of Litvinenko's death in 2006...
  • Polish president's convoy shot in Georgia

    11/23/2008 7:43:42 AM PST · by se99tp · 31 replies · 1,708+ views
    Polish President Lech Kaczynski arrived to Georgia to celebrate 5th anniversary of Georgia's Rose Revolution. When Polish president car was approaching Russian check point nearby brorder with Osetia presidential convoy got shot up. Shooting was directed from the side of Russian check point - presidential minister Michal Kaminski said. President Kaczynski wanted to visit refuge camp of Georgians who were forced to leave Osetia occupied by Russian Army. After the incident convoy was forced to return to Tbilisi.
  • Soros, Enemy of Nations, Was Behind Georgia's `Democracy' Revolution (Background of War)

    08/16/2008 10:03:56 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 150+ views
    Aug. 9, 2008 (EIRNS)—Following his service to his British masters in the Balkan wars of 1990-91, George Soros convened a series of meetings inside Serbia, that were to launch the "Rose Revolution," the "Orange Revolution," and the series of phony democracy insurgencies designed to undermine nation-states and create a "ring around Russia" for a future British-inspired confrontation. One of the key operations run by Soros, as indicated in a LaRouche Political Action Committee press release, "LaRouche Denounces `Obama's Godfather' George Soros," was to topple Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze, and bring in Mikhail Saakashvili, the Colombia University-trained project of Soros's "Open...
  • Oil and prestige fuel the 'New Cold War' (Russia/Georgia/Turkey)

    08/09/2008 6:54:28 PM PDT · by Fred · 23 replies · 380+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 10 August 2008 | Chris Stephen
    THE UN headquarters on New York's East River was supposed to have been in darkness on Friday night, the diplomats tucked up at home to watch the fireworks of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Instead, they were in their offices long into the night. As overhead television screens outside the Security Council showed Russian tanks invading Georgia, Russian and Georgian envoys traded insults. Russia's irritation with Georgia dates to November 2003 when pro-democracy protestors took to the street ADVERTISEMENT s in the so- called Rose Revolution to denounce an election rigged by pro-Moscow politicians. The result was a new election...
  • Georgia: Two Years after Rose Revolution

    11/30/2005 11:36:06 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 273+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 30 Nov 05 | Tamara Zurabishvili, Tinatin Zurabishvili
    Georgian authorities are building fountains and sprucing up facades, yet they have not started essential projects. Meanwhile, less and less time is left to fulfill the obligations. Georgia is marking the second anniversary of Rose Revolution on which the majority of the country's population pinned high hopes. Unfortunately, most of these hopes have not been fulfilled yet. As public disenchantment grows, the approval ratings of the government in general and President Mikhail Saakashvili in particular have been falling for a year now. Nor has the government scored any additional points from the recent high-profile dismissal of Georgian Foreign Minister Salome...
  • Georgians throw eggs at George Soros in Tbilisi

    06/03/2005 3:42:12 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 49 replies · 1,143+ views
    Pravda ^ | June 1
    "The Gamsakhurdia supporters stood outside Marriott Hotel chanting anti-Soros slogans. The protesters began hurling eggs shortly after Mr. Soros emerged from the hotel and got into the car. The protesters say that they are going to carry out similar actions wherever Mr. Soros show up. They believe that Mr. Soros is a mastermind behind Georgia's rose revolution which resulted in the installation of today"s leadership."
  • Bush finds believer in Georgian leader-(Mikhail Saakashvili-"Bush on right side of history!")

    05/13/2005 8:45:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 369+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | JOSEPH CURL
    The 37-year-old, U.S.-educated freedom fighter who led a popular uprising in 2003 dubbed the "Rose Revolution," which ousted a former top Soviet official from power told The Washington Times yesterday that the U.S. president is on the right side of history. "It's a new kind of ideology that we have from this president that's kind of crystallized now. It is idealistic. It's a much more moral position, a winning position," "I think President Bush was very fast to capture this mood," he added. The boyish leader of this nation of 4.4 million people sees the sweep of peaceful uprisings in...
  • Regime Chance, Inc. PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY

    04/16/2005 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Alexander Nevsky · 3 replies · 2,171+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Franklin Foer
    PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY Regime Change, Inc. by Franklin Foer   Post date 04.14.05 | Issue date 04.25.05 When the Rose Revolution began in the fall of 2003, there was little reason to hope for a happy ending. Twelve years earlier, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia had stepped from communism into civil war. The old Communist eminence Eduard Shevardnadze may have brought greater stability when he took over the government in 1992, but his corrupt rule also generated huge new pools of ill will among the populace. Some of this disgust manifested itself in small, peaceful street protests. But...
  • DRUDGE: Bush Coins Phrase - Calls Iraq 'Purple Revolution'

    02/24/2005 11:10:50 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 36 replies · 5,877+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Thu Feb 24 2005 | Matt Drudge
    Addressing a packed Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, President Bush today hailed images of “jubilant Iraqis dancing in the streets last month, holding up ink-stained fingers.” “In recent times, we have witnessed landmark events in the history of liberty: A Rose Revolution in Georgia, an Orange Revolution in Ukraine, and now, a Purple Revolution in Iraq.” Developing.... BUSH PRAISES FLAT TAX Thu Feb 24 2005 10:04:04 ET President Bush, who has pledged to reform the U.S. tax code in his second term, today praised the flat tax implemented by Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda of the Slovak Republic. During their...
  • Georgia's media under pressure a year after aiding 'rose revolution'

    01/19/2005 12:10:23 PM PST · by jb6 · 5 replies · 295+ views
    One year after the media played a crucial role in bringing Mikhail Saakashvili to power in Georgia, the freedom of the press is under attack in the tiny nation as those critical of authorities are coming under increasing pressure to toe the official line.Many Georgian journalists say that power has turned Saakashvili, a 36-year-old US-educated lawyer who led last year's peaceful "rose revolution," into an authoritarian leader who has no qualms about bullying the press."I do not recognize the Saakashvili I knew one year ago. Since he became president (last January), it has become impossible to write articles criticizing the...
  • Kiev to Baghdad: Diverse People Chase Same Goal (Democracy: Ukraine to Iraq)

    12/10/2004 5:21:33 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2004 | Daniel Henninger
    ...Ukraine's experience has become a democratic benchmark. By briefly overlaying Iraq on Ukraine, we may better understand Iraq's prospects. Vladimir Putin last week mocked the likelihood of a real democratic event happening in Iraq next month.... Courts function in Iraq, but unlike Ukraine judges in Iraq must worry about being shot.... As important is a thriving middle class -- "independent economic forces that can financially support alternative political parties and the like." But he pointed out the danger of minimizing a nation's prospects by underestimating the momentum of the democratic process.... Iraq's instability, notably in the country's center, is well...
  • Vladimir Putin, the Bumbling Imperialist

    11/30/2004 6:22:38 AM PST · by OESY · 1 replies · 585+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2004 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    ...Vladimir Putin... has again exhibited his contempt for democratic rule and his tin ear for the angry opposition in the world's democracies.... Ukraine was starved into submission by Stalin 72 years ago, but when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence. It was not, however, an independence willingly accepted by Russian hardliners.... The massive outpouring of demonstrators in what they call the "Orange Revolution" is an attempt to replicate the "Rose Revolution" in Georgia... Serbia... the Berlin Wall, the "Velvet Revolution" in Czechoslovakia and the Solidarity victory in Poland. There was one significant failure too,...