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Dreamers capture power in Georgia

Posted by seumasach on October 4, 2012


2nd October, 2012

The citadel of the West in the post-Soviet space is falling — Georgia. A sad epilogue is being written to the epic story of the “color revolution”. The results of the Georgian parliamentary election on Monday have brought the stunning news that President Mikhail Saakashvilli has suffered a veritable rout. MS was brought to power by a carefully-plotted drama of “regime change” in 2003 known popularly in the western lexicon as the Rose Revolution.

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Color Revolutions: Bulgaria vs Ukraine: Don’t blink

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2009

Eric Wallberg

Global Research

21st July, 2009

Obama’s geopolitical demarche in Russia’s backyard is moving ahead nicely…  First there was the election in Bulgaria 5 July which brought a new party to power — Boyko Borisov’s Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria. Borisov, or Batman, as he is affectionately called, was a Communist-era policeman who subsequently established a prosperous private security business and has been the mayor of Sofia since 2005. He campaigned on the usual — to fight corruption and secure a better economic future. The Batman bragged in an interview with Der Spiegel of receiving “letters of accolade” from the CIA and FBI, presumably for his battle with the dark forces. One of the first things he did as PM, however, was to suspend the existing energy contracts with Moscow, both the South Stream and a nuclear power plant project.

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Nabucco, Turkey, EU And Obama Geopolitics

Posted by seumasach on July 20, 2009

F.Wlliam Engdahl
19th July, 2009
One of his first foreign visits as new President took Barack Obama to Ankara for a high-profile meeting with Prime Minister Recep Erdogan and other leading Turkish officials. Obama engaged in classical “horse trading” wheeling and dealing. “I give you support for Turkey’s EU membership; you open the diplomatic door to Armenia,” appears to have been the core of the deal. What other inducements the US President gave in the case of Turkish influence within NATO and such is secondary. Obama’s goal was to break a political deadlock in Turkey to construction of a major gas pipeline to Germany and other EU countries in direct opposition to Russian Gazprom’s South Stream pipeline. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twittering Revolutionaries

Posted by seumasach on July 16, 2009

“The United States, ironically, appears to be engaging in the concept of permanent revolution, a Marxist idea, but it is now doing so twitter style.”

Philip Giraldi

16th July, 2009

The twitter and text message explosion has changed the face of revolution.  Thousands of messages can be sent out in seconds to tell protestors where to gather or what spots to avoid because of heavy police presence.  The internet enables the disaffected and politically marginalized to organize and plan.  The authorities are clearly worried.  One of the first things that the Chinese and Iranian governments did when confronted recently by popular unrest was to limit access to the internet and shut down cell phone transmitters.

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Obama takes small steps in Moscow

Posted by seumasach on July 10, 2009

Arguably, a new element of tension appeared by a conscious strategy by the Obama administration to insert a wedge between Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and create a rift within the Kremlin. To quote noted Russia-watcher Peter Lavelle, “Either Obama believes he has already mastered Russian politics … or he is being given some very bad advice … In Russia today, it is simply impossible to play Medvedev off against Putin. Both represent the same policy approaches, including foreign policies, but in different ways.”

“Biden’s remarks didn’t actually warrant a Russian rebuttal. But Moscow probably decided to put Obama’s hawkish deputy on the mat while the boss was in town to balance to some extent the mischievous briefings given by White House officials, touting a growing US-Russia convergence over Iran, which of course was exaggerated hype.”

So Obama tried to put a wedge between Putin and Medvedev and between Russia and Iran: both failed miserably as anyone with any grasp of Russia diplomacy at all could have predicted. As with the interventions in Iran and Honduras, the old box of tricks is still being used, but they just don’t work anymore.


Asia Times

11th July, 2009
The Cold War may or may not be lurking in the shade, but the mystique of Russian-American summitry lingers. In an event packed with animated passions in the run-up to it, and loaded with history, as the summit in Moscow on July 6-7 indeed was, what ultimately matters is the morning after.
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar World

Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2009

On June 15th and 16th the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will hold its ninth annual heads of state summit in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.
Rick Rozoff

Global Research

22nd May, 2009

It will be attended by the presidents of its six full members – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – and by representatives of various ranks from its four observer states – India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan – and from several aspiring partner nations yet to be announced.

The SCO as an institution and as a concept represents the world’s greatest potential and in ways is its major paradox as its capacities and their realization to date are so far apart.

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Georgian opposition: Saakashvili staged coup

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2009


6th May, 2009

Georgia’s opposition claims President Mikheil Saakashvili staged an alleged coup plot to deter public attention from a domestic political turmoil.
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That Was No Small War in Georgia — It Was the Beginning of the End of the American Empire

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2008

Mark Ames


13th December, 2008

Tskhinvali, South Ossetia — On the sunny afternoon of August 14, a Russian army colonel named Igor Konashenko is standing triumphantly at a street corner at the northern edge of Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, his forearm bandaged from a minor battle injury. The spot marks the furthest point of the Georgian army’s advance before it was summarily crushed by the Russians a few days earlier. “Twelve Georgian battalions invaded Tskhinvali, backed by columns of tanks, armored personal carriers, jets, and helicopters,” he says, happily waving at the wreckage, craters, and bombed-out buildings around us. “You see how well they fought, with all their great American training — they abandoned their tanks in the heat of the battle and fled.”

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NATO scuttles US plan to encircle Russia

Posted by seumasach on December 8, 2008

William F. Engdahl

Asia Times

9th December, 2008

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ministers in Brussels have decided to ignore the wishes of the United States and delay the admission of Georgia and the Ukraine, in effect indefinitely, in what the George W Bush administration is sheepishly trying to claim is a positive “compromise”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Georgians stage anti-Saakashvili rally

Posted by seumasach on November 7, 2008




Press TV 

Friday, Nov 7, 2008

Georgian oppositionists have staged the first rally in a series of demonstrations calling on President Mikheil Saakashvili to step down.

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Medvedev Confronts U.S. on Missile Shield After Obama Victory

Posted by smeddum on November 5, 2008

Medvedev Confronts U.S. on Missile Shield After Obama Victory
By Sebastian Alison and Lyubov Pronina

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev said he would deploy new missiles in Europe, confronting the U.S. on the day Barack Obama was declared the winner in America’s presidential election. Read the rest of this entry »

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