A massive throng of Georgians has protested Mikheil Saakashvili’s alleged victory in the most recent Georgian elections, where Saakashvili supposedly earned 53% of the vote.
Exactly three months ago, massive protests in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, nearly toppled the Saakashvili regime. Luckily, Saakashvili has been a favored recipient of funds from George Soros, via his friend Mark Malloch Brown at the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). A gold-plated, foreign-funded budget has allowed Saakashvili to equip his soldiers with state of the art “nonlethal weaponry” such as acoustic cannons — ideal for crowd dispersion without spattering blood all over world television cameras.
Nonviolent crowd control only works if each side is confident that the other will not escalate to lethal force. It’s common knowledge in Georgia that massive amounts of foreign and Soros money are funding the Saakashvili regime, and that the “election monitors” who eagerly ratified Saakashvili’s alleged 53% have the same paymasters have the same paymasters as those who have bankrolled Saakashvili’s oh-so-nonviolent police army.
For many former subject peoples of Moscow, the choice is between Soros-phile oligarchs under UN auspices, and Moscow. Moscow is rapacious, but even Moscow is kinder (in the long run) than the likes of Leonid Kuchma, Anatoly Chubais, and Boris Berezovsky.