Tuesday, April 10, 2012

'Saakashvili readying for new war with Russia'

President Mikhail Saakashvili is getting ready for a war with Russia, says Georgi Gugava, political secretary of the Georgian opposition Labor Party.

“The gang that is holding power is ready to continue the [August] 2008 provocation, as a result of which we lost territories and hundreds of people were killed,” Gugava told a Georgian newspaper, cites Vzglyad daily.

The opposition politician noted that there has been an increase of “military rhetoric” and “advertising of reserve and new military hardware” on Georgian state-controlled TV channels.

“Saakashvili is preparing for a war!” Gugava believes. He says the president is planning to “launch a provocation” in order to “involve the Russian Army” in a conflict.

Then Saakashvili would flee the former Soviet republic with “stolen billions” and in a status of “ousted president.” Being “an exile” would make the Georgian leader look like a victim rather than a criminal, the Labor Party secretary thinks. Read More