By Steven MacMillan/The Analyst Report: 14 February, 2015 – Photo: Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe
The farce in Ukraine continues as it was recently announced that the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been appointed as the Head of the Advisory International Council of Reforms, further demonstrating the complete lack of legitimacy the government in Kiev has. Saakashvili, who is in exile in the US, faces charges in Georgia for corruption and illegally breaking up a protest in 2007. Last year, the former President had his assets frozen by a court in Georgia.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed the appointment of Saakashvili in a press release on his website on February 13, which stated:
“Until recently, Mikheil was, in fact, a freelance consultant of Ukraine in the issue of reforms. And now, finally, he gets the official status. Mikheil will become a representative of Ukraine abroad and, simultaneously, a representative of the international community in Ukraine.”
I am sure Saakashvili will aid the “international community” in further raping Ukraine, in addition to antagonising the Russian Federation into the future. Saakashvili ordered his troops to invade the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali in 2008, a disputed province which considers itself an independent state after it declared independence in 1992; however the Georgian government considers it part of its territory. The 2008 attack killed numerous Russian peace keeping forces and over 150 Ossetians (numbers vary). It led to a five day conflict between Russia and Georgia which was predominately fought in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, ending in the Russian military defeating the foreign trained Georgian army in less than a week.
Soros’s Rose Revolution in Georgia
November 2003 marked the start of the Rose Revolution in Georgia, a Western sponsored colour revolution funded by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation that organized protests to oust the pro-Russian President Eduard Shevardnadze. The protestors were led by the US puppet Saakashvili who was elected President after Shevardnadze resigned following the covert coup.
The revolution in Georgia resulted in the country being pulled into the European sphere of influence and the building of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which takes oil from the resource rich Caspian Sea and brings it to Turkey’s Mediterranean port in Ceyhan. Zbigniew Brzezinski was the chief negotiator for British Petroleum (BP), the main operator and owner of the pipeline. He travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1995 to initiate talks between the US and the government of Azerbaijan over the pipeline.
Saakashvili’s official appointment comes days after the Ukrainian President announced a bill that would criminalize Ukrainian citizens denying “Russian aggression”, a crime that would carry a punishment of up to 5 years if the bill passes.