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12 August 2008

The US, Russia, South Ossetia, Georgia, Europe and Much, Much More ...

Our old mate, R.J. Adams (author), across at his blinkin' super-brill blog 'Sparrow Chat' has posted a piece that just serves to strengthen our previous strong suspicions that he possesses some sort of supernatural powers.

Otherwise, how the heck could he consistently read our own ruddy thoughts?

Okay, playful teasing time's over.

Here's how he's started his latest most excellent post.

The Great Chess Game

Does this look like a man with a problem? Or, is he just badly in need of a tailor?

Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili has to be either a man of immense courage and vision to take on the might of the Russian military and expect to win, or a downright bloody fool.

My money’s on the latter.

While the western media slags off Putin and Medvedev ......
So slip straight across to 'Sparrow Chat' to read the rest of another of his (as always), astoundingly astute premisses.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a nice complementary piece to the above article over at:

'Voice of the White House'

And you are right sparrowchat, he does need a good tailor! I wish you had elaborated on your reason for thinking he won't be staying in power for much longer, though. Just curious!


3:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saakashvili came to power on a wave of nationalistic fervor after a decade of government that started well but sank into corruption under the presidency of Eduard Shevardnadze. Western intervention was undoubtedly involved in Shevardnadze's downfall. Georgians became inebriated with the idea of their 'Rose Revolution' and the US and EU backed Saakashvili, who promised Georgians the earth, but consistently failed to deliver. His one hope was to subjugate the two major breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and integrate them back into Georgian control. Without them he had no hope of ever being allowed into the EU or NATO. He may have eventually achieved integration through quiet diplomacy, but instead tried to use bully-boy tactics and rapidly discovered Russia was a much bigger bully.
While there is still some support for him in Georgia, his humiliation (and hence, Georgia's) at the hands of the Russians won't further endear him to that proud and stubborn people. He may manage to hang on for a while, but it can only be a matter of time before he's ousted, either by fresh elections or a coup. His own stupidity in blundering blindly into Putin's carefully prepared trap must surely ensure that.

2:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for replying, R. J.


1:40 pm  

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