Center for Liberal Strategies

Tuesday March 23rd, 2010

Gambler in Chief

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ivan Krastev @ 09:39 AM

New posting of Ivan Krastev in the blog of Word Affairs:

The second Russia-Georgia war that President Saakashvili lost lasted only 30 minutes and allegedly took only two victims (both died of heart attacks). What was destroyed this time was not Georgia’s infrastructure, but the political credibility of its government.

The facts on the ground are not contested. On March 13the staunchly pro-government Imedi television channel aired a fake news report claiming that Russian tanks had crossed into Georgia and were headed toward Tbilisi. The “report” also said that Saakashvili had been killed and that some opposition leaders—including former parliamentary speaker Nino Burjanadze and former Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli—had betrayed their country and sided with Moscow.

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