A POSSIBLE COUP D'ETAT IN KAVKAS? STRATFOR PREDICTS A TUMULT IN TBILISI
The following is a 'just-in' report from the American on-line journal, Stratfor.com. It is a prediction that the demonstrations which will occur later on today, the 9th of April will result in a coup d'etat by the opposition in Georgia, ousting the current Saakashvili regime. As per Stratfor, the opposition will be joined by members of the ruling circles, who at this point are eager to jump ship and join the prospective winning side. Id est., somewhat what occurred back in 2003 when Saakashvili then overthrew the regime of Eduard Shevardnadze. Obviously, such an event, even if there were zero Russian backing (as per Stratfor, Russia's hand is in the pie, as it were), would be viewed as a tremendous victory for Russia and concomitantly, also viewed as a defait for the Americans. The latter being viewed as the prime patron of Saakashvili's regime. However allow me at this point to let Stratfor predictions speak for itself. Please read and enjoy:
Red Alert: A Possible Revolution Simmering in Georgia, April 8, 2009 1943 GMT
"Georgian opposition movements have planned mass protests for April 9, mostly in Tbilisi but also around the country. These protests could spell trouble for President Mikhail Saakashvili. The Western-leaning president has faced protests before, but this time the opposition is more consolidated than in the past. Furthermore, some members of the government are expected to join in the protests, and Russia has stepped up its efforts to oust Saakashvili.
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