Georgian Government Warns of Imminent Color Revolution to Pull Country into Ukraine War

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The opposition Russo-phobic party leader in the Black Sea country of Georgia, Levan Khabeishvili, called for “revolutionary changes” three times in a recent speech, before calling for the people to be “mobilized to fight… otherwise we will become a province of Russia”.

The backdrop to the speech has been demonstrations by several large youth groups, NGOs, and political parties in opposition to the strangest of political trigger words one will ever read, “a proposed foreign agent registration bill”.

Nearly all countries on Earth have a foreign agent registration requirement, with few more draconian than the one passed in the United States. Their role in a democracy is unquestionably an important one: that organizations operating in the political, societal, or media sectors funded by foreign governments need to make that information available on a publically-managed database.

Not only is it standard practice in America for foreign lobbyists to register their activities, benefactors, and presence with US intelligence, but the Georgian draft legislation is actually a milder copy of the US Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).

Yet in Georgia, the parliament’s attempts to force a bill creating such a program into law have been met with the staunchest opposition.

US State Dept. Spokesman Ned Price told a reporter that “such a law…does not correspond to [what] we, the United States, aim to be Georgia’s partners and help them achieve this future,”.

Another US official, the Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan, said of the proposed foreign agent registration that “we have not given up on the efforts to persuade and urge the government not to proceed with this legislation,” and added “these laws seem to be clearly in line with Russian law,” even though it was based on American law.

The exact same conditions that led to the bloodless coup d’etat in the country in 2003 are currently present—a populist Western puppet waiting in the wings, and an army of US-backed NGOs organizing civil society groups into boycotts and demonstrations.

The opposition party wants to release this puppet from prison, who has already taken his country to war with Russia before in 2008, whilst calling for the military mobilization of the country, and its entry into NATO.

Our men in Tbilisi

With Georgia being out of mainstream news for almost 15 years, some background is required.

One of the men at the forefront of this attempt is George Soros, founder of the US-backed non-governmental organizations (NGO) called the National Endowment for Democracy and the Open Society Institute, which have been used to overthrow several governments around the former-Soviet states of Yugoslavia, (2000) Ukraine (2004, 2014), Kyrgyzstan (2005), and Georgia itself in 2003.

Eduard Shevardnadze, the President of Georgia in 2003, warned that Soros should not be trusted, right up until he was ousted in the “Rose Revolution,” all of which you can literally read about on Wikipedia. By the time of the Rose Revolution, there were 2,000 NGOs operating in concert to get Shevardnadze out of power, who eventually yielded in a meeting organized by none other than the Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov.

Fast forward to 2005, and Soros himself admitted to using his NGOs to pay the salaries of the Georgian government that replaced Shevardnadze.

“I provided for Georgian public servants to get $1,200 a month… And now I am ready to support the creation of a fund like this in Kyrgyzstan,” he said in 2005 just after the Krygzstan government was overthrown in an astonishingly similar manner.

The second man in this story is Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia who took power after Shevardnadze, and who in 2008 waged the Five Day War when he began shelling the breakaway province of South Ossetia at the US’ urging, killing several Russian peacekeepers.

“The Rose Revolution in 2003 is really the beginning of everything that’s going on in Ukraine now,” says Rick Rozoff, a retired columnist with 3-decades of experience following NATO-Soviet relations.

Saakashvili, who graduated from Colombia University and practiced law in New York City, then fled to Ukraine after losing the war, where he was eventually appointed a top aide by Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Rozoff told WaL that in order to gain a promised spot in NATO, the newly-empowered Saakashvili had to remove Russian peacekeepers in three breakaway provinces of Georgia, called Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Adjara.

“He started shelling South Ossetia and he killed several people including a Russian peacekeeper,” details Rozoff. “Georgia had the third largest contingent of troops in Iraq… Condoleeza Rice had just visited weeks before, [perhaps] to supervise the attack, and during the Five Days War the US flew all of those troops back to Georgia for the war with Russia”.

“That war ends and who is the first major US official to arrive in Tbilisi to offer $1 billion in international aid: Senator Joseph Biden”.

PICTURED: Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, who is supporting the foreign agent registration bill.

No mincing words

Returning to present day, no one is mincing words over the current situation. With the 21st-century history of Georgia written by NGOs, it’s no wonder the current Georgian Dream party in power wants to make their funding more transparent.

Saakashvili, after serving in the Zelenskyy government, returned to NATO where he was imprisoned for two crimes: the pardoning of former Interior Ministry officials, who were serving time in the high-profile murder case of Sandro Girgvliani and for organizing an attack on opposition MP Valeri Gelashvili in 2005, for both of which he was convicted in absentia.

All 27 EU member states have signed and sent a demarche to Georgia calling for Saakashvili’s release.

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of the Country from the Georgian Dream party, said in a statement that the EU’s demarche told “the Georgian people and us that Saakashvili was their agent, their servant,” or that Saakashvili “was going to organize a revolution, he wanted to carry out bloody raids and kill people”.

It’s a drastic claim, but he’s the only Georgian in modern history who has been installed after a revolution, so one understands the suspicion.

Garibashvili is saying the same things which Shevardnadze was saying before and after he was overthrown by Saakashvili and Soros.

Today on March 7th he told reporters “we know many non-governmental organizations that directly fight the state; the interests of the state”.

“We know a lot of organizations that, with funding received from abroad, held anti-government rallies, a lot of provocative events that do not serve the national interests of our country. Their financing is not transparent”.

The Prime Minister denounced the NGOs, protestors, and the international community’s condemnation of the foreign agent registration law by contrasting the budgetary transparency of the Georgian government, which happens to be the highest in the world, to the NGOs for whom transparency is not required.

“I understand that it is painful for them, because for years they received tens of millions of dollars in grants, and there was no transparency, no information, no accountability to the public, to our people,” said Prime Minister Garibashvili. “The minimum standard of accountability and transparency is a necessary requirement that is fully in line with European and world standards”.

Small details

Reporting on the foreign agents bill, Eurasianet cited a report from a Washington D.C. think tank that found it harsher than the US version of the bill, but without specifying why other than that it “targeted” Georgia’s “vibrant civil society that donors have nurtured for decades”.

WaL found a small outlet called Front News Georgia that explained what could be the all-important difference that not only has Ned Price and Amb. Kelly Degnan calling it “Russian law” but US senators, German MPs, the European Parliament, Ukrainian officials, and others besides.

They cite domestic NGOs who claimed it had “intentionally omitted a paragraph from the authentic American (FARA) legislation” that allows the US president to “provide a list of the country’s partner states that should not be referred to as foreign agents,” writes Front News.

This was believed to be an effort to “stigmatize and restrict” domestic organizations being funded mostly by Western donations: the exact way in which Saakashvili came to power, and the exact way in which Soros managed to accomplish it.

March 7th has seen debate on the bill on the parliament floor. Color Revolutions all follow one of two paths. At international urging, the head of state steps down after negotiations, or violence breaks out, causing the head of state to resign in order to restore peace.

The Euromaidan coup d’etat in Ukraine in 2014, entirely orchestrated by Joe Biden, George Soros, and Victoria Nuland as WaL reported in February, was resolved after civil society groups seized government buildings and a sniper began firing at people in Kyiv’s Maidan Square. Yanukovych stepped down shortly after. WaL

PICTURED ABOVE: The US-backed Mikheil Saakashvili after seizing power during the Rose Revolution in 2003.

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