Friday, August 24, 2012

Arms trafficking to Syria via Georgia and Turkey, is it possible?

AirAmerica, suspect going to Syria too, via Turkey

Why can't they go by car? It's not like it's hundreds of miles away. Hardly time to get up to cruising altitude and many short flights are known to pose safety problems with aircraft.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 05:39
New Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service launched

Air Caucasus, a Georgian-Arab company, will start operating, Director of the bankrupt company Sky Georgia Georgy Kodua said, Business Georgia reports.

The new company will have regular flights to CIS, Europe and Asia. It will start the Tbilisi-Kutaisi flight service in October 2012.

The Georgian parliament moved to Kutaisi, so lawmakers will need regular flights. The company decided to carry out daily flights for 12 months as  soon as the Kopitnari Airport is launched.

A ticket will cost $25. There will be cheap 50 seats and 50 standard seats plus cargo for various shipments.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Corrupt Georgian Elections

-Cue one of Misha's mouthpieces... big farce, Georgian elections

"These two PACE rapporteurs are obviously being paid by the Russians. Who are they to interfere in the legal affairs of a sovereign nation. If we can make new laws to seize people's property and money then, by golly, that's what we're going to do."

Did you see that they also refused to give the Georgian Dream "No. 7" on the ballot, which they've been using in all their promotional materials?

The CIC decided (upon instructions, obviously) to give them number FORTY ONE!

These whole elections are going to be a one-sided farce.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Georgia Election Update - GoG is becoming desperate

I think the BBC miss a few points, like how the government only brought in these strict (and one-sided) rules about party funding after Ivanishvili appeared on the political landscape, and how they took control of his bank and tried to sell it down the river, rushing through USD 50 million in loan agreements to be paid within five days to four unnamed real estate developers without any financial risk assessments being carried out or internationally standard banking norms being adhered to, and the fact that Ivanishvili is actually suing the government for damages.

Perhaps if Mr McGuiness would dig a bit deeper he would see that the government are becoming increasingly desperate in their attempts to stave of the kind of fate which awaited Misha's friend Yulia T, up in Kiev.

Instead, he makes it sound as though Ivanishvili is busting for a fight by saying he won't agree to simply accept the election result - who would accept an election result as being representative of the people's will these days?

There will be trouble whichever way the election swings - common sense and hope for peaceful relations with Russia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia should prevail and Ivanishvili should win, but it's highly unlikely that the actual declared result will go his way. Even if it does it's likely that there will be all sorts of trouble made for him.
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