What are the authorities of Georgia preparing for?
On the eve of parliamentary elections, the domestic political struggle in Georgia became extremely heated. And the trends in Georgian society are not in favor of Saakashvili.
There is a possibility that the population of the country, tired of the ill-conceived and adventurist policy of the current regime, will give their votes to “renovationists” in the person of supporters of Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Naturally, Saakashvili will never accept such a new political spectrum.
To raise his rating, he tries to use a proven script to update the Russian military threat. According to him, that will rally around Saakashvili the Georgian nation on the eve of the election.
To that end he is putting up an act with regard to the Caucasus-2012 maneuvers being held by Russia.
Tbilisi, with the help of international organizations, has launched a campaign charging Russia with preparations for an attack on Georgia under the guise of conducting maneuvers.
In Georgia demonstrative preparations for the repulsion of so-called Russian aggression are being carried out. For what are fortifications built, and why are troops and military equipment drawn up at the borders of South Ossetia and Abkhazia?
According to local residents, Georgian aircraft and unmanned planes began to penetrate into the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
It is possible that Saakashvili for persuasiveness will carry out armed provocations in order to provoke a reflex action by Russian troops.
According to intelligence service sources of South Ossetia, the highest probability of these provocations may take place during the celebration of Independence Day. It will be celebrated in the 20th of September, with an invitation extended to Russian servicemen.
The same source has reported on a significant revitalization of Georgian special services last week. Another interesting fact is the replacement of Georgian policemen at border checkpoints by fighters of special mission units.
The Russian side, in order not to provoke Georgia, is conducting the Caucasus-2012 maneuvers only in its own territory; the 4th and the 7th military bases are not involved in the maneuvers. No additional Russian troops have been introduced in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This was repeatedly stated by the chief of the General Staff of Russia, by his deputy and by the commander of the Southern Military District.
And, by the way, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, in order not to give rise to accusations of Russian preparation for aggression, the Caucasus-2012 maneuvers were initially planned to be conducted on the plains and in firing grounds in the opposite direction from Georgia.
Being aware of the inadequacy of Saakashvili, it would be desirable to believe that the international community will clarify the reliability of the Georgian leader`s propaganda campaign and will put pressure on him in order to prevent further bloodshed.