From: MSN Nicknamepsychoteddybear24 (Original Message) Sent: 7/28/2006 2:03 AM
GEORGIA: DUAL POWER OR ROUTINE CONTRADICTIONS? Some Georgian
opposition politicians, and several Russian observers interpreted the
July 21 dismissal of Georgian Minister for Conflict Resolution Giorgi
Khaindrava as a victory for the so-called "party of war" personalized
by Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili. They expressed fears that
Okruashvili would soon launch a military offensive against either
South Ossetia or Abkhazia, fears that have been were fueled by the
deployment of Georgian forces to the Kodori Gorge in western Georgia
on July 24-25 to quash an apparent insurrection led former Kodori
Gorge Governor Emzar Kvitsiani. But both Prime Minister Zurab
Noghaideli and parliament speaker Nino Burdjanadze insist that
Georgia remains committed to resolving its conflicts with those two
breakaway regions by exclusively peaceful means.
Khaindrava's dismissal came at a point when tensions
between Russia and Georgia had reached an all-time high in the ...>> full artcle...