The protests in Georgia is a part of a larger programme of CIA destabilisation

Summary

One thing is certain in any such mass protest – few, if any of them, are spontaneous protests by ordinary citizens. Careful planning goes into any attempted coup or regime change—and that usually comes from the West. This has especially been the case in Georgia, dating back to the so-called Rose Revolution of 2003, and even earlier, to the free fire zone days of the early 90s.

Now Georgia is again in the news, not only over how the weaponisation of gay pride is part of a larger programme of CIA destabilisation.

Disproof

No evidence given.

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Venezuela. Consistent with multiple pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its global role. 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 155
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: United States, Georgia
  • Keywords: Protest, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: New Eastern Outlook
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The EU wants Italy to choose between the following two options: to let the Italian economy die or commit economic suicide

The EU wants Italy to choose between the following two options: to let the Italian economy die or commit economic suicide by implementing “Greek-style financial recipes”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin and anti-EU  narrative blaming the EU and “EU elites” for being controlling and for impoverishing Italy and imposing harsh austerity policies that produce economic stagnation.

No evidence given.

The protests in Georgia are a Russophobic absurd theatre

The protests in Georgia are an absurdist theatre that has been going on for 30 years. The recent outbreak of protests was carefully planned and prepared in advance. The fascist “Nationalist” opposition was well prepared. There can be no doubt that everything was a meticulously planned and organised provocation. The “protocol incident”, when a member of the Russian parliament appeared in the chair of the Parliament’s speaker, was only the trigger of the events. Rustaveli Avenue is not only a beloved landmark of the Georgian capital, but also an almost sacred place for the people of Tbilisi, who used to walk on the Avenue just as believers go to the Temple. The opposition has turned the Rustaveli into a fiery volcano with mud-throwing geysers.

This is the price of democracy à la America.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", also present in the case of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Venezuela. It is also consistent with multiple pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its global role. 

The current protests in Georgia were a spontaneous public reaction calling for the resignation of key national officials after Russian State Duma Deputy Sergei Gavrilov sat in the Georgian parliamentary speaker's seat while addressing a council of lawmakers from predominantly Orthodox Christian countries -- the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO). Gavrilov is known for his support of Russia's occupation of Georgia's Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions, which is a particularly hot-button issue for Georgians.

Joe Biden is behind the protests in Georgia

Joe Biden, the US presidential candidate, is behind the latest protests in Georgia, in which he has financial interests. Biden’s commercial interests are linked to the deep-sea port project in Anaklia which will be accomplished only in one case – if Mikheil Saakashvili returns to Georgia.

Disproof

No proof is given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that public protests (also known as colour revolutions) in various countries are organised/ financed by the US, and bringing into the mix two other narratives relevant for Georgia.

This is not the first time Biden is linked to Georgia. Previously Russian TV spread disinformation as if Joe Biden is behind the human organ trading organised by Mikheil Saakashvili and his wife.