(Moon of Alabama) – Today a slapstick comedy played out in Kiev. It’s background though is mysterious.
In 2015 the billionaire currently ruling the Ukraine by the grace of Washington, Petro Poroshenko, invited the disgraced former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, to run the city and region of Odessa. Saakashvili is charged in is home country Georgia with abuse of office and he has lost his Georgian citizenship.
The administration of Odessa is as corrupt as any other in the Ukraine but the money was flowing into the wrongpockets. Saakashvili set out to change that. He soon stepped on the sensible toes of some mighty people. After a year Poroshenko dismissed him. Saakashvili moved to the capital Kiev and started a ruckus against his former benefactor. Soon he was under investigation and accused of this or that criminal deed. When as he traveled outside of the country his Ukrainian passport was revoked and his reentry into the Ukraine was prohibited. Saakashvili entered anyway under the protection of some mysteriously paid supporters and moved back to Kiev. He recently led several protests marches against Poroshenko. Saakashvili was again indicted, this time for allegedly being paid by Moscow to arrange for a “Russian winter” coup against Poroshenko in Ukraine. Today the police went to arrest him at his apartment in Kiev.
When the police arrived Saakashvili fled onto the roof of the eight story house where he was caught by the police.
Who pays Saakashvili and his “protesters”?
What does Saakashvili, or the people behind him, want?
Why doesn’t Poroshenko arrest Saakashvili in some unsuspicions moment?
Why not let him have an ‘accident’?
Why not deport him to Georgia where he would likely go to jail?
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