After spreading the interview of the chief editor of the informational agency “Sakinformi” Arno Khidirgebishvili, where he talks about the spies acting under the umbrella of the American diplomatic corps and their closed circles among the Georgian politicians, certain lawful questions arise:
Why the relevant responsible bodies do not response on such facts and, why the civil society has no reaction on an open cooperation of the Georgian political establishment with the special services of the foreign country? Probably, such the inaction means that all – the government, the opposition, and the NGOs are the unconditional and obedient carriers of political interests of the foreign country! Noble public figures discuss this theme
“None of the officials have the right to transfer information to a foreign citizen, even if such a citizen is the officer of embassy. This is a crime!”
Davit Purtskhvanidze, head of the Analytical Agency “Anti-crisis Center of Security Problems”:
-, This is a difficult issue, or, nonstandard issue, to say exactly. It is really impossible to approve that an officer of this or that embassy is at the same time a representative of a special service, unless self-recognition takes place. This is a top secret information. When an individual works illegally, he/she has a legend that allows him/her to work. If even one officer of the US Embassy is proved to be an officer of any special service, it means that the government must declare such individual as “persona non grata”
If all is really true as the information reached to us, then in comes out that not only that spy is guilty, but also those with whom he cooperates, no matter who is he, even the – president. None of the officials have the right to transfer information to a foreign citizen, even if such a citizen is the officer of embassy. This is a crime and, if it is committed by a top-ranking person, a measure of punishment must be severer.
But, we live in Georgia and, unfortunately, such acts remain here without response. An ordinary practice is that an investigation must be started immediately upon publication of such information, but, I guess nothing similar will take place. The structure is destroyed, the relevant bodies have no other powers except for obedience to the “Strategic Partner”. Therefore, it seems nonsense to look for a due reaction
“The fact that the government runs the country so poorly and harmfully, is one more clear evidence that all the governmental officials have contacts with the US intelligence system”
Elizbar Javelidze, academician:
-, I have expressed by opinion long ago, saying that the US ambassador governs Georgia. None of the individuals can enter the Parliament without his permission. Even a cleaner is not appointed there without his consent. The NGOs and chained by money with the foreign spies network. There are numerous agents of influence here, who act against the country’s interests
Recently, we have appointed Lomjaria on the position of the public defender, who, by my deep conviction is a spy and, this woman, I am sure, will justify severe murdering of Georgians without any hesitation
It is not interesting at all whether they sign the spy documents or not. The fact is that they are members od the spy network. Representatives of our government also serve for the interests of foreign country. Their behavior, as well as the fact that the government runs the country so poorly and harmfully, is one more clear evidence that all the governmental officials have contacts with the US intelligence system
If any Georgian nationality says that he/she is Georgian, orthodox, is not homosexual and consider that restoration of the integrity of Georgia is possible only by regulation of relations with Russia, such individual is immediately named as agent and traitor. But, in fact they themselves are real traitors and enemies of the country. Georgians in the country’s government, who are the agents of influence, traitors, sold for money, who are aimed at self-survival only, do not know that hey will be the first who die.
The government betrays us it has contacts with spies of foreign country, but the civil society keeps silence. It is catastrophe. I always say that the people, the large public must rise a voice. We must destroy a wall and put the country’s government – the spy of foreign state, under its ruins. Otherwise If we delay to do it timely, then will be too late. Betrayers of the homeland must be and will be in hell!
“Is it interesting to you if it is normal when the countries officials cooperate with spies? I can say that it is normal in conditions of this government”
Gulbaat Rtskhiladze, Head of the Eurasian Institute
-. All countries have their spies and agents, but, the forms of relations with them are legalized in our country. All are sold for money. The ultraright approach of Bendukidze has been remained in all fields including the state governance system – everything is sold for money and, this is done legally. Let’s take subscription of bonuses for own purposes. In the past, this was named as the budget robbery, but now it is legalized and named otherwise The same is true for the relations with the spy structures.
Is it interesting to you if it is normal when the countries officials cooperate with spies? I can say that it is normal in conditions of this government
A label of traitor is “glued” to any person who says that regulations of the relations with Russia will be beneficial for the country. Such labelling is comfortable for those who are the traitors themselves and try to mask their own crimes
-, Must the civil society respond on the actions of the government, especially in cases when the information is spread on cooperation of the country’s officials with the special services of foreign country?
-, The society knows well that the governmental officials pursue the policy that meets the interests of foreign country, but, what the Georgian society can do in conditions of heavy debts pressure?
We have no armament neither the important natural resources, for t5he society may become concerned or the information sold to foreigners, but, we have the conflict territories, threats in various regions, our citizens were fighting in Syria. Therefore, relations with not only the US spy nets but the ones of Arab, Turkish, etc., origin, is dangerous. We do not restrict the agents, vice versa – cooperate with them. We gave to deliver this fact to the society clearly and exactly. Probably, in this case may the people have an adequate reaction . . .
What can a man say about our country where in all streets and offices the EU flags are exhibited in terms when we are not the EU members. It means that we are not the sovereign country, we rise the flag of another country, not ours. In no other country you may meet a similar situation. The policy pursued by our country is incorrect from its root6 and, it seems exaggeration to talk about other things
“Since it has become clear that the bloody raid of the May 26 2011 protest rally was observed by the officers of the US Central Intelligence Service from the building of the Internal Affairs Ministry, nothing is surprising to me”
Dimitri Lortkipanidze, Politician:
-, I am well aware of the operations of the law enforcement bodies, so, I can say with a full responsibility that nobody uses the status of spy. No spies are pardoned by a state where he/she operates under the umbrella of the diplomatic office. A person works in the embassy of this or that country, represents the diplomatic mission. All such persons must have certain regally. He/she cannot be named as spy. This is nonsense, because, if revealed that a diplomat is involved in the intelligence operations and at the same time keeps position in the embassy, it comes out that the country refuse its sovereignty. None of the persons acting under the patronage of a diplomatic mission and is involved in the intelligence, will not say publicly anything about this
According to the information spread by one of the agencies, officers of the US Embassy are at the same time representatives of the CIS. Moreover, numerous official and non-official persons of our country cooperate openly with them. Since it has become clear that the bloody raid of the May 26 2011 protest rally was observed by the officers of the US Central Intelligence Service from the building of the Internal Affairs Ministry, nothing is surprising to me. Georgia has long ago become a department of the US Police
The country, a prevailing part of which borders is not demarked; The country where the by-red circular “wanted” terrorists like Chataev can enter and go out freely, and have with themselves the military ammunition sufficient for opposing the special operations troops during 22 hours; The country where the special operations forces wait for outer order to act, is not sovereign and independent.
Prepared by Eka Naskidashvili