John Laughland - July 21, 2009
In recent years, a number of “revolutions” have broken out all over the world.
In November 2003, the president of Georgia Edward Shevardnadze was overthrown following demonstrations, marches and allegations that the parliamentary elections had been rigged.
In November 2004, the “Orange Revolution” of demonstrations started in Ukraine as the same allegations were made, that elections had been rigged.
The result was that country was ripped away from its previous geopolitical role as a bridge between East and West, and put it on the path to becoming a fully-fledged member of NATO and the EU. Considering that Kievan Rus is the first Russian state, and that Ukraine has now been turned against Russia, this is a historic achievement. But then, as George Bush said, “You are either with us or against us.” Although Ukraine had sent troops to Iraq, it was evidently considered too friendly to Moscow.