Andy Garcia to Play Georgian President

The 2008 South Ossetian conflict between Russian and Georgia is being translated for the silver screen, with an anti-war message. Andy Garcia will take on the role of maverick Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Saakashvili launched an assault on the embroiled region of South Ossetia last year, which caused the Russians to retaliate with air strikes and military tanks. About 850 people died and more than 100,000 others were displaced. Director Renny Harlin says the film will be impartial.

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Karon von Gerhke-Thompson - 10/23/2009

"Director Renny Harlin says the film will be impartial. "Impartial" is the operative word here. How is it possible for impartiality when this movie is yet another black propaganda brainchild of Boris Berezovsky who has reunited with Mikheil Saakashvili, the man Berezovsky accused of being responsible for the massive coronary heart attack that would claim the life of his most beloved friend and business partner, Badri Patarkatsishvili? Saakashvili and Berezovsky were brought together by their shared hatred for a common enemy, Vladimir Putin.

That Berezovsky and Saakashvili are capable of impartiality against Putin's Russia flies in the face of reason. It has as much credulity as broadcast and print media suddenly finding their conscious, reversing their blatantly biased reporting on the death of the pathetically hollow Alexandre Litvinenko from the accidental ingestion of the nuclear radioactive isotope polonium 210 during a smuggling operation gone bad. No one in broadcast and print journalism could reverse the travesty of justice on the Litvinenko sage that would lead to Berezovsky's, and his entourage of for-hire former KGB FSB wannabe again spies', public indictment of Putin anymore than they can reverse the travesty of justice in their coverage of the genocidal assault on the ethnic minorities launched by Saakashvili to divert attention away from the looming investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for Saakashvili's complicity in the theft of Patarkatsishvili's estate, fifty percent of which Berezovsky has claimed entitlement to that would not be possible without Saakashvili's forced cooperation.

Lawsuits have been filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of New York, in the New York Supreme Court, in Tbilisi City Court, the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, the High Court of London, the International Court of Arbitration, in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Dubai and Moscow against Joseph Kay and Emanuel Zeltser by Inna Gudavadze, Patarkatsishvili's widow, by Christopher Samuelson, one of ten trustees to an escrow account established as front for Kay by Zeltser the U.S. assets of Patarkatsishvili's estate and by Berezovsky all of which implicate Saakashvili in this not so minor estimated $12 heist--the world's largest theft of a private estate in recorded history that broadcast and print media can ill afford to investigate less they be forced to reverse their bias in favor of the black propaganda that would turn mainstream into the sensationalism of tabloid journalism.

I long ago gave up on any hope for a return to journalistic ethics of mainstream media when Catherine Belton, then a staff reporter with the Moscow Times, acknowledged in telephone calls and in e-mails to me her regret for withholding what she deemed as critical evidence on the Litvinenko case that led to the dismissal of Yuri Shvets as a key witness in the Litvinenko case. The evidence Belton withheld from her article published in the Moscow Times would have reversed the history on the Litvinenko case. Beyond redeeming Andrei Lugovoi, It would have redeemed Putin and his FSB in what will be recorded as the murder of the Twentieth Century that was not a murder at all. It was accidental self-contamination by polonium 210 on a paid for Berezovsky initiative to implicate Romano Prodi as a Soviet era KGB asset recruited into the service of the FBS in support of al Qaeda terrorists operating in Italy, The polonium 210 was destined for Italy to build a suitcase bomb that could be tied to the Prodi, the FSB and al Qaeda by none other than Mario Scaramella and Litvinenko.

Without strict adherence to journalistic ethics there is no hope for democracy or the free press that gives journalists their voice.

Karon von Gerhke Thompson
Alexandria, VA

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