The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, has published a letter about the motives of Mikheil Saakashvili’s arrival and his arrest.
He notes that “some people think the motivation was a thirst for power, selfishness, and jealousy about the other leaders of the United National Movement, and he deliberately went to jail to get attention.
“Some think that he returned with the intention of overthrowing the government, which he was deeply convinced of the success of. Some say it was difficult to calculate the consequences of his decision due to his drug addiction,” says the PM.
Garibashvili says it is absurd that Saakashvili deliberately went to jail, and added he would not come back to the country with violation of the law and but would bravely come back and go to prison. He points out that blaming illogical decisions on drugs is also absurd. No matter how addicted a person is, he always had enough time to change an illogical decision.
“Consequently, the most logical version is that Saakashvili arrived in Georgia not with the intention of going to prison, but with a strong hope to collapse the government,” the Prime Minister said.
He noted Saakashvili’s revolutionary intentions were doomed to failure. Even if he had suddenly appeared on Rustaveli on October 3, the police would have easily arrested him.
“The National Movement has caused all kinds of trouble to the country for 9 years. They were allowed to do everything themselves, committed numerous crimes, including seizing almost all media outlets, allowing them to present all their failures successfully. Saakashvili sang himself “Misha Magaria”(Misha is great) and believed his own lies. In fact, the National Movement is a group of losers with criminal tendencies who can not plan and manage anything properly,” the letter read.
The PM noted that Saakashvili had planned to arrive in Georgia and overthrow the government with exactly the same “success” as he had “successfully” ruled the country in his time.
He noted that for years, the National Movement and its party TV stations have been trying to establish a false perception of the “collapsed state” and they themselves believed it.
“Instead of a collapsed state, Saakashvili found a well-organized state system in Georgia. All this explains the radical change in Saakashvili’s mental state before and after his imprisonment – he entered the prison with a smile and now he has nothing to worry about but how to get out of prison,” reads the letter.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze