Tina Khidasheli: someone in Georgia is drawn to Washington, someone to Moscow. No big deal this is democracy

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Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli sees nothing special in that a part of the population is more towards Moscow than Washington. In her opinion, this is a sign of democracy.



“Democracy is like this - someone wants a closer relationship with Washington, someone wants with Moscow. Someone likes Chechnya, and someone likes Brussels, ”the newspaper quoted the minister. Look.

“Of course, as in Europe, there are politicians in Georgia who have different views on Russia than, for example, I or members of our government,” she said. - This is nothing special. This is democracy. ”

At the same time, Khidasheli asked journalists not to doubt the choice of Georgia. “We chose a free, civilized, democratic, western world,” she said.

Earlier, a high-ranking source in the Georgian government told the newspaper that the pro-Russian forces could not win the elections to the country's parliament, but they still deserve respect.

“Pro-Russian or anti-Western forces will not win elections in Georgia, but we must respect the position of those who vote for them,” said the source.

“I know those who believe that Georgia’s entry into NATO and the EU is destructive for our country,” he said. “Such forces exist, this is an objective reality, we must work with them.”

“And if they are in parliament, it’s only good, since it’s part of our society,” concluded the source.
  • David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
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  1. +10
    November 19, 2015
    Dermocracy is this. If Americans did not throw money, no one would be attracted!
    1. +9
      November 19, 2015
      “We have chosen a free, civilized, democratic, Western world,” she said.

      And everything else is barbarism laughing
      Not a word about self-development!
      They would fall for someone!
      Parasitic lifestyle.
      1. +1
        November 19, 2015
        Earlier, a high-ranking source in the Georgian government told the newspaper that the pro-Russian forces could not win the elections to the country's parliament, but they still deserve respect.

        If promatras politicians lost the elections, I think the pro-Russian politicians would have greatly respected them after that. laughing
        1. +19
          November 19, 2015
          Wherever Georgia is drawn to Washington or Moscow. It will always be closer to Russia - this is an objective fact that would have to be taken into account by Georgian politicians. Which have not yet departed from the democratic recession, and their consequences.

          This is the geographical (geopolitical) world concept. Neighbors must be allies - this makes them stronger in front of external challenges. If the neighbors are divided, this weakens them, forces them to follow other people's actions (not meeting national interests) in the wake.
          No need to go far - Ukraine, a simple example.

          PS
          Do you know why Brad Peet's cottage in Miami costs three times cheaper than an apartment on Rublevka?
          By the fact that it is located 8000 km from MKAD.
      2. +4
        November 19, 2015
        "... They ought to fall to someone else! ..."
        "To a latecomer pig - a tit between the legs"
      3. +1
        November 19, 2015
        in Georgia there are politicians who have different views on Russia than, for example, with me or members of our governmentShe said. “This is nothing special.” This is democracy. ”
        those. everything in government without any other views! What does democracy have to do with it?
        Some cartoons tells!
      4. +3
        November 19, 2015
        Quote: Temples
        “We have chosen a free, civilized, democratic, Western world,” she said.

        And everything else is barbarism laughing
        Not a word about self-development!
        They would fall for someone!
        Parasitic lifestyle.


        As in the manual, spit, and where self-esteem or so you will use leftovers from the "master's" table.
      5. The comment was deleted.
      6. +1
        November 19, 2015
        They would fall for someone!
        Parasitic lifestyle.

        In a word, HELMINTS.
    2. +5
      November 19, 2015
      She herself understood what she said? Most of the population gravitates toward Russia, but that is, they have chosen power, NATO! And where is democracy ?! She has my surname Psakasheli.
      1. 0
        November 19, 2015
        I don’t know about the surname, but here is the name ...
        Georgian Defense Ministry is bogged down in this Tina.
    3. +1
      November 19, 2015
      She herself understood what she said? Most of the population gravitates toward Russia, but that is, they have chosen power, NATO! And where is democracy ?! She has my surname Psakasheli.
      1. +8
        November 19, 2015
        Quote: bocsman
        She herself understood what she said? Most of the population gravitates toward Russia, but that is, they have chosen power, NATO! And where is democracy ?! She has my surname Psakasheli.

        It’s not that Kandelaki is disguised, that too, everything gravitates somewhere.
        1. yan 2015
          0
          November 19, 2015
          she gravitates to everyone. the question is who will give more. for the night spent.
  2. +7
    November 19, 2015
    You still answer us for Tskhinvali!
    1. +5
      November 19, 2015
      Scenario: Brother 3? )))
  3. +3
    November 19, 2015
    Georgian Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli sees nothing special in that a part of the population is more towards Moscow than Washington. In her opinion, this is a sign of democracy.
    Well, is it time to hold a referendum? Crimean experience is!
  4. 0
    November 19, 2015
    The main thing is that in the soul pulled to Russia, but God forbid, it did not bring.
    1. +2
      November 19, 2015
      In the parliament about Russian forces, you need for show and very, very, very small.
  5. +1
    November 19, 2015
    Hanging out like r @ obviously in the hole is called democracy?
  6. +2
    November 19, 2015
    2: 2 Opinions were divided)) All these evaluations, which should in principle serve as a feedback function for authors, editors and participants, do not work. Sculpt the article minus is necessary only if you think that the point of view of the head of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia should not be published on the VO website. And if you do not think so, but you do not like her point of view, then do not put a minus. If the author of the article or comment expresses his point of view, then the assessment will mean your agreement or disagreement with it (or disagreement with the form of submission). It seems like just everything ... Although, the control panel could be upgraded.
  7. +5
    November 19, 2015
    Are they gravitating toward Moscow? But we wouldn’t go ... Let them go to the EU, but after 2008 I don’t consider Georgia as a country. Ordinary people have nothing to say, say? And moreover, as well as the cutest simple dill, an excellent family man, who killed residents in the Donbas, moreover. As well as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian sheep, who watched it silently (at best), also.
  8. +2
    November 19, 2015
    Dzhigits and "free, civilized, democratic, Western world"? It looks like there are no horsemen left, even the Minister of Defense is a woman ...
    1. +1
      November 19, 2015
      But pretty, there is someone to fight.
    2. 0
      November 19, 2015
      Joke.
      Afghanistan, during the war with the USSR.
      A man rides along the road, on a donkey, and his wife walks on the road ahead. A passerby stops a man on a donkey, shows him his wife and says, they say, this is a violation of Sharia law - the wife goes in front of her husband!
      To which the man replies, they say, when the laws of Sharia were written, mines on the roads have not yet been set. laughing
  9. -1
    November 19, 2015
    Yes, let them live as they want !!! The most important thing is that the words do not diverge from the deed !!! You need to live in peace and harmony, otherwise pi.dets to you all .......
  10. +1
    November 19, 2015
    to each his own ... inscribed on the entrance gates of a concentration camp.
  11. yan 2015
    0
    November 19, 2015
    Well, this is a national trait .. they are afraid to make a mistake in choosing a partner for white dance.
  12. +1
    November 19, 2015
    this is political prostitution!
  13. impressionable
    0
    November 19, 2015
    What TRACKS (Moscow - Washington) - SIMPLY time makes it possible to decide - YOU ARE OR OTHER (I didn’t read the article - the reaction to the headline). MAN - GOOD FOR WORK - NOT FOR WORDS. LOOK AT THE FACTS. (HOW MANY WORDS - and the facts are sobering)
  14. +4
    November 19, 2015
    And someone likes alcohol and drugs ... It's okay - it's just alcoholism and drug addiction ... Everything is fine ...
  15. 0
    November 19, 2015
    ... hmm, to each his own ...
  16. +1
    November 19, 2015
    Politicians should be realists, not dreamers, and besides, they have poor knowledge of geography.
    It is difficult to call a politician, and therefore a realist, a person who believes that Georgia has a common border with the United States. It is enough to know where the gas and the electricity come from Georgia. Or pay attention to the main, if not the only buyer, Georgian wine and Borjomi. Or ask yourself what goods from Georgia are bought by democratic, civilized States or civilized Western Europe? What is their exchange of goods?
    Freedom of choice implies the achievement of real, practical goals, for your people, and not beautiful declarations that are not economically confirmed.
    Politics is a continuation of the economy, and not beautiful speeches in Parliament, breaking the storm of applause of deputies more concerned about their incomes than about the well-being of their own people.
    1. 0
      November 19, 2015
      Georgians have a short memory and hypertrophied vanity!
      They have already forgotten who the Turks are and how wonderful they carve foreigners. But the Yankees are far away, and the Turks are close.
      The Armenians, by the way, remembered from this - the Azerbaijanis reminded them, in Karabakh!
  17. +3
    November 19, 2015
    Fashion went in old Europe to women ministers of defense laughing What kind of minister is such an army and yeschkin cat. Ministers of defense of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
    1. +1
      November 19, 2015
      Such ministers need a whole army of lovers.
    2. 0
      November 19, 2015
      Quote: paxil
      Defense Ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
      Minister of the Netherlands brought cheerful grass to the meeting?
  18. +2
    November 19, 2015
    "It is very difficult to change without changing anything, but we will!"
  19. +3
    November 19, 2015
    Georgians are curled up, the Soviet generation will die out, they won’t remember anything at all !!!
  20. +3
    November 19, 2015
    Georgia is an Asian country and its place in Asia and not in Europe or Russia
  21. +2
    November 19, 2015
    Democracy is when the Minister of Defense before the election knows exactly who will not win the election.
  22. +2
    November 19, 2015
    Papuans-Asians "democratic Western world" in FIG is not needed! No matter how puffed up. A floorcloth used unsuccessfully (war 08.08.08) is thrown away as unnecessary!
    1. 0
      November 19, 2015
      There is not even a rag - a disposable condom. The US pitted Georgians with Ossetians and washed their hands - they were afraid to help, even with NATO. Smart once would be enough, Georgians - no.
  23. +2
    November 19, 2015
    Here you are not Ancient Greece. Tbilisi is too close to Moscow. Whom pulls closer to Washington - come to Georgia.
  24. +1
    November 19, 2015
    “We have chosen a free, civilized, democratic, Western world,” she said.

    You won’t knock out a woman’s head for a long time. Let him dream.
  25. 0
    November 19, 2015
    All this lies pure water.
    A friend recently traveled by car in Georgia.
    There is complete oops! There is no work, there is no industry, the rural households have also been successively ruined, there will soon be no grub!
    Of the hundreds of people with whom he communicated on the road, no one stood up for "proximity" to the EU and mattress.
    As usual, when I finish Georgia completely, then its citizens will come to their senses.
  26. 0
    November 19, 2015
    I read all the comments. Well, what do you want? This practice is effective. Destroy and say that some bad people destroyed and left. And we will build everything and you will have a happy life to come. And then further destroy, draw the country even deeper into the quagmire of debts.
  27. +1
    November 19, 2015
    “Democracy is like this - some want closer relations with Washington, some more with Moscow. Some people like Chechnya, and some like Brussels, ”the newspaper quoted Vzglyad quotes the minister.

    Well, the heroes of folklore would have detached themselves from Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
  28. 0
    November 19, 2015
    Why are women appointed as defense ministers? - It's simple: they are better managed, more executive, it is easier for them to order. It seems to be a small difference in brain volume between men and women - only about 140 g (more precisely, 10%), and the difference is huge!
    The brains of African blacks - 1316 g, Europeans - 1361. Including: Germans - 1291 g, Swiss - 1327 g, Russians and Ukrainians - 1377 g Japanese brain weight - 1374, Buryats - 1508. It has long been known that a woman’s brain is 10% smaller than a man’s.
    For Europeans, respectively: 1361 - 136 = 1225. And here you are - the ministers of defense ...
    Merkel, now, was seated in the chancellor’s chair, having first corrupted her and trained her. Here is the result ...
  29. 0
    November 19, 2015
    Quote: Bison
    Why are women appointed as defense ministers?

    Indeed, they do not know how to give honor (if they have one at all), the command “lie down” is performed incorrectly. ”And in general, what kind of men are they?” In general, pilots in women's shoes run cross-country with such armies. it's a shame.
  30. 0
    November 19, 2015
    Democracy is the power of the people. And the ability to have an opinion is pluralism. Worn with this democracy, as with a written bag. They will soon forget what they are talking about.
  31. 0
    November 19, 2015
    There were Georgian eagles of the Caucasus, now they are vultures !!! What does the "yellow devil" do to the nations !!!
  32. 0
    November 19, 2015
    A cute woman in the post of Minister of Defense - for sure, it was not without female charm. So what, Madame Minister, are we going to do NEXT? - In your place it is necessary to "capitulate", it is possible not without reservation, but with the monetary "conditions" you are interested in. And in general, the Woman - the Minister of Defense of Georgia - it is so Georgian !! - Mmm !! - Parsik !!
  33. 0
    November 19, 2015
    Georgia stratified once having run away from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1918, and only the will of Stalin forced winemakers to engage in useful things for All Russia. The sales Shevardnadze did a lot to not drink Georgian, but we know that all smart and helpful Georgians live in Russia, the rest make wine for them. 50% of Georgian wine exports to Russia

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