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Georgia’s Ruling Party Chairman Discredited The “False Flag Coup” Conspiracy Theory
Anyone who’s redeemable will no longer support this conspiracy theory after reading that the ruling party chairman of a NATO-aspiring state in a 15-year-long territorial dispute with Moscow just revealed that the opposition planned to take Sochi had Prigozhin’s attempted coup led to large-scale chaos in Russia, while those who still do and double down with the kookiest explanations for this are irredeemable “sixth columnists” who just exposed themselves beyond all doubt.
It’s become popular in the Alt-Media Community (AMC) to baselessly claim that Prigozhin’s failed coup attempt was a “false flag” cooked up with President Putin for whatever reason any given conspiracy theorist wants to imagine. This naturally implies that the Russian leader is either lying about the pilots who were killed that day or ordered the Wagner chief to shoot them down. In any case, this anti-Russian “sixth columnist” information warfare narrative was just discredited by an unexpected source.
Georgia’s ruling party chairman Irakli Kobakhidze revealed on Facebook Monday morning that “We all remember how the collective National Movement supported Prigozhin, how it dedicated shouts and poems to him, how it planned to enter Abkhazia and Tskhinvali with tanks, but also to take Sochi and so on.” The group that he’s referring to is a collective moniker for the Georgian opposition according to TASS. He also added that “the main goal of their patrons is to achieve the Second Front” against Russia.
Kobakhidze’s government has impressively rebuffed Western pressure to attack Russia despite still laying claim to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which were recognized by Moscow as sovereign states following the five-day-long peace enforcement mission that it was forced to launch in August 2008. Moreover, the ruling party that he represents also wants Georgia to join both the EU and NATO, which debunks smears from their opponents that they’re so-called “Russian puppets” since Russia is fiercely against the latter.
They’re of course neither that nor Western puppets, but can best be described as a bunch of patriots who keenly understand their country’s national interests. On the one hand, it makes sense from the perspective of their growing trade ties with Europe and territorial disputes with Russia to apply for membership in the EU and NATO respectively, but it also makes sense to ensure that these processes proceed peacefully within risking another war with their northern neighbor that could kill their economy.
This explains why they’re pragmatically balancing between both through their policy of principled neutrality towards the NATO-Russian proxy war by refusing to sanction Moscow and/or open up a “second front” against it in the South Caucasus, either of which would go against their national interests. Regardless of whether one supports its envisaged membership in those two earlier mentioned Western blocs and/or its principled neutrality, there’s no denying that the ruling party is truly independent.
For that reason, Kobakhidze’s words about the opposition’s plans should be regarded as an accurate depiction of their intent in the event that Prigozhin’s attempted coup wasn’t stopped as swiftly as it was. After all, his party has no reason to invent something so scandalous out of thin air, which makes his country’s Western partners look bad while lending credence to exactly what President Putin earlier said. This insight enables observers to better understand what happened during those chaotic 24 hours.
According to Kobakhidze, the opposition’s patrons were preparing to open a “second front”, and not just against their country’s two former regions but even within Russia’s pre-2008 borders by attempting to take Sochi. This confirms that President Putin was correct in assessing on the morning of 24 June that his country was facing another civil war just like back in 1917 with everything that entails regarding “foreign forces profit[ing] from the situation by tearing the country apart to divide it.”
It was analyzed shortly after the crisis’ largely peaceful resolution, notwithstanding the deaths of those Russian pilots who their leader later commemorated in his speeches, that “Prigozhin Was The West’s ‘Useful Idiot’”. In brief, the scenario of the world’s largest country slipping into full-scale instability in response to the Wagner chief’s armed rebellion could have led to its existential enemies dealing a knockout blow that might have decisively ended the global systemic transition to multipolarity.
Not only could Kiev have reconquered those territories that it claims as its own in parallel with NATO launching an invasion of Belarus while Russia was caught up in civil war, but it’s now known that some in Georgia were plotting to take part of that Great Power’s universally recognized North Caucasus region. Kobakhidze’s revelation therefore perfectly aligns with what President Putin warned his compatriots could happen if Prigozhin wasn’t stopped, which that ruling party chairman had no reason to lie about.
Even though it was earlier explained that “Lukashenko’s Suggestion To Learn From Wagner Doesn’t Mean That The Coup Was ‘Maskirovka’”, many in the AMC were already brainwashed into thinking otherwise by then after falling for false narratives peddled by top influencers who they trusted. Their “false flag coup” conspiracy theory now becomes even more convoluted and thus discredited in light of Kobakhidze’s revelation since they now need to account for why he just disclosed what he did.
There’s no point wasting time descending into the madness of imagining what that abovementioned explanation’s adherents might feverishly claim out of desperation to keep their conspiracy theory alive in the face of this development other than to state with certainty that they’ll say something crazy. Practically everyone in the AMC knows someone in their social media circle who at the very least isn’t ruling out the possibility that this Russian-related remix of the QAnon conspiracy theory might be true.
Those who are still on the fence could be saved upon being told by their friends how ridiculous it is to think that the ruling party chairman of a NATO-aspiring state in a 15-year-long territorial dispute with Moscow is covering up for President Putin’s “false flag coup”. Anyone who’s redeemable will no longer support this conspiracy theory, while those who still do and double down with the kookiest explanations for this are irredeemable “sixth columnists” who just exposed themselves beyond all doubt.