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May 5, 2009
Georgian military mutiny attempt ends in arrests

A 500-man Georgian tank battalion led a short mutiny on Tuesday, ignoring higher command and sealing off a military base. The battalion leader has been arrested.

The Georgian government initially blamed the mutiny on Russia, saying they are trying to disrupt NATO exercises in Georgia set to begin on Wednesday. 

Lincoln Mitchell, a professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Afairs, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the significance of the events to Georgian and international politics and how they may relate to NATO exercises.

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If you want to understand Saakshvili’s use of violence and eath brigades to maintain power and rig elections, I suggest viewing the new documentary “At the Top of My Voice”. (

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