October 3, 2012
How 'Pro-Russian' Is Georgia's New Leader?
Mark Adomanis, Forbes
Now it is of course possible that Ivanishvili is, in fact, a Russian agent. If presented with actual evidence of his dastardly pro-Kremlin ways I suppose I would believe it. But my willingness to believe the evidence would depend on its strength: for it to be convincing it would need to be real, verifiable, and directly relevant. The bitter recriminations of a recently defeated political rival aren’t “evidence,” indeed they’re not even newsworthy.
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