This clip was filmed for inclusion in a program about the role of the World Bank in deliberately subjugating and ripping off developing countries...
(Anyone who's read John Perkin's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man will be on familiar ground here
Perkins claims that, as an 'economic hit man', his function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank. Saddled with huge debts they could not hope to pay, these countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure to 'reform' their economies and turn over public assets and resources to private finance.
The catch, of course, in Perkins' thesis was its implication that this sort of thing happened in the past, as opposed to the present, and only happened to developing countries)
In his film Kaiser mentions the World Bank funded BTC pipeline. A provocative little number which may end up transporting oil to Ashkelon and Eilat - which might explain those rumours of Israeli ornithologists and cycle tourists taking their summer holidays in the Caucasus
The unswervingly anti-Russian bias in the mainstream news coverage I was obliged, thanks to a lost Internet connection, to endure this weekend seals the deal as far as my opinion as to what's going on in Georgia is concerned
And, sorry Mr Murray, you're flat wrong