Tia; OK, where do we start?
Tia; All right then, Borris Yeltsin and his wild
mood swings, his alcoholism, his hospital trip,
where do we start? OK, let's start by answering
questions because I could give a dissertation that
would last a long time.
R; Well, as I was telling Mark, the fact that Russia
is going through these changes now coincide with the
changes that would have taken place had the
government not run into a problem with Paula Jones.
Tia; Well, Paula Jones is just the tip of the
iceberg. Let's call it the Star investigations. Your
assumption is correct though, if neither of those
incidents or investigations had ever happened, then
yes you would be right now in case scenario B, C if
you remember is one stage above C. That is correct.
The Paula Jones incident and coinciding
investigations are a blessing in disguise. If you
look around internationally, you will see that a lot
of the predictions that I made are in actual fact
very accurate. The fact that I said that the
problems would be external, and that was about three
years ago. That all of it would start overseas about
a year before things would be due to start happening
in your country. About a year ago is when the
markets and banks started to have their problems
internationally so we are in case scenario B, A.
What is happening in Russia should be happening in
R; If both countries where going through this at the
same time then we would be in a similar
circumstances as Russia then?
Tia; Correct. Now Russia and her problems. Russia is
going through some very severe economic times. If
you'll remember, I stated about three months ago
that Borris Yeltsin is in for a very rough time. The
fact that they have elections coming up and they're
talking the year 2000, I don't see that he can hold
things together that long. Now in the past he has
survived two coup attempts, I don't see that he
would survive a third because his key allies that
were on his side during both of them are people that
he fired. His followers are in disarray because he
fired half of them.
R; Is the army being paid.
Tia; That is very important. The army is being paid,
but very sporadically. The civil servants are being
paid but again, very sporadically. I believe some of
them are working up to three months without pay.
He's actually done something very clever or at least
his advisors have. He's blaming other people for the
problems and the people actually believe him because
of the wording. What he is saying is that "I am
trying to reorganise this country, I've given you
this, I've given you that, but these people that
worked for me that I fired are basically hindering
improvements that I'm trying to implement that will
benefit you. Unfortunately such statements do work
and people believe. He has taken ideas done before
in Russia and using them again to keep himself in
power. Ok, let us take a look at Africa and this
visit. Where on Earth is the one hundred and sixty
six million dollars promised by the president to
Africa coming from?
R; Is he lending it to them or giving it to them.
Tia; Giving it to them in aid packages because he
wants them more democratic.
R; Well it's not like he should worry about them
Tia; I don't know what he playing at. It's my
opinion that he is trying to take attention away
from these quote, unquote, scandals.
R; Well how will this affect the next election?
Tia; Let's look at that. Let's go back in time about
nineteen hundred years. I recall Omal talking about
how around the end of the Roman Empire they used to
auction off the seat of the emperor. Unfortunately
and sadly to say, that is what is happening to the
presidency. It not being auctioned off by money, but
in your newspapers by popularity. Who is more
popular and who is ideal for the position. Sometimes
I have noticed from studying your planet that the
most popular person is not always the smartest. The
next person that wins the election, regardless of
whether they are Democrat, Republican, Independent
or whatever, is going to be elected purely on
R; Well I do have one observation to make.
R; Right now the gas prices are the lowest they've
been in years, the markets are on the rise and it
seems as though everything is rebounding. Is this
something we can attribute to the fact that the
government is effectively hamstrung over the
scandals and investigations going on?
Tia; Pretty much so, yes.
R; Well I say let's keep it up, let's get a few more
scandals going on here…(laughs)
Tia; No, you don't want a few more. What you have is
enough because of the old adage the straw that broke
the camels back. You see, that fact that I didn't
factor in the moral factor of Clinton's presidency
and I took in what I know of your race and all the
relevant information I have I could have probably
projected what is going on now.
R; So basically he screwed up in just the right way
to make this an effective presidency.
Tia; Quite so and that's probably the first time in
your countries history. I honestly can't fathom out
how someone could mess up that bad and come out
smelling like roses. And no matter who the next
president is, they won't look half as good because
they will want to take a hand in running the
government like they are supposed to and will be
blamed for any declines in the economy which are
bound to happen. Anyway, I have to put the next
speaker on so take care and I'll see you in a few.