Showing posts with label Belarus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belarus. Show all posts

‘Brothers!’ Riot Police in Belarus Drop Shields and Embrace Protesters

 Currently in Belarus, citizens are contesting the results of the presidential election.

Belarus authorities say longtime President Alexander Lukashenko won 80.1% of the vote but some citizens dispute this and claim Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won the election on Sunday.

On Saturday, Lukashenko called out the dispute as an organized attempt by US interests to conduct a color revolution inside Belarus.

The president added that he should talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin, because "This threat is not against Belarus alone."

As political analyst, Caitlin Johnstone pointed out, months ago, Moon of Alabama published an article titled "Belarus - A US Sponsored Color Revolution Is Underway," predicting the scenario that is unfolding in front of us today.

On August 9 Belarus will hold presidential elections.

Color revolutions are usually launched over controversial elections.

The results are publicly put into doubt even before the election begins.

To increase the chaos, some sharp shooters may be put to work to fire at the police and at protesters like it was done in Ukraine.

Last year the US National Endowment for Democracy financed at least 34 projects and organizations in Belarus.

Rest assured that when the Western mainstream media is pushing a narrative - like they are currently doing on Belarus - that the United States and its special interests are likely the impetus behind it.

Laughably enough, when the protesters took to the streets in Belarus, the US government condemned their treatment - all the while ignoring the wholesale brutality being dished out here at home.

Just as Moon of Alabama predicted, Bolton and the other neocons began pushing their narrative after the elections.

"The crackdown following elections in Belarus is unacceptable. If true that opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya was forced to flee the country, Lukashenko should ask her to return & promise publicly that she will not face any reprisals or investigations," Bolton tweeted out this week.

The crackdown following elections in Belarus is unacceptable.

Saying Washington has been watching the violence in Belarus, with "Peaceful protesters being treated in ways that are inconsistent with how they should be treated."

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to RFE/RL in Prague, said Washington has been watching the violence in Belarus, with "Peaceful protesters being treated in ways that are inconsistent with how they should be treated." 

Funny how Pompeo, Bolton and the rest of the regime change pushing neocons ignore the brutality against peaceful protests at home and abroad when inside US-friendly territories like France, and pretend to care about it when it happens in Belarus, isn't it?

Still think what's happening in Belarus isn't a color revolution?

No one here is claiming the the Belarus 

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