I haven’t written much about Belarus, and many reliable analysts also have been careful not to say anything, because everyone understood that Belarus would be next to be hit by the deep state operatives in their attempt to initiate a reality game of a “War in Belorussia,” that could be blamed on Russia.
The globalists succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in Ukraine, but they failed in Armenia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. As I covered prior in my article “Give the falling CIA APUSH,” the CIA, being an operational arm of the deep state, in order to destroy Russia has planned to instill the chaos and wars into all the former Soviet Republics.
In 2014 we were told by one of the CIA “color revolution” specialists, Steve Pieczenik, that Belorussia will be next after Ukraine.
Following the CIA plan, over the past three years, Belarus, a member of the Union State with Russia, and one of Russia’s closest political, economic and military partner, has been rocked by a series of protests. You can find a boiled down backdrop of the current political situations given by the foreign affairs commentator Mikhail Demurin.
March of 2017 has been chosen by the globalists as the “Hour Zero” point for the beginning of an anti-government operation. Keep in mind that last couple of years everyone watching the situation has been aghast at the “liberal” behavior and unreasonable exuberant tolerance of Lukashenka and the countries law enforcement structures. Anti-government, Russophobic, pro-Hitler extremist blogs and online publications flourished. Young people were posting their selfies in front of a banned white, red, white flag with a Germanic looking horseman, or a Chaise as it’s known in heraldry.
This flag reflects the tragic historical fact that a part of the White Russia was under the occupation and kept in slavery by the papists known as The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy Lithuania. At the time the Russian people living in White Russia (Belorussiya) and Small Russia (Malorossiya) were transferred under an authority of the Uniate Church, a true monstrosity only papists could come up for the colonized Orthodox Christian people.
The horror of the Russian people’s existence under the combined Polish – Lithuanian rule caused nonstop protests and liberation movements by the Cossacks. The most devastating for this chimera state as was the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth became Bogdan Khmelnytsky Uprising, a Cossack rebellion within the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1648–1657 and it ended the Polish Catholic Szlachta′s domination over the Orthodox Christian population of Eastern Europe.
Despite this being removed from us through time, it’s still important to have awareness of those events because the idea of re-creation of this chimera state is being awoken and brought back by those who are working now to engineer new nations. Back then, the government of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth used foreign mercenaries, armed thugs from other parts of Europe and from Turkey, as the punitive armed formations to keep the population under submission. To position themselves as the “good cops,” the papist authorities used Jews as estate managers and local authorities, tax collectors, and judges.
Jews were unrestricted in their capacity to inflict pain on the population, including the use of the punitive formations against the Orthodox Christians in villages; they were known to close schools and churches, kill the Orthodox priests and monks, to burn icons and Orthodox prayers books, and to impose unbearable tax burdens on the Russian populations living under their control.
It is understandable that when the wrath of people reached its boiling point, the Jews tuned to be those who bore the brunt of the people’s anger the most. It’s not that hard to see that the same patterns were re-activated and now being used on the territory of Ukraine, and attempted to be used on the territory of Belarus.
I want to brag a little that my ancestral coat of arms includes the image of a chaise, which was granted to them by Peter I for their role in returning these historical Russian lands back to Russia.
The European nations’ mode in dealing with Russia has always been a state of war, hot or cold, as an enterprise between the Zionists, papists and Lutherans. The war against Russia and Orthodox Christianity is the only thing that unites all of them for centuries.
Their conjoined efforts to destroy and take apart Russia demonstrated itself during the Bolshevik revolt against the Russian government, church and state, with simultaneous invasion of the Antanta forces known as the Allied Antanta armies invasion of Russia in 1918 when over 3,000,000 invaders attacked Russia from the West, South, North and East, including the British and French forces, the Canadian, Australian and the British Indian Colonial forces, German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Czechoslovakia, along with the troops from Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, the Japanese occupational forces and the American Expeditionary corpus in Siberia and the Far East. For more details read here. in Russian
or using the Yandex transition.
It’s has been a common practice of deception to call this multinational invasion of Russian in 1918 to 1921, a “Russian Civil war, when in fact it was a typical “color revolution” staged by the same scenario that was used in the USSR in 1991, in Ukraine in 2014, and in Syria and in Libya, and in many other countries. It’s truly tragic for us that it took us hundred years to start recognizing this scenario of invasion by the Western powers .
For Belarus, March of 2017 has been chosen as a start of a color revolution.
Predictably, it’s designed to be anti-government, anti-Russia, pro-free market, pro-European Union, and the US. The moving force of this has been a Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian nationalists who call themselves “Belarusian nationalists,” fascists and anarchy-extremists, Zionists, and jihadists.
March Madness in Belorussian politics has come to a boiling point during the March 19 visit of the IMF representatives with the plan to loan Belarus’ government some money in exchange for “social and economic reforms.”
The European Union and the globalists have become very enthusiastic about this newly found nation to be “liberated” from trade ties with Russian markets, from the cultural and political ties to the Russian people, and also from its national wealth, lands, and its sanity.
The following article published by the European Council on Foreign relations listed all the talking point of the subject of Russia and Belarus relations: “Belarus’s game of truancy by the European Council on Foreign Relations.”
It would take me a hundred pages just to disprove each of the ECFR points. For now, just take this as a CIA-developed propaganda manifesto, that completely inverts the reality.
We know that the altered and simulated reality is the basic principle for the game of the liberalization and democratization with the goal of taken out the national sovereign governments and replacing them with the rule of supra-national corporations and entities while suppressing the country’s population by punitive forces of the international mercenary armies.
If this anti-government revolt succeeds, and if NATO invades Belarus, the US nuclear missiles launchers will be right in the middle of the European part of Russia, and China will have to say goodbye to the new Silk Road to Europe currently going through the territory of Belarus.
There is no doubt that Belarus will lose its status and income as a gas transit country from Russia to Europe, just like Ukraine did. Poland will stand to lose its status as a transit country, inevitably. Poland, on the Russian sanctions list, will also lose its routes to sell its apples and other products that they currently push via Belarus to Russia by re-labeling products.
Russia is overlooking this situation for now, since it gives to Belarus some kind of cash flow. There are little doubts that if Lukashenka is toppled by the pro American and pro EU revolt, Russia will close its market to Belarus completely, and the country will collapse into chaos and the war of NATO on its population, not unlike Ukraine.
How the Western plan of a “color revolution” in Belarus is being dismantled:
Will the US and EU and the deep state be able to cut Belarus from the Union State with Russia? Will NATO be able to invade Belarus, like they have done with Ukraine?
Unlike Ukraine, the law enforcement and intelligence officers of Belarus are getting educated in Russia and share objectives, methods, and inspirations when it comes to the global challenges.
We have to understand one simple fact about “color revolutions”: they only succeed when some people inside the national governments commit willful treason. They do it for money, more personal power, and US citizenship. They don’t care of their nations’ inevitably decent into chaos, poverty, misery and war.
Unless this condition is met, any anti-government actions would fail.
The plan to destroy the sovereign countries is simple: peaceful protests of students mixed with disenfranchised and marginalized youths, like LGBT community members, and the professional provocateurs from the Western paid NGOs These protests are almost immediately being radicalized by armed provocateurs, snipers, and militants who are there to kill the protestants and the police to create so called “sacrificial victims,” and more chaos.
First, everything was going according to this plan. An unprecedented anti-Russia and anti-government media campaign, accompanied by multiple micro-provocations by the journalists and bloggers.
The demonstrations in protests of laws and regulations. The more prominent role given to the nationalists, Nazis and other extremists. Everything was repeating the pre-Maidan Ukraine.
March 4th became a day of the reckoning for this plan.
Minsk held a parade for the 100th year anniversary of the Belarus Police.
As a part of this parade, the Minsk authorities showed its crowd control units.
A monument to a Russian Empire police officer with a Scottish terrier was unveiled in the center Minsk.
Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich has always demonstrated his affinity for the Soviet Union and Russia. On the featured image he is dressed in a blue uniform of NKVD for the Victory Day parade in 2016.
After the March 4 parade, the Police suddenly from a passive observer turned into a very active law enforcer arresting opposition leaders and people who demonstrated their extremism online and in real life.
On March 6, the central TV channel broadcasted a real shocker of a special report called “A phone call to a friend.”
The report showed the fight between two opposition leaders for their influence over their herd of demonstrators and with their Western handlers. The biggest shock was that every move that opposition was making was known to the government.
At 1:32 the documentary shows the symbol of the “fist” used by the opposition and called it “the sign of doom,” because this symbol has been so wildly used in countries destroyed by the color revolutions. It first appeared in Yugoslavia , and the young people who walk with this symbol in Minsk won’t be able to find this country on a map. It doesn’t exist. It was destroyed
An initiator of the current opposition activities in Minks is the Belarus National Congress, a fake structure that calls to place Nikolai Stankevish as a ruler, and another fake anti-government structure called the European Belarus.
In the following days, the Belarusian KGB has detained 26 people, who had been preparing mass riots. They belong to the White Legion and the Young Front groups.
Among them there are professional fighters, they had weapons and the Azov battalion symbols. According to special services, they planned to use weapons during street protests on March 25th. The Militants arriving from Ukraine were also involved.
One of the detainees revealed that they had to oppose pro-Russian forces which could allegedly attack a column of protesters. It means that some others were supposed to act as “pro-Russian” fighters to attack the demonstrators. The plan was for these two groups to pretend fighting with each other, in the process killing the demonstrators and the police.
The arrests of the militants that are currently going on in Belarus and the weapons that were seized indicates that they were getting ready to participate in the shooting of the demonstration and the Police.
Those of you who are familiar with the Ukrainian extremist armed punitive formation called “The Right Sector” would understand the nature of “The White Legion,” an extremist terrorist organization located in Belarus.
They became known in the 90s for attacks on law enforcement. For over a decade they were laying low, most likely by the order of their Western handlers, now their sleeper cells have been activated.
The law enforcement in Belarus reported arrests of several members of the White Legion. The Police found three M4 carbines, a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, ammunition, bulletproofed vests, and also printed in Ukraine materials for militants of the “volunteer armed formations.”
In mid March, the news came that Belarus detained gunmen plotting to stage an armed provocation and that Lukashenko has broken up a Maidan putsch cell backed by Poles, Ukrainians and Lithuanians with dozens arrested.
The following is a video of the arrest of Danilov, a prominent member of the extremist fascist organization “the White Legion.” In his apartment the law enforcement officers discovered drawings of the militant in face masks in front of the government building in Minsk with blood splatters, and the Bandera followers black and red flag. In addition, at [4:06] the video shows an arsenal of weapons that Danilov claimed to be his personal collection including hand grenades, amunition, automatic weapons including one AK.
At the same time, the Police raided a paramilitary camp near Bobruisk called “Patriot.” More on this matter see an article Belarus arrests “armed provocateurs,” Lukashenko points finger at Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland
“We’ve already arrested several dozen…who were trained in camps with weapons. In fact, one of the camps was in the Bobruisk and Ospivoichi areas. The rest of the camps are in Ukraine. In my opinion, also in Lithuania and Poland. I won’t claim anything, but somewhere there,” President Lukashenko is quoted as saying by Sputnik Belarus.
“Thank you that there are true Belorussian men and women who, living abroad – in the EU – warned us. A woman came to an embassy and warned, officially wrote a letter about a provocation being prepared. And we started looking into it. And, indeed, we discovered some interesting things,” Lukashenko said.
The camp near Bobruisk that was used as a militants training base had been legally registered as the children’s art center “Patriot.” Those arrested were “teachers,” all are retired military and former Police officers. Several of them are known members of the “White Legion.” Arrested Miroslav Lozovsky was prior arrested in 2008 for his connection to the terror act in Minsk that injured many people.
Arrests started on March 15th when a demonstration against economic problems turned into a violent rally of extremists nationalists who call themselves anarchists.
Somehow every demonstration in Belarus inevitably turns pro-nationalist and against an “Eastern enemy.”
Opposition, also, demands for the president and the government to step down, and to stand against the “Russian occupants.”
Victoria Nuland’ heritage is alive and well.
This video of the beginning of the March of Anarchists, a.k.a. “angry Belarusians” in Minsk. They carry a black banner with white slogan “Parasites of all nations unites!”
An incredibly reasonable and knowledgeable young blogger from Belarus CT-1 urges us to pay some attention to the British ambassador to Belarus Fiona Gibbs.
She was visited by the leaders of the extremists movement “White legion” right before their arrests. Her SV includes many interesting “coincidences.”
She worked as a Vice Consul in Berlin from 1992 to 1995. This period was important because of withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Germany, and the eastern Germany getting a Western puppet government ruled by the US and UK. After Germany she moved to Ukraine and worked for three years 1995 – 1998 doing a mysterious job titled a “Team Leader.” 1995 was the last year Ukraine held a Victory Day parade. In 1996 Ukraine cuts broadcasting of the Russia’s TV stations. In 1997 Ukraine conducted privatization of the government assets when most of the current Ukrainian fortunes were made. Oligarchs were buying up everything and transferring everything under the ownership of the West. In 1998 Ukraine had a near default.
In 2003 – 2005, Ms. Gibbs served as a team leader for the Counter Proliferation Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth office. You would be very wrong to assume that the western produced weapons were included into the British “Counter Proliferation” schemes.
From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Gibbs served as a head of section for the Counter Terrorism Department.
From 2008 to 2009 she worked in Basra as a UK’s Deputy Consul-General. In 2009 the Britain has formally handed to the US control of Basra, where thousands of its troops have been based since the invasion of Iraq six years prior. It was the end of so called six year British rule in Iraq.
Next, Ms, Gibbs was transferred to Yemen. And this periods between 2010 to 2012 was very interesting, because in 2011 the “Arab spring” color revolution took place there with the same exact scenario as everywhere else. Current humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is also of Ms. Gibbs’ doing.
It’s started with a small demonstration, when the demonstrators started walking towards the center square in Sana they got under snipers’ fire. More than 40 people were killed, and more than 200 injured. After that the leader of the opposition declared the cooperation with the government “impossible.” He also said that Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh needs to step down.
Snipers sitting on the roofs of buildings around the central square shooting at the group of protesters. The scenario had been very similar to what took place in other countries, including Tunis and Maidan in Kiev. Everyone understands that it’s the most ineffective way for any government to stop the demonstration, since the mob becomes unruly.
In 2012 she had been transferred to Somali, right after so called “Kenyn invasion” in 2011. Ms. Gibbs participated in the creation of the temporally constitution that “legalized” the division of Somali into two parts, and the current humanitarian catastrophe in Somali is of Ms. Gibbs doing.
In 2012, she heads a newly formed Task Force, one of its biggest project was the plan of taking over Ukraine, the misery of the population there notwithstanding.
And, finally in 2016 Ms. Gibbs has been appointed as an Ambassador to the republic of Belarus.
It’s expected that the demonstration of the Independence day of March 25th would follow the same scenario as in Yemen, that worked so well for the UK and for Ms. Gibbs.
Another woman of war from the UK that we should pay attention is Fiona Hill
This month, a few days before her NSC staff appointment was announced, Hill gave an interview to a New York periodical in which she declared war on Russia. “I think we are in a hot war with Russia, not a cold war. But we have to be careful about the analogy. It’s a more complex world. There is no set-piece confrontation. This is no holds barred. The Cold War was a more disciplined competition, aside from the near blowups in Berlin and Cuba, where we walked back from the brink. The Kremlin now is willing to jump over the abyss. They want to play for the asymmetry. They see themselves in a period of hot kinetic war. Also, this is not just two-way superpower. There is China, the rising powers. I almost see it as like the great power competition from the time before the Second World War.”
Hill’s work in stoking Kremlin regime change schemes during the Obama Administration and at Brookings with Strobe Talbott, Clifford Gaddy, and Robert Kagan (husband of Victoria Nuland), was reported here – click to open.
In essence, it is the same snake nest of neocons, known and recognizable. To destroy this nest, the national security services have to take them out one by one. But they have to start with their network of local affiliates to bring down with them both bearers of human disaster and misery, those including Fiona Gibbs and Fiona Hill.
March 25th or The Freedom Day demonstration
The EU and US paid anti-government opposition declared “widespread protests” on March 25th, or the Freedom day. They claimed that the protests would be held against the social “parasites” law, also formally known as the Presidential Decree “On prevention of social dependency.” Initially the law was intended against people who didn’t have jobs, but had income, people who are paid by the West via multiple NGOs.
One important nuance of this story that has been ignored by the Western propaganda is that this decree has been canceled, and that there wasn’t any actual reasons to demonstrate against the law that wasn’t even in place.
Another detail ignored by the Western media is that the meeting wasn’t authorized by the authorities. The opposition leaders were explicitly told that they couldn’t have a demonstration in the center city because that would create a disruption of the life of the capital and costs too much for the city.
Now, imagine unauthorized demonstrations in the city of London, Paris or New York, and the police brutality that has been used against those demonstrators.
Against the same scenario is used against Lukashenka, that was applied to Yanukovich, the Western powers insisting that that the sovereign government is not allowed to use force to preserve stability in its country while it’s being threatened by extremists.
Everyone was waiting for the March 25 demonstration that wasn’t authorized by the Minsk authorities. It was heralded by the western media as the start of Maidan. At the end of the day there were more journalists than demonstrators, and everything was done after the Police arrested two dozens of activists.
A video made by the European Union financed anti-government channel taking the view of the demonstration from a drone
News in brief
- On March 22, the head of the holding “Helicopters of Russia” announced that the second shipment of six helicopters are being delivered now ahead of schedule.
- В Белоруссии задержаны активисты экстремистской организации
- More images and videos of March 25th, “color revolution” attempt in Minsk, and the response by the law enforcement
- 20 minutes long video made by an opposition channel tut.by showing a handful of “demonstrators” on March 25th gatherings against the law that has already been canceled
More videos and images of the Freedom Day demonstration here
the EU immediately condemned Belarus for “violation of democracy”
If you are new here and you feel like you don’t understand what’s going on, I refer you to our articles that explain methods of Russia’s security services called an “aquarium” and a “mousetrap.”
- Grandmaster Putin (Grandiose multi-step operation lasting 16 years)
- Can Trump Save America Like Putin Saved Russia? — The Saker
- Will Trump save America like Putin saved Russia?
- Cat Motya’s Horoscope for 2017
A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap, by Cat Motya
Director of Research and Development
author of The enemy of the State
Dreadful situation which I truely hope the Belarussian authorities remain in control of and manage to suppress.
In Britain, one man is serving 5 years in prison for organising one unauthorised demonstration against the Shomrim.
This man is Joshua Bonehill. The Shomrim is a Jewish organised police force that patrols Jewish neighbourhoods in London.
Under British law it is illegal for minorities to have their own police. But the Home Secretary Ms Rudd permits this for her friends for whom she shills.
We have been at war since 2014 as far the Britain is concerned, versus Russia, consequently the actions of all the Fiona’s you suffer from are to be expected.
Without a doubt the female of the species called English are the most dictatorial, intolerant fascists of the lot. It is as a result of Feminism.
The British government operate as a full fascist state without regard to anyone other than the masters they shill for…the very same people trying to organise a revolution in Belaruss.
If you think Joshua Bonehill is hard done by you should see what these gorgons do to whistle blowers.
All you Russians, Belarussians, Christians and free peoples of the world need to steer a wide berth of the British government and their obscene civil servants such as MI5 and MI6.
They serve the same devil worshippers that Jesus threw out of the temple! And if you don’t know quite who I mean then read your Bible!
I guess her name is Fionna Gibb. Not Gibbs.
Thanks for the Belarus update. A while back I read on Russia Insider and Fort Russ about tension between Putin and lukashenko. I understand Belarus gently blackmails Russia, who “tolerates” this because it does not want another Ukraine on its doorstep.
The agi-prop tactics you describe here are now recognisable standard operating procedure for a color revolution.
I remember reading on Michael Ruppert’s “from the wilderness” blog in 2004-2005 about a Sth American revolution (Argentina?) that involved snipers firing into the crowd, taking out both protestors and police. At the time I thought the report highly preposterous. Now I know better.
The doco “Crimea, long way home” has a segment detailing the crowd tactics used by the Right Sector and other thugs to take control and create chaos.
Well worth watching so you know what it looks like when you see these tactics in action in YOUR country. (And all countries get this treatment if they don’t comply with the globalists/demons).
two of your last comments were placed in the spam folder this one was caught… the other one was deleted inadvertently … you will need to repost the 2nd one… mod-hs
“I understand Belarus gently blackmails Russia, who “tolerates” this because it does not want another Ukraine on its doorstep.”
But Luky must be aware that he will end like Yanu if he let that rats take over in his Country
and I am sure he doesnt want that to happen
So he is much better of with Putin
Lukashenko has a lot of Erdogan in him.
Indeed this seems the empire is in dire need of another infusion of blood. They are doing it on multiple fronts. May the people of the world who walk in the light, starve them of this foul need, until death.
Hi Scott – another amazing sitrep – thanks I didn’t realize poor Belarus is also on the snake nest table – its a good analogy for neo-cons – snake nest – although I suppose snakes should not be blamed for their nature and neo-cons should be blamed for their characters…
Yes those two ladies from UK sound like carbon copies of other white anglo saxon types – Victoria Nuland – Samantha Powers, and more – the Queen for instance.-
You know I heard a story about Queen Elizabeth – when she was informed of the accident that killed Diana – the first thing she said was “..Get the jewels….”
And now that new princess is wearing Diana’s ring…that big blue sapphire –
Victoria Nuland is hardly an Anglo-Saxon, nor for that matter is the Celtic Samantha Powers.
Great that the links are fixed and donation was successful
Scott, thanks a lot for the sitrep.
BTW the self claimed progressives at the graun has published an article –
Note that suddenly they have published this article and didn’t allow comments on it. (commenters generally butcher these ‘journalists’ by pointing out their false reporting, half truths and missing info)
Nowhere in that article it is mentioned that police have detained extremist people coming from Ukraine let alone talk about mentioning reports of seized arms.
Last but not the least, from that article –
““Lukashenko is in a panic, in fear of his own people,” said Natalia Kaliada, of the charity Belarus Free Theatre, who spoke from Brussels, where she had been lobbying the EU to resume sanctions against the regime in Belarus that were lifted last year.”
WTF ! A woman(rather a witch) calling one of the most bureaucratic superstate to resume sanctions on her own country ! but no she is a true patriot according to the MSM.
“The globalists succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in Ukraine”.
I am not so sure about it. Their main goal was Crimea, which now turns to be just a dream.
After that, they tried to provoke Russia to engage its military in Ukraine. Another failure.
Next step was introduction of sanctions with hopes of destroying Russian economy. Yet another failure.
And right now, Ukraine is just a bottomless money pit with ruined economy, fascists in power and not so bright future.
As for Belorussia, I said many times, the best option for its survival is to become a part of Russian Federation.
My thoughts exactly, Melotte 22.
Crimea was the prize the Zionazis were drooling and slobbing over. A successful land-grab there would have made Russia all but landlocked to the south and west and brought instant — carefully planned — mayhem to Russia’s foreign trade accompanied by overt terrorist actions and NATO threats.
On second thought, it could well be said that the Ukros were very proud to be subjected to Western imperial rape — indeed the wildest dream come true to any rapist anywhere, LOL.
“As for Belorussia, I said many times, the best option for its survival is to become a part of Russian Federation.”
I do agree. 100%. It’s the only way to secure stability for country and it’s people. And it has nothing to do with “hungry for power Russia”. If Belorussia had ability to stay independent free country Russia would have no reason to own it. But in spirit of this anti Russia/China offensive Belorussia hardly has much chance to block years these maidans.
I disagree that Belorussia should become part of Russia, this is exactly what will not work, especially using those words. The strength of SSSR for many years and especially during the WWII was based on the equality of its nations. Russians for their one sake and survival should forget words like “кормить” and “меньшие братья”.
I agree that Belorussia and Russia should unite as equal and respecting each other. And make Lukashenko a prime minister of the union, over the years he proved himself to be a patriotic, not corrupted, capable leader against all odds. I bet if that happened, Lukashenko will cut in a single blow the long oligarchic lizard tail that is dragging behind Putin and makes Russian politics so strange and difficult to understand at times.
@Scot – thanks for the profound factual analysis.
I hope that Putin will not get distracted and oversleep Belarus the way it happened with Ukraine. It does not work with giving money only (Russia gave Ukrainian governments billions and what?) and from what I understand this is not really what Lukashenko wants from Russia.
“There is no doubt that Belarus will lose its status and income as a gas transit country from Russia to Europe, just like Ukraine did.”
-That sentence makes no sense, do you mean EU? Ukraine and Russia are both parts of Europe.
I would advise using Euro-trash when referring to Russia’s European business partners. Thus:
“There is no doubt that Belarus will lose its status and income as a gas transit country from Russia to the Euro-trash, just like Ukraine did.”
And, predictably, facing the prospect of becoming a “country” of honorable Euro-trash like the Ukros
Make that honorary Euro-trash, dammit.
The Commonwealth of Australia did NOT take part in the British invasion of Russia in 1918. Australians who DID fight with the British were required to resign from the Australian Imperial Forces and join the British Army. One of the far too few examples of an independent Australia.
That was just a cop-out. Australia then was still part of the British empire (still is formally). Just remember what “Iron” Bob Menzies said in 1939:
“…Great Britain has declared war upon her (Germany), and that, as a result, Australia is also at war.”
That statement says it all.
Something is wrong. I was under the impression Lukashenko ruled with an iron fist. How did this plot get so advanced?
Belarus needs Russia and I doubt many Belarussians misunderstand. Even more I doubt anyone in Belarus wants to see their country turned into another version of Ukraine. Could it be Lukashenko let the plot foment to give himself an excuse to crack down? Despite the antics of Nuland and Co. Western diplomats aren’t so stupid and would not start something unless they believed there was a likelihood of success.
Or perhaps success is being measured differently, by elites from both sides. Is Belarus consciously being delivered to the Russian camp in a cooperative effort with Lavrov’s so-called ‘partners’? The cartoonish caricatures of Russians in Western media now seem perfectly matched to the cartoonish portrayals of Western behaviour in Russian and especially pro-Russian alt media. Since when does Harvard care about the Saker unless they are trying to give this and similar blogs a boost — the same way Catholics boost trips to the confessional chamber. Banning is the ultimate form of promotion since it instantly makes something basically uninteresting completely irresistible. Why else would the products of the CIA pornography industry have been banned for so long? Go ahead, I dare you, google porn and see what comes up. Who but the Deep State and CIA could get away with such rancid denigration of everyone and everything? On The Learnig Channel they have a show called Toddlers in Tiaras where 8 year old girls are dressed up like Las Vegas hookers and delivered via an enforced list of channels you must take if you want cable television in your home.
Over and over the Russians have said they want to be friends with the West. Can anyone imagine the Anglo-Zionists would be too stupid to take Russia up on their offer? The Deep State walks with two legs but still moves as one. Do not let the circus sorrounding the Trump Presidency fool you into thinking something has changed.
This appears to be standard oligarch sponsered disinformation media playing it’s usual game. Please have more respect for your readership, which is supposedly increasing but judging by the lack of lucid commentary, with some exceptions, is in rapid decline.
Lukashenko ruled with iron fist during the years when he fought only against the West. The last few years he gets blows also from the Russian side.
I every morning wait impatiently for new articals/ Sitreps ,you name it, on the Vineyard Saker, because often the make my day. Due to my marriage, and now living in Lithuania, I inherited a Belorussian family branch. So, every thing conected to Baltic States, Belorussia and, beloved, Rossija is now of special interest for me, facing the fact that I’m constantly “bombarded” by my
new ” countrymen” how beautifull, unique, once big up to the black sea etc. etc. Lithuania is! Knowing the self overestimation and the nationalism here I have no doubt, that the Lithuanian gouvernment is involved in underground action in Beloruss, still clinching, like Poland, to the idea of the “Reszpopolita” or at least to there “big pure lituanian part”.
But…. regarding your artical above. Part of the lituanian heartland. i.e. where the tribe ” Aukstaitai” means “high Lithuanians” setteled during the formation of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania is today the northern part of Beloruss, located around Grodno, or Gardina in lithuanian. So, both historical flags, lithuanian and belorussian, wear the same heraldic symbol, the knight with the ereccted sword and the double cross on his shield.This part of Beloruss was never occupied, it simply belong to the Grand Duce. I guess, and here I’m not quite sure, that this northern part was later given to a different “Gouvernement” in the Russian Empire and then, after the October Revolution, simply given to the Belorussian Peoples Republic. Additional, in the time between the 15. till 17. Century, the idea of a single national state doesn’t exist! So even the Reszpopolita gouverned big parts of Beloruss and Ukraine, nobody saw themself as” Belorussian” or ” Ukrainian”, they where simple subjects of just another Lord. It’s only todays politicians and historians, as well nationalist who refer to ” this is our land”, ” has allways been historical”, ” we want it back” etc. etc.! Sadly enough even people we support, like the Belorussian still hang on to such cliche, regarding your cite about occupated parts of Beloruss, the Jews etc.
I hope, I’m not ” enfants perdu” here, but it realy p…es me of if we don’t use the right historical facts in our argument agains our common enemy.
Best and warm regards abd carry on your good work
Thank you for the historical sketch as it helps to see several perspectives to come to grips with current events.
Most modern states emerged, not from a collective agreement among the people to build a nation, but from chieftains who wanted to carve out a new territory and be called kings instead of being under suzerainty to another sovereign. Over the years they manage to create a separate identity based on ethnicity, religion or language to consolidate the sense of nationhood among the population, usually under duress. To most people it mattered not whether the feudal lord was X or Y, local or foreign, because their lot was the same: state of subjection and serfdom. The same logic applies today, with some variations, as shown by the dismemberment of the USSR and Yugoslavia as the more recent examples.
Thanks for this up date on Belarus,
I have a questions regarding Lukanhesko.
Why had he not learned the lesson of Yanukovich?
The EU is an arm of the US foreign policy why is luskashenko behaving like this ?
If I read this article correctly, Lukashenko learned his lessons well. He allowed, even encouraged, all the worms to come out of the woodwork before pulling the floor out from under ’em.
That the West and its operatives are so dull, and so full of hubris, as to try the exact same crime in Belarus as they pulled next door does make one wonder how they got this far.
Anyhow, the strategy’s gone well past its sell-by date and they really do have to come up with something new if they want to play regime-change without getting their army dirty.
“The plan was for these two groups to pretend fighting with each other, in the process killing the demonstrators and the police”.
I hope some of those people can be successfully prosecuted in open court, and persuaded to reveal their “handlers”.
It would surely be useful to open up to the light of day the violent criminal acts that the USA and UK are trying to sir up.
Dear Scott, really good article, thank you.
Really proud of you guys)))
It appears that a two-pronged attack is underway. We have Minsk and Vladivostok and elsewhere where Navalny is stirring feces up.
“Notice that this goals are in the roadmap of the Trump administration, as was illustrated by the frutiful and friendly encounter with Theresa May.”
Yup, the tuppence regime is following a prepared zpc/nwo strategy to bring down Russia and destroy those states allied to her on her borders. This strategy was mapped out before the american [s]elections last year and would be implemented regardless whether a tuppence or clinton regime provided the faces for the PR selling it.
Pleeeeeasse, learn to separate EU from Europe, it is not so hard, it makes you doubt a source credibility when it cant make such a simple but fundamental distinction.
Europe = Geographical area. Contains many countries with different loyalties and ideologies among those Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
EU = Political construct, anti-Russian, tool created by USA to maintain control after ww2, dictatorship.
There are those who do not agree Russia is contained, or part of Europe. I’m one of them; in my view saying it’s part of Europe is not a factual statement but on of political orientation or Eurocentric agenda. It is certainly not based on geography or plate tectonics (both Russia and Europe are on the Eurasian plate and continent).
I, for example, am not a European, despite being descended from German and Scots-Irish, and speaking (American) English. Neither do I agree that I live in a ‘Christian’ country, as many argue, and am rather tired of people trying to tell me who or what I am or otherwise try to stuff me into their own little box and conception of reality.
Instead you want to impose your own on them.
Very female : )
I’m not trying to impose anything on anyone — everyone can identify as they want to.
I don’t know what the crack about female is supposed to mean. In case you didn’t know, I’m a 69 year old man and my beard hangs about 7″ below my chin.
The facts are, it is ‘Europe’ which is a political construct, not the planet. BTW — China isn’t a part of Europe either, despite being West of the furthest extent of Russia.
@ blue, mods and other posters: Talks to Cats was merely phishing to get a better profile on you, and it worked. It is a tactic I have seen here from TtC before. A regular Saker poster will not care/comment about your gender, etc., perhaps the mods need to take note as well.
@ Everyone: a few thoughts:
-Political operatives working in a fully moderated comment section must be very subtle not to get blocked by the mods and also build a credible posting profile for readers/other posters to observe. The objective is to not be seen instigating direct, overt confrontation themselves, but to subtly create misunderstandings and confusion about articles and between readers and posters. Like the Zionists/Wahabbists getting the Christians to fight the Muslims, then standing back and profiting from the death and destruction.
-The political operatives will also have “discussions” with each other (his/herself?) pretending to hold opposing views, primarily to take up comment space, engage actual posters in endless and pointless verbiage and simply confuse the issues beyond recognition.
-The obsession with details like the “Europe/EU” terms fits the profile. Posters are not creating historical reference documentation here, it is usually sufficiently accurate to use Europe/EU interchangeably for the purposes in the Saker comment section.
Saker had the same go-round about the spelling/grammar that made no impact on accuracy/clarity in his blog entries…
Anyone who has been reading my comments for a while should know I am a man, about 70, or even 69. The only new information I gave is the length of my beard — hardly an important detail.
I was just reading Duran about the protests in Moscow, and the agitation in Belarus, and it seems to me that the ‘Russia is in Europe’ is a significant aspect of the pressure for maidan color revolutions in both countries, along with trying to get them to move towards the West politically and economically — and in line with what Yeltsin and Gorbachev did with (neo)liberalization, surrender of sovereignty, weakening of non-western culture, and even patriotism and pride in being Russian (or Belarussian). It’s clearly a part of the globalization and westernization mind set, and this should not be allowed to fall below the threshold of awareness.
@ blue: Agreed, cooperation between equals is far different than losing sovereignty and self-determination. The labels mean little, their actions speak loudly… simply ducky…
And then there’s all those other colour movements, brightly decorated with pre-printed posters/flags/T-shirts/umbrellas which Soros is paid by US-gov’t-covert-ops/NGO’s to conveniently hand out via Open Society/NED/etc. Cookies anyone?
My beard is not as long, my age also well over 60… but political operatives would have to dig through a lot of old threads/posts to discover those facts. This means it is not the CIA/NSA/Five Eyes we are directly dealing with, as those agencies have full spectrum search capabilities and probably know much more, right down to Saker readers’/posters’ shoe sizes.
So trolls here are more annoyance than personal threat…
Whilst many of your points directed at the whole crowd of readers is correct, I disagree with your last statement.
The obsession with details like the “Europe/EU” terms fits the profile. Posters are not creating historical reference documentation here, it is usually sufficiently accurate to use Europe/EU interchangeably for the purposes in the Saker comment section.
Using terms interchangeably causes confusion. Several times I had read comments made by neoliberal hardliners (and libertarians). They really despise every social approach – single payer healthcare, free university, free school lunch, … – in capitalism. Their practice to discredit everything social is quite sophisticated. They use the terms Socialism and Communism interchangeably. In order to fully discredit Socialism they like to point out that Nationalsocialism was Socialism and by employing the inaccurate deductive reasoning come to the conclusion that Socialism equals Fascism.
Someone with little or no knowledge of history may believe that way of reasoning. Only those who know that Nationalsocialism only employed the term Socialism, but otherwise was purely capitalist, recognize the trick used by those neoliberals.
“They use the terms Socialism and Communism interchangeably. In order to fully discredit Socialism they like to point out that Nationalsocialism was Socialism and by employing the inaccurate deductive reasoning come to the conclusion that Socialism equals Fascism.”
That have been done for quite a while now by most of the remaining commentariat here. I mean those who remain after the leaving of the old commenters and provoked th oldest into discussions where these, the remining, counted with a hand out there to go out “victorious” over the others.
Perhaps you meant feline.
Now that the methods are well understood and an equilibrium is possible in geopolitical game east/west (or criminal/civilized), the natural arc of historical conflict suggests that the method of “color-revolution” will have lost effectiveness as such and that the process of suborning treason on the near abroad of non-servile states shall now take another form. Because the western capabilities are not founded in morally congruent structures they are now operating in a non-literate consciousness – this is a delusional state. Thus the next form of “color revolution” may be expected to be irrational and ineffective. One may recall the famous General Jack Ripper, who, pulling his Browning machine gun from his golf bag, shouted defiantly “Two can play that game, Soldier!” and commenced to fire away through his office window….and then decided to shoot himself… delusional people do stuff like that…
So we know what’s next….
Germany and the USA are trying to conquer and destroy Belarus for decades. The US ambassador openly admitted: “objective and to some degree methodology are the same” in Belarus as in Nicaragua. Waging war for “unchecked access to markets and raw materials all over the world” and “to integrate the East European peoples” is the official German doctrine of war(VPR).
“Hans-Georg Wieck, former chief of the German foreign intelligence service and CSCE ambassador to Belarus, makes an estimate of ,,approx. 14,2 million Euros annually”for the coup sponsored from abroad (the ,,program for the promotion of a political alternative in Belarus”). As a high-ranking German diplomat predicts, Minsk will fall to the West ,,in five years, at the latest”.”
German plan to conquer Belarus again:
TOWARDS A COHERENT EU STRATEGY FOR BELARUS”
“In a truly amazing admission, Michael G. Kozak, a former U.S. Ambassador to Belarus, bluntly stated in a letter to The Guardian that America’s “objective and to some degree methodology are the same” in Belarus as in Nicaragua, where the U.S. backed the Contras against the left-wing Sandinista Government.>/b>
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Minsk told The Times that the embassy helped to fund 300 non-governmental organizations and admitted that «some» of them were linked to those who were “seeking political change”. “Helped” is certainly an understatement here. Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty was more precise: “Many groups in Belarus rely on foreign money for their activities”. Christian Science Monitor revealed that Washington spent $24 million in 2000 to support NGOs and opposition groups in Belarus, and was going to spend even more next year. According to Russian press, support to Belarussian opposition through the Eurasia Foundation, for instance, grew from $340,000 in 1996 to $1.5 million in 1998, and to about $4 million in 2001. That’s in a country where National Bank reserves do not exceed $200 million!
To what extent such groups in Belarus, created and funded by the U.S., can be considered “independent” (i.e. “not governed by a foreign power; self-governing; free from the influence, guidance, or control of another or others; self-reliant”) is certainly a big question. To look at this from a more concrete perspective, 300 Washington-funded NGOs is one organization for every 34,000 citizens of a 10-million person republic.”
“US funds terrorists in Eastern Europe”
“Coup prevented in Belarus”
BHHRG report on the failed NATO coup of 2006:
Russian Opposition Figure Navalny Detained in Moscow Amid Unlicensed Protest
I wonder if the israeli sod’s face is still green from his earlier brilliant green dousing. :-D
What type of opposition figure is this that can’t even get 5% of the vote.
I don’t know why Sputnik are giving him space
But then Sputnik is a odd website – lacks any real depth in its analysis.
1% is a significant voice and Navalny is a serious Democ-RAT that cannot just be ridiculed and dismissed as “irrelevant” since he has the backing of the Anti-Russian “Deep States” of the NWO Empire globalist Anglo-feely-feely USA and Euro-trash states like your own Great Britain, France, etc.
It is a serious game of survival and battle for the minds of the partially conscious, globally, including within Russia.
Navalny impressed me with his smarts and survival instincts (he comprehends the evil of his imperial backers!!) when he distinguished himself by conveniently landing in jail while these NWO forces were preparing the Moscow Maidan just a few short years ago, as follow-up to the one in Kiev. This allowed him to continue his “opposition” posturing for his western masters without being so stupid as allowing them to sacrifice him with his death, a necessary step to revving up “color revolutions”.
That sacrificial “honor” fell to his more stupid rival Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on a bridge in Moscow with clear line of sight to the Kremlin across the river.
All this cat and mouse stuff with such figures is an exercise in awakening the instincts and knowledge of the common citizen OR making that citizen more zombified, IMHO.
Putin and co are making some effort to educate the masses. Navalny and co are the zombie faction.
See Evgeny Federov “Failed Nemtsov Maidan” (analyzing Navalny’s “heads up” and very deft, adroit protest arrest
and the wonderful article by Israel Shamir on the same topic:
http://www.israelshamir.net/English/Nemtsov.htm Who Killed Nemtsov?
I am wondering what would be your advice to the citizens of Belarus – young or not so young generation. The ones who are smart and talented with good potential to become someone in future if their options were not that limited by the economics, political and social regulations.
How would you suggest they change the situation? We are talking about lives (self-realization and self-esteem) of millions of Belorussian citizens.
What would you you suggest to the population that becomes depressed (80% of Belorussian population has different levels of depression – research)?
Shall they continue to struggle just to make sure that Russia has it’s borders secured on the Western side?
Can’t Russia find the more humane way to do it?
I’m not the Saker obviously but my suggestion would be to work to improve their country and the quality of life for its citizens. Belarus is not going to transform into Beverly Hills overnight just by joining the EU. In fact, if you look at countries at a similar level of economic development who have joined the EU (Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Lithuania etc.) and countries which have committed to join it (Ukraine, Moldova) – none of them has seen any significant improvements in the standard of living. Belarus has seen significant improvements since Lukashenko has become President.
Ukraine is the closest country to compare Belarus to because of historical, economic and geographic similarities. Because Ukraine did not join the Eurasian Economic Union, has courted the EU and has had “pro-Western” governments in charge for large parts of the last 15 years, the average income in Ukraine was half that of Belarus even before the coup in 2014. The worst economic decline of the 2000s took place when the “pro-Western” government led by Viktor Yushenko was in charge. The biggest economic decline in both countries’ modern history took place in the 1990s when “pro-Western” governments took over control of the countries. The same pattern took place in Russia with the “pro-Western” Yeltsin government presiding over Russia’s biggest ever economic collapse, and the subsequent recovery under Putin/Medvedev.
Given the evidence I think it’s clear the most humane way to help the people of Belarus continue to improve their lives and economic situation is to prevent another “pro-Western” government from coming to power, since the evidence shows that this inevitably results in a massive decline in the standard of living and happiness of the people in Belarus and neighbouring countries. I don’t know where you got the statistic that 80% of Belarussian people are depressed, but that sounds like a ridiculously exaggerated number. In any case, Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world, despite being part of the EU. Belarus’ suicide rate peaked in the 90s under its “pro-Western” government and is now at about half that level. It’s still high, but the evidence shows that things are improving. Those who think that joining the EU will provide some miracle solution to all of Belarus’ problems are deluded. Most of the country’s problems can be traced back to the breakup of the USSR and the policies of the “pro-Western” government that succeeded it. More of their disastrous policies are not going to help.
– Search the internet for information about homeless people in LA.
– Check for real estate prices in NYC and San Francisco. Hardly any average US citizen might be able to buy a decent house or flat in those areas.
– Search the internet for the advances of robotics and have a virtual tour into the production facilities of large companies. You’ll find lots of automation.
– Search the internet for information about the average life of average people in Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, etc.
– Have a look at the situation (unemployment rate) in Greece.
– Check for the situation (unemployment rate) in Spain.
– Get some information on Banlieues and get some news about the protests against neoliberal reforms in France.
– Search for the origins of the hookers working in the west. Many are from Eastern European countries. Are Eastern European women really that horny or do you think they’re prostituting themselves to make ends meet?
Highly automated production will make even more people dispensable than the west already has. Wages are pushed down. Western Governments are steadily privatizing everything that once had been owned by the citizens of the respective countries.
As far as I know Belarus produces heavy trucks, especially suitable for usage off the road . Do you think the company will sell even one of their trucks in Western Europe? European corporations will crush many – if not most – companies of Belarus.
Those with potential to become someone in the future should work on improving their own country. “Copy” products of the west and improve them. Produce your own computer chips. With western chips you’ll always have to wonder if some three or four letter agency managed to implement some backdoor. Produce your own washing machines, etc. Think global, act local! (Don’t copy the western capitalism, create something better. Sooner or later the western system will crash. The west isn’t the idyllic world people from Belarus may think it is.)
Credibility suffers when one who is a descendant of the previous aristocracy tries to stretch between their family history and their objective analysis of the current reality. It would be ridiculous if I started mixing family history from Austro-Hungarian empire or Kaiser’s times into what happens now. I understand it in both Saker and Scott, but it should be avoided.
It may be so, that credibility suffers from these personal histories…but such histories are the memories that shape people and their view – we know ourselves and our world through personal story, personal and family histories…I might, for example, remark that my antecedents left Europe – and why – because these reasons now inform, or if you prefer, illuminate within my mind a continuity of view between the living generation and the dead. I understand how my ancestors felt from their historical actions…and this “authorizes” me, today, to do similar things, to view matters in similar ways. But the example applies to everyone. And I mean everyone. Sure, personal histories an be overdone…but, since they are important to understanding the arc of global history – a process both personal and structural, I insist that they now be not excluded per se.
Belarus has been in long discussion with Russia over the provision of S-400 systems. What is the status of that? The latest I can find from early 2006 is that Russian-owned and manned systems were based in Belarus. The North American Terrorist Organization would just love to get its hands on S-400s.
I hope Scott is wrong with anarhists, cuz they realy not fit into whole story. Far left never worked with fascists as I know.. In Spain they fought first against fascists-then Reds came to wipe them out..ok.
Same have happened in southern Ukraine (Makhno) when they fought against Whites, then Budjonin and Red army(with young Zhukov) trashed them appart. Žukov himself stated in memories that task was quite hard-they fought against their brothers.
Great Red October was colour revolution hahahahaha go and read some books Scott!
Oh wait Trocki the founder of Red army was receiving NGO money :) Lenin himself stated thet without Trockis work Red revolution would never win.
I was straight commie before, but now I know Bakunin was right and Marx was wrong!
If memory serves, 10 or 12 years ago, the US DOS was actively working to destabilize Belarus, and unhorse Lukashenko by shilling the elections with false-flag candidates, some of whom were not even Belorussian (I hesitate to name their true COO.) There was a smear campaign and spin operation done by western media against Lukashenko and back in the day, Condoleeza Rice was openly stating that he is a ruthless dictator who was holding the country back (from becoming part of EU), and he needed to be removed. This from the same DoS that has turned everything it ever touched into a dog’s breakfast, self-proclaiming they would be liberators to the Belorussian people, sorely oppressed by this little tin-pot fascist dictator. I’m not saying that Lukashenko is that, I’m saying what Ms. Rice said, publicly, what he was. For me, that seemed not only disingenuous, but embarrassing that the highest ranking member of the “diplomatic” corps of the US would say such things where she would be quoted.
So, while all this false-flag maneuvering in the Belorussian political sphere was going on, with false candidates hired by so-called NGO’s to run and dilute the votes, Lukashenko swept them up, raiding so-called campaign HQ’s of these shills, cracking heads and confiscating documents and campaign materials. It was a PR fiasco, which the Western MSM did not fail to capitalize on by pointing their finger of shame at the little dictator who was doing things that had a chilling effect on the “democratic process.” You know the drill.
Let’s not forget about the relationship that Belarus had and has with Russia. It is involved in a long-running economic union with Russia. Belarus needs that, because if they depended upon the faltering EU, the way that the west says they should, they would have been a failed state and probably annexed by Poland years ago. Also, what should not be forgotten is Lukashenko’s ambitions to go to Moscow. Back in the day, his personal relationship with Putin wasn’t all that good, and from my POV, Lukashenko was involved in some pretty shameless brown-nosing. He is not as young as he once was, obviously, and I wonder, has he still got those Kremlin ambitions? I don’t know, but one thing is clear, in the absence of any real alternatives at election time, he usually wins in a landslide. Some say he does so because he “buys” the elections by ensuring that the pensions of the elderly voters are always paid- meager as they are. This has been criticized because why? But what about the younger generations, yearning for Euro-sophistication; will that go beyond merely aping fashion and culture?
“1995 was the last year Ukraine held a Victory Day parade. In 1996 Ukraine cuts broadcasting of the Russia’s TV stations. ”
What’s your src for this?
As far as I observed on youtube, victory parades in Kiev were held until 2013.
“Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich has always demonstrated his affinity for the Soviet Union and Russia. On the featured image he is dressed in a blue uniform of NKVD for the Victory Day parade in 2016.”
You were talking so much about flags, yet missed the most important one. Perhaps because it doesn’t fit your Tsarist narrative?? Can you EVER accept that most of its citizens l o v e d the Soviet Union?????
If you never knew:
Main article: Belarusian referendum, 1995
On May 14, 1995, a referendum was conducted in all regions of Belarus. Out of four questions, one was the following: “Do you support the introduction of the new national symbols?” With a voter turnout of 64.7%, the new state symbols were approved by a ratio of 3:1 (75.1% to 24.9%). The way the referendum was carried out was heavily criticized by the opposition, including the exact wording of the question about the national insignia. Supporters of the Pahonia also criticize that the Pahonia and the former white-red-white flag were compared to ones, used by collaboration forces, in propaganda that was published during the run-up to the vote. The comparison was made due to the white, red, white flag and Pahonia being used on the patches and symbols of the Belarusian Central Rada, the Belarusian government under the control of Nazi Germany. Alexander Lukashenko claimed the selection of the Soviet-inspired symbols as a victory, especially to his Great Patriotic War veteran base, by saying “we have returned to you the flag of the country for which you fought. We have returned to you both memory and a sense of human pride.”
Belarus under Lukashenko puts big value on the Soviet traditions:
Верасы Любовь,комсомол и весна
In fact so much that it lead to fundamental problems in the BelaRus-Russian Union, because Lukashenko knows that Putin condemns everything related to the “Soviet Union” aspects of the Soviet Union.
“Shortly after its inauguration, both member states seemed to have lost their initial enthusiasm for the Union, with first Russia, and then Belarus, restoring customs controls along their common border in 2001, effectively suspending the customs union until it was restored in 2010. Plans had also been set in motion to implement a common currency across the Union, but these have been postponed several times.”
— “Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich has always demonstrated his affinity for the Soviet Union and Russia. On the featured image he is dressed in a blue uniform of NKVD for the Victory Day parade in 2016.”
I made it a point to emphasize this fact as positive.
— “perhaps because it doesn’t fit your Tsarist narrative?:
I don’t know what you mean.
— “Can you EVER accept that most of its citizens l o v e d the Soviet Union?????”
What are you talking about?
I had a happy soviet childhood. I agree with Putin saying that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was the biggest catastrophe in our history.
I dream of my country being back together as it was before this catastrophe.
I hate the communists rulers, who betrayed our nation and sold us all, our territories and millions of our people to be destroyed by our deadly enemies.
Do you have anything constructive to say about the situation in Belarus and/or the color revolution techniques?
Why are imagining things about me and attacking me for my imaginary sins? How is it helpful?
Why are you wasting your time and my time to blame me for something that is not real?
Scott ignore the comments
This board needs better moderation to weed out this negative attacks.
You do very good work. I come here to read your updates
The attacks needs to be stopped by the moderator
Hi James, the matter is being dealt with. We are aware who this attacking commenter is. Mod
No need to reply to that kind of unwarranted criticism. Most of us know that you never reproached the Soviet Union and its institutions and openly condemned the traitors who destroyed the only power barring the USA empire from world domination.
What surprised me – and many others – was the depth of the sordid rot among the leadership who claimed be communist but were in fact meretricious liars who sold out their country and double-crossed the people. But the greatest surprise is that they are dying of natural causes not by retributive justice.
“Perhaps because it doesn’t fit your Tsarist narrative??”
How come someone be a Tsarist when in reality those bloody communists killed entire Romanov family a hundred years ago ?
Outstanding account !
I’m sure those at this site were aware of the same style of protests throughout Russia this past weekend, all started by Nalvany, that creature from the black lagoon, funded by the US State Department. A Russian Kermit the Frog. A corrupt individual, leading a demonstration against corruption. You can’t get better than that. He reminds me of Joseph Colombo, head of the Colombo crime family during the 1960’s and ’70’s. Colombo held demonstrations against law enforcement, stating that all Italians felt discriminated by the authorities because of their ethnicity. Colombo was killed by the Mafia because he was too noticeable and therefore bringing heat on down to them by law enforcement. A hypocrite to the end. Just like those in the “Deep State”, which I call a political Mafia. They are worse than the actual Mafia, because they use other people’s money (the tax payer) to fund their escapades of “democracy” throughout the world. It never comes out of their pockets. Here’s a nice quote for you to ponder. When asked about his thoughts about the government, Sam Giancana, head of the Chicago mob, responded, “The government and us are cut from the same cloth.”
I recommend you read Alexander Mecouris at the Duran who has a sober assessment of what went on in Russia today.
It serves as a counterweight to zero hedge “Protests sweeping Russia – yeah right
Sorry I don’t know how to post hyperlinks
From Alexander Mercouris’s excellent account:
“Whether Medvedev is actually corrupt or not is another matter. Navalny’s allegation is that Medvedev has creamed off funds paid into various charities and NGOs in order to enrich himself by investing the money in a series of corrupt property deals.”
For once, Navalny — for all his die-hard Zionazi credentials — may in fact be blurting out a little sincere piece of truth. Like all good Zionazis, it’s of course Vladimir Putin that he would ultimately like to see cut to pieces, but if another Western traitor (“Atlantic Integrationist”) such as Medvedev does serious harm to the unfortunate fellows of lesser prominence by embezzlement and theft, why not seize the opportunity and enjoy the privilege of (relative) honesty?
The question which Navalny needs to assess correctly is whether his Western backers are enough infuriated by Medvedev’s corruption to support Navalny to the hilt. I doubt it. Navalny just doesn’t have what it takes to bring about a Russian Maidan. He is correctly perceived as a cheap Western prostitute to the Russian majority.
The tuppence regime shows their hand:
US Demands Immediate Release of Detained Belarusian Activists It Helped Fund
“The US Embassy in Belarus is demanding that Belarusian authorities release all protesters detained at Saturday’s unauthorized rally in Minsk. The request comes just days following revelations that US aid agencies have increased their spending on ‘democracy promotion’ initiatives in Belarus to the tune of several million dollars.
In a statement late on Saturday, the US Embassy marked its “deep concern” with the Belarusian government’s refusal “to allow peaceful demonstrations in Minsk for the annual ‘Freedom Day’ commemoration.”
“The United States will continue to closely monitor this situation, and calls on the government of Belarus to immediately release all remaining peaceful protesters, human rights advocates, and journalists, to guarantee the rights of citizens to peaceful assembly and free speech, and to uphold its international commitments,” the Embassy’s statement concluded.
The US request comes just days after revelations in Russian-language media that US agencies and NGOs, including USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, have raised the amounts earmarked for media, human rights and civil society initiatives in Belarus. For example, USAID committed $9 million in support for ‘democracy development’ in 2017, compared with $8.3 million in 2016 and $7 million in 2015. The State Department and other government and private organizations have committed millions of dollars more on other initiatives, including the training of independent journalists.
One woman was reported to have yelled at the protesters, telling them they should have staged their rally somewhere else, and asking them “Do you want it to be like in Ukraine?”
Lukashenko… There will be no Maidan in Belarus.”
Well, so much for trump’s promise to cease creating “color revolutions”, eh. Chalk up another fail for the zionazis.
“Well, so much for trump’s promise to cease creating “color revolutions”, eh. Chalk up another fail for the zionazis.”
Don’t criticize dear bro Trump.
It is all because of the deep deep state …
All protest is state-funded. And there are no protests not funded and approved by the Anglo-Zionist Empire. If you can think of any, let us know. But make it good. You are at the bottom of a steep hill with your, I believe disingenuous, contention.
I myself find it disgusting and sad to see these protests.
Especially as they used a trick in Sankt Petersburg: They held their relatively small unauthorized rally at the same time when there already was a large but unrelated officially authorized rally. But the photos that go around the world will draw a distorted view! Especially with that Navalny douchebag smiling out of a police car after having been arrested. This is a propaganda worst case for Russia!
All I said was that if masses of people are unhappy then they will use the chance to join such color revolutions that were prepared by the deep state, Navalny, Soros, Rothschild.
The tragedy is: There is in fact injustice. Not only all over the world and mostly in the West, but even in Russia. And I don’t see how the Kremlin has any ideology on the horizon that even only attempts to address this problem or to admit that there in fact is a problem. Instead they continue privatization of state assets and even invite western “advisers” into their large enterprise’s boards of directors.
Hartmut Mehdorn was only one of several examples.
In Donbass they first nationalized Achmetov’s companies:
only to hand them over to 31 years old Oligarch Kurchenko (if these leaked details allegedly from a tapped phone conversation with Zacharchenko are true, I won’t post url’s because they are mostly from Ukropia propaganda sites)?
Where is there any hope for workers and peasants? Where is social justice?
The 0.1% class gets millions as a golden handshake after messing up billions, while a normal supermarket lady get’s laid off for daring to eat 1 old bread which she was instructed to put into the waste bin rather than daring to eat it.
That’s the situation in the EU, that’s the situation in the USA, all over the world and unfortunately also in Russia.
Unless that gets changed for the better, there is no hope and no future for anybody.
Is it really so bad to demand some fairness?
Before 1989/1991 the world was much better, on both sides of the iron fence.
Since then the West no longer needs to pretend that it was better. No need to. That’s why the situation deteriorated not only in the East but also in the West.
Before 1989 according to UN statistics only some 8 million people lived under the poverty line in USSR plus Eastern Bloc, in 1996 this number was 136 millions! And now after many have died it still won’t be that much better.
Choosing Navalny as an example of any kind of legitimate protest is a very poor strategy.
You seem to overlook that he is a Nemtsov 2.0 (CIA-controlled) for the sake of wishing a legitimate protest movement, in Russia, into being.
Your general sentiments are truisms. But the devil, my friend, is always in the details.
Perhaps he was arrested with cameras on him because Russia has a free press?
Perhaps it is a good sign that the Deep State, by activating its cells and Navalny across Eastern Europe and Russia, seems to going ‘va banque’.
Is it remotely possible that because Trump is in a slump, the Deep State senses its own uncertain future?
When I heard clear channel zionazis (pindo “conservative” talk radio) running with the meme of “the deep state” vs trump, I realised this was simply another zionazi scam. Trump is the spokesman for the “deep state”, and the tuppence regime are the management team tasked with implementing “deep state” policy. The following interview with Doug Valentine is well worth a listen.
“The Deep State As Fake News”
“The deceptive nature of the concept of a “deep state”; the state is knowable if enough time is spent studying it; 70 years of fake news; Central Intelligence operates illegally and unaccountably; how the CIA has corrupted the system; egregious crimes committed by Central Intelligence globally; did CIA initiate an intelligence coup against an elected president?; does the President of the United States run the CIA, or does the CIA run the President?; the Phoenix Program as a bureaucratic and structural model for Central Intelligence and Homeland Security; organizational similarities between the media and the CIA; what is the nature of the state?”
Very good vot tak, you’re onto it. I knew you weren’t another two-faced zionazi in drag.
Suddenly everyone in so called alt media is pro Trump, no matter how he betrays the people he paid lip service to during the election. Critical thinking has been banned, to the ramparts my friends. Word has come down from CIA culture control central: Trump must be bolstered at any cost, including your own hard won credibility — long enough to make fighting in the streets between pro and anti Trump forces seem believable.
The whole thing is unravelling as fast as you can say Donald Trump is Jewish.
“Self devastating” – you sound so dramatic
Very good resource on Belarus.
It’s been vibrations for two years that were inevitable as Lukashenko’s ego was being played like a violin by the West.
Pointing out the two vile witches, both Fionas, Gibbs and Hill, is crucial. Most folks don’t see women in these roles as agents of total destruction of nations.
Even Nuland is softened by images of her with cookies and a seemingly powerless role as asst. Secretary of State.
But these are poisonous vipers with cyanide in their breasts, not mother’s milk.
I’m really interested in reading about the Fiona’s… You often think of the ‘chaos specialists’ being men. It didn’t occur to me that it would be women behind all the chaos happening around the place.
Kremlin Concerned About Coercion of Civic-Minded Citizens Into Illegal Acts
“Peskov added that “we cannot show the same respect to those who knowingly mislead people and those knowingly did it yesterday and earlier, provoking illegal actions.”
“We cannot treat those who consciously misled minors, in fact children, deliberately encouraging them — including by promising some rewards — to take part in an uncoordinated action in an uncoordinated place, thereby exposing the safety and even the lives of these children and minors to danger,” he stressed.
The Kremlin cannot agree with and therefore take into account the US State Department’s and the European Union’s statements on unsanctioned protests in Russia, Peskov said.
“We cannot agree with this appeal. Therefore, in this case we cannot take this appeal into account,” Peskov told reporters when asked to comment on statements issued by Brussels and Washington in response to the unauthorized rallies on Sunday.”
Not That Sincere: Participants of Unauthorized Moscow Protest Came for Rewards
“The Russian Investigative Committee holds intelligence on proposals for remuneration in the event of detention for participating in the unauthorized mass action on March 26 in Moscow, not only for adolescents but for other participants in the event,” Svetlana Petrenko said.
Petrenko said the information is being investigated as part of a criminal case on charges of hooliganism, infringement on the life of a law enforcement officer, and use of violence against public officials.”
Obviously, the protests were part of the ongoing israeli-american-eu war against Russia and were organised by them. The zionazi tuppence regime is fully behind this “soft war” as much as the zionazi obama regime was.
Lukashenko bought a lot of problems on himself, now he has a situation where he has upset both the West and Russia. One minute saying ‘Belarus fulling supports integration into Eurasian Union’ next week “The Eurasian Union is bad for our economy” and constantly asks for cheaper Gas from Russia, the cost of which would come from the Russian tax payer. Russians cannot keep bailing out Lukashenko’s mistakes, especially after he refused to recognise Crimea.
Uladzimir Makei is a nasty piece of work, would easily sell his country to West, and he would like to see himself most likely as some kind of transitional ruler if Lukashenko was overthrown. Hopefully Belarusians see what is going on and ignore the color revolution attempt and Lukashenko gets some sense into his head instead of trying to manipulate Russia all the time.
dear moderator, my remarks about personal history went wrong….I insist that there histories not be excluded…that’s what I meant…
added in the “not”
Similar thugs who pretend to be ‘anarchists” are always present in various demonstrations in Greece. They are “nihilists”, burn Greek flags , beat people who have other political opinions
and cause riots.
When there are demonstrations against the government, groups of these thugs emerge and throw Molotov’s and burn stores and cars. Then the media talk and talk about the damage that these thugs cause and there is a vilification of all the protestors who their demands are not being heard.
I think CIA has funded and cultivated groups of paid thugs all around Europe. They were active during cold war ( gladio ) , they will be still active.
In Greece, they promote anti patriotic and nihilist sentiment through media propaganda and funding of NGO s . Whoever has a patriotic ideology, may be attacked by thugs and vilified by the media as “racist fascist “. On the other hand, genuine leftists communists are vilified too as remnants of stalinism while Fake leftists are protected by media and the establishment. Numerous pseudo left organisations and ngos have emerged, controlled by secret services. So they create a fake tension around the people, that there is a supposed rivalry between fascists ( Golden Dawn etc) and “leftists” ( in the meantime the corrupt establishment continues to rule the country and the international oligarchic capitalists and bankers loot the Greek national wealth)
In eastern Europe these paid thugs promote an anti Russian sentiment etc. Of course in every country there are different directives from CIA bosses.
A) “A woman came to an embassy and warned, officially wrote a letter about a provocation being prepared.”
Well, perhaps a woman called Russia, otherwise this is embarassing. WTF were doing the security services before they “discovered some interesting things”?
B) Why not broadcast pro-govno credible, quality media a lot? Or at least the russian one?
C) Perhaps wouldn’t be better the govno to control the NGO’s activities and other’s in the country if there is unemployment? And not be so porous to certain influences and moneys, because the people always take the easier way to pay for that lunch…
Sorry my english
Prayers for Belarus, which seems to be the last sensible country in the world. I hope they have enough strength and backup from Russia to resist Nudelman and Soros.
The 1918 War Of Intervention is absent from American histories. Never mentioned.
This document shows the War from the viewpoint of the US Army Signal Corps:
Just a couple pages at p. 697 of the PDF. It doesn’t say anything about motives, but shows that Russia was seen as occupied territory:
“The last extension of the communication system was to a point between Verkhne-Udinsk and Baikal, a distance of approximately 2,900 miles from Vladivostok, which now forms the farthest outpost of the Signal Service in Siberia.”
Can you look into the 2 Fiona’s eyes without shuddering?