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    Belarus leader blames US for chaos, vows to end protests


    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a leader of striking factory workers and threatened demonstrators with criminal charges Friday in a bid to stop the massive post-election protests challenging the country’s authoritarian president, who accused the United States of fomenting the unrest.


    Investigators also summoned several opposition activists for questioning as part of a criminal probe into a council they created with the goal of coordinating a transition of power for the ex-Soviet nation that President Alexander Lukashenko has ruled with an iron fist for 26 years.


    Protesters are demanding that Lukashenko resign, accusing him of stealing a sixth term in office by rigging the country’s Aug. 9 presidential election. Many are fed up with sinking living standards and the lack of opportunities under Lukashenko, and their disgust grew deeper as he dismissed the coronavirus pandemic and refused to order a lockdown.


    Unfazed by government threats, thousands of demonstrators on Friday formed “chains of solidarity” across the capital of Minsk before marching to the central Independence Square as post-election protests entered their 13th straight day. Motorists honked and slowed down to block traffic in a show of solidarity.


    “I have come through the hell, they were beating me without stop for two days,” said Artyom Progin, an artist whose legs have black marks from police clubs. “Bruises and scratches will heal, but the memory of these crimes will last.”


    The 65-year-old leader blamed the U.S. for instigating the protests that started on election night and intensified after officials declared him the winner with 80% of the vote.


    “The U.S. is planning and directing everything, and the Europeans are playing up to it,” Lukashenko said while visiting a state farm Friday.


    The United States on Thursday described the Belarus presidential election as neither free nor fair and urged authorities to engage in a dialogue with the opposition council. European Union leaders are preparing sanctions against Belarusian officials.


    Speaking to agricultural workers, Lukashenko bluntly rejected Western offers to mediate between his government and the opposition, telling the U.S. and the EU to mind their own business.


    “They should sort out their own affairs first,” he said.


    Belarus’ Interior Ministry said Friday that Yevgeny Bokhvalov, who organized a strike at the huge Minsk Automobile Plant, was detained, but gave no further details. Workers at the factory manufacturing heavy trucks have been on strike since Monday to push for Lukashenko’s resignation, as have workers at many other industrial plants across the country.


    The strike committee at the giant Belaruskali potash factory in Soligorsk said agents from state security agency KGB detained one of the organizers of the walkout, Dmitry Kudelevich, but he managed to escape through a toilet window and fled to neighboring Ukraine.


    The labor action has presented a tough challenge for Lukashenko, who has relied on blue-collar workers as his core support base for decades. He has warned that strikers could be fired and ordered law enforcement to protect factory managers from opposition pressure.


    “Most of all, Lukashenko fears the factory workers’ protest, so he tries to scare strike organizers and stop the strikes,” said Sergei Dylevsky, the leader of the strike-organizing committee at the Minsk Tractor Plant.


    Dylevsky, a member of the opposition Coordination Council, was summoned for interrogation along with another council member, lawyer Maxim Znak.


    “Even if they arrest us, it will not stop the protests and make Lukashenko look legitimate,” Dylevsky said.


    The Prosecutor General’s office has opened a criminal probe into the creation of the Coordination Council, charging it violated the constitution and threatened national security. The council members have rejected the accusations and insist their actions fully comply with Belarusian law.


    The council has called for a new presidential election organized by a newly formed election commission, as well as for an investigation into the protest crackdown and compensation for victims of police violence.


    In a bid to stem the daily demonstrations, Belarus Prosecutor General Alexander Konyuk on Friday warned that participants in unsanctioned protests could face criminal charges.


    During the first four days of post-election protests, police detained almost 7,000 people and injured hundreds with rubber bullets, stun grenades and clubs. At least three protesters died and scores displayed serious bruises from police beatings. On Friday, the state Investigative Committee opened an inquiry into the claims that police raped women in custody.


    The ferocious crackdown fueled massive outrage and swelled protesters’ ranks, forcing authorities to change tactics and stop breaking up crowds. But after standing back for several days, police again beefed up their presence on the streets and deployed outside major factories that have joined the strike.


    On Friday, Lukashenko once again derided the opposition as Western puppets and vowed to take action quickly.


    “You shouldn’t worry about that. It’s my problem that I must solve. And believe me, we will solve it in the nearest days,” he said.


    To counter the opposition pressure, thousands of Lukashenko’s supporters have rallied in Minsk and other cities over the past days.


    “The country needs stability and peace, and they are trying to enforce a revolution on us,” said 46-year-old electrician Dmitry Shparzh who attended Friday’s rally in Minsk. “How should Lukashenko react? Naturally, he is moving to restore order.”


    Hundreds of state television employees have also gone on strike this week, shaking the government’s control of the media. Lukashenko acknowledged Friday that several Russian TV journalists were working at Belarusian state TV to fill the gap.


    Seeking to tighten government control over information, the state publishing house has stopped printing top independent newspapers, the Narodnaya Volya and Komsomolskaya Pravda, citing equipment malfunction.


    “It effectively amounts to the introduction of censorship,” said Narodnaya Volya editor Iosif Seredich.


    Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Lukashenko’s leading election challenger and the wife of an opposition blogger who has been jailed since May, urged factory workers to continue striking in a video released Friday.


    Tsikhanouskaya, who left Belarus for Lithuania after contesting the election results that gave her 10% of the vote, spoke Friday at a news conference in Vilnius, calling for a new election. Her lawyer on Friday submitted a formal appeal to Belarus’ Supreme Court to try to get the Aug. 9 vote invalidated.


    “New fair, free and transparent elections must be held,” Tsikhanouskaya said. “The people of Belarus have woken up, and they do not want to live in fear and lies anymore.”

    Belarus leader blames US for chaos, vows to end protests

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    Just had to blame the seppos didn't he?

    And no doubt pinky and perky are feverishly searching for shitty opinion pieces that say the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Just had to blame the seppos didn't he?
    You have such a selective memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Tsikhanouskaya, who left Belarus for Lithuania after contesting the election results that gave her 10% of the vote, spoke Friday at a news conference in Vilnius, calling for a new election. Her lawyer on Friday submitted a formal appeal to Belarus’ Supreme Court to try to get the Aug. 9 vote invalidated.
    Who will doubt that the claim of the 10% lady would not be accepted (why she could not get at least 11%?)

    How convenient that the lady speaks good English (perhaps better than me, and that's something, isn't it?).

    And it seems that's coincidental that almost all opposition or friendly leaders always speak good English, be that Saakhashvili of Georgia (BTW where has he ended up?), or Yushchenko of Ukraine (the one with the poisoned face, after him they elected Yanukovic - also falsified election - speaks only Russian, so off with him to his friend in Moscow), the present leaders of Ukraine are also quite good in English, so no problem with the communication.

    There was another one Julia Timoshenko with very good English who struggled terribly in prison but got healed miraculously within a week once she got with private jet to Germany.

    Not to forget on Guaido, the real president of Venezuela, however, he is not so good in English, but Spanish is also a good language...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You have such a selective memory.
    Not at all. He started out blaming "outsiders" or some such shit.

    Now he's gone full retard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Lukashenko offered himself being an intermediary between Macron and the "yellow vests


    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko proposed to intermediate between French leader Emmanuel Macron and the movement of "yellow vests", Interfax reports .

    In this way, Lukashenko responded to Macron's proposal to mediate in the dialogue between the Belarusian authorities and civil society. “Macron said that he wants to mediate in the negotiations in Belarus. Let me first come and be an intermediary between the "yellow vests" and Macron, ”Lukashenko said.

    Лукашенко предложил сделать его посредником между Макроном и <<желтыми жилетами>>: Белоруссия: Бывший СССР: Lenta.ru
    Lukashenko: Listen Emmanuel. I give you good advice to fix problem. Is very easy to fix. Invite leaders of protest for civilised discussion. Ask them just one question. Where you would like your parents, wife and children buried?
    No more problem.

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    He keeps making this offer....

    Alexander Lukashenko’s grip on power in Belarus took a further hit on Monday, as workers heckled him during a visit to a factory on the outskirts of Minsk and several hundred employees of state television, a key part of the government propaganda machine, went on strike.
    The country’s vast factories are the backbone of its neo-Soviet economy, and Lukashenko’s visit to the state-owned MZKT military vehicles factory on Monday morning was meant to show the Belarusian president retaining the support of the working class, a day after the biggest rally in the country’s recent history against his rule.
    Instead, leaked video and audio from his speech to selected workers at the factory showed him being met with shouts of “Resign!” Lukashenko looked shaken but carried on speaking, as people yelled “Liar!”
    In a defiant speech, the president said he would not consider a rerun of last week’s tainted elections.
    “You are talking about unfair elections and want to hold fair ones,” he told the crowd, which yelled “Yes!” in response. “My answer to you is: we held elections, and as long as you don’t kill me, there won’t be any other elections.”
    'Resign!': Alexander Lukashenko heckled by factory workers in Minsk | World news | The Guardian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Invite leaders of protest for civilised discussion.
    Who determines the "leaders of protest"? The self 'appointed" with no electoral mandate or the government inquiry, due to report in 2022?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Ask them just one question. Where you would like your parents, wife and children buried?
    No more problem.
    Ah the old OPCW official "resignation trick", excellent. Worked brilliantly previously.

    I can't remember who threatened him, do you?

    Found it:

    “We Know Where Your Kids Live”: How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official

    https://theintercept.com/2018/03/29/john-bolton-trump-bush-bustani-kids-opcw/

    Must make you very proud.
    Last edited by OhOh; 23-08-2020 at 01:02 PM. Reason: Found the link
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    as long as you don’t kill me
    He is wearing the Russian yellow shroud which has super powers along with the standard titanium grey wig and the lucky silver amulet around his throat that reflects the red laser dots back into the snipers eye.

    Did you not graduate from Doha Security School?

    No commas eaten in this post.
    Last edited by OhOh; 23-08-2020 at 01:03 PM.

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    The unbiased MSM perhaps did not notice that there are also other demonstrations pro-Luka, especially in the other cities. They can be recognized by the real flags of present Belarus, i.e. green-red, as opposed to the anti-Luka where they show white-red-white flags that was used by former nazi-leaning govt in the past.

    Interesting, where do so many these flags suddenly come from?

    And it has to be noted that not all demonstrators want to be for or against Lukashenko, they just do not want to get any other supper powers involved. They know very well how it's going in Ukraine, nothing what they would like.

    And the dangerous Mr. Putin is also not very keen to get involved. His friend Lukashenko had tried to sit on two chairs, thinking that it will make his friend nervous somehow. So, he has now to see by himself how to manage. And that's what our Big Brother like to advise (to others): No meddling.

    BTW, when the election was really not all very fair, how much down would be for Lukashenko from 80%? (70, 60, 51?)

    And BTW, Belarus is Belia Rus, White Russia, for centuries a part of the Russian Imperium, speaking nearly same language (differing only grammatically). So would they rather like to be connected with Polen, Latvia, their ancient foe for ages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
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    Good Lord, it's the triumvirate of idiocy

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Who determines the "leaders of protest"? The self 'appointed" with no electoral mandate or the government inquiry, due to report in 2022?
    That would be the opposition that he cheated out of victory, you fucking idiot.

    Honestly, how thick are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Originally Posted by OhOh
    Who determines the "leaders of protest"? The self 'appointed" with no electoral mandate or the government inquiry, due to report in 2022?
    That would be the opposition that he cheated out of victory, you fucking idiot.

    Honestly, how thick are you?
    After all the assurance of our MoM with his polite calling - and with all respect to the 10% lady, coming from nowhere, when listening to her, does anybody get an impression that she would be the right person to lead the country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    After all the assurance of our MoM with his polite calling - and with all respect to the 10% lady, coming from nowhere, when listening to her, does anybody get an impression that she would be the right person to lead the country?
    Nothing but bullshit waffle without addressing the issue . . . as usual

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    Already on stage again:

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    ODIOUS WAR CRIMINAL BERNARD-HENRI L╔VY ENDORSES THE BELARUSIAN “OPPOSITION”
    August 20, 2020 Comments

    In the first photo, the self-appointed leader of the European Belarus citizen Tikhanovskaya and one Bernard-Henri LÚvy. A “philosopher”, a friend of Sarkozy, a homosexual, an arms dealer, a charlatan, and an adventurist who is disdained even at home, in France. His appearance alongside Tikhanovskaya is a landmark event.

    In 1999, LÚvy actively supported the Kosovo Liberation Army, calling on NATO countries to bomb Yugoslavia.

    In 1999, after Basayev’s attack on Dagestan, he recommended that the west recognise the rule of the militants and the self-proclaimed “President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria” Maskhadov.

    In 2003, he supported Saakashvili who came to power as a result of the “rose revolution”.

    In 2008, during the conflict in South Ossetia, he called for military and political pressure on Moscow.

    In 2011, his book was published in France. “La guerre sans l’aimer“, where he describes how a “peaceful protest” was organised in Libya and stated that “he earned about $100 million from the war, and hopes to get a couple more for the book”. According to LÚvy, the “peaceful protest” looked like this: in 2010, LÚvy found some scum in Benghazi, suggested they call themselves the “Transitional National Council”, and connected them with Sarkozy. On March 11th 2011, the scum were received at the ╔lysÚe Palace as “legitimate representatives of the Libyan people”, and on March 19th, French bombers had already bombed Libya.

    In 2013, he published an article entitled “Save Aleppo”, in which he called for launching an analogous Libyan invasion, but this time against Assad in Syria.

    In 2014, LÚvy appeared on Maidan and made an incendiary speech there. Soon after, there was bloodshed, the country was thrown into chaos and given a puppet leader.




    And now he has appeared in Belarus. Near Tikhanovskaya and the “Coordinating Council” (in Libya it was “transition”). Is it necessary to explain something else about the Belarusian “opposition”?

    Odious War Criminal Bernard-Henri Levy Endorses the Belarusian "Opposition" • Сталкер Zone

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    And please no meddling:

    The US wants to prevent Russian interference in the situation in Belarus

    The leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya will meet with US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Bigan in Lithuania on Monday. They plan to discuss ways to resolve the crisis in Belarus, whose authorities had previously announced the arrest of “one of the coordinators of illegal street actions.” This was reported by her team, reports Reuters.

    Source: The US wants to prevent Russian interference in the situation in Belarus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    And please no meddling:
    Putin should heed your words of wisdom . . . ask chico to add his intellectual weight to yours and you'll have a quarter wit

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    Lukaschenko is a communist dictator. Very sad that Europe still has one of these nazi bastards.

    https://twitter.com/ChristopherJM/st...-16917892.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    And please no meddling:
    These communist bastards really learned a lot from the Nazis. Propaganda at its finest starting with RT website. These communist nazis at RT have a header called "Russia and FSU".
    Russia & Former Soviet Union

    Have these communist bastards not learned anything from the past. NOBODY wants to go back to the former Soviet Union.
    This website should be banned from Europe !

    WATCH: Lukashenko makes dramatic landing at Minsk residence carrying ASSAULT RIFLE & in tactical gear, as protesters line streets — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

    a dictator with a rifle greeting his people.

    Supported by Klondyke from the former DDR and OhOh from who knows where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    These communist bastards really learned a lot from the Nazis. Propaganda at its finest starting with RT website
    Where do you see something "learned a lot from the Nazis"? But perhaps you do not know much about Nazis, do you?

    Also obsessed? And demagogical? About what RT website you speak? Latest U.S. News & Breaking World Report | US News Today
    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Source: The US wants to prevent Russian interference in the situation in Belarus
    But you are showing RT link - what's wrong on that what they show? is it a propaganda Pro-Lukashenko?
    WATCH: Lukashenko makes dramatic landing at Minsk residence carrying ASSAULT RIFLE & in tactical gear, as protesters line streets Ś RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    NOBODY wants to go back to the former Soviet Union.
    Putin does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Where do you see something "learned a lot from the Nazis"? But perhaps you do not know much about Nazis, do you?
    RT's former Soviet Union communist swines....just like Nazis!




    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Another Colour Revolution Attempt? Belarus - Election Time.-c0143ee1-728d-4953-908d-86e3bc6e4a6b_w1023_s-jpg  

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    Nazi And Soviet Propaganda's Shared Aesthetic

    March 20, 2013 15:00 GMT


    With their emphasis on totalitarianism, rigid ideology, and personality cults, it's safe to say that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union had many common characteristics. Both regimes also had great faith in propaganda to promote their political ideas. This comparative collection of Nazi and Soviet posters compiled by the website gulag.ipvnews.org appears to indicate that the two authoritarian systems also had an uncannily similar aesthetic and approach to graphic design.

    Nazi And Soviet Propaganda&#39;s Shared Aesthetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    This website should be banned from Europe !
    Wondering where did you learn that something, somebody should be banned - verboten, still deeply inside of your consciousness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wondering where did you learn that something, somebody should be banned - verboten, still deeply inside of your consciousness?
    Nope, just abhorrent to anyone with a conscience and a grasp on reality - that excludes fascist-supporting fuckwit apologists like you

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