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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^Luckily, it gives you always a chance to tell us something clever... Otherwise, what else to write about?
    Many things to write about, but your utter bullshit rises to the top . . .



    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Narrows it pretty well down to the scum that you spend all your time sucking up to.
    . . . OhOh take China and Klondyke Russia . . . you'd think they'd be better at it.


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    Belarus Shuts Western Borders as Lukashenko Warns of ‘War’


    Update: Belarus' borders remained open Friday after President Alexander Lukashenko announced they would be closed. The country's border guard service said on its Telegram channel that "checks have been stepped up" and "tactical reinforcements have been deployed," but that "checkpoints are permitting people to enter and leave."

    Belarus will close its borders with Poland and Lithuania and step up security measures at the Ukrainian frontier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday.


    His announcement came with a warning that the countries could descend into war as he continues to blame Western influence for a sustained protest movement that broke out after his disputed re-election.

    “We’re forced to withdraw our troops from the streets, put half the army under arms and close the state border from the West, primarily Lithuania and Poland,” Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an authoritarian grip since 1994, said.


    “Unfortunately, we’re forced to strengthen the state border with our fraternal Ukraine,” Lukashenko added at a women’s forum, according to the independent news website tut.by.


    Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine have expressed “deep concern” toward the violent crackdown on anti-Lukashenko protesters that immediately followed last month's presidential election. Lithuania and its Baltic neighbors Latvia and Estonia have blacklisted Lukashenko and dozens of other Belarusian officials over the violence, while Lithuania opened its borders to Belarusians fleeing the country, including opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.


    Lukashenko warned Thursday that he’s “forced” to build up a “common defense of the Union State together with the Russian president and defense minister,” the Poland-based Belsat broadcaster reported. Lukashenko met President Vladimir Putin in Russia this week, where he secured the Russian president’s backing and a $1.5 billion loan in exchange for stronger ties with Moscow.


    “I don’t want my country to be at war. Moreover, I don’t want Belarus and Poland, Lithuania to turn into a theater of military operations,” Lukashenko said at the women’s forum Thursday.


    “Therefore ... I want to appeal to the peoples of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine — stop your crazy politicians, don’t let war break out!”


    Before the Aug. 9 vote, Belarus cracked down on its border with Russia as it searched for scores of mercenaries it had claimed to be from the Kremlin-linked Wagner military contractor.


    Belarus has been one of the few countries worldwide to keep its borders open throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

    Belarus Shuts Western Borders as Lukashenko Warns of ‘War’ - The Moscow Times

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    This is turning into the Belarusian version of the plot of:


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    Well they just arrested 300 protestors.

    By HooHoo's calculations, that only leaves 150.

    Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.

    More than 300 detained at Belarus women's march | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

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    I'm sure that 73-year-old great grandmother was a major threat to national security.



    Another Colour Revolution Attempt? Belarus - Election Time.-_114492721_gettyimages-1228591338-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I'm sure that 73-year-old great grandmother was a major threat to national security.
    Clearly a CIA/MI6/BND/DGSE plant

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    ^^Yeah. That’s one bad-ass grandma there!

    (Snip) Among those detained on Saturday was Nina Baginskaya, a 73-year-old activist who has become one of the best-known faces of the protest movement, known for her plucky antics and regularly celebrated with a chant of "Nina! Nina!".


    Police took away the flag and flowers she was carrying as they pushed her into a van but released her outside a police station shortly afterwards.

    Belarus Police Detain Hundreds of Women at Protest - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    released her outside a police station shortly afterwards.
    Klondyke and OhOh must be devastated she was released

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Police took away the flag and flowers she was carrying
    Flag poles can be utilised as lethal weapons.

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Klondyke and OhOh must be devastated she was released
    I hope she didn't drink and bottled water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I'm sure that 73-year-old great grandmother was a major threat to national security.



    Another Colour Revolution Attempt? Belarus - Election Time.-_114492721_gettyimages-1228591338-jpg
    Not old enough to get a better handling:

    Buffalo protester Martin Gugino has a fractured skull and cannot walk

    Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was pushed by two Buffalo, New York, police officers earlier this month, has a fractured skull and is not able to walk, his lawyer said in a statement provided to CNN on Monday.
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    Martin Gugino: 75-year-old Buffalo protester has a fractured skull and cannot walk - CNN

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    Whataboutism. Again.

    You do know Mr. Gugino’s poor treatment was discussed on the appropriate thread?




    How about a comment on Ms. Baginskaya, Klondyke.
    Last edited by misskit; 20-09-2020 at 08:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Whataboutism. Again.

    You do know Mr. Gugino’s poor treatment was discussed on the appropriate thread?

    How about a comment on Ms. Baginskaya, Klondyke.
    I see nothing outrageous with Ms. Baginskaya, she is escorted away. What else they should do with her? She should be happy that she does not get harmed as it happens elsewhere. If she goes to such a demonstration she has to take in account that it can be heavy handled.

    Or did she reckon she will be assaulted, then have it properly publicised? Don't be naive, dear Miss...

    It has nothing to do with "Whataboutism", it's about "Double Standard", dear Miss. (We like to point at others. Please do not remind us about our atrocities we do to our own people...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    It has nothing to do with "Whataboutism",
    It has everything to do with whataboutism. It's what you do. Always. To minimise and excuse abuse by those you support. Gugino was discussed at length and condemned by fairly well everyone . . . and THAT is the difference. You readily condemn everyone else but not your own.


    And then your retarded half-brother chimes in as usual


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Flag poles can be utilised as lethal weapons.
    Of course they can . . . keep being an apologist for brutal regimes . . . one can only hope you return to China to live again one day and experience what it is like to voice your opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Whataboutism. Again.

    You do know Mr. Gugino’s poor treatment was discussed on the appropriate thread?




    How about a comment on Ms. Baginskaya, Klondyke.
    Whataboutism: What US empire apologists call comparative analysis and context when hypocritical agitprop exposed.

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    Anyway it's Sunday. The Belarus protests are just weekend warriors now. That ain't gonna cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Whataboutism: What US empire apologists call comparative analysis and context when hypocritical agitprop exposed.
    You're an idiot . . . unless you think Klondyke is a "US empire apologists" . . . but then with you anything is possible

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    No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya plea

    Belarus’ opposition leader makes a shocking presentation but EU foreign ministers still unable to agree on sanctions.

    European Union foreign ministers have been confronted with images of what are said to be the crimes of Belarus’ government.

    Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya made another plea for sanctions against President Alexander Lukashenko, who is accused of rigging elections and violently suppressing protests.

    But diplomats failed to agree on punishments.

    Another Colour Revolution Attempt? Belarus - Election Time.-tichanovska-jpg


    No Belarus sanctions by EU despite Tikhanovskaya plea | Europe | Al Jazeera

    Young lady, you surely could do better. Don't you have more "shocking" pictures? That with the old lady Ms. B. was not very "shocking". Something like "I can't Breathe"? Or shooting a 11yeo boy?

    Please try again... Sorry, we are now in a hurry, catching a plane since invited to Mr. Luka Inauguration (his 6th and counting)

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    EU imposes sanctions on Belarus officials but not on Lukashenko

    Late-night talks end standoff with Cyprus, which had wanted bloc to get tough with Turkey

    European Union sanctions against 40 Belarusian officials accused of vote rigging and political repression have come into force, after the bloc’s leaders resolved a dispute with Cyprus that caused an embarrassing delay to action.

    In a standoff that tarnished the EU’s credibility, Cyprus had insisted that its EU partners take a tough stance against Turkey for its energy exploration in disputed eastern Mediterranean waters off its coast, before it would agree to the Belarus sanctions.

    After several hours of talks into the night, the leaders agreed on a statement of support for Cyprus and Greece, and issued a stern warning to Turkey that it could face punitive measures if it continued the undersea drilling work.

    The text, where the EU “strongly condemn[ed] violations of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus”, unlocked the Cypriot veto on Belarus.

    The European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, said she was “very happy” there was finally a way forward for sanctions on Belarus: “There will be no impunity for those who are responsible for the crackdown on demonstrators and opposition politicians,” she told reporters.

    Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, who is due to meet the Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya next Tuesday, described the sanctions as a very important signal. “The European Union is now taking action against those who are opposing democratic movements.”

    The final list of Belarusian officials subject to EU travel bans and asset freezes runs to 40 names, but does not include Alexander Lukashenko.

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    EU imposes sanctions on Belarus officials but not on Lukashenko | World news | The Guardian

    (pity that the concerned leaders outraged by the Lukashenko's atrocities did not have more time to impose sanctions on their friend Erdogan who - with the Azerbaidzan forces (and with Syrian piece-fighters) - in the same time bombed Armenian hospital...)

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    Desperately clinging to power. A few martyrs won't help the cause.

    Security forces in Belarus could fire on protesters if they deem it necessary, a minister has warned, as EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting President Alexander Lukashenko.
    Gennady Kazakevich, the first deputy interior minister, said in a video statement: “We will not leave the streets, and law enforcement officers and internal troops if necessary will use riot control equipment and lethal weapons.”
    The statement was the first time the authorities have explicitly threatened to use firearms against opposition demonstrators and would mark a major escalation in the two-month standoff between Lukashenko and protesters, who have staged peaceful rallies against his disputed re-election in August and against the abuse and torture of detainees.
    Belarus police will fire on protesters if necessary, says deputy interior minister | World news | The Guardian

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    ^Why not to show some picture?
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    ^Sorry, that was from another "republic"...

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    Oh dear, looks like I triggered the little puppy again.

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