British Empire Driving Belarus Color Revolution, Again, on Russia’s Border
Aug. 14, 2020 (EIRNS)—The color revolution in Belarus is in high gear. CNN photographs show many thousands of people marching through Minsk today, as the government began releasing the more than 6,000 people arrested over the past week.
Britain’s news agencies BBC and Reuters are out in front, as usual. BBC headlines: “ ‘Widespread Torture’ Inflicted on Jailed Protesters,” while Reuters runs a financial warfare operation under the title “Investors in Belarus Face ‘Dictator Dilemma,’ Putin May Hold the Key.” Reuters reports that “foreign money managers have so far shown little inclination to sell their Belarus bonds. And as recently as June they flocked to buy the country’s new dollar issues that paid juicy 5.7%-6.4% yields. On Aug. 13, however, the pressure on President Aleksandr Lukashenko appeared to intensify, and BlueBay’s veteran emerging market strategist Tim Ash wrote that the situation felt like Ukraine in 2014 at the time of its “color revolution,” Reuters said in its coverage. The overt NATO/Nazi control over Belarus, as in Ukraine, is the clear intention of the controllers of the coup attempt.
The EU has quickly fallen into line, agreeing today to impose sanctions on those they will determine in their great wisdom are “responsible for the violence, arrests and fraud in connection with the election” in Belarus, as Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde said on Twitter. Ursula von der Leyen tweeted: “We need additional sanctions against those who violated democratic values or abused human rights in #Belarus.”
Germany’s Deutsche Welle reports that the targets and the scope of the measures are yet to be determined, quoting an EU official saying that “a list of names will be drawn up” by the foreign policy unit. Once the list is finalized, the EU nations would need to unanimously approve each individual or organization on it before EU sanctions can go into effect. Belarus is not an EU member, but, along with Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia belongs to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the candidate who claims she won the election, despite the 80% official tally for Lukashenko with a voter turnout of 84%, has fled to Lithuania, whence she is preparing to return and take over, when and if the coup is complete.