The story about the attempt to murder Lukashenko in much the same manner as Anwar Sadat (during a military parade) broke over the week-end, but even I was too tired to report it. But on Monday I wrote a reasonably detailed column about it under the title “Did the US just try to murder Lukashenko“. Much more relevantly, the Kremlin fully confirmed the story and the Russian media discussed it at length. It also became known that Putin and Biden discussed this topic during their telephone call (ironic, no? Biden called Putin a ‘killer’ while the self same “Biden” tried to kill a foreign head of state). What we are talking about here is both an act of international terrorism and a de facto act of war.
I was pretty sure that by today, Tuesday, the western media would be busy ridiculing and dismissing it all as “Russian disinformation” but, instead, there is nothing, not a word. The “united West” simply totally ignored this information.
Even more puzzling is the total silence in the “alternative” free media and the blogosphere…
Then there is the truly comical Czech fairy tale about Petrov and Boshirov (the folks the Brits accused of poisoning Skripal) blowing up a weapons depot in 2014 (!).
Again, deafening silence.
But the upcoming death of Navalnyi is the one Russia-related topic the western media seems to be interested in.
Even RT and Sputnik seemed to be “covering” this very minimally and very reluctantly (these two have become so bad, I rarely even bother reading them, but that is another story).
My request today is this: if you do come across any reports discussing either the failed coup in Belarus or the Czech mental collapse, please post the links in the open thread below. Maybe I missed all the “good” coverage the “free media” of the “allied western democracies” provided?
Finally, just to show you how different the mood is in Russia, check out this (wholly unscientific) readers survey by the Russian website Vzgliad (which I would describe as moderately patriotic, pretty close to the Russian mainstream):
Question: Is it possible in the future to build friendly and partnership relations between Russia and the United States?