Belarus – Eigentor per Generalstreik

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28-10-20 08:46:00,

Swjatlana Zichanouskaja mit Anhängern. Aufnahme vom 30. Juli 2020. Bild: Homoatrox/CC BY-SA 3.0

Die Strategie der Opposition zu Lukaschenko ging nicht auf. Die Exil-Belorussen laufen Gefahr, zu einer vom Westen abhängigen Salon-Opposition zu degenerieren

Nach dem ergebnislosen Ablaufen eines Ultimatums an Lukaschenko, doch jetzt bitte abzutreten, reagierte die weißrussische Opposition unter Tichanowskaja mit einer politischen Waffe mit großem Potential: Einem Generalstreik, der den umstrittenen Minsker Präsidenten in die Knie zwingen sollte. All das geriet jedoch zu einem Schuss, der weitgehend nach hinten losging und den greisen Machthaber kaum aus dem Amt bringen wird.

Ultimatum in schwieriger Zeit

Das Ultimatum der Oppositionsführerin im westlichen Exil war klar: Bis 25. Oktober müsse die Gewalt auf den Straßen von Belarus gegen Protestierende enden, alle politischen Gefangenen müssten frei gelassen werden und Lukaschenko müsse seinen Rückzug verkünden. Sonst gebe es harte Konsequenzen. Nichts davon geschah – die Proteste und Verhaftungen gingen weiter, das Vorgehen der weißrussischen Polizei gegen Demonstrierende wurde eher noch härter.

Was dabei in deutschen Medien mit nebulösen Umschreibungen (“Zehntausende”) etwas kaschiert wird: Die im August noch unheimlich weitreichenden Massenproteste mit bis zu 250.000 Teilnehmern in Minsk selbst verloren während des Ablaufs des Ultimatums an Schwung auf zuletzt weniger als die Hälfte der früheren Teilnehmer. Frust über die weitgehende Erfolglosigkeit – Lukaschenko ist ja trotz massiver Vorwürfe der Wahlmanipulation weiter im Amt und wird nun dabei von Moskau gestützt – machte sich bei der Mobilisierungsbereitschaft bemerkbar.

Die Hoffnung auf einen Streik-Kick

So hoffte Tichanowskaja über den am Ende der Frist erfolgten Aufruf zu einem politischen Generalstreik auf einen entscheidenden Kick, um das Erlahmen der Protestbewegung zu verhindern und den greisen Präsidenten noch kurzfristig zu Fall zu bringen. Tatsächlich kann ein solcher Generalstreik, wenn er landesweite Ausmaße annimmt, eine mächtige politische Waffe sein. Alle Bereiche der Wirtschaft werden dann blockiert, das öffentliche Leben lahmgelegt. Aber all das funktioniert natürlich nur bei einer flächendeckend großen Beteiligung.

Dazu braucht es eine echte Mobilisierung der Massen – weit über die politisch Aktiven, die aktuell in Minsk und anderen Städten demonstrieren, hinaus. Denn ein Erfolg winkt nur, wenn auch die weniger protestfreudigen Beschäftigten dabei sind. Ansonsten erreicht auch ein gewollter Generalstreik nicht mehr als eine Verhaftung der Streikführer.

Und so geschah es am Montag in Belarus.

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Belarus: US Sponsored “Color Revolution” or “Union State Treaty” with Russia? – Global Research

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21-09-20 09:08:00,

Longtime incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko overwhelmingly defeated opposition candidates to remain in office.

US-designated puppet-in-waiting,  Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was chosen to serve Washington’s imperial interests.

On Saturday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed Brussels for meddling in Belarusian internal affairs, saying the following:

“…Belarus is not the only example” of how the EU colludes with Washington against other countries in breach of the UN Charter and other international law.

“We call on the European Union to reconsider this course, which leads to the erosion of the legal basis of the international order, and in the case of Belarus, hinders normalization in the country.”

Stressing the illegality and destabilizing effects of possible EU sanctions on the country, Zakharova added:

“Our position regarding the sanctions mechanism used by the European Union is well-known.”

“It is illegitimate in terms of international law and represents unacceptable interference in internal affairs.”

“And in the context of the situation in Belarus, it contradicts the goal of restoring stability, establishing a dialogue, launching the constitutional process, and easing tensions, which EU representatives have said so much about.”

Zakharova also strongly criticized an invitation by EU foreign ministers for Tikhanovskaya to attend an upcoming ministerial meeting in Brussels, saying:

“EU foreign ministers’ overtures to the self-appointed Belarusian opposition representative and her invitation to Brussels ‘to communicate’ is an integral part of the scenario to meddle in Belarus’ domestic affairs.”

“It is a brazen violation of fundamental norms of the United Nations Charter and the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which anniversaries are marked by international community this year.”

Russia views unacceptable bloc actions as further “proof of the European Union’s retreat from previous statements that there is no geopolitics in regard to Belarus or any parallels with the scenario of February 2014 in Ukraine when certain EU nations had come forward as so-called guarantors of the agreement between the government and opposition, which was trampled on the next day.”

Extrajudicial EU policy is supported by its foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and majority European Parliament MPs.

“The attempts to ‘rock the boat’ are obvious,

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Covid in Belarus

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01-09-20 04:07:00,

Among all industrialized countries, the Eastern European nation of Belarus introduced the softest anti-coronavirus measures and even continued its soccer league and military parades. Long-time president Lukashenko famously called the coronavirus a “Western psychosis”. Even coronavirus pragmatics like Sweden looked almost paranoid compared to Belarus.

Many Western media were instead predicting or even hoping for a coronavirus catastrophe in Belarus, as Western geostrategists wanted to get rid of Lukashenko for quite some time. However, such a catastrophe did not materialize and most Western media outlets simply stopped reporting about coronavirus developments in Belarus somewhen back in May.

Today, Belarus with a population of 9.5 million officially reports only 680 covid deaths. This figure is almost certainly too low (covid deaths may have been classified as “pneumonia deaths”), but given Western media silence, it cannot be much higher, either.

How can this quite low death rate be explained? One possible answer is the rather young demographics of Belarus (median age of 39) and especially the uniquely low life expectancy of males (66 years) compared to females (78 years), mainly due to heavy drinking and smoking.

This massive gender longevity gap means that the risk group most affected by covid – elderly males above 75 years – hardly exists in Belarus (see chart below), while elderly females are known to generally cope much better with covid (for reasons not yet fully understood).

In mid-June, president Lukashenko revealed that the International Monetary Fund IMF was demanding a full lockdown as a condition for new foreign loans – a demand he rejected.

Demographics in Belarus (CIA Factbook)

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Belarus Opposition, Made in the USA – Global Research

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25-08-20 07:43:00,

Longstanding US plans earmarked Belarus for regime change, wanting pro-Western puppet rule in another nation bordering Russia.

There’s nothing spontaneous about mass protests that erupt in nations the US wants transformed into client states.

They’re most likely to occur in the run-up to and/or after elections in which a pro-Western US chosen candidate is unlikely or unable to defeat an incumbent dark forces in Washington want toppled.

On August 9, longtime Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko defeated opposition challenger Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an election he was expected to win.

His inflated eight-to-one majority triumph created an opportunity for prearranged protesters to cry foul in Minsk streets.

Historian, former UK envoy, human rights activist Craig Murray believes Lukashenko was reelected handily “with over 60% of the vote.”

Tsikhanouskaya’s claim that she triumphed by over a 60% majority amounted to reading lines scripted by her US handlers.

She lost. He won, but likely by much less than an 80% majority.

Orchestrated daily protests have been ongoing since the August 9 presidential election, most likely to continue ahead.

US regime change plots don’t quit until achieving success or they’re foiled.

Russia is highly unlikely to allow another US client state to emerge on its border without acting to prevent it.

On Sunday, Sergey Lavrov explained that Washington seeks to gain control over Belarus, adding:

In cahoots with its NATO partners, the Trump regime is “trying to redraw Belarus according to (its) own design.”

“(W)e will not be against any decision that the Belarusian leadership will make regarding dialogue with its population.”

“When the West says that only mediation with the participation of Western countries will be effective, everyone remembers how it was in Ukraine, where Western mediation turned into a complete (unwillingness of the Obama regime) to negotiate.”

Moscow supports Lukashenko’s proposal for dialogue with opposition elements on constitutional reform.

Belarusians need no external interference in their internal affairs, what’s been going on for the past two weeks.

Lukashenko accused the US-led West of attempting to destabilize the country, including by deploying NATO forces close to its borders.

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Belarus: Why Is Lukshenko Being Color Revolutioned Just Now? – Global Research

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21-08-20 09:26:00,

The globalist Powers That Be have clearly decided to topple the long-standing sole-ruler of Belarus, President Aleksander Lukashenko. The question is why at just this time? There is a case to be made that one reason is he is being destroyed for his unforgivable coronavirus defiance. In any case Belarus is being hit with a full force West-led Color Revolution. The protests over the August 9 election show every sign of the usual Color Revolution destabilization protests, manufactured by the usual Western NGOs, as well as private contractors using social media to steer the protests.

Under Lukashenko’s regime, the country defied WHO and the global coronavirus lockdown demands. He refused to order lockdown of his citizens or the economy. As of August 13 the country had recorded a total of 617 covid19 related deaths. Belarus stood together with Sweden and the US State of South Dakota as one of the very few places in the world to successfully disprove the bizarre and dangerous WHO demands for a global lockdown to control the pandemic. Belarus ordered no lockdown so most industry continued. Schools remained open other than a 3 week closing during Easter. There were no mask requirements, though volunteer groups distributed masks to some and in June the EU sent a shipment of PPE including masks to Health officials for distribution. Football and the May 9 Victory parade went as normal. And now the country stands as an example the WHO and friends do not want.

One very important point is that the Health Ministry ignored the very flawed WHO recommendations on loosely classifying deaths as Covid19 when only a “suspicion” is there. The basis for the Belarus pathologists to state the cause of death from coronavirus is the presence of a patho-morphological picture with laboratory confirmation of Covid-19.i

This all did not sit well with the globalist Powers That Be. The manifestly corrupt WHO, whose main private donor is the Gates Foundation, criticized Lukashenko’s government for lack of quarantine and in June, when announcing it would grant Belarus a $940 million loan, the IMF said it was conditional on the country imposing quarantine, isolation and closed borders, demands Lukashenko rejected as “nonsense.” He noted in a widely-quoted statement, “the IMF continues to demand from us quarantine measures,

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