Disinfo: Belarus needs to abandon multilateral foreign policy in favour of closer alliance with Russia

Summary

The colour revolution guidelines did not work in Belarus. Belarus can only preserve its independence in civilisational unity with Russia and in close political, economic, mental, cultural, and humanitarian alliance with it. If Belarus-Russia contacts do not continue strengthening, sovereignty will weaken. The multilateral foreign policy aims at tearing Belarus apart from Russia. The wording about neutrality in Belarus’s Constitution seems like an attempt to terminate membership in the CSTO. This can be followed with the stationing of the NATO military base in Belarus.

Disproof

This publication is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about colour revolutions in the post-Soviet countries, particularly in Belarus, and promotes the concept of Russian civilisation. It calls for abandoning independent Belarus's foreign relations with all countries but Russia and criticises the constitutional norm about aiming towards neutrality, using a groundless claim about prospects for stationing NATO military bases in Belarus.

The claim about a West-driven colour revolution in Belarus is a conspiracy. Massive protests in Belarus began in Minsk on August 9 against the results of the presidential election, and then in other cities. People revolted against election fraud and police violence towards thousands of rally participants. Read more about Belarusian protests here.

The publication promotes a classic false dilemma for Belarus's development, promising negative consequences for Belarus's sovereignty in case it does not proceed towards a very close integration format in relations with Russia.

See earlier disinformation cases promoting a similar false dilemma and alleging that Belarus faces either normal development under Russia or a forced Polonization and economic devastation, that the only possible scenario for Ukraine and Belarus to prevent their descent into Nazism through the politicisation of national clothes is to become a Russian western federal area, and that the direction of Belarus and other post-Soviet countries' political development is either a union with Russia or unavoidable degradation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Belarus
  • Keywords: Union State of Belarus and Russia, Colour revolutions, NATO, Conspiracy, Russian world

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Trump’s supporters are humiliated and denigrated just as Russian minorities in the post-Soviet countries

As in any other Banana Republic, or be it Banana Empire, the results of the presidential elections in the US will be decided in courts and on the streets. Whereas one-half of the population is allowed to do anything, the other half has to pay, apologise, and observe strange vans arriving at night to polling stations with unknown cargo, then suddenly Joe Biden gets thousands of new votes. Now millions of Republican voters can be in the shoes of ethnic Russians in many post-Soviet countries. Deprivation of political rights, constant denigration, complete and total dehumanisation, accompanied with CNN journalists’ speeches that everything is going well the way it should be.

Russophobic politicians in the post-Soviet countries, such as Volodymyr Zelenskyy or Maia Sandu, happen to address the Russian minority, which is humiliated and deprived of any rights, with the words about national unity and love. Just like Joe Biden addressed Trump’s supporters. It is no coincidence that the rhetoric of Biden and American puppets in the post-Soviet space is similar. This is because the American “colour revolution” was planned and implemented by the same people who tried these techniques in Ukraine, Georgia, and some other countries, where “young democracies” with bloody hands and big love for local Nazi collaborators came to power.

Anyway, in case Trump loses and the life of his supporters becomes an inferno, they could move to Oregon, where the possession of hard drugs was decriminilised. Therefore we speak about a great power in the past, which hates half of its citizens, crashes its civilised institutions, and offers people struggling with total decay to find a way through drugs.

Disproof

This article is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about rigged US elections, West-driven colour revolutions, Russophobia in Ukraine, Moldova and elsewhere, Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries as US puppets, and elite-subordinated US mainstream media,

As our past analysis says, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting various claims on election fraud in the US which have been carefully scrutinised and debunked. The claim about humiliated and denigrated Trump's electorate is ungrounded, and the analogy with the ethnic Russians in Ukraine or Moldova is false. Russian minorities are not deprived of political rights, denigrated, or dehumanised there as alleged. Furthermore, the publication uses a Nazi link to the authorities of post-Soviet countries, a common method used by pro-Kremlin outlets to discredit foreign actors.

The United States is a failed state and is unable to control its own electoral process

The United States is a failed state. Why can’t the self-proclaimed superpower control its own electoral process? The combination of colour revolution, revolt, conspiracies of banks, and clashes between clans taking place in this country are good grounds for enabling the failed United States to keep going as a superpower. The US is not a normal and stable country but a group of madmen who pretend to be the state and to deal with state affairs.

While Biden’s campaign changes the rules in the middle of the game, Trump’s voters are armed and protect polls from theft, various media behave like advertisers or bidders, military ballots are found in the trash, various gangs, groups, NGOs are advocating for one candidate or another, and there are even dead in all this mess.

These days the so-called United States is in a much worse situation than Venezuela and Belarus, but the US hides itself behind a public image created by Hollywood in the first part of the 20th century and maintained by global media until today

How could any sovereign country, or anyone at all, ever listen again to any command, request, demand or threat from the new or old resident of the White House and from the establishment of this very deranged, quasi-state entity, formerly known as United States of America?

Disproof

This article contains two disinformation messages. One of these is the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about an imminent state collapse or civil war in the United States. This message has been intensified by various pro-Kremlin outlets in the context of the recent racial justice protests in US.

The other message contained in the article is the emerging pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US Presidential elections.

Biden may have known something in advance when he talked about using the army to remove Trump

Democrats and their allies are alarmed that the firing of top Pentagon officials by president Donald Trump may be preparation for a military coup. But was it actually the Democrats, and Joe Biden himself, who first brought up the idea of using the US Army to remove Trump from the White House, in case he lost but refused to concede. That was in June, much earlier than the election and the controversies surrounding it. What did Biden know at that moment to say that?

Disproof

The claim is a distortion of a statement uttered by then Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in June 11, 2020. Asked in an interview if he had considered what would happen if he came out as the winner of the election and president Donald Trump refused to leave, he replied that he was encouraged after seeing former and current U.S. military officials speak out against the President's support for using force against peaceful demonstrators. “I promise you, I'm absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch”, Biden said.

All this is mixed with Trump’s firing of several top Pentagon officials and framed in a way to make Biden’s comments suspicious of knowing “something in advance”. But Biden was referring to this scenario only after President Trump had repeatedly attacked the mail-in voting process and accused it, without evidence, of being fraudulent.