Timeline, Narrative Control And Consequences Of The Ryanair Incident In Belarus

3 June 2021 — Moon of Alabama

(Amended at the very end on June 3 4:00 utc.)

The fallout from the bomb threat against the Ryanair flight 4978 from Greece to Lithuania continues to hit people who were not at all involved in the incident. That is sad as the ‘western’ perception of the case is based on a completely false narrative which was planted by foreign paid ‘activists’ who aim for regime-change in Russia and Belarus.

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‘Like An Amoral Infant’ – How ProtonMail Contributes To False Media Claims About Belarus

30 May 2021 — Moon of Alabama

ProtonMail, an encrypted end-to-end email provider in Switzerland which promises ‘Swiss Privacy Data Security and Neutrality’, has been busted for making false claims about bomb threat emails which were sent through its service to Minsk airport in Belarus as well as to airport authorities in other countries.

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How ProtonMail Lost The Public Trust It Needs To Do Business

29 May 2021 — Moon of Alabama

ProtonMail is a Swiss provider of an end-to-end encrypted email application. The service is free to use for consumers but sold to businesses and other organizations.

ProtonMail claims to have “Swiss Privacy Data Security and Neutrality“.

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But how far can one trust ProtonMail’s claims of a secure service when it is openly breaking, as we show below, its pledge of neutrality?

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Roman Protasevich – Arrested In Belarus – Is A Western Government Financed Neo-Nazi

26 May 2021 — Moon of Alabama

There is more to say about the Ryanair incident in Belarus and the arrest of the ‘regime change’ operative Roman Protasevich.

We will start with the la[t[ter.

The sympathetic portraits of Protasevich in the New York Times and in the Guardian are only of interest for what they leave out.

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The double standards of the Pratassevich affair

25 May 2021 — Voltaire Network

US President Joe Biden and the EU heads of state and government strongly condemned the arrest of journalist Raman Pratassevich in Belarus.

The Ryanair aircraft, passing through Belarusian airspace while transporting him from Greece to Lithuania on 23 May 2021, was grounded in Minsk after a false bomb threat. The journalist was then arrested for inciting anti-government protests last year.

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EU States Combined to Force Down Snowden Flight

24 May 2021 — Craig Murray

The USA, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Austria combined to force down President Evo Morales’ jet in Vienna in 2013 after the CIA falsely reported whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The monumental cynicism of these nations in sanctioning Belarus for a directly comparable action is sickening, even by the standards of western hypocrisy. Indeed, to force down a Presidential jet covered by diplomatic immunity is a greater offence to international law than Belarus forcing down the Ryanair flight.

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