Russia takes Europe’s support to calm Belarus

18 August 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Opposition protests in Minsk, Belarus, Aug 16, 2020

The mercurial Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has not been an easy ally for the Kremlin. But the growing interference by Belarus’ “New European” neighbours is setting the stage for a “colour revolution” with potentially anti-Russian orientation. Poland, egged on by the US, has convinced itself that it has become a regional heavyweight and eyes Belarus as a valuable piece of real estate that could shift the military balance on Russia’s western borders.

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Polish Foreign Minister claims US troops to be deployed in Poland – USA to ‘Re-Pivot’ to Europe

19 April 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire

On the very day John Kerry was in Geneva engaging with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, US Defence Secretary Nagel and Polish Defence Minister Siemoniak were discussing plans to deploy US ground forces to Poland as part of a US ‘re-pivot’ to Europe.

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Depravity Redefined: Selling US Slaughter in Syria By Tony Cartalucci

8 September 2013 — Land Destroyer

The corporate interests driving the United States, its resources, and policy, have invoked dead children in the latest and grisliest propaganda campaign yet, directed at the American public to build support for an otherwise unjustified and universally unwanted war with Syria.

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NATO and the “phantom menace”: a pretext for global expansion

1 August 2013 — Voice of Russia

Upcoming NATO military exercises envisage an attack on Poland and an Article 5 NATO intervention against a foreign power, to the dismay of Russia, these exercises continue the outdated “Cold War” thinking of the West, which refuses to let go of such stereotypes and continues to eschew peace and understanding between nations.

NATO and the "phantom menace": a pretext for global expansion

1 August 2013 — Voice of Russia

Upcoming NATO military exercises envisage an attack on Poland and an Article 5 NATO intervention against a foreign power, to the dismay of Russia, these exercises continue the outdated “Cold War” thinking of the West, which refuses to let go of such stereotypes and continues to eschew peace and understanding between nations.

The Return of Empires (VI) Dmitry MININ

16 March 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Modern-day empires in the West

The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European Union initially pursued an imperial policy with regard to countries in Central and Eastern Europe that had joined the EU, but then began to extend the same policy to other countries. Continue reading

Review of "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956" By Eric Walberg

13 January 2013 — Eric Walberg

Review of Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956, USA: Doubleday, 2012.

The period following WWII in eastern Europe is considered to be a black one, best forgotten. All the pre-war governments had been quasi-fascist dictatorships which either succumbed to the Nazi onslaught (Poland) or actively cooperated with the Germans (Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria). The Soviet liberation was greeted with trepidation by many – with good reason for the many collaborators. Within a few years of liberation, eastern Europe was ruled by austere regimes headed by little Stalins.

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Anonymous calls for anti-ACTA rallies, Poland suspends bill — RT

4 February 2012Anonymous calls for anti-ACTA rallies, Poland suspends bill — RT

A wolf in sheep’s clothing – that’s how ACTA opponents have described the international copyright treaty. Thousands are to protest in Sweden on Saturday while in Poland the legislation has been suspended after attacks on government websites.

­Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday that a wider discussion should be held before the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement comes into force. The talks should involve both Internet users and privacy protection agencies, Tusk added. Ratification of the document has been postponed pending the results of those talks.

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