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What does Lukashenko think of himself and of his country? Doesn’t he act like the King of Israel? Israel permits itself to kill and kidnap its enemies, wherever they are. The US also entitles itself to do whatever it finds necessary; kidnapping hundreds and dumping them in Guantanamo, or just killing them, as they killed Soleimani. But other states? No, God forbid! They should placidly accept whatever their betters decide and play by the rules.

However, Luka (as he is called affectionately) is made of a sterner stuff. This is the man who flatly refused to lockdown his nation; he carried out the VE-day parade in his capital Minsk on May 9, 2020, when the rest of the world was scared witless to leave their homes. And now he detained the NEXTA guy, Roman Protasevich, the organiser of last year’s protests in Minsk. Roman P. laughed at the extradition requests in safety of Warsaw; his NEXTA has offered millions in reward for Luka’s arrest. Now unexpectedly he is in the jail. He laughs best who laughs last.

The Russian social networks were very pleased. They cooked up the photo of their James Bonds, of Petrov and Boshirov of Salisbury fame, flying the plane into Minsk. Though cautious Russians probably weren’t involved, the hearts of Russians were all for Luka who arrested the Hipster.

At Sochi, the Black Sea resort and warm-climate-residence of Russian presidents, Putin received Lukashenko well, offered him a dip in the sea, and pooh-poohed Western threats. It’s just emotions, he said, an outburst of emotions. It will pass soon.

He referred to the disturbing EU recommendation to close the skies over Belarus, a direct threat to Russia, another tightening of the Iron Curtain. It would be uncomfortable for Russia and expensive for Belarus if these limitations were to persist. However, Russian support means that Belarus has nothing to worry about. And the US didn’t order its aviation to avoid Belarus, as opposed to Europeans. It is expensive to fly around Belarus; let the Europeans foot the bill.

Russia is coping with the New World Order, and doing well. It is the freest country in the world today, with theatres, museums and churches open, restaurants full of visitors, and there is a vaccine for everyone willing to take it. But this freedom was achieved through tremendous efforts, and Russia’s allies are not as capable of resisting the West. They are smaller, and it is easier to put pressure on them. Belarus, the Russian balcony over Europe, sticks out between US satellite states, and is vulnerable. The encirclement of Russia and its allies would have become a reality but for the long and friendly Chinese border.

Belarus has positioned itself as the Western hub of Chinese influence, as the westernmost ally and friend of China. Russian nationalists say Belarus is more pro-Chinese than pro-Russian. Belarus is a Eurasian state, says Lukashenko, thus connecting his country to both Russia and China. If the skies over Belarus were closed, Chinese access to Europe would suffer. It would also open a window for a sudden missile attack on Russia. For this reason among others, many Russian analysts consider the Ryanair affair a provocation. They say the West primed the trap and knew of all in advance. The Western states responded so fast and so massively that an advanced knowledge seems inescapable conclusion.

The CIA played a gambit: they sacrificed a young man of little importance in order to undermine China and Russia and strengthen the hand of Biden, due to meet Putin shortly. Others say just the opposite, the Belarus KGB achieved a great success, while the Western-sponsored Belarusian opposition have received a terrible blow. Even more conspiratorially-minded experts say it was a Russian operation, aiming to tie too-independent Belarus to its giant neighbour.

Indeed there isn’t enough certainty about the Ryanair events to rule out a provocation. Lukashenko says he would have demanded that the plane land in Minsk if he had known Roman P. was on board the plane. But he didn’t know, he says. We know for certain that a Minsk airport traffic controller informed the captain of the Ryanair aircraft that an email had been received (ostensibly from Hamas) claiming that there was a bomb onboard the aircraft that would explode over Vilnius airport. The threat was dubious; Hamas has never blown up planes, but it used suicide bombers to blow up buses in Israel so no one could guarantee it was a hoax.

All over the world, in the East and the West, all bomb threats are treated as though they were real even if they are much more often a hoax. Last year, Russia suffered thousands of hoax bomb threats; usually claiming a school was booby-trapped. These hoax threats are often traced to the Ukraine, where is an active and rabidly anti-Russian neo-Nazi network. Despite the near certainty that it is a hoax, Russian authorities invariably treat these threats as the real thing. So does the West. In August last year, British RAF scrambled two fighter jets to intercept a Ryanair liner because of a security threat; it turned out to be a mobile phone forgotten in a toilet.

ORDER IT NOW

Thus it is standard procedure to take security measures. In any case, it is the captain’s right and duty to decide. The captain decided to turn towards the Minsk airport. This is a fact – there is a record of the conversations between the aircraft and the airport. On the way to Minsk airport, a Belarusian fighter jet accompanied the plane. It had been scrambled, according to standard procedure, as the airliner drew close to Minsk airport and passed near the nuclear power plant. Ryanair records confirm that the fighter jet did not intercept the liner, did not threaten it, and was not perceived by the captain as a threat. While it is possible Belarus knew about the hoax (or even arranged the hoax) there is no way to prove it.

After the plane landed, the passengers got off and were taken to the terminal. While they were waiting for the immigration inspection, Ms Sapega, the NEXTA guy’s girlfriend, took a photo of him on her smartphone and sent the photo to their mutual friend. He posted the photo on Telegram, saying their leader is in Minsk! This is how the Belarusian authorities learned that this person, who had long been wanted by police, was found on their territory. He was therefore detained. This is the story coming from Belarusian authorities, and it could be true (or not). In any case, there was no hijacking of an aircraft, no forced landing, no other questionable acts. Whether Belarusian authorities knew from the start that a wanted man was on board does not matter at all. After the publication of the photo of the man on Telegram, they could not even pretend that they did not know.

And what if they had known of the young man’s presence onboard? Even if it were so, they were still acting in their own right. Any country has the right to land any civil aircraft flying in its own airspace. This not only follows from the idea of sovereignty, but is also confirmed by practice.

In 2016, Kiev authorities scrambled jets and, under the threat, forced a Belavia flight on its route to Minsk to return and land in Kiev. After landing, they removed and detained a passenger – the Russian-Armenian expert Armen Martirosyan. Why? Because he (jokingly, according to him) said by phone from the airport before take-off that he was carrying dirt on Ukrainian President Poroshenko with him. He in fact did not have any documents; he was later released; but the act of forcing the plane to land did not cause any international reaction.

The United States insists on its right to land any civilian vessel. In 2004, the United States forcibly landed a private plane in which a member of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber and a former deputy minister, Andrei Vavilov, was flying. He was taken for interrogation directly from the airport.

The most famous case was in 2013. The plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales took off from Moscow. US intelligence agencies suspected Snowden was on board. The president’s plane was forced to land in Vienna, where the plane was searched. Snowden was not found, so the plane was released. Afterwards, the United States publicly and officially declared its holy right to detain and search all the world’s civilian ships.

The United States was not alone in landing planes. In 2012, Turkey forced a Moscow-Damascus plane to land. But it was a Russian plane, so nobody cared.

Whom did the Belarusians detain? A Belarusian citizen named Roman Protasevich, the founder and head of the NEXTA telegram channel, who organized the riots in Minsk in 2020. I watched Roman P. in real time on my smartphone screen as he directed the riots in Minsk during the 2020 Belarusian events. The thought occurred to me then that Israel would have immediately sent a missile to this cosy studio if he were commanding rioters to attack Israeli police. If a missile is too strong a message, then several Israeli paratroopers would knock on his door. Such interference cannot be tolerated. What NEXTA did was an act of rebellion and sedition, and rebellious TV and radio stations are liable to be bombed. Like Israel just bombed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera offices in Gaza. Like the Americans bombed TV stations in Belgrade, Baghdad, and Kabul.

By foul means or fair, Belarus has neatly managed to capture the organiser of NEXTA. Well done! Israel has kidnapped people for less, for example, the whistle-blower Moti Vanunu, who exposed the secrets of the nuclear arsenal – taken from Rome. The United States has recently forced a plane landing to arrest an alleged participant on January 6 Capitol events.

Until the day of Roman P’s arrest, however, only that side, the side of the Israel-US hegemon, had ventured to act like a fully sovereign state. Lukashenko took an important bold step by claiming equality with Israel itself and equating Russia with the United States. It is high time. Russia has outgrown these self-imposed international restrictions.

Lukashenko’s action was not a great leap in the global struggle of titans, but surely it was a small step forward for Belarus and Russia. The RT Chief Editor Margarita Simonyan posted on Telegram that she envied Belarus. Who wouldn’t be envious of such an audacious leader? On the other hand, she could be proud of Russia. Without Moscow’s protection, Belarus would have already been fully democratised, like Syria and Iraq.

It is high time to apply international symmetry in full. Recently, US special services and their junior colleagues in Kiev were cooperating in an operation. They planned to ground an airliner en route from Minsk to Istanbul while it was crossing Ukrainian air space. Donbas fighters were to be enticed into boarding the liner in Minsk, ostensibly for the safe flight to Istanbul, which would then be “forcibly” landed in Kiev where they could be arrested and sentenced. When the plot was revealed, Western governments didn’t address what was technically a hijacking; they only regretted that the operation failed.

The Empire keeps Julian Assange under arrest for years. Dozens of Russian IT specialists (labelled “hackers”) have been arrested in third countries and extradited to the US; hundreds were snatched in the program of “extraordinary rendition” and taken to die in Guantanamo. Lukashenko demonstrated that two men could play this game.

Detained NEXTA guy, Roman P. has already begun to sing, and right away, within a few hours of his detention. We expect to learn how Poland and the Baltic states (and CIA) interfered in the internal affairs of Belarus, how they planned and attempted a “colour revolution” in Minsk. Photos in his smartphone revealed that some years ago, this young man volunteered to serve in the neo-Nazi battalion Azov in the Ukraine, taking selfies under a swastika. This is not necessarily a crime in Belarus; though Azov was well known for its war crimes in the Donbas conflict.

His girlfriend, Ms Sapega, the clever girl who snapped the unfortunate photo in Minsk airport, turned out to be editor of a site that doxxed Belarusian police and government sympathisers; she called upon the rebels to visit their vengeance on their families and homes. She has been detained for two months.

ORDER IT NOW

It is probable the government of Belarus will find out a lot of interesting stuff while questioning these two young people. In addition, this arrest is likely to cool off some hotheads in Belarus. Until now, they thought they were untouchable; now they have learned that the government can and will defend the country against rioters.

As a rule, I sympathise with rebels. But sometimes, the rebels are too sure of themselves. They think they are Elves fighting the Orcs. NEXTA carried its war against people of Belarus’ real economy, against its industry and agriculture, for the new digital world. Were they to win, as in Ukraine, Belarus’ industry would be robbed and sold for a song; as in Ukraine, Belarus’ workers would become unemployed, its great agriculture ruined. But Ukraine had a weak president, Mr Yanukovich, who fled to Russia when in danger. Lukashenko is cut from different cloth. He is more like Syria’s president Bashar Assad, the man who is still in power after years of being told he must go. His friendship would do a lot of good for Mr Putin.

UPDATE

Belarus TV broadcasted a film called ОНТ «Рейс «Афины-Вильнюс» (OHT Flight Athens to Vilnius) with full extensive timing of the event.

Apparently, Belarus authorities didn’t know of Roman P’s arrival to Minsk, until an opposition Telegram channel had broadcasted news report of Roman P detained in Minsk. At the time of news report, Mr P stood in the queue to immigration for checking out, after he quickly cleared customs inspection. In the absence of the report, it is highly likely Roman P would board the plane and continue his way to Vilnius. It took almost 30 minutes after the broadcast until Roman P was detained. These 30 minutes, Internet exploded. The man is still free, Belarus authorities didn’t understand what had happened, but already all opposition channels speak only of kidnapped Roman P. In 30 minutes, even sleepy Belarus KGB rose to the bait. Roman P was arrested. Roman P is convinced that he was doxxed by his own colleague, Franak Viačorka, or Frantishek Vecherko, an adviser to Svetlana T and an employee of the US Agency for Global Media. The timing is really impressive: the press release of Svetlana T calling to save Roman P had been broadcasted nine minutes after Roman has got to Minsk airport and over 20 minutes until he was detained. A Luka sympathiser would prefer to report of Belarus secret services’ excellent achievement, but it seems that the operation had been planned in Warsaw and Washington, while Luka only rose to the bait. Disappointing somewhat, but more realistic!

Israel Shamir can be reached at [email protected]

This article was first published at The Unz Review.

 
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  1. And the US didn’t order its aviation to avoid Belarus….

    Why would they give up a number of flexibilities these flights offer the military and intel forces?

    While they were waiting for the immigration inspection, Ms Sapega, the NEXTA guy’s girlfriend, took a photo of him on her smartphone and sent the photo to their mutual friend. He posted the photo on Telegram, saying their leader is in Minsk!

    Occam’s Razor coupled with the hubris of youth suggests this is a highly likely scenario. Luka took the bait.

    • Replies: @Wild Bill
  2. Rahan says:

    Now Serbia will have to be China’s main entrance into Europe.

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
  3. Notsofast says:

    excellent informative article as always mr. shamir. thinking back a couple of years ago when lukashenko seemed to be playing both sides against the middle, entertaining neocon scumbags in minsk, i think it was escobar that described it as a man who tries to sit on two chairs only to end up on the floor. putins level headed response to lukashenkos apparent treachery has paid off once again as belarus has happily returned to the fold and fully understands the existential threat of the neocon new world order. geopolitical aikido, putin makes it look so easy, he rarely raises an eyebrow but when he does the west backs down and returns to name calling mode like the yappy nato poodles that they are.

    • Agree: Alfred, Alfred
    • Thanks: nosquat loquat
    • Replies: @A.R.
    , @Rabbitnexus
  4. Antiwar7 says:
    @Rahan

    At first a trickle, and then a flood, as cracks in the Incompetent Empire grow.

  5. Fabulous article, Shamir! Thanks! And thanks for giving Julian Assange a place in this great essay. Another Galilee Flower? (Joking. The essay I mean.)

    The appalling double standards of the USA, its pretence of being a democracy when democracy and independence it absolutely will not tolerate, when it’s the Rule of the Few, hugely undemocratic, and throws around the word “Democracy” as pure propaganda, Orwellian newspeak, really needs / need far more exposure. Thanks for your great contribution.

  6. “Until now, they thought they were untouchable; now they have learned that the government can and will defend the country against rioters.”

    Sounds like a lesson that the leaders of Antifa and BLM badly need taught them, here in the USA…….

    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Ace
    , @Ukraine Tiger
    , @Herald
  7. Biff says:

    Even the pilot’s are giving the thumbs up.

  8. The more I read of Israel Shamir over the years the more this man’s mind impresses me. Merely what one sees of his mind is the size of a galaxy.

    • Agree: emersonreturn, Agent76
  9. @Notsofast

    Lukashenko has good intel apparatus and the service of Russia’s so could have set this up. Except for the bimbo, that is too random I think and points instead to the West, if anyone set it up and it wasn’t just serendipitous. If it was a setup I doubt it will serve them well. To have pulled it off would be the end of their luck and any objectives will fail like all the rest of their impotent flailings on the world stage of late.

  10. Dumbo says:

    I have a friend in Minsk
    Who has a friend in Pinsk
    Whose friend in Omsk
    Has friend in Tomsk
    With friend in Akmolinsk
    His friend in Alexandrovsk
    Has friend in Petropavlovsk
    Whose friend somehow is solving now
    The problem in Dnepropetrovsk

    • LOL: some_loon
    • Replies: @skrik
    , @some_loon
  11. Malla says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    If the US Govt would have wanted they could have destroyed anti-fa and BLM with ease. But they are the pets of the deep state. Maybe one day the deep state may destroy them if they feel they have served their purpose (very unlikely). The American deep state had created the Black Panthers and then decimated them, when they felt it was going out of control.

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Brooklyn Dave
  12. Dumbo says:

    I don’t know much about the region, so at first I believed the stories about Lukashenko being an evil dictator etc. But after all the color revolutions, after the criminal deposition of Khadaffi and the total destruction of Libya, after the attempt to do the same in Syria, after Ukraine, after Tanzania’s recent Covid coup…

    (https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/tanzanias-president-policy-covid-19-media-76911959),

    …who the hell can trust the “West”?

    P.S. “West” means just [[[Global elites]]] now. That GloboHomo “invade and invite” leaders still have the gall to say that they stand for “freedom”, “democracy” and “human rights” is really the definition of chutzpah.

    • Replies: @Fr. John
  13. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:

    Excellent and informative, as usual. This is the story in full, which you will never hear from the mainstream media, and it even includes a concise lineup of the competing political spins. This is how political commentary is meant to be- in fact, this is precisely how political commentary used to be before it was dumbed down by Hearst and Luce.

    Political commentary at one time was aimed to persuade and inform the ruling class, the flower of European society. News stories from the 1800’s became literature because they appealed to the literati. They explained all sides and then logically supported the most reasonable outcome. This all ended with the great wars, yellow journalism and the gutter press.

    Modern mainstream media stories are clearly written to reach the lowest common denominator. Left or Right, it doesn’t seem to matter. It’s either mask up or vax up. It’s either pro-Israel or pro-ADL. Unz and Shamir are breaking this ugly trend with articles that are intelligent and untainted by the wage-slavery that forces mainstream authors to write what they are told to write.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch, Miro23
    • Thanks: some_loon
  14. What a pity that the pathetic little twerp’s confessions will not be allowed to be seen in the West.

  15. Tsigantes says:

    Excellent Mr Shamir…and Love That Meme!

    Your book Cabbala of Power has disappeared off Amazon.

  16. Antiwar7 says:

    This article seems to contradict the author’s claim of Russian support for Belarus by not approving EU flight paths avoiding Belarus:
    https://m.dw.com/en/russia-approves-air-france-lufthansa-routes-avoiding-belarus/a-57714595

  17. There is a deeper back-story to the the July 2013 incident forcing the airplane of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, to make an emergency landing in Austria, after being denied the right to travel over French, Spanish and Italian airspace.

    Morales, a ‘dangerous’ critic of the West and also of Israel, had given political asylum to a political refugee from Israel, Reuven Schossen, writing under the name ‘Roi Tov’, and one of the major online critics of Israel back then. Like Israel Shamir, Schossen had converted to Christianity.

    After being duly terrorised and returning to Bolivia, Morales became more ‘moderate’, and withdrew protection for his Israeli refugee Roi Tov / Schossen. Roi Tov was denied documents and means of renewing bank access, and in his final posts of August 2014, predicted his own upcoming murder by thugs on Bolivia’s streets. Roi Tov was never heard from again and is presumed dead. Wayback Machine of Roi Tov’s writings is here:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20140817220804/http://www.roitov.com:80/

    This was likely more important for harassing Morales, than the claim that ‘Edward Snowden’ might be on Morales’ plane, given the evidence that most governments consider Edward Snowden to be a CIA fraud, concocted to help spread the ‘total surveillance, you can’t escape’ theme, plus the fiction that his promoters, the CIA-tied New York Times and UK Guardian, are ‘brave journalists’, along with Rothschild employee, ex-seller-of-gay-pornography Glenn Greenwald.

    • Thanks: Mustapha Mond
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  18. BorisMay says:

    Lukashenko is the last of the Soviet old guard left in power in Europe. Watching him he clearly knows which side of his bread is buttered. He appreciates and thanks his guards personally and must have a similarly positive relationship with his security services. They clearly work as a team and want to preserve the old low cost of living Soviet style of living. Taxes are low, employment is high, wages are low, exports are maintained irrespective of the main stream media and their oligarchs’ lies, half truths and propaganda.
    For EU and UK citizens it is the only safe refuge left in Europe. Hopefully it will remain so, even though EU citizens are no longer permitted entry just now.
    Isn’t it strange that we look upon an ex-Russian satellite ordered on Soviet lines a refuge and place of escape from the Jew led Great Reset?

  19. Ace says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    This is the US you are talking about, right? Inconvenience BLM or AntiFa? The idea is preposterous! Unthinkable! Our commitment to stupidity and viciousness is absolute I tell you.

    • LOL: Mustapha Mond
  20. @Mustapha Mond

    Yes, but who is strong enough to do that? Even the governor I thought was the great step forward in de Santis is a strong supporter of Israel. The USA is a holed vessel with a demented captain, an unscupulous first mate and the rats are scurrying.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  21. So a Neo Nazi from the Azov Battalion directed the anti-government protests in Belarus. Just goes to show; and what his sponsors had in mind for that “revolution” and its aftermath.

  22. “The RT Chief Editor Margarita Simonyan posted on Telegram that she envied Belarus.”

    Unlike Putin with his endless and counterproductive “restraint”, Aleksandr Lukashenko (or Alyaksandr Lukashenka if you prefer the Belarusian language version of his name) is a proactive leader, much more in the style of Iranian leaders than Putin. He takes the initiative instead of reacting belatedly to provocation from enemies and just doing enough to create some kind of status quo (let alone a status quo ante). Also unlike Putin he is not owned either by zionists or oligarchs; Belarus still has its Soviet era socialist economy and successfully recovered from the murder of the USSR even before Russia did. If Russia and Belarus ever merge into the Union State, he would be a far better choice as president of the new superstate than Putin. Incidentally, I always see Putin cultists like the Faker (Andrei “I don’t allow criticism of my divine writ” Raevsky) suggesting that Lukashenko be quietly forced into retirement. One wonders why, assuming their claim that he’s no longer relevant is to be taken seriously.

    Despite all the smiles at Sochi, it’s common knowledge that Putin and Lukashenko detest each other. Putin’s oligarchs are quite as eager to buy up Belarus’ economy at scrap prices as the Amerikastani/EU corporate criminals. That’s one great reason why Belarus isn’t eager to sign the merger, and if Putin can do anything to make it happen, he will.

    Meanwhile, Protasevich must be a brainless idiot. Not only did the little Nazi wannabe pose in Azov regalia on camera and post the photos online, he didn’t even delete incriminating information from his devices once he knew the plane was headed to Minsk and he was going to be captured. (This actually suggests that he didn’t, despite his supporters’ later claim that the diversion was to capture him, think it was about him at all.)

    Incidentally, it’s interesting how professional anti Russian/Chinese/Iranian/Syrian warmonger propagandist
    Jihadi Julian Röpcke of Bild has quietly changed his stance on Azov Battalion. In 2015 he was calling them “heroes” and boasting of “dancing under Azov’s flag for five days” in the “liberal scene in Kyiv(sic)”. These days he’s foaming at the mouth over Protasevich’s capture, but is absolutely and totally silent about the little Nazi’s Azov links. One would think that such a hero’s membership of a heroic liberal outfit would be applauded by Jihadi Julian.

    Or is Azov, whose Nazi credentials are no longer denied by anyone, suddenly no longer “heroic” or “liberal ” anymore?

  23. Garliv says:

    Great article as usual exposing hypocrisy of the West. US and Israel are unassailable leaders in hijacking and extra-territorial arrests and assassinations.
    Another issue that arise is trustworthiness of ProtonMail based in Switzerland. As discussed by B, the email provider has exposed itself as no better than Google despite its PR of having unparalleled privacy/secrecy. I actually had bought into its supposed ironclad “Swiss neutrality/privacy” hype.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/how-protonmail-lost-the-public-trust-it-needs-to-do-business.html#more

  24. sally says:

    ” We know for certain that a Minsk airport traffic controller informed the captain of the Ryanair aircraft that an email had been received.. claiming ..a bomb onboard the aircraft that would explode over Vilnius airport. ”

    I understand there were two emails one before the plane crossed into Belarus Airspace and the other after. ?

    Amazing, able to find a needle in a haystack on Mars, in the middle of the night, in a sand storm, able to capture, track, correlate, decipher and interpret any comment, email, or conversational dialog, but unable to determine who sent two different emails over the Internet, thru a identified email service is beyond belief.

    I understand both bomb threat emails originated on Swiss based proton mail service?
    Please confirm did both emails pass thru proton mail services?

    If so, do you still believe authorities c/n determine who sent the mail?

    Yeah i know for certain that live human people breath air, extract its oxygen and return C02. . What I don’t know is who invented the Air.

  25. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    That’s the same West that still calls Mr Sub Two Percent Support “Kill Muslim Cockroaches With Slippers” Navalny “Putin’s greatest opponent “, even after their own regime change outfit Amnesty International outed the truth. So what can one expect of it even if Protasevich’s Nazism was made known?

  26. @Garliv

    I actually use my protonmail account only for scambaiting.

  27. skrik says:
    @Dumbo

    OT!

    The problem in Dnepropetrovsk

    The words are from “Lobachevsky” by Tom Lehrer, and his theme is “Plagiarize!”

    May we know your purpose, please? rgds

    PS Nice headline article, thanks.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  28. Dumbo says:
    @skrik

    May we know your purpose, please? rgds

    None. Whenever I hear “Minsk”, I immediately think of this song. 😀

    • Thanks: skrik
  29. @Biff

    The pilots are photoshopped Petrov and Boshirov.

    • LOL: Alfred
    • Replies: @israel shamir
  30. “However, Luka (as he is called affectionately) is made of a sterner stuff.”

    If ‘Luka’ didn’t have the Putin penis for the backbone, he wouldn’t be standing so erect.

    • Replies: @israel shamir
  31. MLK says:

    Since “Biden” was installed, the payoffs to foreign powers for participation/acquiescence in operation Get Rid Of Trump have come fast and furious.

    Russia had the most difficult hand to play beginning in 2016.

    Contra what any middle schooler knows is a no-no, the Obama Administration drove Russia into a Strategic Alliance with China.

    Biden belongs to CCP China, giving it an unimaginable foothold in the US. China has made it clear that it is primus inter pares when it comes to payoffs. Yet Iran expects to be paid tout de suite.

    That’s the broad geopolitical context in which to consider all events, including the one discussed here.

    The devil isn’t in the details of the long and complicated relations between Russia/Putin and Belarus/Lukashenko. Or in this particular incident. Suffice it to say, Putin is in the strongest position vis-à-vis Lukashenko since Putin came to power.

    This will play out exactly as Putin wishes. China is wholly supportive and “Biden” has been ordered to resolve Russia’s principal geopolitical gets in its favor.

    Geopolitics is always about horse-trading. Who gets what in return for what. Trump had to go because he pursued the national interest. Obama not so much, and “Biden” not at all.

    Events in Ukraine post installation of the illegitimate “Biden” set the precedent for how quickly the position of the USG can and will be regionally eliminated. Believe me, this hasn’t been lost on allies in Asia and the Middle East.

    • Replies: @Theone
    , @Anonymous
  32. Harry Law says:

    Dumbo @13 But the West do believe in “freedom”, “democracy” and “human rights” look no further than their best friends, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulfies

  33. Theone says:
    @MLK

    Biden is obviously not CCP asset.That is just the Right wing version of the 2016 Russian Hack.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  34. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    What I want to know is can he be shown to be an actual employee of the Americans? Is there a money trail? He seems to hop around quite a bit and is something of a chameleon. It could be that for all he’s been involved with he could really just be a for-hire mercenary employee of the Americans with no actual beliefs of his own, just assumed ones as part of his job. Probably reports on everyone he’s involved with.
    The usual hypocritical anger is on display. The US can openly murder a top ranking Iranian official in a foreign country and thumb it’s nose at the world, defying anyone to do something about it. The only ones who fall for this seems to be the insular American public who are more interested in celebrities than obscure people like this.

  35. @Ukraine Tiger

    Yes, it is a very depressing situation, and one can easily give up hope.

    But the pendulum usually swings both ways, and the eventual blow-back from the disgustingly in-your-face criminality of the Antifa and BLM thugs will be their undoing, no matter how much the MSM strives to portray them as (pseudo) saints, (fallen) angels and the (evil) good guys.

    They can only push so far before that pendulum eventually swings back at them, hopefully with a real vengeance…….

  36. Wild Bill says:
    @The Alarmist

    Luka is thinking “I’d rather have good luck than good management anytime.” and smiling.

  37. Lukashenko and Putin are men among dwarfs and pedofiles on the world stage, a true man , who would have fit well in the American west of Montana, a few months back there was a picture of him getting off his helicopter carrying an automatic rifle and right there , I thought , yep he would fit right in Montana.

  38. “Without Moscow’s protection, Belarus would have already been fully democratised, like Syria and Iraq.”

    I take it that this is irony, Mr Shamir? Perhaps a couple of scare quotes around the word “democratised” would clear the air of any misunderstanding?

  39. Fr. John says:
    @Dumbo

    The criminal they took down from the skies, is also a SODOMITE.

    He deserves to die,* at any rate.

    Now, THAT would show Luka has cojones.

    For ‘what saith the Scripture”?

    “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death,* they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them.…”
    Romans 1:32.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  40. Che Guava says:
    @brabantian

    greenwald is at least telhng the truth about all but his direct life which appears dodgy.
    Homever, why should that have no connection! None at all.

    That is entirelie wrong.

  41. @A Half Naked Fakir

    Putin didn’t dare to do VE-day parade, while Luka did. Luka has balls of steel))

    • Replies: @A Half Naked Fakir
  42. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Indeed, I say so in the body of the article.

  43. Notsofast says:
    @Theone

    hunter comes back on air force 2 with a billion dollar hedge fund as a souvenir of his daddies business trip to china, with 10% for “the big guy”, no conflict of interest there. hunters laptop still being ignored, info coming out in drips and drops through the daily mail. blm and antifa encouraged to loot and burn and bailed out if they are jailed. defund the police, free sex change operations for all new army recruits and intelligence agents. this country is apparently being hollowed out from within like a jack o’lantern. kinda makes you wonder if china already won ww3 without having to fire a shot.

    • Agree: Fred777
  44. AH88 says:

    How shocking that a Jew is shilling for Putin who is also Jewish. Protasevich served with Azov battalion in Donbass, trying to liberate Ukraine from Jewish neo Bolshevism. He has toppled Lenin statues, and he has helped expos that Putin is not is just Jewish controlled opposition meant to trick westerners into not supporting their own countries. Everyone needs to watch Yuri Bezmenovs interview about how Russian KGB subversion works. There’s a reason Eastern Europeans hate Russia and Putin. Lukashenko is just a Russian puppet like Assad.

    • LOL: Levtraro
    • Troll: FB
  45. Robjil says:
    @AH88

    trick westerners into not supporting their own countries

    We have no countries in the west anymore. We have only vassal states to the US/Israel empire and its controlled MSM.

    US/Israel ukraine is the most recent vassal state of this empire and its MSM.

    Whatever Russia, Syria, Donbass or Belarus are doing is lot better than what our “rulers” are doing in west.

    It is what it is.

    Here is an appeal to the UN from a girl from the Donbass,

    • Thanks: Alfred
  46. Agent76 says:

    Jul 18, 2016 The European Union: Part of America’s Imperial Project

    The British people’s decision to leave the European Union shocked the political establishment across Europe and around the globe. Now, Professor Michel Chossudovsky exposes the EU as the imperial project that it always was, and the growing movement against EU domination as an anti-imperial movement of world historical importance.

    • Replies: @Oikeamielinen
  47. Levtraro says:

    Thanks for an informative article. When I heard these news I remembered the denial of entry to airspace by Italy, France and Spain and subsequent forced landing of the Bolivian president’s airplane in Austria back when the USA was desperately trying to catch Snowden. You gave a few more examples, all good, showing commercial airplanes flying over territories are fair game for detention of enemies of the state.

    That the nazi residue and his female companion were captured because they sent a photo from Minsk’s airport while Belarussian authorities were unaware of them being in the airplane is more difficult to believe. Telegram messages are encrypted and as far as I know they cannot be decrypted so easily. Perhaps a member of the Telegram group was an infiltrate? That bit should be added to the story, me thinks.

    • Replies: @israel shamir
  48. Anonymous[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @MLK

    I for one would like some evidence to show that Biden is a CCP asset.. ? I think Biden would be surprised to learn that Biden could usefully assist the CCP in some way? But the privately owned American businesses operating from far away China is another matter indeed.

    The leadership of the USA, has been privatized, and its public and political figures made puppets, compliant to the will and wishes of the privately owned, corporate powers. The global corporate powers (owned by the Oligarchs) are destroying the strength of every nation in the world. Weakening the nation states so the nation states cannot protect mass markets or save for its own, the industries that are powerful profit makers which exist within the national jurisdictions of target nation states. Nation states which have industry, resources, or technology which could competitively dominate global markets or which could become a major money makers to fill the pockets of private Oligarch owned corporate interest have been or will be taken down. Take down is deemed necessary to maintain the monopoly powered corporate empire. No one is strong enough to stop the corporate take over. Corporate power and wealth far exceed the wealth or power of any one nation state.

    From my viewpoint the evidence shows that any nation with any power greater than some invisible but real limit has been taken down and its leadership has been replaced with puppets in service to the will of private corporate powers that did the take downs. These privately owned corporate bandits, the interlinked intelligence services, the mercenary militaries, the privately owned banks, and the privately owned MSM, constitute the gangs that make up corporate fire power.

    America is no different. Copyright and patent laws were passed by the USA and used by the corporate bandit gangs, to export the substance of the greatness of America: American industries, American jobs, and American leading-edge education (ije) to places far away. This export of the guts of America to far away places weakened American economic power relative to the rest of the nations of the world, and strengthened the other nations some, but most of all, it strengthened the Oligarch owned, corporate monopoly power and control over the entire population of the world.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  49. Bolivia is the newest vassal state. Nobody even noticed the coup of a popular democratically elected leader to be replaced with mommy puppet for international bankers.

  50. @Levtraro

    They broadcasted the message with the photo over their Telegram channel, so everybody who followed this channel would see it. Sort of show off))

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  51. Alden says:
    @Malla

    It was President Kennedy’s brother in law, Sergeant Shriver who discovered Huey Newton’s black student union at an Oakland Ca community college and funded the group to become the Black Panthers.

    • Thanks: Malla
    • Replies: @Malla
  52. Russia is coping with the New World Order, and doing well. It is the freest country in the world today, with theatres, museums and churches open, restaurants full of visitors, and there is a vaccine for everyone willing to take it.

    in Belarus; though Azov was well known for its war crimes in the Donbas conflict.

    Both of these statements are utterly hilarious, not to mention bald faced lies.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Herald
  53. Herald says:
    @Mustapha Mond

    In the US they are and will stay untouchable.

  54. Herald says:
    @Quartermaster

    Do you actually believe your own propaganda? No I guess you couldn’t.

  55. @israel shamir

    Luka can hide behind the Russian skirt after taking rash decisions but behind whom can a statesman like Putin hide… he has to be more circumspect.

  56. @Naughtius Maximus

    It’s the Ecuador Method, as pioneered by Lenin Moreno. Latin America will NEVER be free until Thanatopolis DC falls.

  57. @Anonymous

    There is NO evidence that Bidet is an asset of the Chinese Government (although crooked Hunter is on various Chinese payrolls) but he most certainly is Zionazi property, bought and paid for. The religious/ethnic composition of his Administration is simply farcical.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @Fred777
    , @Avery
    , @Malla
  58. @AH88

    Open Nazis always lower the tone. Could be a parody, of course, or some loathsome, spotty, developmentally delayed sixteen year old, I suppose.

    • Agree: israel shamir
  59. Wasn’t there a much earlier example of the US forcing down a commercial jetliner? I seem to recall that some terrorist was on a flight that was forced down in Italy, but the Italians faced down the Americans and allowed the fellow to escape.
    OK, my recollection was faulty on some of the details, but correct overall:
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1985-10-11-mn-17022-story.html

    • Thanks: Levtraro
  60. raga10 says:

    Minsk airport traffic controller informed the captain of the Ryanair aircraft that an email had been received (ostensibly from Hamas) claiming that there was a bomb onboard the aircraft that would explode over Vilnius airport. The threat was dubious

    Especially since apparently it was sent 24 minutes *after* traffic controller informed the crew….

    Prescient traffic controllers would definitely be an asset to any organisation – one wonders why only Belarus employs them.

    In any case it’s a fact that according to treaties governing air travel, sovereignty of a state extends to its airspace and any country has the right to divert or force a plane to land. But they don’t – it’s an unspoken rule but it makes travel possible; if all countries decide to interfere with flights in their airspace on a whim, nobody will get anywhere. That’s why Belarus needs to be punished severely, even if technically it didn’t break any laws.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @FB
  61. Notsofast says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    hunters just the bag man for his family so the “big guy” doesn’t have his finger prints on the books.

  62. Notsofast says:
    @Naughtius Maximus

    i think the mommy puppet anez is in jail and mas is back in power, correct me if i’m wrong.

    • Agree: FB
  63. Fred777 says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Hunter is a drug addict of no use to anyone, his dad on the other hand.

  64. Avery says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    {Bidet} !

    Did you come up with that one or somebody else?
    The BEST moniker for Biden yet: very descriptive and concise.

  65. Avery says:
    @raga10

    {” That’s why Belarus needs to be punished severely, “}

    Agreed: just as soon as every other country* that did the same thing as Belarus is punished first.

    _____________________
    * Shamir listed the countries in his article.

    • Replies: @raga10
  66. Notsofast says:
    @AH88

    the expos have been the washington nationals since 2005.

    • LOL: Antiwar7
  67. Johan says:

    Excellent article concerning business as usual.

    “As a rule, I sympathise with rebels.”

    There are no rebels, all democratic ideals are overdue and perverted, the democracy is overdue and spiritually bankrupt. There are only two forces, conservative forces trying to prevent total annihilation of culture by the democratic ‘progressive’ forces of continuous destruction. Basically the usual proceeding of democracy in the form of two mean dogs fighting and making lots of noise, both being impotent of bringing about progress. If there are ‘rebels’, they are a quiet minority, over-shouted by the rest, often unsure, avoiding the atmosphere of violence between the fight of mean dogs who grab all attention. They are the future, if the two mean dogs leave any chance of a future. No rebellion is needed, no rebellion is possible, it has only been a valid means of destruction during the beginning of the modern revolution. After that, construction is needed, but no longer on the basis of the means of democracy, which can only bring about more destructions, never construction of something new.

    The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrant Russell

    At best we find in the contemporary discourse some rare at least tolerably humble active voices of people like Shamir.

  68. FB says: • Website
    @raga10

    Bullshit.

    The first email was sent five minutes BEFORE the flight entered Belarusian airspace.

    A second email was sent some 20 minutes later, after the captain already started the diversion to Minsk.

    There’s not going to be any ‘punishment’ that uninformed pinheads like you are pining for. Belarus can cause far more expense to all the airlines [and the flying public] by closing its airspace to hostile countries.

    During the Soviet era Russia allowed no overflights. It cost billions in extra fuel. Today, with many times more flights, it would be catastrophic. Nobody could afford to fly.

    You have no clue how the global airspace system works.

    • Replies: @raga10
  69. Malla says:
    @Alden

    Thanks. Who knows, who or what was behind BLM.

  70. Malla says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    From the Indian State perspective, Biden (via his son) is a CCP asset. He seems to be hellbent on destroying the Indo-US partnership. And if this partnership breaks, who benefits in Asia?

  71. @Malla

    The proper term is CPC, Communist Party of China.

    And if India hasn’t learnt from Pakistan what happens if you make yourself an Amerikastani colony, then it deserves whatever it gets.

    Anyone who imagines that any Amerikastani president, no matter who, will commit economic, political, and (after the defeat in Afghanistan) military suicide for the greater glory of the bearded gibbering globetrotting genocidal Gujarati gangster in Delhi is delusional.

    • Agree: Garliv
  72. RSDB says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    The proper term is CPC, Communist Party of China.

    Someone should inform the Beijing Review of that, as they appear to use the two English phrases indiscriminately:

    Following is the full text of the report delivered October 12, 1992 by Jiang Zemin, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party … The 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has been convened … The Chinese Communist Party has always held that countries must maintain their independence in revolution and development

    http://www.bjreview.com/document/txt/2011-03/29/content_363504.htm

  73. raga10 says:
    @Avery

    Agreed: just as soon as every other country* that did the same thing as Belarus is punished first.

    Fine by me!

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  74. raga10 says:
    @FB

    Bullshit.

    The first email was sent five minutes BEFORE the flight entered Belarusian airspace.

    Bullshit? Well, I wasn’t there so I just repeat what I read. Hence my use of the word, “apparently”. You on the other hand appear to be absolutely certain, so I presume you don’t just repeat what *you* read – you were there, in person, and you’ve examined the emails yourself, right?

    You have no clue how the global airspace system works.

    I have a pretty good idea and that’s exactly why I understand this kind of stunts cannot be tolerated.

    • Replies: @FB
  75. Levtraro says:
    @israel shamir

    Yes, but “everybody who followed this channel” must include somebody that upon seeing the picture quickly sent a message to Belarussian authorities, so by definition an infiltrate. I am not doubting your info, I’m just pointing out that the case needs the existence of Belarussian government infiltrates in the guy’s circle.

    • Replies: @israel shamir
  76. Levtraro says:
    @Naughtius Maximus

    Nope. Bolivia has once again extricated herself from the kind and unsolicited American supervision of their democratic system. The party of Evo Morales is back at the helm, with Luis Arce (former Minister of Economy, widely credited for over a decade of economic growth) as president, while the lady that enjoyed the kind and generous support of American democracy promotion by declaring herself President has been arrested and is being held incarcerated while she waits for her trial on charges of sedition and terrorism.

  77. Levtraro says:
    @raga10

    But you know it won’t happen. If the USA wants any airplane landed they will get it anywhere in the West. Remember when they were running like headless chicken trying to catch Snowden? The USA kindly asked Italy, France and Spain to not allow entry of Bolivia’s president airplace into their airspace and these three countries quickly raised their behinds and drop their pants in sincere and heart-felt obedience, and as a consequence the airplane had to land in Austria. Snowden was not there. Big fiasco. Another commenter mentioned a similar case with a commercial airliner in the 80s. So since the USA and western countries behave that way, what you wrote: “it’s an unspoken rule but it makes travel possible” is not true. There are no such unspoken rules. People travel anyways because it does not happen too much.

    • Replies: @raga10
  78. FB says: • Website
    @raga10

    What you read is bullshit from western media that wants to get twats like you in a knot over big bad Lukashenko.

    The email is a FACT.

    Here’s another fact: A second Ryanair flight just had to make an emergency landing in Berlin, en route to Krakow.

    So I guess it’s time to get your pants in a twist again?

    And BTW these ‘stunts’ are always taken seriously, and it’s always the captain’s call…if he wants to roll the dice NOBODY can force him down, CLOWN!

    • Replies: @raga10
  79. “there is nothing new under the sun,” says the wise King Solomon. east vs. west is what allowed barbarians to triumph.

    https://pjmedia.com/columns/robert-spencer/2021/05/29/today-is-the-anniversary-of-the-last-day-of-the-world-the-fall-of-constantinople-n1450751

  80. @Levtraro

    I understand what you say, and agree with you. Just to make it clear: there are thousands of people who follow these channels. There is no moderation, anyone can join. So I think it is far-fetched to describe such followers as infiltrants. Even if they monitor on behalf of security services)))

    • Replies: @Levtraro
  81. @Malla

    BLM and Aunty-Fah will most likely die a natural death by being ignored. The tide of opinion has turned. Truthfully, I really don’t like saying BLM and Aunty-Fah in the same breath, even though their funding comes from the same sources. It is easy to see through a group like Aunty-Fah -Marxist thugs plain and simple. But a group such as BLM can pose (especially for the normie white person) as being concerned about black people -especially those in the hood who tend to have not many positive interactions with law enforcement. A large percentage of white people have been whupped into such a state of submission that they are afraid that their passing of gas might be considered racist. They will accept anything TPTB tell them to accept as a kinda/sorta “See, I’m not a racist” pass. These white folk need to go through an intense process of detoxification. Back when the Black Panthers were running around, white people were less indoctrinated, thus less dopey. The cops and FBI had no mercy on the Panthers when they ceased being useful to the Deep State – thus many were killed or imprisoned. Black America had the example of MLK (both alive and recently deceased) at this time. White people could stand behind his example and movement to show any solidarity they may have felt for black folks. They didn’t need the Black Panthers and were relieved to see them go. There really isn’t any true sincere large scale movement in America that is truly concerned about the welfare of inner city blacks. You only have race baiters and grifters like Sharpie Sharpton hanging around. So a movement, funded by the likes of George Soros and largely intellectually guided by white Marxists (yes, there were many Marxists in the Civil Rights movement as well, but a lot of sincere people as well) whose true aim is to collapse the system by any means necessary, attempts to sway a far more docile, terrified and indoctrinated population into believing in their legitimacy. The rose colored glasses are being discarded ever so slowly, especially by the slightly woke and semi-woke. The fully woke will always remain in their slumber. BLM will die a relatively quiet death for the most part because of the times we are in.

    • Agree: Mustapha Mond
    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Mustapha Mond
  82. Levtraro says:
    @israel shamir

    Wow! Those guys are stupid. What’s the use of an encrypted channel if anyone can join?

  83. some_loon says:
    @Dumbo

    And when his work is done – Haha! – begins the fun.

    — from the same poem.

  84. raga10 says:
    @FB

    What you read is bullshit from western media,

    And what you read is apparently bullshit from Belarus sources, Yeah, super-reliable source, that.

    if he wants to roll the dice NOBODY can force him down, CLOWN!

    But they can shoot him down since they have the jet fighter already escorting him, dimwit.
    Then they can always concoct another email claiming terrorists intend to use the plane on some ground target, to justify shooting it down – and I suppose you’ll lap that up, too.

  85. some_loon says:

    As a rule, I sympathise with rebels. But sometimes, the rebels are too sure of themselves. They think they are Elves fighting the Orcs.

    An astute observation.

    One which also describes much of US politics at the moment.

    I have noticed that people who are sure they are smarter than others can be too quick to justify their own lack of thinking things through.

    It is as though they reason a)I’m smart, b) smart people like me make smart decisions, c)therefore, I’m making smart choices and have smart opinions. But too often, too little is understood on its own terms.

    So Kamala’s side-eye becomes a strong, empowering response to valid questions about her record, and anti-government organizers think their enemies are too stupid to view an instagram post.

  86. Well, Donald Trump is gone from the White House, so, BLM and Anti-Fa have lost their raison d’etre.

    Anyway, in their short-sighted campaign of hatred for Donald Trump; the Dems have repudiated the consensus that makes Western Civilisation possible.

  87. raga10 says:
    @Levtraro

    Bolivian president was not traveling on commercial plane, so that was somewhat different – also because nobody arrested him upon landing. As for the other thing in the 80’s I honestly don’t know much about it but I do know that the 80’s were 40 years ago, so even if such over-reach did happen occasionally we’ve managed to keep pretty tight lid on it. The important thing is that we can’t allow this sort of things to spread!

    I wrote another post that I think got lost so I’ll repeat what I wrote there: the decision to comply with air traffic instruction is ultimately for the pilot to make but pilots are trained to follow their instructions and they always do, because it is assumed that traffic control see bigger picture and have very good reasons to issue the instructions they do.

    Events like this undermine this trust, and if it is broken and pilots start double-guessing their instructions it will be a disaster for commercial air travel on the whole.

    Understand what is at stake here: it’s not just about rights of some dissident or another. It is our sacred right to take cheap flights to holiday destinations somewhere warmer that is threatened by events like this! 🙂

    • LOL: some_loon
    • Troll: FB
    • Replies: @Avery
    , @FB
    , @Levtraro
  88. Avery says:
    @raga10

    {“Bolivian president was not traveling on commercial plane, so that was somewhat different”}

    You are splitting hairs.

    Bolivian President was not travelling on commercial airplane you say?
    Even worse.
    A country’s President has #1 DIMPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.
    How dare the European criminals force an airplane carrying an President of UN State’s President down?

    You are obviously unwilling to admit to yourself that the so-called “West”- which in reality has become a Globalist Lawless Terrorist Entity – practices the good old ‘Rules For Thee But Not For Me’.

    I will give you one recent egregious example, unrelated to NEXTA:
    The illegal* invasion of Iraq by US & UK: several hundred 1,000 Iraqi civilians were killed or lost their lives as direct result of the illegal invasion. Have Bush the Lesser or Bastard Blair been charged with War Crimes and sitting in jail?
    Of course not.
    So, please: stop this charade.

    The “West” breaks International Laws every day, and twice on Sundays.
    Then hypocritically lectures everyone and his brother not in the “West” about laws.
    ENOUGH already.

    ____________________________________
    * Illegal on its face, but also because the British Chilcott report said so.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @FB
  89. FB says: • Website
    @raga10

    You’re talking a lot of bullshit about how your peabrain imagines pilots do their job.

    Of course with zero professional experience or credentials.

    It is the DUTY of ATC to make known to a flight crew when a security threat has been received. In this case a bomb threat sent simultaneously to three ATC centers.

    The captain decides whether to make an emergency landing. Usually he or she will talk to the airline dispatcher [newer craft are able to do this by ACARS, which is a datalink system] or by radio, if possible. But the captain has the final say.

    ATC cannot make you do anything. You can even disregard a direct clearance instruction of a perfectly routine kind if you feel it is unsafe. In this case nobody ordered him to do anything. That’s not how this procedure works.

    A fighter is scrambled as a routine in this situation. The fighter kept OUT OF VIEW of crew and passengers.

    Look, you’re just a dickhead trying to post a load of complete bullshit, about things which you know nothing.

    These bomb threats happen. Go and read about the Dublin-Krakow Ryanair bomb threat flight yesterday. The passengers were on the ground for eight hours after emergency landing in Berlin, and departed eventually on a different aircraft. Same happened to the same airline last year.

    STOP WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME WITH BULLSHIT!

  90. raga10 says:

    A fighter is scrambled as a routine in this situation.

    As you brought up yourself, Ryanair flight just made an emergency landing in Berlin because of bomb threat. Tell me, did Germans scramble their jet for escort? If they did, it wasn’t mentioned.

    And behave in a civil manner, ruskie shill dipshit.

    • Replies: @FB
  91. FB says: • Website
    @Avery

    Well said Avery.

    This idiot is shilling up this thread, as that’s likely what he’s paid to do.

    What happened with Bolivian Presidential Aircraft BROKE ALL KNOWN RULES.

    His aircraft was blocked from entering airspace of three countries for which he had a VALID FLIGHT PLAN.

    Forced to land in Austria. No bomb threat. Nothing. That’s called AIR PIRACY.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
    • Thanks: Avery
  92. FB says: • Website
    @raga10

    Look up last year’s Ryanair bomb threat flight—Krakow to Dublin.

    See if it mentions RAF fighter escort’s [that’s PLURAL ]?

    What a mouthy little mouse, lol.

    • Replies: @raga10
  93. @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    You’re making a distinction without a difference there. The only people who even bother using the full name here (I live in Dalian) are the parvenus.

  94. raga10 says:
    @FB

    Look up last year’s Ryanair bomb threat flight—Krakow to Dublin.

    See if it mentions RAF fighter escort’s [that’s PLURAL ]?

    I see you’ve changed the subject: we were talking about the event from a couple of days ago, Dublin to Krakow, not something from last year. In any case the key is: how many passengers did Germans arrest on the ground? The answer is none, and that’s why no, it is not the time to get my panties up in the twist about that. Germans were acting in good will, according to safety protocol. Belarus twisted safety protocol for their own petty ends, and that is the problem.

    What a mouthy little mouse, lol.

    Yeah, well … on most days I manage to rise above the temptation of trading insults but clearly today is not one of those days. You started it though, so apparently yo can dish it but not take it. How typical…. go cry on your pal Lukashenko’s shoulder, maybe he’ll buy you a lollipop and make it all better.

    What happened with Bolivian Presidential Aircraft BROKE ALL KNOWN RULES.

    Actually, it did and I mean it when I say perpetrators of that event should be punished as well. But it doesn’t excuse Belarus.

    • Replies: @FB
  95. Malla says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    And if India hasn’t learnt from Pakistan what happens if you make yourself an Amerikastani colony, then it deserves whatever it gets.

    Well you are right. Indeed I remember Pakistani ex-ISI chief Hamid Gul jump into an Irish jig when he came to know that India was embarking on an alliance with the USA. What Pakistan experienced in the past with USA ZOG, now India would. Remember when India had gone pro-Soviet, Pakistan because it was created in the name of God/Allah would not want an alliance with an atheist state, the USSR. So they went happily eagerly into the American camp (“In God we trust” but now it is “In Zion we trust”). Their experience was so bad that they now eagerly make an alliance with an atheist Communist China. LOL. The truth is the Americans always wanted an Indian alliance but from Nehru till Rajiv Gandhi there was always a pro-Soviet/Russian bent. India’s location in between China and the Islamic world was too good to be missed.
    So now the Pakistanis are happy India would “enjoy” the experience of being an alliance of ZOG-USA like they had in the past. But lets be honest the Pakistani deep State screwed the USA too just like the US deep State screwed Pakistan. The corrupt Pakistani ISI siphoned off American money and weapons for its own nefarious ends. A pit of snakes, Pakistani deep state the rat snake and Murican ZOG deep state, a King Cobra. Now the Indian snake slithers in with the ZOG USA King Cobra. But the King Cobra in the wild, hunts other snakes and devours them whole.

    Anyone who imagines that any Amerikastani president,

    Whatever man, Biden on the sly and the forces behind him seem to be most anti-Indian American el-presidente ever. Nixon was one I remember but that was more personal, Indian PM Indira Gandhi acted like a bitch to him. I don’t blame him. This present US regime seems to be the most anti-Indian and anti-Hindutva Murican regime ever. Indians because of their past positive experience with Clinton, Bush Jr. Obama and Trump, chest thumped that whatever party comes in power, Murica would be pro-India. Arrogant snotty Indians living in the USA as well as the chattering class in India were chanting the idiotic mantra “America needs India more then India needs America”. My, are they shocked now. India is in a very precarious position. Lost Iran because of its lovey dovey relations with Israel and the USA. Relations with Russia are not that great as before (totally India’s fault for flirting around), Russia even getting closer to Pakistan to the horror of the Indian deep state. But somehow our diplomats balanced the tight rope in between the USA and Russia well but things are not like before. Modi’s foreign policy was a total disaster. Even losing Afghanistan to Pakistan as US troops leave. All that Indian money donated, you know dams and the Afghan parliament may go wasted. Total disaster. Xi is winning hands down in Asia while Modi has become a disaster.

    And most importantly, the big giant social media Globo corps like Tweeter/Facebook, Google etc…who had been supporting the Hindutvas in their nefarious internet propaganda in the past (while destroying the Western right wing especially after that false flag NZ mosque shooting), have suddenly turned anti-Hindutva. The Hindutvas are screeching screaming that it is “not fair”. This is huge, some big globalist forces while supporting Modi and the Hindutvas in the past has suddenly turned anti-Hindutva. Which showed that all that Indian “clout” in Silicon valley and Murica was a mirage, Indians were brought into the West by the Western deep states and made CEOs of tech companies to screw the Whitey Middle Class. It was all a front show, a brown pajeet face, other powerful forces ran the show behind the scenes. That is becoming obvious now to most Indians. And Indians unlike China have been pathetic in coming up with alternative tech solutions, all those years of coolie IT work and chest thumping with hot air.

  96. Malla says:
    @Brooklyn Dave

    Amen brother. God willing, the White American population keeps on waking up to the Satanic reality.

  97. Levtraro says:
    @raga10

    You need more training.

  98. Alfred says:

    Funny how the Megaphone has gone all quiet about Navalny. I guess he was disposable just like this guy they presented to Lukashenko. 🙂

    Below is a Google News search for “Navalny”. Nothing recent. The 5th link is from one month ago. The memory hole is deep. 🤣

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  99. @Brooklyn Dave

    “BLM and Aunty-Fah will most likely die a natural death by being ignored”

    The concept in psychology is known as ‘extinction’, and it is a quite powerful tool for behavior modification.

    Frankly, the sooner the Antifa goons and the radical elements of BLM go ‘extinct’, the better…….

    Thanks for a nice comment!

    MM

  100. @Alfred

    He’s a former high-flying ‘useful idiot’ who has seemingly lost his ‘usefulness’ and now is relegated to being simply an idiot……

  101. FB says: • Website
    @raga10

    Look, you came on here guns and buns blazing, slinging all kinds of bullshit about how aviation ‘supposedly’ works—without knowing the first thing about the subject.

    You got schooled.

    The ridiculous media similarly have no clue about this specialist subject, yet here they are kicking up a big dust storm of bullshit—doing all readers a disservice, as is their usual MO.

    Belarus did nothing wrong. Full stop. They found out about this fugitive only after he cockily posted selfies on his social media page while waiting with the other passengers in a lounge while the airplane was being combed by security.

    Do you expect any country to just let a fugitives go, when they accidentally get snared in their own web?

    Ryanair has been getting a lot of bomb threats. Much more than is normal. Besides the two this past week, this history goes back to last year, and even before that to 2017, when that same Dublin-Krakow flight was again diverted to London Stansted airport due to bomb threat, and again escorted by RAF fighters, which is standard procedure, like I said.

    The Berlin diversion would also have involved a fighter escort, which is a simple fact, since that is standard procedure in these cases [and there are good and proper reasons why this is done, which I can also get into].

    The fact that the media chose not to ‘report’ that Berlin detail this time is another sign of their attempt at manipulation and obfuscation. It is total bullshit. All they ever do is whip up fucking agendas of one sort or another. It never ends. They should all be shot and pissed on for utterly disrespecting the public, and being such jackasses to assume that they can pull the public around by the nose as they please.

    Now be grateful that you have actually gained some professional-level knowledge about the subject, instead of more useless quacking here about ‘changing the subject.’

    The dishonest media is sure to continue trying to blow up this completely routine event—but to aviation professionals who know how these things work, their song and dance is easily countered by cold, hard facts. Not that their bullshitting will not have its effect on the public, unfortunately.

  102. UPDATE Belarus TV broadcasted a film called ОНТ «Рейс «Афины-Вильнюс» (OHT Flight Athens to Vilnius) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF2DAEboPCE with full extensive timing of the event. Apparently, Belarus authorities didn’t know of Roman P’s arrival to Minsk, until an opposition Telegram channel had broadcasted news report of Roman P detained in Minsk. At the time of news report, Mr P stood in the queue to immigration for checking out, after he quickly cleared customs inspection. In the absence of the report, it is highly likely Roman P would board the plane and continue his way to Vilnius. It took almost 30 minutes after the broadcast until Roman P was detained. These 30 minutes, Internet exploded. The man is still free, Belarus authorities didn’t understand what had happened, but already all opposition channels speak only of kidnapped Roman P. In 30 minutes, even sleepy Belarus KGB rose to the bait. Roman P was arrested. Roman P is convinced that he was doxxed by his own colleague, Franak Viačorka, or Frantishek Vecherko, an adviser to Svetlana T and an employee of the US Agency for Global Media. The timing is really impressive: the press release of Svetlana T calling to save Roman P had been broadcasted nine minutes after Roman has got to Minsk airport and over 20 minutes until he was detained. A Luka sympathiser would prefer to report of Belarus secret services’ excellent achievement, but it seems that the operation had been planned in Warsaw and Washington, while Luka only rose to the bait. Disappointing somewhat, but more realistic!

    • Thanks: FB
  103. @Fr. John

    The criminal they took down from the skies, is also a SODOMITE

    The kid has a very pretty, and probably obliging, girlfriend. How is he a bender ?

  104. The Yanks have a habit of betraying and abandoning their “allies” at the crucial point in time.. Yet plenty of idiots around the world keep working for and with them…So who’s to blame here?
    By the way my dear Israel Shamir, Russia is not the free-est country in the world as of today. It’s the USA, the free-est in the world where citizens can literally SHIT on the street wherever and whenever they feel like it! And the government thugs a.k.a police can execute a death penalty on the spot whenever and wherever they like no matter on black or white!

  105. @Malla

    Malla, India’s best interests lie in co-operation with China. Acting out for the White Boss is sad and pathetic. They could resolve the border problems, like China’s other fourteen or so land neighbours. In the end the West will betray the Indians, no matter how much the Hindutvots think that they can become Honorary Whites.

    • Replies: @Malla
  106. @Malla

    “who had been supporting the Hindutvas in their nefarious internet propaganda in the past…have suddenly turned anti-Hindutva.”

    Modi simply is not a good enough Vidkun Quisling. He’s functionally illiterate, obviously incompetent, and will wreck India as a usable ally for the Imperialist States of Amerikastan. Someone suave and educated, from a monarchical political dynasty, and half White on top of that, will be a much more marketable front man, especially since he’s not a raving bigot like Modi but in economics there is no difference between them whatever.

    • Replies: @Malla
  107. Lukashenko took an important bold step by claiming equality with Israel itself and equating Russia with the United States.

    So now Russia has two Israels to call her own! Anatoly Karlin will be double happy!

  108. As a rule, I sympathise with rebels.

    LOL, especially when they are Texan rebels.

  109. Debriefing of the detained Roman P – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov1K-f930UA
    One and a half hour long, Roman answers all possible questions. He thinks his close colleagues Vecherka and Bogdanovich betrayed him and delivered into hands of Belarus authorities. Roman will be ok; he will become a star on the state TV!

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  110. @israel shamir

    But, but, but-the entire ‘Fwee Pwess’ says that the poor boy was tortured. Have you no humanity?

    • LOL: israel shamir
  111. Malla says:
    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Someone suave and educated, from a monarchical political dynasty, and half White on top of that, will be a much more marketable front man

    That would never work, such a person would be looked with suspicion by the third world masses. They always use son of the soil types either from the right or the left.

  112. Malla says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Stop blabbering the standard Chinese nationalist self farts. Hindutvas are the last people to consciously act for White bosses or are wanna be White. It is because this stupidity of the Chinese Communists, “India as sepoy” bullshit which caused the whole problem in between India and China back in 1950. Now China has to suffer an unnecessary Nationalist enemy to the West.
    Indian nationalism looks as China as an imperialist, colonial power, a British Empire 2.0. Capice.
    In India, Westernism, Islamism, Christianity, Liberalism, Secularism as well as Communism/ marxism are seen as foreign things and anybody espousing these beliefs as “shameless traitors to the motherland” by nationalists.
    You guys need to get this in your thick heads.

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