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    Post  Firebird Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:21 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Firebird wrote:Does anyone know whats happened to RT... or the English one?
    It seems to have become a den of Neoliberal Atlantic integrationism.
    Any criticism of homosexuals, America/Neoliberalism etc means censorship. ANd some of its articles are just plain daft these days.
    Its about as "Russian state centric" as Shitlary Clinton.

    Here's their latest nonsense saying that Belarus will basically become part of the Yankee empire.
    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/498296-lukashenko-belarus-sovereign-state/

    Personally I think Putin should play hardball with Belarus.
    And the Ukraine is still a long way from joining the Eurasian Union.

    Did it ever occur to you that Russia wants Lukashenko gone too?

    He has been a colossal pain in the ass and will definitely not be missed


    They were happy leaving him there for a while and considered Belarus as largely a foregone conclusion as as far into Russia's orbit as Russia wanted eg Eurasian Union, Union State or total union.
    Putin knew he was a shady prick. But the matter went beyond Lukashenko.
    I just think Russia has been too reactive, not proactive enough. Just as with the Ukraine.
    If Russia can't keep Belarus how in hell can it keep any of the other states?

    Part of it was that Russia wanted Belarus as an "independent voice" eg in Eurasian Union talks, validating Russian activity in other areas.
    Putin should have said "look Belarus is Russia, we don't need silly political devices like Belarus voting in favour of xyz".
    I've always been a huge fan of Putin but I can't figure out the Ukraine ballsup and now Belarus for the life of me.
    If Belarus fell, what would be next? The Caucuses? Or those silly Central Asia places that suck up a fortune and send masses of hachees into Russia every year just so Russia can have them in the Eurasian Union?

    Time Putin gave the West a taste of its own medicine. And time corrupt FSU libtard Atlanticist Establishment blocs started fearing Russia.
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    Post  auslander Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:49 pm

    [quote="JohninMK"]
    par far wrote: Presumably if they broke away from direct Russian influence then Russian purchases of Belarusian goods would start to fall. Is that a lot of stuff?

    A bunch. EU put confiscatory customs duty on Byelorus tractors, which are excellent and quite reasonable. Same-same on many food products. Loss of Russian market will destroy Byelorus in about two weeks.

    But, never fear, Byelorus ain't goin' nowhere but directly east.
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    Post  kvs Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:52 pm

    Russia has been too weak over the last 30 years to do regime change operations. Lukashenko was not some marionette but
    actually autonomous and he sold Belorus down the river to NATzO. That is not Russia's fault. People think that controlling
    countries is easy. How? The west controls them through the myth of its wealth via hordes of sycophants. Russia over
    most the last 30 years could hardly apply this psychological tool to exert control. You can see both Ukraine and Belorus
    how much NATzO worship there is. These people did not get brain transplants, they drank the koolaid of their own volition.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:57 pm

    Local nationalism has a long history: 
    https://www.mk.ru/politics/2020/08/19/neizvestnye-fakty-o-belorusskikh-partizanakh-srazhalis-ne-tolko-za-sssr.html

    It looks like they won't avoid more bloodshed & civil war:
    https://belaruspartisan.by/economic/509585/?utm_source=24smi&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=11036&utm_content=3095933&utm_campaign=12808
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:42 pm

    par far wrote:"POLISH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS UNIT ON GUARD OF ‘DEMOCRACY’ IN BELARUS."

    https://southfront.org/polish-psychological-operations-unit-on-guard-of-democracy-in-belarus/


    Russia cannot let Belarus turn into another Ukraine.

    "Thus, in the current situation, Poland is acting not only as a tool of the US policy in Europe, but also as an independent player with its own interests, and even as the leading country of the so far unformed bloc. And what is happening in Belarus could the debut of this union, the spearhead of which is directed precisely against Russia."

    Keeping Lukashenko in power is vital to Russia, if a western puppet comes, than it will be trouble for Russia. Lukashenko will be like Erdogan, someone Russia can talk to and control to a certain extent.

    If something bad happens in Belarus, than it sends a bad message to other CTSO countries and alliances that Russia is involved in.

    Hopefully these fucking Poles learn a valuable lesson of not fucking around.

    Belarus will eventually turn into another Ukraine, the only way to prevent this is to absorb Belarus. That is literally the only way at this stage.

    It is still very possible to do, but time is certainly running out. If Russia attempts to just put a band-aid on Belarus then that country will fall out of their orbit eventually, this isn't a problem you can just put a band-aid over and expect to work its self out.

    The Russians by now should have learned about their failures with Ukraine and if they repeat those failures then they are truly morons or at least the ones in charge are.

    As you say this also sends a message to various Russian allies and it also pretty much makes my own country even more sure of it's self, after all if we can rip Belarus and Ukraine away from Russia, then we can rip everyone else away also. It's do or die for Russia now, will it succeed or will it flounder around wondering how it got bent over a desk, we will soon find out.

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    Post  Odin of Ossetia Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:48 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:Local nationalism has a long history: 
    https://www.mk.ru/politics/2020/08/19/neizvestnye-fakty-o-belorusskikh-partizanakh-srazhalis-ne-tolko-za-sssr.html

    It looks like they won't avoid more bloodshed & civil war:
    https://belaruspartisan.by/economic/509585/?utm_source=24smi&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=11036&utm_content=3095933&utm_campaign=12808




    These authors have a very strange definition of the word "partisan."


    The first article, from the MK, clearly states that the so-called "more independent" Belarussian nationalists (from the Belarussian National Party) encouraged their members to join collaborationist auxiliary and police formations, "in order to get training" and by that very deed they cannot be described as genuine partisans.

    Also, with regard to the "independent self-defence units in the countryside", they tried to convince to join their cause, the so-called "more independent" Belarussian nationalists explicitly told them to not fight against the Hitlerites, but instead to passively wait out the occupation until the Red Army arrives and then to launch the war for an independent Belarus. This sounds much more like a bunch of passive "waiters" and not any sort of partisans. Their numbers were extremely low, the article puts them at 3 000, compare it to the much more numerous Soviet partisans.

    It is possible that those so-called "more independent" Belarussian nationalists were in reality a bunch of provocateurs secretly in Nazi German service, similar to the Ukrainian nationalists from the OUN-B (Banderites/Banderists). Superficially they were "more independent" but in reality they were a bunch of tools of the Nazi Germany.



    Looks like bulk of them were in the far west of Belarus, biggest post-liberation actions took place at Novogrodek and Kobrin, and it is possible that many of these "more independent" Belarussian nationalists could have been former members of the AK (it is claimed in some Polish sources that in the far west of Belarus up to 25% of the local AK members were Eastern Orthodox Belarussians), and this is even more interesting as the AK in the eastern Lithuania and western Belarus was guilty of collaboration with the Germans.


    Sounds like a load of bull-shit, similar to the UPA claims about its "partisans."

    http://michalw.narod.ru/index-Truth.html



    I have not read the second article, but I suspect it is similar crap.



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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:20 pm

    Despite its past history, IMO Belorussia= today's Belarus is part of Greater Russia, just like today's W. Ukraine with its Rusin minority. All these Eastern Slavs r 1 big nation:
    A. G. Lukashenko's maternal grandfather, Trokhym Ivanovich Lukashenko, had been born in the Sumy Oblast of Ukraine near Shostka (today village of Sobycheve).
    https://web.archive.org/web/20080731100026/http://www.charter97.org/rus/news/2003/08/15/rodstvennik


    A large country open to invasions from all sides will naturally have areas with different ethnic groups, mixtures, languages & dialects.


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    Post  calripson Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:18 am

    Brzezinski who was probably the greatest Russophobe of the late 20th century, and the descendant of the lesser Polish nobility noted that although Putin was tactically ,masterful, he was strategically prone to error. Russia is now in a situation regarding Belarus where reaction plays into the hands of greater Western sanctions and an increased Belarus opposition which now directly can target Russia as an invading enemy and inaction which will be interpreted as weakness both internally and externally. Don't think the same protests can't be fired up across Russia asking for greater autonomy in region after region and for change, The late USSR had laughably bad propaganda to the point where my Soviet friends of that generation thought it had to be done on purpose. The US and the UK invested billions and decades in perfecting social mind control. It was Churchill himself who stated in 1946 "all future empires will be empires of the mind". It worked beautifully. All those ICBMs didn't save the USSR from collapse and they will not save Russia either if the minds of the young follow the "Western model".
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    Post  kvs Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:30 am

    calripson wrote:Brzezinski who was probably the greatest Russophobe of the late 20th century, and the descendant of the lesser Polish nobility noted that although Putin was tactically ,masterful, he was strategically prone to error. Russia is now in a situation regarding Belarus where reaction plays into the hands of greater Western sanctions and an increased Belarus opposition which now directly can target Russia as an invading enemy and inaction which will be interpreted as weakness both internally and externally. Don't think the same protests can't be fired up across Russia asking for greater autonomy in region after region and for change, The late USSR had laughably bad propaganda to the point where my Soviet friends of that generation thought it had to be done on purpose. The US and the UK invested billions and decades in perfecting social mind control. It was Churchill himself who stated in 1946 "all future empires will be empires of the mind". It worked beautifully. All those ICBMs didn't save the USSR from collapse and they will not save Russia either if the minds of the young follow the "Western model".

    After Chechnya there is basically zero chance for any region of Russia to be launched into a secessionist insurrection.   None of the
    regions outside the North Caucuses has:

    1) Historical grievances worthy of note.   Unlike North America, indigenous people in Russia have not been herded into
    reservation ghettos.

    2) Current oppression that would prompt secessionism.

    3) The right sort of hooks (e.g. Islamic radicalization) to start secessionist militancy.

    NATzO can dream but both Ukraine and Belorus are special cases.    In both there was a autonomous divergence from Russia
    that Russia could not control so cannot be blamed for.   Invoking that Polish dirtbag as some sort of guru on Russia is grotesque.
    His hate fantasies are not legitimate analysis of anything about Russia.   All the posters in this thread who are claiming Russia
    should have controlled Belorus and Ukraine are smoking crack.   If in 1991 there was no breakup of the union (even with
    an economic system change) then we would have only seen regional secessionism in Ukraine based on its long pre-existing
    history.   There would be no crisis in Belorus just as there is no crisis in the rest of Russia.  

    Thank the Bolsheviks and Yeltsin for the problems in Belorus and Ukraine.   Putin's "lack of strategic thinking" is infantile BS
    fantasy.   You would think all the critics spreading this line here have some recipe that would have worked.   Well, then,
    lay it out.

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    Post  Rodion_Romanovic Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:09 am

    I tend to agree. Also Russia needed to have at least a couple of decades of peace (with no revolutions and no war in its own territory). That was also Putin's goal (it did not fully managed that, since officially the second Chechen war finished only in 2009 (and apparently there were still a few small insurgents until 2017). There wasn't much that he could have done to prevent the mess in the Ukraine... and for sure he avoided a big trap refusing to be involved there (except for Crimea). In 1991-1992 there was still a lot that could have been done, but after the criminal act by Eltsin,  Kravchuk and Shushkevich (the Belovezha Accords of December 1991) and the uselessness of that other criminal idiot (and responsible for a great number of wars and deaths, due to his cowardice and stupidity) Gorbachev those countries have been separated from Russia...

    How can Putin be responsible of the situation? Could have they tried something different?
    He tried to keep economical ties with their former provinces but for sure he could have not sent there an army to prevent them to turn west (after as an example the first coloured revolution in the ukraine....). That was something that Gorbachev should  (and could) have done In 1991... keeping at least the ukraine, bielorussia and Kazakhstan in the territories of a modern Russia...

    Unfortunately already in Moscow in the late 80s there was the perception in the common people that everything american was better, and while Russian people got a painful wake up call about it, the citizens of many other ex soviet republics are still suffering about this false perception...

    Concerning Bielorussia, if Lukashenko had not been an idiot, trying to keep distance from Russia and courting the west... all of these would not have happened... there would have been a reunion (even if probably at too good conditions for bielorussia), and the old man would have had a golden parachute and some nice positions in the new security council....

    Now for the reunion it is possible that they will have to wait a bit, but probably the terms will not be that good...

    By the way, is it true that living standards and infrastructure in Smolensk are worse than in bielorussia?
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    Post  George1 Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:46 am

    No man in the position of Lukashenko would be in favor of having his country united with a bigger one because simply after that he would ceased to be president.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:19 am

    That's why he had the so-called multi-vector policy of playing others against each other wile clinging to power. Now Poland & Lithuania, after failing in Ukraine, decided to act, hoping that Germany & US will support them in ousting him. 
    But the RF & Belarus r dusting off their Union State agreement that wasn't implemented up to now- it's the ace up their sleeve that's now being pulled out & used to the fullest. Belarus is the quintessential buffer state as far as Russia is concerned, & as such it won't be allowed to fall into the hands of her potential enemies.
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    Post  GarryB Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:16 am

    In the end, for now, Russia needs him to stay in power and it's clear ONCE again they have been caught with their pants down.

    It is Luka with his pants down.... and it is Luka that made the mistake... he didn't realise how fragile his position actually is and then he saw the size of the dick coming towards him from the west... and he knows they wont be gentle... look at the Ukraine... and they don't care... they think the Ukraine is a success...

    It is not in Russian interests to keep Luka... Luka is clearly not interested in anything but himself... he doesn't care what happens to Belarus, he just fears not being able to continue doing what he has been doing...

    The main goal for the Russians should be to add Belarus to the federation (Putin is on record wanting this), otherwise, they keep taking these same risks with and you only need one fuck up to completely lose Belarus

    It is highly unlikely they will properly integrate and would just become a pain in the ass... they will become like Hong Kong is to China, except they will need extra resources to keep them happy.... resources that could be used better for real Russians...


    There shouldn't be even 3 russian countries in the first place. Belarus and Ukraine should be part of Russia. The treason by the communists like Lenin is what is bringing problems for many years and will continue for decades.

    Quite correct, and equally Israel should not have been created either because as a country it never existed before, but those ships have sailed... Russia should be looking forward and not back.

    Agree with you Seig, that keeping Luka in power should be in Russia's interests.

    Russia should be interested in real democracy... in Russia and in Belarus... so just like in Syria... Russia should be interested in stability and law and order and elections as soon as possible in both cases. Russia would be better off with someone other than Luka... he is just a pain in the ass.

    not all of them, certainly not most of the éthnic Russians. The same is true in the RF itself.

    Probably true but that will just leave them like the Russian speakers in the Ukraine... isolated and shelled and bombed in their own country by their own government...

    Presumably if they broke away from direct Russian influence then Russian purchases of Belarusian goods would start to fall. Is that a lot of stuff?

    I would suspect that Russia was a bigger trade partner than the EU is or could be... but the same was true with Ukraine as well...

    I've always been a huge fan of Putin but I can't figure out the Ukraine ballsup and now Belarus for the life of me.

    Do you have teenage children? Putin has no more authority to tell the people of the Ukraine or Belarus what to do as he has to tell the people of the UK what to do... the difference between him and western leaders is that he doesn't tell other countries what to do... if only western leaders did the same with Russia and China and every other country on the planet...

    If Belarus fell, what would be next? The Caucuses? Or those silly Central Asia places that suck up a fortune and send masses of hachees into Russia every year just so Russia can have them in the Eurasian Union?

    Sounds like the same logic that got the US embroiled in a police action in Vietnam... if they fall to communism then it might never stop and the whole world might become communist. I seem to recall that it really had nothing at all to do with communism and everything to do with kicking colonial powers out of the country... namely the French and then the Americans... and after they got the message things settled down and communism didn't spread... shock horror...


    Russia has been too weak over the last 30 years to do regime change operations.

    I don't think it has anything to do with strength... the ease with which the west talks about and implements regime change or colour revolutions or how ever they want to dress them up is all the information you need to determine what the west is about.

    A predatory monster that cannot be trusted...

    These people did not get brain transplants, they drank the koolaid of their own volition.

    Sad about the people they drag with them... but they will be living the dream right...

    Belarus will eventually turn into another Ukraine, the only way to prevent this is to absorb Belarus. That is literally the only way at this stage.

    Hahahaha... Russia trying to forcefully absorb Belarus would be Americas biggest wet dream... it would be Russia falling for the trap they set in the Ukraine but failed to spring...


    It is still very possible to do, but time is certainly running out. If Russia attempts to just put a band-aid on Belarus then that country will fall out of their orbit eventually, this isn't a problem you can just put a band-aid over and expect to work its self out.

    It is not something that can be fixed with force either.

    The Russians by now should have learned about their failures with Ukraine and if they repeat those failures then they are truly morons or at least the ones in charge are.

    You make it sound like Russia lost something with the Ukraine... those feral nazis are eating themselves and their new western masters are applauding... sounds like a bullet dodged... who would want to create a partnership with those losers?

    As you say this also sends a message to various Russian allies and it also pretty much makes my own country even more sure of it's self, after all if we can rip Belarus and Ukraine away from Russia, then we can rip everyone else away also. It's do or die for Russia now, will it succeed or will it flounder around wondering how it got bent over a desk, we will soon find out.

    Yeah, keep playing the game.... I am sure destroying countries can't possibly bite you in the arse... BTW would add lots of people from Belarus and Ukraine are very well educated and could probably create all sorts of dangerous things.... but by all means break them and enjoy yourself... I am sure they will never come to resent being used and discarded like trash.

    I am sure the Disney movie will have plenty of black people telling their story...

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    Post  kvs Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:29 am

    I think a variation of "if you love them, then let them go" is the correct approach given human psychology. All the Russia fleeing
    elements need to live the life they choose. Stopping them only creates resentment and kicks the can down the road of dealing
    with the delusion a the heart of the divergence. Russia needs to keep itself intact and it can. But it cannot start baby sitting
    resentful populations who will forever believe that they were deprived of their due easy and rich life as part of the NATzO "family"
    (really hyena pack).

    Ukrainians are starting to slowly learn that their hubris and hate is costing them big time and their mythologized western ideals
    are full of shit. But this process will take decades until the crop of idiots who were born in the late USSR period and after 1991
    die off. Their children will not be so convinced of the righteousness of their parents since they will be eating the misery and
    hardship day in and day out. Their parents could afford to delude themselves because they had it easy both under the USSR
    and during the post USSR period when Russia pumped over $200 billion US into Ukraine and they still traded with Russia.

    Belorus is in the above way very much like Ukraine. It lacks the Nazis and the Uniates but it is in the transition zone of
    delusion that integration with the NATzO west will give it the good life. Human psychology is horrible. The USSR produced
    millions of aggressive welfare bums with a deep entitlement syndrome all because it guaranteed jobs and a rather decent
    standard of living even compared to the west. If humans do not earn their livelihood, they begin to think it is due them
    without effort and that it is never good enough. It is the tragedy of the commons. It would be nice if humans could
    appreciate what should be appreciated, but clearly humans are not, as a species, evolved to this level. That there are
    individuals that have a grip does not disprove that too many don't have a grip.

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    Post  Walther von Oldenburg Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 am

    Most young Belarussians would prefer life of a Gastarbeiter in the EU as that is still better than what they currently have.

    I wonder what happens if Russia withdraws the oil subsidies. EU has no money to finance yet another country especially now after UK has left.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:52 pm

    Quite correct, and equally Israel should not have been created either because as a country it never existed before, but those ships have sailed... 
    Israel existed before the Greeks & Romans annexed it. If Romania can absorb Moldova, like she plans to do, Russia can absorb Belarus. Likewise, Germany & Italy weren't unified for a long time; GDR was absorbed by the FRG. Poland was recreated after being devided among other powers.
    Risk of a Russian intervention rising in Belarus
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:57 pm

    Russia would only send in troops if a Ukraine style situation happens.

    Putin wants Luka to remain in power for now but if he can't then to get someone in office who will do what the Russians want.

    Long as there is no violence, you will not see Russian troops move in.

    But even if they want to, the question comes would the Belorusian army allow them? that is hard to say.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:46 pm

    There will be more violence, & even a civil war. Russian is the native language of most Belorussians, & Lukashenko won't order his army (that can oust him) to stand in the way. 
    Putin can say that they need protection & the 2 Russian mil. bases defences need to be strengthened. He can send troops w/o ID markings just like in Crimea, or dress them in local uniforms, thus freeing Belorussian Army & MVD to deal with internal unrest.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeOMCR3JeHE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zaPDVtFASM


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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:36 pm

    if it comes down to a violent coup and it snot clear if Luka still has any power, the army will not know how to react. To say they will stand down is just wishful thinking, they may or may not if such a situation happens.

    You are simplifying matters in ways that make no sense at all.

    ....Yeah you clearly don't know what your talking about, The Crimea situation is different those troops were already there, etc they where garrison forces at the naval base. Russia would not be sending troop over the border without insignias that would make no sense lol.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:54 am

    Have u been there? I rode on a train N-S & back across it 4 times in 1981 & 1984. There r plenty of woods & marshes to cross the border undetected. Mil./BG commanders may get a msg to stand down, masked as coming from their HQs, or they may be bribed like Iraqi generals were.
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:08 am

    Tsavo Lion wrote:Have u been there? I rode on a train N-S & back across it 4 times in 1981 & 1984. There r plenty of woods & marshes to cross the border undetected. Mil./BG commanders may get a msg to stand down, masked as coming from their HQs, or they may be bribed like Iraqi generals were.

    There is a difference between sneaking a super small amount of guys in vs thousands with armored vehicles....which is what Russia would need to deploy has to seize the boarders with other states and assume control of the main cities they would need thousands upon thousands of troops going in.

    Again would they stand down? like I said two times they may or may not if it came down to that.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:23 am

    Since the Belorussian Army will need help on the Polish & Lithuania borders anyway, they won't be trying to stop the Russian Army. In fact, Lukashenko already ordered some units to those borders:
    https://www.unian.info/world/belarusian-military-transport-aircraft-begin-to-regularly-fly-to-russia-and-back-11116841.html

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/18/lukashenko-says-belarus-has-deployed-military-on-its-western-borders.html

    https://www.ng.ru/news/687687.html?print=Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1fB1Y0oPuE

    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/3041848.html

    The Ukrainian connection: 
    https://nvo.ng.ru/realty/2020-08-20/8_1105_ukraine.html?print=Y

    The Chinese connection: 
    https://nvo.ng.ru/world/2020-08-20/6_7943_china.html?print=Y


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    Post  auslander Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:37 pm

    The Army has come out four square behind Luka. If he's offed, by treaty Mother will have her army on the west Byelorus Border in under 24 hours. Same-same if any 'group' tries to cross the west border in to Byelorus.

    I lot of you lads have got to end your wet dreams about Luka and VVP. Luka may not be a genius by any stretch of the imagination but methinks VVP has everything under control, especially after his little heart to heart with Muti the other day. There will be no revolution, there will be no 'orderly transfer of power' to a rabble 'led' by a political nobody cooling her heels in Tribaltica. No one gives a shit what The Land of Poles thinks, wants or says nor what Tribaltica says nor what La Belle France mumbles. They don't mean shit when it comes to the safety of the borders of Rossiya and they know it. For krissakes, not even Germany can field an armored division on this day and would be hard pressed to field a battalion, let alone being about to support it in the field for anything beyond a romp in the fields and glens for training.

    Even Uncle Sugar don't want a piece of Rossiya on her home borders, Five Points is still stunned at what Strelkov's returning 5,000 in '14 did to the orcs happily camped out on the steppes below Saur Mogila, less than five minutes and two full battalions completely destroyed with the survivors running for the Russian borders and begging for succor. And it wasn't 6 months later Uncle Sugar got handed another s//t sandwich, known as the Debaltsyevo Cauldron, by a bunch of miners, tractor drivers and farmers....who were trained by Mother.

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    Post  LMFS Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:01 pm

    Yes, it seems it is over or will be over soon. And interestingly it appears that Russia is fighting the Western propaganda troupe with their own weapons, and quite effectively. The difference with Ukraine is that in Belarus there is a government willing to be rescued and a pro-russian majority supporting it. I think the West rushed, they should have allowed Lukashenko to do the job of decoupling Belarus himself instead of throwing him into the arms of Russia...
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    Post  SeigSoloyvov Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:42 pm

    LMFS wrote:Yes, it seems it is over or will be over soon. And interestingly it appears that Russia is fighting the Western propaganda troupe with their own weapons, and quite effectively. The difference with Ukraine is that in Belarus there is a government willing to be rescued and a pro-russian majority supporting it. I think the West rushed, they should have allowed Lukashenko to do the job of decoupling Belarus himself instead of throwing him into the arms of Russia...

    It is far from over, you honestly can't think its going to be settled that quickly.

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