Pretty good analysis by commenters on ZH. They've clearly given it some thought.
WHO IS BEHIND THE DESTABILIZATION OF BELARUS?
Brits, Poles, and Americans are openly engaged in fomenting chaos in Belarus.
The elections in Belarus and subsequent protests have strongly attracted the international community - and the situation is dire.
The US’ reaction is hardly surprising given the experience of the 2014 Ukrainian coup. They are already employing the traditional schemes, calling for a redo of the election and threatening to impose sanctions. The funding for the protests comes primarily from funds affiliated with the intelligence services of NATO countries, as experts note.
However, in addition to the United States, many other states have joined in interfering in Belarus’ internal affairs: a number of allied American states have declared that they don't recognize the elections, pouring more fuel into the fire. Many European politicians like French president Emmanuel Macron "expressed concern" about the situation in Belarus, whereas previously they had next to no interest in the country.
Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania have already stated that they have prepared a plan to resolve the situation in Belarus and are ready to act as "mediators".
So-called "human rights" organizations have launched an advertising campaign on social networks: for example, Amnesty International, headquartered in London, is advertising on Russian Facebook political protest:
The most popular source of information is the openly extremist resource NEXTA, which is overseen by Poles from abroad (including Stepan Svetlov and Roman Protasiewicz - the latter a former employee of Euroradio). They have helped organize the protests, calling for openly anti-state measures in the spirit of Ukrainian "Maidan":
This is also part of the day to day work of various NGOs and external organizations such as CANVAS (Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies) in post-Soviet space (and not only), specializing in organizing protests and coups.
The editorial office of Geopolitica.ru asks readers to be more attentive to the sources of information and not to give in to propaganda from abroad which has nothing to do with the Belarusians themselves. The goal of these campaigns spearheaded by the US and European countries is to destabilize Belarus and cause a split in society, the long-term goal is to organize a quarrel between Minsk and Moscow and try to implement a "Ukrainian scenario" in Belarus.
There are problems in Belarus, but neither the Poles from NEXTA, nor Amnesty International and similar agents, experts in organizing "color revolutions", have any right to intervene in the internal affairs of other governments.
Who the fuċk appointed us the world’s Supreme Election Commissioner?
The election in Belarus was monitored by 248 OSCE-accredited international observers and about 50,000 domestic OSCE-certified observers.
During the last US Elections, there were only 13 (THIRTEEN!) international observers in Washington, D.C., plus 36 observers who “monitored” our electoral process throughout the country.
Keep in mind that just like women who always go to the bathroom in pairs, observers go to polling places in pairs, too. So, if the observers visited 18 out of 116,990 polling places, does it really mean that our elections were properly monitored? ;-)
Putin's genious operation in Belarus
Trump recently called Putin a brilliant chess player on the geopolitical board. We are currently talking about Belarus. Let's remember the chronology of important events in Belarus:
1) Lukashenko is trying to slow down the development of the Union's relations with Russia and is trying to sit on two chairs
2) In the usual way, he tries to clean up the political area before the elections. At the same time, Moscow sees an upcoming revolution after the elections and activities of Western intelligence services.
3) Belarus is facing the biggest protests in the country's history and Lukashenko's subordinates are increasingly moving into opposition.
4) The government is beginning to lose control of the main means of management. Even journalists who have served the government for many years have left it.
5) The US and the EU impose sanctions on Belarus and government officials.
In just three days, the opposition managed to arouse people to the point that a total of about 10% of the population protested, dozens of major industries stopped production, knocked out of the "chairs" already warmed by Lukashenko, and imposed sanctions on Western "partners". non-recognition of election results. The opposition also put pressure on the banking sector and called on people to withdraw money from deposits and exchange it for dollars, causing the Belarusian ruble to fall and borrowing costs to rise by a whopping 11%. The authorities do not know what to do and are trying to put out the fire and stop the flow of provocations. Lukashenko is confused and does not know what to say, his subordinates see his weakness and support the opposition. Russia, meanwhile, says there are signs of external interference, but they say it is a matter for Belarus to do so, and there is no change.
A few days later, Lukashenko calls Putin and tells him that he was surprised at how well Russia understands the situation. It is not known what they talked about, but an hour and a half later the first two planes took off in the direction of Minsk, later the planes - FSB. Protests are beginning to be actively suppressed. The Internet is being launched, authorities are releasing detainees, journalists are appearing on television, and thousands of people are gathering to support Lukashenko.
The aim is to expel the opposition from the information space and discredit their leaders. The government allows them to discredit themselves by trying to publish a program of changes that are identical to Ukrainian reforms: a ban on the Russian language; decommunization; Orientation towards the EU; Privatization. Then it begins to be analyzed in the media, and the opposition begins to apologize and quickly removes the program from its website and says that all this is a lie, and they did not say.
Putin waited for Lukashenko to lose Western support. And Lukashenko feels very confident again, but Russian politicians have firmly seized him, because now is the best time to make agreements. Along with the Belarusian flags, Russian flags are now being displayed, and positive news about Russia is once again spreading on television, not the other way around (this is important for preparing people for rapprochement with Russia)