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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Serzh Sargsyan served as Armenia’s president for 10 years – from April 9, 2008 to April 9, 2018.

Earlier serving twice as prime minister, he was elected to the position this month, winning an overwhelming popular mandate.

Six days after taking office, he resigned, remaining head of Armenia’s Republican Party, its MPs holding majority National Assembly control.

Sargsyan survived 2011, 2013 and 2015 attempts to oust him from office illegitimately – likely failed US orchestrated color revolutions.

They bore striking similarity to US involvement in staging the late 2013/early 2014 EuroMaidan uprising in Ukraine – replacing democratic governance with Nazi-infested putschist rule.

Sargsyan’s forced April 23 resignation was similar to democratically elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster on February 22, 2014 – a triumph for Washington in both cases, a defeat for Russia, losing allies in both countries.

Analyst Andrew Korybko explained what he called a successful “Armenian Color Revolution,” saying:

“(H)yper-nationalist politician and small-time oligarch Nikol Pashinyan was able to pressure former President and now former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign from his position despite the latter’s insistence just yesterday morning that ‘the political force, which garnered 7-8% in the election, has no right to talk on behalf of the people’ and ‘blackmail the state.’ “

Likely Washington-headquartered dark forces orchestrated anti-Sargsyan protests. Instead of confronting provocateurs to save his office and perhaps Armenian democracy, he acted like Yanukovych in Ukraine.

He resigned “instead of carry(ing) out the legal duty that was entrusted to him by his countrymen in restoring order to the streets,” Korybko explained.

Successful US-orchestrated color revolutions never have positive aftermaths. Wherever illegitimate regimes replaced sitting governments, fascist despotism triumphed over democratic rule.

On Monday, “democracy didn’t win in Armenia…dictatorship did – and the future of the country hasn’t looked bleaker in recent memory, though just like in the immediate aftermath of ‘EuroMaidan,’ the majority of people there haven’t realized it yet and some of them never will,” Korybko explained.

Neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post editors praised the likely handiwork of their Langley masters, saying Sargsyan’s forced resignation delivered a blow to Vladimir Putin.

They lied claiming “(t)he popular revolt (sic) is a blow to the authoritarian political model promoted by Mr. Putin.”

They lied calling street protests “spontaneous.” What’s ahead after Sargsyan’s forced resignation may take time to unfold.

If similar to events in other countries affected by US color revolutions, what follows for Armenians won’t be positive.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.