US Orchestrated Pro-Navalny Protests in Russia?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman
Alexey Navalny is a fifth column CIA asset, convicted felon, political nobody in Russia.
He’s currently detained for breaching terms of his probation.
Saturday protests by so-called supporters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other Russia cities had familiar earmarks of made-in-the-USA mischief against a nation on its target list for regime change.
Support for Navalny in Russia is scant. It doesn’t matter when US dark forces intend rent-a-mob troublemaking as it’s done countless times before.
What happened on Saturday, likely to be repeated, was similar to US orchestrated protests in response to Belarusian President Lukashenko’s overwhelming reelection last August.
He handily defeated US designated puppet-in-waiting/newly invented media darling/political nobody Svetlana Tsikanouskaya and other opponents.
For weeks, protests continued in Minsk and other cities, at times violent — US dirty hands all over them.
In 2019 and early 2020, much the same thing happened for months in Hong Kong — part of US war on China by other means.
A similar scenario unfolded in various Russian cities Saturday, its intelligence service likely to find US fingerprints all over what happened. Much already is known about its involvement.
It’s how the scourge of US imperialism operates worldwide, including orchestrated violence against targeted nations like Russia.
According to RIA Novosti, over three dozen police were injured by orchestrated rioting on Saturday, none seriously.
Numerous arrests were made in Moscow, St. Petersburg and elsewhere, including in Russia’s far east.
Navalny ally Leonid Volkov said more protests will be held next weekend.
In response to the US embassy in Moscow falsely accusing Russian authorities of a “concerted campaign to suppress free speech (and) peaceful assembly,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry debunked the Big Lie, adding:
“Hypocrisy is a tool of US ‘diplomacy’ that has become especially dangerous” recently.
“Take care of your own problems and stop interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.”
US involvement in Saturday protests is more evidence its “provocative doctrinal directives to stimulate protests in countries with governments (it) dislikes.”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova slammed the US embassy in Moscow for aiding and encouraging protesters by posting “protest routes,” marking locations of where to gather.
“One can only imagine what would have happened if the Russian Embassy in Washington published a map of protest routes indicating the end point, for example, in the Capitol,” Zakharova stressed, adding:
“Giving directions to those on the ground would have led to global hysteria among American politicians, Russophobic slogans, threats of sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats” if what happened Saturday was in US cities, encouraged by Moscow.
Russia slammed information circulated on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media that called for minors to participate in Saturday protests.
All of the above indicates advance US knowledge of what happened yesterday — most likely because it was orchestrated by US dark forces.
Ahead of Saturday protests, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media restricted access to calls for what happened in various cities.
Actions taken didn’t prevent information about gathering locations to reach rent-a-mobs.
Perhaps other steps will be taken to counter further violent protests that are all about Russia bashing.
In response to what happened on Saturday, the pro-imperial/militantly hostile to Russia NYT expressed support for protests without explaining US involvement in aiding them.
A Biden regime State Department statement “condemn(ed)” Russian police for US enlisted rent-a-mob violence against them.
Ignoring unacceptable efforts to aid and abet violent Saturday protests by the US embassy in Moscow, the State Department claimed “the Russian government sought to suppress the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression (sic) by harassing protest organizers, threatening social media platforms, and preemptively arresting potential participants.”
The US has a long disturbing history human and civil rights abuses, including war on dissent and other fundamental rights.
All of the above continues along with its war on humanity at home and abroad that’s likely to worsen ahead under Biden/Harris.
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