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2003 Belarus playbook from a CIA regime-change NGO "It is much easier to shut off one valve than ten or a hundred"
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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1. Global propaganda campaign for the Otpor regime-changers
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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2. Imperialist coordination, ideally through preexisting institutions. US leadership is required to hold a more "aggressive" line.
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3. Public support for the color revolution, including meeting with activists from the highest-ranking members of the imperialist bloc
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5. Unified NATO approach to more effectively put pressure on Russia. Use Russian TV stations for psyops directed at the Belarusian viewership.
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6. High-ranking visitors should visit sites like the memorial for victims of Stalin. "Build a rapport" with the population. Reiterates the value of meeting with the Otpor groups.
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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7. The embassies of NATO member states need to take a proactive, on the ground role in aiding and coordinating the color revolution.
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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8. The CIA "democracy-promotion" sector must take part. The author himself was a co-founder/board member of NED and vice-chair of Freedom House. "There is no substitute for finding a way in, difficult though it may be."
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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9. Extensive training programs for opposition cadres and activists through front NGOs (like the author's CECHE) and civil society groups. More 👏Gene👏Sharp👏
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paulkleinfancam Aug 11
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Palmer concludes: "Helping bring Belarus back from the brink would send a signal to the citizens and governments of other post- Soviet tyrannies: the democracies do not recognize democracy-free zones, and we are beginning to act."
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paulkleinfancam Aug 16
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Even in 2003, the spooks had dismantling Belarus's state TV listed as a top priority
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