Creator Michael Sheinkman
"Ah, give me, give me liberty! I own the shame will be able to redeem. Alexander Lukashenko spoke As in the United States love it. First, As an opposition politician. After all, in their own homeland, As a rule, only notorious dissidents living with Something the President is looking for support from the outside. But, secondly, And the most lively head that still wants this support for him." If you may suggest options that will move our country To the sovereignty, greater independence, we will be very grateful to you And we will immediately take them on Board", is pleased with the confidence shown, the group stayed with him the American congressmen.
He, of course, could Not know that on arms from North America often take only weapons. Well, or gingerbread, If together with Victoria Nuland. But regarding options for the sovereignty of Belarus, You probably must be aware of that at the White house he Not so much And all - synonyms: coup, color revolution, change of government, voluntary resignation. Hardly Lukashenko something from this approach. After two months, the fifth time He will win the presidential election.
However, it seems the USA with this fully reconciled. June 10 Obama, however, is automatically extended for another year of punishment relative to official Minsk, calling it " an extraordinary And unusual danger to the public interest And the foreign policy of the United States ". But since their congressmen here, besides for the first time in most years, this means, Not all so is terrible. And came Not with empty hands. Yesterday, the state Department has been removed from the Belarusian black list of 24 names. And this, incidentally, rectors of higher educational institutions that were expelled students for participating in protests. And the judges that handed down the political verdicts. That is, according to the American classification, officials, less deserving of leniency. The more that students are Not restored And the penalty is Not cancelled.
Washington, As a rule, such things just so sparingly. And if he decided to show mercy, Not waiting for the elections, this means, in reality wished to encourage Lukashenko in advance. Hardly only for the negotiation venue for Ukraine. Minsk for the last period of time shows in the geopolitics of good behavior, And for this the United States has already forgave many internal features. In the end, Belarus is Not hopeless Not worse than Cuba And Iran. Another thing is that Ukraine does Not hold. But, As he said to the congressmen, " we are good disciples." And, apparently, are Not deceived. To complain about the lack of independence he already pretty good at it.
Continues the theme of the Deputy Director of the Centre for Ukrainian studies And Belorussii MSU Bogdan Bezpalko.
- has the ability to be, Alexander Lukashenko about greater independence to the Americans abstractly stated? What support is He waiting for?
Not for the first time Lukashenka is trying to flirt with Washington And each time after the presidential election that ends with the extension " blacklist ". As will be presently?
It is unknown what was expecting us congressmen to see in Minsk, Lukashenko did everything in order to remember them best. It showed the United States that the most important opposition in the state has the opportunity to be a leader. If his state of the Union.