by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Something is wrong in the Russian government and in the governments of former Soviet Republics.
The president of Ukraine stood aside and disarmed his police and Putin went off to the Olympics, while Washington-financed “Maidan protests” overthrew the Ukrainian government. Now it seems to be happening again in Belarus.
One would think that after Ukraine, Belarus and Russia would clamp down on their traitorous internal oppositions financed and led by Washington. But no. They continue to permit a Washington-funded operation to overthrow themselves.
The Russian and Belarus governments permit oppositions that are financed by Washington and serve as agents for Washington to challenge their every election, action and decision. This is the behavior of governments that have no sense of self-preservation.