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Historical Facts: Orange, Rose, and Green uprisings failed to live up to their promise

Posted by seumasach on February 13, 2010

Paul Robinson

Ottawa Citizen

12th February, 2010

While many will no doubt see it as a source of consternation, the election of Viktor Yanukovych as president of Ukraine is really a cause for celebration. The defeat of the leaders of the Orange Revolution, Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko, is actually good news.

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The Orange Revolution, Peeled

Posted by seumasach on February 10, 2010

Justin Raimundo

8th February, 2010

Viktor Yushchenko, a former central banker and alleged liberal democrat, into power, is like remembering a fever-dream in the morning: the memory of the details are blurred, and all that really remains is the sense that something strenuous, and ultimately unreal, has been passed through. The disputed election of 2004 – eventually decided in Yushchenko’s favor on account of mass street protests – ended with the defeat of Viktor Yanukovich, the candidate of the Russian-speaking eastern section of the country – the man whose comeback in Sunday’s election represented a stunning repudiation of the Orange Revolution and the regime that was born in its wake. How that “revolution” came to be, and what it really represented, is about to undergo a major revision, one in striking contrast to the instant narrative provided by the Western media six years ago.
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Defeat of Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution”: Yanukovich — Man for all Seasons

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2010

Ukraine’s new president — unless there is another Orange Revolution — has fashioned a comeback worthy of Nixon.

Eric Wallberg

Global Research

20th January, 2010

Ukraine’s presidential elections Sunday were remarkable in more ways than one. The winner of the first round and favourite to lead Ukraine at a crucial moment in its history is the one politician observers long ago dismissed as a has-been. Viktor Yanukovich is mocked by his opponents as an illiterate bumpkin, a puppet of Ukrainian business magnates, a former criminal and communist, a conspirer against the brave democrats of the legendary Orange Revolution of 2004. Have I left anything out? Does he kick dogs or beat his mother?

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Orange sunset as Ukraine poll heralds turn to Russia

Posted by seumasach on January 10, 2010


10th January, 2010

Five years ago, Ukraine‘s Orange Revolution was hailed as a new start for a country that had begun to look west towards the European Union and Nato. But as voters prepare to go to the polls next Sunday in the first presidential election since they cast out the country’s Soviet-era leadership, Europe’s most famous colour-coded reform movement seems to have run out of steam.

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The Technique of a Coup d’État

Posted by seumasach on January 6, 2010

John Laughland


5th January, 2010

The technique of a coup d’état, more recently also referred to as “coloured revolution”, finds its origins in an abundant bibliography dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. It was successfully applied by the U.S. neo-conservatives to set the stage for “regime change” in a number of former Soviet republics. However, the technique backfired when it was tried in a different cultural environment (Venezuela, Lebanon, Iran). John Laughland, who reported on some of these operations for the Guardian, sheds new light on this phenomenon.

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Behind the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by seumasach on October 20, 2009

Thierry Meyssan

19th October, 2009

While the Nobel Peace Prize award has led to a chorus of praise from the Atlantic alliance leaders, it has also raised skepticism around the world. Rather than discuss the reasons that might after the fact justify this surprising choice, Thierry Meyssan exposes the corruption of the Nobel Committee and the ties between its chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, and Obama’s associates.

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An Inconvenient Truth About Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on October 20, 2009

Mat Rodina

16th October, 2009

The West, which itself in ever more hypocritical fashions, loves to lecture nations about not meddling in other nations’ politics, while itself acting like a brazen bully and mafiosa, buying politicians and political parties, setting up puppets and rigging elections, has found a rather inconvenient truth in Ukraine.

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Color Revolutions: Bulgaria vs Ukraine: Don’t blink

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2009

Eric Wallberg

Global Research

21st July, 2009

Obama’s geopolitical demarche in Russia’s backyard is moving ahead nicely…  First there was the election in Bulgaria 5 July which brought a new party to power — Boyko Borisov’s Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria. Borisov, or Batman, as he is affectionately called, was a Communist-era policeman who subsequently established a prosperous private security business and has been the mayor of Sofia since 2005. He campaigned on the usual — to fight corruption and secure a better economic future. The Batman bragged in an interview with Der Spiegel of receiving “letters of accolade” from the CIA and FBI, presumably for his battle with the dark forces. One of the first things he did as PM, however, was to suspend the existing energy contracts with Moscow, both the South Stream and a nuclear power plant project.

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Khamenei rides a storm in a tea cup

Posted by seumasach on June 17, 2009


Asia Times

18th June, 2009

Western capitals must make a difficult choice: how long to pin hopes on the eruption of a “color” revolution in Tehran? The burden falls almost entirely on Europe, since Washington has different priorities.

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British and Soros Stooges in the Georgia Regime

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2008

Aug. 11, 2008 (EIRNS)—The following press release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee.

Ongoing research has thus far identified the following British and Soros stooges in the current government of Georgia:
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