We are supposed to believe that Belarus grounding a plane to arrest a gay homo from social media is the worst thing that has ever happened in history – and that nothing has ever compared to this.
However, the West did the exact same thing in 2013, when they forced the private plane of the president of Boliva, Evo Morales, to land in Europe because Western intelligence thought Edward Snowden was on the plane.
— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) May 23, 2021
Of course the Washington Post leaps to the defense of the US Government by claiming that what the Obama Admin and EU members jointly did in forcing down Evo Morales' plane in order to get Snowden (who the US falsely believed was on it) was totally benign and ordinary. https://t.co/TaxayUzg2w
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 24, 2021
There is a Wikipedia page on that event. It is actually much more extreme than what Belarus did.
Some people are remembering this event. Russia’s queen of PR (best ever PR chief) Maria Zakharova has brought it up. People on social media also remember.
There is a precedent for seeking to imprison a journalist for life for doing their job (#Assange) and hijacking a plane to arrest a dissident (@Snowden/ @evoespueblo). The US set that example. The US doesn't just violate international norms, it creates new bad norms pic.twitter.com/tlr4Zxo1Hj
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 24, 2021
Obama administration did the same thing, but to a head of state, Evo Morales, in an attempt to kidnap Snowden. https://t.co/Swqup1Q7C7
— Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) May 24, 2021
"major diplomatic fiasco, with Bolivia, Venezuela & several other Latin American countries lashing out at the USA & accusing it of having strong-armed European countries into redirecting the official Bolivian presidential plane."#Belarus#Snowdenhttps://t.co/JC4ueHR7Nt
— Afshin Rattansi (@afshinrattansi) May 24, 2021
Looking forward to tortured media explainers reassuring us that Obama/EU forcing Morales' plane down to arrest Snowden (who it turned out wasn't onboard) was very civilized and NOT AT ALL like Lukashenko forcing down plane to arrest a wanted dissident.https://t.co/cjRMv40YaJ
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) May 23, 2021
The U.S. is shocked that Belarus would force a plane to land in order to arrest someone. And NATO calls for a criminal investigation! But NATO had a different position when NATO & U.S. was hunting down Edward Snowden. What hypocrites. https://t.co/V9860TzeI8
— Ajamu Baraka (@ajamubaraka) May 24, 2021
Even the French remember!
‘Paris has withdrawn its overflight clearance! We can’t enter French airspace.’ @evoespueblo writes about the time the Bolivian presidential plane was suspected of carrying Edward Snowden.
(From the archive.)https://t.co/MbBBW8q5Is
— Le Monde diplomatique in English (@LMdiplo) May 24, 2021
How did they even know either things happened, since they don’t speak English???
But it do. It do.
You might be saying “two wrongs don’t make a right” – but in fact, two wrongs making a right is literally the entire basis of the foreign policy of the Western powers. That’s what “tit for tat” means – it’s a different way of expressing the idea that “two wrongs make a right.”
What’s more: there is very good evidence that actually, Hamas did do a bomb threat against that Ryanair jet that was grounded, and it was just a coincidence that it happened to contain someone Belarus wanted to arrest!
A senior Belarusian transportation official is reading out what is purported to be a bomb threat from Hamas against Sunday's Ryanair flight to Vilnius… https://t.co/3H6LMjBQOX
— Nataliya Vasilyeva (@Nat_Vasilyeva) May 24, 2021
Or maybe it’s not a coincidence – maybe Hamas hated Roman Protasevich because he is so gay!
Moslems hate gays, right???
This faggot is as gay as they come!
Anyway – the EU is not every going to answer “what about Morales????”, and will instead do sanctions and whatever.
They’ve put out a list.
— Barend Leyts (@BarendLeyts) May 24, 2021
Gay list. Spelled “Roman” as “Raman.” Granted, it’s a translation from another alphabet, but in general, we’ve all agreed that “Раман” is spelled “Roman” in Latin letters.