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The coup in Yugoslavia - the forerunner of the Maidan and the "Arab Spring"


Exactly 15 years ago, 5-6 in October 2000, the US and NATO intelligence agencies tested a new technology of coups, which is now often called “color revolutions”. It happened in Belgrade, already already torn by barbaric bombing.

Of course, even before the West, and especially Washington, various methods of coup d'état were tested - both openly violent, like the Chilean, and "velvet revolutions" in Eastern European countries that looked like "popular uprisings". Thus, the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union gradually narrowed - until the first in stories The state of workers, in fact, the most powerful state in the world was not itself destroyed with the use of all those velvet technologies.

New conditions required new political technologies. The peculiarity of the “color revolutions” compared to the “velvet” ones, perhaps, is that the role of the West in them is too transparent. After the collapse of the USSR and until recently, there was no significant counterbalance to the United States and NATO. Russia was too weak, China preferred to sit back and deal with its own economy. Therefore, the West could not really hide.

If the goal of “velvet revolutions” was a change of the state system, then the “colored ones” have a slightly different goal, namely, to replace the disloyal or not sufficiently loyal leadership of a particular country with an absolutely obedient, puppet.

The “color revolutions” rely on several pillars at once — a “peaceful” protest, a betrayal within the overthrown power, a strong external pressure. For media cameras, the emphasis is on pseudo-protest, but in fact, external pressure is often the decisive factor. That is what happened in Yugoslavia.

Often, such events West podgadvaet under the elections. That is, the talk about “the absence of democracy” uses for its own purposes truly democratic tools that exist in the country of sacrifice (in the case of “velvet revolutions”, the dissident underground and traitors within the government are mainly used).

Presidential elections in Yugoslavia took place on September 24 2000. Recreate the situation of those days. The two leading candidates are incumbent President Slobodan Milosevic and “oppositionist” Vojislav Kostunica, who even tries to mow under the patriot. Just a year and a half ago, the country was subjected to brutal bombings that claimed thousands of lives and caused unimaginable damage to the economy. On the streets of Belgrade and other large cities - mass opposition actions disguised by foreign embassies disguised as festivals. When brutal thugs turn such actions into pogroms and overlapping of important objects - the police are forced to intervene. But each such intervention is served in the world media as “terrible atrocities of the Milosevic regime” —blown bruises on the bodies of demonstrators and blood on their clothes are shown in close-ups. Citizens deceived by such propaganda join the paid “oppositionists”. At the same time, real terror is being waged against members of the ruling Socialist Party of Serbia - during this time, at least 10 supporters of the incumbent head of state were killed.

The so-called youth movement “Otpor” spins up in the West, and a fist appears on the posters - the very one that will soon be visible in Georgia, in Ukraine, and in many other places.

But the most important thing is the frank blackmail of the people. Possessed demonstrators on the streets are a minority. And the majority lives an everyday life, stands in lines, communicates in the markets, in kitchens, etc. And in conversations, people are worried about one thing: if they “incorrectly” vote, then war will begin again. The alarms will sound again. Children will be torn to pieces again. Once again, we will have to endure all the horror that swept over the country in the black spring of 1999 of the year ...

It is from here, because of this fear, because of this blackmail, the sad results of the presidential election. 49% for Kostunica, 41 - for Milosevic. But even in these conditions, the West was unable to achieve a confident majority for its protege - Kostunica still failed to make up fifty percent. The second round of elections is coming.

But the United States and NATO have no confidence in the victory of their puppet. Therefore, given the installation to disrupt the second round. And then one of the main trump cards comes from the pocket - the very “Rebuke”. Launched a powerful propaganda about election fraud. Allegedly Kostunica won already in the first round, and he, according to the Western media and politicians, was stolen votes.

For two weeks, Belgrade and other major cities are shaking riots. The police are dispersing the pogromists, but those have already worked everything out. From all TV channels - the wildest tantrum about the "atrocities of the regime."

October 5 - apogee. The crowd captures the television center (the brutal beating while its director Dragolyub Milanovic remains behind the scenes), then - smashing the parliament, the building of the Central Election Commission. All bulletins are burned, so that no one can check whether there was a falsification or not. Belgrade has plunged into a drug dope - yes, in the literal sense of the word, because the demonstrators were encouraged with doses. And not only. The Norwegian Ambassador openly ran around the city and distributed money to “oppositionists”. A bulldozer became the symbol of this coup, on which the crowd rolled its own Motherland on the asphalt.

But I would like to stress once again that the main trump card of the West in this battle was not even “Otpor” and not the demonstrators and pogromists of other stripes. The main argument was external pressure - direct threats of new aggression.

Fear of getting new bombs on the head was the decisive factor in the fact that a NATO protege, V. Kostunica, got more votes than the patriot and defender of his country, S. Milosevic.

Understanding that in the event of a new aggression the country would be completely destroyed, led Milosevic himself to the fact that he did not introduce a state of emergency and did not suppress the unrest by force. In addition, the traitors were in the army and the police - there was also carried out the relevant work.

October 6 came a terrible outcome. The Constitutional Court decided on the victory of Kostunica. It must be added here that the elections were held not only in Serbia, but also in the second Republic of Yugoslavia - Montenegro, where M. Djukanovic was already in power - a true ally of the West. He strongly hindered the holding of these elections. And also - in Kosovo and Metohija - the region, actually occupied by NATO "peacemakers", where the residents fully felt the "charm of democracy". Here Slobodan Milosevic scored more than 90% of votes. And these voices were annulled by the Constitutional Court. By this method - throwing these people into the dustbin - Kostunica still pulled the cherished 50%.

Unfortunately, the Russian authorities did not defend an ally then. The then-acting Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, hurried to Belgrade. There he held a meeting with Milosevic (although propaganda claimed that he had allegedly escaped from the capital), as well as with Kostunica. As reported later, he told the legitimate President of Yugoslavia that in the event of a new NATO aggression from Russia there would be no help ...

Thus, Slobodan Milosevic had to leave the post of head of state in order to avoid a direct war between a weakened country and the NATO bloc.

To the credit of the true President, it is necessary to say that he did not leave his country. That he again led the Socialist Party of Serbia, which then became the main opposition force. That is why the arrest and extradition for reprisal and the Hague Calvary soon followed ...

And the technology tested in Yugoslavia has more than once faithfully served the West. According to it (with some peculiarities, of course) both Maidan in Ukraine, a coup in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova were organized, as well as events that received the name of the “Arab Spring” and resulted in a lot of blood ...

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 October 2015 06: 37 New
    Unfortunately, the Russian authorities did not defend the ally then.

    Yes, I must admit, at that time Russia was not allies. But time passed, and instead of a weak, weak-willed, powerless state structure, they became a state that could stand up for itself. And as recent events show, and for others.
    1. Homo
      Homo 7 October 2015 07: 31 New
      Quote: aszzz888
      Yes, I must admit, at that time Russia was not allies.

      Was there power in Russia at that time and was Russia independent?
    2. Conductor
      Conductor 7 October 2015 08: 53 New
      A few days later, the "election" in Belarus. The candidate is the one and only. Wang squeals on the site, if it starts moving on the ploshchki Belarusians))
      Meanwhile, Lukashenko suddenly stated that
      I have not heard of any Russian base, and I'm not going to deploy it

      Well, the article typical for this site is all shit, and we d'artagnans
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 7 October 2015 09: 31 New
        Yes, the "patriot and defender" Milosevic, quite consciously surrendered Serbian Krajina in Croatia, and the Serbian Republic in Bosnia also ate resisted. Yes, and blame, he actually had nowhere to go. Nicholas II is somewhat reminiscent of - just a weak ruler, and even, who turned out to be at the helm in such a difficult time. By the way, I haven’t heard anything bad about Kostunica, except for this story with the “revolution”, who can tell?
        1. elenagromova
          8 October 2015 00: 57 New
          It is enough that Kostunica is a NATO protege. But the Serbian Republic in Bosnia would not exist at all, and there the Serbs would simply be killed if Milosevic did not save them.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 10: 43 New
            How did he save them? Fairy tales do not tell. Bosnian Serbs saved themselves.
            1. elenagromova
              8 October 2015 13: 37 New
              If the Dayton Accords had not been signed, the Serbs would not have gained autonomy, and the USA would have bombed everything to hell, this must be understood. There was absolutely nothing to defend. Wise diplomacy was needed. Thanks to her, the Serbs survived.
              1. SokolfromRussia
                SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 14: 49 New
                Justify the "wisdom" policy can? Do not fear the bombing, which were in 1995, and then happened in 1999, namely, "wisdom"?

                There was no wisdom there. Karadzic refused to cede the lands still controlled by the Serbs. the Americans offered to do it for Milosevic. He agreed, for some reason believing that he could act on behalf of all the Serbs, and calmly surrendered both the suburbs of Sarajevo, and part of Herzegovina, and Zap. Bosnia and more. Such is the "Sage" ...

                What would you not know. A fact on the face, as they say. Milosevic’s cowardice cost the Serbs the loss of territory and thousands of lives, and he himself lost his post.
                1. elenagromova
                  8 October 2015 22: 47 New
                  And in fact it was. In Dayton, there were three people from the Republika Srpska and three from the official Belgrade at the talks. Everyone, including representatives of the Republika Srpska, signed the peace ...
                  I foresee another negative, well, to hell with him.
                  But the fact remains.
                  And the agreements themselves gave the RS maximum that at that time it was possible to defend what could be achieved. And, fortunately, then the representatives of the RS understood this, and therefore put their signatures under the agreement.
                  That situation cannot be compared with the situation in the Donbas, if only because Russia has something to resist possible aggression, and Yugoslavia was defenseless.
              2. SokolfromRussia
                SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 14: 54 New
                “wise” diplomacy, which turned out to be banal cowardice, cost Milosevic posts, and the Serbs of territories in Krajina, BiH and Kosovo, as well as thousands of lives. Very wise ...
                1. elenagromova
                  8 October 2015 22: 42 New
                  Blaming the "cowardice" of a man who has actually been fighting 10 alone for years with NATO, well, that ... I don't even know what to call it.
                  But the main thing is not even this, but shifting "from a sore head to a healthy one". That is, the NATO members, it seems, are no longer to blame for the redistribution of the country and the killing of thousands of people ... Well, well ... Milosevic is to blame for everything? And Putin is to blame for everything. In everything, absolutely in everything, Yanukovych is guilty, and the Maidan racers and their sponsors are white and fluffy.
                  1. SokolfromRussia
                    SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 23: 07 New
                    It is pointless to communicate with you. Bad NATO members, good Milosevic. Only in present-day Serbia and 5% his admirers cannot be reached, and the Krajina Serbs and their faces can fill the tales of the “savior Milosevic”.
                    Stay in pink glasses.
                    1. elenagromova
                      8 October 2015 23: 33 New
                      The funeral was a 500 000 man ...
  2. SokolfromRussia
    SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 08: 04 New
    The message seems to be correct, and if one reads carefully, then there are conscious errors in the details.

    1. Western countries have indeed spent rather large sums to finance the Yugoslav opposition. But no one paid the ordinary protesters. Pay, perhaps, the activists of "Otpor". Here they are, yes, sat entirely on financing.

    2. Milosevic was not supported by either the army or the police. Which is very significant, considering that he appointed his people to the most important "power" posts in previous years.

    3. Milosevic’s patriotism is very controversial. He consistently merged the Krajina Serbs, then the Bosnian Serbs. On the contrary, he fought very hard for Kosovo, but for many Serbs it was he who became the main cause of the loss of Serbian lands in modern Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Serbs have lived since the arrival of the Slavs in the Balkans.

    4. The statement about the "dose" - propaganda. The mass rallies were provided not by the drugs, but by the very policies of Milosevic, who vigorously suppressed all opposition, including the nationalist one. 100 000 protesters in Belgrade alone are a very big number for a country with a population of slightly more than 8 million people.

    I will not speak now about the complete collapse of the economy, as the notorious “International Community” has made a huge contribution here, which introduced very bad sanctions against Yugoslavia into 1992. But even after their cancellation, Milosevic did not do much to rebuild his country. That’s why people went outside, that living in such conditions is a dead end.
    1. atos_kin
      atos_kin 7 October 2015 08: 20 New
      Justify the NATO bombing as an incentive for people to go out, "the falcon is clear."
      1. SokolfromRussia
        SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 08: 26 New
        I justified them somewhere? There is something to say on the topic or do you need to be noted in each article? If you do not know what it is all about, then shut up or something.
        1. atos_kin
          atos_kin 7 October 2015 08: 48 New
          The exposure of "conscious errors in detail" (errors cannot be conscious), dear, your "arguments" is not confirmed by any actual example. And judging by the "depth" of the conclusions, you were not an eyewitness of the events, so as not to be silent.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 08: 58 New
            I just witnessed the events. And you ?

            I cited four points on which I do not agree with the article. Can you refute them? With the facts? I have confirmed that only Otpor activists received money. And you ? Can you prove that you paid all 100 000 protesters?

            Milosevic consistently surrendered 1995 to Serbian Krajina in August, although he was tied to her by a mutual assistance agreement. Meanwhile, when the Croat 4 of August launched Operation Storm, which ended with the destruction of Krajina, he went on vacation ... Similarly to the Republika Srpska (Bosnian Serbs). First, in 1994, because of the sanctions, Milosevic blocked the border through which Bosnian Serbs received assistance, and in December 1995 agreed to sign for the Bosnian Serbs (without their consent) everything that was demanded of him. As a result, he dragged them into Bosnia, albeit with some autonomy.

            Milosevic consistently from 1991, crushed the entire opposition - Seselj and Draskovic (nationalists), Kostunica and Djindjic (liberals), etc.

            Have something to argue? I think no.

            You see how the photos are selected. Smiling Milosevic and Kostunica with a stupid facial expression. Banal propaganda.

            The author could really make out the technology of the “Bulldozer Revolution”, but instead she chose to whitewash Milosevic, the “President”.
            1. Stirbjorn
              Stirbjorn 7 October 2015 09: 37 New
              You are all right. People just have a short memory. Won Gadaffi is also admired, although this swindler refused to pay the USSR debts, and generally threw everyone regularly, for which, unlike Assad, he paid in the long run. Milosevic has the same story.
              1. SokolfromRussia
                SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 09: 44 New
                In my opinion, Milosevic is a much more controversial person than trying to show. He had both real services to the country, such as the protection of Serbs in Kosovo, which he started with the second half of 1980 and support for Serbs in Krajina and Bosnia, and overt failures like the surrender of the same Serbs in Krajina and BiH. Plus, Milosevic almost from the beginning of 90's in general “scored” on the whole opposition and other political forces in the country, than split society.

                It is still often kicked by the economic situation, but this is hardly fair, given the pressure under which the sanctions were on Yugoslavia. sanctions against the Russian Federation on their background-it is, fun.

                And in this article the picture is simple - good Milosevic, bad Kostunica. If all this was true, the Serbs would not overthrow him for any money.
                1. Stirbjorn
                  Stirbjorn 7 October 2015 11: 12 New
                  I would also add a completely murky story with the murder of Arkan, shortly before the removal of Milosevic. The organizers were never found, but from my point of view, in the framework of the struggle against the nationalists and the surrender of their positions, Milosevic might well have been involved. In addition, Arkan was going to run for office.
                2. g1v2
                  g1v2 7 October 2015 11: 43 New
                  Milosevic is a Serbian Gorbachev who ruined a powerful country and ruined everything that is possible. He left his wherever he could. The fall of the Serbian land and the split of Yugoslavia in general is his merit. Therefore, it is strange to me when they try to romanticize this m-ka. In my opinion, Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Milosevic deserved to be buried like dogs in a garbage dump. Well, this is purely my opinion.
                  1. SokolfromRussia
                    SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 12: 20 New
                    Not quite a correct comparison. Gorbachev was the leader of the whole USSR, and Milosevic - only Serbia within the framework of Yugoslavia. He became president of small Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) only in 1997 year. When Yugoslavia (still the “big” one of the 6 republics) collapsed, it did not have a single leader, it was replaced by the collective Presidency. In 1991, the future President of Croatia, Stipe Mesic, was the head of this Presidium, who later declared to the Croatian Parliament with a thunder of applause: "I have completed my task - Yugoslavia no longer exists."
    2. elenagromova
      8 October 2015 01: 01 New
      Basically, the pogroms and did "Otpor". Yes, and others fed.
      2. The people appointed by Milosevic were mysteriously killed by the NATO security services, to recall at least the assassination of the defense minister shortly before the coup.
      3. There was absolutely no way for the Krajins Serbs to help. And he helped the Bosnian Serbs to survive, and the Republika Srpska exists.
      4. Even the “democratic” correspondents of Radio Liberty, who were quite well on their side, said in those days that the streets smelt like “marijuana and revolution”.
      5. Sanctions were lifted only after the coup, and even then not immediately.
      1. SokolfromRussia
        SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 10: 41 New
        1. Can you prove it? Or heard from someone?
        2. Again, just a guess.
        3. Yeah of course. Milosevic assured the Americans that in the event of a Croatian attack, Yugoslavia would not interfere. If he had not done even this, the situation would have developed differently. Plus Yugoslavia and Serbian Krajina were bound by a mutual assistance agreement. When the Croats decided to attack Eastern Slavonia, which Milosevic needed to exchange, Yugoslav weapons were immediately there. Draw your own conclusions. He did not help the Bosnian Serbs. At first he pressed on them, demanding to accept the Vance-Owen plan, then closed the border at 1994. In 1995, on their behalf, signed the unfavorable Dayton terms.
        4. Link to the report, newspaper number, etc. ?
        5. The first sanctions were lifted in 1994, when Milosevic closed the border for the Bosnian Serbs.
        1. elenagromova
          8 October 2015 13: 32 New
          Only the Dayton Accords saved the Bosnian Serbs from genocide.
          And look for the radio air of 15 years ago.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 14: 51 New
            the slaughter of Serbs in BiH was from the very beginning of the war. Can you tell me how the surrender of the Serbs by Milosevic saved them?
          2. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 14: 55 New
            What genocide? Which went from 1992 to 1995 and to which Slobo closed his eyes, sitting in cozy Belgrade, and then also imposed a blockade on the Bosnian Serbs? Yes, the savior is simple.

            "Search for yourself"? So you signed the propaganda.
            1. elenagromova
              8 October 2015 22: 37 New
              “cozy Belgrade” was under blockade and a “warm war” was being waged against it.
              And we must be able to predict a little. What would happen to the Republika Srpska if the Dayton Peace Treaty was not signed? And I will say that it would be. Serbs would have to flee from Bosnia. Of course, those who were lucky enough to survive ... Because neither the Republika Srpska nor the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia had the strength to defend the RS.
        2. elenagromova
          8 October 2015 14: 33 New
          And most importantly, the whole dispute does not make sense, because, regardless of all this, the coup in Yugoslavia was criminal. The same as the bombing of Yugoslavia.
          1. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 8 October 2015 14: 52 New
            The coup in Yugoslavia was an objective factor in the mood of the people, who skillfully used the Western countries. If Slobo was as good as you try to imagine, no one would overthrow him and the army would not betray him.
            1. elenagromova
              8 October 2015 22: 38 New
              So you can justify any, even the most pro-fascist, "Maidan" ...
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 7 October 2015 09: 03 New
    The coup in Yugoslavia - the forerunner of the Maidan and the "Arab Spring"... Just Yugoslavia, the Western world did not need it, and destroyed it ..
    1. SokolfromRussia
      SokolfromRussia 7 October 2015 09: 07 New
      Here you can also add that with the breakup of Yugoslavia in the Balkans, the Serbs remained a regional force. They could combine their state. education in one and would become a large by local standards, the power, while Croatia, for example, would remain an impotent stub. As a result, the Americans began bombing the Serbs in 1994, continued in 1995, and bombed Yugoslavia itself in 1999. As a result, there are now several small countries in the place of the former Yugoslavia, quarreling with each other, none of which can make even minimal competition between the USA and NATO in the region.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 October 2015 10: 30 New
    When everything went well in Yugoslavia, why not check on other countries. The mistake of the United States is that they are trying to conduct something that they once used to good use several times in different countries. The result is on the face.
  5. Bootlegger
    Bootlegger 7 October 2015 17: 44 New
    funny reactions guys read. I live half the life in the south (I dumped another 93 Bandrevites) I know the Serbs and saw the whole circus with my own eyes, this article is on 2-. if anyone is really interested in reality write. and please leave the ideas of Pan-Slavism and the greatness of the Serbs to cheers-patriots. Russia paid this mistake in the 1st world collapse of the empire. But the Serbs bought it banal. real Serbs remained in Bosnia and in the north of Kosovo and I control the rest of Anglo-Saxony from the coming of the Karajordevich dynasty to power and the total destruction of the original Serbian dynasty OBRENOVICH. and the little one. which he should always. as a sucker and throwing it is not a sin is a reality. real Serbs are fleeing from here. God and I will give.
    1. samarin1969
      samarin1969 8 October 2015 23: 14 New
      You have correctly stated everything ... and yet, the Serb brothers have fought hard since the spring of 1940 with the Nazis ... besides the Serbs, the other peoples of Europe were represented in the Resistance only by themselves ... Now there are few real Serb patriots ... But in There are few Russian Russians left ... Alas, the gene pool is not random.

      SFRY sorry ... For me, it was a harmonious state ... "There was a country!" - said the Great Kusturica.
  6. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 7 October 2015 19: 47 New
    I remember this time. How angry, how seething with rage against the Americans who organized the coup.
    Then every day I listened to Belgrade radio. By the way, in those days it was the only free radio in Europe. A very strong impression was made by the exchange of the tone of the radio itself after the coup.
    Slobodan Milosevic is the greatest Serb that I know. And not only the Serb.
    1. samarin1969
      samarin1969 8 October 2015 23: 19 New
      "Slobodan Milosevic is the greatest Serb that I know. And not only the Serb."
      Tito is not a Serb, but he was respected in the world and the country was united.