Updated at 19:48,25-10-2020

Pro-Kremlin propagandists scare Belarusians with nuclear weapons in Poland

ALEKSEY KARPEKA, Euroradio

Pro-Kremlin propagandists scare Belarusians with nuclear weapons in Poland
Propaganda outlets have "revealed" what lies behind Poland's humanitarian aid for Belarus / BELTA
A new round of "Polish threat" for Belarus is there. Poland has nuclear weapons. "Violent democratization." Polish humanitarian aid as an information trick. Pro-Kremlin propagandists, who have dug up in Belarus, scare the Belarusians with the West again.

Violent democratization


Russia has traditionally been considered the main target of NATO. Even now, the alleged transfer of several thousand American soldiers to Poland is perceived almost as a direct act of aggression. However, an author of Rubaltic, Alyaksandr Nasovich, believes that Belarus is a much more probable target for "democratic intervention" of NATO than Russia. He writes:

"Now a new anti-Belarusian campaign is rising in the West. Poland and the Baltic States have joined it as well. A completely different picture emerges if we consider Belarus and not Russia as an object of NATO's activity. After all, the military infrastructure of the Alliance is being deployed and expanded not only at the Russian but also at the Belarusian borders."

According to Nasovich, Lukashenka is again becoming "Europe's last dictator" after several years of "Western agents of Belarusian neutrality" flirting with him. He predicts that Western rhetoric will return to "democratic intervention" and "violent democratization" within a few months. These terms are used to denote the actions of NATO and, in particular, the USA in the Middle East.

"In this context, NATO's new tanks on the Belarusian border are very appropriate," sums up Nasovich. The main idea he leads the reader to is that no one will touch Belarus if it is in a military alliance with Russia. Otherwise, it will have a completely different fate. After all, on the western border, the superior forces of the enemy are snapping teeth.

"This scenario is accompanied by the expansion of NATO's military infrastructure near the Belarusian borders, parallel to which the skillful diplomatic work to dismantle the military alliance between Belarus and Russia is carried out in Minsk. When the goal is achieved, "democratic" tanks and bombers in Poland and the Baltics will not be superfluous," Nasovich writes in the end.

Nasovich exhibits his own and Russia's imperial desires for a possible capture and retention of Belarus under control.
And you know what? This rhetoric of Nasovich rhymes well with the position of the Belarusian state media. In October 2019, when NATO soldiers and tanks arrived in a Lithuanian town near the Belarusian border for exercises, they had a real fit. Alyaksandr Lukashenka urgently instructed Secretary of State Security Council Stanislau Zas and then-Defense Minister Andrei Raukou to develop a plan to respond to the deployment of NATO troops near the Belarusian border in Lithuania. By the weekend, pro-governmental newspapers, websites and TV channels produced a story after story about the exercises and what to expect from them in Belarus.

Informational operation with humanitarian cargo


The permanent author of the project SONAR2050, Yevgeny Volodchenko writes that the U.S. and Polish military are preparing a scenario for the capture of Belarus in order to attack Russia. The signs are everywhere. For example, the U.S. ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, hints on Twitter at the deployment of nuclear weapons from Germany to Poland - closer to Russia.

And in order to "distract the attention of Russia and Belarus from American-Polish intrigues," Poland ... has sent humanitarian aid to Minsk to fight against COVID19!

In early June, Poland sent to Belarus trailers with medical masks, lung ventilators, medicines, antiseptics, protective coats, and PCR tests. This week, it has been reported that Lithuania is sending a humanitarian cargo to Belarus. What are the Lithuanians distracting us from? We're waiting for Evgeny Volodchenko's guesses!

Poland with nuclear rattle


The narrative about Poland and nuclear weapons has also appeared on the ZviestkiNews website. The anonymous author wrote that for several years Poland had been trying to convince the USA to build a new military base on the Polish-Belarusian border: "In the "National Security Strategy" recently approved by Poland, Russia is designated as the main threat."

The allies have already abandoned the idea of "Fort Trump." It has remained in the history of Belarus only due to the dismissal of Ivan Shyla from Belsat TV over the ironic comment about the picture depicting Polish President Andrzej Duda and U.S. President Donal Trump. But one has to scare the naive Belarusians with something, right?

An anonymous author comes down with criticism of the Polish military and Warsaw's anti-Belarusian rhetoric. "Every year, the Polish foreign policy strategy becomes more radical and intolerant," he or she writes.

The potential redeployment of nuclear weapons from Germany to Poland is another alarming news. True, "there is no question of a direct transfer, but that does not mean that it will not be updated tomorrow." The anonymous author suggests that the Poles should weigh everything in advance and think about the "response" that may come from Belarus and Russia.

The phantom "Polish threat" appears in the pro-Kremlin media more and more often. Anti-NATO rhetoric is seen there always interjected with the narrative that only Russia can defend Belarus.