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The Russian Coup

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posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 08:32 AM
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It is the belief of Donald Mc Alvany, who publishes the Mc Alvany Intelligence Advisor, that the coup was a hoax. He reported that all eight coup leaders were Gorbachev appointees, and coup leader, Gennady Yanayev, referred to himself as the acting President saying that Gorbachev would return to power after he recovered from his illness. In all past coups and revolutions, the KGB would have killed Gorbachev and other reform leaders; but they were not even arrested. Only a minimal number of troops participated in the coup, the internal or international lines of communication were not cut, the press was not controlled, and the airports were not closed. A very strange coup indeed. Boris Yeltsin, the President of the Russian Republic, denounced the coup and called for a show of force which produced 50.000 demonstrators at the Russian parliament. The picture of him on top of a Soviet tank in open defiance of the Communist hardliners was an indelible image in the hearts of the Soviet people and the world. This Russian John Wayne had joined the Communist Party in 1961 at the age of 30, and by december 1985 had been appointed head of the 1.2 million member Moscow City Party Committee, the largest Communist organization in the Soviet Union. However, he had resigned from the Communist Party in July 1990 and was now known as a non-Communist reformer. By August 21, 1991, the coup had failed and Gorbachev was restored as President. Of the eight coup leaders, one was said to have committed suicide and may have been murdered; the other seven were tried and imprisoned. In the past, such men would have just been shot. They were later released from prison. Shortly after the coup, the President of Georgia accused Gorbachev of masterminding the coup. Eduard Shevardnadze, Gorbachev's former foreign minister, even said that he may have been behind it. Private polls indicated that 62% of the Soviet people believed the coup to be staged. So what did the coup accomplish? In light of the sagging economy, the coup was to give Gorbachev the appearance of grabbing control back from the old-guard Communists, which would boost his popularity with the Soviet people and make the West think that there was a potential for widespread democratic reforms in Russia. On August 24th, Gorbachev resigned as the leader of the Communist Party, and recommended that its central committee be discontinued. On August 29th, The Soviet parliament voted to suspend all activities of the Communist Party. Political insiders believe that the Communist Party has not discontinued, but has undergone a massive restructuring to streamline it, which will be reborn with a new image and a new name, but with the same old goals. The Communist Party in Italy became known as the Democratic Party; in Poland, it became known as the Social Democratic Party; and in Romania, it was called the New Salvation Front. On September 2nd, Gorbachev announced that his country was on the brink of catastrophe and that all authority was to be transferred to himself, the Presidents of the ten independent republics, and an appointed legislative council, which would be the basis for a new Soviet Union. However, Gorbachev would not be the one to lead it. The coup was not able to rally the support that he needed, and December 25th, he resigned, and said I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. We are now living in a New World! The next day, the Soviet Union officially broke up, ending the domination of the Communist Party. Yeltsin became President of a Russian Federation known as the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics. His first actions were to eliminate state subsidies on most goods and services, which caused prices to rise, and initiated a program to privatize thousands of large and medium sized state owned businesses.



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posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 10:23 AM
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Yuri Maltsev, former senior advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev spilled the beans: "Russia has become the criminal capital of the world. In Russia today, the organized Mafia and the government are one and the same thing. They're two hands of the same ruling elite." This state of affairs began with the fouding of the Soviet state. "The Soviet state security apparatus was essentially staffed by criminals collected from Russian prisons . . . In short, you had a criminal state using criminals to enforce what it called the law."



posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 01:40 PM
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AS FOR THE "POLITICAL PARTIES" WHICH HAVE ARISEN IN RUSSIA SINCE THE "FALL OF COMMUNISM", THEY ARE ALL FRONT GROUPS SET UP AND CONTROLLED BY THE CPSU, AS CONFIRMED IN POLITICAL AFFAIRS, THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES. (OCT-NOV '94 ISSUE).



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 12:31 AM
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This is how Lenin described the strategy behind the New Economic Policy: The Capitalists of the world and their governments, in pursuit of conquest of the Russian market, will close their eyes to the indicated higher reality and thus will turn into deaf, mute, blind men. They will extend credits, which will strengthen for us the Communist Party in their countries, and giving us the materials and technology we lack, they will restore our military industry, indispensable for our future victorious attacks on our suppliers. In other words, they will labor for the preparation for their own suicide!



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 08:13 AM
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Very interesting, though i do not believe that the West was hoping for widespread democratic reforms. Id say they were hoping for widespread free market capitalist reforms, which they got.

I think its interesting to note that critics of socialism in the west say that its doomed to fail based on inherant problems of the system itself, when there has never been a social revolution that has had teh freedom to develope privately without Western intervention, embargos, and sanctions.

Maybe of the West would lay off and stop sponsoring counterevolutionaries, reactionaries, and counterinsurgencies against socialist states we could see what the system really could offer.

A side note on the former Soviet Union: critics often talk about the atrocities commited by the soviets, which there were many, but dont say anything about what communism or socialism actually did for that country.



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 08:35 AM
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IN CASE THE FINAL PHASE, THE UNITED STATES FALLING WITHOUT WAR, DID NOT COME TO PASS, THEY NEEDED AN ALTERNATIVE PLAN. IT WAS FORMULATED IN THE 1930S BY DIMITRY MANUILSKI, PROFESSOR AT THE LENIN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL WARFARE IN MOSCOW. HIS DECLARATION WAS: "TODAY, OF COURSE, WE ARE NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO ATTACK. OUR TIME WILL COME IN THIRTY TO FORTY YEARS. TO WIN, WE SHALL NEED THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE. THE UNITED STATES WILL HAVE TO BE PUT TO SLEEP. SO WE SHALL BEGIN BY LAUNCHING THE MOST SPECTACULAR PEACE MOVEMENT ON RECORD. THERE SHALL BE ELECTRIFYING OVERTURES AND UNHEARD OF CONCESSIONS. THE CAPITALISTS, STUPID AND DECADENT, WILL REJOICE TO COOPERATE TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION. THEY WILL LEAP AT ANOTHER CHANCE TO BE FRIENDS. AS SOON AS THEIR GUARD IS DOWN, WE SHALL SMASH THEM WITH OUR CLENCHED FIST."



posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 01:00 PM
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Putin the "reformer" admits he personally never left the Communist Party. A keen-eyed observer of the CNN TV report on the December, 1999 Russian parliamentary elections spotted Putin presenting his I.D. to the clerk so he could vote. The I.D. clearly showed the letters CCCP on the inside of the booklet -- his official Soviet Union Communist Party ID. The authoritative British journal, "Soviet Analyst" commented that CNN ignored this "curiosity."



posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 07:07 AM
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In a November 1987 Politburo meeting, Mikhail Gorbachev made the following statement: "Gentlemen, Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep. We want to accomplish three things: 1) the Americans to withdraw conventional forces from Europe; 2) the Americans to withdraw nuclear forces from Europe; and 3) the Americans to stop proceeding with the SDI."




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