State-Sponsored Terror or Conservative Politics? You Choose!

Toys for Dictators

Don’t give Lord Damp Nut ideas:

VILNIUS, Lithuania — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.

Raman Pratasevich, who faces charges that could bring 15 years in prison, was aboard the Ryanair flight from Athens, Greece, to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius when it changed course to head for Minsk.

In other words, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a plane to be hijacked so he could get his hands on a political enemy. It is not an exaggeration to say that twice-impeached LOSER ex-Prznint Stupid would have done this in a heartbeat if he had thought of it.

Also note that the prominent opponent Raman Pratasevich was a blogger. Let that sink in, folks. It’s all fun and games until your flight is diverted off course by a MiG-29 fighter jet.

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8 Responses to State-Sponsored Terror or Conservative Politics? You Choose!

  1. This should result in the complete cessation of any and all commercial flights to, from, or THROUGH Belarusian airspace.

    This is piracy, plain and simple.

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  2. Stony Pillow says:

    I seem to remember we forced down a flight with the President of Bolivia in it because we thought Snowden might be on the plane.

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    • Not exactly, but it was our doing. His pilots requested emergency landing and France, Spain, Portugal and Italy all denied him access to their airspace.

      He landed in Vienna where it was determined that Snowden was not on board.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo_Morales_grounding_incident

      (of note our ‘Friend’ Julian Assange has claimed he started the rumor that Snowden was on board Morales’s aircraft, just for the lulz “to distract secret services”. Kinda undercuts his claims of being just a ‘journalist exposing secrets’. )

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    Thanks, Bruce.

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  4. MDavis says:

    Now the stakes are up to possible death sentence due to an accusation he’s a terrorist.
    Looks like that’s noted in the third paragraph at your link. Also here –
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-belarus-plane-forced-landing-20210524-ga6qoelutvfbhlbhophqzaxzau-story.html

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  5. Buttermilk Sky says:

    It’s a running joke on Brit panel shows that Ryanair flights can be rough and don’t necessarily land where you planned to go. This will provide material for years.

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  6. whocares says:

    Nah Cheetos wouldn’t have done this since that would be admitting that a similar stunt done by Obama (he and his cabinet sure hated whistleblowers with a passion) was worth something.

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