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September 24, 2020

I know what a color revolution is and don't want to see one in Belarus

By David William Pear

“I've survived a color revolution in Armenia and don't want such events to happen in my native country,” Irina Pogosyan, chairwoman of the Belarusian community of Armenia, told BelTA. She said: “Certainly, all our thoughts are now in Belarus. I am a citizen of Belarus. I voted for Aleksandr Lukashenko during this presidential election. Since a so-called velvet revolution happened in Armenia, I would not like one to hap ...

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“I've survived a color revolution in Armenia and don't want such events to happen in my native country,” Irina Pogosyan, chairwoman of the Belarusian community of Armenia, told BelTA.

She said: “Certainly, all our thoughts are now in Belarus. I am a citizen of Belarus. I voted for Aleksandr Lukashenko during this presidential election. Since a so-called velvet revolution happened in Armenia, I would not like one to happen in my native country. I deeply regret that reports that people go out to protest on their own, that the protests are not organized from abroad are trusted.



Authors Bio:

David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an Associate Editor of The Greanville Post. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, and many other publications.

He is active in social issues relating to peace, race relations and religious freedom, homelessness and equal justice. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete for Peace, CodePink, and International Solidarity Movement.

In 2019 David spent 2 months in Russia on one of his frequent people-to-people peace missions. In 2017 David spent 3 weeks in South Korea researching the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian lead non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement, and returned again in 2018. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Maryland and attended classes at George Washington University for a certification as a financial planner (CFP). He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania program as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).

David is a Special Forces combat veteran of the illegal U.S. war of aggression against the people of Vietnam. In 1999 he returned to Vietnam for 3 weeks on a mission of reconciliation and peace.

In 2009 David retired from Morgan Stanley after 35 years as a Senior Vice President, CIMA and CFP.

David resides in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. His hobbies include boating, RV'ing and motorcycle touring. He is also a licensed skydiver (USPA-inactive), with over 300 free-fall parachute jumps.

[His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.]


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