Paris: 9 April 2009. "NATO, EU, where are you, when we need you?" That was a message sent on the Moldova Revolution twitter channel #pman , a few moments ago.
The Moldova election result protests started as a peaceful activity on Monday 6th of April, following Parliamentary elections on Sunday. Rumors that votes for the ruling communist party PCRM were cast in the name of 100.000 deceased persons circulated.
In the morning of Tuesday 7th April the situation abruptly changed.
Violent anti-communist election protesters broke through thin riot police, sacked the presidency, and set fire to Parliament. Police regained control of the Parliament and the Presidential Office early Wednesday (8 April 2009).
Authorities cleared streets littered with smashed computers, and broken chairs from the Parliament building. Every window on the first six floors of the 11-story Parliament building was smashed.
But the demonstrations continued on Wednesday. At least 3,000 protesters gathered outside the government headquarters in Chisinau and dozens more outside Parliament.
It seems another NATO sponcored orange revolution is in motion.
International observers said, and there were 280 of them, Moldova's election was fair, but Chisinau Mayor Dorin Chirtoaca, deputy leader of the opposition Liberal Party, claimed many people voted more than once.
According to the opposition, public TV stations with national coverage “Moldova 1” and “Radio Moldova" were instruments of manipulation and propaganda in favour of the ruling PCRM.
Similar infringements were claimed against the private TV stations NIT, N4, EU TV and Antena C, which were limiting equal time for opposition electoral contestants.
The protests highlighted a generation gap in Moldova. Many young people are pro-west, anti-communist, but older generations support the communists.
Moldova State television chose to broadcast a soap opera, and another station showed images of dance routines.
Mobile phones were blacked out and text messages became impossible. The facebook page for the ani-communists was blocked throughout the small country.
"We sent messages on Twitter, but didn't expect 15,000 people to join in. At most we expected 1,000," said Oleg Brega, who heads the pro-democracy group Hyde Park.
He added that the attack on Parliament and the adjacent Presidential Office was NOT planned.
There are suspicions that there were provocateurs amongst the young people protesting, the agents were throwing the first stones, turning peaceful action into violence. This is documented on video (see below).
On Wednesday, Voronin accused neighboring Romania of backing protesters, raising tensions between the two countries, which are linked through language and history but which have followed diverging paths since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Romania joined the European Union in 2007, while Moldova's Communist government has strong ties with Russia.
About two-thirds of Moldovans are ethnic Romanians who speak the same language. The others are ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. Significantly when protesters stormed the presidential buildings on Tuesday they were shouting: "We are Romanian, we are Europeans."
Baroness Nicholson member of the Election Observation Mission to Moldova from the European Parliament, made the following statement:
Moldova is one of our neighbours, on the European Union's eastern border, and the key to its future lies in the EU taking responsibility.
For our own security as well as for the good of the Moldovan people we should be helping them to get decent livelihoods.
Our objective is democracy and the rule of law as a proven path to prosperity and security, but we in the EU should also be helping companies to invest in the region. We should sign Moldova into a very strong association agreement with the EU and move slowly towards integrating the country into the union.
The only alternative is for them to sink back on the dependency of Russia and that would be a deeply unhappy prospect.
The British Baroness is well advised, for the good of the British people, to take care of the poor people at home, rather than pontificating about (NATO) Euro-Atlantic values and principles regarding democracy, prosperity, and security abroad. For the good of the Maldovan people.
She should have spoken the truth:
The BBC is an organ of the ruling pro NATO Zionist New Labour party. Britain is a Police State. British subjects are manipulated by fear, and State Sponcored Terror. The 7/7 London underground bombing attacks, which killed fifty two people, was an inside job. NATO expansion into Moldova aims at further strangling Russia. The EU and NATO are engaged in illegal wars. They are in short supply of soldiers for the front. That is why EU/NATO needs Moldova.
Baroness: Tell the Moldovan youth that there is neither democrasy, prosperity, nor security for British citizens. Remind them of the latest police killings of Mr. Ian Tomlinson.
Meanwhile the article on NATO in Moldavia (NATO Information and Documentation Centre), at Wikipedia, is up for deletion.
There is no telling why.
Moldova video sack plus spectacular still image (scroll down if needed): http://article19-videoblog.tumblr.com/
Moldova provocatuers caught on video tape : http://pmfu.blogspot.com/2009/04/provocatori-din-multime-filmati.html
International press complaint about access to Moldova (needs translation): http://www.unimedia.md/?mod=news&id=10266
Seatle Times (same spin): http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2009009103_moldova09.html?syndication=rss
Facebook Support Moldova Group banned in Moldova (10,000 members): http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=68808520881
Coalitia 2009 (pro zio-west press release): http://ow.ly/2kWH
Twitterfall #pman (wait some seconds for the live stream): http://twitterfall.com/?trend=%23pman&trend=moldova!%23494234&trend=%20%23chisinau!%23494234
NATO in Moldova: http://www.nato.md/content/view/21/34/lang,en/
Up for wiki deletion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_and_Documenation_Center_on_NATO_in_Republic_of_Moldova