Moldova: Are agents provocatuers involved?

By informatron

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):
Moldova provocatuers caught on video tape :
International press complaint about access to Moldova (needs translation):
Seatle Times (same spin):
Facebook Support Moldova Group banned in Moldova (10,000 members):
Coalitia 2009 (pro zio-west press release):
Twitterfall #pman (wait some seconds for the live stream):!%23494234&trend=%20%23chisinau!%23494234
NATO in Moldova:,en/
Up for wiki deletion:


Anonymous said...

A clear statement of facts above, but the question remains: Where was Russia when Moldova needed her? Freeworld leadership of this order makes one wonder if the west will ever go down in our own lifetime.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you back informatron with a new contribution. Have you noticed the Moldova uproar and the Georgia tumult seem to be occurring in parallel? Russia's reply to third-rate west tricks?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but what's happening in Moldova is not a revolution. It's a destabilisation effort which might even work, but it's wholly west-powered. Down with the crooks.

poiuytr said...

great article by Informatron!

anyone's figured the Romania connection in Moldova?

as far as Moldova becoming a war proxy for west against Russia, no concern at the moment. from orange revolution in georgia, in which west vassal yushchenko took power, it took 3+ yrs for the assault.

if they get some west stooge in, they've still got the problem of arming Moldova and creating 911 pretext and so on. this is years out and the west doesn't have years on its clock.

there might be other reasons, something more immediate, something with Romania???

Anonymous said...


For the record:

I forgot to include the reference to baroness Emma Nicholson: "These are the voices of despair, deprived of the right to vote"
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Also it escaped me that Moldova is on the shores of the Black Sea: A strategic location for the encirclement of Russia by NATO. This point was taken up by other bloggers:

Conspiracy in Moldova

Moldova ... the unwanted democracy

If you have the time, you can be amused to see the poorly equiped Moldova Riot Police (compared to the killing ZioWest Police which we are familiar)

Slide show of spactacular pictures:

Video of the push towards the sack of Presidency:

Best regards

Anonymous said...

To complement Informatron's piece above. Another ha-ha attempt to knock Russia on the head.
Who is behind Moldova's Twitter Revolution? by José Miguel Alonso Trabanco

Global Research, April 11, 2009

"A lot of what we National Endowment for Democracy do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA." -Allen Weinstein
It seems that those who anticipated the end of color revolutions have been proven wrong. So far, color revolutions have succeeded in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. On the other hand, they have failed in Belarus, Uzbekistan and Myanmar. Their common denominator is a wave of protests and sometimes riots whose purpose is to overthrow a local government, often held during electoral times or shortly afterwards. It has not gone unnoticed that the so called color revolutions have been backed (and engineered?) by enthusiastic western supporters including NGO's, diplomats, businessmen, governmental institutions and heads of state. In those countries where such political mobilizations have prevailed, pro-Western leaders have been enthroned as a result thereof. If one pays close attention to a map, it is impossible not to wonder if it is simply a coincidence that color revolutions have erupted in countries close to Russian and Chinese borders. It has to be pointed out that no color revolution has ever occurred in any country whose government is staunchly pro-Western.
Today, it is indeed quite likely that events taking place in Moldova are none other than the evident signs of the latest color revolution. Only a few days ago, elections were held there and the official announcement of preliminary results of the electoral process showed that the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (affiliated to the Party of the European Left) had received nearly 50% of the votes. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) certified that Moldovan parliamentary elections were free and fair. Nevertheless, protests attended by tens of thousands started shortly afterwards. However, these demonstrations can hardly be described as peaceful since media reports confirm that organized violence has targeted government facilities, including the parliament building as well as a presidential office. The script bears some similarities with Ukraine's Orange Revolution, which started with large protests demanding new elections once opposition politicians were discontent with electoral results.
It is telling that protestors have been photographed waving the flags of both Romania and the European Union. They have also requested the ouster of Moldova's current government, denouncing it as a "totalitarian regime" and demanded parliamentary elections to be re-scheduled. So far, Moldovan law enforcement has been overwhelmed and is unable to control these riots even though it has resorted to tear gas and water cannons. Moldovan senior government officials have stated that they regard these episodes of civil unrest as unlawful and that they will act accordingly. Furthermore, the Romanian ambassador in Moldova has been declared persona non grata and visa requirements for Romanian nationals have been established. Also, pro-Moldovan protesters rallies have taken place in many cities throughout Romania. Although no color has been chosen to name this color revolution, these events have already been termed as the Twitter Revolution because on-site reports indicate that protest organizers have made extensive use of social-networking tools in order to fuel discontent.
To determine whether or not any event is geopolitically significant, the timing is an element which always needs to be taken into account. The post Soviet space is one of the most active arenas of great power strategic competition and there are some meaningful recent precedents such as:
The fact that Ukraine and Georgia have not been accepted as NATO members in spite of intense diplomatic pressure by prominent NATO members. Unlike other post Soviet states, Moldova's government had declared that Chişinău would remain neutral and that it would thus refuse to side with great powers, which more or less resembles the position taken by fellow former Soviet Republic Turkmenistan whose foreign policy must meet criteria of strict neutrality.
The Russo-Georgian war in which Moscow inflicted a military defeat on strongly pro-Western Georgia.
The announcement by the Kyrgyz government that the Manas air base will be closed.
The European Union launched its Eastern Partnership project, designed by Poland and Sweden to reach out to Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Armenia. This was seen in Moscow as an attempt to co-opt these countries and marginalize them away from Russian influence.
Ukraine's decision to hold anticipated elections. It might be added that pro-Western Viktor Yuschchenko's candidacy does not look particularly promising.
The above demonstrates that the geopolitical rivalry between Russia and NATO has been intensifying. In fact, Russian senior politicians are already claiming that civil unrest in Moldova is been orchestrated by western intelligence survives. They have also emphasized that the ultimate goal is to accomplish regime change in Chişinău so NATO member Romania can swallow Moldova. It is no secret that hardline nationalists in Bucharest would like to achieve Anschluss with Moldova. Yet Western governments have refrained from voicing a strong support for the anti-government crowd in Moldova. However, it is necessary to explore what Western interests could consist of in this tiny post Soviet republic.

Why Moldova?
Moldova was one of the poorest and less developed republics of the Soviet Union, as well as the most densely populated. It is a landlocked country contiguous to Romania and Ukraine. Soviet planners had decided that Moldova would specialize in food production. Nevertheless, Moldova was not entirely homogeneous. The country's industrial infrastructure was built in Transnistria, a region mostly populated by people of Slavic ethnicity (i.e. Russians and Ukrainians). This region was responsible for a large of percentage of Moldova's GDP (40%) and it also contributed with almost the entire power generation of the Moldovan SSR. Toward the end of the Cold War, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu had stated that the Kremlin had annexed Bessarabia (aka Moldova), which implied that he considered it as a part of Romania.
The disintegration of the Soviet Union changed little. The overall Moldovan economy is not specially outstanding since it exports wine, fruits and other beverages and food products. Moldova is a net importer of coal, oil and gas since if has no natural deposits of any of these resources. According to the CIA World Factbook, Moldova ranks 138th in a list of countries arranged by GDP.
Transnistria declared its independence from Moldova following the Soviet collapse because it was fearful of an increasingly nationalistic Moldova and the reemergence of pro-Romanian sentiment. This triggered a war between Chişinău and Transnistrian separatists. Russian forces were then deployed in order to end hostilities. The conflict has been frozen ever since. Nevertheless, the presence of Russian military personnel (which numbers nearly 3000) has allowed Transnistria to keep its de facto independence from Molvoda even though it still formally belongs to the latter. Indeed, Transnistria has its own authorities, military, law enforcement, currency, public services, flag, national anthem, constitution and coat of arms. Nearly half of Transnistrian exports are shipped to Russia.
Russia has supported Transnistria because it is inhabited by a considerable proportion of ethnic Russians loyal to Moscow; this must not be born in mind because people is Russia's scarcest resource. Furthermore, Transnistria is located in the easternmost region on Moldova and, more importantly, it borders Ukraine. Last but not least, Transnistria's small economy is based on heavy industry, textile production and power generation, which represents an additional atractive. As a result of Russian involvement, Chişinău has been careful not to be antagonistic toward Moscow.
Moldova's current president, Vladimir Voronin (the name can be misleading but he is, in fact, an ethnic Romanian), was elected in 2001 as the candidate of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova. Regardless of his party's name, his administration can be described a pragmatic; for instance, he decided to continue privatization plans first put forward by his predecessor. Back in 2002, he angered nationalists by designating the Russian language as a second official language. Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to brand him as pro-Russian because his foreign policy has been seeking to balance Russian and Western interests without having to take sides. For example, his administration has expressed a desire to establish closer ties with the EU (which even runs a permanent mission in Chişinău) and cooperation with NATO and Russia, excluding membership in the Atlantic alliance or in the Russian-led CSTO. Furthermore, Voronin's government has stressed Moldova's need to preserve its independece instead of being absorbed by Romania. In short, he is neither pro-Russian (like Alexander Lukashenko) nor pro-Western (like Mikheil Saakashvili). Rather, his political position is closer to those of Ukraine's Kuchma, Georgia's Shevardnadze or even Turkmenistan's Niyazov and Berdymukhamedov.
Nonetheless, it is not far-fetched to assume that NATO in general and the US in particular are interested in regime change in Moldova. The main goal would be to overthrow the current Moldovan government and have it replaced by rulers more antagonistic toward Moscow. If such attempt succeeds, a new government in Moldova could be harangued into expelling Russian troops from Transnistria in an effort to rollback Russian military presence away from Eastern Europe, an effort meant to diminish Russian influence in the post Soviet space and to undermine Russia's prestige there and elsewhere. Moreover, it could be a Western reminder to Moscow that the slightest Russian distraction will be taken advantage of by NATO. A hypothetical pro-Western Moldova could even be later incorporated into NATO member Romania, moving the alliance borders eastward bypassing ordinary acceptance protocols for new members
It remains to be seen if the Kremlin was caught by surprise and it is unclear how it will ultimately react to an eventual regime change in Chişinău, particularly if any new government attempts to take over Transnistria by force, much like Georgia did last year concerning South Ossetia. What is clear, however, is that Moscow does not want to be trapped into a conflict which could drain financial, military, diplomatic and political resources. Yet, Russian decision makers do not like what they are witnessing in Moldova; it is a script that had seen at play before. Therefore, it is reasonable to assert that Russia will resort to its intelligence assets it operates overseas in order to counter anti-Russian moves in Moldova before any deployment of troops is seriously considered. It is still too early to accurately foresee what defining developments will take place in Moldova and how they will unfold. If the current Moldovan government survives, the Twitter Revolution there could backfire. If that is indeed the case, Moldova's rulers could end up openly embracing Moscow as a result of real or alleged Western covert support for anti-government forces.
Russian accusations regarding the involvement of Western intelligence agencies has not been proved because all clandestine operations operate on the principle of plausible denial. Nonetheless, there are circumstantial facts which seem to demonstrate foreign intervention. For instance, some Western semi official institutions and NGO's openly acknowledged their activities in Moldova. For example:
The USAID website concerning the agency's activities in Moldova mentions that some of them include "Moldova Citizen Participation Program", "Strengthening Democratic Political Activism in Moldova" and "Internet Access and Training Program". The latter is noteworthy because online social networks have been employed in order to increase anti-government activism. USAID's website specifies that "its program provides local communities with free access to the internet and to extensive training in all aspects of information technology". It goes on to explain that "Target groups include local government officials, journalists, students, local NGO representatives, professors and healthcare providers..."
Those examples are particularly revealing if one takes into consideration that those organizations were prominent participants in previous color revolutions. That is, both the players and the Modus Operandi remains largely unchanged. A notorious protagonist and organizer of the Twitter Revolution is journalist Natalia Morar who used to work as press secretary for "The Other Russia", a strange coalition of anti-Putin political groups which encompasses hardline nationalists, communists and pro-Western activists.
In short, bearing in mind all of the above, it looks like a new episode of geopolitical confrontation between Russia and the West is unfolding in Moldova. This battle is not over yet and whatever its outcome turns out to be, its strategic implications will be deep because they will send strong shockwaves throughout Eastern Europe and the post Soviet space. The stakes are certainly being raised in this new round of the Great Game. A few years ago, notorious neocon pundit Charles Krauthammer observed that "This Ukraine's Orange Revolution is about Russia first, democracy second". The same phrase applies to Moldova's Twitter Revolution.

Anonymous said...

Super stuff there Informatron. I specially liked the way you told off the baroness. See, they had their mantra: Freedom, Democracy, Accountability. And now we're just down to one: Contempt. Their contempt for us, the sheeple who'll believe anything they're told. Our contept for them, the rotten bastards, because as leaders of the world they've committed every crime in the book with no qualms at all, no qualms. The showdown between us is inevitable.

Anonymous said...

X here. The sheeple versus the mad dogs as it appears. And who comes out the winner anyone's guess?

Anonymous said...

Yes I liked that bit too where he told the baroness lady what was what with the blogger's utter authority which springs, I suspect, from the fact that he or she is selfless in action and not in it for money. Or fame or whatever other pernicious thing the world offers as bribes.

Anonymous said...

Hey people you don't think Russia's going to let Moldova go? The more mistakes made the quicker Russia opens its eyes and hits back.
Also people note that to dat 60 US drone hits killed 687 civilians in Pakistan.
On the 12th anniversary of the zio invasion of Iraq let us bow our heads in a moment of remembrance.

Anonymous said...

With blogger's utter authority, the Baroness has been given notice with a link back here (hope poiutre and wolf do'nt mind), perhaps her Baroness-ship will honour us by some healthy discussion.

Anonymous said...

O, lovely, hope she takes you up on the offer, though usually Baronesses have little time to spare for the likes of us. But no harm in trying.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link for "Who is behind Moldova's Twitter Revolution? by José Miguel Alonso Trabanco":

Anonymous said...

Ater having read Informatron and Trabanco, not remains to be said on the Moldova histronics. Now bring on the Baroness. For her we have prepared a few well-chosen words she'll never forget.

Anonymous said...

Easter Monday latest on Moldova:
Renewed anti-government demonstrations in Moldova (Roundup)
Europe News
Apr 12, 2009, 14:08 GMT
Chisinau/Kiev - Opponents of Moldova's Communist government renewed mass protests on Sunday, with more than 10,000 people taking part in a peaceful demonstration in the capital Chisinau.
The peaceful march moved along Chisinau's main Stefan Chel Mare Boulevard halting private vehicle traffic, but in contrast with protests in previous days allowing buses and street cars to pass through the crowd.
Police presence was light as opposition speakers repeatedly called on listeners to refrain from violence.
Three opposition political parties upset with a Communist election win a week ago organized the Sunday demonstration.

and also this from IHT shit:

Moldovan Capital’s Mayor Speaks Against Communism
ELLEN BARRY - 12.4.09
CHISINAU, Moldova — The 30-year-old mayor of Chisinau, Dorin Chirtoaca, told a crowd of around 3,000 in the city’s central square on Sunday that Moldova’s youth had rejected Communism because they “understand that their future has been stolen.”
Moldovans protested the policies of their president and his Communist Party with a show of hands on Sunday in Chisinau.
Last week, after anti-Communist rallies culminated in a violent raid of government buildings in Moldova, authorities arrested hundreds of participants and cracked down on high school and college classrooms across the country. Those who gathered on Sunday were mostly in their 40s and 50s, many carrying candles from morning church services.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I prefer the Thai story to the obviously west-induced operation in Moldova. The former has a clarity about it, the latter simply the stench of anti-Russia sentiments. It's high time Eastern Europe completed its growing-up process as well. Sheeple, va.

Anonymous said...

China hopes for stability in Moldova, FM spokeswoman 2009-04-13 17:00:58

BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday expressed concern over the situation after parliamentary elections in Moldova, and expressed the hope for a stable political situation in the country.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said China had followed the developments in Moldova since its parliamentary elections on April 5 which gained wide recognition from the international community.
Violence broke out in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau after the Central Election Commission announced the ruling Communist party won a victory in the April 5 parliamentary elections. The violence left one dead and 270 injured.
International electoral observers found the poll roughly up to international standards. But the opposition claims that the elections are rigged.
"We respect the independent selection of the Moldovan people. As a friend of the country, China sincerely hopes Moldova will maintain stability and Sino-Moldovan all-round cooperative ties would be strengthened," said Jiang.
Moldova's Constitutional Court decided on Sunday that the election votes would be recounted in nine days.

Anonymous said...


if they truly feel their government is a tyrannical regime than good luck to them…cause if our government ever became tyrannical then hopefully we would do the same………..ohh wait…….i guess ours is…lol…bastards

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