MINSK, December 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Belarus’ authorities have found ways to counteract revolutions via social networks.
“As special services of certain counties tried to launch the so-called ‘revolution via social networks,’ we have found informational means to fight them without blocking anything on the Internet,” Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko told a congress of the country’s Union of Youth on Friday. “Not many bit their fishing tackle.”
“Everyone should be aware that if we are attacked, we shall protect ourselves, and, believe me, we shall be able to protect ourselves,” he said.
“On the background of every action against this country there are certain magnates, with big money sacks and with modern weapons, including mass media,” he continued.
The president assured that no one was going to limit the Internet in the country.
“Moreover, we are making the Internet more accessible, but modern achievements are used by everyone, including, unfortunately, instigators of riots, computer swindlers and terrorists.”
“We should protect our networks, like all countries of the world do, from hackers, terrorists and rioters,” Lukashenko continued stressing that in this he relies very much on the youth. “Counteracting the revolution via social networks was possible due to two dozens of young people who came and did what they were to do.”
Commenting on one of coordinators of the ‘revolution via social networks,’ Vyacheslav Dianov, Lukashenko said, that it turned out the man is in Poland guarded by special services.
“They do not have any Belarusian revolutionaries, they are using our unstable guys,” he said.
Any revolution begins with beautiful words to be over with a huge deceit, Lukashenko said.
“Now the countries, which had welcomed revolutions, are facing a new stage of slaughter and confusion,” he said adding that in the times of perestroika fighting communists caused killing a state, people protested against “privileges of the party officials, but got billionaires-oligarchs who have grasped the national property.”
A similar scenario might have happened in Belarus, he said. Meanwhile, “there is a simple way to change both the power and the president – elections.”
“I have never used force to retain the power, but weak power is not for long, and thus, since you have elected me as president – get ready for strong power,” Lukashenko said