|Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko|
(NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)
Member nations of the European Union have agreed to create a fund for “pro-democracy” purposes, which is nothing less than a thinly-veiled regime change slush fund.
While regime change has been big business for quite a while, in recent years it has been kicked up a notch or two thanks to the covert activities of groups of terrorist operatives like al Qaeda, the MEK, and armed opposition groups which are used to destabilize foreign governments which refuse to bow down before the Western powers.
Furthermore, considering the global expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it is hardly surprising that such a fund was created to be used to overtly undermine sovereign nations.
According to Charter 97, the fund will likely be up and operational by as early as next year. It will mostly be leveraged to target the nations on the edge of the European Union who have not been so friendly to NATO and Western demands in general.
Such a nation is Belarus where President Alexander Lukashenko runs a nation where individuals are allegedly “routinely jailed for showing opposition.”
While we also see such activities in so-called “free” nations like assassinations and the brutal, coordinated nationwide crackdown on the Occupy movement; it appears that only nations unfriendly to the West seem to be the focus of media criticism.
The idea for the fund dates back to just last June and will supposedly operate as an institution to award grants on a “low-profile” case-by-case basis.
The funds cannot be applied for; instead the distribution is determined by European Union bureaucrats located in Brussels.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that this is a perfect mechanism to funnel funds solely to those who the EU officials believe will serve their purposes and work for their interests in the non-EU border states.
Some of the potential beneficiaries, according to Charter 97, are, “Pro-democracy and social movements, young leaders, civil society, independent media, foundations and educational institutions.”
Of course, this does not mean pro-democracy and social movements which run counter to Western interests or young leaders who speak out against imperialism, war mongering and regime change.
Instead, these funds are meant solely for those who will kowtow to the European Union, NATO, the United States, and allied nations.
Take, for instance, Nasta Palazhanka, the 21-year-old Belarusian leader of the banned “Youth Front” organization who claims that the support from the EU could move forward their attempts to “awaken” the people of Belarus.
Palazhanka claimed that young Belarusians often keep a low profile because they fear arbitrary and pre-emptive arrests. Sound like the United States, anyone? Unsurprisingly, no such parallels will likely ever be drawn.
“Lukashenka is afraid of an awakening among this indifferent mass. This is why he frequently expels students and threatens to fire their parents,” claimed Palazhanka.
Another voice in support of this regime change fund is Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish foreign minister, who told reporters in Luxembourg that this new institution “will carry swift and effective assistance” to the nations surrounding the EU.
Oddly enough, this endowment will supposedly be funded by the member states of the European Union themselves, as well as the European Commission. I find this strange since we are constantly hearing that all of these states are absolutely broke and in desperate need of bailouts.
Sikorski seems quite optimistic about the institution, saying that if all goes as planned, they could choose the headquarters, appoint staff and propose programs “by the end of the year.”
It appears that all of these efforts are in response to the recent unrest in the Middle East, as well as the color revolutions in Europe.
“The overthrow of autocratic regimes in Europe in 1989 and the public uprisings during the Arab Spring show that the power of the people is ultimately more significant than the people in power,” said Lotte Leicht, the European Union’s director of Human Rights Watch (HRW).
“Tomorrow, the hard work begins of turning words into action, and we will be watching to see that EU member states and institutions practice what they preach,” Leicht added.
All of this talk about human rights, evidenced by calls for a new EU special representative on human rights, is odd considering that there have been recent accusations of withering human rights for disabled persons in the EU.
It will be interesting to see who ends up being the first nation targeted by this institution. Whichever country ends up in the crosshairs, I would not be surprised to see it quickly descend into total chaos and violence in the name of “democracy.”
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