More globalist self-aggrandizing as Soros awards foreign-funded sedition for a job well-done
Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
By now, it is no secret that the “Arab Spring” was a premeditated geopolitical plot engineered by the US corporate-financier interests years in advance. The New York Times in its article, “U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings,” clearly stated as much when it reported, “a number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington.”
Further confirming this were public statements made by the US State Department-sponsored “Alliance for Youth Movements” (AYM) counting Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement among its inaugural AYM summit attendees in New York City, as far back as 2008. Foreign Policy magazine would go on to admit that April 6 received further training from another US-funded organization, CANVAS in Serbia, before fomenting unrest in Egypt. FP magazine would also admit that “CANVAS has worked with dissidents from almost every country in the Middle East; the region contains one of CANVAS’s biggest successes, Lebanon, and one of its most disappointing failures, Iran.”
The destabilization in Iran, of course, was drawn up by corporate-funded Brookings Institution, as articulated in its “Which Path to Persia?” report, with the actual mechanics of organizing the foreign-funded revolution subcontracted to organizations like US-funded CANVAS.
In an April 2011 AFP report, Michael Posner, the assistant US Secretary of State for Human Rights and Labor, stated that the “US government has budgeted $50 million in the last two years to develop new technologies to help activists protect themselves from arrest and prosecution by authoritarian governments.” The report went on to explain that the US “organized training sessions for 5,000 activists in different parts of the world. A session held in the Middle East about six weeks ago gathered activists from Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon who returned to their countries with the aim of training their colleagues there.” Posner would add, “They went back and there’s a ripple effect.” The ripple effect Posner is talking about is of course the “spontaneous” “Arab Spring.”
With this in mind, it should not surprise readers to discover that Tunisia, the alleged “starting point” of the “Arab Spring” is now also confirmed to be the work of US-funded organizations fully backed by Western corporate-financier interests and, now, reaping their rewards in the form of sycophantic, self-aggrandizing award ceremonies sponsored by billionaire, corporate-fascist George Soros and his global-spanning network of NGOs.
A “call for solidarity” by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) mentions by name each and every group constituting the Tunisian opposition during the “uprising” in January 2011 as “FIDH member organisations.” These include the “Tunisian League for Human Rights,” the “Tunisian Association of Democratic Women,” and the “National Council for Liberties in Tunisia,” or CNLT. FIDH, acting as an international nexus for various foreign-funded organizations carrying out sedition worldwide under the guise of “human rights,” is itself fully funded by the US government through the National Endowment for Democracy, Soros’ Open Society, and many others with clearly compromised affiliations.
Farcically, but very predictably, this den of duplicity would produce Tunisia’s “interim president,” Moncef Marzouki, the leader of the above-mentioned, US-funded “Tunisian League for Human Rights.” This illustrates just how Western corporate-financier interests destabilize a nation and insert their representatives of choice, serving Western interests, not those of the people duped into fighting amongst themselves and dissolving their own national sovereignty – all under the cover of a contrived “humanitarian” cause. A similar, but much more violent replay of this took place in Libya where a BP-Shell man is now leading the country after a NATO-backed bloodbath.
Also mentioned above is the Tunisian CNLT which was co-founded by Sihem Bensedrine, who also acts as president of Soros’ Open Society-funded Arab Working Group of Media Monitoring, meaning she is clearly not “accidentally” taking money from Soros. Bensedrine has been awarded the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch “Alison Des Forges Award,” and now recognition during the 2011 “Award Dinner” held by the corporate-fascist “International Crisis Group” (ICG) upon whose board of trustees sits George Soros himself, amongst a motley crew of geopolitical meddlers, corporate-fascists, warmongers, and fellow financial criminals. The ICG is a corporate-funded organization featuring sponsors such as Chevron, Shell, and Morgan Stanley – not exactly what one thinks of when the words “human rights” are mentioned, perhaps even the exact opposite.
Soros’ “progressive” networks, in tandem with the Neo-Conservative led National Endowment for Democracy and its myriad of subsidiaries are partly celebrating the fall of Tunisia as their agents come to power and begin steering the nation, its people, and their economy into the coffers of Wall Street and London. But this exercise in self-aggrandizing serves another purpose as well.
This is not the first time Wall Street and London interests have been caught self-aggrandizing; handing out awards to organizations they themselves have created, funded, and directed, all under the guise of “human rights” and “freedom.” In Thailand, fake-independent journalist outfit “Prachatai” was also the creation of the US government and US corporate-funded foundations and has since then relied entirely on millions of Thai baht in funding year to year. Aside from millions of baht in funding from the US government via the National Endowment for Democracy, Prachatai has also received significant funding from various George Soros outfits including Open Society.
Soros’ Human Rights Watch would then award Prachatai its “Hellman/Hammett Grant,” after already being awarded the “Courage in Journalism” by the Bank of America, Chevron, Merril Lynch, and Northrop Grumman-funded International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Again, the last thing one might think of is “human rights” and “courage in journalism” when big banks, big oil, and war profiteers are involved, yet this is what people are expected to believe.
This exercise, as comical as it may seem to those who take the time to look behind the curtain, serves a crucial purpose in lending these contrived, seditious, foreign-funded operations badly needed credibility amongst those who don’t bother being informed. Organizations with titles including “human rights” or the entirely foreign-sounding “Prachatai” are meant to look like liberal-progressive movements when in reality they serve hardcore corporate-fascist global imperialism.
As pointed out ad nauseum, those within the National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiaries like Freedom House, funding these “liberal-progressive” organizations, are in fact confessed neo-imperialists promoting the ideals of Wall Street and London global hegemony, not human harmony. That the bulk of the National Endowment for Democracy and Freedom Houses’ board of directors are signatories of the Neo-Conservative “Project for a New American Century” should be unsettling to those who have mistakenly believed the causes they fund are “progressive-liberal” in nature.
To prevent this unsettling realization from being made, a huge amount of resources have been invested into building up these puppet organizations and their leaders to create a “feel-good” illusion for the public to cling to. The very pinnacle of this brand of propaganda is embodied in Myanmar’s (Burma) Aung San Suu Kyi and the image of sainthood created for her by decades of globalist, corporate-fascist funded theater.
As violence unravels in Syria and the Wall Street-London spheres of influence look for their opening to ravage another Arab nation, just as they did to Libya, we must keep in mind that the “Arab Spring” cited as the impetus for this latest violence is on-record the work of premeditated US meddling throughout the region – carried out by these so-called “humanitarians.” Ironically, the worst bloodshed and division in the region’s history is now being realized because of their “noble work.”
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report.