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WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism
Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT by vadum

Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that

Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the Colombian rebel group FARC...

...Meanwhile the work of other foreign-funded NGOs in the interest of terrorist organizations warrants urgent attention. Take the Peruvian "human-rights" group Aprodeh, which labored in Europe to get the MRTA off the terrorist list there, even though Peru still considers it a grave threat to its security.

...In 2007, according to government records, Aprodeh received funding from Oxfam America, George Soros's Open Society, the John Merck Foundation, the city of Barcelona, the Dutch embassy and a U.S. government agency called the Inter-American Foundation, among others. On Friday, the Peruvian government asked Aprodeh to explain how its NGO status allows it to intervene on behalf of terrorists, as it did in the European Parliament...[emphasis added]

Get out your stopwatch and time how quickly Soros's paid shills at Media Matters for America write up a post denouncing the WSJ report.


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1 posted on 04/28/2008 8:47:06 AM PDT by vadum
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To: vadum

If anyone’s looking for a new villain for the next Bond movie, let me suggest someone. His first name begins with G, and his last name begins with S.


2 posted on 04/28/2008 9:12:58 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Ronald Reagan's single biggest mistake: Picking Poppy Bush to be his veep.)
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To: vadum
I hope this gets a lot of play as GS is a big contributor to the dimocRAT party via Moveon.
3 posted on 04/28/2008 9:25:41 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: vadum
"...In 2007, according to government records, Aprodeh received funding from Oxfam America, George Soros's Open Society, the John Merck Foundation, the city of Barcelona, the Dutch embassy and a U.S. government agency called the Inter-American Foundation, among others. On Friday, the Peruvian government asked Aprodeh to explain how its NGO status allows it to intervene on behalf of terrorists, as it did in the European Parliament..."

It was only a matter of time before Soros was discovered to be funding terrorists.

4 posted on 04/28/2008 9:28:04 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: Parley Baer
"I hope this gets a lot of play as GS is a big contributor to the dimocRAT party via Moveon."

It won't. Democrats love Chaves and Castro and hate America.

5 posted on 04/28/2008 9:29:19 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Boycott Genocide. Boycott the Olympics.)
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To: vadum

“Aprodeh received funding from ......John Merck Foundation”

Interesting list of folks and activists groups listed here for Merck as well...

http://activistcash.com/foundation.cfm?did=138


6 posted on 04/28/2008 9:49:51 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (Don't blame me.....I support DUNCAN HUNTER.)
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To: vadum

Aprodeh received funding from . . . a U.S. government agency called the Inter-American Foundation . . . .


Soros aside, what’s this all about? Anyone know anything about this Aprodeh group, aside from this article? Are they a good organization that happens to be on the wrong side of this one issue (MRTA), or is there something deeper going on here?

If Aprodeh is so bad, why are we funding them with our tax dollars? That seems to be a bigger story than Soros....


7 posted on 04/28/2008 10:01:56 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: vadum

Mary Anastasia O’Grady’s probably their best columnist, and has written totally accurate things on Latin America for some years now (ignored, of course, by our esteemed leaders).

This, like everything else, will get no reaction.


8 posted on 04/28/2008 10:15:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: cake_crumb
...received funding from the city of Barcelona,

Interesting but not surprising. I go to BCN a lot, and over the years, I have seen it turn from your average European Socialist city to one that permits and even supports the anarchist thugs who run loose in its streets. And they're supporting the marxists in Peru as an anti-Spain and anti-American gesture. All this in the name of Catalan nationalism, of course.

Verdaguer would weep.

9 posted on 04/28/2008 10:19:56 AM PDT by livius
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
...the Peruvian "human-rights" group Aprodeh, which labored in Europe to get the MRTA off the terrorist list there... received funding from Oxfam America, George Soros's Open Society, the John Merck Foundation, the city of Barcelona, the Dutch embassy and a U.S. government agency called the Inter-American Foundation, among others. On Friday, the Peruvian government asked Aprodeh to explain how its NGO status allows it to intervene on behalf of terrorists, as it did in the European Parliament

10 posted on 04/28/2008 10:41:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______________________Profile updated Monday, April 28, 2008)
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To: vadum

“Gee... It sure would be too bad if he was to have some kinda accident or sumtin’.”


11 posted on 04/28/2008 10:45:45 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
If Aprodeh is so bad, why are we funding them with our tax dollars? That seems to be a bigger story than Soros....

I'm confused by this as well. It appears the headline could likewise be rewritten as:

WSJ's O'Grady: United States Government Funds Terrorism

If it's true that Aprodeh is a Peruvian terrorist-supporting organization being funded in part by American taxpayer dollars, that does seem like the bigger story.

12 posted on 04/28/2008 11:29:13 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: Parley Baer

Best to leave this one alone considering he also funds McCain and his shadow party.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/moonbatcentral/2005/03/john-mccain-gets-soros-cash.html

http://forthardknox.com/2008/02/15/george-soros-is-funding-both-sides-of-the-2008-election/

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/01/25/meet-the-open-borders-family-mccain-hernandez-soros-and-the-reform-institute/

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=56745

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/004026.php

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56177

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/30556.html

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=1C995DDB-9F7D-4EB7-83A2-5304F950EB41


13 posted on 04/28/2008 12:22:04 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: livius
from your average European Socialist city to one that permits and even supports the anarchist thugs who run loose in its streets

Have you been to DC lately? Same thing is going on there.

14 posted on 04/28/2008 12:24:33 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: E. Cartman

SOROS...what a great name for a Bond villian.


15 posted on 04/28/2008 1:22:34 PM PDT by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: Just A Nobody

If you want to understate that Barrack Hussein O. and John McCain are equals that is simply an hoax....
Wonder why


16 posted on 04/28/2008 1:46:31 PM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: Just A Nobody

I wondered how long that would take to rear it’s ugly head. It’s a real stain on McCain, that he would associate with the likes of Soros.

I appreciate you keeping the topic in plain sight.


17 posted on 04/28/2008 2:03:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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To: Kimberly GG

John McCain has a nonprofit foundation that has received money from the Tides Foundation and from George Soros. Many are not aware of that fact.


18 posted on 04/28/2008 2:49:34 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: gogeo

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Wish I coulda done the vertical spacing better, but a great logo


19 posted on 04/28/2008 3:08:10 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Jeez! It got even worse when I hit the post button!
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20 posted on 04/28/2008 3:10:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: cake_crumb

and US taxpayers, although we already knew that...


21 posted on 04/28/2008 3:43:54 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: SatinDoll

That ALONE would be reason not to vote for him.


22 posted on 04/28/2008 4:07:25 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Don't blame me.....I support DUNCAN HUNTER.)
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To: vadum

What I love about Operation Chaos is that it’s really a figurative baseball bat striking George Soros in the side of his skull. Figuratively speaking.

You know his blood pressure has to go through the roof every time he hears the words “operation chaos.”


23 posted on 04/28/2008 4:20:53 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Of foolishness and evil intent only one can take the lead, and socialists have no other choices.)
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To: E. Cartman

If anyone’s looking for a new villain for the next Bond movie, let me suggest someone. His first name begins with G, and his last name begins with S.
___________________________________________
I know, I’ve always said that George Steinbrenner would be a great Bond villain.


24 posted on 04/28/2008 5:22:07 PM PDT by soupcon
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To: Just A Nobody; SatinDoll
The three largest NGO's (non-governmental agencies)in the world are:

1. The International Republican Institute chaired by John McCain since 1992.

2. The National Democratic Institute for Foreign Affairs, chaired by Madeline Albright. 3. The Open Society Institute, owned and run by George Soros.

The IRI and the NDI, are paid for by our tax dollars under the the National Endowment for Democracy. "We're not the U.S. government, really; we just have U.S. money," says NED Public Affairs Manager Jane Riley Jacobsen. The OSI is completely privately funded.

However, if anyone believes that all these NGO's operate completely separately from one another, then I have a bridge to sell you! Collectively, all three have more clout in our foreign policy that the entire US State Department put together. These NGO's "act" and the State Department just "reacts". They have taken the place of the CIA & the US State Department, but with no congressional or public oversight because most people don't even know they exist.

25 posted on 04/28/2008 7:17:28 PM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: soupcon

I thought he meant Gloria Steinem.


26 posted on 04/28/2008 7:30:47 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Kimberly GG
That ALONE would be reason not to vote for him.

why?

27 posted on 04/28/2008 7:44:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Ulysse
"If you want to understate that Barrack Hussein O. and John McCain are equals that is simply an hoax.... Wonder why"

I stared at this collection of words for some time, trying to discern some meaning.

Then I gave up.

28 posted on 04/28/2008 8:29:26 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: E. Cartman; Richard Poe
"If anyone’s looking for a new villain for the next Bond movie, let me suggest someone. His first name begins with G, and his last name begins with S!"

How about George $oreA$$ as the name for the super rich elite left wing fascist villian in the new Bond movie.

29 posted on 04/28/2008 10:30:40 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: vadum

bttt


30 posted on 04/28/2008 10:56:47 PM PDT by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: Bokababe

Good post with good info.

I have always wondered about The Institute For War and Peace Reporting (another Soro’s brain child). They run around ‘training’ journalist’s in foreign countries to basically attack the Bush Administration and undermine our war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places.

Some of their ‘trained’ journalists have even ‘imbedded’ with the insurgents at times....(eye roll). Just went to visit the site for the first time in a long time and it looks like The Republican Institute(McCain’s baby) has seen fit to join the madness in the last few years!

I did not see them listed as a ‘supporter’ a few years ago when I was researching it. Sometimes I think this country’s leaders and institutions have lost their minds or just don’t do their homework of these NGO’s before handing them large sums of money!

(shaking head)

http://www.iwpr.net/


31 posted on 04/29/2008 6:02:45 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Ulysse
"If you want to understate that Barrack Hussein O. and John McCain are equals that is simply an hoax...."

It's a hoax because? Because Obama is Soros' et.al. first choice? Hillary, after Bill had a falling out with them, is now only the 2nd choice? And McCain is only the back-up in case both of the first two fail?

Any way you look at it, Soros owns the WH after 1/09 without some sort of divine intervention. He's simply biding his time.

32 posted on 04/29/2008 9:26:46 AM PDT by penowa
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To: penelopesire
"Sometimes I think this country’s leaders and institutions have lost their minds or just don’t do their homework of these NGO’s before handing them large sums of money!"

That's where we differ. I think that they know exactly what they are funding -- at least to the extent that they want to know -- while always maintaining "plausible deniability" on the specific actions of an individual NGO.

I was recently reading about one of these NED NGO's, called "Freedom House". One of their pet projects? Making sure that Nazi memorabilia remains for sale on the internet! They are saying that it is about "Freedom of Speech", but if they were looking for a good "FOS" case for the internet, don't you think that they could have come up with something better than "Nazi Memorabilia" as a test case? It's flat out bizarre.

Here's a real case from the Balkans: The IRI has been chaired by McCain since 1992. McCain's campaigns have undeniably financed by the Albanians (Kosovo) for years. In 1999 the Clinton Administration needed a reason to bomb Yugoslavia. So one of the IRI's "assets" from its South America days, William Walker, gets sent in as an "OSCE chief" in Kosovo -- and Voila! He creates the phony "Racak Massacre" that becomes our excuse to bomb Yugoslavia for 78 straight days -- and take over Kosovo. This accomplished two things -- it brought McCain's name to prominence with the American people; and it gave us the excuse to plant Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo with no permission to do so from the country on whose sovereign territory (Serbia) we built it. And wait, it gets better -- the IRI then brags on its website that it has "trained its first president". The so-called pro-Western Serbian President Boris Tadic is an IRI graduate! And who cooperated to make all this happen? The IRI, the NDI and Soros' Open Society Institute -- they all cooperated to pull this off and they all profited from it, especially Soros. Welcome to the NWO. They are all in bed together and on the same "team", but that "team" isn't ours.

Please don't mistake what I am saying --our country needs to gather intelligence, especially during the war on terror. However when you have rogue agencies like these, with no Congressional oversight and no public oversight, they can do anything they want to serve the interests of whoever they want, I really don't believe that this is in the interest of the American people.

33 posted on 04/29/2008 10:41:00 AM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
All you were missin' was a pair of friendly HTML tags <pre> and </pre> and you'd 've had it. Here's my version:
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34 posted on 04/29/2008 8:56:07 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Only The Tribulation is a crucible sufficient to the emergence of a Bride pure enough for He Who IS.)
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To: vadum; Quix

Thanks for the article.


35 posted on 04/30/2008 7:38:17 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Re: Post #13, thank you for the links to info on connection between Geo. Soros and John McCain.

PING TO QUIX.


36 posted on 04/30/2008 7:40:06 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: Quix

PING TO POST #13: LINKS W/ INFO ON CONNECTION BETWEEN SOROS AND MCCAIN.


37 posted on 04/30/2008 7:45:33 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: vadum

The entire Socialist Democrat Party is giving aid and comfort to the terrorists. (The party name should be changed, actually, to National Socialist Party.)


38 posted on 04/30/2008 8:14:46 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: vadum

Let us not forget that George Soros was part of the economy crisis of the late 1990s.


39 posted on 04/30/2008 4:48:29 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies=Sodomites)
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To: penowa

Just sticking to the facts and not leaving in the fantasy land of the lunatic conspirationist theories(as “SOROS rule USA blablabla”).
So i can see some “little” difference between the black racist marxist who want to talk friendly with IRAN,HAMAS...and all the islamo-terrorists and,on the other hand, McCain who was grown in a family of smart militaries and is proud of it and of hese values,who don’t want a huge mess with a universal socialist free healthcare....

Is SOROS behind both candidates?Could be! But it would be surprising.If it’s true SOROS is a clever man. And so what?McCAIN is still better!
Just come back to reallity and wake up


40 posted on 05/01/2008 3:40:38 AM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: Ulysse
The facts are that all three remaining candidates have taken plenty of $ from Soros et.al., most of it through 527's and other means outside direct campaign contributions, and all have bought into his "open borders" agenda plus much of the other crap he pushes.

You may expect that once elected (unlikely IMO,) McCain will suddenly wake up and regret having carried Soros' water and demand a repeal of his own CFR, claim his amnesty plan was a mistake, acknowledge that CO2 is a gas involved in life, and decide not to destroy our economy for a hoax, etc. McCain's previous actions, pushing Soros' agenda, is hardly a "lunatic conspirationist theory," whatever that means.

41 posted on 05/01/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT by penowa
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To: DoughtyOne
It’s a real stain on McCain, that he would associate with the likes of Soros.

Yes it is, but not as big a stain as this one, or this one, IMHO.

I appreciate you keeping the topic in plain sight.

My pleasure!

42 posted on 05/01/2008 8:20:23 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks. I sure am getting some great comments tonight. That was another one.

I don’t see this issue addressed enough on the forum. What drives a man who talks of gooks to do something that benifits them or their cohorts directly?


43 posted on 05/01/2008 10:54:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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To: vadum; Bokababe; FormerLib; kronos77

....Soros Funds Terrorism...

Yeah. The sky is blue. The sun comes up in the morning. Grant is buried in Grant’s tomb.

We all in the pro-Serbian FR Balkan Front have known that Soros funds terrorism—especially humaniterrorism—for a long time.

If only everyone believed us way back when, and supported the Serbs in Kosovo and Bosnia.


44 posted on 05/01/2008 8:13:51 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb
"We all in the pro-Serbian FR Balkan Front have known that Soros funds terrorism—especially humaniterrorism—for a long time.

And we knew back in the 1990's that Clinton was lying, and the msm was not to be trusted, and that Islam was on the move and the US would get hit sooner or later by the very Muslims it sponsored, and the sovereignty concept would be weakened by Kosovo independence in preparation for the North American Union and that the International Court would boomerang on America, and... and... and.

Why couldn't we have had this kind of prescience about the stock market or the commodities trade? Then we would all be rich and not give a darn what anybody thought!

45 posted on 05/01/2008 11:27:13 PM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: vadum

The international pimp Soros gives huge amounts to abortion rights, gay rights, drug legalization, voting rights for felons, euthanasia, and rights for prostitutes and their clients.

His Open Society Institute even helped underwrite attorney Lynne Stewart, subsequently convicted of helping terrorists.

He should be on interpol’s 10 most wanted list of international criminals. Instead he is honored by the international pimp jet set.


46 posted on 05/05/2008 8:00:06 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: cake_crumb

As a point of clarification. APRODEH/Francisco Soberon did not propose to the EU that they remove the MRTA from their terrorist list. This has been misreported by Ms. O’Grady and throughout the media. The MRTA was and is not on the EU Terrorist list (nor the US terrorist list). Mr. Soberon wrote a letter to members of the European Parliament recommending that they not adopt an amendment to an unrelated parliamentary resolution on the Latin American Summit taking place in Lima, which called for the MRTA to be added to the EU Terrorist list. The amendment was not adopted. It should be noted that this amendment and resolution would not have had any impact on the EU Terrorist list as this list is not compiled by the European Parliament.


47 posted on 10/15/2008 4:28:54 AM PDT by machita99
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