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Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?
Foreign Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. K R Bolton

Posted on 02/05/2011 4:07:23 AM PST by bronxville

Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

by Dr. K R Bolton

January 18, 2011

“Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding:

Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…?

This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and “Saffron” Revolutions, and the successful Velvet, Rose, Orange, and Tulip Revolutions, etc.

Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country after demonstrators took to the streets demanding his resignation.

Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country after demonstrators took to the streets demanding his resignation.

These “color revolutions” all have a common pattern because they are all planned by the same strategists; namely the OPEN SOCIETY network of money speculator George Soros, who serves as a kind of modern-day Jacob Schiff in funding revolutions;[3] and the National Endowment for Democracy, the latter a post-Trotskyite founded, Congressionally-funded kind of “Comintern” promoting the “world democratic revolution” in the service of plutocracy and under the façade of liberty.

Here is a typical scenario of “color revolutions.” Check it off against the features of the “Jasmine Revolution,” and of the funding by the National Endowment for Democracy to “Tunisian activists,” as described further on:

[Soros' Open Society Institute]… sent a 31-year-old Tbilisi activist named Giga Bokeria to Serbia to meet with members of the Otpor (Resistance) movement and learn how they used street demonstrations to topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Then, in the summer, Mr. Soros’s foundation paid for a return trip to Georgia by Otpor activists, who ran three-day courses teaching more than 1,000 students how to stage a peaceful revolution.[4]

Commenting on the “Velvet Revolution” that had just passed over Georgia, MacKinnon described the operations that went into play, following the same patterns as they had in other Soros targeted states[5]:

The Liberty Institute that Mr. Bokeria helped found was instrumental in organizing the street protests that eventually forced Mr. Shevardnadze to sign his resignation papers. Mr. Bokeria says it was in Belgrade that he learned the value of seizing and holding the moral high ground, and how to make use of public pressure — tactics that proved so persuasive on the streets of Tbilisi after this month’s tainted parliamentary election.

In Tbilisi, the Otpor link is seen as just one of several instances in which Mr. Soros gave the anti-Shevardnadze movement a considerable nudge: He also funded a popular opposition television station that was crucial in mobilizing support for this week’s “velvet revolution,” and he reportedly gave financial support to a youth group that led the street protests.[6]

NED and Soros work in tandem, targeting the same regimes and using the same methods. NED President Carl Gershman, in writing of the hundreds of Non-Governmental Organizations working for “regime change” throughout the world, pays particular tribute to the Ford Foundation and “the foundations established by the philanthropist George Soros.”[7]

Following the Money Trail

As the common adage goes, if you want to know who’s running things, follow the money trail. Looking at the recipients for NED grants we find the following, for 2009 (the latest available):

Al-Jahedh Forum for Free Thought (AJFFT) $131,000

To strengthen the capacity and build a democratic culture among Tunisian youth activists. AJFFT will hold discussion forums on contemporary issues related to Islam and democracy, debates between Arab scholars on societal problem, academic lectures on Islam, economic policy and international relations, and book review sessions. AJFFT will conduct leadership training workshops, support local youth cultural projects…’[8]

The purpose of this is clear enough; to create a cadre of youth activists, including ‘leadership training workshops.” Again, it is exactly the same course as the strategy used by NED and Soros in other states afflicted with “color revolutions”. Exactly the same...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ajfft; carlgershman; fordfoundation; georgesoros; ned; ngo; ngos; opensociety; osi; selfloathing; smearfinancier; spookydude; tunisia

Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country after demonstrators took to the streets demanding his resignation.

1 posted on 02/05/2011 4:07:26 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

His money rules the day, find a concerted way of shutting him down and all his bottom feeding organizations dry up!

2 posted on 02/05/2011 4:09:56 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................)
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To: ronnie raygun

Soros reference here too...

3 posted on 02/05/2011 4:14:12 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: ronnie raygun

Actually shutting down his money is what’s needed. He has offspring who are heavily involved in his causes.

4 posted on 02/05/2011 4:22:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: csmusaret; ronnie raygun; All

Thanks - I just posted my own investigation here -

I wonder what time they posted it. :)

Harming Fragile Democracies

“It is the height of arrogance to assume that America’s international reputation is so secure that the United States can afford to risk misunderstandings caused by private organizations’ representing their agendas as American policy. It is true that the State Department, the National Security Council, and the other agencies of the federal government responsible for foreign policy can make grave mistakes. They are at least theoretically accountable for their errors, however. As Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) said during recent congressional debate on the issue,

If we are going to make fools of ourselves around the world with our foreign policy and our involvement in the internal political affairs of foreign nations, let our State Department and let our president make that mistake, not a private entity funded by the . . . taxpayers of the U.S.(18)”

We fund it. Don’t read the full article if yo have blood pressure problems. Time to call our representatives.

5 posted on 02/05/2011 4:28:38 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

A few of the Board Members -

James Boland - International Union Boss -

James Boland became President of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) in February 2010 and was elected to a five-year term in September 2010. Mr. Boland had previously served as an Executive Vice President and later as Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union. Mr. Boland serves as Co-Chair of the International Masonry Institute, the training and development arm of the organized masonry industry; the International Trowel Trades Pension Fund; the International Health Fund; and the BAC Canadian Congress. Mr. Boland is a Vice President of the AFL-CIO Executive Council and serves on the Governing Boards of Presidents of the Building and Construction Trades Department. He is also on the Board of Directors of ULLICO

Patricia Friend - International Union Boss -

Patricia A. Friend is the International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO. During her twelve-(12) years in office, Friend has become a respected leader in the airline industry and throughout the labor movement.

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Friend was appointed by Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta to serve on the DOT Rapid Response Team for Aircraft Security, a group of industry experts assembled to recommend aircraft security improvements. Since then, she has tirelessly lobbied Congress, the Federal Aviation Administration and the public for their support of more stringent security measures.

Under Friend’s leadership, AFA-CWA has fought for and won whistleblower protections for aviation employees, increased penalties for passengers who interfere with crewmember duties, a smoking ban on international flights, and opened the door for occupational safety and health protections for all flight attendants.

Elected to her first four-year term as International President, Friend assumed leadership of AFA-CWA in January 1995. She began her fourth term as International President on January 1, 2007.

Friend’s ability to represent AFA-CWA’s diverse group of working women and men stems from her 41 years of flying and vast experience in all aspects of the labor movement. Today, AFA-CWA represents 55,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines, making it the largest flight attendant union in the world.

As a result of the merger between AFA-CWA and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in 2003, Friend serves as a CWA Vice President. In that capacity, she is a member of several CWA Executive Board committees, including Education, Legislative, Political, Health and Safety, the New Economy Workers Committee, Information and Technology Committee and the International Committee.

In addition to her role as AFA-CWA’s President, Friend is one of eight women on the 47-member AFL-CIO Executive Council. As an AFL-CIO Executive Council member, she presides as Chair of the Public Affairs Committee. She also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department. In addition, she serves on a number of other AFL-CIO committees, including the Executive Council Committee on Diversity, the Legislative/Public Policy, Women Workers, Organizing, Strategic Approaches, International Affairs, Subcommittee on Independent Union Raiding, Appeals Committee, the Committee on Ethical Practices and the Committee on Finance. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Working America, an affiliate organization of the AFL-CIO, and has been appointed as a member to the National Labor College’s Board of Trustees. Friend currently serves on the Board for the National Endowment for Democracy.

Gepthardt is Chair, Norm Coleman etc.

6 posted on 02/05/2011 5:00:22 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

About NED

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.

Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over.

They lie. They get government aka our money. See post #5

7 posted on 02/05/2011 5:13:17 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

evil spooky dude

8 posted on 02/05/2011 7:35:30 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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