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Regime change NGO, National Endowment for Democracy, is pissed off Russia will not allow it to destroy the country and sow chaos

Regime change NGO, National Endowment for Democracy, is pissed off Russia will not allow it to destroy the country and sow chaos

Perhaps this comment from an Information Clearing House user says it best…

NED…has nothing to do with promoting democracy. .horse shit..They topple governments.

Now the original post from investigative journalist Robert Parry:

The Washington Post’s descent into the depths of neoconservative propaganda – willfully misleading its readers on matters of grave importance – apparently knows no bounds as was demonstrated with two deceptive articles regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin and why his government is cracking down on “foreign agents.”

If you read the Post’s editorial on Wednesday and a companion op-ed by National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman, you would have been led to believe that Putin is delusional, paranoid and “power mad” in his concern that outside money funneled into non-governmental organizations represents a threat to Russian sovereignty.

The Post and Gershman were especially outraged that the Russians have enacted laws requiring NGOs financed from abroad and seeking to influence Russian policies to register as “foreign agents” – and that one of the first funding operations to fall prey to these tightened rules was Gershman’s NED.

The Post’s editors wrote that Putin’s “latest move, announced Tuesday, is to declare the NED an ‘undesirable’ organization under the terms of a law that Mr. Putin signed in May. The law bans groups from abroad who are deemed a ‘threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, its defense capabilities and its national security.’

“The charge against the NED is patently ridiculous. The NED’s grantees in Russia last year ran the gamut of civil society. They advocated transparency in public affairs, fought corruption and promoted human rights, freedom of information and freedom of association, among other things. All these activities make for a healthy democracy but are seen as threatening from the Kremlin’s ramparts. …

“The new law on ‘undesirables’ comes in addition to one signed in 2012 that gave authorities the power to declare organizations ‘foreign agents’ if they engaged in any kind of politics and receive money from abroad. The designation, from the Stalin era, implies espionage.”

But there are several salient facts that the Post’s editors surely know but don’t want you to know. The first is that NED is a U.S. government-funded organization created in 1983 to do what the Central Intelligence Agency previously had done in financing organizations inside target countries to advance U.S. policy interests and, if needed, help in “regime change.”

The secret hand behind NED’s creation was CIA Director William J. Casey who worked with senior CIA covert operation specialist Walter Raymond Jr. to establish NED in 1983. Casey – from the CIA – and Raymond – from his assignment inside President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council – focused on creating a funding mechanism to support groups inside foreign countries that would engage in propaganda and political action that the CIA had historically organized and paid for covertly. To partially replace that CIA role, the idea emerged for a congressionally funded entity that would serve as a conduit for this money.

But Casey recognized the need to hide the strings being pulled by the CIA. “Obviously we here [at CIA] should not get out front in the development of such an organization, nor should we appear to be a sponsor or advocate,” Casey said in one undated letter to then-White House counselor Edwin Meese III – as Casey urged creation of a “National Endowment.”

NED Is Born

The National Endowment for Democracy took shape in late 1983 as Congress decided to also set aside pots of money — within NED — for the Republican and Democratic parties and for organized labor, creating enough bipartisan largesse that passage was assured. But some in Congress thought it was important to wall the NED off from any association with the CIA, so a provision was included to bar the participation of any current or former CIA official, according to one congressional aide who helped write the legislation.

This aide told me that one night late in the 1983 session, as the bill was about to go to the House floor, the CIA’s congressional liaison came pounding at the door to the office of Rep. Dante Fascell, a senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a chief sponsor of the bill. The frantic CIA official conveyed a single message from CIA Director Casey: the language barring the participation of CIA personnel must be struck from the bill, the aide recalled, noting that Fascell consented, not fully recognizing the significance of the demand.

The aide said Fascell also consented to the Reagan administration’s choice of Carl Gershman to head the National Endowment for Democracy, again not recognizing how this decision would affect the future of the new entity and American foreign policy. Gershman, who had followed the classic neoconservative path from youthful socialism to fierce anticommunism, became NED’s first (and, to this day, only) president.

Though NED is technically independent of U.S. foreign policy, Gershman in the early years coordinated decisions on grants with Raymond at the NSC. For instance, on Jan. 2, 1985, Raymond wrote to two NSC Asian experts that “Carl Gershman has called concerning a possible grant to the Chinese Alliance for Democracy (CAD). I am concerned about the political dimension to this request. We should not find ourselves in a position where we have to respond to pressure, but this request poses a real problem to Carl.”

Currently, Gershman’s NED dispenses more than $100 million a year in U.S. government funds to various NGOs, media outlets and activists around the world. The NED also has found itself in the middle of political destabilization campaigns against governments that have gotten on the wrong side of U.S. foreign policy. For instance, prior to the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, overthrowing elected President Viktor Yanukovych and installing an anti-Russian regime in Kiev, NED was funding scores of projects.

A second point left out of the Post’s editorial was the fact that Gershman took a personal hand in the Ukraine crisis and recognized it as an interim step toward regime change in Moscow. On Sept. 26, 2013, Gershman published an op-ed in the Washington Post that called Ukraine “the biggest prize” and explained how pulling it into the Western camp could contribute to the ultimate defeat of Russian President Putin.

“Ukraine’s choice to join Europe will accelerate the demise of the ideology of Russian imperialism that Putin represents,” Gershman wrote. “Russians, too, face a choice, and Putin may find himself on the losing end not just in the near abroad but within Russia itself.” In other words, NED is a U.S. government-financed entity that has set its sights on ousting Russia’s current government.

A third point that the Post ignored is that the Russian law requiring outside-funded political organizations to register as “foreign agents” was modeled on a U.S. law, the Foreign Agent Registration Act. In other words, the U.S. government also requires individuals and entities working for foreign interests and seeking to influence U.S. policies to disclose those relationships with the U.S. Justice Department or face prison.

If the Post’s editors had included any or all of these three relevant factors, you would have come away with a more balanced understanding of why Russia is acting as it is. You might still object but at least you would be aware of the full story. By concealing all three points, the Post’s editors were tricking you and other readers into accepting a propagandistic viewpoint – that the Russian actions were crazy and that Putin was, according to the Post’s headline, “power mad.”

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Gershman’s Op-Ed

But you might think that Gershman would at least acknowledge some of these points in his Post op-ed, surely admitting that NED is financed by the U.S. government. But Gershman didn’t. He simply portrayed Russia’s actions as despicable and desperate.

“Russia’s newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an “undesirable organization” prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence that the regime of President Vladimir Putin faces a worsening crisis of political legitimacy,” Gershman wrote, adding:

“This is the context in which Russia has passed the law prohibiting Russian democrats from getting any international assistance to promote freedom of expression, the rule of law and a democratic political system. Significantly, democrats have not backed down. They have not been deterred by the criminal penalties contained in the ‘foreign agents’ law and other repressive laws. They know that these laws contradict international law, which allows for such aid, and that the laws are meant to block a better future for Russia.”

The reference to how a “foreign agents” registration law conflicts with international law might have been a good place for Gershman to explain why what is good for the goose in the United States isn’t good for the gander in Russia. But hypocrisy is a hard thing to rationalize and would have undermined the propagandistic impact of the op-ed.

So would an acknowledgement of where NED’s money comes from. How many governments would allow a hostile foreign power to sponsor politicians and civic organizations whose mission is to undermine and overthrow the existing government and put in someone who would be compliant to that foreign power?

Not surprisingly, Gershman couldn’t find the space to include any balance in his op-ed – and the Post’s editors didn’t insist on any.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com). You also can order Robert Parry’s trilogy on the Bush Family and its connections to various right-wing operatives for only $34. The trilogy includes America’s Stolen Narrative. For details on this offer, click here.

References:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42515.htm

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357 Mag
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357 Mag

What’s the difference between NED and our ZioNazi jooo infested lame-stream media? Nothing, as they both pass off false information to the Goy masses!

Roosak
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Roosak

The usual anti-semitic drivel from a Putin parrot. Yawn.

357 Mag
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357 Mag

For your pathetic response to be valid, you would first have to semitic fool!

You filthy inbreeding reptilian parasites are Khazarian fake jooos that hijacked Judaism long ago and have caused the world to hate your subhuman race!

Tell your ZioNazi Hasbara brigade leader that you failed miserably!

Roosak
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Roosak

Thank you for your quick response. Who could doubt the efficiency of the Russian troll factory? Your post would not be out of place in Mein Kampf. How about you print it out and wipe your Russian arse with it?

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Sorry to burst your filthy Khazarian fake jooo ars bubble, but I’m nowhere near being Russian! You failed boobie, try again! LOL

Ooh, and you idiots have cornered the market on Hasbara trolling! LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

You should not be ashamed to admit being a Russian. After all, hatred of non-Russians is an important part of your Russian tradition. Why are you afraid to wear your racial hatred with Russian pride? Maybe a good Russian psychiatrist could help you…but first make sure he is not a ZioNazi!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

And you should not be ashamed of being a perverted ZioNazi Khazarian fake jooo! Be proud fool!

Tell us Goys how a Mohel rabbi loves to suck kosher weewees? Do tell boychick!

And tell us Goys that to keep all the wealth in the family, the filthy jooo has been inbreeding for thousands of years? Do tell boobie!

Ooh, and because of the perverted inbreeding, you reptiles have specialized diseases that no one else has, do tell boychick! LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

You are doing too much copying and pasting! Please, only new rants are acceptable. I will have to contact your brigade leader if you do not obey this order!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Hasbara Troll attributes

1) Supreme point of view
2) The Hasbara troll knows best
3) Condescending & Patronising
4) Socialist (Smart and ‘caring’)
5) Do not have to be Jewish but Pro-Israel
6) Internet experts
7) Narcissistic
8) Provocative
9) Dis-ruptive
10) Like to ask the questions, not answer questions
11) Control freaks
12) Inflamed by anyone being critical of Israel
13) ‘Moral’ Guardians
14) Classic insults: Anti-semite, Neo- Nazi, White Supremacist, Holocaust denier
15) Adept with social networks well trained on IT

Hey boobie, you fit this profile like a glove fool! But you do need to work on some them boychick! LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

I apologise for so much copying and pasting. My ZioNazi brigade leader won’t be happy but here goes… Russian Troll attributes 1) Supreme point of view 2) The Russian troll knows best 3) Condescending & Patronising 4) Stalinist(Smug and ‘patriotic’) 5) Do not have to be Russian but Pro-Russia 6) Internet experts 7) Narcissistic 8) Provocative 9) Dis-ruptive 10) Like to ask the questions, not answer questions 11) Control freaks 12) Inflamed by anyone being critical of Russia 13) ‘Moral’ Guardians 14) Classic insults: filthy Khazarian fake jooo ars, ZioNazi, filthy inbreeding reptilian parasites, subhuman race, ZioNazi jooo infested lame-stream… Read more »

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Yeah, your Hasbara leader just called me to tell you to go straight to your Mohel rabbi, pronto! He misses your dearly and needs another suck fest session! Go straight there, ok fool!

Roosak
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Roosak

Seems like I have well and truly got under your thin Russian skin. You are so funny in a unique and pathetic Russian way..I never have laughed so much at a Russian troll’s comical postings. At least I am helping you to achieve your quota today!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

No fool, the pleasure is all mine as I know I got under your thin reptilian skin!

Remember to go over that Hasbara troll attributes list and polish up your weak points!

Ooh, and say hello to your professional weewee sucking rabbi for me and don’t forget to bring him some mouth watering latkes so he can soak up your weewee spew!

Roosak
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Roosak

Just when I thought you had stopped your comedy routine you wind youself up again! It seems you have an obsession with, in your words, “weewee sucking”. Excuse my ignorance, maybe this one of your great Russian traditions? After all you have many fine Russian traditions like pogroms, famines, genocides, murdering political opponents, occupying neighbouring contries etc. Comrade, the people are laughing…not with you but at you.

357 Mag
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357 Mag

What the fuk are you kikes doing on RedPillTimes anyway fool? Go back to Jew York Times site as they need more Hasbara troll reinforcement pronto! Take your reptilian hook nose and get going fool! Ooh and not to bust your bubble, but communism was invented and run by the filthy Tulmudic jooo scum such as yourself boobie! Ooh, and the filthy reptilian jooo money-changing Rothschilds always fund both sides of every war! You really must be a very proud reptilian jooo to be related to this ilk boobie! Ooh, and everybody I know are laughing at you fool, so… Read more »

Roosak
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Roosak

Good morning. I see the Kremlin troll factory is open for business once again. Maybe you are right – RedPill Times is only for intelligent Russians who use terms like “filthy Tulmudic jooo scum”. Maybe we should communicate by Skype so you can see my “reptilian hook nose”??

357 Mag
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357 Mag

I see the perverted Hasbara trolls are up early to bother the Goys.

A wise man told me long ago that evey evil event that happens around the world, a filthy Tulmudic jooo is involved if you dig deep enough! Maybe that is why your ilk has been butchered and kickout of almost every country know to man for thousands of years! You must be very proud of this record, huh fool? LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

Sounds like you have overdosed on The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Maybe that is your favourite text, after Mein Kampf? Thank you in advance for your next rant!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Here is some more tid bits for the young impressionable Goys out there.

http://www.ae911truth.org

Thanks for the stage boobie! Like I said, if I only wake up a few Goys from there “blue” pill stupor, I did my job! Thanks again fool! Keep it up as I got more info to spread!!!

Ooh, and do you like my new avatar boobie? ¿LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

Well, you sure like to live in your own dopey and lonely little world don’t you? 911truth is strictly for the feeble minded who prefer to inhabit the lunatic fringe…no conspiracy theory is too outrageous for them, and all the better if they can add some anti-Semitic angle. I’m sure you have got more “info” to spread… we can’t wait!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

I take it you have no scientific, technical or engineering skills what’s so ever, this is clear!

But why the 6hr delay fool?

Ooh I get it, you were busy with your perverted Tulmudic rabbi on a 6hr suck fest! LOL

But don’t be ashamed that the Goys know your dirty little secret, be proud of your perverted parasitic culture fool! LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

I apologise for my delay in replying to you. You see, I ran out of toilet paper but luckily I was able to print out your posts so I could wipe my, to use your delightful expression, “filthy Khazarian fake jooo ars” – I had not heard this term previously, maybe it is part of your great Russian cultural tradition?

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Wipe your the jiz of your mouth first, but you are excused for your suck fest delay.

Next time tell your perverted Tulmudic rabbi to take it easy on you as the delays make you look like a sloppy Hasbara troll!

Roosak
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Roosak

Oy vey! What do with you? I was hoping for some more links to web sites of truth but none in sight. Just keep waiting I suppose…

357 Mag
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357 Mag

But you never answered any of my questions, why?

Do you want me to relist them in a nice order? Maybe spoon feed them to you, no?

Roosak
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Roosak

Because your “questions” are not questions at all, just dopey drivel you believe or are fed by your equally dopey handlers. There you go – I have answered your question. Now get your act together and hit us with more anti-Semitic trash. Pronto little boy (or is that goy?)!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

Don’t worry fool, as history always repeats itself and as history has shown, it never end well for your parasitic kind! Too bad Hitler (the ultimate self-hating jooo) didn’t finished the job!

Now fuk off as I am done with your reptilian ass! Be gone!

Roosak
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Roosak

Klieg, Klieg, Klieg-Du bist a Nar. If you were twice as smart you would be an idiot. Mazel Tov!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

האָן איר איד!

See l knew you were a Tulmudic Khazarian fake jooo! Bravo fool, bravo!

You idiots said the same time about the Germans but well, they turned your parasitic corpses in to useful soap and lampshades!! Be careful what you wish for boobie! LOL

Roosak
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Roosak

See how clever you are? A real kolboynick! And all this time I thought you were just a Russian schmendrik. Yishar koach!

357 Mag
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357 Mag

I see your Tulmudic joooness is finally revealed! That explains why you never wanted to answer my embarrassing questions! It all makes sense now! Bravo, I know you were a Hasbara troll all along! So there is no need for futher blogging with, move along now!

Roosak
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Roosak

Your Russian shtick drek brain already has the answers programmed. The trouble is, if you put your brain inside a bird it would start flying backwards. Mazel Tov!

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