The US' clumsy balancing act between backing Hong Kong protesters rhetorically and hiding its support financially, comes to a head.
|Image: The US "not" supporting color revolution in Ukraine in 2013-2014.|
October 28, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - For the United States, so-called "color revolution" used to be a specialty until recently. The Western media has delighted in exposing the US State Department's role in the wake of successful political subversion around the world via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a long list of subsidiaries including Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the International Republican Institute (IRI) headed currently by US Senator John McCain.
For example, the Guardian would admit in its 2004 article, “US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev,” that:
…while the gains of the orange-bedecked “chestnut revolution” are Ukraine’s, the campaign is an American creation, a sophisticated and brilliantly conceived exercise in western branding and mass marketing that, in four countries in four years, has been used to try to salvage rigged elections and topple unsavoury regimes.
Amid the more recent unrest in Ukraine, Washington's role was less subtle, with US Senator John McCain of IRI literally flying to Kiev and taking to the stage side-by-side literal Neo-Nazis to lend the movement political legitimacy it desperately lacked.Funded and organised by the US government, deploying US consultancies, pollsters, diplomats, the two big American parties and US non-government organisations, the campaign was first used in Europe in Belgrade in 2000 to beat Slobodan Milosevic at the ballot box.
|Image: US State Department's Michael Posner would admit on multiple|
occasions that the US was backing, funding, and even equipping opposition
groups around the world to carry out political subversion.
The US State Department would also brag again toward the end of the so-called "Arab Spring" of its role in fostering the chaos that would eventually lead to deadly protracted warfare across North Africa, as well as within and along Syria's borders and now Iraq. The New York Times would report in its April 2011 article, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," that:
"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."The article would also add, regarding the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED):
"The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department. "