New York Times and The Washington Post
have finally admitted what AMERICAN
FREE PRESS (AFP)
asserted as far back as Feb. 14: There is much more to the
so-called “grassroots” revolutions in the Mideast
than meets the eye.
critics accused AFP of purveying “conspiracy theories,”
the Times and the Post have now laid it
on the line: American tax dollars have bankrolled a host
of both private and quasi-public institutions that have
been underwriting the revolutionary activity wreaking havoc
throughout the Arab world.
first inkling came in a report buried inside the Post
on March 10, under the headline “U.S. funds web firms
that help Mideast dissidents skirt censors.” The report
read in part:
Obama administration may not be lending arms to dissidents
in the Middle East, but it is offering aid in another
critical way: Helping them surf the web anonymously as
they seek to overthrow their governments.
agencies — such as the State Department, the Defense
Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors —
have been funding a handful of technology firms that allow
people to get online without being tracked or to visit
news or social media sites that governments have blocked.
Many of these little-known companies — such as the
Tor Project or UltraReach— are unabashedly supportive
of the activists in the Middle East. . . .
agencies have funded these companies through grants and
contracts. By late spring, the State Department is expected
to begin doling out even more money — about $30
million — to technology firms and human rights groups
that help and train people to shatter [Internet security]
and surf the web without being tracked.
April 15 The New York Times was even more direct
when it reported flat-out the fact that the U.S. had been
a key behind-the-scenes force in instigating the so-called
“Arab spring.” Under the headline “U.S.
groups helped nurture Arab uprisings,” the report
reads in part:
as the United States poured billions of dollars into foreign
military programs and anti-terrorism campaigns, a small
core of American government-financed organizations were
promoting democracy in authoritarian Arab states. The
money spent on these programs was minute compared with
efforts led by the Pentagon.
as American officials and others look back at the uprisings
of the Arab spring, they are seeing that the United States’
democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting
protests than was previously known, with key leaders of
the movements having been trained by the Americans in
campaigning, organizing through new media tools and monitoring
number of the groups and individuals directly involved
in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region . . . 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. . . .
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
the truth of U.S. involvement in the orchestrated revolutions
now being steadily unveiled, on April 18 The Washington
Post stated in the headline of a front-page lead story
that “U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups,
cables released by WikiLeaks show.” The Post
State Department has secretly financed Syrian political
opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite
TV channel that beams anti-government programming into
the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic
London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting
in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the
mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign
to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar
al-Assad. . . . Barada TV is closely affiliated with the
Movement for Justice and Development, a London-based network
of Syrian exiles.
U.S. diplomatic cables show that the State Department
has funneled as much as $6 million to the group since
2006 to operate the satellite channel and finance other
activities inside Syria. . . .
U.S. money for Syrian opposition figures began flowing
under President George W. Bush after he effectively froze
political ties with Damascus in 2005. The financial backing
has continued under President Obama, even as his administration
sought to rebuild relations with Assad.
U.S.-sponsored revolutions, in many respects, validate AFP’s
notation on Feb. 14 that the World Zionist Organization’s
Israeli-based magazine Kuvinim (as far back as
1982) had outlined a geopolitical strategy to disrupt and
balkanize theArab world, dividing the Arab states from within.
That Israel’s oft-touted “closest ally”
— the United States — has been found to now
be implementing the agenda is to be expected.
particularly influential hard-line American supporter of
Israel, former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), explained in
a Feb. 24 commentary in The Washington Times that
supporting what was described as “democratic turmoil”
was worth the risk for the United States. After all, Coleman
said, if “extremists” should happen to come
to power in any of the nations where the U.S. had helped
instigate revolutions, the United States must “prepare
to confront their aggressive plans with stalwart resistance.”
case you didn’t figure that out, Coleman meant military
intervention. That’s right. More war.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper can now be
heard on the Internet at michaelcollinspiper.podbean.com
He is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue #18, May 2, 2011, AMERICAN