… by Konrad Stachnio, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
“Freedom to nations, …death to empires.”
[ Editor’s note: Mr. Stachnio has an excellent review below of the estimated 650 Western color revolution NGOs operating in Russia that are funded with deficit-spending US taxpayer dollars. Back here at home, there is hardly a whisper against this interference in another country’s domestic affairs.
The elites have learned that, if the action is far away, and if their media friends hold the coverage down to a page-29 mention every few months, then they can created mayhem overseas with virtually no political blowback here at home, particularly during football season.
Major lobbying groups, like AIPAC, make sure that Congressional bipartisan “jack-in-the-box” majorities can be quickly pulled together to sign any aggression support resolution that is required of them in return for campaign donations. This is so entrenched in American politics that it also goes unmentioned and is not even polled as a political concern, even heading into November elections.
The game is to only let the public have five or six issues to respond to, so everything else is literally a reinvent-the-wheel effort to get any pushback rolling on the scores of other major issues. The 500 miracle workers in Congress and their handlers are deemed capable to handling it all, while a 100 million of us out on the plantation… ahh…. not so much.
VT is going to be focusing most of our growth on developing overseas partners, as we feel we can build a bigger and faster international anti-political gangsterism coalition there than beating on the brick wall here. The response so far shows lots of interest — the trick being in finding the time to do it.
That said, our VT readers are responding to help us run the day to day operations here to free up a lot more of our time to put into strategic development and working on the major investigative journalism stories. If you have an area you feel you can contribute to, contact me at jimwdean at aol dot com. Put “VT helper” in the subject line so I can spot it easily with the growing email coming in every day. Thanks… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … September 20, 2014 –
On 21st of September, the so-called “opposition” in Moscow and St. Petersburg is planning demonstrations that should gather 50,000 people in the streets against (here I laughed) … the cessation of Russian aggression in Ukraine and the Russian suppression of Ukrainian independence.
Do you think that Putin has so many enemies in Moscow and St. Petersburg that, out of despair and powerlessness, people have to go out on the streets?
“Actually, we want to change the government, we do not want Putin. We are tired of his politics. We wait until we receive a new political movement, and the resources that Russia has will not be in the hands of only a narrow number of the so-called “managers of Russia” and will be more parcelled out in the community. Here in Moscow actually are people who do not want Putin in power. But we do not go out on the streets; rather talk among themselves. We do not have any tools, any party, no movement of which we would really identify with.”
These are the words of my friend, a forty-year-old resident of Moscow, who considers herself to be a Putin dissident. The demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg are organized by the so-called autonomous group, People’s Will (Narodnaya Volya).
In the era of Russia’s encirclement by NATO, given the upcoming regular weapons shipments for Ukraine money, it is not a surprise that Putin is taking precautions against the so-called “pro-democratic” NGOs in Russia. It was the NGOs in Kiev that led the coup.
“It expresses the need to understand the common struggle of all the oppressed people for their liberation from the oppression of the state, imperialist policy, regardless of who it comes from” “Freedom to nations, death to empires.” – those are the ideas that Russian Nationalists espoused during a demonstration in March.
Quite a different opinion on this subject has Mateusz Piskorski, a frequent visitor to Moscow and Ukraine. As founder of the European Centre for Geopolitics, Piskorski reflected on organized demonstrations in my interview with him on September 21:
“It’s hard for me to imagine that someone has collected so many people with so much support for Putin in Russia reaching 80%. It made me curious: even existing opponents of Putin, in the case of the Crimea and the Ukraine, fully support Putin.
I think we sooner would gather 50,000 people under the banner of tougher proceedings on the Ukrainian crisis. Many Russian environments believe that Putin should have long ago defended civilians against Kiev attacks and long ago entered the army there.”
“At this stage, having that kind of support, Putin does not need to use any repressions because the opposition is a trace and artificial, i.e. orchestrating in one way or another, financed, (today already illegally funded) by those who financed Euromaidan in Kiev. We even have a personal coincidence.
The new United States Ambassador Jeffrey Tefft, prepared a previous Euromaidan; he was ambassador in Kiev earlier, worked with these NGOs – and indeed located in the pay of the Department of State in Ukraine. Today, Tefft continues the same action in Moscow. He does not take into account that Russia is a country and Ukraine was not – or it will not be so easy, for sure. It would be necessary to pump into Russia a lot more money than the $5 billion, which the Americans claimed to have pumped into Ukraine.”
Mr. Matthew is right that now the Americans are trying to do ‘more’. Russia is a country larger than Ukraine. So measures to be taken also need to be bigger.
An aggressive Congress
If you still do not know where you can put ‘pro-democracy dollars’ this can help you:
The American Congress brought a bill, prepared by 26 Republicans, among which is jammed Russophobe, John McCain. Document number 2277 is placed on the official website of the Congress of the United States and is called “Russian Aggression Prevention Act 2014″, which can be translated as “the act of preventing aggression by Russia in 2014.”
In addition to all kinds of sanctions, to increase military presence and conduct military exercises around the borders of Russia, as well as increased activity in the field of educational exchange programs and cultural events held in the territory of the former Soviet Union, it shall provide annual commitments of $10 billion in the period 2015-2017, for “the development of democracy in Russia”. …We can read it on Infowars.
However, Putin is not stupid — that’s why he is dealing with NGOs in the American fashion. Now all NGOs in Russia are treated as agents of influence and must formally demonstrate their funding.
In a statement published on March 26, Catherine Ashton – the same Margaret Ashton, whose conversation with the Estonian foreign minister leaked to the Internet telling us that the leaders of Maydan were behind the snipers firing at civilians — stated that inspections and searches (NGOs) are carried out on vague legal grounds, because they seem to be aimed at further undermining civil society activities in Russia.
The same open society which we saw in Kiev during the ‘spontaneous’ protests. George Soros, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar Network Omidyar and his foundation, as well as the National Endowment for Democracy, which is largely funded by the US Congress is one of the ‘pro-democracy movements in Ukraine that funded the ‘democracy’.
We may have the impression that Russia is a totalitarian state like North Korea where there are almost no civil liberties. But let’s not be naive. There’s a reason why such institutions are officially called the agents of foreign influence in Russia. To know why, just look at the coup d’état in Ukraine organized by them.
Russia in its modern history has scored a single limited intervention in Georgia. USA attacks one country after another based on false evidence and their ‘democratic intervention’ we can probably count in tens.
As Zbig Brzezinski explicitly said, the trophy for the United States is Eurasia – that is why Putin cannot be summer for ‘pro-democracy’ movements in Moscow, unless he wants to share the fate of Qaddafi. The United States and its vassals from EU do not like it. They do not like strong, independent Russia that can speak for itself. So that is way they want to install a more ‘pro-democracy’ government in Moscow.
Mateusz Piskorski summed it in the aforementioned interview which he gave me;
“As long as Europe does not have its own leaders, Putin’s popularity will grow. Hope was in the Germans and Merkel. But it proved that the influence of the United States is stronger than the German business and German citizens. Currently, tests are conducted that say that a large part of European societies would see Vladimir Putin as their own leader or prime minister. Putin, in contrast to other ‘pro-democracy’ puppets knows how to clearly articulate its national interest. On this political background to what we look right now, he looks like a real leader. “