PRAVDA: Telling the truth
when the US media fails to do so
Journalist Yoshie Furuhashi writes that the United
States was caught off guard by the Arab revolts in Tunisia
and Egypt: at first - at a loss as to what to do - the
US backed the regimes in power exactly as they were, since
they had been good to them; then, seeing no way back to
the status quo ante, the US began seeking a way
to manage the Arab uprisings for its own purposes (the
US has long cultivated assets among the oppositions precisely
for this kind of eventuality). [Please see our article,
"What's Happening Now in Egypt."]
It is in this context that the US decided to use what
was occurring in Egypt and Tunisia as
a smoke screen behind which they could topple Quadafi
and seize the oil riches of Libya for themselves;
to do so, the CIA encouraged a plethora of small tribes
abound Benghazi in the eastern part of the country to
revolt, and promised them support if they would do so.
What follows is the SHAMEFUL tale of what the US has
been doing in Libya — a story that has nothing to
do with "freedom and democracy" for the Libyan people
and everything to do with OIL;
and more than that, it reveals the ability of America's
financial elites to BRAZENLY manipulate American public
Edward Bernays, in his 1928 book, Propaganda,
calls this kind of "truth-telling" -
"The conscious and intelligent MANIPULATION
of the ... habits and opinions of the masses ..."
[That means YOU!]
Bernays saw this kind of fallacious "truth-telling"
as necessary insofar as modern-day democracies were concerned
- which he and his elite masters thought had taken the
concept of democracy or "people power" too far.
The fact is, by Bernays' time (the early 1900s) it was
understood by the elites - both in Britain and the United
States, supposedly the two most democratic nations in
the world - that the "common people" had won
too much freedom, and that a way had to be found to "manage"
their freedom - i.e., to "intelligently MANIPULATE"
them. Please see our articles, "The
Mainline Media: One Enormous Propaganda Machine."]
Bernays was a strong believer that people were
clods, and that they could be easily manipulated
- and he proved it by planning and managing a campaign
for a group of cigarette companies aimed at trying
to get women to smoke. He had attractive, chic-looking
female models walk up and down Fifth Avenue in New
York City smoking cigarettes and showing how it
supposedly made them beautiful and slim.
The campaign was a smashing success, and soon
thereafter the United Fruit Company hired him to
help portray its economic rape of Central America
as "an experiment in democracy." [For
a history of the United Fruit Company's (now Dole)
avaricious involvement in Central America, please
see our article, "The
American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA
/ Missionary Archipelago."]
As you read and digest the following information,
ask yourselves HONESTLY
whether or not you have really understood how you are
being manipulated with regard to Libya — and if
the answer is, "No," then you should ask yourselves HONESTLY
whether or not you will be able to escape being caught
up by the "GREAT DECEPTION" of the "end of days." [Please
see Chapter XIV of the New Antipas Papers,
It's in the light of this that we once again URGE
you to read our article, "Come
Out Of Her."
Karpova (left) in North Korea where
she is said to have played a "behind-the-scenes" role
in freeing American journalists Laura Ling and Euna
Lee from North Korean captivity.
Lisa Karpova from Pravda writes:
"When I hear members of the U.S. administration say that
'all options are on the table' [meaning all options are on
the table for 'protecting the people of Libya' against Quadafi]
I feel highly tempted to tell them exactly what they can do
with that table and where they can shove it.
"The reeking, oozing hypocrisy of U.S. officials [about what
the US is up to in Libya] is enough to make you want to slap
them silly ... Let's cut the nonsense and get to the truth.
January 25, 2009, Muammar Al Gaddafi announced that his
country was studying the nationalization of foreign oil
companies operating in Libya (specifically, Anglo-Dutch
Shell, British Petroleum, U.S. ExxonMobil, Hess Corp.,
Marathon Oil, Occidental Petroleum and ConocoPhillips,
the Spanish Repsol, Germany's Wintershall, Austria's OMV,
Norway's Statoil, Eni and Canada's Petro Canada). THIS
IS THE REAL REASON THAT THE WEST HAS GONE TO WAR
"Libya's high-quality, low-sulfur oil is not that easily
replaced by the sulphur-heavy Saudi oil, particularly in Europe,
which is short of refineries. Bottom line is they want
the oil. No one in the west will hear anything good said
about the leader of Libya or how his country's people are
better off than all in Africa and many in Europe ... The thing
is, these pseudo-humanitarians [speaking here of Obama, Clinton,
Sarkozy, etc.] pushing that 'something has be done' are fooling
no one. This push for military intervention has nothing
to do with democracy and freedom."
"The stench of western lies began the campaign for Libyan
oil. The media presented false pictures. It was proven they
tried to pass off pictures of what was happening in other
countries saying it took place in Libya. Then there were the
bogus claims of 'he's bombing his own people'."
BOGUS US CLAIMS
Bogus claims that Quadafi was bombing his own people? —
Could that be true? Yes! — it's true, which exposes the
very basis for the US action against Libya — i.e., the
establishment of a "no-fly zone" over the country because Qadhafi
was supposedly bombing his own people - as a lie.
Russian intelligence, which monitors all the airspace of North
Africa and one hundred percent of Libya, proved from its records
that no Libyan warplanes had taken to the sky during the time
that Quadafi was supposed to be bombing his own people. At first
Pentagon officials charged that the Russians were lying, and
that they (the Pentagon) had pictures of Libyan planes bombing
Libyan civilians, but when pressed to show them, Pentagon officials
had to admit that no such images existed.
should be very careful not to too readily dismiss the
information produced by Russian Intelligence; the very
fact of the matter is, Russian Intelligence was the first
worldwide intelligence agency to blow the whistle on the
CIA's role in producing the AIDS and Ebola viruses.
[Please see our article, "The
Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola and AIDS — It's Not
What You Think."]
Later, the U.S. Secretary of Defense admitted that they had
been less than candid with the truth, but went on to say that
this action had to be taken anyway as a "preventative measure."
Bomb damage in Iraq
Karpova goes on to say,
"Don't let them fool anyone for a minute. What the Libyan
people can expect if the US has its way is exactly what you
can see in Iraq and Afghanistan. The total destruction of
"To this day the [Iraqi] people are lacking basic utilities
and services that they once enjoyed. Clean water and
electricity? Forget it! There has been total environmental
destruction with the use of depleted uranium and a tremendous
rise in cancers.
"This is the 'freedom and democracy' awaiting Libya."
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, also of Pravda, writes:
"One week after scratching beneath the surface of the myriad
of events coming out of Libya, one week after we asked in
this column Who or What is behind the 'uprising' against Colonel
Muammar Qadhafi, the first answers begin to appear...and interesting
ones they are."
"The Libyan 'uprising' appeared a little strange from the
beginning, due to the fact that it was presented as another
wave of Middle East protest against corrupt regimes which
held the people down, siphoned off the resources and put nothing
back in return. While that was true in Tunisia and Egypt,
where the "Revolutions" were concentrated in the
capital cities, Libya's centre of unrest was way out East
in the tribal lands of Cyrenaica. Odd...
"Cyrenaica is home to an extremely complex grouping of peoples
and tribes, an ethnic reality easily and quickly exploited
in many other areas of the Arab-speaking world. Around the
second largest city in Libya, and capital of Cyrenaica, Benghazi,
reside the Arafah, the Darsa, Abaydat, Barasa, Abiid, Awaqir,
Fawakhir, Zuwayah, Mugharbah, Majabrah, Awajilah and Minifah."
The tribes centered around Benghazi (Cyrenaica)
are responsible for the "rebellion against Quadafi -
a revolt that has been "egged on" by US special forces
and forces from Britain's elite SAS.
Hinchey goes on to list several reasons (questions) why one
should be very suspicious about what the United States and its
sycophants are up to in Libya.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
by Hinchey are posted in black; answers to Hinchey's questions
are posted in dark green.
Question one is, Why didn't the Libyan "uprising"
start in the capital city, Tripoli, and why didn't the "mainstream
(bought) media" report the fact that this is not the
first or second or third time that Benghazi has been the
epicenter of ethnic tensions and separatism?
The answer is, the uprising in
Benghazi is in fact an ethnic (tribal) revolt — a
revolt that the United States and her allies have since
co-opted and shaped to make it appear like the democratic
uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. However, as George Friedman
of Stratfor points out, the "Libyan uprising consists
of a cluster of tribes and personalities, some within the
Libyan government, some within the army and many others
longtime opponents of the regime." He adds, "it
would be an enormous mistake to see what has happened in
Libya as a mass, liberal democratic uprising. The narrative
has to be strained to work in most countries, but in Libya,
it breaks down completely."
Question two is, Why has there been an absence
of reporting on Colonel Ghadaffi's social welfare schemes
that have greatly benefited the Libyan people?
The answer is that the US media
wants to do everything it can to DEMONIZE Ghadaffi.
Strange! — this is the same Ghadaffi whose son
Secretary of State Clinton recently embraced as a
"friend of the American people" at the Department
of State on April 21, 2009 (see below).
To be sure, Ghadaffi deserves
to be DEMONIZED for many different reasons,
BUT NONE OF THESE REASONS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT
THAT HE HAS MISTREATED HIS POPULATION, if such a thing can
be said of any dictator. The truth of the matter is, Libya
occupies the first spot on the Human Development Index for
Africa and it has the highest life expectancy on the continent.
Libya attained the highest per capita income among
African states. Libya enjoys the highest gross domestic
product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita
of all of Africa.
The quality of life is over a
hundred times better than it was when Qadhafi took over
in 1969, when he instilled a policy of control of Libyan
resources by Libyans for Libyans, then literacy rates rose
from 10 to 90 per cent.
During the global crisis when
food prices soared, Gaddafi's government eliminated the
taxes in order to make food more affordable.
The construction of a broad network
of giant pipelines was undertaken (the "Great Man-Made
River") bringing fresh water from an enormous lake
beneath its large desert, in order to serve the needs of
Libya's 6 million population.
Education and health receive special
attention from the State. The cultural level of its population
is without a doubt the highest. Everyone has a home, can
afford cars and all the necessities of life. In short, Gaddafi
has constructed a new sort of society, one that works very
well and one where the people participate.
Women, today, have rights and
can go to school and get a job. The standard of living is
around 100 times greater than it was under the rule of King
Idris I. The conclusion, therefore, is that Ghadaffi's Libya
is a different ball game from Tunisia and Egypt.
Schools in Libya where women enjoy the same rights as men; they are among the best in the Arab world.
Question three is, Where are the "EnoughGaddafi.com"
posters and signs coming from and why is the webmaster from
this "organization" listed on Movements.org as
the "Twitter to be followed?"
Very obviously, the signs referenced
by Hinchey (see below) were professionally made; they were
distributed to rebels in Benghazi by the CIA and the SAS
weeks before the rebellion began.
CIA-funded signs and banners that were pre-positioned weeks before the so-called rebellion. Note the fact that they are all in English - which means that they were created solely to influence American audiences.
Question four is, What is the role of the
CIA behind "Movements.org?" whose name is plastered all
over the posters demonstrators are using in Benghazi?
CIA's shadowy "College of Coups."
The answer to this question is
that the CIA helped launch the movement in 2008. Plainly,
"Movements.org" is a CIA FRONT
organization; money for its operations come from a variety
of corporate sources. Tony Cartalucci reports that "movements.org"
is part of the "CIA's COLLEGE OF COUPS." He goes
on to report on its activity in Egypt:
"Some suspicious similarities
could be seen between the Egyptian unrest and another,
known US-backed uprising in Serbia in the 1990s. Serbia's
Otpor, or the "resistance," was funded to the tune of
millions by the US National Endowment for Democracy.
"Its signature clenched fist
logo (see below) adorned flags, signboards, and t-shirts
carried by the US State Department-laid astro-turf until
the ousting of Slobodan Milošević in 2000."
NOTE:Very obviously, the clenched fist logo used
by the "rebels" in Benghazi (again, see below) is
nothing more than a clone or knockoff of a sign prepared
by the CIA and used during the so-called Serbian revolution
against Milosevic in the 1990s. Apparently feeling
the pinch of budget austerity, the CIA had recycled
the fist salute logo of the Serbian group directly
into the Libyan one. Other aspects of the mob also
reflected the recycled debris of earlier "Color Revolution"
attempts — the much-vaunted slogan "Game Over" was
in fact left over from an attempt to destabilize Tibet
in the service of the Dalai Lama. [For more information
on the so-called "Color Revolutions," please see our
Truth about What's Happening in the Ukraine: Managing
Serbia's "Otpor," US ready-made mob.
"After its success, Serbia's
Otpor would continue receiving funds from the West and
become a 'CIA-coup college' of sorts, under the name CANVAS,
or 'Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies'.
"Amongst CANVAS's current 'partners'
are the Albert Einstein Institution, Freedom House, and
the International Republican Institute (IRI). The IRI
includes amongst its board of directors John McCain, Lindsey
Graham, and Brent Scowcroft. When John McCain says 'We
should have seen this coming', in regards to the unrest
in Egypt, he obviously isn't talking about himself since
he helped make it happen. [Please see Appendix
1 for information on (1) Albert
Einstein Institution, (2) Freedom
House and (3) the International
"See with your own eyes, the
absolutely shameless hoax foisted upon you, the general
public, by your corporate owned mainstream media, the
US State Department, and all the disingenuous leaders
who have feigned ignorance and surprise over the premeditated
and meticulously planned unrest still unfolding throughout
the Middle East today, and NEVER believe a word they say
Question five is, What has the National Front
for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) — the leading "rebel"
group - been doing behind and scenes?
The answer is a great deal. British
journalist Ian Black observes: "The National Front for the
Salvation of Libya" is thought to enjoy little support among
the country's 6.5 million people."
It is funded by the CIA and Saudi
Arabia. The key figure in the "National Front for the Salvation
of Libya" is one Ibrahim Sahad who conveniently enough lives
in Washington. According to the Library of Congress archives,
Sahad is the same man the CIA used in their failed attempt
at a Libyan coup of 1984. The Library of Congress confirms
that the CIA trained and supported the NFSL both before
and after the failed coup.
Question six, is Where is the NFSL based?
The answer is, respectively, in
Washington and London. These organizations are coordinating
teams of "information providers" operating deep
within Libya. At another time, they would have been called
saboteurs, terrorists and agents provocateurs.
Question seven is, Do NATO personnel have
any hand in the acts of sabotage and terrorism taking place
within the country? Are the "mercenaries" all
brought in by the Ghadaffi government or are they brought
in from outside by elements wishing to destabilise Libya
and to seize its oil? Are they perpetrating acts of sabotage
and murder, just to blame events on the Qadhafi administration?
Are some of them special forces sent by the backers of NFSL
and member groups?
The answer is, US personnel have
EVERYTHING to do with the "uprising" in Libya.
Please see the following video
entitled "CIA SAS Insurrection in Libya: Naked Aggression
planned months ahead."
AMERICANS ARE BEING PLAYED FOR SUCKERS
E. NEUMAN AS A GULLIBLE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN
"What the American public doesn't know is what makes
them the American Public." - Zalinksy (Dan Aykroyd)
in Tommy Boy
What all this suggests is that Americans are being "taken for
a ride" by America's media — and not just FOXNEWS, but
CNN, MSNBS, CBS, ABC and NBC.
The fact of the matter is, the US has successfully managed
to co-opt the Arab uprisings in North Africa and the Middle
East by means of behind-the-scenes military putsches headed
upby a junta of CIA puppet generals.
What's happening now in Libya is just the most extreme and
naked example of what the US is doing; but the fact is, even
in Egypt -- where the American controlled media chorus has chanted
obsessively that this was one regime change in the Arab world
which had been brought about by a genuinely "popular uprising"
-- it's not that difficult to see the footprints of the US.
In reality, the relatively limited popular agitation in Egypt
was actually the least important factor in toppling the long-serving
Egyptian rais. Since there was no real mass organization
capable of seizing power, and no program of economic reconstruction,
development, and reform which could have united the efforts
of larger sectors of the Egyptian population, Egypt was left
to the tender mercies of the now standard CIA/National Endowment
for Democracy color revolution, people power coup, or
postmodern putsch. [Please see our article, "The
AFL-CIO and Death Squads;" please also see "We
Are All Being Played for Suckers."]
According to this recipe, the destabilization was begun by
gathering the privileged youth of the upper middle classes —
the ones with access to the Internet, Google, Facebook, and
Twitter — in Tahrir Square, where, despite their relatively
anemic numbers in a city as big as Cairo, they provided a photo
opportunity for the Al Jazeera television network, which
shamelessly served as the demagogic speaking tube of American
The incendiary role played by Al Jazeera also reflects
the strange brinksmanship currently going on in Doha, Qatar,
where this network is based.
to how Al Jazeera is portrayed in the popular media
in the United States, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of the CIA that is based out of America's puppet-state,
Qatar. It poses as an anti-US news agency, but its main
reason for existence is to MANIPULATE THE NEWS TO THE
The Al Jazeera headquarters building in Qatar
just down the street from the American Embassy
So it was therefore the golden youth of Cairo who kept up some
kind of a presence before the TV cameras, allowing the Al
Jazeera agitators and provocateurs to argue that
these young dupes, anarchists, and nihilists represented the
incarnation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's popular will, and therefore
the court of last resort for all political decisions regarding
the future of Egypt. Sometimes there were only a few hundred
young enthusiasts in the square, but for Al Jazeera they
were the supreme oracle of what Egypt wanted.
Egypt has upwards of 80 million people, and the Cairo metropolitan
area numbers almost 20 million, but the anti-Mubarak forces
had a very hard time ever getting above 50,000 or so — even
in the days when they bombastically promised a Million Man March
or even a Two Million Man March. Compared to Kiev, a smaller
city, in November 2004, Cairo was a feeble effort.
Now the same kind of PRESS MANIPULATION is being "played
out" in Libya — and American Christians are falling for
it "lock, stock and barrel."
As we indicated in the Preface to
this article, this doesn't say much for the ability of Christians
in the United States to withstand what the Bible calls the "GREAT
DECEPTION" of the "end of days." [Please see Chapter
XIV of the New Antipas Papers, "The
Great Falling Away."]
Again, it's in the light of this that we URGE
you to read our article, "Come
Out Of Her."
Finally, we would be remiss if we
did not point out the fact that — in the end — all
this lying and cheating by the US will not — indeed, it
cannot — prevent the Muslim nations of the Middle East
and North Africa from breaking away from their status as client-states
in the American New World Order System; all
it is doing is enraging the Muslim people all the more against
the US, and in doing so paving the way for Radical Islamists
to seize upon this unrest and set up a New Caliphate.
The New Arab Caliphate towards which
Islam is pressing.
Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses
where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems
too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone
poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post
them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden,
near employment offices, wherever you can.
The Albert Einstein Institution: Non-Violence According to the CIA
By Thierry Meyssan
Non violence as a political action technique can be used for
anything. During the 1980s, NATO drew its attention on its possible
use to organize the Resistance in Europe after the invasion
of the Red Army. It's been 15 years since the CIA began using
it to overthrow inflexible governments without provoking international
outrage, and its ideological façade is philosopher Gene Sharp's
Albert Einstein Institution — and it has been used
to great affect from Lithuania to Serbia, Venezuela and Ukraine.
Unknown to the public, Gene Sharp formulated a theory on non
violence as a political weapon. Also he first helped NATO and
then CIA train the leaders of the soft coups of the last 15
years. Since the 50s, Gene Sharp studied Henry D. Thoreau and
Mohandas K. Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience. For these
authors, obedience and disobedience were religious and moral
matters, not political ones. However, to preach had political
consequences; what could be considered an aim could be perceived
as a mean. Civil disobedience can be considered then as a
political, even military, action technique.
In 1983, Sharp designed the Non Violent Sanctions Program
in the Center for International Affairs of Harvard University
where he did some social sciences studies on the possible use
of civil disobedience by Western Europe population in case of
a military invasion carried out by the troops of the Warsaw
Pact. At the same time, he founded in Boston the Albert Einstein
Institution with the double purpose of financing his own researches
and applying his own models to specific situations. In 1985,
he published a book titled "Making Europe Unconquerable
"  whose second edition included a preface by
George Kennan, the Father of the Cold War. In 1987, the association
was funded by the U.S. Institute for Peace and hosted seminars
to instruct its allies on defense based on civil disobedience.
General Fricaud-Chagnaud, on his part, introduced his "civil
deterrence" concept at the Foundation of National Defense
General Edward B. Atkeson, well-known by CIA director, 
incorporated the Institute to the American interference
stay-behind network in allied States. To focus on the
moral issues of an action helped to avoid all doubts on
the legitimacy of an action. Therefore, non violence,
recognized as good-natured and assimilated to democracy,
offered a suitable aspect to antidemocratic
In 1989, when the Albert Institution became well known, Gene
Sharp began to advice anticommunist movements. He participated
in the establishment of Burma's Democratic Alliance - a coalition
of notable anticommunists that quickly joined the military government
- and Taiwan's Progressive Democratic Party - which favored
the independence of the island from communist China, something
U.S. officially opposed. He also unified the Tibetan opposition
under Dalai Lama and tried to form a dissident group within
PLO so that Palestinian nationalists would stop terrorism 
(he made the necessary arrangements with Colonel Reuven Gal,
 director of the Psychological Action division of
the Israeli armed forces, to train them secretly in the American
Embassy in Tel Aviv).
Srdja Popovic (left), Serbian
leader of the Otpor movement, Gene Sharp (center)
and Robert Helvey
When CIA realized how useful could the Albert Einstein Institution
be, it brought Colonel Robert Helvey into play. An expert in
clandestine actions and former dean of the Embassy's Military
Attachés Training School, "Bob" took Gene Sharp to
Burma to educate the opposition on the non violent strategy
for criticizing the cruelest military junta of the world without
questioning the system. By doing this, Helvey could identify
the "good" and the "bad" opponents in a
critical moment for Washington: the true opposition, led by
Mrs. Suu Kyi, was labeled as a threat to the pro-American regimen.
«Bob's» job was easily done. Since he was military attaché
in Rangoon from 1983 to 1985 and helped to structure the dictatorship,
he knew everybody. By playing a double game, Colonel Helvey
simultaneously directed a classical action of military support
to Karen resistance: by providing weapons and controlling a
limited guerrilla, Washington wished, indeed, to maintain the
military junta under pressure.
Since that moment, Sharp has always been present everywhere
American interests are put at risk. In June 1989, he and his
assistant, Bruce Jenkins, went to Beijing, two weeks before
Tiananmen events. They were both expelled by Chinese authorities.
In February 1990, the Albert Einstein Institution hosted a Conference
on Non Violent Sanctions that brought together 185 experts of
16 countries under Colonels Robert Helvey and Reuven Gal. This
marked the beginning of an international anticommunist crusade
to involve peoples in non violent action.
Professor Thomas Schelling,  well known economist
and CIA consultant, joined the Administrative Council of the
Institution whose official budget was still stable though it
was also funded by the International Republican Institute (IRI),
one of the four branches of the National Endowment for Democracy
At the same time, Baltic countries proclaimed their independence
but, after a test of endurance with Mijail Gorbatchov, they
postponed their decision for 2 or 3 years to negotiate their
terms. In October 1990, Gene Sharp and his team traveled to
Sweden and trained several Lithuanian politicians in the organization
of a popular resistance against the Red Army. Months later,
in May 1991, when the crisis broke out and Gorbatchov deployed
his special forces; Gene Sharp was the adviser of Sajudis separatist
party (Perestroika Initiative Group) and remained close to Vytautas
Landsbergis. In June 1992, independent Lithuania Minister of
Defense, Audrius Butkevicius, hosted a symposium to thank Albert
Einstein Institution's key role during the independence process
of the Baltic countries.
When the U.S began its rearmament in 1998,  the Albert
Einstein Institution became part of an expansionist strategy.
It provided ideology and technique to Otpor («Resistance»),
a group of Slobodan Milosevic's young opponents. Simultaneously,
it intervened in Kosovo province to train Ibrahim Rugova's LDK,
but it turned useless for Washington during the Kosovo war.
Then, Otpor quickly became a choice to overthrow Milosevic who
was very popular for resisting NATO. Colonel Helvey trained
Otpor's leaders through seminars hosted at Hilton Hotel in Budapest.
Money was not a problem to overthrow Europe's last communist
government. The person in charge of commanding the operation
was agent Paul B. McCarthy, discreetly settled at Moskva hotel
in Belgrade until Milosevic's resignation in October 2000.
In September 2002, Gene Sharp went to The Hague to train
the members of the Iraqi National Council who were preparing
themselves to return to Iraq, along with the American army.
In September 2003, it was also the Albert Einstein Institution
who advised the opposition to question the electoral results
and go on demonstrations to force Eduard Shevardnadze's resignationduring the «revolution» of the roses in Georgia.
When the CIA-organized-coup against Venezuela failed
in April 2002, the State Department counted again on the
Albert Einstein Institution which advised the owners of
enterprises during the organization of the revocatory
referendum against President Hugo Chávez. Gene Sharp and
his team led the leaders of Súmate during the demonstrations
of August 2004. As done before, the only thing they had
to do was questioning the electoral results and demanding
the resignation of the president. They managed to get
the bourgeoisie out in the street but Chavez's popular
government was too strong. All in all, international observers
had no other choice but to recognize Hugo Chávez's victory.
[Please see our article, "The
AFL-CIO and Death Squads" which details the coup
that was organized by th CIA against the Chavez government
Gene Sharp failed in Belarus and Zimbabwe for he could not
recruit and train in the proper time the necessary amount of
demonstrators. During the orange «revolution» in November 2004,
 we met again with Colonel Robert Helvey in Kiev.
Finally, we must point out that the Albert Einstein Institution
has begun to train Iranian agitators
But, why Albert Einstein? It is an unsuspicious name. Gene
Sharp's first book on Gandhi's methods began with a preface
signed by Albert Einstein, though the book was written in 1960,
five years after the genius's death. Therefore, Albert Einstein
did not write anything for Sharp's work. All that Sharp did
was reproducing an article on non violence written by the scientist.
Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-based
Deterrence and Defense. Taylor & Francis Publishing
House, London, 1985. Its second edition included a preface by
George F. Kennan, Ballinger Publishing House, Massachusetts,
General Georges Fricaud Chagnaud had been military attaché
at the Embassy of France in Washington, and some time later
he was appointed Chief of NATO's French military mission.
General Edward B. Atkeson is currently a CSIS expert and
manager of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO).
Mubarak Awad, one of the agents formed by Sharp, is currently
(January 2005) in charge of the American aid sent to Indonesia
after the tsunami.
Nowadays, Colonel Reuven Gal is deputy head of the National
Security Council of Israel in charge of molding Palestine society.
In March 2004, Thomas Schelling was one of the drafters
of the Copenhagen Consensus. Sponsored by The Economist,
this document questioned the UN Millenium Program and the Kyoto
Protocol. Mr. Schelling formulated a theoretical model which
suggested that economic growth is the best way to combat global
warming for, in the future, it should guarantee the development
of the necessary techniques to solve the problem.
Thierry Meyssan : «The Networks of "Democratic" Interference»,
Voltaire (text in French), November 21, 2004.
In 1998 and despite the lack of enemy, the Congress forced
President Clinton to implement a rearmament policy.
See Paul Labarique : «Les dessous du coup d'État en
Géorgie», text in French, Voltaire, January 7, 2004.
See Emilia Nazarenko: «Moscow and Washington confronting
each other in Ukraine», Voltaire (Text in French), November
1st, 2004. This article was published by Voltaire before
the first part of the presidential elections and described the
organization of the pretended spontaneous movement of the following
On Freedom House and the CIA
By: Adrienne Pine
Adrienne Pine (left)
NOTE:Adrienne Pine is a well-known researcher who
analyzes the mechanisms supporting empire and the
daily usurpations of democracy there and in the
United States. She examines the non-profit industrial
complex, the militarized and corporatized academy,
diverse actors and institutions in the U.S. and
Honduran governments, and the Honduran resistance
movement in order to better understand how structures
of violence prevent democratic processes from taking
hold. Pine has been described as "a one-woman
wrecking crew against the golpistas in Honduras
and their handlers, paymasters, apologists and lackeys
in DC" and sees militant anthropology as a
key factor in overthrowing the corporatocracy. She
is based in Washington, DC, where she learns from
and teaches anthropology to the fabulous students
at American University.
In a recent article she published on Freedom House she
was accused of not providing enough documentation that
it was a CIA FRONT operation. This is her answer to that
"Oops! I called Freedom House a CIA front without providing
extensive documentation and pissed off a reader who
works for Soros and formerly for USAID. Indeed, one
of the reasons critics of U.S. imperialism are brushed
off is that we are at times incautious in our quick
ascriptions of things like widely interlocking memberships
and boards, funders, and similar actions to intentional
and directional (rather than coincidental) commonality
of purpose. And one of the characteristics of blog writing
and activist media is that it permits for urgent writing,
like warning the Honduran resistance movement about
neocon organizations trying to co-opt it through "human
rights" funding, without the wait (or prestige)
of a refereed journal article. The urgency of solidarity,
unfortunately, does not often permit for multiple edits,
which in my case always and without fail consist of
warnings to not write so angrily. That said, my angry
incautious writing has proved quite beneficial in numerous
instances because of the responses it provokes, and
what those in turn uncover. In this case, some great
arguments about Freedom House, and some new leads. One
very useful assessment of Freedom House's position vis-a-vis
the U.S. government and the need to accurately identify
elements of U.S. imperialism, reached me in email form
from Jeremy Bigwood. I publish it here with his permission:
"Here are my two cents: the genius of US imperialism
is that it operates through many distinct entities that
function at various intensities through different channels
- and often independently of each other once they get
going on a particular project. "These distinct entities
often come together and decide on a strategy around
a big table which includes the NSC and, if it is important
enough, the President himself. A given policy may or
may not originate from Congress. When a policy is decided
upon, all of the agencies do their distinct thing —
sometimes in close coordination with each other and
sometimes not. It depends on what is on the agenda.
Sometimes the agencies meet repeatedly to check the
status of some program. Sometimes they don't. While
it can be as lethal as any of the military entities,
the CIA does not call the shots and is usually just
one of many USG actors in any given situation. Please
remember that the CIA is a relatively small part of
the whole operation. The biggest USG entity is DoD —
an entity that owns about 86% of all USG assets and
is able to act behind the scenes very easily because
there are so many other entities to focus on and also
because of its relative complexity and opacity.
"Freedom House looks like a CIA front because it is
doing its part to achieve the aims agreed to at some
NSC meeting, something that the CIA would also be doing.
Stylistically, FH usually does things by twisting the
facts in a way reminiscent of the CIA's Psychological
Operations of the Cold War period (what was called "Psy
Ops" then has been largely taken over by DoS, USAID,
NED and their subordinate entities like FH and it is
now called "democracy promotion" among other Orwellian
monikers). FH is a practiced spinmaster. It has been
doing this for a long time and its human resources department
knows how to pick naïve people to do its bidding. FH
people are pros, just like CIA officers are.
"However, I should point out that the misidentification
of the elements of US imperialism is something that
continually plagues the Latin American Left and impairs
its credibility. For instance, Evo used to rail against
the DEA for coca eradication in the Chapare in Bolivia.
True, the DEA really did have a role in drug control
in Bolivia, but very little in eradication: it was DoS'
INL that was in charge of eradicating coca. But it was
just easier for him to say "DEA' than get into the complicated
details of the internal structures of DoS entities.
This is OK for propaganda down south, but if we want
to put all of the beast back into its cage, we here
in Washington have to be able to correctly identify
all of its body parts.
"In other words, US imperialism is a very, very complicated
beast — much more complicated than, say, Japanese
imperialism of the first half of the last century. It
is also very adaptive, although less and less so...
Hopefully we will be able to push it back into its cage
so that it becomes an enlightened member of the world's
nations. It is worth a try.
International Republican Institute
By: Muriel Kane
Raw Story, @2004
The IRI is little-known organization closely tied to the Republican
Party and the Bush administration and often accused of promoting
partisan policies and ideology abroad is now heavily involved
in efforts to establish democratic institutions in Afghanistan
and Iraq, RAW STORY has learned.
The International Republican Institute, though billing itself
as an independent nonprofit unaffiliated with the Republican
Party, acts essentially as a wing of the GOP. Its is chaired
by party presidential frontrunner Senator John McCain (R-AZ),
and Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Representatives David Dreier
(R-CA) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) serve on its board of directors.
Many of IRI's high-ranking staff members have at some point
worked directly for the Bush administration.
What makes these connections troubling is that the organization,
nominally dedicated to nurturing free institutions in emerging
democracies, has also been associated with unscrupulous and
undemocratic campaign practices both at home and overseas.
In December 2004, IRI contracted with Tony Marsh and Lance
Copsey of the media consulting firm Marsh, Copsey & Scott
to set up a Baghdad Media Center on behalf of the U.S. State
Department. Its stated purpose was to assist Iraqi political
parties and candidates in the upcoming January elections.
Earlier that year, in January 2004, Marsh Copsey & Scott
(now Marsh Copsey & Associates) had registered the domain
name crushkerry.com, which was used throughout the 2004 election
for an anti-Kerry blog run by their senior account executive,
Patrick Hynes. The site was heavily involved in promoting both
the SwiftBoat Veterans and CBS Memos stories. It also encouraged
readers to suggest other ways of discrediting John Kerry, and
claimed to have inside sources of information on the Kerry campaign.
Today, the blog is gone, but http://www.crushkerry.com is still
the main URL for the website of Marsh Copsey & Associates.
Until 2003, Tony Marsh and Lance Copsey had been associated
with the firm of Russo Marsh & Rogers, which has since then
become known for its sponsorship of a pro-Iraq War organization
called Move America Forward. In 2004, MAF encouraged a campaign
of intimidation to prevent theater owners from showing Michael
Moore's Fahrenheit 911. In 2005, it launched a "You Don't
Speak for Me, Cindy" caravan to demonstrate against Cindy
Sheehan. It is currently running television ads calling for
the censure of former President Jimmy Carter, in retaliation
against calls to censure George W. Bush.
Marsh and Copsey's association with these actions is made more
troubling by the closeness of their firm's ties to the Republican
Party. They list among their clients the Republican National
Committee, the National Republican Senatorial and Congressional
Committees, and many state Republican organizations.
Marsh Copsey's connection with IRI goes well beyond the Baghdad
Media Center. IRI's annual report for 2003 lists both Tony Marsh
and Lance Copsey among its volunteers for that year. After the
2005 Iraqi election, IRI's resident political director in Iraq
became Marsh Copsey's director of international ventures.
Shaping elections in Iraq and Afghanistan
Marsh Copsey is not the only firm advising IRI on how to run
Republican-style election campaigns. IRI's annual reports for
2003 and 2004 include among their lists of volunteers a significant
number of Republican pollsters, consultants, strategists, public
opinion researchers, and campaign website designers, some of
whom have come under fire for unethical practices.
For example, Rob Autry and Gene Ulm are with Public Opinion
Strategies, the largest Republican polling firm. POS was responsible
for the "Harry and Louise" ad in the early 90's that
scuttled Clinton's health insurance proposals. In 2001, it was
charged with violating Virginia's polling disclosure laws, and
it has also been accused of using push polls to influence elections.
Another IRI volunteer is Whitfield Ayres, a Republican strategist
and pollster who often appears on television news shows presenting
Republican talking points. One of his polls claimed to show
that older Americans supported privatization of Social Security.
Another, from 2004, indicated that 83% of Americans were satisfied
with their current health insurance coverage.
These volunteers take on significance in light of the fact
that in both Afghanistan and Iraq, IRI has been heavily involved
in elections -- working with favored candidates and parties
and conducting polls which may be intended to influence election
During the Afghan presidential election of October 2004, IRI's
pre-election poll showed Hamid Karzai with a strong lead, and
its exit poll, released immediately after the vote and well
before the ballots were counted, also gave him over 50% of the
vote. The British Helsinki Human Rights Group subsequently suggested
that these polls might have helped head off scrutiny of an election
that had initially been met with well-founded suspicions of
IRI's polls also serve to influence public opinion in the United
States. A year ago, MediaMatters pointed out that the Washington
Post had cited an IRI poll showing that "60 percent
of Iraqis believed the country is headed in the right direction"
without indicating the partisan nature of its source. In September
2004, President Bush had cited a similar IRI poll at a press
conference, saying, "I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong
track in Iraq was better than here in America. It's pretty darn
strong. I mean, the people see a better future."
Outsourcing regime change
IRI was founded in 1983 as the result of a Reagan administration
imitative to fight Communism by providing government funding
to private groups -- most notably the National Endowment for
Democracy -- that would promote U.S. policies in ways the government
could not undertake directly. In 1991, one of the creators of
the NED would be quoted as saying, "a lot of what we
do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA."
This initiative led to the creation of two organizations, the
International Republican Institute and the National Democratic
Institute, associated with the two political parties.
IRI and NDI originally focused their activities on Central
America and the Caribbean, but after the fall of the Soviet
Union they shifted their attention to the former Communist republics
of Eastern Europe. In Serbia, for example, the ouster of
Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000 was carefully orchestrated,
in an effort that the Washington Post has called "a
curious mixture of secrecy and openness." In this effort,
NDI offered its polling and organizing expertise to help develop
a unified political opposition, while IRI provided a student
group, Otpor, with instruction in non-violent resistance and
helped it to plaster the country with anti-Milosevic stickers
The IRI has recently come under heavy criticism for its activities
in Venezuela, Haiti, and Cambodia. In all three countries,
IRI has taken a partisan role, channeling support and funding
to extreme right-wing and pro-Bush parties and skewing its reporting
in their favor. This is in sharp contrast with the National
Democratic Institute, which reportedly works with all factions
and focuses on sponsoring debates and handing out voting guides.
In April 2002, it was revealed that in the months preceding
the abortive coup against Hugo Chavez, the U.S. government had
funneled millions of dollars through IRI and related organizations
to opposition groups in Venezuela. IRI staff members had held
discussions with one of the coup leaders a few months before
the coup attempt, and on the day of the coup the president of
IRI issued a press release hailing the removal of Chavez from
IRI has also been accused of being a major factor in the violent
coup which removed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power
in Haiti in February 2004, leaving that country in a state of
chaos. According to both the New York Times and Salon, IRI had
spent years undermining the reconciliation process after disputed
elections, counseling and funding opposition groups, and training
The secretive aspect to some of IRI's activities, combined
with its repeated involvement in subverting left-leaning politicians
and parties, creates the appearance that it may be acting as
one more tool in the Bush administration's arsenal for regime
change by any means available. The recent increase in IRI's
federal funding -- which almost tripled, from $26 million to
$75 million, between 2003 and 2005 -- adds grounds to this suspicion.
IRI's ties to the current administration are strong, to say
the least. Its current president left the organization from
2001 to 2004 to serve as Assistant Secretary of State in the
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. A former IRI regional
director served under him as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
in the same bureau. IRI's general counsel became the deputy
director of economic policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority
in Baghdad in 2003. One former IRI staff member was Director
of Governance for the CPA, while another, who was Senior Advisor
for Governance, has now returned to IRI as executive vice president.
Karl Rove's dirty tricks alma mater
Tony Marsh and Lance Copsey are not the only names associated
with both IRI and Karl Rove-style campaign dirty tricks. Several
of IRI's volunteers have lectured or taught seminars at Morton
Blackwell's Leadership Institute, the venerable training-ground
for dubious Republican campaign practices, which Salon
has described as teaching "that with sufficient organization,
the act of voting becomes less a basic right than a tactical
maneuver." Karl Rove himself is an alumnus of the Leadership
Institute, as is Jeff Gannon. So is Patrick Hynes, the Marsh
Copsey employee who ran crushkerry.com.
Among the IRI volunteers with a Leadership Institute connection
is Ron Nehring, the vice-chairman of the California Republican
Party, who says in his online biography that he "has volunteered
to teach campaign strategy and tactics to others at campaign
seminars throughout the United States and Canada, and even in
such troubled areas as the Middle East and Haiti, through the
International Republican Institute and the Leadership Institute."
Nehring, a protégé of Grover Norquist who was recently the
subject of an article at RAW STORY, is also head of The Project
for California's Future, which regularly partners with the Leadership
Institute to provide campaign trainings. The board of advisors
of that group includes Kerri Houston, another IRI volunteer.
Houston is also on the board of directors of GOPUSA, the website
which credentialed Jeff Gannon as a White House reporter.
At least two other IRI volunteers -- fundraiser Paul Pelletier
and Newt Gingrich's former chief legislative assistant, Nancy
Bocskor -- have taught at the Leadership Institute as well.
These connections with the Gingrich-Norquist wing of the
Republican Party point up IRI's role in promoting a radical
right-wing ideology. Though IRI is largely supported by federal
funding, it receives additional contributions from right-wing
foundations, large corporations (including major oil firms,
telecommunication companies, and defense contractors), and Republican
lobbyists. Representatives of these same corporations and foundations
serve on its board of directors, and it appears that their extreme
free-market ideas may be more influential on the organization
than the traditional American love for open institutions that
it nominally espouses.
On to Tehran?
At present, the International Republican Institute appears
to be slowly gearing up to participate in the Bush administration's
current initiative to promote regime change in Iran by supporting
Iranian pro-democracy activists. However, some of IRI's alumni
and associates have already been on the move.
In 2004, a former IRI staff member, J. Scott Carpenter, became
head of the State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative,
with the responsibility "to reach out to Iranian democrats
inside the country to see who would be willing to accept outside
support in their efforts to reform and change the Islamic republic."
Just this March, Carpenter participated in the creation of an
unprecedented Office of Iranian Affairs, whose purpose is "to
facilitate a change in Iranian policies and actions."
More surprisingly, three members of the Serbian student
group Otpor showed up in Dubai last summer, running training
sessions in which they tutored Iranian activists in the same
kinds of tricks that IRI had taught them five years earlier
during the push to overthrow Milosevic. In a recent article,
Asia Times described these workshops as "highly
secretive" and said that "stress was laid on the importance
of ridiculing the political elite as an effective tool of demythologizing
them in the eyes of the people."
Asia Times further quotes an Iranian analyst
as saying, "As I gather, the idea was to fund and train
activists to be agents provocateurs along the lines of the Otpor
movement in Serbia. Their job was to utilize various techniques,
such as anti-government graffiti etc, to embolden the student
movement and provoke a general government crackdown, which could
then be used as a pretext to 'spark' a mass uprising in Iran
that appeared to be spontaneous and indigenous."
Asia Times does not identify the "Americans who
appeared to supervise the course and whose affiliation remained
unclear throughout." However, it seems certain that whether
or not they were formally associated with IRI, the attitudes
and methods they were passing along to the Iranian dissidents
derive directly from those of crushkerry.com, the Leadership
Institute, and the International Republican Institute.
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