Thursday, April 22, 2010
How perfectly Orwellian. George W. Bush is now a freedom fighter. The man who fronted draconian assaults on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for the global elite hosted an internet freedom conference the other day for the George W. Bush Institute.
Bush’s little blogger conference was not about liberty and freedom for Americans — who have every phone call and email monitored by the NSA — but rather freedom for dissidents in Venezuela, China, Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Russia.
“The co-sponsor of the event was Freedom House,” notes the Dubya Institute. Freedom House is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID, the folks who cobble together color revolutions, the preferred way in the 21st century for the CIA to overthrow governments.
It is a Soros project. Freedom House is “funded by both the US government and Soros to provide support to pro-Western opposition movements,” writes Mark MacKinnon.
NED may as well have the CIA’s logo emblazoned over it. “The NED was established by the Reagan administration after the CIA’s role in covertly funding efforts to overthrow foreign governments was brought to light,” writes Stephen Gowans.
“It would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the CIA. We saw that in the 60s, and that’s why it has been discontinued. We have not had the capability of doing this, and that’s why the endowment was created,” explains NED president Carl Gershman. NED was founded, as New York Times reporter John Broder explained in 1997, “to do in the open what the Central Intelligence Agency has done surreptitiously for decades.”
NED is advocating the overthrow of Iran of Venezuela out in the open. How the neocon stumble bum George W. Bush lends any credence to this effort remains to be seen.