Thursday, March 30, 2017

Foreign Aid

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US pays Soros to disrupt foreign politics

The U.S. government has quietly spent millions of taxpayer dollars to destabilize the democratically elected, center-right government in Macedonia by colluding with leftwing billionaire philanthropist George Soros, records obtained by Judicial Watch show. Barack Obama’s U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Jess L. Baily, has worked behind the scenes with Soros’ Open Society Foundation to funnel large sums of American dollars for the cause, constituting an interference of the U.S. Ambassador in domestic political affairs in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

The cash flows through the State Department and the famously corrupt U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), which is charged with providing global economic, development and humanitarian assistance. USAID has allocated about $5 million to leftwing Soros groups in Macedonia since 2012, documents show, and at least $9.5 million has been earmarked by the agency to intervene in the Balkan nation’s governmental affairs for 2016-2011. State Department figures have been tougher to come by and Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the numbers. Judicial Watch also fired off a public records request to USAID because the preliminary figures, obtained through various sources in both the U.S. and Macedonia, appear to be incomplete.

Here’s how the clandestine operation functions, according to high-level sources in Macedonia and the U.S. that have provided Judicial Watch with records as part of an ongoing investigation. The Open Society Foundation has established and funded dozens of leftwing, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Macedonia to overthrow the conservative government. One Macedonian government official interviewed by Judicial Watch in Washington D.C. recently, calls it the “Soros infantry.” The groups organize youth movements, create influential media outlets and organize violent protests to undermine the institutions and policies implemented by the government. One of the Soros’ groups funded the translation and publication of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” into Macedonian. The book is a tactical manual of subversion, provides direct advice for radical street protests and proclaims Lucifer to be the first radical. Thanks to Obama’s ambassador, who has not been replaced by President Trump, Uncle Sam keeps the money flowing so the groups can continue operating and recruiting, sources in Macedonia and the U.S. confirm.

With a population of about 2 million, Macedonia has one of the more conservative governments in Europe. This includes the lowest flat tax in Europe, close ties with Israel and pro-life policies. The country recently built a border fence to crackdown on an illegal immigration crisis that overwhelmed law enforcement agencies. Between 10,000 and 12,000 illegal aliens were crossing the Greek-Macedonian border daily at the peak of the European migration crisis, a Macedonian official told Judicial Watch, and the impact was devastating. This is likely of big interest to Soros, a renowned open borders advocate who pushes international governance, diminished U.S. global power and an increase in Muslim immigration. Soros spent tens of millions of dollars to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Just this month Hungary’s prime minister lashed out against Soros for funding groups to secretly influence the country’s politics. “Large-bodied predators are swimming here in the waters,” said Viktor Orban in his annual state of the nation speech. “This is the trans-border empire of George Soros, with tons of money and international heavy artillery.”

This appears to be the case in Macedonia with the help of American financing. There have been a number of violent protests in recent months that have been coordinated by Soros’ Open Society Foundation through its U.S.-funded NGOs, sources tell Judicial Watch. Some U.S. members of Congress have expressed interest in the issue and have demanded answers from Ambassador Baily, USAID and the State Department. In typical fashion, the State Department has stonewalled the inquiries and USAID hasn’t been much more forthcoming. Last month Utah Senator Mike Lee sent Ambassador Baily a letter asking questions involving the U.S. Mission to Macedonia’s involvement in the political process and its connections to the Open Society Foundation. It’s unlikely that Americans will receive answers, especially since Baily is probably on his way out. The fact remains however, that millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars have already been spent on this illicit operation and the government agencies need to be held accountable.

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China Aid

Having eclipsed the United States as the world’s largest economy, made territorial claims against Japan, asserted hegemony over the South China Sea and rattled sabers over the country of Taiwan that they regard as a “renegade province”, Red China has another reason to pick up the phone when Obama calls – a generous foreign aid package that they receive each year.

That’s right.

China is wealthy enough to amass $1.3 trillion in U.S. treasury bonds making the U.S. China’s biggest debtor nation but that hasn’t stopped the flow of U.S. dollars to support the communist government in Beijing.

According to ForeignAid.gov., China received $12.3 million from the U.S. State Department and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2014 with another $6.8 million so far in the pipeline for 2015.

The aid, which taxpayers are told will be used to fight pollution and promote democracy in China, has been dismissed as a drop in the bucket against the backdrop of the more than $50 billion the U.S. gives away each year.

Speaking on behalf of taxpayers, Ian Vasquez, Director of the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute, said:

“The idea that China needs this foreign aid, and that it can make any difference in China, is laughable . . . what we’re doing is borrowing from China and giving some of that money back to China, so it’s a loan with interest. This is an expensive way to do business.”

Aside from being China’s biggest debtor nation, the United States is also a great source of stolen intellectual property from private companies and the wholesale theft of technologies from the U.S government.

Using its’ cyber warfare capabilities, China has and continues to save billions of dollars in research and development costs – particularly in the military and space technology sectors.

Stolen technology has allowed China to leap frog their capabilities forward by years as they grind down U.S. leadership in the projection of power, military countermeasures, computer technology and industrial materials and processes.

To make matters worse, China keeps U.S. access to Chinese markets on a short leash blocking U.S. exports to the country until domestically made knockoffs are ready for sale.

For those who say $12.3 million is a trivial amount to spend on China, they should consider that $12.3 million could:

• Buy 769 Track Chairs for disabled veterans through The Independence Fund

• Provide private school scholarships to 724 children for a year according to Great Schools.org. And,

• Fully vaccinate 5,600 Americans from birth to 18 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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