National Endowment for Democracy
|National Endowment for Democracy|
|Motto||Supporting freedom around the world.|
• Robert Pickus|
• George Weigel
|Interests||US Sponsored Regime-change efforts since 1945|
|The "traditional intermediary of the CIA", promoting the US "national interest" by "soft power".|
Wikipedia terms it a "soft-power organization". The NED's president Carl Gershman explained, “It would be terrible for democratic groups around the world to be seen as subsidized by the C.I.A. We saw that in the 60’s, 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.” New York Times reporter John Broder explained in 1997, “to do in the open what the Central Intelligence Agency has done surreptitiously for decades.”
Steven Gowens has written that "The Dalai Lama is hardly a democrat, yet he has received Washington’s lucre for decades, including from the CIA and later the NED... old Tibet, then, was hardly a society of peace and tranquility ruled over by a benign ruler. It was a class society torn by conflict and predicated on brutal, naked, exploitation. Despite this, a February 16, 2010 NED press release describes the former Tibetan feudal overlord “not only as a moral and religious leader respected throughout the world but as a fellow democrat who shares America’s deepest values.”"
"The NED does, however, care deeply about the interests of US corporations, banks and investors which, after all, play the dominant role in shaping US policy and whose representatives staff the key positions of the US state."
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|Bangkok Blast - Who the Liars Say Did It, Says it All||article||18 August 2015||Tony Cartalucci||Analysis of the 18 August terrorist bombing in Bangkok illustrating western media (especially the BBC) bias by omission of major salient points|
- Document:Understanding the War in Libya
- John M. Broder, “Political Meddling by Outsiders: Not New for U.S.,” The New York Times, April 1, 1997.