No Need for
Russia to Apologize for Curbing US Provocation
August 26, 2016 "Information
Western protestations ensued after Russia this week
blacklisted a group of US-based so-called
non-governmental organizations as being
“undesirable” on its territory.
banned group of seven were the Washington-based
National Endowment for Democracy and the Open
Society run by capitalist billionaire-speculator
George Soros. These organizations have launched
numerous “civil-society groups” in Moscow
over recent years which allegedly are involved
in promoting “democracy”, “business enterprise” and
law, passed in 2015, the government has the right
to sanction any group as “undesirable” if it is
deemed to undermine Russia’s constitution and state
It is a
moot point why such American outfits that have
demonstrable political allegiance to Washington and
its inimical agenda towards Russia were even allowed
to set up in the country in the first place.
ambassador to Russia John Tefft decried the latest
sanction by the Kremlin. He said: “We see this move
by the Russian government as another deliberate step
to further isolate the Russian people from the
arrogance in the American ambassador’s words are
astounding, but typical of Washington’s supremacist
people are, we are told, being isolated from the
rest of the world? Notice how US-based advocacy
groups are somehow equated with access to “the
world” and as if they are paragons of virtue.
quickest way to gain a reality-check is from asking
this question: how many Russian NGOs are operating
in the US? That’s right – none. Yet, the
self-proclaimed “exceptional” Americans consider it
their prerogative to export groups to promulgate
supposed “Western values” in Russia and dozens
of other countries around the globe.
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just how “isolated” Americans are from Russian
influence, one only has to consider how antagonistic
US politicians, media and pundits are
towards Russia-based news broadcasters. Channels
like RT and Sputnik are routinely vilified as
“Kremlin propaganda”, even though they are arguably
more balanced than the slew of American
corporate-controlled outlets that act
as unquestioning cheerleaders for US foreign wars
in mind, too, RT and Sputnik are publicly recognized
news channels. They are not clandestine
organizations operating with a hidden agenda.
that’s the kind of hostility which legitimate
Russia-based international news channels are hit
with, one can only imagine the uproar if there were
actually Russian-sponsored “civil-society” groups
based in Washington that published reports and press
releases which continually sought to undermine the
American constitution, institutions and government
hypothetical Russia-supported networks would be
booted out of the country as “agents of a foreign
enemy” if not facing jail time as “spies”.
Again, as a
measure of the likely furore, look at the recent
alleged computer hacking of the Democrat party’s
database and how that has been rabidly attributed to
“Russia trying to interfere in the US presidential
elections”. There isn’t a shred of evidence for such
alarmist hacking claims, but the point to note is
how knee-jerk bellicose Washington is to even the
mere notion that Russia could possibly be intruding
in American domestic politics.
in Russia’s case against the US organizations, this
isn’t hypothetical. The list of American NGOs banned
this week by Russia are provably inimical
to Russia’s domestic politics, its constitution and
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Mister Money-Bags behind Open Society, has
repeatedly accused Russia of outlandish policies,
such as precipitating the European refugee problem
as a way to undermine the European Union, as well
as intending to invade Eastern European states.
“non-governmental organization” is a complete
misnomer. It is a clever fraud, just like many
of the other claims made by these groups. Far
from being supposedly independent and private, the
blacklisted groups are bankrolled by the US State
Department and Congress, and, especially in the case
of Soros’ Open Society, are intimately linked
with Washington’s foreign policy goals.
them very much “American governmental agencies”.
thinly veiled guise of promoting “democracy” the
US-sponsored agencies are all about destabilizing
Russian society and undermining the governing
authorities. This subversive activity would not be
tolerated for one second if the shoe were on the
other foot over in the United States. So why should
Russia accept unilateral American subversion and
insidious, and frankly dangerous, purpose of the
National Endowment for Democracy, Open Society and
all the other Orwellian-named American outfits can
be gleaned from the way these same groups are
responsible for a host of “color revolutions” and
regime changes since the dissolution of the Soviet
Union nearly a quarter of a century ago. They serve
as the soft power arm of US imperialism.
Soviet Republic Ukraine was a prime target. State
Department official Victoria Nuland is on record
for disclosing that $5 billion was funneled into the
country from the early 2000s to precipitate regime
change that culminated in 2014 when the elected
government in Kiev was ousted by CIA-backed
fascists. The new regime is responsible for a war
on ethnic Russians in the east of the country
since 2014 which has killed 10,000 people, and
for ongoing efforts to sabotage Crimea. The bigger
purpose of the US-backed regime change operation
in Ukraine is to act as a spearhead against the real
It was the
US State Department and George Soros who were
instrumental in overseeing the Kiev regime-change
from Orwellian lexicon, “promoting democracy” means
promoting Washington’s version of “democracy” which
is to install vassal regimes that will roll over for
American capitalists like Hungarian-born Soros.
independent government under President Putin has
qualified it for Washington-inspired regime change.
And as Russia defies Washington’s hegemonic
ambitions over Ukraine and Syria, the target
on Putin becomes ever more intense, as far as the
imperialist warmongers in Washington are concerned.
Russian elections have been disparaged by the NED,
Soros and the other US-sponsored agents. With the
forthcoming Kremlin elections one could expect that
a major negative media onslaught was being prepared
by these same Washington-funded groups. Allegations
of election fraud flagged by Soros and NED-funded
networks in Moscow would have been amplified
by Western media outlets in the usual manner.
Democrat contender Hillary Clinton wins the US
presidential poll in November it is a safe bet that
the Washington warmongering cabal in the CIA and
foreign policy establishment would have ramped
up the subversive thrust of the US agencies
therefore right to pre-empt. After all, would the
reverse have been accepted in the US. No way.
inevitable Western outcry alleging Russia “clamping
down on democratic rights” is laughable for its
arrogant double think.
imposes sanctions on Russia over trumped-up claims,
then expects to get away with Washington-funded
groups infiltrating with destabilizing
disinformation; and then when the Russian government
restricts these groups, Washington has the brass
neck to protest.
This is the
mindset of a megalomaniac. What does it want next?
Russia to apologize for existing?
Cunningham has written extensively on
international affairs, with articles published
in several languages. He is a Master’s graduate
in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a
scientific editor for the Royal Society of
Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a
career in newspaper journalism. He is also a
musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he
worked as an editor and writer in major news
media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish
Times and Independent.