by Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review:
A few years ago, very few people understood the concept behind color revolutions.
Had Russia and China’s leadership not decided to unite in solidarity in 2012 when they began vetoing the overthrow of Bashar al Assad in Syria- followed by their alliance around the Belt and Road Initiative, then it is doubtful that the color revolution concept would be as well-known as it has become today.
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At that time, Russia and China realized that they had no choice but to go on the counter offensive, since the regime change operations and colour revolutions orchestrated by such organizations as the CIA-affiliated National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Soros Open Society Foundations were ultimately designed to target them as those rose, orange, green or yellow revolution efforts in Georgia, Ukraine, Iran or Hong Kong were always recognized as weak points on the periphery of the threatened formation of a great power alliance of sovereign Eurasian nations that would have the collective power to challenge the power of the Anglo-American elite based in London and Wall Street.
China at least had the wits to ban Soros and his armada of Open Society Foundations after a failed regime change attempt occured in 1989 which was briefly outlined in the CP film ‘How China Banned Soros in 1989’ and my recent presentation ‘Tiananmen Square: Massacre or Failed Color Revolution?’
Russia’s 2015 expulsion of 12 major conduits of color revolution included Soros’ Open Society Foundation as well as the NED was a powerful calling out of the enemy with the Foreign Ministry calling them “a threat to the foundations of Russia’s Constitutional order and national security”. This resulted in such fanatical calls by George Soros for a $50 billion fund to counteract Russia’s interference in defense of Ukraine’s democracy. Apparently the $5 billion spent by the NED in Ukraine was not nearly enough.
In spite of the light falling upon these cockroaches, NED and Open Society operations continued in full force focusing on the weakest links the Grand Chessboard unleashing what has become known as a “strategy of tension”.
Venezuela, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang (dubbed East Turkistan by NED) have all been targeted in recent years with millions of NED dollars pouring into separatist groups, labour unions, student movements and fake news “opinion shapers” under the guise of “democracy building”. $1.7 million in grants was spent by NED in Hong Kong since 2017 which was a significant increase from their $400,000 spent to coordinate the failed “Occupy HK” protest in 2014.
Some examples of NED-funded groups operational today include Spain-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders as outlined in the Canadian Patriot’s recent video debunking ‘Secret Chinese Police Stations’, Hong Kong Apple Daily, whose owner Jimmy Lai bankrolled the violent HK protests (and who has now found himself in jail for acting as a foreign agent), and the World Uyghur Congress as proven brilliantly by analyst Brian Berletic. But there are literally thousdands of groups on the NED payroll operating a global-assymetric warfare campaign against any government that doesn’t play along with “rules based international orderistas”.
Weeks after the military operations were launched in Ukraine, it was revealed that the National Endowment for Democracy erased all records of their years of work pouring money into Ukraine. In a March 7, 2022 report on Covert Action Magazine, Jeremy Kuzmarov wrote astutely that “the erasure of the NED’s records is necessary to validate the Biden administration’s big lie—echoed in the media—that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was “unprovoked.”
The Case of China
After months of coordinated chaos throughout 2019 funded and directed by western intelligence agencies, the Chinese government remarkably restrained posture, allowing the Hong Kong authorities to manage the situation with their police deprived of use of lethal weapons and even giving into the protestors’ demand that the changes to the extradition treaty that nominally sparked this mess be annulled.