Eric Zuesse – The International Crisis Group: Do its funders control the world on behalf of American and allied billionaires
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The International Crisis Group: Do its funders control the world on behalf of American and allied billionaires?
Conservatives in America demonize George Soros for funding the Democratic Party and US Imperialistic (or “neo conservative”) international organizations, but he’s actually just a part of a network of around a thousand or so global aristocrats or billionaires who do this. Furthermore, within the individual US and allied nations, the billionaires who fund all of the domestic political parties do the same thing in their own way; and, in the United States, a different billionaire, the conservative Charles Koch, is a mega donor to Republican politicians and is demonized by Democratic Party voters much like Soros is demonized by America’s Republican Party voters. In fact, both Soros and Koch share similar views, deep down. So, a naive liberal commentator, Stephen Kinzer, headlined in the Boston Globe on 30 June 2019, “In an astonishing turn, George Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US ‘forever war’ policy”, and he announced the formation by those two billionaires of the “Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft,” an allegedly (but only Fake) anti neoconservative and pro peace think tank. But that’s only theater, just more propaganda for the billionaires who are actually in control of US and allied nations and ultimately responsible for America’s invasions and coups and attempted coups to conquer Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Russia, China, et cetera.
Neil Clark said, in the 2 June 2003 New Statesman, that “The Soros strategy for extending Pax Americana [actually “Permanent War for Perpetual ‘Peace’”] differs from the Bush model, particularly in its subtlety. But it is just as ambitious and just as deadly. Left liberals, admiring his support for some of their favourite issues such as gay rights and the legalisation of soft drugs, let him off lightly.” They share in his guilt, but do so out of their ignorance that the system itself is as evil as it actually is. Maybe they simply do not care about this bigger picture. But if that’s so, they are merely wallowing, not swimming, and therefore won’t make any real progress. Their concern for progress is then only a pretense.
An example will be provided here to show how these operations function.
On 18 October 2013, Sibel Edmonds headlined at her “Newsbud” site, “BFP Exposé: CIA Obama George Soros Coordinated Misinformation Campaign Targets Russia” and described and documented the association between George Soros and liberal US media such as “Democracy Now!” and the Washington Post. She also mentioned there the International Crisis Group, which those and other US and allied ‘news’ media frequently interview in order to provide ‘expertise’ to deceive their audiences to favor “regime change” in nations that the billionaires want to add to their existing Empire.
Also, an anonymous commentator, at Oil Empire.com, headlines “Who is George Soros? The velvet glove around the fist of Empire”, and he provides more than a decade of documentation that Soros has significantly funded numerous pro US imperialistic organizations. One of the articles he shows there alleges that the International Crisis Group is among those organizations, but documentation for this claim is unfortunately not provided. Documentation for it will be provided here.
The International Crisis Group is as mainstream as they come in US and allied propaganda operations; and, so, here is the main funding for it in two recent years, as reported in 2019 & 2020.
International Crisis Group
“Schedule of Contributions and Grants Received, for the Year Ended June 30, 2019”
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP
SCHEDULE OF CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS AND PROGRAMS SERVICES
REVENUE RECEIVED FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2019
Final figure given is US Dollar
Henry Luce Foundation Russian Muslims Abroad: Mapping and Understanding an Evolving Diaspora 07|19 – 04|21 USD 150,000 150,000
Total Corporate Foundations‘ Contributions and Grants 7,850,154
SOROS = $ 5,660,450 out of $ 7,850,154 of Foundation funding
$ 19,061,653 TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS
41% Foundation funded
5.0% other foundation funded
$ 4,721,164 individual donations = 2.5% of Total
As accessed online on 19 April 2021
Governments, Foundations, Corporations, & Individuals
• Stiftung Mercator
Shearman & Sterling LLP
White & Case LLP
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
APCO Worldwide Inc
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CORPORATE COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP
Lord (Mark) Malloch Brown Former UN Deputy Secretary General and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Frank Giustra President & CEO, Fiore Group; Founder, Radcliffe Foundation.
Fola Adeola Founder and Chairman, FATE Foundation.
Hushang Ansary Chairman, Parman Capital Group LLC; Former Iranian Ambassador to the US and Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs. Gérard Araud Former Ambassador of France to the US
Carl Bildt Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden
Emma Bonino Former Foreign Minister of Italy and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid.
Cheryl Carolus Former South African High Commissioner to the UK and Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC).
Maria Livanos Cattaui Former Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Ahmed Charai Chairman and CEO of Global Media Holding and publisher of the Moroccan weekly L’Observateur
Nathalie Delapalme Executive Director and Board Member at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Alexander Downer Former Australian Foreign Minister and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Sigmar Gabriel Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chancellor of Germany.
Hu Shuli Editor in Chief of Caixin Media; Professor at Sun Yat sen University.
Mo Ibrahim Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Founder, Celtel International.
Wadah Khanfar Co Founder, Al Sharq Forum; former Director General, Al Jazeera Network.
Nasser al Kidwa Chairman of the Yasser Arafat Foundation; Former UN Deputy Mediator on Syria.
Bert Koenders Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and Under Secretary General of the United Nations.
Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.
Ivan Krastev Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies (Sofia); Founding Board Member of European Council on Foreign Relations.
Tzipi Livni Former Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister of Israel.
Helge Lund Former Chief Executive BG Group (UK) and Statoil (Norway).
Susana Malcorra Former Foreign Minister of Argentina.
William H McRaven Retired US Navy Admiral who served as 9th Commander of the US Special Operations Command.
Shivshankar Menon Former Foreign Secretary of India; former National Security Adviser.
Naz Modirzadeh Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.
Federica Mogherini Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Saad Mohseni Chairman and CEO of MOBY Group.
Marty Natalegawa Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Permanent Representative to the UN, and Ambassador to the UK.
Ayo Obe Chair of the Board of the Gorée Institute (Senegal); Legal Practitioner (Nigeria).
Meghan O Sullivan Former US Deputy National Security Adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thomas R Pickering Former US Under Secretary of State and Ambassador to the UN, Russia, India, Israel, Jordan, El Salvador and Nigeria.
Kerry Propper Managing Partner of ATW Partners; Founder and Chairman of Chardan Capital.
Ahmed Rashid Author and Foreign Policy Journalist, Pakistan.
Ghassan Salamé Former UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya; Former Minister of Culture of Lebanon; Founding Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po University.
Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Former President of Colombia; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2016.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Former President of Liberia.
Alexander Soros Deputy Chair of the Global Board, Open Society Foundations.
George Soros Founder, Open Society Foundations and Chair, Soros Fund Management.
Jonas Gahr Støre Leader of the Labour Party and Labour Party Parliamentary Group; former Foreign Minister of Norway.
Lawrence H Summers Former Director of the US National Economic Council and Secretary of the US Treasury; President Emeritus of Harvard University.
Darian Swig Founder and President, Article 3 Advisors; Co Founder and Board Chair, Article3.org.
Helle Thorning Schmidt CEO of Save the Children International; former Prime Minister of Denmark.
Wang Jisi Member, Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry; President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University.
Honour Roll of Annual Donors
Basically, the big billionaires, who control the largest international corporations (some financial, some not), bring together small billionaires and all of the lobbyists and ‘non profits’ that they likewise control, and none of them operate solo. Together – such as in the International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Transparency International, and other authoritative institutions for deceit – they do their dirty work and dupe the public (both liberal and conservative) to hate whomever it is that the US and allied billionaires want to overthrow and replace (such as Saddam, Assad, Gaddafi, Yanukovych, Maduro, Putin, and Xi).
Anyone who portrays this or that billionaire as being behind it all is correct, as far as it goes – clearly, none of them opposes US Imperialism – but misses the basic reality, which is that 100% of billionaires are Imperialists, and together they possess the power of their enormous excessive wealth to hire out their dirty work, and to advertise it as being, instead, good or even heroic. As long as there will be billionaires, there will be international sanctions, blockades, subversions, coups, Military invasions, and Military occupations, all promoted by their ‘news’ media and being Government funded by the public, and being financed via the public’s tax payments, but benefitting only the super rich, who take tax writeoffs for their donations to such operations as the International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, and other ‘non profit’ Public Relations firms for imperialism. The billionaire funded ‘charities’ are pro invasion, not against it. Invade to enforce ‘Human Rights’, and ‘oppose corruption’, et cetera. Or even ‘for National Defense’ against countries that aren’t attacking any other but only defending their own territory against those billionaires’ countries’ aggressions.
This is not ideological: amongst billionaires, it is unanimous. After all, how many billionaires donated to the US Presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, or condemned what America is doing to Iraq, and to Iran, and to Venezuela, and to Syria, and to Libya, and to Russia, and to China, et cetera? None did. Their evil is unanimous: they all support American aggression. This is not ideological, except that they all support Imperialism, and they all oppose progressivism. In that sense, it’s a class issue, not an ideological one. It’s the aristocracy against any democracy. Demonizing any particular person misses the point, which is that the evil is systemic, not merely individual.
On April 21st, Alexander Mercouris (whom I consider to be the most knowledgeable and reliable commentator on US Russia relations) headlined his now daily commentary, “Russia Tells US Ambassador To Leave Russia”, and he pointed out that even during the days of the Soviet Union, when there actually was a communist Russia and only one Party that was allowed in the country, there was no time when US Russian relations were this bad. He said (at 11:30 in the video), that what we now have is “a situation which is completely unprecedented in the history of US Russian relations. Ever since the United States restored relations with the Soviet Union after Franklin Delano Roosevelt became President in the early 1930s, there has never been a period of time, to my knowledge, when the Soviet Union or Russia did not have an Ambassador in Washington, and the United States did not have an Ambassador in Moscow. That is the situation we have now.” Isn’t it time, finally, for US President Joe Biden to call off his billionaire regime’s attack dogs and cancel the sanctions, which, in any case, would far more rightly be by Russia against America, than by America against Russia? Russia is now responding to America’s aggressions in the hope that things won’t get to the point when Russia will be forced by circumstances to launch a (first strike) blitz nuclear attack against the US regime and its allies, as the only way to avoid America likely launching such a first-strike blitz attack against Russia. So: Russia is responding to the US regime’s expelling Russia’s Ambassador to the United States, and America’s Ambassador in Moscow is now heading back to Washington.
It seems that either Biden will end billionaire rule over America or there will be nuclear war: WWIII.
Also on April 21st, RT headlined “Putin says Russia developing high tech nuclear & laser weapons, warning ‘provocateurs’ will regret crossing country’s red lines”, and reported that, “Speaking as part of his annual address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow on Wednesday, Putin said that his Government ‘wants to have positive relationships with everyone on the international stage, including those with whom relations have broken down recently. We really don’t want to burn bridges.’ At the same time, however, he cautioned that ‘those who mistake this stance for weakness need to know that Russia’s response [to any aggression] will be asymmetrical, swift and harsh.’ Those planning provocations, he said, ‘will regret their deeds in a way they have not regretted anything else for a long time.’”
Unlike Biden and other of America’s Post WWII Presidents, Putin has established a record which shows that he rarely issues any threats, but that he understates when he does issue a threat. He tenaciously pursues the policies that he announces, and he almost always achieves an objective that he announces. That’s the opposite of the record of America’s recent Presidents. His message now to the American regime is clear. It is: Back off – you will get no closer to ‘nuclear primacy’ than you have thus far done. One step farther would be a step too far, for you or anyone.
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.