Senators Demand State Department Probe Into Soros Organizations

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Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and a group of his colleagues are calling on the newly appointed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately investigate how US taxpayer funds are being used by the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Soros-backed, leftist political groups in several Eastern European countries including Macedonia and Albania.  According to the letter, potentially millions of taxpayer dollars are being funneled through USAID to Soros' Open Society Foundations with the explicit goal of pushing his progressive agenda.

"Unfortunately, we have received a credible report that, over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political group over others.  We find these reports discoraging and, if true, highly problematic."

 

"Much of the concerning activity in Macedonia has been perpetuated through USAID funds awarded to implementing entities such as George Soros' Open Society Foundations.  As the recipient of multiple grant awards and serving as a USAID contractor implementing projects in this small nation of 2.1 million people, our taxpayer funded foreign aid goes far, allowing Foundation Open Society - Macedonia (FOSM) to push a progressive agenda and invigorate the political left.  Our foreign aid should only be used to promote a political agenda if it is in the security or economic interests of our country to do so, and even at that, we must be cautious and respectful in such an endeavor.  We should be especially wary of promoting policies that remain controversial even in our own country and that have the potential to harm our relationship with the citizens of recipient countries."

As Fox News pointed out, USAID gave nearly $15 million to Soros' Foundation Open Society - Macedonia, and other Soros-linked organizations in the region, in the last 4 years of Obama's presidency alone.

The USAID website shows that between 2012 and 2016, USAID gave almost $5 million in taxpayer cash to FOSM for “The Civil Society Project,” which “aims to empower Macedonian citizens to hold government accountable.” USAID’s website links to www.soros.org.mk, and says the project trained hundreds of young Macedonians “in youth activism and the use of new media instruments.”

 

The State Department told lawmakers that in addition to that project, USAID has recently funded a new Civic Engagement Project which partners with four organizations, including FOSM. The cost is believed to be around $9.5 million.

 

A citizen’s initiative called “Stop Operation Soros” has also published a white paper alleging U.S. money has been funding violent riots in the streets, as well as a Macedonian version of Saul Alinsky’s far-left handbook “Rules for Radicals.”

 

But Macedonia isn't the only sovereign nation where U.S. taxpayers are unknowingly funding Soros' efforts to force his leftist political agenda down the throats of the disaffected youth.

"This problem is not limited to Macedonia, but appears to follow a pattern of alarming activity in this volatile region. 
Respected leaders from Albania have made similar claims of US diplomats and Soros-backed organizations pushing for certain political outcomes in their country. 
Foundation Open Society - Albania (FOSA) and its experts, with funding from USAID, have the controversial Strategy Document for Albania Judicial Reform.  Some leaders believe that these "reforms" are ultimately aimed to give the Prime Minister and left-of-center government full control over judiciary power."

Moreover, similar efforts in Hungary were blasted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban last month who expressed concern about Soros meddling in his country’s political fights, and warned about Soros’ “trans-border empire.” Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told Fox News last month that they hoped that with a change in
administration in Washington, the Soros-led push against their government would decrease.

“I think it is no secret and everyone knows about the very close relationship between the Democrats and George Soros and his foundations. It is obvious that if Hillary Clinton had won then this pressure on us would be much stronger. With Donald Trump winning we have the hope that this pressure will be decreased on us,” he said.

Widely cited as an example of Soros’ influence during the Obama administration was a 2011 email, published by WikiLeaks, in which Soros urged Hillary Clinton to take action in Albania over recent demonstrations in the capital of Tirana.  Among other things, Soros urged Clinton to “bring the full weight
of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama".

Dear Hillary,

 

A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government. You may know that an opposition demonstration in Tirana on Friday resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of property. There are serious concerns about further unrest connected to a counter-demonstration to be organized by the governing party on Wednesday and a follow-up event by the opposition two days later to memorialize the victims. The prospect of tens of thousands of people entering the streets in an already inflamed political environment bodes ill for the return, of public order and the country's fragile democratic process.

 

I believe two things need to be done urgently:

 

1. Bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama to forestall further public demonstrations and to tone down public pronouncements.

 

2. Appoint a senior European official as a mediator.

 

While I am concerned about the rhetoric being used by both sides, I am particularly worried about the actions of the Prime Minister. There is videotape of National Guard members firing on demonstrators from the roof of the Prime Ministry. The Prosecutor (appointed by the Democratic Party) has issued arrest warrants for the individuals in question. The Prime Minister had previously accused the opposition of intentionally murdering these activists as a provocation.

 

After the tape came out deputies from his party accused the Prosecutor of planning a coup d'etat in collaboration with the opposition, a charge Mr. Berisha repeated today. No arrests have been made as of this writing. The demonstration resulted from opposition protests over the conduct of parliamentary elections in 2009. The political environment has deteriorated ever since and is now approaching levels of 1997, when similar issues caused the country to slide into anarchy and violence. There are signs that Edi Rama's control of his own people is slipping, which may lead to further violence.

 

The US and the EU must work in complete harmony over this, but given Albania's European aspirations the EU must take the lead. That is why I suggest appointing a mediator such as Carl Bildt. Martti Ahtisaari or Miroslav Lajcak, all of whom have strong connections to the Balkans.

 

My foundation in Tirana is monitoring the situation closely and can provide independent analysis of the crisis.

 

Thank you, George Soros

Not surprisingly, within a few days, A U.S. envoy was dispatched.

Aren't we all so lucky that Hillary's State Department could rely on the "independent analysis" of George Soros during times of crisis?

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25miles's picture

Democracy may not be perfect but it beats the alternative, unless you prefer totalitarianism, or communism, or...?

TwelveOhOne's picture

I prefer a republic, if we can keep it.

veritas semper vinces's picture

If nobody is paying you,than you are ignorant and stupid

FreedomWriter's picture

How about dissolving USAID and asking Soros and other recipients to give all the money back to the US taxpayer? Works for me.... could even start a trend.

Inthemix96's picture

The question on everyones lips, is why does a man this infirm, at his age have any saying on anything that involves the workings of the real life we all live?

Why does this murderous nazi cunt have fuck all to say about the way you fuckers live your lives, that this filthy cunt didnt do himself?

Have you lot lived a worse life than this humanity stripping cunt?  Is it not strange this cunt isnt dead?  By the odds the bookies give, should this piece of humanities worse detriment known, be left to the worms?  I reckon I be right.

These cunts aint human.  These utter cunts need taking owt with extreme prejudice, cos the fuckers are going to come gunning for you.

Filth like this need stopped, It is entirely up to you how you do it.

And I aint fucking joking.

Bitchez

;-)

centerline's picture

Hey.... itm96.  Nice to see you.  I hope all is well my friend.  Finished my little frigerator keg thing of Newcastle... thought of you when I tapped it.

edit:  some pervert is probably going to take that all messed up.  Rather than edit it out for something else, I thought I would leave it and say... you get the drift...  If you were here, the first toast would be yours.

 

Inthemix96's picture

How do fella, that would be the Brown Ale then?  Hoped you enjoyed it.  I do pass on my regards to you and yours mate, and hope for a meeting of the minds some day, the likes of Soros are starting to fuck me the right off.

Far stronger genes like yours will suffice my friend.

96

Jackagain's picture

How about BLM and #Resist movements here in the US?

Atomizer's picture

Gesundheit, pardon me Jack. Winks  

Bunga Bunga's picture

The Soros leaks revealed a list of so called "allies". On the list is the former president of the EU parliament and now chancellor candidate of Germany Schulz. Go figure ....

"Extremely busy due to his institutional
responsibilities, but may be approachable for
high-level engagements related to combating
the far right, Second World War
commemoration events, or combating
antisemitism."

http://soros.dcleaks.com/download/?f=/Europe/OSI%20Brussel%20EU%20Advoca...

reddpill's picture

Whatever takes the focus off the Rockefeller and Rothschild malnipulation of the economy

Atomizer's picture

Why don't we just subpoena Soros to Congress? Create a committee on grounds of espionage, RICO, Mail fraud, embezzlement, or FBAR.

https://www.fincen.gov/

What I can't understand, his Twitter account. Don't have one, not logged in. Is this account legit? 119K followers. 720 retweets. 4 following. Bizarre. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/georgesoros?lang=en

What are your thoughts? 

Gorgeous's picture

"In March 2015, Russian engineering construction company Stroitransgaz announced plans to a build a gas pipeline across Macedonia, which could eventually be used as part of a route to supply Europe with Russian gas via Turkey (Wiki)

 

Then we hear that the Obama state Dept, "intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society..."

 

And yesterday MCrayCray demands Macednoia immediate entrance to NATO.

 

Good thing they all are in no way related.

lakecity55's picture

Hopefully Vlad will knock off the cig smuggler leader guy who has been trying to get bribes from ZATO!

 

NuYawkFrankie's picture

IT'S ABOUT FCKING TIME!!!

JLee2027's picture

The last time Congress actually did anything with these "probes" was probably Watergate.

 

Nothing will happen.  A man could shit on the Capital Floor and nothing would happen.

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

Yes, but it seems as though Cheney has only been replaced. We have a new Darth Vader that will escape justice. Jonathan Gruber's felony was captured on multiple video and he got away with a scolding from Congress.

Food Loaf Junkie's picture

I hold out small hope that anything will be done due to the fact that both sides of the aisle have taken Soros money for campaigns etc.

lakecity55's picture

He makes Graham and McCain give him BJs for their cut.

 

rahrog's picture

ALL foreign aid should be terminated. Foreign aid is just another tool of The Ruling Class to steal from Americans.

 

We are being killed off by our own government.

 

Study what IMF/World Bank are doing.

 

SECEDE...SECEDE...SECEDE!!!

 

DirtySanchez's picture

The US State Department should simply extradite this treacherous jew and every parasite relative to any of the nations of eastern Europe he is currently undermining.

These east Europeans have a way of making these trouble makers disappear.

runnymede's picture

And his devil spawn offspring sons too. 

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

you dare to challenge the Lizard King!!!

color revolution for you.

lakecity55's picture

Well, it's about time that Vampire got a stake through the heart!

"Pass me more off ze babee blut, Hitlary"
"There is only a little left George! It's mine!"
"Nein!"
"I need it for my girlie figure! I have a date with Rachel Madow next week!"
"Nein! It iss mine!"

 

northern vigor's picture

Quick, lock his US accounts.

johnnycanuck's picture

Oddly "Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and a group of his colleagues" didn't say a peep when the same was going on in Ukraine.

The Arseniy Yatsenyuk foundation included among it's partners the US State Dept. and one of Soro's Open Society foundations.  Nato too.

Yatsenyuk's foundation is now called Open Ukraine and the International Renaissance Foundation shows on it's website as a partner.  The site for IRF shows it affiliated with Open Society foundations.

http://openukraine.org/en/about/partners

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/offices-foundations/interna...


just the tip's picture

nothing "odd" about it.  when the state  dept. presents its' findings, soros' contributions to the senators will ensure nothing comes of it.  he can move on, no pun, and they have their re-election campaign seed money.  the senators couldn't investigate him.  that would screw up everything.  fuck man haven't you been paying attention?

AlbertthePudding's picture

If he is going to be probed make sure it is a very big probe.

lakecity55's picture

Yes! An Alien Spaceship Probe! Or maybe a Giant Probe from an Alien named Paco!

 

Mena Arkansas's picture

The bolshevik revolution continues. Funded by another rich NY jew just like 100 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution

http://www.wildboar.net/multilingual/easterneuropean/russian/literature/...

Guess they weren't happy with the body count during the Red Terror - up to 1.5M white russians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Terror

HoserF16's picture

Fuck the Probe. Let's Kill the Mother Fucker and call it a day...

mc888's picture

Bout fuckin time. It's a damn shame he can only be extradited to one country at a time.

 

Mena Arkansas's picture

It would be pretty easy to piece him out with a chain saw.

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

Soros' face looks like overly tanned albino horse leather.  How many kids died so he can get new hearts?  What a sick jew.

Eddielaidler's picture

Wag this Soros

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Atomizer's picture

The wagons are all circling around the same NGO Groups. We've known this for decades. Old ZHers will remember my hatred of World Theory. Core, semi-periphery, and peripheral segments. 

Please pass along this link. You will begin to understand the larger picture. I would make a copy or mirror. It will vanish under certain guidelines. 

"Liberation technologies" and the ones who will gain - YouTube

BingoBoggins's picture

Adam Curtis tried to run this spiel in his documentary, Hypernormalization". It ran to great reviews and people sucked it up, for whatever reason, mostly for virtue signaling and their Socialist leanings and "community. One liberal minded college instructor acquaintance in Japan ran it past me to argue "Putin bad, Trump a hoser", amongst other things, blaming the entire Arab Spring on it even, trotting out a young Eygptian who cried on camera on cue. I mean, he went so far as to describe his trip to Kiev, talking with other "educators, how Putin disappeared all these poets and artists and such horseshit, and got all foreboding, saying, "look what happened to the Jews".For "Hypernormalization" and flash mobs and shit, the "new normal".

I replied, "WTF? Oh, now you're gonna play the Jew card, huh?" Absolutely Nobody ever said that to him before. How could they dare? Candy ass deflection. Like he never heard of Stepan Banderas and the neo-Nazis running the fucking country - at our (USA) behest.

The whole debate began over his assertion Trump was a Misogixenoracibgowhatchamacallit. I'm from Missouri. "Show me', I replied. So I finally read the lame charges that all were up in arms about. "What"? I queried. "This?". incredulous this time.

I skimmed that BBC doc in 20, 30 minutes. Yeah, a BBC production. One thing I learned right away. Curtis never once even alluded to the Exceptional State's internicine actions or motivations. For Curtis, a Deep State has never existed. It just all happened mysteriously, like some Leprechaun dropped his pot of Lucky Memes and the stupid populists turned them to their evil will. Almost as great a disservice as awarding the White Helmits an Oscar. Read this:

Adam Curtis Hypernormalization

We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do.

This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.

It shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West - not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves - have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us we accept it as normal.

But there is another world outside. Forces that politicians tried to forget and bury forty years ago - that then festered and mutated - but which are now turning on us with a vengeful fury. Piercing though the wall of our fake world.

Brexit, Trump, Syria, the European Migrant crisis, f'r chrissakes! What, they're blaming this on some sort of mass hysteria? "And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do." Right, totally clueless how to run an economy. Call it Tyrannical Ineptitude. 

As for my acquaintance, retort with logical proof, he changes the subject. Need an excuse for Deep State villainy and justification for another Brexit Referendum? Create a "hypernormalized", psychiatric condition. Trot out your political opponents as venal conspirators (sound familiar?) although our side were simply confused for what happened on our watch.  Run words in circles ...

Liberation Technology- "Unregulated, Democratization of Technology, Progressives Unite, the Internet will save us ... "

Are you fucking kidding me? Get off of my lawn. You're impeding the Round-up's astral projections. Here's my advice. "The best lies have the fewest details."

 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

When George Soros is extradited to the Hague and brought before a war crimes tribunal and hanged (along with his accomplices) it will be the SAME DAY that the U.S., U.K., Saudi Arabia and Israel will have "mushroom clouds" hanging over each of THEM!

The mushroom cloud thing may very well take place whether Soros swings from the end of a "rope"... Or is found hiding in a bunker 3 miles below sea level!...

NOTICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.... TAKE YOUR "PICK"... BUT CHOOSE WISELY!!!

dexter_morgan's picture

ABOUT FUCKING TIME ALREADY.

gregga777's picture

Bucking Ofama, the Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System, the George Soros funded Black Jew Bloc and their CONporate Mainstream FAKE NEWS Media (CMSFNM) are trying to overthrow President Donald Trump. President Trump is also being undermined by the Goldman Sachs moles he has appointed in his own Administration.

The United States has given $125 BILLION to Apartheid Israel to date and it will rise to $165 BILLION by 2029. That's more than any other nation has received since the end of World War 2. On a per capita basis the amount given to tiny Apartheid Israel is even more extreme.

US Aid represents 3% of Apartheid Israel's government budget and 1% of their GDP, 20% of the Defense budget, 40% of the IDF budget and 100% of the procurement budget.

The Jews repay the United States by trying to destroy American society* and trying to depose** the legally elected President of the United States using their control of the Goldman Sachs Feral Reserve System*** and the CONporate Mainstream FAKE NEWS Media (CMSFNM). Thanks a lot.

By the way Rachel Madcow is paid $30,000 per DAY by the CCC (Criminal crony capitalist) MSNBC, a proud member of the LÜGENPRESSE, to spew propaganda every night.

*the Bolsheviks of the Frankfurt Group were given asylum in America after Adolph Hitler and the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) came to power. The anti-American activities of those Jewish Bolsheviks, and prior Jewish Bolsheviks allowed into the United States, played a large role in restricting further Jewish immigration from Europe before and during World War 2. Unfortunately, following World War 2, tens of thousands of Jewish Bolsheviks were allowed to immigrate to the United States. Then even more were allowed in who were allegedly 'fleeing Soviet oppression'.

**the Black Jew Bloc largely funded by the Jewish World War 2 war criminal George Soros who made a fortune turning over Hungarian Jews to the SS (Schutzstaffel) and Geheimstatspolizei for a percentage of their assets.

*** Controlled by people such as Arthur F. Burns, Alan Greenspan, Benjamin Shalom Bernanke and Janet Yellen for 4 of the preceding 5 decades.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

And by selling advanced American technology - gifted to Israel - to the USSR at a time when that country really was a threat.

BingoBoggins's picture

4 0ut of 5? Not everybody's perfect.

TePikoElPozo's picture

i actually feel sorry for the old reptile

it's a tragedy what happened to all his kids... every single one of them... absolutely tragic

 

but, like god said, the sins of the father will be paid by his children... or something like that 

Aloha12's picture

Take note heathen, 'God' is capitalized.

TePikoElPozo's picture

no, it's not.

it's a tittle not a name.   you only capitalize a tittle when followed by a name.

 

prophet - tittle, not capitalized

Prophet Mohamed - capitalized

Ink Pusher's picture

Wow, It's not very often that the giant Eastern EU Refugee Camp that got somehow recognized as a country gets mentioned at all.

It shouldn't be surprising at all to anyone that Soros has his own versions of the USA's "super-pacs" running all over the globe.

rosiescenario's picture

"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’ Feb.8,2017 Judicial Watch. http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/

 

Glad to see that JW took a legal action on this over 1 month ago. I fully support them in what they are doing.

Zarbo's picture

This better be done by a "clean" part of the State Department, if such a thing exists.  The same goes for the DOJ if it gets that far.