The “Purple Revolution:” U.S. Hybrid Warfare Coming Home To Roost?
Cynthia McKinney has become an internationally renowned human rights activist because of her readiness to step into the line of fire in order to achieve her goals. Cynthia has been stranded in international waters and rescued by the Lebanese Navy as she attempted to deliver humanitarian assistance to the besieged people of Gaza during Israel’s 22-day military attack on Gaza, Palestine–Operation Cast Lead. Also as a result of her activism around Israel/Palestine issues she served 7 days in an Israeli prison for attempting to deliver school supplies to Gaza’s children in the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead.
Cynthia had traveled to Libya just days before U.S./NATO operations against that country. After the outbreak of actual bombing of that country, Cynthia assembled a team of journalists and took them to Libya to report the truth as opposed to the war propaganda that the world’s people–especially inside the United States–were being fed. Cynthia reported on many war crimes from the U.S./NATO operation against Libya and noted that she could taste the grit of the bunker busters as they pounded that African country’s soil. Cynthia’s book, “Illegal War On Libya” is a report on Libya before, during, and after the bombing from people who were familiar with or traveled to that country with Cynthia.
Cynthia recently completed a fact-finding mission to Syria to understand the complexities of the push for U.S. war against that country. Her report on Syria will be forthcoming.
Cynthia was recently invited to speak at a Conference sponsored by IBON International, a human rights organization headquartered in the Philippines. Many heroes of the Philippine Independence Movement were there as well as international leaders of the Kurdish and Tamil human rights movements.
Cynthia McKinney served twelve years as a Member of the United States Congress House of Representatives. She was elected six times by the people of the State of Georgia.
Cynthia exposed corruption in Washington, D.C. and did not hesitate to hold responsible position holders accountable. Her questioning of Donald Rumsfeld on fiscal responsibility and the tragic events of September 11th has become legendary. Video of Cynthia can be found here. As a Member of Congress, Cynthia challenged then-Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to tell the truth about his failures as an important leader in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She challenged the Africa Policies of both George W. Bush’s Secretary of State Colin Powell as well as Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Cynthia thinks the public has a right to know what its government does in its name using its tax dollars. Therefore, she has consistently sought to release records pertaining to the surveillance and murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as Tupac Shakur. Cynthia has studied the U.S. government’s organized efforts to quash dissent during the 1960s and 1970s in its CounterIntelligence Program (known as COINTELPRO) and in the findings of assassination attempts against foreign leaders (among other things) contained in the Church Committee Reports. Cynthia continues to contribute to the scholarship on these important issues in her work researching COINTELPRO against the American Indian Movement, the Black Panther Party, and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement.
In 2015, Cynthia completed her Dissertation on the transformational leadership of Hugo Chavez and was awarded a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change. Her dissertation can be downloaded from Antioch University’s Ph.D. in Leadership and Change Dissertation Repository here.
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The “Purple Revolution:”U.S. Hybrid Warfare Coming Home To Roost?Cynthia McKinney, Ph.D
The “Purple Revolution:” U.S. Hybrid Warfare Coming Home To Roost? “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremelymysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the oppo-nent’sfate.”Sun Tzu, The Art of WarEven as President Donald Trump ramps up the U.S. regime change machinery to “take care of” Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Nicaragua, and Julian Assange’s Ecuador, it very well 1could be that the U.S. regime change machinery has already been turned inward against him! The apparent Democrat versus Republican “Public State” display masks a much more sinister (and potentially violent) Deep State clash. The only question not 2asked is how far will each of the contending factions go to win? I believe the Samson Option has been activated and that could very well mean that the contending factions 3are in a fight with each other to the death. Meanwhile the U.S. war machine continues to crush countries, creating “Sh*thole” countries in its death march. Other countries 4must understand what is happening inside the U.S. in order to better guard against any more hostile or belligerent U.S. actions toward them and to take advantage of any coming imbroglio that could serve as a distraction to their own targeting. People inside the U.S. must formulate a strategy to make themselves players in this deadly match, so that they might become the arbiters of the U.S. fate. And of their own.Donald Trump is seen as a disruptor to the plans of the currently ascendant global elite and their U.S. empire building. Even Gareth Porter asks if Trump is a threat to the U.S.
global empire. If not, he certainly is a threat to the empire builders. As President, Trump has threatened to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan, South Korea, the North At-lantic Treaty Organization (NATO), North Africa. He has threatened to pull the U.S. from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and more! Porter writes:5“Trump#s attacks on the system of the global U.S. military presence and com-mitments have gotten far less notice. He has complained bitterly, both in public and in private meetings with aides, about the suite of permanent wars that the Pentagon has been fighting for many years across the Greater Middle East and Africa, as well as about deployments and commitments to South Korea and NATO. This has resulted in an unprecedented struggle between a sitting president and the national security state over a global U.S. military empire that has been sacrosanct in American politics since early in the Cold War. “6According to Porter, when the military state asked Trump for more troops in North Africa, Trump outlandishly reportedly asked for “justification.”According to Philip Giraldi, candidate Trump put off the usual Washington, D.C. “swamp” of lobbyists during the 2016 Presidential campaign. He wrote:“But there is one significant difference between Trump and the “establishment,”be they Democrats or Republicans that has not been highlighted. I would sug-gest that quite a lot of the depth and intensity of what we are experiencing is actually about Israel. Trump is the first high level politician aspirant within living memory to challenge the notion that the United States must stand by Israel no matter what Israel does. Even while affirming his affection for Israel, he has said that Washington must be even handed in its efforts to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, implying that Tel Aviv might have to make concessions.Trump has also added insult to injury by delinking himself from the blandish-ments of Jewish political mega-donors, who largely call the tune for many in the GOP and among the Democrats, by telling them he doesn’t need their money and can’t be bought. His comments have challenged conventional interest group politicking in America and have predictably produced a firestorm re-action in the usual circles.”7Already, President Trump has done more by threatening to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria than all of the Congressional votes on U.S. wars made by the so-called independent “progressive” standard-bearer and Hillary Clinton-support-ing Senator Bernie Sanders. Trump, according to Porter quoting Bob Woodward on the Trump Presidency, told his national security team, “We should just declare victory, end the wars and bring our troops home.”8Thus, in my opinion, President Trump is certainly a threat and disruptor to the current world order, that has a decision-making process that he describes as a “swamp” and that produces a system that Trump claims is “rigged.” I believe that only those who personally benefit from the current system (combined with those who don’t know how the current system operates) could possibly disagree with this assessment. I also be-lieve that the efforts to dislodge Trump, seen and unseen, have some of the character-istics of hybrid warfare. Thus, quite possibly, the United States is in a position of hav-ing a hybrid war game played against its current leader by its own military/police state. The last President to amass this combination and array of enemies with this level of celebrated vitriol was President John F. Kennedy, whose brains were blown out in broad, open daylight for all the world to see, 55 years ago on November 22, 1963.9Moreover, I believe that a marriage of convenience and mutual interest between the Democratic Party has been “arranged” in desperate “Deep State” circles, the manifes-tations of which could portend poorly for the people of the U.S. and the change that the people voted for when they elected Trump to the Presidency. That such a marriage has taken place was evidenced uniquely in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings that took on a surreal air as the Supreme Court nominee was targeted by attempted rape allegations when he was a teenager and by sexual assault allegations as a young college student. Other alleged victims gained attention from the press and from press accomplices in the Democratic Party. What the Democrats in Congress failed to do was question Kavanaugh on the substantive policies that he approved, was aware of, or remained silent on that supported the erosion of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights: the approval of torture under the George W. Bush Presidency, the Department of Justice coverup of information regarding the death of Hillary Clinton confidant, Vince Foster. I believe that the Senate Democrats refused to tackle these real issues because, in the end, they are complicit in these policy decisions. Or know that higher powers than them want them and so chose to fight Kavanaugh on the fuzzy memories of a drunken teenager and a few now-mature women-but-then young women.10If my hunch is correct, then this marriage of convenience will show its evidence in new and disturbing ways. The entry of George Soros into domestic U.S. politics—in a huge way—is one line of evidence that points to a new trend that could spell trouble as well as present new opportunities for the people of the U.S. Add to that the disturbing rise of the CIA/intelligence marriage into the Democratic Party by way of its Congressional 11candidates. Moreover, when speaking of her election loss, Hillary Clinton declared the “Purple Revolution.”Given what we now know of its contours in the 2018 midterm elections, during which many Democratic Party candidates sported purple clothing, inquiring minds want to know what might this “Purple Revolution” really mean and if it is a cause for worry.12But, before we explore the significance and the presence of George Soros in domestic U.S. politics in 2018, let’s take a look at who George Soros is to others around the world.George Soros’s Involvement in Politics Elsewhere From Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire, throughout Africa and beyond, the name of George Soros is synonymous with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), regime change, and so-called “color” revolutions. George Soros is a Hungarian national who has been 13banned from Hungary and who has filed a lawsuit in order to regain the right to enter his country of birth. But actually, Russia was the first country to outlaw Soros-financed NGOs. This came after leaked documents indicated that Soros was behind an effort to effect regime change in Russia against Putin. A search for those documents revealed that they seem to have been wiped from the internet. Despite that, stories about the leaked documents have not. Take, for example, Sputnik’s “Leaked Memos Show that George Soros Plotted to Oust Putin, Destabilize Russia.” The article ends: 14“The memo was followed upwith what was called “the Russia Project” which called foridentifying and organizing opponents toPutin, advancing principles ofglobalism, and undermine Russia#s image inthe lead upto the Sochi WinterOlympics.”15Thus, for much of the world, George Soros IS Mr. Regime Change, Mr. Color Revolu-tion—working hand in hand with certain U.S. Deep State players. Honing all that 1617global experience for what was dubbed by the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign as the “Purple Revolution,”—the coming together of Republican majority (red) states and 18Democratic Party blue states under the leadership of the Clintons. When Hillary lost, some began to wonder if the color revolution technique, used to devastating effect in other parts of the world (like Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine), was finally about to come home to roost.George Soros InterviewedGeorge Soros, born Gyorgy Schwartz in Hungary in 1930, is currently a U.S. citizen. CBS News#s Scott Pelley, on the U.S. network#s popular Sunday evening show, “60Minutes,” described Soros as a man who “amassed billions through ruthless businessdecisions only to turn around and give away most of his fortune to advance his own personal philosophy.” Pelley continues, “He can move world financial markets simply by voicing an opinion or destabilize a government by buying and selling its currency. . . . But now George Soros is worried. He thinks the global economy is coming apart at the seams and that the world needs to be protected from people like George Soros.” Soros made his billions as the co-founder of The Quantum Fund, a hedge fund that has returned an average of thirty percent to investors each year since its founding in the 1970s. With a background as a Hungarian Jew, Soros admits to helping the Nazis con-fiscate property from other Jews. He states in the interview that his rationale is that 19had he not done it, someone else would have served in that role. On this point, he is probably correct. Sadly.Scott Pelley continues in describing Soros: “He can move world financial markets simply by voicing an opinion or destabilize a government by buying and selling its cur-rency. . . . But now George Soros is worried. He thinks the global economy is coming apart at the seams and that the world needs to be protected from people like George Soros.” According to 60 Minutes, Soros has been blamed for the financial collapse of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Russia, all within the span of just two years! Soros admits that his intervention in Thailand did make the situation “catastrophic.”20He also admits that he made “in excess of a billion dollars of profit” speculating on 21British currency that he did not own. Malaysia’s Prime Minister in the 1990s and again in 2018, Tun Dr. Mohamad Mahathir, said that Soros was punishing ASEAN countries for admitting Myanmar (Burma) into that regional organization—at a time when the 22U.S. was punishing Burma’s military rulers—pre-Aung San Suu Kyi.Despite having been born in Hungary, currently, Soros is persona non grata there. The Soros-founded Central European University (CEU) was recently shut down by Hungari-an authorities. The anti-Soros sentiment stems from Soros’s pro-migration stance and the feeling held by some Hungarians that Soros and his Open Society Foundations is bringing open borders and millions of African and Asian migrants into Europe. Howev-er, the attack on Soros-funded non-governmental organizations is seen as a larger at-tack on civil society by some in Hungary. Nonetheless, CEU is currently trying to nego-tiate with the government of Hungary, but is prepared to shut its doors in Hungary and move to Vienna for the 2019-2020 academic year. In June 2018, Hungary’s parlia23-ment passed the “Stop Soros” law which makes it illegal to help undocumented immi-grants. Soros’s Open Society Foundations no longer operates in Hungary, having left in August 2018, transferring its Hungary-based operations to Germany.24Countries React To George Soros’s InterventionsIn 2015, Russia banned Soros-funded NGOs from disbursing grants to Russian NGOs as a threat to Russian state security. Soros-funded Open Society Foundations and 25Open Society Institute were named in the Russia ban. The Russian Parliament also named the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy on its list of “foreign agents.” At a press conference with President Trump in Helsinki, Finland, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Soros’s name after addressing U.S. media allegations that Russia inter-fered in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections to the detriment of Hillary Clinton.26Putin’s sly, tongue-in-cheek response was that surely no one would accuse George Soros, the private individual, of acting on behalf of the U.S. state. (But, of course, leaks of important internal Soros documents demonstrate just that!). On Austrian TV, Putin said, “Mr. Soros interferes in affairs all over the world.” He went on to say that when discussing Soros’s actions against certain countries, the U.S. responds that Soros has nothing to do with U.S. policy; so his response to allegations of Russians interfering in the U.S. election is that the actions of Russian nationals, or even dual citi-zens, has nothing to do with the Russian state.More recently, the new government in Italy has also taken a swipe at Soros. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini rejected Soros accusations that his political party, The League, was financed by Russia. What is the reason that so many Europeans dislike 27George Soros? Part of the explanation could be found in his position on migration and the role of Soros-funded organizations in what Europeans call the “Migration Crisis.”
George Soros’s Involvement in US Politics As a U.S. citizen, it is not only his right, but also his responsibility to involve himself in the political life of his country. George Soros opposed the Presidency of George W. Bush and supported John Kerry and other Democratic Party candidates. A Soros-linked organization, Americans Coming Together, was fined over $700,000 for cam-paign finance violations. That can’t happen now because of two 2010 Supreme Court decisions; George Soros’s considerable wealth can be put to work recreating the U.S. into his likeness. According to OpenSecrets.org, as of October, 18 2018, there were over 2,200 Super PACs registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reporting almost $1 billion having been raised with expenditures of under $470 million. There are over 5,000 40PACs registered with the FEC. For example, according to Open Secrets, the National Beer Wholesalers Association gave federal candidates just under $3 million in the cur-rent 2018 election cycle. Thus, money and big money are ubiquitous (and neces41-sary?) in U.S. elections and political campaigns. Combine this with a closed-loop ne-oliberal economy and fewer and fewer “ordinary” Americans without billionaire backing will be able to become elected officials in the U.S.In 1988, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky gave us “Manufactured Consent,” de-scribing the role of the mass media in creating beliefs that become behavior. By the same process, it is also possible to manufacture dissent. And that’s basically what pol-itics has become today in the U.S. where the winners and losers on any given issue duke it out through their consent and dissent manufacturing processes all financed by one or two wealthy self-interested donors. The structure of the U.S. political influence system is such that the biggest players, then, are not the ones whose policy rectitude contributes to the common good . . . no! U.S. politics is now all about the money—and the more money you have, the longer you can play on the field. Unfortunately, this is true in just about every sphere of life in the U.S.: from justice (prisons have become a profit center, skewing outcomes in favor of the wealthiest) to agriculture (how else could cloned meat be deemed healthy??) to health care which is also a profit center because there’s more money in illness than in good health! It should surprise no one then that the U.S. life expectancy rate is going in the opposite of the desired direction. Under neoliberal policies, where everything becomes a profit center for those lucky enough to be winners in a dog-eat-dog environment, there is no such thing as “the common good.” In my opinion, there is no longer anything like “One Man, One Voice.” And, as a result, as it stands today, I believe it is certainly possible for one group of like-minded, extremely wealthy persons to sit in one room at one table and completely control the outcome of every election in the U.S. The U.S. currently is hardly a democ-racy. And this is consistent with the understanding of former President Jimmy Carter who said exactly that when he pronounced the U.S. an oligarchy. Have we already 42had one regime change and the people didn’t notice it? Even worse, could the U.S. regime change machinery, honed to perfection against other countries around the world, actually be put to use inside the U.S.? Could that also happen while very few notice?43What’s Different About the 2018 Elections?Well, politics in the U.S. has undergone a seismic shift with the election of Donald Trump. Instead of the globalist perspective, he has repeatedly chanted, “America First, America First.” Many in the U.S. Congress claimed not to know even what that meant! Those with a “globalist” perspective were also the ones who had pursued the inter-minable wars. Their perspective, since 2001, had become the “new common sense” of U.S. policy. Wars against mostly Muslim-majority countries became commonplace. “Radical Islamic Terrorism” became the new excuse for erosion of civil liberties as the War on Drugs had been before September 11. Consent was manufactured; very few dissented. However, Trump’s campaign articulated everything that was wrong with the so-called Globalist point of view and Trump, the billionaire, was viewed as a Populist: thus setting the stage for a globalist rejoinder to his win. I believe that what we are seeing is the crystallization of this duality and its Public State leaders are Trump, for the Populists, and Hillary Clinton and Senator Chuck Schumer for the Globalists. In the U.S., we have long had the special interests with which to contend. Nowadays, those special interests have names: like the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Robert and Rebeka Mercer, Pierre Omidyar, and George Soros. Money has become so concentrated, mired in neoliberal capitalist wealth inequality that is not supposed to be noticed or mentioned, and now it’s time for political power to become just as concen-trated.So, the battle lines have been drawn. And because Trump told an unspoken truth dur-ing his campaign, descriptively describing the rigged system as it works against the average folks and how Washington, D.C. politics is nothing but a “swamp,” he helped to set the stage for the epic battle that has come. But really, in my opinion, it all goes back to Drs. Scott and Turchin. Viewed in their 44way, there is much more at stake than just Democrats versus Republicans winning an election. I believe the very character of the U.S. polity is at stake.Initiated by the unexpected Trump victory, I believe now that everything is up for grabs. And in 2018, George Soros is on the playing field in a big way—in the way that he best knows. According to Open Secrets, he has donated more than $200,000 directly to Congressional candidates in the 2018 election cycle. (In the scheme of things, that’s peanuts. However, it’s the indirect donations that are important, and the NGO support.). Here is some of what we know so far of Soros’s political financial contribu-tions:•A Soros-funded PAC donation of over $1.5 million to support an African-Ameri-can District Attorney candidate in San Diego;•More than $1 million to support the African American Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia;•More than $1 million to support the African American Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida;•Support for Ayanna Pressley, Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative in Massachusetts who defeated incumbent Mike Capuano in the Party’s primary;•National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) whose members participated in the #CancelKavanaugh protests;•ACLU, whose members participated in the #CancelKavanaugh protests;•Human Rights Campaign, whose members participated in the #CancelKa-vanaugh protests;•Planned Parenthood, whose members participated in the #CancelKavanaugh protests;•The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser, is Vice Chair of a Soros-funded organization, Project On Government Oversight;45•The Center for Popular Democracy, a Soros-funded organization, organized op-position to Kavanaugh’s confirmation and paid bail for those arrested for dis-rupting the proceedings;46•An organization formed specifically to oppose Kavanaugh received funding from Soros–backed organizations.47•Media Matters for America, a $13 million dollar Soros-supported influence orga-nization that produced a 49-page manual of strategy to defeat Donald Trump either through impeachment or at the ballot box in 2020;48•$133 million for Black Lives Matter and associated organizations with a signifi-cant chunk of that coming from Soros-related organizations; George Soros is a contributor to a $50 million fund, created by 7–10 wealthy donors–to dig dirt on President Trump colluding with the Russians to win the 2016 election so that such an investigation can continue beyond that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the purpose of sharing said findings with the F.B.I.;50•Perhaps the most damning of all possible examples of manufacturing dissent comes from the original eye witness who saw Kavanaugh protesters receiving stipends.51Perhaps the strangest twist of all for the Democrats is the number of former intelli-gence agents who ran for Congress in 2018 as Democrats. It seems that the Democ-ratic Party is verily trying to live up to its label by veteran journalist and former Black Panther Party member, Glen Ford, who now runs the Black Agenda Report (BAR) news magazine, as the “more effective of two evils.” Apparently, the Democratic Party has undergone a fundamental transformation and the tell-tale sign of that is its fielding for-mer intelligence operatives as Democratic Party candidates for Congress. James Hohmann first drew attention to the phenomenon with his October 2017 article in the Washington Post—itself owned in part by the C.I.A. Patrick Martin took the bait and 52delved deeper into this unprecedented “whatever-it-is.” His two-part investigation be-gins:An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elec-tions. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.“If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on No-vember 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Con-gress.” In the end, in a follow-up investigation, Martin found that eleven Military/Intelligence candidates won their elections for Congress under the Democratic Party banner.54Bruce Dixon, BAR co-founder, writes that the Democratic Party is about to “pimp” pro-gressive voters once again and correctly asks: “So what willweget when and if a 2018 blue wave sweeps a Democratic majority into Congress?”55Democrats are flush with cash, rolling in the dough, according to Bloomberg, who 56pronounces this as “uncharted territory,” when a system driven by cash has so much cash available for Democratic Party challengers to Republican and certain Democratic incumbents. The Democratic Party has become the champion for open borders, un-documented entry into the U.S., no immigration law enforcement, elimination of Immi-gration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and even for allowing noncitizens to come into the U.S. and vote in U.S. elections. It just seems that the Democratic Party is ide-ologically bankrupt and Soros ideology—along with the hefty Soros pocketbook—is just good enough for them. Add to that, the increase in the level of political violence in the U.S. with one Republican Congressman already having been shot at a friendly in-ter-party baseball game practice. Democratic Party leaders have already actually called for marching and bleeding, if necessary, against Trump.57Danny Haiphong, writing for BAR, calls it the “Deep State” takeover of the Democratic Party and asserts that the C.I.A. is “taking the American political apparatus into its own hands.” None of this should be taken lightly.
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