Thursday, January 20, 2011

Soros, WikiLeaks and Tunisia's "color revolution"

The neocon conspiracies can't be far behind now. Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (proudly billing itself "A Global Think-Tank") notes the suddenness with which the moniker "Jasmine Revolution" has been adopted (and mostly by intellectuals abroad, not protesters in Tunis). But he notes the differences between Tunisia and Georgia ("Rose"), Ukraine ("Orange") and Kyrgyzstan ("Tulip"). Requisite Sorosphobobia is already in evidence. Dr. K R Bolton asks in Foreign Policy Journal: "Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?" But his screed makes no mention of George Soros or National Endowment for Democracy programs in Tunisia—only in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.

If Soros isn't behind the Tunisian revolution, it must be Julian Assange. WikiLeaks apparently released a mess of typically unflattering US diplomatic cables on the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali regime. The New Yorker provides a sample, from a July 17, 2009, cable:

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Wikileaks tends to reinforce what paleoconservatives already know; despite Mr. Assange being a commie.

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