Thursday 18 August 2011

Dodgy NGOs And The Arab Spring

A number of German Govt funded NGOs have shown up in the middle east 'Arab Spring'.

Interestingly, the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung has been particularly busy 'promoting democracy'. What makes this so interesting, is that they openly talk about training Arab leaders in Egypt to use social media to organise.... sounds like subversion to me. Call it 'promoting democracy' all you like.
The FNS has been slowly creeping into bed with Egyptian media for quite some time. I wonder how much FNS influenced and agitated the Mubarak overthrow????  Friedrich Naumann Egypt

On another note, closer to home there have been German efforts to promote the fragmentation of other EU-countries through regionalisation-policy ("devolution" to bodies dominated by pseudo-nationalist parties in Scotland and Wales, especially). Again, promoting democracy, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung together with the European Parliament, funded Canon Kenyon Wright's "Constitutional Convention" for an elected regional assembly, in Wales, in 1998 - as stated on the programme for the first meeting of the "Convention".
I hear that FES also supported the Scottish National Party, who plan to break up the UK.
That is particularly interesting, as the Nazis supported the early form of the SNP to run as a Scottish Quisling Govt for Germany upon invasion of Britain, according to declassified MI5 files. The enemy of my enemy is my friend eh?
Article here - -->Nazi Quisling Scotland 

FES also funded a three-day conference in Beirut with speakers from Hezbollah and Hamas - two terrorist organizations who officially promote the hate of the Blood Libel and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Conference participants included Shaykh Naeem Qasim from Hezbollah; Azzam Tamimi, from the Institute of Islamic Thought in London, who presents himself in the Arab press as a counsellor to Hamas; Tariq Ramadan, from the University of Freibourg, a Muslim Brotherhood ideologue, notorious for his public incitement to antisemitism in France; Ibrahim al-Masri, vice president of Lebanon's al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya, a group linked by terrorism experts to al-Qaeda; and Munir Shafiq, a leading Hamas ideologue and former activist in Islamic Jihad.

One good point to make, is that FES uses Friedrich Ebert as the first democratically elected President of Germany. Which would be fine if it really was a democracy which Ebert was President of.
Ebert was instrumental in forming the Freikorps with German General Wilhelm Groener at the end of WW1 whilst Ebert was Chancellor, and agreed and encouraged the army to suppress the popular worker's uprising at the time (killing thousands), blaming it on those pesky communists (of which in reality, were minimal in Germany at the time). Many of his supporters and Freikorps members used to wear the Swastika as a symbol of solidarity against communists, long before the Nazi party existed. The Freikorps and Ebert were functionaries of the military-industrial complex, who blamed the working class and communist subversion for Germany's apparent failure in WW1.
Nice patron for a subversive charity....?

1 comment:

  1. As it happens, the FNS, "Friedrich Naumann Stiftung", also is the FDP's, the German "liberal" party's, main think-tank. For several generations now, the FDP also was the "political" party in charge of German foreign policy. Historically, it may well be the most intensely "de-nazified" political organisation in post-war Germany... Yet, more often than not this particular "party" headed the German foreign ministry, also the main employer of their cadre.

    It should come to no surprise then if there was indeed some personal overlap and/or continuities between the "advisers" of the Nazi-inspired Pan-Arabism of old and fractions of its more up-to-date cousin, today's Arab Spring; at least not as far as German foreign policy and its epitome, the FDP, should play a role in it.