Non Governmental Organizations a Tool of Destabilization in Egypt and Ukraine

Flags of the opposition wave  during a pre-election rally of Yushchenko supporters at Independence square in Kiev 06 November, 2004. (AFP Photo / Sergey Supinsky)

AFP/photo Sergey Supinsky :  Kiev:  anti-government protest at Independence Square, 2004, Ukraine.


Egypt may not be the first to express concern with the Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs) of  the West, and in particular the United States support of NGOs roles in their internal affairs;  however, with the simultaneous popular overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi and the raid on NGO’s offices in 2012 , one may have been confused as to the connection between Morsi and the NGOs.  Considering Morsi’s support of Syrian invasion by jihadist forces condoned by the West and Middle Eastern entities, such as Qatar, one begins to note a possible parallel.

On Russia Today(, it was reported that the Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Committee  released a statement saying that the  E.U.  trains NGO agents for intrastate conflicts. The NGOs are usually affiliated with private military organizations and security agencies, and train a “wide range of saboteurs”.

79 delegates from 55 states were convened and heard the report from the CIS Anti-Terrorism Committee Chief Andrei Novikov, in Sochi, this past week in which it was revealed that 2000 schools across Europe are training refugees to participate in subversively political and military operations in their country of origin often under the moniker of religious education.

In Egypt, according to the website, Alan McDonell  reported two years ago (2012)  on the activities of the National Democratic Institute (NDI)  headed by former secretary Madeleine Albright, the International Republican Institute (IRI) headed by Senator John McCain, and Freedom House (FH) headed by William H. Taft IV  in Egypt during the anti-Morsi uprising there.

How can the NGO-Morsi  connection be possibly assessed?  The probability of access is given by the fact that Mohammad Morsi once worked for NASA as an metals precision engineer, helping to develop Space Shuttle engines.  He lectured at California State University, Northridge as an Assistant Professor. He has a natural born son of the United States. He left United States in 1985 to teach at Zagagag University and to more fully engage in Egyptian politics, running his first electoral candidancy in 2000 as an independent because at the time the Muslim Brotherhood were an outlawed political organization. Morsi as an Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate was a very attractive proposition to U.S. ideologues who wanted to overthrow the Assad Regime because the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has tried to assassinate Assad’s father and enforce Islamic rule in Syria, almost 50 years ago. The MB consequently were outlawed in Syria many years ago.

Actions in Morsi’s Presidency which offended Egypt.

A longterm and fervent Muslim Brotherhood activist, during his presidency  he granted  himself universal executive powers, and removed his office from judicial review. After making his first official foreign visit to Saudi Arabia, who with the Unites States supports the jihadist in Syria, Morsi went to  an Islamist rally attended by Salafi clerics who declared holy war against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.  He also expelled the Syrian embassy and closed the country’s embassy in Cairo. Recently exact actions have been undertaken in the United States,wherein Syrian ambassadors have been expelled, and the U.S. Syrian embassy closed.

The Armed Forces of Egypt did not back Morsi in his intention or his actions, and the Egyptian  people erupted in a popular uprising, whereby the U.S.  also saw the raid on the three NGO’s, the NDI, the IRI, and Freedom House, all of which receive funding from the State Department of the United States. Morsi is currently on trial for inciting unrest and violence, and is accused of engaging in espionage activities.  The charge of espionage activities may be related to relationships discovered between Morsi, the MB and the United States NGOs.

With this raid, the NGOs”  professed benevolent cover was discredited worldwide.  Developing countries are  in the uncomfortable position of having to be wary of the very democratic agencies they want to align with in order  to support the creating of internal democratic infrastructures in their own nation-states.

This is the concern of the CIS, and of  their investigative committees which reported on activities leading up to  the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004-05, and the Tulip Revolution in Krygystan.   In the article reporting on the CIS Anti-Terrorism Committee findings, The website posted that:

“[the Committee] noted the activity of NGOs ahead of well-known events in Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine,” Interfax reported Novikov as saying. Novikov referred to the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 and the “Tulip Revolution” which ousted Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev in 2005.” ” 

Reported by, Novikov said that these activities present a threat  to constitutional order and that destabilizing states through political and military means are becoming the standard of operations (SOP) of implementing   foreign policy objectives.

According to the Anti-Terrorist Committee, NGOs Standard of Operation Proceedure to effect regime change or policy interference seems to be  !. stage a political event such as a protest, and 2. then have a military component to intensify the protest to 3. facilitate that decisions will be made under extreme duress whereby 4. events could be directed by diplomatic types such as Assistant Secretary of State of European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland and Jeffrey Pyatt, ambassador to Ukraine, and Anne Patterson ambassador to Egypt.

Reminds me of that movie mob scene in the ThreePenny Opera, written by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weil.

Three Penny Opera Poster

Three Penny Opera Poster


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