Online Journal Contributing Writer
Aug 13, 2008, 00:18
(WMR) -- WMR has learned details of so-called “progressive” cause donor George Soros in the underlying turmoil between Russia and Georgia in the Caucasus.
In 1994, Soros set up shop in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, to engineer what would become known as the “Rose Revolution,” carried out ten years later. Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) jointly pumped tons of money into programs designed to propel Georgia’s neocon president, Mikheil Saakashvili, to power in a November 2003 coup that toppled Georgia’s President Eduard Shevardnadze, the last Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, from power. The OSI money was mostly spent on training neocon political operatives loyal to Saakashvili and his party and influencing the Georgian media. Media manipulation is a favorite tactic of Soros, one that he has used effectively to curb the power of the American progressive liberal movement.
After the Rose Revolution, Soros and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) director Mark Malloch Brown launched the Georgia Development and Reform Fund that was designed to curb corruption in Georgia. However, the fund was actually used to pay increased salaries for employees of the Georgian President’s office and the National Police. The $40 million pumped into the fund was matched dollar-for-dollar between OSI and the UNDP. The salaries for Georgia government apparatchiks and police bought loyalty for Saakashvili and Soros in the country.