[A-List] Nongovernmental organizations with financing from the West

Michael Hudson michael.hudson at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 23 18:57:19 MST 2006

Dear Sabri,
    Simple to see whether a university or NGO is connected to Soros. Is it
accumulating real estate -- and giving Soros's group long-term leases at
laughably low rates, as a condition for "aid"?
    Example: Riga.

On 1/23/06 8:16 PM, "Sabri Oncu" <soncu at pacbell.net> wrote:

> http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060123/43140921.html
>> From Rick Rozoff by way of Tony:
>> Non-governmental organizations with financing
>> from other countries are thought to have played
>> a major role in the "revolutions" that have swept
>> former Soviet states in recent years, prompting
>> some Russian politicians to raise concerns that
>> similar activity was being carried out in Russia.
> I think this is another important topic to discuss. There are many such NGOs
> in Turkiye too and some of the rumors I hear is that one of the private
> universities, namely, the so-called Bilgi Universitesi (Knowledge
> University), is closely associated with the Soros Fund. As is everywhere, we
> have conspiracy theorists back home too, but this does not mean that
> conspiracies do not exist. As a joke goes, I may be paranoid but this does
> not mean that they do not follow me.
> What I do not like about this Bilgi Universitesi is that they even have a
> "Cultural Studies" program, with a prominent "intellectual" serving as a
> professor there: Murat Belge.
> Some of his statements about the "ordinary people" of his country, published
> in a newspaper called Radikal (a name that must be the result of some
> marketing study by some media Mongul's marketing team to attract former
> leftists who turned liberals) boarders with outright
> reverse-racism/reverse-Orientalism and because of my mentioning of that,
> among other things such as my opposition to Turkey's joining EU, led me to
> get expelled from one of the lists with very close ties to this wonderful
> "intellectual," Belge, a while ago.
> I challenged them by claiming that they had to throw me out since I was not
> leaving myself. They called themselves "libertarian leftists," whatever that
> means, and an interesting debate broke out about whether they should kick me
> out or not. 
> Eventually I left myself, after getting bored with the game I was playing.
> In any event, what the heck are these west financed NGOs are doing in
> countries such as Russia, Ukraine, my country Turkiye and the like do you
> think?
> Best,
> Sabri 

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