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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Seven - 17 September 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Seven - 17 September 2023 - Page 5

Governmental Dependencies and Financial Resources

Regardless of the aforementioned examples that accurately depict the Crisis Group’s alignment with White House policies, the track record of the political figures within the group and its sources of funding also corroborates this alignment. While the Crisis Group claims to be non-governmental and impartial, its close ties with policymakers at the White House and the convergence of the group’s recommendations with US government strategies, cannot be viewed in isolation from political and financial support. Therefore, its alleged neutrality and independence from the US government and its allies, despite the repeated claims of its leaders, have been challenged and undermined.
Moreover, the presence of figures like George Soros, the architects of color revolutions in the world, and the Rockefeller brothers in the list of major financial contributors to this organization, further demonstrate the alignment of the group’s viewpoints and actions with these influential individuals. Consequently, one can label this group as an effective arm of the US Department of State and the CIA.
This group has very close ties with George Soros to the extent that, according to information on the group’s website, Soros is one of its principal financial contributors. Soros is also a member of the International Crisis Group’s board of trustees, and in 2010, the Crisis Group awarded its annual prize to George Soros.
Open Society Foundation
The activities of the Open Society Foundation, which is chaired by George Soros and is known for its involvement in color revolutions, were first openly witnessed in 2004 during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. The Foundation’s track record includes the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan in 2005, and even the unsuccessful attempt at fomenting unrest in Iran in 2009.
Media outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Washington Post have openly stated that the West, led by the US, has been directly involved through organizations supporting democracy and associated charities in orchestrating color revolutions in developing countries.
However, these events are not exactly hidden, as George Soros himself characterizes himself in his book “Soros on Soros” in the following way: “If there ever was a man who had all the qualities of a global Zionist elite conspirator, that man is me!”
In February 2011, while just over a year had passed since the events of the 2009 Iranian election protests, and his involvement in Iranian affairs had become widely known, George Soros appeared on a television program and said: “I would like to bet that the Iranian regime will not be there in a year’s time.”
As a result, given that those who secure budgetary conditions and financial resources are the ones who can align themselves with and not deviate from the policies that provide those resources, the scope of the International Crisis Group’s activities is not limited to merely providing reports and written materials and diplomatic activities. Instead, it serves as a complement to planned and field operations for intervention and disruption in countries.
The Rockefeller Foundation
This institution, responsible for the interests of the Zionist regime, reduced its financial support to this international entity in 2016, following the approval of the sole United Nations Security Council resolution regarding restrictions on the regime’s urbanization. Ali Vaez’s presence also underscores the institutional connection of this group to the White House. He played key roles in negotiations and his access to negotiation teams is rooted in his collaboration with the CIA from 2004 to 2008. Moreover, during this period, he worked as a correspondent for “Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty” in Switzerland. Radio Free Europe was launched by the CIA during the Cold War and its budget was exclusively and, of course, covertly funded by the CIA until 1972. In that year, with the release of reports about this radio’s affiliation with the CIA, the CIA cut its direct budget, and the radio’s budget came under the oversight of the US Congress. However, virtually all political and security experts know that this radio is currently both directed and financially supported by the CIA. It is worth noting that the anti-revolutionary radio network “Radio Farda” is the Persian-language branch of Radio Free Europe.

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