NED, ADL and the Middle East Uprisings
By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
March 26, 2011
Carl Gershman, longtime president of the National Endowment for Democracy, worked in the research department of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith during the second half of 1968. “Research,” as the 1993 San Francisco case revealed, can be a convenient euphemism for the ADL’s spying on Israel’s perceived enemies. Speaking at the ADL’s 2004 Rome conference on “Anti-Semitism – A Threat to Democracy,” Gershman revealed a pro-Israeli motivation behind his promotion of “democratic reform” in the Middle East. “Whatever their differences,” said NED’s president, “the Baathists and Islamists share a visceral hatred of liberal values that finds its most potent expression in the vilification of Israel and the Jewish people.” Pro-democracy activists in the Middle East who have been “quietly nurtured” by NED would be well advised to do a little more research themselves on who is supporting their uprisings, and why. And those who support them in the hope that they might pose a threat to Israeli hegemony should ask themselves why ardent Zionists like Carl Gershman have worked long and hard to promote “democracy” in the region.
Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer and political analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the US-Israeli relationship.
Sounded all good on the surface, at first, least to me. Except that slight sickly feeling in the pit of my stomach. Didn’t Gadhafi’s kid go to Tel-Aviv and get them to supply 50k Africian Merks for 2k$/d. Then the power eliets who control the USofA, and Israel too, wait a couple weeks then have us start to bomb the crap out of Libya. Wait?!? I’m soo confused!! Ha ha NO I’M NOT. I hope it’s just a bad feeling that this is going to turn out badly for the Arabs.
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“The arrogance and tyrany of Israel has turned the US into a Zionist satellite state of Israel that the US has accepted it with a pride.” Raja Mujtaba
March 27, 2011 at 4:54 am
“Pro-democracy activists […] would be well advised to do a little more research themselves […]”
Do research? I guess Alec Ross and Jared Cohen were more interested in teaching these guys how to use social media…
I’ve also seen some report some months ago about an Israeli official suggesting to some German official on his Israel visit to donate computers to the Arab nations but can’t find it now. Back then I was somewhat confused and didn’t understand the significance.
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