Op/Ed: George Soros by Richard Poe

By Shadow Party author Richard Poe


 

            In a series of investigative reports this week, Glenn Beck has been analyzing the five-point strategy by which George Soros and his Open Society Institute have destabilized and overturned governments in several countries, including Yugoslovia in 2000, Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine, in the so-called “Orange Revolution” of 2004.  Compelling evidence indicates that Soros may have employed a similar strategy in Kenya, but with far more gruesome results.

Following Kenya’s disputed elections of December 2007, activists funded by Soros’ Open Society Institute demanded that the election be overturned.  The country erupted into violence, leaving more than 1,100 people dead and some 350,000 homeless.  Thousands were injured, tortured, mutilated and raped.

In his five-point regime-change strategy, Soros, 1) infiltrates countries with his operatives, under the cover of humanitarian aid; 2) takes control of the air waves by creating “independent media” under his own control; 3) destabilizes the targeted country with financial manipulations and political agitation, 4) waits for an election, then disrupts it with charges of voter fraud, then; 5) takes the streets with armies of activist youth whom Soros has recruited, trained and funded, all demanding that the incumbent step down.  The formula often works.  In theory, it is supposed to produce a “bloodless” coup, in which few people are killed or harmed.  Things went tragically wrong in Kenya, however.

Soros began operations in Kenya in 2004.[1]  On June 1, 2005, he officially launched the Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), with headquarters in Nairobi, and a budget of $1.1 million.[2]  An overriding goal of the new East African initiative was “to promote public participation in democratic governance” and to “promote conditions for a free, fair, and nonviolent general election in Kenya in 2007,” according to official announcements.[3]

If indeed Soros wished to ensure a “free, fair and nonviolent” election for Kenya in 2007, he chose a curious way of going about it.  His Kenyan activists followed the familiar five steps.  As in previous operations, Soros began by mobilizing youth groups for political action and established what he called “independent media.”

His Youth Wake Up! campaign lured thousands of young people to all-day music events, which doubled as recruiting venues.  Through the Youth Wake Up! program, Kenyan youth were instructed in “nonviolent political activism.”[4] At the same time, Soros funded a youth radio station called Koch FM in Korogocho, “one of Nairobi’s largest and most violent slums,” as it was described in OSI’s 2005 annual report.  Koch FM intermingled music broadcasts with coaching on techniques of “political participation.”  The station’s signal was expected to reach over a million Nairobi slumdwellers.[5] 

As it happened, Nairobi slums, including Korogocho, became epicenters of

post-election violence in December 2007, as protesters battled riot police in

the streets.[6]

            The election of December 27, 2007 pitted challenger Raila Odinga against sitting president Mwai Kibaki.  Odinga led the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which was reportedly named after Victor Yushchenko’s “Orange Revolution” in the Ukraine.[7] The name is significant, since Yushchenko seized power through mass street demonstrations, after alleging voter fraud.  Was Odinga planning a similar move?

            In the December 2007 election, voting irregularities were reported on both sides.  Kibaki claimed a narrow victory in a questionable vote count, and Odinga contested the results.  Also contesting Kibaki’s victory was a coalition of Kenyan activist groups which would soon become known as Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice (KPTJ). KPTJ activist Shailja Patel later wrote, “Behind the scenes of KPTJ was civil society powerhouse, the Soros-funded Open Society Institute for East Africa.”  Patel writes:[8]

“Within hours, they [KPTJ] had released a statement which denounced the credibility of the electoral process… and appealed to the international community not to recognize Kibaki as president. … The [KPTJ] direct action team would meet daily, defying the government ban on public assembly, providing a public forum for Kenyans across all sectors and ethnicities to channel their outrage into activism.” [9]

            Unfortunately, many Kenyans chose to “channel their outrage” into horrific acts of violence.  Documents filed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) note that, “the attacks against the civilian population in Kenya were both widespread and systematic,” and were allegedly conducted “by members of organised groups associated with the main political parties”  including Kibaki’s PNU party and Odinga’s ODM party.  ICC documents state that, “Political leaders … allegedly recruited gangs of youths and transported them to strategic points to unleash terror, killing and destroying property belonging to [ethnic] communities aligned to the rival party.”  In a two-month period, an estimated 1,133 people were killed, and 3,561 injured.  Hundreds of women were raped, and hundreds of people tortured.  About 350,000 were driven from their homes.[10]

            The Soros-funded KPTJ denies any responsibility for the violence.  Still, the violence helped their cause.  The election was overturned.  International arbitrators negotiated a peace deal, in which Odinga now shares power with Kibaki.  Once more, a team of Soros-funded activists managed to stop an election in its tracks.  Once more, Soros altered a country’s destiny.  But this time, the price was high.  Whether intentionally or not, Soros’ Kenya operation cost many lives.

Last month, Soros donated $1 million to a leftwing activist group called Media Matters for America.  The money is to be used to muzzle Fox News, and, in particular, to silence talk show host Glenn Beck.  Soros says that he donated the money because “the incendiary rhetoric of Fox News may incite violence.”  Given what happened in Kenya, it is difficult to take Soros’ moralizing at face value.

Richard Poe is a freelance investigative journalist and a New York Times-bestselling author. His latest book is The Shadow Party, co-written with David Horowitz.


 


[1] Building Open Societies, Soros Foundations Network 2004 Annual Report (New York: Open Society Institute, 2005), page 87

http://www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/ar2004_20050718

[2] Building Open Societies: About OSI, Expenditures, Directory, and Credits, Soros Foundations Network 2005 Annual Report (New York: Open Society Institute, 2006), page 182

http://www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/annual_20060724

[3] “Open Society Institute Launches East Africa Initiative,” soros.org, 1 June 2005

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/osiea/news/announce_20050601

[4] Building Open Societies, Soros Foundations Network 2006 Annual Report (New York: Open Society Institute, 2007), page 12

http://www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/annual_20070731

[5] Building Open Societies, Soros Foundations Network 2006 Annual Report (New York: Open Society Institute, 2007), page 12

http://www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/annual_20070731

[6] Xan Rice and Haroon Siddique, “130 Killed in Kenyan Election Violence,” The Guardian (London), 31 December 2007

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/dec/31/kenya.haroonsiddique

[7] Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), page 95

[8] Shailja Patel, “How the Kenyan Left pulled Kenya back from the bring,” Pambazuka News, 29 January 2009

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/53668

[9] Shailja Patel, “How the Kenyan Left pulled Kenya back from the bring,” Pambazuka News, 29 January 2009

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/53668

[10] Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), Request for authorisation of an investigation pursuant to Article 15, ICC-01/09-3, November 26, 2009

http://www.icc-cpi.int/NR/exeres/90D5D0C1-0DEA-4428-BDB5-9CBCC7C9D590.htm

 

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