|The announcement of the United Arab Emirates
2012.04.26 - 11:03:57 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Translated by: Pedro A. Fanego Sea
Havana, Cuba. –The executive of the United Arab Emirates recently announced it had closed down an organization funded by US money. Such organization "promotes democracy", according to The New York Times, which quotes State Department sources.
The United Arab Emirates, a close ally of United States, confirmed the closing of the office of the Democratic National Institute (DNI).
In that region, Egypt recently prosecuted a group of individuals linked to the International Republican Institute (IRI) and to Freedom House. Both organizations regularly receive illegal funding to disrupt the security of the country. This development sparked a heated debate in Washington on whether military assistance to the Egyptian army should continue.
According to the newspaper, the State Department commended the Democratic National Institute’s work in the United Arab Emirates. However, it didn't give any detail on the grounds for the closing of that office, which as we know, is closely linked to US Congress.
On the other hand, another German organization that allegedly works "for democracy", the “Konrad Adenauer” Foundation, just closed its office in the United Arab Emirates upon request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that nation.
Journalist Jean Guy Allard reported that the International Republican Institute (IRI) is a NGO under the Republican Party, with links to the CIA. It had about $22 million available for the destabilization operation it was running in Egypt. It sponsored "pro-democracy" groupings that advocate "changes" convenient to US interests.
This is a subversion mechanism that has been used with similar methods in all the regions of the world, particularly in Latin America.
Ashraf El-Ashmawy is the judge in charge of investigating the NGOs that operate in the country with foreign funding for subversive purposes. Last February, he issued an official statement, published by Al-Ahram newspaper, where he revealed the names of 29 foreigners and 14 Egyptians indicted in the spectacular operation ordered by the Egyptian judiciary.
According to the text, the agents of foreign NGOs are charged with founding alleged "human rights" organizations in Egypt without permission from the local authorities. "These organizations prepare reports that are eventually sent to United States", he said. "They also train members of Egyptian political parties and support certain politicians that serve foreign interests, in parliamentarian and presidential elections."
According to some sources, there are German, Norwegian, Serbian, Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian nationals involved as well.
“The case of these US and Europeans NGOs, accused by Egypt of attempted destabilization, exposed again Washington’s strategy of using NGOs as fronts to achieve a change of régime favorable to its interests”, underlined Eva Golinger, author of some books on this topic.
"We have seen this strategy repeatedly used in the so-called "color revolutions in Eastern Europe and in XXI century coup d’états in Latin America, all orchestrated by Washington. It has become a great business", Golinger declared sententiously. By: Ana Teresa Badia