NED’s Russia Regime Change Blogger

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Thanks to the intrepid and indefatigable Tony Cartalucci for digging deeper (as true journalists once did) into the bogus “Russia Blogger is Putin’s worst nightmare” press orgy to discover that this brave Russian do-gooder coining the memorable “party of crooks and thieves” slogan to describe Prime Minister Putin’s United Russia party is a long-time recipient of US government semi-covert largesse via its corrupt color revolution machine the National Endowment for Democracy (sic). “Democracy activist” Alexey Navalny, according to his “Yale World Fellow” profile, “is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party YABLOKO,” which received funding from the National Endowment for Democracy according to cables made public via the whistleblower website, Wikileaks.

Navalny’s main collaborator, Ilya Yashin, is also a recipient of NED’s Russia regime change funding as head of the Moscow branch of the People’s Freedom Party and leading member of the “Strategy 31″ campaign. Cartalucci points out that NED’s own webpage advertises “Strategy 31″ as a major recipient of US government funding.

Interestingly, Navalny, as much of the opposition in Russia, has been tainted by ties to political extremism. He was kicked out of the YABLOKO party for “damaging the party and nationalistic activities” and was further compromised by his participation in the ultranationalist “Russky March” last month in Moscow, where the rhetoric was heavily weighted toward anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim slurs, as well as cries of “Russia for the Russians!”

How long must Americans be taxed and abused to fund criminals and totalitarian extremists running and benefiting from the horrifically misnamed “National Endowment for Democracy”? And how long will Russia tolerate such blatant interference in its internal affairs? Are these maniacs hell-bent on pushing the US to war with Russia? Wait…don’t answer that.

11:11 pm on December 14, 2011