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What The HELL Is Happening In Hong Kong? by Brandon Turbeville

This is a very good albeit lengthy analysis of what is happening in Hong Kong. From Brandon Turbeville at theorganicprepper.com:

Over the past few months, both mainstream and alternative news outlets have been covering massive protests in Hong Kong where tens of thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations that have since devolved into violence both with police, counter-protesters, and others. These protests have seen injuries on both sides and have now caught the eye of the world.

But the question is more nuanced than simply whether or not one supports the protests. After all, we have seen plenty of protests in the past that, at first glance, seemed legitimate, but unfortunately turned out to be merely tools of Western governments. So the first question is “Are the protests legitimate or are they a color revolution?” In 2019, it is no longer safe to assume that protesters are organic. However, it is also not safe to assume that every action of civil unrest is because the United States has organized a coup.

The Back Story

Before we look into whether or not the protests are legitimate, it is important to understand the trigger for the demonstrations that are currently taking place. The first protests in Hong Kong began in response to a proposed extradition bill that would have seen individuals who are wanted in territories with which Hong Kong does not have an extradition agreement to be detained. Many of the opponents of the bill felt that it would have placed both Hong Kongers and visitors to the territory essentially under the jurisdiction of mainland China, thus making the “one country, two systems” setup obsolete. Others, however, argued that the extradition bill made sense. After all, since it would be difficult to negotiate an extradition agreement with Taiwan or China, it would be useful to at least provide some sort of avenue for justice for individuals who committed crimes and subsequently crossed the border to evade jail time or other punishment.

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Inside America’s Meddling Machine: Max Blumenthal Exposes The Regime Change Promoting ‘NED’, by Tyler Durden

Meet the government-funded agency that does the exact same thing we excoriate the Russians for doing: meddling in other countries’ elections. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The film’s producer, journalist Max Blumenthanl, goes inside one of the NED’s recent events in Washington to expose the history and leadership behind what’s described as “a taxpayer funded organization that has interfered in elections, mobilized coups, and orchestrated public relations campaigns against nations that resist Washington’s agenda.”

Blumenthal covers a recent NED event highlighting Korean activists working to bring down the communist government of North Korea, and launches into the shady history of the group’s semi-secretive operations.

And Blumenthal continues, speaking of the history of the NED which has often worked hand in hand with US intelligence agencies to topple foreign governments: “Founded in 1983 by then president Ronald Reagan, the National Endowment for Democracy became an international vehicle for the neoconservative agenda.”

“Its founding cadre were Cold War ideologues who were, like so many early neoconservative operatives, former Trotskyists who once belonged to the Social Democrats USA party,” narrates Blumenthal.

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Blumenthal’s analysis and questions he poses to NED officials and attendees at the event demonstrate how the group openly seeks to “weaponized civil society and media” against governments standing in Washington’s way, or even on behalf of major US corporations seeking the muscle their way into emerging foreign markets.

Lately, the organization has been leading efforts to destabilize both North Korea and China, and his interviews at the NED’s latest civil society “activist” event details with surprising clarity some of the ongoing projects the NED is sponsoring.

In one particularly notable segment of the documentary, Blumenthal corners Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, among the NED’s most visible supporters, and asks her about the hypocrisy of the NED’s ongoing meddling in foreign politics at the very moment that US leaders and the national media are engaged in hysterics over alleged Russian meddling in US elections.

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