National Endowment for Democracy sponsored, financed and organized opposition movements designed to overthrow governments are currently happening in
- North Korea
- East Turkestan - Uyghur
During the cold war this was a CIA operation but beginning in the Reagan administration it was outsourced to the NED
The principal tactic is
to provoke a confrontation. The goal of these protests is to provoke a heavy-handed reaction from the government, in order to create wider sympathy for the protesters, and to awaken discontent for the regime.
This is a common strategy in such movements, they're doing what it takes to awaken people's political consciousness. But to omit this fact from media accounts is incredibly misleading. You get the sense that they were denied the right to voice their opinion, and once they did, they were surprised by a vicious OMON attack which no one could have foreseen.
What horseshit. One Western journalist I know told me that he regretted not including his interview with one protest leader, who openly admitted that it was the opposition's strategy to provoke the authorities, into his article.
Russian human rights activists
Moscow Helsinki Group and the
Russian-Chechen Friendship Society
People In Need Foundation
Free NK Radio. The founder ...Kim Seung Min
NED in Canada
The networks of "democratic" interference