3/28 – Election Interference
A powerful nation conspires with a billionaire to influence another country’s election outcome.
Here’s what’s happening behind the headlines.
I’m referring to the United States, George Soros and Macedonia.
Once a province of the former Yugoslavia, Macedonia is now a stable, economically-sound country of about two million.
In 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development earmarked nearly five million dollars to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. Supposedly, the money was to be used to encourage democracy. This is ironic since Macedonia has had a vibrant democracy characterized by free elections since the early 1990s.
Weeks ago, Macedonian journalists launched the “Stop Operation Soros” campaign to draw international attention to the activities of Soros and the U.S.
They claim Soros-affiliated groups are using US taxpayer dollars to fund violent protests aimed at installing a socialist government. Fifteen buildings, including the President’s office, were ransacked during protests last year. These groups were recently awarded another nine-and-a-half million dollars.
Several members of Congress have raised the alarm [and here] that U.S. money has been spent in internal Macedonia politics. A Vatican-based think tank has drawn attention to the unheard of role of U.S. officials openly supporting socialist candidates.
The defeat of Macedonia’s Democratic Party could prove destabilizing to the country.
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