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Friday
May132011

Did Soros’ media influence impact wars in Iraq, Afghanistan?

Remember the vicious behavior the left displayed whenever the topics of Iraq, Afghanistan and President George W. Bush came up? From Code Pink to Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) came accusations that Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. Anti-war protests were common. Legacy media picked up the meme. And one of the Democrats’ most influential benefactors devoted some of his wealth to elections in the U.S., with a key goal of limiting Bush to one term.  

George Soros is in the news again, not for politics or wealth, or for attacking a US president’s war policy, but for his ties to more than 30 major news organizations. Those ties are explained in an article at Fox News about Soros’ connectivity to US media. Soros isn’t just known for his wealth—he’s also known for influencing politicos around the world.

A thought occurred to me as I read about Soros' ties—did this wealthy man’s influence, especially with media and leftwing Democrats in the U.S., help to prolong the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

I think that’s a legitimate question because for one thing, Soros seems fine with President Barack Obama’s foray into war in Libya. Soros might justify Obama’s war because of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. That doctrine is the leftwing version of Bush’s preemptory approach—basically the right to interfere in another country’s matters if enough of the big guys at the United Nations agree it’s warranted.

Obama justified Libya on the basis of human rights but that’s a hard argument to make because dozens of countries tread on human rights and we’re not bombing them. One example is the violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt. Then there’s Sudan, Iran, Somalia.

Soros is a strange bird, and some of his words should give us pause, considering the influence he has on politicos around the world and here at home.

Discover the Networks, a conservative website, details Soros’ messiah complex by using the billionaire’s own words: “In a June 1993 interview with The Independent, Soros, who is an atheist, said he saw himself as ‘some kind of god, the creator of everything.’ In an interview two years later, he portrayed himself as someone who shared numerous attributes with ‘God in the Old Testament ― [Y]ou know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.’ Soros told his biographer Michael Kaufman that his ‘goal’ was nothing less ambitious than ‘to become the conscience of the world…’"

The Mail and Guardian (South Africa) did an interview with Soros in 2003. Soros said, "I am critical of the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive military action and I propose the Soros doctrine of pre-emptive action of a constructive nature where you extend help and support to countries that are moving in the direction."

Is Soros' policy in play in Egypt, Yemen and other countries in turmoil at present?

Discover the Networks said, “Today Soros’s Open Society Foundations are active in more than 70 countries around the world.”

Did any of that Soros money indirectly or directly help flame anti-US sentiment in other countries?

Whatever Soros’ goals, it’s obvious the world is in a constant state of conflict at present. Maybe the ‘god’ part of Soros should do some serious soul searching, considering the number of people who have been killed, not in the name of God, but in the practice of self-aggrandizing power and money.

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(Commentary by Kay B. Day/May 13, 2011)

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