Recently I came across the following Information. I had no idea what our our political leaders were up to.
The following was announced briefly on Fox News, so I looked up to learn more:
the U.S. State Department on Friday said 13 foreign workers — six of them U.S. citizens — had left Egypt on a private plane. The amount of bail paid for the U.S. citizens was set at about $330,000 each.
The State Department declined to name the people, some of whom worked for the IRI and the National Democratic Institute, Read more here: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE82201T20120303
I did not know there was such a thing as the IRI and NDI…did you?
Although officially nonpartisan, IRI is closely aligned with the Republican Party, just as its sister organization, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), is aligned with the Democratic Party. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has served as IRI chairman since 1993, and Lorne Craner, the former assistant secretary of state for democracy and human rights and labor in the George W. Bush administration, is IRI’s president.
The IRI is the indirect product of the democratic globalism efforts of the AFL-CIO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the two main U.S. political parties. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan proposed a new organization to promote free-market democracies around the world, the NED. In 1983, Congress approved the creation of NED, which was funded primarily through the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) and secondarily through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Designed as a bipartisan institution, NED channels U.S. government funding through four core grantees: IRI, NDI, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center (the AFL-CIO’s international operations institute).
The IRI has expanded greatly in recent years. Its 2008 budget was about $78 million, with programs in some 60 countries. Read full article here: http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/International_Republican_Institute
The IRI and NDI are both part of the United Nations: IRI works to advance freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties; civic institutions; open elections; good governance; and the rule of law. Read more about this statement at this link: http://www.unausa.org/page.aspx?pid=411
Possible Discussion Topics
- After reading the following articles “We Are Not A Democracy“, and “The United Nations Taxing The One Percent…You” talk about the anger other Countries show toward Americans, and is it the American people, U.S. government, U.N. or Federal Reserve they should be angry with.
- Is this Constitutional?
- Is this a good thing, or a bad thing?
- Is “nation Building” the same as “colonialism”?