Soros, drugs, British Empire and Saakashvili
by Ramtanu Maitra on 13 Aug 2008 0 Comment

Following his service to his British masters in the Balkan wars of 1990-91, George  Soros convened  a series of meetings inside Serbia, that were to launch the “Rose Revolution”, the “Orange Revolution”, and a series of phony democracy insurgencies designed to undermine nation-states and create a “ring around Russia” for a future British-inspired confrontation.


One of the key operations run by Soros was to topple Eduard Shevardnadze, and bring in Mikhail Saakashvili, the New York-based Columbia University-trained project of Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI). From 1994 to 2004, Soros’ various projects, and sub-projects of the OSI, including the Central Eurasian Project (CEP) and the Open Society Georgia Foundation, spent at least $40 million to topple Shevardnadze.

Early in 2003, Soros began a full operation to activate the “democracy” shock troops for the takeover of Georgia. The Canadian daily (Toronto Globe and Mail) provided a vivid account in November 2003:-


“Dateline Tbilisi-It was back in February that billionaire financier George Soros began laying the brickwork for the toppling of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze.

“That month, funds from his Open Society Institute sent a 31-year old Tbilisi activist named Giga Bokeria to Serbia to meet with members of the Otpor (Resistance) movement and learn how they used the street demonstrations to topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Then, in the summer, Mr. Soros’ foundation paid for a return trip to Georgia by Otpor activists, who ran three-day courses teaching more than 1,000 students how to stage a peaceful revolution.

“Last weekend, the Liberty Institute that Mr. Bokeria helped found was instrumental in organizing the street protests that eventually forced Mr. Shevardnadze to sign his resignation papers. Mr. Bokeria says it was in Belgrade that he learned how to make use of public pressure tactics that proved so persuasive on the streets of Tbilisi after this month’s tainted parliamentary elections.”

Georgia was not the only “coloured” revolution whose Jacobin shock troops were trained by Soros’ money. The play has been repeated in Ukraine and other former nations of the Soviet bloc.

When Saakashvili came to power in 2004, it was the duo of billionaire Soros and the then-UN Deputy Secretary general Mark Malloch Brown (now Lord Malloch Brown, secretary general of the British Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office) who provided multi-million dollar grants to every Saakashvili government official from the top Cabinet posts to the “lowliest police officer,” journalist Mark Almond reported on November 14, 2007. In the same article, posted on his own and many other websites, Almond noted that Saakashvili’s well-paid (at least $1,000 per month, adjusted for the dollar collapse) police forces were the club-wielding enforcers of Saakashvili’s moves against the opposition in the 2007 Georgia elections.

Merger of Soros and the Empire?

Lord Malloch Brown is not merely a Soros collaborator and Soros’ New York house guest, who helped finance Soros’ anti-nation-state war-chest with United Nations money. He is George Soros’ business partner, as well.

In April 2007, Malloch Brown was appointed vice-chairman of Soros’ hedge fund company - the Quantum Fund, from whence Soros’ billions come. The Financial Times of London reported that “Sir Mark (now, Lord Malloch Brown) will also serve as  vice-chairman of the billionaire philanthropist’s Open Society Institute, which promotes democracy and human rights, particularly in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.”

The Financial Times added in a 1 May 2007 article that, “In a letter to shareholders in his Quantum hedge funds, Mr. Soros said Sir Mark would provide advice on a variety of issues to him and his two sons, who now run the company on a day-to-day basis. With his extensive international contacts, Malloch Brown will help create opportunities for [Soros Fund Management] and the fund around the world.”

Now, Lord Malloch Brown is the Secretary-General of the British Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office. Has he formally left the Quantum Fund and Open Society Institute? As if that matters.

And the drugs, too

Wherever there is drug, George Soros has his hooks deep. It shows up in Georgia as well. The Beckley Foundation,  one of many Soros-fund drug legalization outfits, based just outside of Oxford, England, put out a report , “Drug Control in Georgia: Drug testing and the reduction of drug use?”


In this report, issued in May 2008, the Beckley Foundation was critical of former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze. It said: “The former First Secretary of Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, initiated harsh legal measures and public campaigns against drug users in the 1970s,” quoting another Soros-funded outfit, Human Rights Watch


The Beckley Foundation in its report said there were promising changes under President Mikhail Saakashvili, who has “announced the possibility of shifting the focus of drug policy away from the predominantly law enforcement orientation.” In other words, the beneficiary of “Rose Revolution”, Saakashvili, did promise Soros an eventual legalization of drugs in Georgia.

Just imagine what that would mean to Russia already heavily affected by the deluge of heroin coming up from Afghanistan!

The Beckley Foundation’s co-director, Mike Trace, former UK deputy drug czar, was brought in a Head of Demand Reduction at the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime in Vienna in January 2003.  He was forced to resign from his post within eight weeks following the release of information from documents obtained by the Hassela Nordic Network, a Swedish-based group opposed to liberalization of drug laws, which showed that Trace was involved in an operation, funded by billionaire George Soros, to undermine the international conventions on drug-trafficking which were to be reviewed at a UN meeting to be held in Vienna in April 2003.

Hassela Nordic Network pointed out that in a September 2002 letter to Aryah Neier, President of the Soros-funded Open Society Institute (OSI), Trace described his role as follows: “In terms of my involvement, I think it would be of most use in the early stages providing advice and consultancy from behind the scenes, in light of my continuing role as Chair of the European Monitoring group, my association with the UK Government and some work.

“I am being asked to put together by the UNDCP [United Nations Drug Control Program] in Vienna. This ‘fifth column’ role would allow me to oversee the setting up of the agency (I already have good quality individuals in mind with whom I could work in confidence on this) while promoting its aims subtly in the formal governmental settings.”

The “agency” Trace was referring to here was Release, a London-based group, which was fronting for Trace and OSI in running an initiative, privately referred to as Project X or the London initiative but officially called “Forward Thinking on Drugs,” aimed at promoting alternatives to the UN drug conventions prior to the Vienna meeting. Australia’s own Cheryl Kernot was appointed in December 2002 to head this initiative. The total budget for this initiative was set at US $405,000. Funding was from Soros and from various European foundations with similar views.


The author is South Asian Analyst at Executive Intelligence Review News Services Inc. 

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