George Soros Targets Syria
Soros wants a piece of the Syrian spoils.
by Stephen Lendman
Soros' Open Society Foundations pretend to be liberal. Their claimed mission is to "work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens."
In fact, Soros, like other corporate predators, doesn't tolerate democratic values. He's no populist. He supports everything that smells money. He's involved in grabbing all he can.
He promotes marketplace sovereignty; deregulation; privatization of government services; ending popular entitlements, social spending, and affirmative action; prioritizing business friendly policies; class war; controlling electoral politics; supporting scoundrel media cheerleading his ideology; and wars advancing his agenda.
On January 25, 2010, New York Times writer Andrew Sorkin headlined, "Still Needed: A Sheriff of Finance." He quoted Soros saying:
"We need a global sheriff." Perhaps he has himself in mind.
An unverified quote attributed to him said:
"Assad is a mass murderer! He is no better than Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, Quadafy, etc. He has committed crimes against humanity and deserves DEATH! The U.S. & the world stands by and does NOTHING! How many more innocent civilians must die? Where are our drones? Where are our Special Forces?"
If accurate, it wouldn't be the first time he saw a potential business opportunity and exploited it unscrupulously.
In 1992, he made a billion dollars by sabotaging the European Rate Mechanism (ERM) through highly leveraged speculation.
He made billions more from the 1997 Asian currency crash. His business model is rogue investing. As a market participant, he's unconcerned with the consequences of his actions.
In the late 1990s, he supported ousting Saddam Hussein by any means, including war. He's connected to the war-profiteering Carlyle Group. He donates millions to dissident movements against regimes he opposes. He took credit for "Americanizing Eastern Europe." His agenda's notorious.
Apparently he's at it again targeting Syria and likely Iran. Wealth accumulation is his main objective. Means justify ends. Body counts don't matter, just accumulating money to make more it any way he can.