Never wanting, in Rahm Emanuel’s words, to “let a serious crisis go to waste,” the memo’s authors wrote how the refugee crisis “is opening new opportunities” with respect to donors. They also praised efforts to “take advantage of momentum created by the current crisis to shape conversations about rethinking migration governance.” They had in mind “institutional reforms to global migration governance.” To that end, their International Migration Initiative helped fund the work of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative, which hosts the secretariat for Peter Sutherland, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on International Migration. They praised the “elite-level behind the scenes advocacy through Peter Sutherland,” which they believe will influence the outcome of this September’s summits on migrants and refugees at the United Nations, one of which is to be led by President Obama.
Peter Sutherland is an open borders fundamentalist. For example, at a reception held on October 22, 2015 to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Sutherland claimed that caps on refugees enforced by certain countries in Europe are “directly reminiscent of the type of caps that took place under the Reich [against] the Jewish population.” In an interview last October with UN News Centre, Sutherland derided the very notion of national sovereignty. He said governments must “recognise that sovereignty is an illusion – that sovereignty is an absolute illusion that has to be put behind us. The days of hiding behind borders and fences are long gone.”
As for George Soros himself, he is willing to turn Europe inside out to achieve his open border objectives. He wants the European Union to commit to admit at least 300,000 refugees annually from troubled regions and to allot 30 billion euros (approximately $33 billion) a year to implement a comprehensive asylum plan. And he favors far more openness to admitting economic migrants as well.
Soros has criticized the government of Hungary, his birthplace, for placing protection of national borders above what he calls “European values.” Soros sees national borders as “an obstacle” to protecting “refugees,” no matter whom such self-declared “refugees” might actually be.
The document leak also puts a lie to the title “Open Society.” Soros and his minions loved operating in the shadows. One leaked memo, for example, admits that Soros’s group was considering using journalists to push out the narrative on Ukraine that Soros wanted in support of the Kiev regime. It discussed the pros and cons of offering selected journalists “long stay reporting trips in Ukraine” while retaining “a veto on stories we think are counterproductive.” Behind the scenes, other leaked documents reveal, Soros was simultaneously pushing for the U.S. to provide more lethal weapons to the Kiev government while offering to use his influence to help prop up the country’s finances.
In one draft memo, which Soros signed “George Soros–A self-appointed advocate of the new Ukraine, March 12, 2015,” Soros advocated that “Ukraine’s allies should treat Ukraine as a defense priority.” He also pushed for a “radical reform program,” offering very specific political and economic prescriptions, backed by “the Ukrainian branch of the Soros Foundations.” This Ukrainian branch, known as the Renaissance Foundation, was reportedly paying headhunters to find suitable individuals to work in the Ukrainian government, even if they come from Ukrainian communities as far away as the U.S. and Canada. Soros’s foundation may also have been helping to pay the salaries of some Ukrainian ministers.
Soros was also looking for the U.S. and the European Union to help bail out Ukraine’s financial system. In a letter dated December 23, 2014 to Ukraine’s president and prime minister, Soros discussed the need to pull together a multibillion dollar commitment from the European Council, which could then be used to persuade the Federal Reserve to extend a three months swap arrangement with the National Bank of Ukraine. “I am ready to call Jack Lew of the US Treasury to sound him out about the swap agreement,” Soros wrote.
In the meantime, Soros is making sure that he will be in a position to profit from a more stabilized Ukraine. Last November it was announced that Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund would be investing in a fund sponsored by Dragon Capital to invest in Ukraine. Through that vehicle, Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund invested in Ukrainian software developer Ciklum Holding Ltd. It acquired the stake from Horizon Capital, an investment firm founded by Natalie Jaresko, whom was serving at the time as Ukraine's finance minister. Ms. Jaresko, it turns out, is a U.S. citizen of Ukrainian descent whom had once worked in the U.S. State Department. She became a Ukrainian citizen in December 2014, the same time she became finance minister.
Finally, to bring things around full circle, Soros sees an opportunity for Ukraine to help the EU alleviate its refugee crisis by taking in some of the refugees in return for financial aid. How the Ukrainian people may feel about that suggestion does not appear to be of any concern to the meddler-in-chief. Soros believes his agenda of open borders, and the bottom line on his own investments, take precedence over the opinions of the people most affected by his interference into their internal affairs.