As soon as the President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, announced earlier this week that the democratically-elected legislature in his country will move to limit the devastating and destructive influence of the Soros Foundation and other foreign NGOs, the forces of the U.S. government launched an all-out attack on Republika Srpska.
USAID Director and Obama acolyte Samantha Power took to Twitter to express her outrage: “In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the President of Republika Srpska is following others in the region down a dangerous anti-democratic path in trying to pass Kremlin-inspired draft laws that rob residents of their basic rights, silence dissent and allow corruption to flourish unchecked.”
Milorad Dodik directly responded to her accusations on Twitter, stating “Republika Srpska was inspired by American law and the highest standards in the protection of human rights and freedoms, among which is freedom of speech, which implies responsibility, which is the case in the most developed Western societies.” The President of Republika Srpska went on to add, “We are copying the American model that made the USA one of the world's superpowers. It is interesting that the director of USAID is reacting, knowing that many ‘projects’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina are financed through USAID.”
This exchange followed a press release from the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, which acts as a colonial ruler in Bosnia and Herzegovina, condemning the legislative proposals. In a typical knee-jerk response whenever something does not suit their globalist agenda, the press release from Michael Murphy’s embassy condemned the proposed legislation as inspired by Russia, declaring “The proposed laws would stigmatize and silence the independent voices in the Republika Srpska seeking to build a democratic and prosperous future for its residents. The proposed laws would make it harder for citizens to hold the Republika Srpska government accountable and make it easier for corruption to flourish unchecked.”
Ironically, the influence of the Soros Foundation, which the legislation is designed to address, has been one of the most destructive forces in Eastern Europe, undermining democracy and subverting national sovereignty in the countries where it operates. The Embassy’s press release does not address any of the specific language in the proposed legislation. Instead, it makes broad generalizations about attacks on journalists and a free press.
Dodik replied to the U.S. Embassy press release, citing its blatant attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Republika Srpska, “The last person who has the right to give lectures on democracy is the American ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Michael Murphy… It is not at all surprising that Michael Murphy is regularly the first to come forward to ‘teach’ us his vision of democracy… he would also like to dictate the legislative system in Republika Srpska…. If the USA has always supported the right of people around the world to exercise their fundamental freedoms, as Ambassador Murphy claims, why does he regularly interfere in the internal affairs of Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina? For his information, the citizens of Republika Srpska are free-thinking and freedom-loving people, and as such they chose who represents them in the elections. As far as I know… they didn’t elect the U.S. ambassador to shape their policies and laws in the country they live in…. America is a great power, but that does not give it the right to interfere in the internal affairs of Republika Srpska. We are small, but we want to organize our country in response to its citizens, which includes their rights and duties. To call the laws that protect every resident of Republika Srpska from slander and insult repressive and undemocratic is extremely disgusting, to say the least.”
Dodik stated that, in the United States, a foreign agent is considered to be a person who acts under the direction or supervision of foreign organizations and at the same time engages in political activities in the interests of foreign organizations. He added that U.S. law requires individuals and legal entities acting as foreign agents to disclose their sources of funding. The proposed legislation in Republika Srpska does exactly the same thing.
“The Republika Srpska, for the information of Michael Murphy, will do nothing different from what the American legislation provides, except that, unlike the USA, we will not finance our people and send them to other countries to overthrow governments or to interfere in their internal affairs. or foreign policy.” In an indirect reference to the Soros Foundation, he added, “Republika Srpska wants to protect itself from all malicious and destructive organizations, which we had the opportunity to see in a significant number of countries in the world.”