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Well yes, apart from IRI, NED and the others in the funding history, and also in Helvey's own testimony that he was sponsored by IRI for his work in Kosovo, there's no problem with the funding at all. Nor with the fact that a former investment shark on the Advisory Board of Cato is a Principal and also involved in funding.

As for "my state of mind" - considering that the UK and US authorities have a proven track record of infiltrating "dangerous" groups, including deadly and lethal climate protestors who dress up as clowns, one can only wonder the reaction would be if protestors suddenly found a funding source worth a few million dollars, staffed by PR experts, consultants with military experience, and academics promoting civil disobedience techniques.

They might shrug and say "meh" - but I think it's reasonable to doubt that.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 08:05:58 AM EST
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