Its no secret that D.C. so called drive to support foreign democracies is actually a smoke screen to change regimes in other countries up to USA liking. Sure thing, you can just observe how Yankees do this in other places but wheres the guarantee they wont penetrate your own land to support your domestic democratic opposition... well ... thru violence and blood... just the way we could see that recently in some Muslim countries. Ispose wed rather seek some way out to stay safe from similar disasters. Im absolutely sure we should focus at financial flows from abroad (USA in the first run) to support democrats. Syria is a vivid example imho. Since George Bush rule D.C. command has been highly supportive of the local opposition forces lusting for constructive changes. In fact Americans have been sponsoring Barada TV in Syria. Still there has been no change of power in Syria. The clue is that clever Syrians have been keeping a sharp eye on that sponsor aid from the overseas! According to Wikileaks citing some American officials, democratic activists in Syria lack courage to get American financial help". Sure thing, they are just scary to be accused of corruption and find themselves behind bars. Thats actually the real recipe to preserve independence. Whists your vision folks?