In 2015, when writing his dissenting opinion against FCC 15-24 – formally known as the Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, but commonly referred to as ‘Net Neutrality,’ – Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai had this to say: ‘This is not only a radical departure from the bipartisan, market-oriented policies that have served us so well for the last two decades. It is also an about-face from the proposals the FCC made just last May. So why is the FCC changing course? Why is the FCC turning its back on Internet freedom? Is it because we now have evidence that the Internet is not open? No. Is it because we have discovered some problem with our prior interpretation of the law? No. We are flip-flopping for one reason and one reason alone. President Obama told us to do so.’ The singular reason why this-so called ‘Net Neutrality’ came to the forefront is because then President Barack Obama ordered it. And who was prodding Obama to do so? Google. Microsoft. Facebook. Twitter. Amazon. The Tech Left, funded largely by George Soros, had decided to champion under the banner of a benign-sounding ‘Net Neutrality’ campaign and seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab the moral high ground in their determination to allow the giant edge providers to censor the Internet to suit their ideological preferences – ridding the Internet of conservative and libertarian content.
A retired Central Intelligence Agency Agent, who is reported to be working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince, has allegedly claimed that it was National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster (You know him as an Islamic apologist in our government) worked alongside the National Security Agency (NSA) to surveil Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report that’s come out this week. The report came from The Intercept, and in that report, it was revealed that the Trump administration is ‘considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer – with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal – to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U. S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U. S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering ‘deep state’ enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.’
Authored by Tom Luongo, I’m not a terribly religious man. But, I’d like to believe there is a special corner in Hell reserved for those that fomented the Syrian Civil War. From its beginnings in Libya with gun-funneling through the U. S. embassy in Benghazi to yesterday’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, this entire affair will be remembered as one of the most cynical and abusive periods of history. *** The Syrian ‘Civil War’ was meant to be the crowning achievement of U. S./Israeli/Saudi policy in the Middle East, the apotheosis of neoconservatism. Had it succeeded it would have transformed the world into a living hell governed by the likes of Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Angela Merkel and the U. S./U. K. banking cartel.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 23, 2017.
Over the past several months we’ve frequently noted the devolving relationship between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and billionaire financier George Soros. Tensions escalated last month when Orban took it upon himself to mail a Soros-related questionnaire to all 8 million Hungarian voters (see: Hungary Launches Anti-Soros Political Campaign) and then followed that up with an announcement that Hungary’s intelligence services had been instructed to “map” Soros’ network of influence. As Orban’s ruling party gears up for parliamentary elections in April – where it is the prohibitive favorite to win largely thanks to its refusal to accept refugees under a plan devised by the European Commission – the prime minister has instructed his intelligence services to map what he described as the networks run by the billionaire financier’s ’empire’ targeting his country, Bloomberg reported. Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a ‘mixed-population’ continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday. The Associated Press added that the investigation will also focus on alleged Hungarian members of the network. Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what Orban sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a ‘mixed-population’ continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 20, 2017.
The anti-Russia hysteria that has raged in the US for just over a year now appeared poised to spread to the UK last week after British media learned that three past or present Foreign Office ministers – including Boris Johnson – had been targeted by FBI agents in their investigations into George Papadopoulos and Carter Page. The reports aroused suspicions that the ‘Leave’ campaign may have taken money indirectly from the Russian government. Of course, the idea that Russian efforts – part of a three-dimensional Russian plot to diminish the UK’s international influence – managed to sway the vote in favor of Brexit is just as ludicrous as the notion that $100,000 in Facebook promoted posts managed to throw the election to Trump. And as if to underscore this point, Nigel Farage delivered a speech at the European Parliament – where he represents South East England – pointing out that George Soros’ Open Society Foundation has far more influence on elections across the Europe and the US. And if investigators are looking for evidence of foreign influence, they should start there. After all, George Soros recently signed over most of his assets – some $18 billion worth – to his OSF, which oversees a network of dozens of organizations across Europe. George Soros has spent billions in the EU to undermine the nation state. This is where the real international political collusion is. pic.twitter.com/ANXOII7SFY — Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 14, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 15, 2017.
Three decades ago, billionaire financier George Soros paid for a young Viktor Orbn to study in Britain. And as recently as 2010, Soros donated $1 million to Orbn’s government to help the cleanup effort following the infamous ‘red sludge’ disaster. But the once-warm relationship between the two men has deteriorated substantially over the past seven years, as Orban has drifted further to the right. In 2014, the leader of Hungary’s Fidesz party declared he would seek to model Hungary’s government after ‘illiberal’ democracies like the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 24, 2017.
For a new generation of nationalists (by which they clearly imply tin-foil-hat wearing, nazi-sympathizing, probably-drug-taking, conspiracy-theory-loving wonks), The FT’s Gideon Rachman explains – for those not willing to think for themselves, or follow the money, that the billionaire investor has become the perfect villain… George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, has had a busy year. Since the beginning of 2017, he has faked a chemical attack in Syria, funded anti-Trump marches in Washington, come up with the ‘Soros plan’ to flood Hungary with refugees, forced a change of government in Macedonia, undermined the Israeli prime minister and got several key White House aides sacked. Not bad for a man of 87.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 2, 2017.
One of the items that is regularly reported on, but quietly…not alarming anyone…is the situation developing in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States. At the forefront is Ukraine, as the U. S.-orchestrated coup of 2014 and the subsequent annexation of Crimea by Russia created a line to develop into a Second Cold War. This is the root of the current tensions where both Russia and the U. S. are continuously posturing against one another. The root of the matter lies in the undue influence that was secured by Georgy Schwarz (also known as George Soros) with the purchase of John McCain. An article just surfaced on September 13, 2017 entitled Power Games: What McCain, Soros, and the Clintons Have in Common, by Ekaterina Blinova of Sputnik News. The article gives a brief history of ‘The McCain Institute for International Leadership,’ a non-profit organization profiting on the campus of Arizona State University. This non-profit organization has received ‘minor’ donations, such as $1 million from the Saudi Arabian government in 2014. Financial ties between McCain and Soros have been exposed in the past, and that the two have had a nebulous relationship since 2001. Interestingly enough, it was McCain who was the leading proponent behind the regime change in Ukraine. Assisted by Victoria Nuland with Obama and Hillary Clinton acting the part of ‘Zardoz’ floating invisibly in the background, supplying the authority, and with Sen. Lindsey Graham as a lapdog-collaborator, it was McCain who orchestrated the coup above-board.
This post was published at shtfplan on September 17th, 2017.
“When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’,” Egorchenkov explained… *** The ongoing crisis in Myanmar including tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities and the military crackdown by Myanmar Army and police seems to be a multidimensional crisis with major geopolitical players involved according to a report by Sputnik International. As per the report Dmitry Mosyakov, director of the Centre for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RT that the conflict ‘was apparently fanned by external global players’ and ‘has at least three dimensions’. ‘First, this is a game against China, as China has very large investments in Arakan [Rakhine],’ Mosyakov told RT. ‘Second, it is aimed at fuelling Muslim extremism in Southeast Asia…. Third, it’s the attempt to sow discord within ASEAN [between Myanmar and Muslim-dominated Indonesia and Malaysia].’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 11, 2017.
Ever since last month, the US media and the left wing politicians have been up in arm about alleged ‘rise of Nazism in America.’ By now, the coverage has been incessant and beyond hysterical, as pundits and ‘antifascist’ activists claim that a viable white supremacist movement is threatening to take over the country – which is a media-driven alternative reality. What the America’s liberal mainstream media establishment will not mention is the US government’s own role, particularly that of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department (and funded by her campaign financier George Soros) in helping to fuel the scourge of Nazism in eastern Europe, in the Ukraine. Likewise, Republicans and so-called ‘conservatives’ will not want to mention party luminary Senator John McCain’s own personal role in promoting Ukraine’s Far Right parties and helping shoe-horn them into power in 2014 after a successful US-backed coup d’etat and putsch, and the disastrous junta which has followed.
And the solution that almost no one appears to want – why are people allergic to solutions that work? By Jon Rappoport My tech partner and producer, Theo Wesson, has made several notes on the latest episode of black-white conflict in America, Charlottesville: ‘Classic two-pronged Maoist tactic…. (a) shock troops on the ground causing violence and then (b) a sophisticated and coordinated…propaganda push by the parallel rogue state complex of Media, Academia, Hollywood and sold-out politicians. Historically huge. The Police standing down as the [third] element.’ ‘The violence puts the [television news] viewer in an altered state to receive the propaganda.’ Black vs. white. Nazis vs. liberals. Antifa vs. Alt-Right. Cut the dividing line any way you want to, factor in covert funding by people like George Soros, and you have a formula for escalating conflict between various sectors of society. Thus, driving more chaos. Present the ‘sides’ in the conflict as somehow representing the entire population of America. That’s the key. This op is as old as the hills.
As the drumbeat intensifies for what might turn out to be anything but a splendid little war against North Korea, it is appropriate to take stock of the ongoing, seemingly successful effort to strip President Donald Trump of his authority to make any foreign and national security policies that fly against the wishes of the so-called Military-Industrial Complex, or MIC. A Google search for Military-Industrial Complex (in quotation marks) with Trump yields almost 450,000 hits from all sources and almost 26,000 from just news sources. During the 2016 campaign and into the initial weeks of his administration, Trump was sometimes described as a threat to the MIC. But over time, with the appointment to his administration of more generals and establishment figures (including some allegedly tied to George Soros) while purging Trump loyalists, it’s no surprise that his policies increasingly seem less a departure from those of previous administrations than a continuation of them (for example, welcoming Montenegro into NATO). Some now say that Trump is the MIC’s best friend and maybe always was. There are those who deny that the MIC exists at all. One self-described conservative blogger writing in the pro-war, pro-intervention, and mostly neoconservative National Review refers to the very existence of the MIC as a myth peddled by the conspiracy-minded. Sure, it is conceded, it was appropriate to refer to such a concept back when President Dwight Eisenhower warned against it in 1961 upon his impending departure from the White House, because back then the military consumed some 10 percent of the American GDP. But now, when the percentage is nominally just 3.2 percent, less than $600 billion per year, the term supposedly is inapplicable. (There are those who argue that the real cost annually is over $1 trillion, but why quibble.)
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 12, 2017.
The IUVENTA was not confiscated. Our Crew is not arrested. What happened is a standard procedure. We wait for more Infos. — Jugend Rettet e. V. (@jugendrettet) August 2, 2017
In the latest shot across the bow by Italy in Europe’s latest refugee crisis, BBC and AP report that the Italian Coast Guard has impounded a German NGO migrant rescue boat and is questioning its crew on the isle of Lampedusa, amid a growing dispute over Italy’s code of conduct for handling migrants at sea. Lampedusa is a tiny Italian island near North Africa which has struggled to house boatloads of migrants in recent years. The Iuventa, which is operated by the German NGO Jugend Rettet previously discussed in “NGO Fleet Bussing Migrants Into The EU Has Ties To George Soros, Hillary Clinton Donors“, called the Italian check “a standard procedure”. The reason for the escalation is that Jugend Rettet, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and various other aid NGOs have rejected a new Italian “code of conduct” when it comes to dealing with refugees, according to which Italy plans to send warships close to the Libyan coast to pick up migrants, bypassing Europe’s NGO fleet altogether. According to BBC, the Italian parliament is debating the plan, which has already been agreed upon by the government, and aims to stopping the flow of unstable, overcrowded migrant boats across the Mediterranean to Italy.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 2, 2017.
Via GEFIRA.org, The following article is based on Francesca Totolo’s research published on lucadonadel.it. Open Borders, Media Censorship Why is there a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean? Why are NGOs involved? Because there is an extensive network of open borders activists and organizations behind it; many of them are directly funded by or cooperated with George Soros’ Open Society. Is it illegal? Not really. Political activism is an essential part of democratic societies. However, sometimes it goes too far, or the promoted causes prove to be either unrealistic or unsustainable. The network of the ‘immigration lobby” in Italy is made up of International NGOs financed by the Open Society Foundation (green), Italian NGOs financed by OSF (blue), and organizations with shared projects with OSF (purple).
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 17, 2017.
Over the weekend, Squawker Media attended a ‘Unity March,’ which was organized in support of the immigrant community in Baltimore, Maryland. In a Facebook group titled ‘Patterson Park Neighbors,’ City Councilman Zeke Berzoff-Cohen of District 1 said in a post, ‘The march was organized by local Baltimore young people as part of the Free Minds Free People Conference. This will be a family march and I invite everyone to come out and show love and support.’ *** What we’re about to show you is the true nature of the groups actively working to ensure that America remains divided. The above Facebook post by Councilman Berzoff-Cohen deceptively telling the citizens of Baltimore that the march was organized by Baltimore’s youth demonstrates a harrowing reality: operatives are trying to undermine the system. Such operatives receive hundreds of thousands of dollars from organizations dedicated to undermining the social cohesion of the United States and have infiltrated even local city politics. From this report, and the exclusive video captured on-site at the protest, you will see firsthand just how deeply George Soros’ Open Society Foundation is entrenched in our political system, even at the municipal and local levels. The video below shows throngs of anti-Trump, pro-immigration protestors bused into a protest on Eastern Avenue. Footage depicts protestors stepping off of unmarked buses and entering the site of the protest.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 9, 2017.
When an investment asset has potential to deliver returns for 100 years, the competition to be the sole owner can be intense. Such is the case with mining rights to the Simandou iron ore deposit in the West African nation of Guinea, where George Soros is involved in one of several lawsuits over the past few years. The dispute is aggressive, with Soros being called out as anti-Israeli in the suit, which dredges up well-worn charges the former hedge fund managers engages in a global conspiracy to manipulate numerous governments. The feud with Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz dates back to 1998 and involves charges of manipulation and bribery. BSGR Lawsuits fight against a ‘racketeer billionaire’ who ‘puppeteered’ government The cost to develop Simandou is estimated at $20 billion, according to a Bloomberg report, and is estimated to have enough iron ore to deliver returns through the next generation and beyond. The fight brought by BSG Resources Ltd. (BSGR) involves some of the most successful billionaires and mining companies in the world. BSGR filed suit against Soros and his Open Society Foundations in court Friday, opening the document by claiming Soros is a ‘racketeer billionaire’ who ‘acts in utter disregard for the rule of law’ while he ‘epitomizes’ the well-worn phrase ‘power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 20, 2017.
Investigations by Italian authorities and others have found that NGOs funded by among others George Soros, are actively financing private ships to smuggle tens of thousands of illegal North African refugees into the EU via Southern Italy. The human trafficking is reportedly linked to ISIS smuggling networks. If confirmed by authorities, it could potentially open the NGOs to criminal charges .
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 6, 2017.
The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump. The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The ‘Intellectual…Yet Idiot’ academia class hates him. Most critically, the CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched ‘national security’ bureaucracy. They did everything possible to stop Trump from taking office. None of it worked. I think the CIA hates Trump for a very simple reason: he’s threatening to take away their livelihood. Trump wants to make nice with Putin and the Russians. But countering the so-called ‘Russian threat’ is how many thousands of Deep State bureaucrats make a living. These people feed off the trough of the $1 trillion-plus military/security budget. Playing nice with the Russians would kill their jobs – and end their way of life.