India To Gates, Nigeria To I.G. Farbensanto: Get Out: Time For A…

Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.
February 18, 2017

Things are definitely getting interesting, if you haven’t noticed. Two of the stories that have attracted my interest recently are, firstly, the studies of vaccines conducted in Italy, and (surprise surprise) the Italians found all sorts of …well… just plain old crud in them.  It’s been getting so bizarre than there are actually indications that animal vaccines are cleaner than the vaccines that Big Pharma wants to give you and your kids. Secondly, the other story that has captured my interest was, of course, the rumors that President Trump’s administration was considering appointing Reobert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel to investigate the CDC and the alleged science behind the safety of the modern vaccine.  In fact, things are so interesting I don’t know whether to categorize this under “Babylon’s Banksters” or the “GMO Scrapbook” or “Call it Conspiracy,” and you’ll see why in a moment.

In any case, I say “alleged science” because it’s looking increasingly like there wasn’t much of it: corporately approved “science” continues to assure us that all vaccines are safe (and that mercury and aluminum in them isn’t harmful and doesn’t cause Alzheimers or autism), that all GMOs are safe, that there’s no human cost to their consumption, and that it will solve world hunger in spite of real studies of rising costs, falling yields, and increased risks.

Underlying all this, there’s a growing revolt against not only Mr. Globaloney, but against his mega-corporations and what appears to be, at best, a consistent policy of profits at any cost, and at worst, a deliberate policy inhumanity designed to depopulate, to strip the middle class of every last breath of their wealth and labor, and to make people perpetually sick and dependent upon them. But there’s growing backlash to them. Consider these two stories from that perspective:

Monsanto GMO Seeds in Nigeria, Breaking the Agricultural Cycle, Complicity of UN World Food Program

India Ends Ties With Gates Foundation on Vaccines Over Worries of Big Pharma Influence

http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/health/india-ends-ties-gates-foundation-vaccines-worries-big-pharma-influence/embed/#?secret=bCAKyqGYFf

India has, of course, suffered tremendously under the assaults of “Amerimegacorp” (for want of a better expression). We recall the stories about vaccine experiments from a few years ago being sponsored by said foundation. But the timing of this story with the Italian story I blogged about last week is interesting.  Similarly, Indian farmers were committing suicide a few years ago under the onslaught of GMOs (guess what company was involved?): loans were made to buy GMO seeds, the cycle of Indian agriculture  was disrupted as natural seeds were abandoned. The more expensive seeds ruined many Indian farmers. The study cited by the Indian government captures my fundamental contention that one of the memes of the major cultural paradigm shift we’ve been entering for the past decade:  big mega-corporations and their ideologies are now under assault, and this, I suspect, is a generalized cultural phenomenon that will not go away. Here’s how that study put it:

According to the Global Policy Forum, who’s study was used in India’s decision to cut their ties with the Gates Foundation, BMGF is not always a force for good. In their report, Gated Development – is the Gates Foundation always a force for good? — Mark Curtis explains:

Gated Development demonstrates that the trend to involve business in addressing poverty and inequality is central to the priorities and funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We argue that this is far from a neutral charitable strategy but instead an ideological commitment to promote neoliberal economic policies and corporate globalisation. Big business is directly benefitting, in particular in the fields of agriculture and health, as a result of the foundation’s activities, despite evidence to show that business solutions are not the most effective.

Perhaps what is most striking about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is that despite its aggressive corporate strategy and extraordinary influence across governments, academics and the media, there is an absence of critical voices. Global Justice Now is concerned that the foundation’s influence is so pervasive that many actors in international development, which would otherwise critique the policy and practice of the foundation, are unable to speak out independently as a result of its funding and patronage.

The Nigeria article confirms yet another connection:

It reveals that, Bill Gates and Monsanto in collaboration with the WFP and World Bank are implicated in the carnage created by Boko Haram’. It is inevitable that the poor farmers must buy the new seeds from Monsanto or else they would be out of business. The devastation that awaits the farmers in the Northeast is even greater than the present. The cost of seeds from Monsanto could go as high as 30 times as was the experience in India with Bt Cotton , where 300,000 farmers committed suicide because they could not meet up with costs of seeds.

Despite the false promises and propaganda, the scientific facts show that GMO crops are failing to control pests and weeds, and have instead led to the emergence of superpests and superweeds. 

Monsanto which is owned in part by Bill Gates, the American billionaire who is actively engaged in Nigeria personally, and through several envoys including Melinda Gates, NGOs, and proxies in the World Bank and Africa Development Bank, has worked relentlessly to deceive Africa leaders and trick them into approving GMOs and Hybrid seeds. Bill Gates wants to control the seed market for all foods in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. (Italicized-bold emphasis added).

Now throw in one more context for this emerging trend: the clear involvement of billionaire busibodies like Gates and Soros in formulation of domestic and foreign policy via their privileged  tax exempt foundations. And increasingly, their policies and “science” are revealed not only to be inhuman, but anti-human, regardless of the rationalizations they may tell themselves.

So where am I going with all this? It’s time to have a discussion about “charitable foundations” – all of them – aBdfdfdfdfnd their relationship to governments and the big mega-corporations.  I think it’s high time for another Reece committee investigation of foundations. And my suggestion for chief counsel for said committee would Julian Assange. And my suggestion for that putative committee would be to start at the top: Rockefailure, the billionaire busybody Gates,  Darth Soros, the whole lot of them.

Let’s call this moment of history, the “Philippe le Bel” moment of history.

Philip was, of course, the King of France who – so the official narrative goes – had so indebted himself and France that he approached the Templar Order for a loan, and was refused. He then decided to shut down the order in a coordinated raid on all their houses and preceptories throughout France, all on one day, via secret and sealed orders. The reason, he wanted to get his hands on the fabled “Templar Treasure” and “ledgers and papers.” What he found was nothing. And ever since academics have listed the “fabled Templar Treasure” and “ledgers” as just another conspiracy theory for which there was no evidence. Templar fleets had set sail (so the story goes), perhaps taking their archives and treasure with them.  Academics, of course, miss the point, but it’s one that anyone of common sense will understand: the Templar order, the richest in Europe, was involved in banking, in policy making, in warfare. To find the treasure, to know for sure if they were up to sedition against the King, one had to have the key to all that: not the physical stocks of bullion, but the ledgers, the records.  And yet, when Philippe le Bel struck, there was…

nothing.

Let that sink in for a moment, and while you do, recall that the  chief council for the Reece committee, Rene Wormser, stated in his book about that committee, Foundations, Their Power and Influence, that the modern tax-exempt foundation was but a new form of the old mediaeval military crusading orders, like… the Templars.

So what would such a committee find by summoning and subpoenaing the records of those foundations? Probably nothing… sanitized records, missing records… but that, in itself, would speak volumes.  Especially if those foundations have been penetrated, and copies made…

See you on the flip side…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Darth Soros Again…

Source: GizaDeathStars.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 30, 2017

Last Thursday, during my News and Views from the Nefarium (Jan 26, 2017), readers might recall that I outlined my high octane speculation that perhaps Darth Soros and his various non-government foundations might be emerging as the target of first choice in the on going international “populist” revolt against Mr. Globaloney. I based this on a consideration of the emerging anti-Soros movement in Macedonia, and Hungary, and on the Russian bans on his “foundations” in Russia after the Euromaidan coup against the then government of The Ukraine and the installation of a western friendly puppet government.

After that video, many people started to flood my email box with articles about Soros, and it adds some more grist for that mill of high octane speculation and for the scenario I outlined. Consider these two articles, sent by many readers here:

Canada Must Ban George Soros Foundations Now (FREEPOM)

http://philosophyofmetrics.com/canada-must-ban-george-soros-foundations-now-freepom/embed/#?secret=N2ENaz1c7C

Dutch Regulator Accidentally Posts Soros’s Short Positions

Let’s take a few paragraphs from the first article:

It’s of paramount importance that Canada and other nations cut off foreign funding to civil society groups and foundations which operate within their borders. These foundations and organizations represent outside forces which have ulterior motives and agendas which may not always, if ever, be aligned with the needs of the people.

One such foreign “philanthropic” organization is the George Soros funded Open Society Foundation. This foundations sole purpose is the promotion and expansion of the liberal-left international agenda meant to reduce national sovereignty, fund and support massive migration, such as is taking place in Europe, and the promote the mandate of open borders.

Soros and his foundations have provided the majority of funding for liberal-left social justice movements which have eroded national identity, encouraged abortion and divorce, and promote extremist environmentalism and taxation, such as the carbon tax scams which are being implemented in western nations.

Along with giving billions to left-wing socialist organizations Soros also attempts to influence elections, as in the recent American election and other nations.  Even within nations his foundations fund and support groups such as the Dogwood Initiative based in British Columbia.  This group’s stated goal is to influence Canadian elections in federal ridings.

The attempts to remove American sovereignty have been halted by the election of Donald Trump which is why Soros is now funding the protests against the Trump administration.  The control which Soros has over the news media comes from his funding and support for the progressive media watchdog group called Media Matters.  The term “media watchdog” should be interpreted as “ensuring the promotion of liberal-left propaganda”. (Emphasis added)

The article quite rightly raises – albeit in an elliptical and round-about way – the hypocrisy of the corporate controlled media, complaining of “Russian influence” over the recent American elections, while it continued to ignore the question not only of Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel’s attempts to influence those same elections via contributions to another such foundation (and we all know which one that is), but of the influence of foundations  with their blatantly globalist agendas which espouse ideologies contrary to the national interests of the countries in which they operate.  While the opposition to Darth Soros in Canada seems confined for the moment to the opposition, I rather suspect that as the consequences of globaloney continue to impact that nation, that such calls will intensify.

What really caught my attention, however, that the first paragraph’s implicit suggestion that foundations as such – not simply those of Soros – are a cause for concern, and this recalled to my mind the efforts of the Reece committee in the 1950s in the United States to investigate the power and influence of foundations. The Reece committee, a successor in the Republican controlled Congress that took office on the coattails of President Dwight Eisenhower, was the successor to a committee that had been appointed by the previous Democratic Congress to investigate foundations, but whose efforts were largely sabotaged both by Republicans and Democrats refusing to fund it sufficiently. (For a more complete review of these committees, see my book, The Third Way.)  What the Reece committee and its predecessor found, however, was highly suggestive, because it concluded, long before any of the Soros NGOs were on the scene, that several famous corporate foundations – Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and so on – were engaged in a similar ideological commitment and effort. Indeed, Rene Wormser, chief counsel to the Reece Committee, wrote a book about the results of the Committee, Foundations: Their Power and Influence, in which he described the foundations as modern equivalents to the great mediaeval crusading orders: they were tax exempt, had their own agenda, and were, in effect, extraterritorial sovereignties and “information gatekeepers” designed to create and control the mega-narratives of society.

This suggests my first high octane speculation of the day: perhaps, with the increasing attention on Soros, we are witnessing the old struggle exemplified by the Reece Committee surfacing once again, and trying to finish the job it left unfinished. Of course, the foundations under investigation then were not accused of covertly funding violent activities in the hopes of counteracting elected governments, as is alleged by some to be the case for the Soros interests. If those allegations should be proven to be true or even a strong prima facie case be made that they are true, then those activities have endangered the whole edifice of foundations beyond the Soros interests, and that cannot be something those powerful families behind them will want to see, given the intertwined nature of networks among the super-rich.

Turning to the second article, however, the possibilities…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Stop Operation Soros (SOS): Massive Movement To Overthrow George Soros Explodes In Macedonia

Source: Pamelageller.com
Pamela Geller
January 22, 2017

A major new initiative called Stop Operation Soros (SOS), a movement dedicated to stopping the evil machinations of Nazi collaborator billionaire George Soros, has taken off in Macedonia.

The SOS founders called on citizens around the world to “fight against one-mindedness in the civil sector, which is devised and led by George Soros.” The movement has been set up to expose the ‘subversive activities of all of George Soros’s organizations. Hungary has also taken to steps to clamp down on Soros funded organizations by banning them from the country.

‘Stop Operation Soros’ movement begins in Macedonia

RT, 19 Jan 2017 15:36

A new initiative, Stop Operation Soros (SOS), dedicated to countering the influence of American billionaire activist George Soros, has been launched in Macedonia.

In a press conference on Tuesday, the founders of the group called on all “free-minded citizens,” regardless of ethnicity or religion, to join them in the “fight against one-mindedness in the civil sector, which is devised and led by George Soros,” the Vecer newspaper reported. The movement says it will first focus on uncovering ‘subversive’ activities by Soros-funded NGOs.

According to Nikola Srbov, a columnist for pro-government news portal Kurir and co-founder of SOS, Soros-funded NGOs have monopolized civil society in Macedonia and used their position to suppress dissenting views.

“We’ve witnessed the takeover of the entire civil sector and its abuse and instrumentalization to meet the goals of one political party. That is unacceptable and goes beyond the principles of civic organizing,” Srbov said at the press conference.

“The Open Society Foundation, operating under the Soros umbrella, used its funding and personnel to support violent processes in Macedonia. It has monopolized the civil society sector, pushing outside any organization which disagrees with the Soros ideology,” he stated.

Another co-founder, Cvetin Cilimanov, editor-in-chief of the state-run MIA news agency, accused Soros’s Open Society Foundations of undermining Macedonian sovereignty by working not only with the opposition center-left SDSM party, but also with outside interests. By cooperating with foreign embassies and organizations such as USAID, Cilimanov believes Soros-backed groups have interfered in the political process of Macedonia.

“This is unacceptable and has largely contributed to a feeling in the public that the traditional relations of partnership Macedonia enjoyed with some countries are being undermined,” Cilimanov told journalists.

A third founder of the initiative and editor-in-chief of the Republika news portal, Nenad Mircevski, declared that the group would work towards the “de-Soros-ization” of Macedonia, echoing a speech made by former prime minister and leader of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE party Nikola Gruevski in December. In the speech, Gruevski accused foreign powers and Soros-backed organizations of meddling in Macedonian politics.

Opposition figures have expressed concern at the rhetoric used by Gruevski, fearing the start of a crackdown on dissent and advocacy groups.

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) was set up by Hungarian-born Soros between the mid-1980s to early 1990s with the stated aim of helping former Eastern bloc countries transition from communism. However, aside from its support for progressive causes such as drug policy reform, the OSF has also been involved in political activities and Soros publically supported the violent overthrow of the legitimately-elected government in Ukraine during the ‘Euromaidan’ revolution. This has earned him the ire of Russian authorities, which in 2015 banned Soros and his foundations as a threat to national security.

Soros and his foundations have come under scrutiny elsewhere as well. In an interview with the internet portal 888.hu in December, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that 2017 would bring about “the extrusion of George Soros and the forces symbolized by him.” Orban has accused Soros of undermining European borders and values by helping facilitate the flow of refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and elsewhere. During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange also blasted the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, funded by Soros, for focusing “exclusively on negative stories about Russia and former Soviet states.”

Read More At: Pamelageller.com

The Circus Is Leaving Town – #GoodNewsNextWeekThe Circus Is Leaving Town – #GoodNewsNextWeek

Source: MediaMonarchy
January 17, 2017

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: “The greatest show on earth” is closing down for good; monkey-wrenching the #NWO with pennies, cannabis; and Hungary plans to kick out foundation-funded phonies. Notes/Links:

Ringling Bros. circus says it is closing down “The Greatest Show on Earth,” ending a 146-year run
http://bit.ly/2ivGU74

Warm beds for street pups in Istanbul
http://bit.ly/2iAC7wq

Lost cat reunited with owner after nearly two years
http://bit.ly/2iAyK8N

Dad adds special effects to kids home movies
http://bit.ly/2jq7oXg

Man Pays Virginia DMV Tax Bill with 300,000 Pennies
http://bit.ly/2jqbsXr

Growing closer by growing cannabis
http://bit.ly/2iFGw4h

Neighbourhood food pantries are popping up across America
http://bit.ly/2jinoYH

Dashcam captures ‘American Ninja’ giving Heimlich to roadside choking victim
http://bit.ly/2j2lB9q

Hungary Plans to Crack Down on All Soros-Funded NGOs
http://bit.ly/2jDwQ8Z

We got proof of life the Julian Assange is alive, Bitcoin Block #447506
http://bit.ly/2jitGrz

Oregon bill would prohibit warrantless stingray spying
http://bit.ly/2jDj0mS

‘Portlandia’ to end in 2018, damage done to city will continue indefinitely 📺
http://bit.ly/2jqpOXJ

Foxes Guard Facebook Henhouse

Foxes Guard Facebook Henhouse
Source: WilliamEngdahl.com
F. William Engdahl
December 22, 2016

The latest mantra of CIA-linked media since the “Pizzagate” leaks of data alleging that Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta and other highly influential political persons in Washington were connected to an unusual pizza place near the White House run by a 41-year old James Achilles Alefantis called Comet Ping Pong, is the need to crack down (i.e. censorship) on what is being called “Fake News.” The latest step in this internet censorship drive is a decision by the murky social media organization called Facebook to hire special organizations to determine if Facebook messages are pushing Fake News or not. Now it comes out that the “fact check” private organizations used by Facebook are tied to the CIA and CIA-related NGO’s including George Soros’ Open Society Foundations

In the last weeks of the US Presidential campaign, Wikileaks released a huge number of emails linked to Clinton Campaign Manager, John Podesta. The contents of thousands of emails revealed detailed exchanges between Podesta and the oddly-influential Comet Ping Pong pizza place owner, Alefantis, as well as the Clinton campaign, which held fundraisers at Comet Ping Pong*.

The Pizzagate scandal exploded in the final weeks of the US campaign as teams of private researchers documented and posted Facebook, Instagram and other data suggesting that Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong were at the heart of a pedophilia ring that implicated some of the most prominent politicians in Washington and beyond.

The New York Times and Washington Post moved swiftly to assert that the Pizzagate revelations were Fake News, quoting “anonymous sources” who supposedly said the CIA “believed” Russia was behind hackers who exposed emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. Former NSA senior intelligence expert William Binney claimed the Podesta and Clinton campaign data were leaked, not hacked. The NSA, he pointed out, would immediately identify a hack, especially a foreign hack, and they have remained silent.

The uncovering and release to Wikileaks of the Podesta emails were immediately blamed on Russian intelligence by the CIA, and now by the US President, with not a shred of proof, and despite the fact that NSA. Wikipedia, whose content is often manipulated by US intelligence agencies, rapidly posted a page with the curious title, “Pizzagate (Conspiracy Theory).”

To make certain the neutral interested reader gets the message, the first line reads, “Pizzagate is a debunked conspiracy theory which emerged during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle, alleging that John Podesta’s emails, which were leaked by WikiLeaks, contain coded messages referring to human trafficking, and connecting a number of pizzerias in Washington, D.C. and members of the Democratic Party to a child-sex ring.”

‘Fake News’ Mantra Begins

My purpose in mentioning Pizzagate details is not to demonstrate the authenticity of the Pizzagate allegations. That others are doing with far more resources. Rather, it is to point out the time synchronicity of the explosive Pizzagate email releases by Julian Assange’s Wikileaks web blog, with the launch of a massive mainstream media and political campaign against what is now being called “Fake News.”

The cited New York Times article that Wikipedia cites as “debunking” the Pizzagate allegations states, “None of it was true. While Mr. Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims. He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news.” The article contains not one concrete proof that the allegations are false, merely quoting Alefantis as the poor victim of malicious Fake News.

That New York Times story was accompanied by a series of articles such as “How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study.” Another headline reads, “Obama, With Angela Merkel in Berlin, Assails Spread of Fake News.” Then on November 19, strong Clinton supporter, Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is quoted in a prominent article titled, “Facebook Considering Ways to Combat Fake News, Mark Zuckerberg Says.”

Facebook uses CIA Censors

Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of the world-leading social media site, Facebook.com, the world’s 5th wealthiest man at an estimated $50 billion, has now established a network of “Third Party Fact Checkers” whose job is to red flag any Facebook message of the estimated one billion people using the site, with a prominent warning that reads, “Disputed by Third-Party Fact Checkers.”

Facebook has announced that it is taking its censorship ques from something called The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). This IFCN, a new creation, has drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to that code of principles.

If we search under the name International Fact-Checking Network, we find ourselves at the homepage of something called the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

OK. If we look a bit deeper we find that the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network in turn, as its website states, gets money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations of George Soros.

Oh my, oh my! Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who partners with Soros in numerous nasty projects such as convincing African countries to accept Genetically Modified or GMO seeds? Google, whose origins date back to funding by the CIA and NSA as what intelligence researcher Nafeez Ahmed describes as a “plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority‘ “?

The Omidyar Foundation is the foundation of eBay founder and multi billionaire, Pierre Omidyar, which finances among other projects the online digital publication, The Intercept, launched in 2014 by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.

And the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Government-financed “private” NGO behind every Color Revolution CIA regime change from the Ukraine Color Revolutions to the Arab Spring? The NED was a CIA project created in the 1980’s during the Reagan Administration as part of privatizing US intelligence dirty operations, to do, as Allen Weinstein, who drafted the Congressional legislation to establish the NED, noted in a candid 1991 Washington Post interview, “A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.”

And if we dig even deeper we find, lo and behold, the name George Soros, convicted hedge fund insider trader, tax-exempt philanthropist and giga-billionaire who seems to fund not only Hillary Clinton and virtually every CIA and US State Department Color Revolution from Russia to China to Iran through his network of Open Society Foundations including the 1990’s Jeffrey Sachs Shock Therapy plunder of Russia and most of former Communist East Europe.

Another one of the media working with Zuckerberg’s Facebook censorship of Fake News is the Washington Post, today owned by Amazon billionaire founder Jeff Bezos. Bezos is a major media business partner of….The US Central Intelligence Agency, a fact he omitted to inform about after taking over ownership of the most important newspaper in Washington.

Bezos’ Washington Post recently published a bizarre list of 200 websites it claimed generated Fake News. It refused to identify who gave them the list. Veteran Washington investigative reporter, Wayne Madsen, exposed the source of the McCarthy-style taboo list of so-called Fake News. It was a “website called PropOrNot.com that has links to the CIA and George Soros.”

It’s not merely the Pizzagate revelations that have triggered such a massive attack on independent Internet websites. It seems that back in January 2014 at the Davos World Economic Forum control of information on the Internet was a top item of discussion. At the time, Madsen noted, “With the impending demise of World Wide Web ‘net neutrality,’ which has afforded equal access for website operators to the Internet, the one percent of billionaire investors are busy positioning themselves to take over total control of news reporting on the Internet.”

Read More At: Journal-Neo.org

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* This referenced article was deleted from the GQ Website on 18 December 2016 – Alefantis appears as 49 on the magazine GQ’s list of the 50 most powerful üpeople in Washington, http://www.gq.com/gallery/50-most-powerful-people-in-washington-dc.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”

PropOrNot All-Star Organizers: Koch, Soros, CIA, MI6 Ukraine, All Together Now

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
December 15, 2016

PropOrNot: Evidence of a CIA Psychological Operation … On November 24, The Washington Post published a story citing the anonymous group PropOrNot. The story accused the Russians of building a large propaganda operation that worked to defeat Hillary Clinton and elect “insurgent candidate” Donald Trump. It claimed a large number of alternative news websites are acting as Russian agents, dupes, and useful idiots.  – BoilingFrogs/Rockwell

This article excerpted above explains the forces behind PropOrNot and identifies them from a leftist/Ukraine standpoint. But another article published not so long ago by Washington’s blog, here, makes the connection between Ukraine and the Koch Brothers.

This article will explain briefly what would seem to be full (or almost full) panoply of influences behind PropOrNot. The Koch Brothers along with the Scaife Foundation and some hugely powerful intel agencies have been identified as supporting the PropOrNot initiative. We’ve already written about this issue here and here.

But we were puzzled by some other articles that seemed to attribute PropOrNot to different influences, including those of the Clintons and some groups oddly affiliated with Ukraine. The Kochs and Clintons didn’t seem to fit together but as it turns out, there’s apparently a link thanks to Washington’s blog, which seems to  have solved this particular puzzle for us.

Here are some excerpts from an article published in early November 2016.

Koch Brothers Secretly Allied w. George Soros for Hillary Clinton … The leading financiers of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers, were exposed … by the great investigative journalist Lee Fang, as being solid supporters and heavy financiers of congressional candidates who have been leaders in expanding the U.S. military budget and moving America toward a police state (including militarization of the police).

The leading financier of the Democratic Party, George Soros, has long been known to provide major financial backing for the most-neoconservative Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton, who favor every possible military invasion and coup (and see this, for more on that).

In fact, Soros was one of the top three financial backers (the other two were the U.S. government and the Netherlands government) for the television station in Ukraine that championed extermination of the people in Ukraine’s Donbass region, where the coup-imposed government, which he helped to install, is loathed.

And also on the Ukrainian matter, the Kochs have championed the view that when considering whether Crimea should be part of Russia, or else part of Ukraine, or else entirely independent, the people who live there shouldn’t have any opportunity to vote on the matter, and they should instead be forced to be ‘Ukrainians’, even if they loathe this post-coup Ukrainian government.

There we seem to have the connection in full, depending on the credibility of those reporting these linkages. In any event, we are fairly comfortable: Washington’s blog has been around a long time and the article is well-footnoted.

And so we are likely learning the Kochs via Soros are now integrated with larger, leftist/Ukraine technocratic/fascist elements … It makes sense that PropOrNot draws resources (or inspiration) from an  array of monied influences. The website itself is incredibly bold, a real statement of mighty intent.

The CIA is involved, as is obvious. And the CIA has relationships with such groups as the Institute of Modern Russia. The Boiling Frogs article excerpted at the beginning of this analysis explains that PropOrNot “has all the hallmarks of an intelligence operation.”

In fact, the strategy out of which PropOrNot was developed reportedly may stem from an article written in early 2008 by Cass Sunstein and colleague Adrian Vermeule titled simply “Conspiracy Theories.”

Sunstein and Vermeule argue the existence of conspiracy theories “may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law.”

Importantly, the paper proposed “attacking targeted groups in cyberspace.”  Also: “Whatever the tactical details, there would seem to be ample reason for government efforts to introduce some cognitive diversity into the groups that generate conspiracy theories.”

These ideas since then seem to have been put into practice in one way or another by both the Pentagon and MI6 which reportedly collaborates with the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade of the US Army.

The Pentagon and MI6 have focused on energy on Ukraine and on undermining Russia’s presence and claims to Crimea. The Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington think tank dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe also seems to be part of this group. (Its advisory council includes Zbigniew Brzezinski along with Madeleine Albright.)

More:

Although PropOrNot strives to remain anonymous, it does reveal connections to Modern Russia and its Interpreter Mag and thus, through Voice of America, its association with the CIA. Interpreter Mag is listed under “Related Projects” on its website.

PropOrNot also collaborates with Polygraph Fact-Check, a purported fact-checking website produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America, in other words, the CIA.

Another so-called fact-checking operation is listed, Politifact. It is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute and shares a donor with the Clinton Foundation, the Omidyar Network, created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. He is a major donor of Kiev-based Hromadske TV, “the symbol of the info wars between Moscow and the Western world,” according to Forbes.

And there you have it. Via George Soros … the Kochs and Scaife Foundation (and others) are linked to an entirely opposite (seemingly so) series of power centers including Ukraine “think tanks” and NGOs along with the most powerful Democratic groups including the Clintons. (And remember, we probably haven’t reached the top of this sprawling network.)

Conclusion: This is truly a broad array of resources as might be expected for a group that wants to wipe out an entire media industry. The question must then be asked with a mixture of hope and anxiety: How does President Trump fit in?

Editor’s Note: Some of this might seem like politics-as-usual, though of a very dirty variety, but the ramifications could certainly affect the alternative media that has already been accused of co-conspiring with Russia to affect the elections. The Daily Bell is a libertarian publication and its articles have often stated that people ought to look out for their own interests first as best they can because politics are unpredictable and usually don’t change much – or just make things worse. Additionally, as a libertarian publication, DB has published articles in the past explaining that RT and Putin himself are part of the larger questionable dialectic being presented by East and West. In no way can DB be considered a proponent of Russian propaganda.

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Who’s really behind America’s current protests

Source: RT
November 15, 2016

As Americans protest their new President-elect across the country, reports online have been circulating that left-leaning organizations are funding and fueling the unrest. The Resident breaks it down.