The counterweight of George Soros as just one of many billionaires doing Washington’s bidding on global foreign policy. See also Saban, Adelson, Koch Bros and a whole new generation of Silicon Valley techies operating to subvert domestic policies in foreign nations. Russia isn’t pleased with the US and NATO aggression on its borders.
The canary in the mine is for me former Soviet elder statesman Mikhail Gorbachov …
The Fake News or Konstantin Kosachev hype
Why the hype about Kosachev … there is so much fake news and official US State propaganda, don’t react so forcefully on the breaking news headlines. Wait and see what the facts are and in what context the allegations are to be seen.
BooMan’s front page story:
Similar to U.S. NGOs propagating foreign policy across the globe, so has other nations identical groups. Israeli diplomats have been extensively in the news of late with interference in UK internal affairs. An example in Russia, the Gorchakov Fund is active and lists advisors/partners, among many others, FM Sergei Lavrov and Igor S. Ivanov
More information about Igor S. Ivanov…
- Igor S. Ivanov is a professor at Moscow State Institute for International Relations. Previously, he served as minister of foreign affairs, from 1998 to 2004, and secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007. Ivanov holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He took part in the work of several U.N. General Assembly sessions, many international conferences, and in particular, co-chaired the Bosnia settlement talks in Dayton, Ohio. From 1991 to 1993, he represented the USSR and then Russia as ambassador to Spain.
Ivanov also worked as a researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in history. He has published a number of books and articles on the history of Russian foreign affairs and foreign policy, which have been translated into many languages. He regularly attends political and scientific gatherings both in Russia and globally to speak on the most topical international issues. Ivanov has been honored with numerous Russian and foreign orders.
How often have US Senators crossed the line to subvert their own President Obama on foreign policy during these eight years?? Talking to adversarries, leaders [!!] of those states … then we call it democracy at work. Even inviting representatives or the PM himself to speak before US Congress. Joining Nazi sympathizers in protest at Maidan in Kiev before toppling democratically elected Yanukovich. Meeting head-choppers of Al Qaeda across the Turkish border inside Syria.
See my earlier opinion: Putin’s beef was with George Soros, not Hillary Clinton as individual – here.
Opinions about the former Soviet Union and later Russia from George Soros or one of his NGOs …
Declassified Central Intelligence Agency documents clearly describe how international hedge fund mogul George Soros targeted the Soviet government of Mikhail Gorbachev as early as 1987. Soros, who was already quite wealthy, worked closely with a CIA-linked non-governmental organization (NGO), the Institute for East-West Security Studies (IEWSS), to take advantage of Gorbachev’s policies of «perestroika» and «glasnost» to infiltrate the Soviet economic and political systems to hasten their demise.
At the same time, the IEWSS included as board members Eastern European Communist government officials who were, by virtue of their positions in the IEWSS, aiding and abetting the Soros operations to destabilize the Soviet Union.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ordered two Soros organizations – the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation – to cease their operations in Russia after being deemed undesirable by the Russian government because of their threat to the Russian state. The U.S. State Department immediately decried the ouster of the groups. However, the State Department’s anger was due to the fact that Russia ejected the operations of Soros, a longtime destabilizer of the USSR and Russia as demonstrated by his underwriting of the 1987 IEWSS report.
Also ordered out of Russia were the CIA-linked National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, the MacArthur Foundation and the neo-conservative embedded Freedom House, all of which maintain close operational and financial links to Soros destabilization operations.
U.S. Military Return to Europe for a New Confrontation with Moscow
More below the fold …
U.S. Military Return to Europe for a New Confrontation with Moscow
As many of you know, I just completed EUCOM’s posture testimony with the SASC. We had a great exchange, which I believe many of you watched, but for those who did not, I’m going to follow a few of the points that I made there.
Europe faces a very different and much more challenging security environment, one with significant, lasting implications for U.S. national security interests.
Russia is blatantly attempting to change the rules and principles that have been the foundation of European security for decades. The challenge posed by a resurgent Russia is global, not regional, and enduring, not temporary.
The situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine is volatile and fragile, and we remain convinced the best way to bring the conflict to an acceptable, lasting solution is through a political settlement, one that respects state sovereignty, and territorial integrity. And while many question the kind of assistance the U.S. should provide, we need to expand the conversation of it to ensure we include all elements of national power to support Ukraine, using the DIME formula, which we like to use in the military, of diplomatic, informational, military, and economic.
We cannot fully be certain what Russia will do next, and we cannot fully grasp Putin’s intent.
What we can and are doing is learning from his actions. And what we see suggests growing Russian capabilities, significant military modernization, and ambitious strategic intent.
We also know that Putin only responds to strength and seeks opportunities in weakness. We must strengthen our deterrence in order to manage his opportunistic confidence.
EUCOM and the NATO alliance are adapting through improving our readiness and improving our responsiveness, adapting to the challenge, and increasing our own collective security.
Coupled with the challenges posed by Russia, Europe faces a surge of violent extremism from foreign fighters returning home from the fight in Syria and in Iraq. The spread of instability into Europe and the reach of transnational terrorism could have a direct bearing on the national security of the U.S. homeland. In facing both of these serious challenges to the east and to the south, EUCOM is working closely with our sister COCOMs, NATO partners, as well as allies, and other international organizations including the E.U.
Addressing these challenges means our own U.S. efforts in Europe remain utterly essential: more important now than at any time in recent history.
Our reassurance activities over the last year through Operation Atlantic Resolve have demonstrated our resolve to keep the president’s and our nation’s commitment to Article V of the NATO Washington Treaty. Our ability to be as responsive and to reassure quickly rests on the fact that we are there in Europe, forward and ready.
There is simply no substitute for our forward force presence in Europe. It is the bedrock of our ability to assure our allies, to deter real and potential adversaries, and to respond in a timely way, should deterrents fail.
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Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of the Supreme Allied Command Europe and the U.S. Europe Command, points to a map of Europe as he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Credit: Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)
NATO Commander: Russia uses Syrian refugees as ‘weapon’ against West [what an utter BS and pure propaganda based on lies – Oui]
- ○ Berlin Stunned By Aggressive NATO Propaganda On Ukraine by Oui @BooMan on March 7th, 2015
UPDATE-1 :: Trump Inauguration: Thaw In US – Russia Relations
Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday.
Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey remained opposed to the inclusion of the Syrian Kurdish militant group YPG in the peace talks.
The latest US sanctions against Moscow, imposed by Barack Obama in December, would stay in place “at least for a period of time” under the new administration, Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Saturday.
At the same time, he suggested that he might change course if Moscow were to cooperate with Washington, especially on fighting Islamic extremism. “If Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions?” Trump asked.
Trump has made no qualms about his desire to repair the US-Russia relations, which have taken a nosedive during recent years. In the interview, Trump said he was willing to meet Putin after taking office.
“I understand that they would like to meet, and that’s absolutely fine with me,” he said.
The latest sanctions target organizations and individuals allegedly linked with Russian intelligence agencies in the US.
The US State Department also ordered 35 Russian intelligence operatives to leave the country.
U.S. Global Empire
US exceptionalism ended yesterday with the speech by President Barack Obama in Chicago. Now the US enters an era of new “leadership” run by vulgarity, twitter and fake news. The unblemished White House during eight Obama years, already showing Shades of Grey.
Enter the era of nostalgia …
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