Nothing new to see the Pacific West Coast tech companies have become part of the hegemon’s empire building and overseas warfare. I have written about Omidyar’s role in funding NGOs taking part on the Kiev coup d’état in Feb. 2014.

Confirmed: Omidyar’s NGOs Clearly Partner in Regime Change – March 2, 2014

US/British technology was used by autocratic regimes in the MENAT states to track down opponents and rebellious groups. In a similar manner, the Google conglomerate and social media functioned in the Arab Uprising and Syia civil strife to overthrow the autocratic regimes. Business working both sides must be a profitable, notwithstanding questions about ethics and morals or international law.

I had questioned why GG and Marcy Wheeler joined The Intercept enterprise based on Freedom of the Press?

Embarrassment to GG, MW of The Intercept: Omidyar Co-funded Ukraine Revolt – March 1, 2014
Glenn Greenwald, A New Journalistic Venture – Oct. 16, 2013

Recently more questions have been asked about Omidyar, The Intercept and ownership of the WikiLeaks stash of leaked documents. The article in the Mint Press is based on the account from a whistleblower …

FBI Whistleblower on Pierre Omidyar and His Campaign to Neuter Wikileaks

WikiLeaks, the transparency organization known for publishing leaked documents that threaten the powerful, finds itself under pressure like never before, as does its editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. Now, the fight to silence Wikileaks is not only being waged by powerful government figures but also by the media, including outlets and organizations that have styled themselves as working to protect whistleblowers.

As this three-part series seeks to show, these outlets and organizations are being stealthily guided by the hands of special interests, not the public interest they claim to serve. Part I focuses on the Freedom of the Press Foundation, The Intercept, and the oligarch who has strongly influenced both organizations in his long-standing fight to silence WikiLeaks.

More below the fold …

Mid-November, 2017 –  The Daily Beast ran an exclusive report detailing how the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was set to break ties with WikiLeaks amidst concerns among the foundation’s board, which includes such well-known figures as Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, John Cusack and Glenn Greenwald, among others.

Pierre Omidyar, prior to the founding of The Intercept, was known not for any commitment to journalism or free speech but rather for his connections to the U.S. government and his role in the financial blockade of WikiLeaks that began in 2010.

Indeed, publicly available records reveal Omidyar’s close connections to the U.S. political establishment. For example, Omidyar made more visits to the Obama White House between 2009 and 2013 than did Google’s Eric Schmidt, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. He has also donated $30 million to the Clinton global initiative. He directly co-invested with the State Department, funding groups – some of them overtly fascist – that worked to overthrow Ukraine’s democratically elected government in 2014. He continues to fund USAID, particularly its overseas program aimed at “advancing U.S. national security interests” abroad.

Omidyar has a vested interest in advancing the interests of the U.S. political establishment for a variety of reasons. Sibel Edmonds, who was among the first to note Omidyar’s background upon The Intercept’s founding, noted that the PayPal executive “has been in bed with the CIA and NSA” and even the Department of Defense — further noting that the Snowden documents that The Intercept, and thus Omidyar, controls “contain information about PayPal’s direct partnership not only with the Treasury Department but also the CIA.”

Edmonds further stated that Greenwald had confirmed Omidyar’s long-running partnership with the CIA and other government agencies on Twitter during a heated exchange between the two in 2013.

USAID: Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship Initiative

This Billionaire Really Likes Glenn Greenwald | Buzzfeed – Oct. 16, 2013 |

Pierre Omidyar, the multi-billionaire founder of eBay, has shown a lot of interest on social media in the last few months in Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who is leaving The Guardian after a series of scoops exposing large-scale domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Greenwald told BuzzFeed that he is leaving The Guardian to start a “momentous new venture.” He declined to discuss who would be funding the new outlet but said it would be “very well-funded” and “very substantial.”

Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show

In the latest startling revelation, has published documents implicating the Omidyar Network in the funding of the current Ukrainian protest movement. The Omidyar Network is the NGO of billionaire Ebay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, who recently set up “First Look” as an outlet for (among others) Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras to selectively publish some of the Snowden document archive, 99% of which continues to be withheld from the public.  

The World According to Dutch FM Halbe Zijlstra
Dutch Fake News, Warmongering, Anti-Russia Propaganda

My recent post about CIA asset Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, fromer Governor of Odessa, fugitive from justice and presently stateless. Saahashvili has been accepted in The Netherlands on a immigration permit meant for “family reunification.” What a farce from the Dutch government …

In the Netherlands, Saakashvili vows to ‘continue fight’

Saakashvili …

Breaking News: Saakashvili arrested in Kyiv, deported to Poland

History …

President of GeorgiaRose Revolution for “Democracy”

Poodle of John McCain and his crony Scheunemann

No, the Russians didn’t start the war in Georgia in 2008 …

Georgian Attack Killed 1,600 S Ossetians

Alliance with Israel and its mercenaries

Citizenship of Ukraine in one-day and Governor of Odessa

Fighting corruption alongside Yulia Marushevska, the Angel of the Maidan

Quits as governorloses Ukrainian citizenship

Seeks enty to the Netherlands based on “family reunion”

Soon ….

Role of Georgian mercenaries in the Maidan sniper attack – 20th Feb. 2014

Further reading, a doctor’s thesis by David Faris at the University of Pennsylvania (2010) …

Revolutions Without Revolutionaries? SocialMedia Networks and Regime Response in Egypt [large pdf]

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