Monday, February 27

MONTENEGRO FABRICATE FAKES & RIDICOLOUS LIES

A screenshot of the Telegraph story on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website.
BalkanInsight: "Russia’s Foreign Ministry plan to combat an avalanche of hostile “fake news” about Russia by setting up a new section on its website designed to counter and “expose” foreign media lies".

It comes after Russia accused the Montenegrin government of running an anti-Russian information campaign supported by the West, following the extensive media coverage of an alleged Russian-backed plot last October to overthrow the government in Podgorica. 

Russian media reported the foreign ministry’s response after Moscow denounced reports on the front page of Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, which claimed the Kremlin had had a direct hand in a plot to kill Montenegro’s former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and stop the country from joining NATO.

A screenshot of the Telegraph story on Montenegro stamped with a red “fake” sign can be seen on the ministry’s website, along with several other articles from Western media about Russia’s alleged meddling in the upcoming French presidential election.

The new section on the ministry site is described as containing “examples of publications retranslating false information about Russia”.

The ministry said it would collect such “fake news” from the foreign media, expose them by publishing the original sources and data, and so “prove that the Russian side has already responded to the specific issues in question”.

Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the authorities in Montenegro of being behind the anti-Russian information campaign in that country. 

“This campaign is not new. It is simply going through a new stage of its development,” Zakharova said on Wednesday. 

“Montenegrin PM Dusko Markovic could not help getting involved in the use of a thesis widely spread in the US and the EU countries and has accused Moscow and Russian special services of interfering in the election processes in that country,” she added. 

Zakharova noted that Montenegro’s Special Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic had gone even further by developing the claim that Russia Security Service, FSB, special forces, had been active on the territory of Montenegro. 

In the past few months – with a pick-up in recent days, Russian mainstream media have widely covered the accusations that Moscow supported an opposition-backed coup attempt aimed at overthrowing the elected government in Podgorica.  

The Russian media have called the accusations absolutely unfounded, with some leading outlets ridiculing Podgorica’s claims that its intelligence and security agencies narrowly prevented a Russian plot to install a pro-Moscow government.

State-run media such as Sputnik and Russia Today, but also the Tass news agency, have almost daily published state official and analysts’ reactions after Montenegrin Prosecutor Katnic on Monday accused “the Russian state” of orchestrating the attempted coup. 

According to Katnic, the head of the group plotting the coup was a Russian citizen known as Edward Shirokov but whose real name was Edward Shishmakov - and who was a former deputy military attache at the Russian embassy in Poland, expelled in 2014 for espionage.

In an article called “Keep Calm and Blame Russia” published on Tuesday, Sputnik cited political analyst Vladimir Kireyev as questioning the version from Podgorica and wondering “did this [coup] attempt happen at all?“

“They will most likely prove nothing but will go ahead with their allegations,” he predicted.

Even the more liberal online newspaper Lenta, considered less pro-Kremlin than other mainstream media, in an article published on Tuesday compared the story coming out of Podgorica to “a theater of the absurd”. 

Mainstream media have cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissing Katnic's allegations as irresponsible. Montenegro had failed to support those allegations with reliable information, Peskov said. 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called Katnic's allegations "unsubstantiated".

Sergey Kozlovsky, BBC correspondent in Russia, said the coverage of Montenegro in the Russian media had been extensive because no allegation of this kind has been made before.

“Modern Russia has never been accused of a coup attempt in a European country.  I guess you can call it one of the major stories in Russia, to say the least,” he told BIRN.

However, Kozlovsky noted that some Russian media outlets were only covering this story in terms of “fake news” - presenting it as another piece of anti-Russia propaganda and as nonsense. 

Many Russian journalists continue to point out that there is no solid proof of Russian involvement in the coup attempt, only media speculation and statements by Montenegrin officials.

The situation changed, he said, when Katnic named Russian intelligence officer Shishmakov as involved in the coup attempt, and when he claimed “Russian state” bodies had also been involved “at a certain level”.

Montenegro and the Balkans remain an important region for Russia, tied to it by historic ethnic, political and religious links, continued Kozlovsky.

“There is a lot of interest in the events happening in Kosovo and Serbia. The issue of the possible accession of Montenegro to NATO is a big deal in Russia, where many people don't appreciate ‘Slavic brothers’ joining a Western military alliance seen by them as hostile to Russia,” he said.

On the other hand, one of the most influential portals in Russia, fontanka.ru, in an article published on Tuesday, noted that Russians remain the most numerous foreign tourists in Montenegro, despite the disputes over the alleged coup and over the tiny Adriatic nation’s aspirations to become a NATO member.

The article said that the “coup” had not only failed to stop the flow of Russian tourists coming for the summer but might even be a kind of advertisement for Russians when choosing their holiday destinations. 

“According to the observations of the Russians living there, Montenegrins know how to count money and do not mix private business with politics.,” it noted.
“However, traces from the scandal, despite the friendship which has lasted since forever, are still there,” the article concluded.

Thursday, February 16

ACCORDING GEORGE SOROS RUSSIA MUST BE DESTROID

Officially, George Soros became engaged in Romanian affairs in the last days of 1989, after the fall of the Ceausescu regime. But some say that the work of the Hungarian-born US magnate of Jewish origin, began long before the fall of the Communist regime.

In the early '80s, George Soros began to finance the resistance groups and people in communist regimes in Eastern Europe promoting the ideas of "Open Society" . 

In 1979 "Open Society" penetrated Central and Eastern Europe (communist states), but also in many other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 1992, Soros founded - in Budapest - "Central European University", forming frames selected from across Eastern Europe and the former USSR, including Romania.

Romania is one of the European countries which is most oriented towards the Atlanticist geopolitical project. Despite its Orthodox Christian people, its elites always follow a strict pro-EU and pro-American course. The reason is very simple: it is a country where elites and civil society have been completely staffed by the US NGO's, particular by George Soros. The story of Romania deserves attention, because it is exemplary and shows how the methods of establishing Western liberal domination actually work.

Even though he has never recognized his involvement in Romania before 1989, George Soros admitted that he was involved in other communist countries, financially supporting opponents of these regimes. Given that Soros founded the Group for Social Dialogue event on the 31st of December 1989, and the Foundation Open Society in the early days of 1990, it is unlikely that the early members were found randomly off the street. It had been prepared since the time of Ceausescu regime.

According to a journalistic investigation by the Romanian Newspaper Adevarul, the early 90's were a time of ideological subjugation of Romania by the US. Thus the US created the first Romanian private TV Channel SOTI and allocated huge sums of money to the schooling of journalists. The Soros Foundation was the main contributor to this. All structures of political opposition including independent trade unions, student unions and political parties were funded by the US funds: Soros (Open Society), Freedom House, NED, National Republican Institute.

Thus the US funds and George Soros formed the major part of Romanian political class and journalist community. For example, the current Defense Minister Mihnea Motoc was granted at this time a scholarship at the George Washington University and since that time became a US agent of influence. As it was in other post-communist countries, Soros aimed to control the education system. Between 1990 and 1994, the Foundation was busy for the elaboration of "textbooks" - written by members of the Foundation - in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Soros’ first organization in Romania was Group for Social Dialogue (GDS) with founding members Silviu Brucan, Andrei Plesu, Gabriel Andreescu and Stelian Tanase. This organizations is strictly connected with Otpor in Serbia.

Officially, Soros founded in Bucharest in 1990, the foundation named after him: "Soros Foundation". Later, the name was changed: "Open Society Foundation" (FSD). It was among the first NGOs established in Romania.

The first direct representative of George Soros in Romania was Sandra Pralong (Sandra Marilyn Andreea Budis) a person who, not coincidentally, emigrated from Romania in the 70's and then returned after Ceausescu was overthrown . Sandra Pralong was an adviser to President Emil Constantinescu and today is an adviser to the current Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

It is worth mentioning that the current Romanian prime-minister Dacian Ciolos, a former EU commissioner for agriculture, was a member of the “Friends of Europe", an association funded by the Open Society foundation. A fact he forgot to disclose to the Romanian people. However, his government was often referred to as “the Government of Soros” due to the fact that it is entirely formed from former NGO activists, Soros students, managers of multinational corporations and ardent Atlanticists. So, this country today is openly ruled by the American billionaire.

In addition to GDS and the Soros Foundation, the American financier has developed a myriad of NGO's related to his structures. Here are just a few names of them: "Soros Advising and Placement Center", "Soros Educational Advising Center", the "Union for the Reconstruction of Romania", "Centre for Partnership and Equality", "Center for Economic Development", Foundation "Concept "," Human Rights Center - Bucharest "," Association for Human Rights in Romania - Helsinki Committee (APADOR-CH) ". Association "Pro-Democracy", "Romanian Academic Society" etc., which in turn have given birth to other NGO's.

Among the members of these organizations you can easily find former ministers, advisers to Romanian presidents, directors of state institutions, influential journalists. Noteworthy is that three of the four Romanian presidents have had advisers or people form Soros network.

In reality it was a real network, "Soros Open Network Romania . Within this network operates a wide variety of organizations.The best known NGO's in the "Soros Open Network Romania" (SON) are:

APD. Founded in August 1990 by Adrian Mourousis in Brasov. It was funded, first, by the "National Democratic Institute", then entered the pyramid of SON. It has 30 branches across the country and over 1,000 members. Specialization: supervision of elections, a parallel vote count, etc. Organizes every year "Summer University in Balvanyos" (Covasna), along with "Liga Pro-Europa" and "Hungarian Youth Union" and the FIDESZ. 

"Pro-Democracy" is financed besides SON (ie FSD) by the "National Democratic Institute", "Freedom House", "USAID" (United States Agency for International Development) and "Westminster Foudation for Democracy".

"ROMANIAN ACADEMIC SOCIETY" (SAR). It is led by Alina Mungiu. Promoted the merger between Democratic Party and the National Liberal Party - which also realized. Thus National Liberal Party, Romanian historical party, which previously had serious souvereignist wing, was completely hijacked by Soros activists. Alina Mungiu is the anti-Orthodox activist and sister of Cristian Mungiu, Romanian film director, decorated by Oscar for his film justifying abortions.

Funding of Mungiu fund comes from the "Open Society Institute" and the "World Bank", "Freedom House" (James Woolsey), and "Marshall Fund".

"ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN ROMANIA Helsinki Committee" (APADOR-CH). Led at first by Renate Weber, then in 1996 Monica Macovei.

Group for Social Dialogue "(GDS). Founded in 1990. GDS includes the people, described by the media as leading intellectuals of Romania today: Gabriela Adameşteanu Mariana Celac, Andrei Cornea Andrei Oisteanu Adrian Cioroianu etc.

Leading personalities in the network "Soros Open Network Romania" were Renate Weber, Alina Mungiu, Monica Macovei, Cristian Parvulesc, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu , Adrian Cioroianu etc.

One of the best examples of work of Soros network is the career of Mihai Razvan Ungureanu the current head of Romania Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) and former Prime-minister of the state (2012) and Foreign Minister ( 2004-2007). From 1997 Razvan Ungureanu worked for FSD. This allowed him to benefit from scholarships and internships. Thus, in '90 -'91, Ungureanu received a scholarship to master in the St. Cross College by University of Oxford. This has allowed him to become later member of the prestigious "European Association for Jewish Studies at Oxford". In 1998, Ungureanu became a "Senior Fellow" at "Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies" within its "St. 

Cross College "(Oxford), the most famous center of this kind in the world. Receiving  the "Posen Award", Ungureanu also benefited from a scholarship for two years (1996/1997 and 1997/1998), the renowned " Hebrew University " ​​in Jerusalem. In 2000, Ungureanu claimed courses as "Senior Reader" to "NATO School" in Oberammergau (Germany) and in 2003 Ungureanu is "senior Reader" to "George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies" in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany ). Mihai Razvan Ungureanu is just one example of the opportunities offered by FSD and George Soros to young Romanians. The same can be said of many others of those quoted above.

The list of Soros "connections"

Here is a list of some of the former or current members of the Group for Social Dialogue, the Foundation Open Society and other NGO's affiliated Open Society Romania Network presented by the Romanian media:

  • Dacian Ciolos – Prime-minister of Romania
  • Sandra Pralong - former advisor to President Emil Constantinescu, the current adviser of President Klaus Johannis.
  • Mihai Razvan Ungureanu - a former foreign minister (2004 - 2007), director of SIE (2007 - 2012), prime minister of Romania (February 2012 - May 2012) currently once again director of SIE (Foreign Intelligence Service)
  • Helvig Edward - Head of SRI (Romanian Intelligence Service), another Romanian intelligence agency, former Director General of the Institute of Social Studies, former adviser to the Minister of Interior, C. Dudu Ionescu, former adviser to Mugur Isarescu, head the Bank of Romania, former Member of Bihar, former MEP,former Minister of Regional Development and Tourism
  • Corina Șuteu – current Minister of Culture, former director of Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
  • Raluca Alexandra Prună – current Minister of Justice, founding member of Transparency International – Romania
  • Alexander Lăzescu - former director of TVR (Romanian State Television)
  • Andrei Pippidi - historian, member of the Committee that drafted Tismăneanu Report and Report on Romania's participation in Holocausl
  • Vladimir Tismaneanu - political scientist, chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania, one of the leading neoconservative intellectuals of modern Romania
  • Andrei Plesu - writer, Minister of Culture (December 28, 1989 - October 16, 1991) Foreign Minister (December 29, 1997 - December 22, 1999), adviser to President Traian Basescu (December 2004 - May 2005)
  • Catrinel Pleşu - former director, National Book Centre of the Romanian Cultural Institute (2009 - 2012)
  • Mihai Sora - philosopher, Minister of Education (December 1989 - June 28, 1990)
  • Renate Weber - adviser to President Traian Basescu (2004 - 2005) Liberal MEP.
  • Liviu Antonesei - writer, journalist
  • Alin Teodorescu - sociologist, first president of GDS, adviser to Prime Minister Adrian Nastase
  • Andrei Marga - philosopher, Minister of Education (1997 - 2000), Foreign Minister (May 2012 - August 2012), President of ICR (September 2012 - June 2013)
  • Horia Roman Patapievici - philosopher, member of the CNSAS (National Counsil for the Examination of Securitate Archives) (2000 - 2004), President of Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) (2005 - 2012)
  •  Mircea Mihaies - literary critic, essayist, former vice-president of ICR (2005-2012)
  • Christian Parvulescu - political scientist, chairman of "Pro Democracy"
  • Victor Rebenciuc - actor
  • Sabina Fati - journalist
  • Andrei Oişteanu - ethnologist, anthropologist, member of the education committee of the National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania "Elie Wiesel"
  • Andreea Pora - journalist
  • Teodor Baconschi - theologian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, December 2009 - January 2012, Romania's ambassador to the Vatican, Portugal, San Marino. MFA State Secretary (2005-2006), Advisor to the President Traian Basescu (2006 - 2007)
  • Monica Macovei - MEP, former Minister of Justice (2004 -2007), former presidential candidate Romania
  • Alina Mungiu - political scientist, head of News TVR (1997 - 1998) founded the Academic Society of Romania, a teacher at SNSPA
  • Stelian Tanase - writer, president and CEO of TVR, former director of Reality TV
  • Laura Stefan - a member of the NGO "Expert Forum", director in the Ministry of Justice (2005-2007), was declared an expert of corruption by US Embassy
  • Adrian Cioroianu - historian, Dean of the History Faculty of the Bucharest University, was one of the supporters of the introduction of alternative textbooks, an initiative of the Soros Foundation. Former senator, Timis, former MEP, former Foreign Minister (April 2007 - April 2008)
  • Rodica Culcer - journalist, former referent at the US Embassy in Bucharest (1985 - 1991), former director of TVR News
  • Adrian Cioflâncă - researcher and former member of the CNSAS, Coat of Tismăneanu Report and Report Elie Wiesel.
  • Stere Gulea - director, former president of TVR
  • Gabriel Liiceanu - philosopher, director of the Humanitas Publishing House (formerly Publishing Policy)
  • Sorin Ionita - political scientist, consultant of the Council of Europe, the World Bank on Eastern Europe and the Balkans; Romania's representative ȋn European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), sections Transport, Energy and Environment, Agriculture, former member of the Presidential Commission for Analysis of Social and Demographic Risks
  • Smaranda Enache  - President of the NGO Pro Europa League, former ambassador of Romania in Finland (1998 - 2001)
  • Radu Filipescu - nephew's brother of Petru Groza, a founding member of GDS
  • Armand (Armant-Constantin) Goşu - historian, former adviser to the Foreign Minister (2010-2012), was a member of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania, former director of the Romanian Institute for Recent History
  • Dan Perjovschi - cartoonist, illustrator
  • Mircea Toma - activist, ActiveWatch.
  • Michael Bumbes – historian .
  • Claudiu Crăciun - political scientist, lecturer of the Department of Political Science and European Studies from SNSPA, was expert in the Secretariat General of the Government and the Ministry of Education (2004-2009). His work "The Government Learning Research Project: Assessing Policy Making Reform in Romania" was published under the auspices of the Open Society Network and the Center for Political Studies at the Central European University, both founded by George Soros.

ACCORDING JOHN MCCAINE RUSSIA MUST BE DESTROID

Delenda est Cathargo ("Carthage must be destroyed") RT are words that come down to us from ancient history. It is said they were spoken by the famed Roman statesman and orator Cato the Elder at the end of his speeches. They remain relevant today in the case of Trump, Russia and a Washington establishment that is intent on destroying both.

The Rome of our time is Washington, Russia is Carthage, and today's Cato the Elder is none other than US Senator John McCain, whose quest for conflict with Russia is unbounded.

Indeed for Mr. McCain the belief that Russia must be destroyed has been elevated to the status of a self evident and received truth.

Origins of the 'Dodgy Dossier': it was McCain who passed the "dodgy dossier" on Trump to the FBI, after receiving it from former UK ambassador to Russia, Sir Andrew Wood. Contained within the dossier is information purporting to reveal how Trump has been compromised by Russian intelligence over various sexual encounters with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. Compounding the scandal, adding to the lurid nature of it, are reports of the existence of a second Russian dossier on the President-elect. 

The dossier's originator has been revealed as former British MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who now runs a private intelligence company and has, according to reports, gone into hiding in the UK, supposedly fearing assassination by Russian agents.

The fact that Mr. Steele hasn't set foot in Russia for a number of years and reportedly, on behalf of Trump's enemies within the Republican Party establishment, paid for the information contained in the 35-page dossier, recently released with the caveat that its contents cannot be verified, should have been more than enough to have it instantly dismissed as, well, fake news?

In an article that appeared on the UK's Independent newspaper website — titled "The dodgy Donald Trump dossier reminds me of the row over Saddam Hussein and his fictitious weapons of mass destruction" — Patrick Cockburn writes, "I read the text of the dossier on Donald Trump's alleged dirty dealings with a scepticism that soon turned into complete disbelief." Later in the same article he observes, "In its determination to damage Trump, the US press corps has been happy to suspend disbelief in this dubious document."

More significant than the fact this dossier was not immediately dismissed is the timing of its emergence and subsequent publication by the US news site, BuzzFeed. It comes on the very cusp of President-elect Donald Trump's official inauguration as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, and the very point at which his cabinet appointees were being grilled over their views of Russia, the threat Russia allegedly poses to the US and the West, during their official Senate confirmation hearings.

Political Coup Underway Against Trump: by now most people are aware, or at least should be, of Washington's long and ignoble history when it comes to fomenting, planning, supporting, and funding political and military coups around the world — in Central and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere the CIA and other US agencies have brought down countless leaders and governments that have refused to toe the line when it comes to serving US interests.

In unprecedented fashion, what we have in this instance are those same deep state actors, working in conjunction with the US liberal establishment, currently engaged in a coup designed to destroy the Trump presidency — if not before it begins then certainly soon after, with the prospect of impeachment proceedings against him already being mooted in Washington circles.

During his recent press conference, Trump felt minded to declaim against Washington's bloated intelligence community, accusing it of releasing the dossier to the media, an allegation US intelligence chiefs have denied. The result is an unprecedented open war between the country's next president and his soon-to-be intelligence services that has pitched the country into a political crisis that grows deeper by the day.

The Power of the Military Industrial Complex: on the question of why the US deep state and Washington's liberal establishment is so intent on maintaining Russia in the role of deadly enemy, the answer is very simple — money. Huge and powerful economic and ideological interests are tied up in the new Сold War of the past few years. We're talking the country's previously mentioned gargantuan defense and intelligence budgets, continuing US support and financing of NATO, along with reason for the continued existence and funding of the vast network of political think tanks in Washington and throughout the West, all of which are committed to sustaining a status quo of US hegemony and unipolarity.

Russia's emergence as a strategic counterweight to the West in recent years has and continues to challenge this hitherto uncontested hegemony, providing lucrative opportunities for organizations, groups, and individuals with a vested interest in the resulting new Cold War. For those of a skeptical persuasion in this regard, I refer you to the chilling warning issued by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower prior to leaving office in 1960 to make way for his replacement, John F. Kennedy.

In his televised farewell address to the American people in 1961, Eisenhower said, "We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations."
He continued: "This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society."

Finally, Eisenhower warned the American people how, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

Though neoconservatives may no longer be in the driving seat in Washington, neoconservative ideas undoubtedly are. And prime among them is the idea that not only must Russia be destroyed but also anyone who would dare stand in the way of this narrative, up to and including President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Saturday, February 11

A FRONTE PRECIPITIUM , A TERGO LUPI


Magia tipica italica: "puff... spariscono i fratelli Giulio e Francesca Maria Occhionero, superlaureati e oggi, paff.... arrivano gli hackers russi.". 

Gli italiani, lettori, ascoltatori, smartphonisti, videodipendenti, da ieri devono dimenticare le palle gonfie che ci hanno fatto i "giornalai italiani" sui due fratelli Occhionero, sostituendoli "voilà" con Putin e i suoi putinini hackeronisti. Minchia, che pazienza bovina ci avete popolo bùenista.

Solo i "giornalai italiani" riescono a montare tempeste tropicali, diluvi universali, glaciazioni e desertificazioni tra Bolzano e Ragusa. Solo loro riescono a far dimenticare alla Penisola italica, il giorno dopo, quanto sia stato il loro grado di vaneggiamento, ignoranza e/o,  "istruzioni" ricevute. Veniamo ai fatti.

È il 2 ottobre quando Giulio Occhionero, intercettato telematicamente dal 23 agosto 2016, comincia a sospettare di essere finito nel mirino. Da un solo giorno gli investigatori della Polizia postale hanno iniziato una intercettazione telematica attiva sul computer connesso alla linea fissa in casa, ma l’uomo è già in allerta: a un’intercettazione sembra che qualcuno lo abbia avvertito. 

Dopo aver effettuato una verifica sui certificati Microsoft invia una mail alla sorella Francesca Maria: “Ad ogni modo è valido pure sui server (Moscow) americani quindi dubito che abbiano dato ad un’autorità italiana il privilegio di infettare macchine americane“. Lei risponde subito dopo: “Bravo! Possiamo tranquillizzarci (un po’)

Il 10 gennaio scorso, la Polizia postale, ha arrestato i due fratelli per avere hackerato le e-mail di notabili politici come il presidente della Banca centrale europea, Mario Draghi, e l'ex presidente del Consiglio, Matteo Renzi, del ministro degli Esteri Gentiloni e ancora decine, centinaia di altre importanti utenze istituzionali.

Fosse per il cognome dei due fratelli (Occhionero) arrestati per cyberspionaggio, per il programma informatico, che hanno usato e che dà il nome all’inchiesta della Procura di Roma:" Eye Piramide".

Naturalmente è doveroso attendere gli sviluppi giudiziari dell’indagine del Centro Nazionale Anticrimine Informatico per la Protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche. Il C.N.A.I.P.I.C. 

L'’impressione è di essere di fronte ad una spy story di primo livello. Dove due professionisti (lui ingegnere nucleare, lei cittadina USA che ha lavorato in Italia come consulente del governo americano) residenti a Londra e domiciliati a Roma, tra il 2011 ed il 2016 sono entrati nel cuore dello Stato e, più in generale, nel sistema di potere e nella politica italiana, istituzioni comprese. 

Incamerando – attraverso un elenco di quasi ventimila username – una massa enorme di dati e informazioni sensibili, civili e militari, archiviati e custoditi in alcuni server negli Stati Uniti con un metodo di catalogazione preciso e articolato.

Matteo Renzi e Mario Monti, dell’ex Governatore della Banca d’Italia e oggi Presidente della BCE, Mario Draghi, e dell’ex Comandante generale della Guardia di Finanza, Saverio Capolupo, per disegnare il profilo dell’attacco volto, scrivono i magistrati, al «procacciamento di notizie concernenti la sicurezza dello Stato con accesso abusivo al sistema informatico e intercettazione illecita di comunicazioni informatiche». 

E basta ricordare che anche l’ENAV, la società che controlla e garantisce il traffico aereo civile in Italia, dunque un’infrastruttura di assoluto interesse nazionale strategico, è stata oggetto dell’hackeraggio che nel marzo scorso ha fatto scattare l’allarme.


Possibile siano stati solo una coppia di professionisti (lui, massone molto interessato ai giochi di potere al vertice della Massoneria) svelti di mente e di mano e con buone relazioni sociali che con il loro “Eye Pyramid” hanno messo in piedi per fini di lucro personale uno spionaggio di questa portata? È possibile che un sistema diffuso di potere con al centro lo Stato e le sue funzioni più delicate, per cinque anni, non sia riuscito a sventare l’aggressione, alzando di fatto bandiera bianca di fronte agli Occhionero?

Ruslan Stoyanov, top manager della Kaspersky Lab, la più grande azienda russa che opera nel settore della cybersicurezza e degli antivirus, è stato arrestato a Mosca lo scorso dicembre anche se la notizia è trapelata solo ora

A renderlo noto è stata la stessa società, specificando però che le indagini sull'uomo sono relative a un periodo che precede la sua assunzione e che il «lavoro svolto dalla nostra squadra di ricercatori, il Computer Incidents Investigation Team, non è coinvolto da questi sviluppi».

Friday, February 10

ACCORDO ITALIA - LIBIA SU FRONTIERE E TRAFFICO ARMI

TO NATO OR NOT TO NATO? SHAKESPEAREAN DILEMMA

RT- "Montenegro is being dragged into NATO at an accelerated and strengthened rate. Montenegro does not meet in any way the criteria of membership in the alliance, which were developed in the past," Kelin warned, adding the country's economy is currently in deplorable state while its armed forces are comprised of less than 2,000 military servicemen.

"The alliance gains nothing from making Montenegro a member, and it takes on one more security dependent that we already know won't pull its weight," Larison said. He noted that besides the fact that Podgorica adds "almost nothing to the Alliance," its NATO bid does not have broad support at home.

"It doesn't make sense to take in a new alliance member when there is no consensus in that country in favor of belonging to the alliance. 

NATO shouldn't be adding new members in any case, but it certainly shouldn't be taking in a country that doesn't have a majority behind the idea of joining," the US commentator noted.

In his article Hanna cited Senator Rand Paul who has recently raised concerns over a potential provocation against Russia.

"I think that many are referring to this as a provocation to Russia, and also, I think NATO is too big already," Paul said as quoted by the journalist, "Ultimately, joining NATO is not necessarily a benign thing."

"I look forward to welcoming Montenegro into the NATO Alliance and continuing to support its path towards further Euro-Atlantic integration," Senator John McCain said in an official statement commenting on the matter.

In the other side: "If we abstract from some media reports and statements, the attitude of the Russian Federation toward the further expansion of NATO to the east is well known. This attitude is negative," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday. Peskov added that the Kremlin would abstain from commenting on media reports on Montenegro accession to NATO. He said that Moscow has not yet received any official statement on the matter from the Trump administration.

The fate of Montenegro's NATO membership is now in the hands of US President Donald Trump. While some US lawmakers continue to push ahead with Montenegro's accession to the alliance, others regard it as a potential provocation against Russia and argue that the Balkan country adds "almost nothing" to the bloc's security.

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may recommend President Donald Trump to back Montenegro's NATO membership, Andrew Hanna of Politico.com reported on Monday, citing a senior administration official.

The journalist noted that twenty-three of 28 NATO member states have already voted in favor of Montenegro's bid. the United States, Canada, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands have yet to announce their decision. 

Meanwhile US lawmakers signaled their willingness to support Montenegro's NATO bid: the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of the treaty with the Balkan state on January 11, 2017.

"Because adding a nation to NATO is a treaty measure, support from two-thirds of senators is required to secure passage. But the Constitution delegates the power to negotiate treaties to the president and Trump could refuse to relay the ratification to NATO, indefinitely stalling the process," Hanna highlighted. 

It is no secret that NATO's eastward expansion, including the possible admission of Montenegro to the alliance, remains a sensitive issue for the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, on January 26 Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced that Podgorica expects to become a full-fledged member of NATO before the next summit of the military alliance. However, national polls, cited by Hanna indicate that only 39.5 percent of Montenegrins favor the country's NATO membership while 39.7 percent oppose it.

Furthermore, according to Andrei Kelin, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department, as of yet Montenegro has failed to meet the criteria for NATO membership.

"We were exposed to pressure aimed at blocking our accession to NATO, but we have resisted them due to the power of the state, its institutions, democracy and democratic principles," Markovic said in a reference to the opposition boycott, which he called "part of plans to destabilize Montenegro in political terms and disable it to become a member of NATO".

Sunday, February 5

Saturday, February 4

HOW MEDIA TERRORIZE THE WORLD IN A FEW MINUTES


Why french PM call this act of madness: terrorism?  A man who attempted a knife attack on soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum in Paris was shot and injured on Friday, highlighting France’s security and terror threat just three months before the French presidential election.

Hundreds of tourists were held in secure areas of the Louvre, one of the world’s most visited museums, after the man was shot five times by soldiers on patrol outside. Believed to be in his 30s, he struck at around 10am on a stairway in the Carrousel du Louvre, an underground shopping centre near the entrance to the museum. Wielding a knife, he ran at a group of soldiers on patrol shouting “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is greatest”.

The incident, in which one soldier was slightly injured, was described by the French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, as “terrorist in nature”.

The suspect has not been formally identified but French police had established that the man was a 29-year-old Egyptian who arrived in France on 26 January after obtaining a tourist visa in Dubai, the Paris prosecutor said.

Police searched an apartment the man had rented in Paris and are now working to establish whether he acted alone, on impulse, or on orders from someone, prosecutor François Molins told a news conference. The man was wearing a black T-shirt with a death’s head emblem when he attacked soldiers checking bags near the museum’s shopping mall “with a machete in each hand”, Molins said. 

He struck one soldier and knocked another one to the ground. When he continued his attacks the soldier on the ground shot him in the abdomen, Molins said.

Two rucksacks carried by the suspected attacker were checked by bomb disposal specialists at the scene and were found not to contain explosives.

Michel Cadot, the Paris police prefect, said the man had headed towards soldiers “armed with a machete” and shouting threats and “Allahu Akbar”. Soldiers opened fire and he was injured by gunshots, including to the stomach, and was being treated in hospital.

Cadot told reporters: “We are dealing with an attack from an individual who was clearly aggressive and represented a direct threat and whose comments lead us to believe that he wished to carry out a terrorist incident.

“There was also a second individual who was behaving suspiciously, who has also been detained, but for now there does not appear to be a link between that individual and the attack.”

About 1,250 visitors in the Louvre were ushered to safe areas inside the museum for a time after the incident.

“There were announcements, then the security guards started running all over the place and, after a short period, they started gathering everybody up and getting them to one side of the building,” Lance Manus, 73, from Albany, New York, told Associated Press. “They pulled the shades. They didn’t want anybody to sit by the windows.”

Manus, in Paris with his wife, Wendy, to mark their 50th wedding anniversary, added: “I guess they were concerned that something would be coming from outside.” He said people in the museum were calm, but some young children were crying.

A woman who worked in a restaurant nearby told AFP: “We saw death coming for us, with everything that’s happening at the moment. We were very, very scared.”

The incident sparked fresh warnings from politicians about the terrorist and security threat, with France still reeling from a string of terrorist attacks that have killed more than 200 people over the past two years. France remains under a state of emergency following the Paris attacks of November 2015, which killed 130 people.

The French president, François Hollande, praised the soldiers, saying: “This operation undoubtedly prevented an attack whose terrorist nature leaves little doubt.”

Donald Trump responded to the incident in a tweet that described the suspected attacker as “a new radical Islamic terrorist”. “Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART US,” the US president wrote.

The economy, immigration and security are major issues for voters in the two-round French presidential election in April and May. The country has shifted politically to the right after five years of the Socialist Hollande.

Polls show that Marine Le Pen, of the anti-immigration, far-right Front National, can reach the final round runoff. The rightwing candidate François Fillon, who has run a hardline campaign on security, immigration and Islam’s place in France, was once a favourite but is struggling for his political survival amid a scandal over whether he paid his wife and children out of public funds for allegedly fake jobs as parliamentary assistants.

The maverick independent Emmanuel Macron, who is running on a centrist ticket, is rising in the polls, and Benoît Hamon has seen a boost in support since he won the Socialist party primary last week.

Thousands of soldiers currently patrol cities, transport and landmarks across France as part of the Opération Sentinelle military defence operation put in place following the attacks on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher supermarket in January 2015.

Several soldiers on patrol in France have been the target of attacks in recent years. The Socialist MP Sébastien Pietrasanta, who co-authored a parliamentary report on France’s reaction to the terrorist threat, said military personnel and police officers were a particular target because they represented the French state. He told Associated Press that France was likely to be attacked again and “the worst has yet to come”. He said: “We are facing a persistent threat and instability will last for at least one generation.”


The fact that the incident happened outside the Louvre could worsen the crisis for the French tourism sector, which has suffered from a fall in visitors and bookings since the wave of attacks in France since 2015. Last year, visitor numbers to the Louvre fell 15% from 2015 to 7.3 million. The most recent major attack came last July, when a Tunisian man rammed a truck through crowds watching a Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, killing 86 people.

LA FINE DI GEORGE SOROS PADRE DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE

Dal Giornale di G. Rossi. Per carità, sarà solo un caso, una coincidenza di quelle che servono agli scettici per dimostrare che non c’è un senso nelle cose. Fatto sta che ogni volta che la società civile, gli umanitaristi della domenica, le sentinelle democratiche scendono in piazza contro il cattivo di turno (che si chiami Putin, Trump o Marine Le Pen), dietro a loro fa capolino la faccia di Soros o meglio, il suo portafoglio.

Anche nell’ultimo caso, quello del Decreto esecutivo sull’immigrazione voluto da Trump, le proteste inscenate in tutta America sono state organizzate da gruppi mantenuti con i soldi del filantropo miliardario.
Come ha evidenziato Aaron Klein su Breitbart, gli avvocati che hanno messo in piedi le azioni legali contro il Decreto Trump, appartengono a tre associazioni per i diritti degli immigrati: la ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), il National Immigration Law Center e l’Urban Justice Center. Tutte e tre sono finanziate, per milioni di dollari, dalla Open Society di Soros (la ACLU addirittura ha ricevuto 50 milioni solo nel 2014).

Una delle avvocatesse in prima linea nella battaglia legale, Taryn Higashi, è componente dell’Advisory Board dell’Inziativa per l’Immigrazione Internazionale della Open Society.

Dopo le manifestazioni di protesta all’indomani del voto e la Marcia delle Donne, questa è la terza iniziativa anti-Trump che vede la ragnatela di Shelob/Soros dispiegarsi contro quella parte dell’America colpevole di non aver votato la sua candidata in busta paga, Hillary Clinton.

Come direbbe Poirot: “una coincidenza è solo una coincidenza, due coincidenze sono un indizio, tre coincidenze sono una prova”; e se ci aggiungiamo anche la famosa battaglia contro le “fake-news” che inquinano la purezza dell’informazione mainstream (salvo poi scoprire che a produrre fake news è proprio il mainstream), diciamo che abbiamo la quasi certezza che a Soros non è andata molto giù l’elezione di Trump.

Tra tutte le cause “progressiste” che Soros finanzia, quella per agevolare l’immigrazione clandestina è forse la più curiosa (ed anche la più rivelatrice).

Nel 2014 il New York Times rivelò che la decisione di Obama di modificare la legge sull’immigrazione per facilitare il riconoscimento degli irregolari, fu spinta dalla campagna delle associazioni pro-immigrati divenute una “forza nazionale” grazie all’enorme quantità di denaro versato nelle loro casse dalle ricchissime fondazioni di sinistra tra cui, appunto, la Open Society di Soros (oltre alla sempre presente Ford Foundation); “Negli ultimi dieci anni – scrive il NYT – questi donatori hanno investito più di 300 milioni di dollari nelle organizzazioni di immigrati” che lottano “per riconoscere la cittadinanza a quelli entrati illegalmente”.

Ora, Soros, che di mestiere fa lo speculatore finanziario, è uno che con i soldi non produce ricchezza ma povertà. Il suo lavoro è, di fatto, scommettere sulla perdita degli altri; lui vince se il mondo perde.
Soros appartiene a quella aristocrazia del denaro per la quale, crisi economiche e guerre, sono linfa vitale per il proprio portafoglio (e per il proprio potere).


E se “destabilizzare le economie” è il suo lavoro, destabilizzare i governi è il suo hobby; e così Soros finanzia da anni rivoluzioni colorate (dall’est Europa alle Primavere Arabe) che altro non sono che guerre civili all’interno di Stati sovrani per sostituire governi legittimi con replicanti a lui rispondenti; e adotta (finanziando campagne elettorali) candidati particolarmente inclini a fare le “guerre umanitarie” con cui stravolgere intere aree del mondo.

Per semplificare (anche troppo) lo chiameremo “SCHEMA SOROS” anche se in realtà è un preciso disegno dell’élite tecno-finanziaria per costruire il proprio sistema di potere globale.

Lo “Schema Soros” funziona così: l’élite prima produce i poveri, poi trasforma alcuni di loro in profughi attraverso una bella guerra umanitaria o una colorata rivoluzione (in realtà i profughi sono meno della metà degli immigrati) e poi li spinge ad entrare illegalmente in Europa e in USA grazie alle sue associazioni umanitarie, ricattando i governi occidentali e i leader che essa stessa finanzia affinché approvino legislazioni che di fatto eliminano il reato di immigrazione clandestina. Il tutto, ovviamente, per amore dell’Umanità.

In questo schema un ruolo centrale ce l’ha il sistema dei media e della cultura nel manipolare l’immaginario simbolico e costruire il “pericolo xenofobo e populista” contro chiunque provi ad opporsi a questo processo.

E francamente fa uno strano effetto vedere la sinistra americana di Obama e della Clinton solidarizzare con i profughi dopo aver lanciato sulla loro testa 26.000 bombe solo nel 2016 (quasi 50.000 in due anni) e venduto ai loro governi più armi di qualsiasi amministrazione americana, nel rumorosissimo silenzio di Soros e dei benpensanti che oggi scendono in piazza contro Trump.

L’immigrazione in atto non è un processo naturale ma indotto per consolidare un modello incentrato non sulla ricchezza reale (produzione di beni e consumo) a vantaggio di tutti, ma su quella “irreale” del debito e dell’usura, a vantaggio di pochi.

La globalizzazione non è altro che il processo di concentrazione della ricchezza mondiale nelle mani di un numero sempre più ristretto di persone (quel famoso 1% che detiene il 50% della ricchezza globale).

Per l’Occidente il vero sconvolgimento è la dissoluzione della classe media, l’erosione ormai costante di quella che è stata il motore trainante dello sviluppo economico e civile dell’ultimo secolo e mezzo.

Non è un caso che “l’abbattimento della borghesia” (sogno di ogni ideologia totalitaria di destra e di sinistra) va di pari passo con i tentativi di smantellamento delle democrazie in atto in Occidente attraverso l’ascesa di governi tecnocratici e revisioni costituzionali scritte direttamente dai banchieri.

Per Soros e per l’élite tecno-finanziaria, “la democrazia è un lusso antiquato” (come scrisse il Financial Times, la Bibbia del gotha finanziario); e i meccanismi di sovranità popolare e rappresentanza parlamentare sono un intralcio alla gestione diretta del potere.

Il processo d’immigrazione indotta serve proprio a questo: disarticolare l’ordine sociale e culturale, generare conflitti endemici (guerra tra poveri), imporre legislazioni più autoritarie, alterare l’equilibrio demografico e generare un’appiattimento della stratificazione sociale per ridurre il peso di quella classe media, elemento da sempre in conflitto con le élite.

Per Soros e i suoi amici è molto più funzionale una società a due livelli: una élite con in mano grande potere economico (e decisionale) in grado di gestire anche i flussi informativi (e formativi) e una massa sempre più povera, dipendente da questa élite e dall’immaginario che essa costruisce; e nel progetto globalista, le identità nazionali e religiose (proprio perché pericolose costruttrici di senso) devono essere annullate all’interno di una massa indistinta e perfettamente funzionale al sistema di dominio.

Il sogno di un mondo governato da pochi plutocrati passa per la dissoluzione dell’Occidente come lo conosciamo e l’immigrazione di massa costruita a tavolino e legittimata persino nelle dichiarazioni ufficiali dei tecnorati sulla “Migrazione Sostitutiva”, serve a trasformare il loro sogno nel nostro incubo.

Friday, February 3

MOHAMMED RASHID FORMER ARAFAT MONEYMAN

The late Yasser Arafat’s powerful moneyman MOHAMMED RASHID is the target of the highest-profile Palestinian corruption probe to date, facing allegations he syphoned off millions of dollars in public funds, the chief investigator has said.

Anti-corruption campaigners lauded the case against the shadowy former aide, Mohammed Rashid, as a sign of the maturing of the Palestinian political system, although the probe also appeared to be tinged with political intrigue.

Rashid, who has in the past denied wrongdoing, made veiled threats on a website to disclose purported secrets about the rise to power of Arafat’s successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. And Palestinian watchdogs, while praising growing government vigilance about corruption, expressed concern that such investigations are at times being used selectively to settle personal scores.

The tall, dark-haired Rashid left the Palestinian territories after Arafat’s death in November 2004, and his current whereabouts were not immediately known. Rafik Natche, head of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission, said Mohamed Rashid holds business interests in Jordan, Egypt, Montenegro, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, and that the Palestinian Authority has asked all five countries to freeze his assets and extradite him.

An Iraqi citizen of Kurdish ancestry, Rashid befriended top PLO officials in the 1980s.

From the 1994 establishment of the Palestinian Authority, a self-rule government in parts of the West Bank and Gaza, to Arafat’s death a decade later, Rashid was in charge of many of the Palestinian leader’s financial dealings. The iconic Arafat was known for a frugal lifestyle, but needed large sums to buy loyalty and allowed corrupt practices by those in his inner circle.

It is not known why Arafat put Rashid, a former journalist without formal business training, in charge of most of his business affairs.

Rashid “came to the Palestinian revolution without a penny in his pocket and became a multimillionaire,” Natche told The Associated Press. “Where did he bring his money from? Of course, this is the money of the Palestinian people.”

Natche said Rashid is suspected of having taken millions of dollars out of the Palestinian Investment Fund and the PLO’s treasury, as well as setting up fake companies in his name and in the names of relatives. “The money and the companies disappeared,” Natche said, citing documents.

In comments posted Tuesday on the website Inlightpress, Rashid said he would not respond to the allegations now, but warned that Abbas “made a huge mistake and must suffer the consequences.” He did not elaborate. The website, which is believed to be linked to Rashid, announced in a separate section that it would soon run a series of articles by Rashid about the circumstances of Abbas’ rise to power.

After keeping a low profile for years, Rashid started drawing attention to himself with a series of interviews that the Arab satellite TV station Al Arabiya began broadcasting last week. Rashid told the station he was asked by Palestinian officials in 2008 to provide documents about the investment fund, and that he told them the documents were at the fund’s office. He said he has not been contacted since then.

The first decade of the Palestinian Authority was marked by rampant corruption and official mismanagement. During those years, Rashid “ran a network of financial transactions outside the law and outside the budget,” said Azmi Shuaibi, a leading anti-corruption campaigner in the West Bank.

In 2003, the international community, concerned about millions in foreign aid going to waste, asked Palestinian economist Salam Fayyad to supervise Palestinian Authority spending. Fayyad, now the West Bank-based prime minister, is credited with providing greater transparency. However, for years, little was done to go after those suspected of stealing public funds.

Two years ago, Abbas set up the Anti-Corruption Commission and a special court. So far, the commission has handled 85 cases, including those of two Cabinet ministers who were forced to resign, but the court has not yet handed down any verdicts, Natche said.

The commission filed charges of fraud, embezzlement and money-laundering against Rashid on April 30. On May 8, the court urged Rashid through an announcement in a local newspaper to surrender to Palestinian authorities, Natche said. Rashid will be tried in absentia if he cannot be brought to the Palestinian territories, he added.

Shuaibi praised stepped up efforts to go after government corruption, but expressed concern about the way targets for investigation are being chosen. He noted that Rashid is a longtime associate of former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, who had a falling-out with Abbas last year after seemingly challenging the president’s leadership. The connection between Dahlan and Rashid created an impetus “to pursue Rashid as well,” Shuaibi said.

“I think the priorities (for investigations) are being set on a personal basis,” said Shuaibi. He said he told Abbas that “we have concerns that the issue is being handled in a way of settling personal scores.” Shuaibi said Abbas told him all suspicions were being investigated.

Officials in Abbas’ office declined comment. Natche said anyone can approach the commission with information about alleged corruption, but acknowledged that most of his leads come from government agencies.

Daoud Kuttab, a Palestinian commentator, said Arafat’s continued popularity made it difficult for investigators for some years to launch a probe against Rashid. But enough time has passed since Arafat’s death, Kuttab said, adding that “there is a strong public sentiment against corruption.”