Putin - KGB

COMMENTARY: Vladimir Putin Resurrects The KGB

People NEED to stop listening to lies and do their own research on Putin and today’s Russia. Nothing better than history to prove how the KGB works through propaganda and deception, just like Mossad. Remember they are the same animal. So why is mainstream media now exposing Russia? Because the elite wants war. So they flipped the coin. A few months ago, they began exposing mainstream for what it really was, and those who used to follow it lost credibility and switched to alt-media, where most are controlled opposition and are now spreading lies. This is how they brainwash. They control both sides, and that is how they manipulate and confuse people who generally know nothing about history or Communism for that matter. With this strategy, the tribe succeeds in their efforts to destroy the country from within.

Putin - KGB

“Vladimir Putin resurrects the KGB,” Source: politico.eu

MOSCOW — Soon after he was first appointed prime minister back in 1999, Vladimir Putin joked to an audience of top intelligence officers that a group of undercover spies, dispatched to infiltrate the government, was “successfully fulfilling its task.”

It turns out Putin doesn’t do jokes. Over Putin’s years in power, not just the Kremlin but almost every branch of the Russian state has been taken over by old KGB men like himself.

Last week news broke that their resurgence is soon to be topped off with a final triumph — the resurrection of the old KGB itself. According to the Russian daily Kommersant, a major new reshuffle of Russia’s security agencies is underway that will unite the FSB (the main successor agency to the KGB) with Russia’s foreign intelligence service into a new super-agency called the Ministry of State Security — a report that, significantly, wasn’t denied by the Kremlin or the FSB itself.

The new agency, which revives the name of Stalin’s secret police between 1943 and 1953, will be as large and powerful as the old Soviet KGB, employing as many as 250,000 people.

The creation of the new Ministry of State Security represents a “victory for the party of the Chekists,” said Moscow security analyst Tatyana Stanovaya, referring to the first Bolshevik secret police. The important difference is that, at its core, the reshuffle marks Putin’s asserting his own personal authority over Russia’s security apparatus.

Putin, who in 2004 said that “there is no such thing as a former KGB man,” has always had a complicated relationship with the FSB.

Vladimir Putin gestures as he opens the cabinet meeting on the 1999 budget | AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin gestures as he opens the cabinet meeting on the 1999 budget | AFP/Getty Images

On the one hand, Putin has allowed the FSB to absorb pieces of the old KGB, chopped off when Boris Yeltsin tried to dismantle the once all-powerful Soviet security apparatus in the early 1990s. Under Putin, the FSB regained control over Russia’s borders, border troops, and electronic intelligence gathering. At the same time, former KGB men began their takeover of every institution of state, as well as Russian businesses.

But at the same time, Putin has made several attempts to reform and control the FSB. In 2007 he put his close ally Viktor Cherkesov in charge of the Federal Anti-Drug Agency and tasked it with investigating the murky business dealings of top FSB officers. When Cherkesov’s clean-up failed, Putin built up another rival security agency, the Investigative Committee, and tasked it, rather than the FSB, with investigating high-profile political murders like those of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

The aim in all cases seems to be to replace old-guard Putin allies with younger, more loyal and less independent figures.

Now, however, Putin seems to have put that divide-and-rule policy into reverse and is instead consolidating power into a pair of super-agencies: the National Guard — created in July, that united internal security troops under the Kremlin’s control — and now the new Ministry of State Security. Putin will personally control these super-agencies.

“On the night of September 18 to 19 … the country went from authoritarian to totalitarian,” wrote former liberal Duma deputy Gennady Gudkov on his Facebook page.

Further evidence of Putin’s gathering of power into his own hands is an ongoing purge launched over the summer that has already claimed the heads of the Federal Narcotics Service, Federal Protection Service (Putin’s bodyguard), the Federal Migration Service and Russian Railways, as well as the president’s Chief of Staff and personal confidant Sergei Ivanov.

The aim in all cases seems to be to replace old-guard Putin allies with younger, more loyal and less independent figures. The same pattern has been repeated among regional governors — four of whom have recently been sacked, and two replaced by Putin’s personal bodyguards.

Protect the regime

The creation of the Ministry of State Security is part of a “project aimed at replacing old allies with new ones,” said independent Moscow-based analyst Stanislav Belkovsky. Putin “dislikes being surrounded by people who feel untouchable because of their personal closeness to him. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with his old friends, he wants people who can execute his will.”

He’s even selected a hatchet man — Sergei Korolev, head of the FSB’s economic security department — to prosecute and eliminate any independent voices in the new Security Ministry, said Belkovsky.

The deeper significance of all these purges and reshuffles goes beyond just Kremlinology. They are clear signs of a regime bracing for trouble. Ever since oil prices began to tumble in 2013, the Kremlin has been preparing for unrest and discontent — primarily with the help of distractions such as annexing Crimea and the campaign in Syria. But Putin is preparing an iron fist too.

“I can’t remember a time when so many security service guys ascended to power at once”Dmitry Gudkov, State Duma deputy

“The KGB, it should be remembered, was not a traditional security service in the Western sense — that is, an agency charged with protecting the interests of a country and its citizens,” wrote security analyst Andrei Soldatov, founder of the Agentura.Ru website. “Its primary task was protecting the regime. Its activities included hunting down spies and dissidents and supervising media, sports, and even the church. It ran operations both inside and outside the country but, in both spheres, the main task was always to protect the interests of whoever currently resided in the Kremlin.”

That’s precisely what the Kremlin needs today as inflation remains in double digits and Russian business remains cut off from international financial markets and investment by Western sanctions over Ukraine.

“I can’t remember a time when so many security service guys ascended to power at once,” Dmitry Gudkov, an independent State Duma deputy, wrote of the summer’s purges on his Facebook page. “We don’t know anything about these people’s management expertise. Preparing the guns for battle, closing ranks — this is what these appointments are all about. [The Kremlin] can’t trust anyone but those in uniform.”

‘Terminator 2’

And there’s a final, more personal reason for Putin’s purge and revival of the Ministry of State Security.

“In some ways, this is a sign of Putin’s strength, because he feels confident enough to full, personal, authoritarian rule,” said Belkovsky, who advised the Kremlin in the mid-2000s. “It’s also a sign of weakness because the reason behind it is to defuse the possibility of a palace coup.” Putin is a “man of systems and institutions” according to Belkovsky and, as such, knows his allies are also the greatest threats to his rule.

In creating the super ministry, Putin is completing a full 25-year circle. When Boris Yeltsin came to power in 1991 in the wake of a hardline coup against Mikhail Gorbachev largely sponsored by the KGB and its boss, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Russia’s new leader attempted to create a security agency that would not meddle in politics or society and confine itself strictly to law enforcement.

Yeltsin failed. According to Soldatov, by the mid-1990s “various component parts and functions of the old KGB had begun to make their way back to the FSK, like the liquid metal of the killer T-1000 android in “Terminator 2” … slowly reconstituting itself after having been blown to bits.”

Now those bits have finally coalesced into a full-fledged replica of the original — but with one important difference. The new Ministry of State Security has been designed specifically as a guarantor of Putin’s rule.

Whoever heads the new ministry will certainly be an important political player — but it’s clear that the true head of both the Russian state and its new, consolidated security organs will be Putin himself.

That hasn’t happened since the rule of Yuri Andropov, KGB head-turned general secretary between 1982-84. He presided over a collapse in oil prices, a war in Afghanistan designed to boost the regime’s popularity that quickly turned disastrous, and finally an accelerating economic crisis that no amount of repression or propaganda could prevent from snowballing into collapse and revolution.

Putin is hoping that this time around, harsher repression and smarter propaganda will save him from the same fate.

Controlled Opposition

COMMENTARY: Controlled Opposition

This is an excellent article that MUST BE READ by everyone and if there is anyone here who does not believe it, they can go ahead and do their own research. These Communists are playing with humanity and humanity is helping them succeed. 

Destroying America from within with the use of lies is how the tribal Communists have advanced their agenda. If Americans want to save their country they first need to learn who their REAL enemy is. They must stop blaming their own country and take action. And action means respecting the Constitution and realizing that ALL POLITICIANS around the world are bought by tribal Communists. The United States was hijacked centuries ago and today Americans continue feeding the enemy who uses and abuses them and they do nothing about it most don’t even know who their enemy is.

The tribe’s objective is to destroy the west and we simply cannot let them do it. So stop believing in politicians, stop siding with the east, the east IS YOUR ENEMY. All world leaders are your enemies, all world banks are your enemies, the Church is your enemy, international corporations are your enemies, the education system is your enemy, look what they have done to Europe, there is NO ONE to side with, the solution is for the people to stick together and fight for their rights and freedoms and STOP trusting these politicians. If they were not part of the plan, they would NOT be in power! 

Controlled Opposition

“Controlled Opposition,” Source: hedvicek.blog.cz

Marshall McLuhan once asked his audience: “How are human souls caught today? By rod and line, or by net?” When they were silent, he answered: “Neither by rod and line nor by net. The rod was used in the times of the apostles, and the net – in the days of Guttenberg. Today, water is replaced. And it is done by electronic media.”

PERESTROIKA DECEPTION

The great political upheaval of the late 20th century – the so-called fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union – is now generally regarded as the spontaneous product of long-accumulating social and economic pressures, and the political confusion and economic disarray that followed as nothing more than a passing phase in an inevitable march toward a more perfect democracy.

One could only wish it was so simple.

Let’s look at some similarities applicable at all seven Eastern European communist regimes:

•Everyone of these regimes (except for brief infighting in Romania), peacefully transferred power without a fight to foes they had once despised and persecuted.

•In each country, the new leadership agreed not to prosecute their predecessors

•The East Bloc parliaments, though still comprised of staunch supporters of the old regime, unanimously rubber-stamped changes that stripped them of legislative power.

•Then, in a theatrical farce, the Soviet Union itself collapsed peacefully

•All the new governments put under seal the former secret police’s dealings

•New regimes immediately approved so-called privatization laws, turning their countries’ industrial wealth and property over to public

•Former dissidents were replaced by a new layer of “technocrats”.

•The national wealth had in fact been transferred into the hands of pre-selected buyers who coalesced into power clans with strong ties to the former communists and their security services.

•A professional KGB officer, neither politician nor dissident, came to rule Russia.

•Events in Russia have exposed the close cooperation between the FSB, itself a remnant of the Soviet KGB, and its long-infiltrated subcontractor, the Russian Mafia.

When Khrushchev visited the United States in 1962 he said to Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” Khrushchev’s intention was explained to me by the former deputy chief of Romania’s foreign intelligence service, Ion Pacepa, who made the following observation: “The whole foreign policy of the Soviet bloc states, indeed its whole economic and military might, revolved around the larger Soviet objective of destroying America from within through the use of lies. The Soviets saw disinformation as a vital tool in the dialectical advance of world communism. KGB priority number one was to damage American power, judgment, and credibility.”

It is noteworthy that Khrushchev did not say, “You will live under communism.” He also did not say, “Your children will live under communism.” He told his American opposites that their grandchildren “would live under communism.” Khrushchev was admitting that Moscow’s plan was a long-range plan, involving decades of work.

CONTROLLED OPPOSITION

The collapse of the communist system involved a controlled opposition. It was very important that they controlled people who were opposing the regime. They could eliminate some people, they could put some people in prison, but they had to make sure they could lead a kind of opposition themselves. And what happened was that they realized they could lead the opposition to power and create false democracies under control of the KGB.

Pete Bagley once told me that it wasn’t till mid-1990’s he found out that all operations CIA tried to organize in Poland during the Cold War were actually KGB sting operations to liquidate potential “real” opposition. Real, genuine opposition was impossible in communist countries.

Let’s take Czechoslovakia as an example. We have to go back in time to so-called Prague Spring movement in 1968. This is till today presented by historians as a popular movement to replace the communist dictatorship with “socialism with human face”, which was brutally suppressed by Soviet military invasion. Well, we know today it wasn’t the case. The whole operation was the overture to Perestroika that followed 20 years later.

In order to change regime in the future KGB needed to create the opposition that will nurture future leaders of the “post-communist” governments.

•Following the Soviet invasion, some 800 communist party officials were “expelled” and transferred to so call reserves for future needs later-like Carter 77 and other variations for future development.

•Approximately 200,000 people emigrated including1,120 communists who were sent abroad to work in progressive movements there and collect intelligence data.

In 1967 Soviet Marshal Matvei Zhakarov visited Prague to encourage the recruitment of “high-level agents of influence” in the rising elite of America’s universities, media and government. Moscow perceived that power was passing from the hands of the “old industrial plutocracy.” If the Soviet bloc could penetrate the U.S. media and academia, it would be easier to manipulate the society as a whole.

In the mid-seventies, the underground dissident movement evolved to so-called

CHARTER 77

•In January 1977 the civic initiative Charter 77 was published.

•First 217 people signed the Charter 77 declaration, 156 of them were former communists.

According to historians the author of Charter 77 proclamation was Jan Patočka. Jan Patočka was arrested in March 1977 and died as a result of interrogation. However, some dissidents, especially those who were not in the pool of the “chosen ones” believe that the Charter77 proclamation was the brainchild of KGB agent Jiří Diensbier.

•The document was never published in the media. It has been written in such a clever way that if we were to make it public, 90% of people would not understand what it was about.

• The whole operation was partially under KGB control. Overall 43 STB officers were involved overseeing Charter’s activities. Each of them supervised 5 – 7 field agents.

• At the end of 1977, it was decided in the meeting between KGB and STB that some members of ÚV KSČ will be kept out of the picture. Only 12 select members of ÚV KSČ in Czechoslovakia were partially informed about these actions.

•The management of Charter77 was in the hands of 70 – 85 people, mostly former communists. (At the present time some 180 of their family members are holding high positions in the government and economy.) This group was selected and approved in the beginning by both, Soviets and American sides.

•During the period 1980-1989 Charter Foundation paid $376,000 to finance Charta 77 activities in Czechoslovakia and $1,341 million for personal expenses of Charter 77 members.

•The Charter’s account was managed by professor František Janouch in Sweden. Janouch, communist party member since 1948 came from a prominent communist family and his wife had Soviet citizenship. When the account reached millions of dollars and some investment strategy was necessary money was transferred to Kommerzbank in Hamburg, Germany.

•Soros supplied all together $7 million to Charter 77 and Solidarity in Poland. Janouch also stated that Soros only supplied one-third of the total amount.

•The database of the Foundation was managed by STB agent Jan Mühlfeit. It later disappeared and Mühlfeit became the director of Eastern Europe section of Microsoft Central.

Let’s look at some prominent Charter 77 leaders:

Jaroslav Šabata

•CP member since 1945

•quit his membership in 1968

Jiří Hájek

•CP member since 1948

•Ambassador to Great Britain 1955-58

•Deputy Foreign Minister 1958-62

•Ambassador to UN 1962-65

•Minister of Education 1965-68

Ludvík Vaculík

•CP member

•Communist party journalist

•Expelled from party in 1969

Pavel Kohout

•CP member

•Cultural attaché in Moscow 1949-50

•Editor of the Czech Soldier Magazine

•Editor and analyst of the Czechoslovak TV

•Expelled from party in 1969

•”emigrated” to Austria in 1970

Petr Pithart

•CP member since 1959

•Secretary of the team for reform of the political system

•Studied in St. Anthony’s College in Oxford

•Active in Prague Spring

•Prime Minister 1990-92

•Senator 1996

Petr Úhl

•Revolutionary Marxist and Trockist since 60’s

•Activist in the Revolutionary Youth Movement

•Deputy of National Assembly 1990-92

•Member of the UN Committee for Human Rights 1991-2001

Zdeněk Mlynář

•CP member 1945-70

•Studied in Moscow 1959-55

•Member of the CP Central Committee

•Secretary of CP of Czechoslovakia 1968-70

•Expelled from the CP in 1970

•”emigrated” to Austria in 1977

PROGNOSTIC INSTITUTE

In 1984 the Prognostic Institute was founded as a division of Czech Academy of Science. It was a direct copy of the Institute of the same name in Moscow founded by KGB General Michail Ljubimov on the order from Yuri Andropov. Actually, Prognostic Institutes were established in all Eastern European countries.

While dissidents were all in the spotlight of Western media, Prognostics were working overtime in the shadow of secrecy preparing economic changes.

Prognostics were fully aware of dissidents but dissidents had no idea about existence of the Prognostic Institute.

Director of the Prognostic Institute was Waltr Komárek.

•Communist Party member since 1945

•Studied in Moscow in 60’s, member of Politburo

•1964-67 adviser of Che Guevara in Cuba

•Active in 1968 Prague Spring Movement

•After 1968 the Secretary General of Economic Council

•Director of Prognostic Institute 1984-1990

•Vice-Chairman of the Marian Čalfa’s government after the fall of communist regime

Other members of the Institute were:

Václav Klaus

•Minister of Finance 1989-92

•Principal co-founder of Civic Democratic Party

•Prime Minister 1993-97

•Forced to resign after the scandal steaming

from his secret $5 million Swiss bank account

•1998-2002 Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies

•2003-13 President of Czech Republic

•1966 studied at Universita degli Studi Federico in Napoli, Italy

•1969 Cornel University in Ithaca, USA

•Worked at Czechoslovak State National Bank

Václav Klaus was recruited in 1970 by KGB under code name ‘VODIČKA’for “Operation Rattrap”-he was publicly named as an “anti-socialist Malcontent” and “purged” from the Economic Institute. The purpose was to pose Mr. Klaus as a “victim” of the regime so he could continue to penetrate dissident circles as a deep-cover mole. The ruse was successful and Mr. Klaus effectively monitored opposition activities and reported dissident intentions, succeeding also in establishing a personal relationship with underground leader Václav Havel.

In 1998 he began a series of secret meetings with the SVR’s station chief in Prague (operational file codename ‘Kolešnikov’). Since then he established close relationship with Vladimir Putin.

Miloš Zeman

•CP member since 1968

•His STB file destroyed in 1989

•1993-2001 Leader of Social Democratic Party

•1996-98 Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies

•1998-2002 Prime Minister

•Since 2013 President of Czech Republic

Tomáš Ježek

•CP member since 1969

•Studied in Institute des Hautes Etudes Internationale in Geneva

•1990 adviser to Minister of Finance

Minister for Privatization of the National Property

•1992-94 leader of the Stock Exchange Chamber

•1998-2002 member of the Commission for Stock and Bonds

Zdeněk Tůma

•1993-95 advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade

•Since 2000 Governor of Czech National Bank

Jaroslav Šedivý

•CP member since 1948

•1953 translator for GRU

•Jailed 6 months in 1970

•After 1990 served as Ambassador in France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland

•1977-98 Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jan Mládek

•1998 Deputy Vice-Prime Minister for Economic Policy

•1998 Deputy Minister of Finance

Vice-Governor of International Monetary Fund

•2005 Minister of Agriculture

Jiří Dolejš

•CP member since January 1989

•1993-99 worked for Central Committee of CP

•Since 1999 Deputy Chairman of the CP

Miroslav Randsdorf

•CP member since 1972

•1990 Deputy of Federal Assembly

•1996 Chamber of Deputies

•2004 Member of the European Parliament

Vladimír Dlouhý

•Studied at Catholic University at Lovan, Belgium

•1989-92 Minister of Economy

•1992-97 Minister of Industry and Commerce

Karel Dyba

•Studied in Canada 1968-70

•1990-92 Minister in the government of Petr Pithart

•1990 Director of Economic Institute

•1992-96 Minister for Economic Development

•1997-98 Komerze Bank board of directors

•2007 Czech representative in OECD

Karel Köcher

– (his CIA case officer was Paul Redmond)

(Redmond told Köcher about Pavel Tigrit)

•CP member since 1958

•1962 joined KGB under cone name Pedro

•1965 was “emigrated” with his wife to USA

•Worked for Radio Free Europe

•1970 PhD at Columbia University

•1972 US citizenship

•Since 1973 CIA analyst (on recommendation of Zbigniew Brzezinski)

•1984 arrested and sentenced to life

•1986 exchanged for soviet dissident Natan Sacharansky in Berlin

The person in the middle all of that, overseeing preparations for economic and political changes, was comrade Rudolf Hegenbart.

•Career Communist

•1968-69 studied at University of Communist Party Central Committee

•Since 1969 worked for the Central Committee of Czechoslovakia CP

•1986 – Deputy Director of the Central Committee’s economic section and Director of so-called “Department 13”

He retired after Velvet Revolution denying any involvement

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Hegenbart was informed about Gorbachev’s goals by KGB and was charged with preparation of the strategy to move selected communist cadres back to the government after the “fall of communism”. He became the key contact for communication with ‘illegal’ groups like Charter 77 and Obroda (REVIVAL). He started the negotiations about the change of power in August 1989 and directed execution of the plan in November.

Hegenbart also managed the exodus of East-Germans to the West through the West German Embassy in July 1989.

Other actions we can point out are:

•Just before the revolution, he organized Václav Hájek’s trip to Viena to negotiate with selected “emigrants”, like for example Vladimír Mlynář, details about the date and logistics of the upcoming coup.

•The concept of the Civic Forum was agreed on with Hegenbart six months before the coup when treaty about the transfer of power was hammered out.

•He managed sabotage activities against the Interior Ministry to keep order in streets of Prague

•Initiated STB operation of signature drive to support the release of Václav Havel from prison (all signatories were communists).

•He advised all principal Charter 77 dissidents to get out of Prague on November 17.-19. Avoid possible arrest by STB-Václav Havel left and came back on Sunday 18th.

•After he successfully managed to stop development of People’s Militia in Prague streets, the idea pushed by hardcore communist led by Jaroslav Jakeš, he transferred power on Sunday night November 19th to hands of Charta 77. Transportation of Charta 77 leaders to this meeting was provided by STB.

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I was trying to interview Hegenbart for my documentary in 2006 but he refused. He explained to me that Havel’s people told him if he ever would say anything, he will end up in the body bag on the bottom of the Slapy Lake.

Anyway, after my book was published he wrote me a letter saying:

“Congratulation to publishing of your book. When I am reading it right now and your assumptions correct. I was studying in Moscow at the end of 70’s a lot of what you are writing about we were lectured on there. The book is important tool for understanding what happened in Eastern Europe and Russia”.

That was the best “review” I could ever wish for.

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OPERATION ‘DECONTAMINATION’ (Asanace)

1800 people signed Charter 77 proclamation.

At some point it became obvious that the dissident movement was “contaminated” by people who shouldn’t be there, people from “outside” of the circle of “chosen ones”. So STB started operation ‘Decontamination’. The goal was to intimidate undesired members of Charter 77 and force them to emigrate.

One good example is the actor Pavel Landovský.

Pavel Landovský was the old friend, one of the best friends, of Vaclav Havel. One thing media never told you about Vaclav Havel is that he was something like Bill Clinton od steroids and Landovsky was the one supplying girls to his bed. That became a problem when Havel rose to the level of possible contenders for the future leader and Landovský was “emigrated” to Austria.

280 members of Charter 77 were “emigrated” out of Czechoslovakia during this operation.

Those who resisted ended up in the prison till November 1989 and none of them was invited after revolution to participate in the feast of conquerors.

There is one more interesting character to mention.

Jan Kavan

KGB agent

•son of the Czechoslovak diplomat born in London

•His father was the key witness in the show trial with Rudolf Slánský

and sentenced to 25 years in prison

•1968 emigrated to Great Britain

•Studied in Oxford and University of Reading

•1974 founder of Palach Press Agency that published information about dissidents’ activities and illegally shipped literature to Czechoslovakia

•1976 arrested in Belgium for drug smuggling

•1989 returned to Czechoslovakia and joined the Civic Forum

•1990 Chairman of the parliamentary committee for foreign affairs

•1990-02 member of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly

•1991 indicted of working with STB

(code name Kato, file # 11777/307)

•1996-2000 Senator

•2000-06 member of Chamber of Deputies

•1996 the court decided that Kavan while working for STB he didn’t know who he was working for

•after the acquittal, he became Senator and vice-chairman of Helsinki Committee for human rights

•1998 Vice-Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs

•2002-03 Chairman of the UN General Assembly

(his career in the ministry was full of scandals, including murder-for-hire of investigative journalist Sabina Slonkov)

According to documents discovered in STB archives Kavan was KGB agent smuggling to Czechoslovakia flyers and money for dissidents in specially modified car. Documents for trips were made by person with close ties to Carlos the Jackal. When STB started to investigate Kavan’s activity in 70’s they were ordered by KGB to stop the investigation and destroy his file.

VELVET REVOLUTION

Now here is my favored part-the jump-start of Velvet Revolution. The excellent work of deception.

On November 17, 1989, the student demonstration in downtown Prague culminated in physical confrontation with riot police and student Martin Šmíd was killed. The news about Martin Šmíd’s dead was a spark igniting the public uprising and lead to resignation of the communist government.

But when dust settled down it turned out that nobody died. The whole situation was staged by STB agent Ludvík Žifčák working undercover as student Milan Růžička.

Till today, almost a quarter-century later, crowds and Presidents are still gathering on November 17. at the memorial of this incident lighting candles in the memory of the killed student.

Ludvík Žifčák is joking that he is the only living person having the memorial honoring his death.

Vaclav Havel

After the communist government resigned and Civic Forum took over, the fight over the presidency raised. CIA heavily invested in creating Václav Havel’ s image and supported by KGB had a powerful rival in Alexander Dubček. While Vaclav Havel was not very popular at home at that time Alexander Dubček’s popularity was high being remembered as Prague Spring hero. Havel was terrified by the possibility to run in elections against Dubcek. After negotiations in Prague Dubček promised he will not run and let Havel become the President. Then later he called back Havel from Jihlava saying he changed his mind and he will run. Havel and his bodyguard Stanislav Milota drove immediately to Jihlava. After some talks, they make an agreement. Dubček will not challenge Havel this time and in exchange, Havel will no run in the next elections. At the end, as Milota described to me, Havel was down on his knees in front of Dubček, holding his hands thanking him for this agreement. After they left the room Havel turned to Milota and said: “Screw him, he is fucked anyway!”

Alexander Dubček died in the car accident two years later.

PACKAGE Z (Fund Z)

When President Václav Havel found out there are files in STB archives on all dissidents, he ordered his interior minister Richard Sacher to seal all files of Charter 77 members and people in his government in co-called FUND Z.

This sealed package of files was then moved by Jan Langoš to an undisclosed location.

Jan Langoš died in a freak car accident.

LOOK AT THE HISTORY

In December 1961 a KGB major defected to the United States with information about a Soviet long-range strategy. He provided the CIA with a package of documents, including one that described a new KGB Directorate of disinformation (Department “D”).

• “By 1986 the Soviet Union would be led by a man “with a more liberal image.”

•This man would initiate “changes that would have been beyond the imagination of Marx or the practical reach of Lenin and unthinkable to Stalin.”

•The Soviet system would be liberalized, and the liberalization “would be spectacular and impressive. Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the Communist Party’s role; its monopoly would be curtailed.

•The KGB would be reformed. Dissidents at home would be amnestied.

This defector was Anatoly Golitsyn. He published the book Perestroika Deception. In this book he made 148 predictions.

139 of 148 Golitsyn’s predictions were fulfilled by the end of 1993. The accuracy rate of nearly 94 percent.

Memorandum

And guess what-Golitsyn told the CIA about the controlled opposition in October 1964 as we can see from this memorandum he wrote to James Woolsey in 1993!

We should also mention that in KGB jargon, changing people’s past was called “framing”, and it was a highly classified disinformation specialty.

“History is a capricious creature. 
It depends on who writes it.”

-Former Soviet Premier, Mikhail Gorbachev

Once I asked Pete Bagley a question: “What is the difference between what we are presented by media and the reality what is really happening”? His wife had a quick answer: “Live in deception or shoot yourself”.

The End

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P.S.

Gorbachev himself admitted that in one meeting when someone blamed him that the reform program Perestroika was badly thought out, he said, “That’s not true comrades! When I came to power there were a hundred and two massive research papers formulating what should be done.” So he admitted he was not the father of that. It was prepared. And who was presiding over that preparation? Andropov.

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INTERVIEW: Lucifer In The Vatican – Father Malachi Martin

Malachi Martin, a scholar, Vatican insider, and best-selling author, said, “Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.” Jesuit priest Malachi Martin served in Rome where he was a close associate of and carried out many sensitive missions for the renowned Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea and the Pope. Released afterward from his vows of poverty and obedience at his own request (but still a priest), he ultimately moved to New York and became a best-selling writer of fiction and non-fiction. He first made reference to a diabolic rite held in Rome in his 1990 non-fiction best-seller about geopolitics and the Vatican, The Keys of This Blood, in which he wrote:

“Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul [II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in his own Vatican and in certain bishops’ chanceries. It was what knowledgeable Churchmen called the ‘superforce.’ Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI’s reign in 1963. Indeed Paul had alluded somberly to ‘the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary’. . . an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia—rites and practices— was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the Fallen Archangel’s rites.” (p. 632)

Malachi Martin revealed more about this alleged ritual in one of his last works, Windswept House: A Vatican Novel (1996). In this story, he vividly described a ceremony called “The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer” held in St. Paul’s Chapel in the Vatican, and linked with concurrent satanic rites here in the U.S., on June 29, 1963, barely a week after the election of Paul VI. In the novel, before he dies, a pope leaves a secret account of the situation on his desk for the next occupant of the throne of Peter, a thinly-disguised John Paul II. Martin confirmed that the ceremony did indeed occur as he had described. “Oh yes, it is true; very much so,”.

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COMMENTARY: Mikhail Gobachev Is Worried About A World War

This comment would be laughable if it were not so serious. The Communists know that people’s brainwashing and ignorance has reached an unimaginable level, that is why Gorbachev says this. War is EXACTLY what they need, what they want and are after. The fact that ignorant (or evil) Trump wants to ‘come together’ with ‘Communist Russia’ to fight what International Jewry created, also called ISIS, is one of Trump’s biggest insults to anyone’s intelligence. Don’t even doubt that we are heading to war and it will be under Trump.  Once again, American’s continue to let the enemy rule their country. 

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“Mikhail Gorbachev is worried about a world war. He hopes Trump and Putin can stop it,” Source: washingtonpost.com

The last time Mikhail Gorbachev made American news, the former Soviet leader sounded upbeat.
Of the incoming President Trump, he told the Associated Press in December: “He has little political experience, but maybe it’s good.”

Of his successor, autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin: “He is a strong person,” Gorbachev, 85, said.

“Together, they could lead the world” to peace, he told the reporter, and he sang a song after the interview.

Putin and Trump have called for stronger nuclear weapons in their countries since then. Now Gorbachev is back in the media — warning of possible global war.

“The world today is overwhelmed with problems,” he wrote in the first line of his essay. “Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.”

He listed some problems:

“the militarization of politics and the new arms races,” bellicose world leaders and a media that echoes them. Tanks and weapons in Europe — “placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank.”

“It all look as if the world is preparing for war,” Gorbachev wrote.

His tone had darkened since his song in December — if not since the Soviet Union dissolved beneath his feet a quarter-century ago. But Gorbachev’s advice for the world was much the same: Do like he and former president Ronald Reagan — whose cooperation and mutual disarmament may well have averted World War III.

Gorbachev’s essay summarizes the lurching end of the Cold War in a few brief lines:

“In the second half of the 1980s, together with the U.S., we launched a process of reducing nuclear weapons and lowering the nuclear threat.”

The reality wasn’t so neat, though it seemed impossibly rapid to a world that had spent a century under the cloud of global war.

Gorbachev took over the Communist Party in 1985, as Reagan was beginning his second term in the White House with pushes for a new nuclear missile and a more robust military.

Many Americans credit Reagan’s hard line on military policy — like his push for missile defense — with forcing the Soviet Union to reform and eventually collapse.

In his own interviews, Gorbachev has spun history differently.

“Our interests coincided,” he told The Washington Post in 2004, after giving Reagan’s coffin a fond pat at his funeral.

“We both knew what kind of weapons we each had,” he said. “There were mountains of nuclear weapons. A war could start not because of a political decision, but just because of some technical failure.”

Whatever inspired him, Gorbachev is remembered for softening a totalitarian empire — making the Soviet Union more open and liberal while cutting its nuclear stockpiles, as Reagan reciprocated.

The push for world peace was distilled in Reagan’s famous call in 1987 — “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” — followed two years later by the border opening between East and West Germany, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

Gorbachev would later complain that the peacemaking got out of hand — after his rivals took advantage to oust him in a coup d’état, which led to his resignation on the same day the Soviet flag fell at the Kremlin.

Now, as he sees signs of peace undone across the world, he is calling on the Kremlin and White House’s new occupants to join forces again and stop it.

In Time, Gorbachev urged “the presidents of two nations that hold over 90 percent of the world’s nuclear arsenals” to push for a U.N. resolution condemning nuclear war.

But neither Trump nor Putin sound like they want his advice.

“The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Dec. 22 — the week of the anniversary of Gorbachev’s resignation.

The same day, Putin praised his country’s military operations in Syria. He joined Trump in calling for a stronger arsenal — more nukes, not fewer.

 

INTERVIEW: Putin 100% In The Pocket Of The Usurers

The reaction from the American public with regards to Russia and Putin is proof of their ignorance. We ask you to please inform yourselves before you reach a conclusion. Don’t take what the media tells you as the truth. Russia is still a Communist-led country and Putin is a puppet of the tribe. His goal is not a free world, a democracy, and liberty for all, but quite the opposite. Communism has always used its strong propaganda machine to brainwash people, but by know, you should know better.

 

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World Leaders Respond To Fidel Castro’s Death

One of the world’s biggest devils is in hell already and we thank God for that. Many have long waited for this, many have suffered this horrible evil most of their lives, and can finally celebrate their freedom. But is Cuba really going to be free someday? The reactions of world leaders are a clear indication of what they really stand for. Read what Gorbachev and Putin have said, and if you still believe they are against the New World Communist Order, then you should end up in a gulag. Why? because you don’t deserve anything better than to taste their evil to know what they are all about. 

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“World Leaders Respond To Fidel Castro’s Death,” Source: zerohedge.com

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who established a communist regime in Cuba that survived the collapse of the USSR, inspired revolutionary movements around the globe and brought two superpowers close to nuclear war before stepping down after 49 years in power, died last night at the age of 90. Castro passed away at 10:29 p.m. Friday local time, his brother President Raul Castro, who has ruled the country since 2006, said on state media Nov. 25. He will be cremated early on Saturday.

Reactions to his death, like his life, were deeply divided. World leaders including Russian president Putin, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Latin American politicians issued statements and tweets highlighting Castro’s achievements and extolling his virtues.

World leaders paid tribute on Saturday to Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, but in death just as in life he divided opinion, and critics labeled him a “tyrant”. Quoted by Reuters, Mikhail Gorbachev, the final leader of the Soviet Union which had long acted as an economic and political prop for Cuba, said Castro left a lasting mark on his country and on world history.

“Fidel held his ground and strengthened his country at the time of the harshest American blockade, at the time of massive pressure on him,” Gorbachev was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying. “Nevertheless he led out his country from the blockade to the path of self-sustained and independent development.”

In a telegram of condolence to Raul Castro, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the late leader an “inspiring example for many countries”.

Cuban President Fidel Castro welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin at Jose Marti Airport in Havana on December 13, 2000

In his message to Cuba, Putin said:

“I offer my deepest condolences to you and the entire Cuban nation over the death of your brother, the leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro. The name of this remarkable statesman is rightfully viewed as a symbol of a whole era in modern history. Free and independent Cuba built by him and his fellow revolutionaries has become an influential member of the international community and serves as an inspiring example for many countries and peoples.

Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia. He made a tremendous personal contribution to the establishment and progress of Russian-Cuban relations, close strategic partnership in all areas.

This strong and wise man always looked into the future with confidence. He embodied the high ideals of a politician, citizen and patriot who wholeheartedly believed in the cause, to which he devoted his life. Russians will always cherish his memory in their hearts.

In this mournful hour, I ask you to pass on my words of sympathy and support to all members of your family. I wish you courage and tenacity as you face this irreparable loss.”

EU Leader Jean-Claude Juncker responded emotionally, tweeting

“with the death of #FidelCastro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a statement that:

“the Chinese people have lost a close comrade and a sincere friend”. Xi hailed Castro for his contribution to the development of communism both in Cuba and around the world. Comrade Castro will live forever.”

India’s prime minister Modi sent his “deepest condolences” to Cuba.

“May his soul rest in peace,” he tweeted. “Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend.”

Castro was “a unique figure who fought against colonialism and exploitation” and was “a model of the fight for independence by oppressed nations,” said Iran’s foreign minister, the Fars news agency reported.

Philippines outspoken president was also celebratory, saying for the Philippines’ president, Castro distinguished himself by

“standing up against the West and imperialism”.

The sentiment was shared in Vietnam whose official Communist news agency hailed Castro as

“a great leader” who was “the shining reflection of the independence and revolutionary movements of countries in Latin America and around the world.”

In Venezuela, a long-time ally of Cuba and staunch opponent of the political stance of the United States, President Nicolas Maduro said Castro had inspired and would continue to inspire his country.

“We will keep on winning and keep fighting. Fidel Castro is an example of the fight for all the people of the world. We will go forward with his legacy,” Maduro told television station Telesur by telephone. “To all the revolutionaries of the world, we have to continue with his legacy and his flag of independence, of socialism, of homeland,” tweeted Maduro.

In Bolivia, where Ernesto “Che” Guevara died in 1967 in a failed bid to export Cuba’s revolution, President Evo Morales said in a statement:

“Fidel Castro left us a legacy of having fought for the integration of the world’s peoples … The departure of Comandante Fidel Castro really hurts.”

Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro (right) pictured in the 1960s during a meeting next to Argentine guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said:

“A great has left us. Fidel has died. Long live Cuba! Long live Latin America!”

South African President Jacob Zuma had warm words, thanking the Cuban leader for his help and support in the struggle to overthrow apartheid.

“President Castro identified with our struggle against apartheid. He inspired the Cuban people to join us in our own struggle. As a way of paying homage to the memory of President Castro, the strong bonds of solidarity, cooperation and friendship that exist between South Africa and Cuba must be maintained and nurtured.”

This photo taken on September 2, 1998 shows South African President Nelson Mandela greeting Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives for the opening of the 12th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Durban, South Africa.

French President Francois Hollande mourned the loss of a major figure on the world stage and welcomed the rapprochement between Havana and Washington, while noting concerns over human rights under the Castro regime. “Fidel Castro was a towering figure of the 20th century. He incarnated the Cuban revolution, in both its hopes and subsequent disillusionments,” Hollande said in a statement.

“France, which condemned human rights abuses in Cuba, had equally challenged the U.S. embargo on Cuba, and France was glad to see the two countries re-establish dialogue and open ties between themselves,” added the Socialist party leader. Hollande met Fidel Castro in May, 2015 during the first ever visit by a French head of state to Cuba since the Cuban revolution.

The UN Secretary General said

“At this time of national mourning, I offer the support of the United Nations to work alongside the people of the island.”

Spain’s Prime Minister also delivered a statement, sending his condolences to Cuba’s government and people, via Twitter, where he described Castro as “a figure of historic significance”.

Even Argentine football legend Diego Maradona lamented Castro’s death saying “I’m terribly sad as he was like a second father.”

Later in the morning, president Obama also issued a statement:

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At the same time, crowds of exiled Cubans and their supporters gathered on the streets of Miami to celebrate the passing of a sometimes unyielding ruler who divided families and ruled with an iron fist. Havana, meanwhile, remained quiet.

In contrast, the reaction from some Cubans living in the United States was scathing and celebratory. U.S. Congress representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Cuban-American Republican from Miami, said in a statement: “The day that the people, both inside the island and out, have waited for has arrived: A tyrant is dead and a new beginning can dawn on the last remaining communist bastion of the Western hemisphere.”

“Those who still rule Cuba with an iron grip may attempt to delay the island’s liberation, but they cannot stop it. Castro’s successors cannot hide and must not be allowed to hide beneath cosmetic changes that will only lengthen the malaise of the Cuban nation. No regime, no matter who leads it, will have a shred of legitimacy if it has not been chosen by the people of Cuba in free and fair elections.”

In Miami, in the area surrounding the Versailles Restaurant where many exiles who fled the Cuban revolution live, people took to the streets in their cars in the early hours of Saturday morning to celebrate Castro’s death.

Hundreds of people gathered waving flags, banging pots and pans and carrying umbrellas to shield them from steady rainfall. “This is the happiest day of my life, Cubans are finally free,” said Orlidia Montells, an 84-year-old woman. Ros-Lehtinen framed Castro’s death as a chance for the U.S. to pressure Cuba to enact democratic reforms.

“Not until the gulags are closed, elections are held, political prisoners are freed and liberty is restored can the United States lawfully end its embargo against the communist regime in Havana. The time to act is now,” she said.

As Bloomberg notes, It’s not yet clear how Castro’s passing will impact the delicate detente between the U.S. and Cuba. Relations between the two countries have thawed since 2014, with President Barack Obama visiting Cuba this year and promising to ease sanctions that have crippled the island’s economy for half a century. However, on the campaign trail President-elect Donald Trump criticized Obama for making “concessions” to the regime.

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Finally, US President-elect Donald Trump has a simple, if quite factual reaction to Castro’s passing.

 

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COMMENTARY: Putin’s Puppet

Putin is an old fox and a communist, and Trump loves his ego boosted. This is an explosive combination. For the globalists and in particular for Putin, Trump will be much easier to manipulate, even though he appears solid, he changes his opinions very quickly, and Putin knows how to tease his prey. The closer we get to election day, the more accommodating Trump will get.

We’ve all heard Trump’s comments in the beginning of his campaign with regards to Israel/Palestine and how he later changed. We have also heard him praise Putin and now he is opposing NATO, which will bring us to war. He is doing the right thing by opposing NATO, but he must oppose ALL of America’s enemies for the Real Change to take place.

Note: Please take this article below with a grain of salt, the source if very much on the left. 

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“Vladimir Putin Has a Plan for Destroying the West,” Source: slate.com

On Wednesday, Donald Trump told the New York Times that he would not necessarily come to the aid of NATO states threatened by Russia and would make his decision to defend them from an attack after reviewing whether they “have fulfilled their obligations to us.” It was the latest statement from Trump that was likely greeted with delight in the Kremlin. Earlier this month, Franklin Foer wrote on the frightening ways in which Trump seems to be playing right into Vladimir Putin’s plans for destabilizing the West.
Vladimir Putin has a plan for destroying the West—and that plan looks a lot like Donald Trump. Over the past decade, Russia has boosted right-wing populists across Europe. It loaned money to Marine Le Pen in France, well-documented transfusions of cash to keep her presidential campaign alive. Such largesse also wended its way to the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, who profited “personally and handsomely” from Russian energy deals, as an American ambassador to Rome once put it. (Berlusconi also shared a 240-year-old bottle of Crimean wine with Putin and apparently makes ample use of a bed gifted to him by the Russian president.)

There’s a clear pattern: Putin runs stealth efforts on behalf of politicians who rail against the European Union and want to push away from NATO. He’s been a patron of Golden Dawn in Greece, Ataka in Bulgaria, and Jobbik in Hungary. Joe Biden warned about this effort last year in a speech at the Brookings Institution: “President Putin sees such political forces as useful tools to be manipulated, to create cracks in the European body politic which he can then exploit.” Ruptures that will likely multiply after Brexit—a campaign Russia’s many propaganda organs bombastically promoted.

The destruction of Europe is a grandiose objective; so is the weakening of the United States. Until recently, Putin has only focused glancing attention on American elections. Then along came the presumptive Republican nominee.

Donald Trump is like the Kremlin’s favored candidates, only more so. He celebrated the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU. He denounces NATO with feeling. He is also a great admirer of Vladimir Putin. Trump’s devotion to the Russian president has been portrayed as buffoonish enthusiasm for a fellow macho strongman. But Trump’s statements of praise amount to something closer to slavish devotion. In 2007, he praised Putin for “rebuilding Russia.” A year later he added, “He does his work well. Much better than our Bush.” When Putin ripped American exceptionalism in a New York Times op-ed in 2013, Trump called it “a masterpiece.” Despite ample evidence, Trump denies that Putin has assassinated his opponents: “In all fairness to Putin, you’re saying he killed people. I haven’t seen that.” In the event that such killings have transpired, they can be forgiven: “At least he’s a leader.” And not just any old head of state: “I will tell you that, in terms of leadership, he’s getting an A.”

That’s a highly abridged sampling of Trump’s odes to Putin. Why wouldn’t the Russians offer him the same furtive assistance they’ve lavished on Le Pen, Berlusconi, and the rest? Indeed, according to Politico’s Michael Crowley, Russian propaganda has gone full throttle for Trump, using its Russia Today apparatus to thrash Hillary Clinton and hail the courage of Trump’s foreign policy. (Sample headline: “Trump Sparks NATO Debate: ‘Obsolete’ or ‘Tripwire That Could Lead to World War III.’ ”) Russian intelligence services hacked the Democratic National Committee’s servers, purloining its opposition research files on Trump and just about everything else it could find. They also wormed their way into the computers of the Clinton Foundation, a breach reported by Bloomberg. And though it may be a mere coincidence, Trump’s inner circle is populated with advisers and operatives who have long careers advancing the interests of the Kremlin.

We shouldn’t overstate Putin’s efforts, which will hardly determine the outcome of the election. Still, we should think of the Trump campaign as the moral equivalent of Henry Wallace’s communist-infiltrated campaign for president in 1948, albeit less sincere and idealistic than that. A foreign power that wishes ill upon the United States has attached itself to a major presidential campaign.

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Donald Trump’s interest in Russia dates back to Soviet times. In fact, there’s extraordinary footage of him shaking hands with Mikhail Gorbachev. It comes from 1988, the peak of perestroika and Gorbachev’s efforts to charm the American public. On his legendary trip to Washington and New York, the Soviet in chief left the confines of his limousine and security cordon to glad-hand with the American people. Donald Trump suggested to reporters that the Soviet leader would be making his way to Trump Tower, a crucial station on his journey to capitalism. This was, in fact, a self-aggrandizing fabrication that Trump himself planted in the tabloids, but it was a convincing lie. A year earlier, Trump had traveled to Russia at the invitation of the Soviets. They wanted Trump to develop luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad to feed the regime’s new appetite for Western business. “The idea of building two monuments in the U.S.S.R. has captured his imagination,” Newsweek reported.

Trump likely reveled in the newspaper stories that reported Gorbachev’s forthcoming visit to his HQ as fact. But surely even he never expected his fake story to become reality. He must have been gobsmacked when he received word that Gorbachev wanted to pay a spontaneous visit to Trump Tower. The skyscraper’s namesake rushed down from his penthouse office to pay obeisance. From the video, we can see the blotched head of Gorbachev emerge from his car. Trump and his retinue push through the crowd. “Great, great honor,” the mogul says as he pumps the hand of the Soviet supremo.

One of Trump’s vulnerabilities is that he doesn’t always vet his people, whether it’s business partners, the dubious characters he retweets, or the foreign leaders who show up at his door. As it turns out, this Gorbachev wasn’t really the Soviet leader but an impersonator called Ronald Knapp. Trump was lavishing praise on the winner of a look-alike contest.

It was merely the first instance of Trump carelessly sucking up to Russian power in the hopes of securing business. Those Soviet hotel projects never went anywhere. But over the years, Trump has returned to the idea of building in Russia again and again. Effective real estate developers are genuine seers; they can conjure mental images of glorious structures and vibrant neighborhoods where other mortals see mere blight. Trump had the brashness to imagine developing hotels in Moscow when that was a fatal enterprise. In 1996, a Kalashnikov sprayed the American hotelier Paul Tatum, who had the temerity to complain about the Chechen mafia and the less-than-scrupulous business culture he endured. Yet it wasn’t hard to see the appeal of Russia, to both the bottom line and the ego. An article in the Moscow Times described Trump as the city’s first grand builder since Stalin. Indeed, he later planned a development on the site where Stalin once hoped to construct the Palace of Soviet Congresses.

Five separate times Trump attempted Russian projects, hotels, apartments, and retail on the grandest scale. In one iteration, he promised an ice rink, a “members club,” and a spa, for “the finest residences in Moscow.” Another project he described as “the largest hotel in the world.” His gaudy style appealed to Russian nouveau riche, and he knew it. “The Russian market is attracted to me,” he once boasted. He registered his name as a trademark in Moscow and even licensed it to a liquor company, which sold Trump Super Premium Vodka. Government officials claimed that they wanted to do business with Trump because they also considered him super premium. In the mid-’90s, the general-turned-politician Alexander Lebed told him, “If Trump goes to Moscow, I think America will follow.”

Trump never could quite simultaneously align all the elements—investment, approval—to actually break ground. Yet his foray into Russia should be considered a smashing success; Trump set himself up for triumph even as he failed. With each doomed real estate project, he lavished praise on the key constituency that blesses deals, namely Russian politicians. (In front of a pack of reporters he told Lebed, “We’ve been reading a lot of great things about this gentleman and his country.”) The praise encouraged Russian officials to keep inviting Trump back for big potential deals. Each time he traveled to Moscow for a high profile visit, he attracted press attention and his stature increased. (After one trip, he bragged about a meeting where “almost all of the oligarchs were in the room.”) This elevated profile ultimately attracted investors. Russians helped finance his projects in Toronto and SoHo; they snapped up units in his buildings around the world—so much so that he came to target them, hosting cocktail parties in Moscow to recruit buyers. (His tenants included a Russian mobster, who ran an illegal poker ring in the Trump Tower and accompanied Trump to the staging of the Miss Universe contest in Moscow.) Even when he built a tower in Panama, he narrowcast his sales efforts to draw Russians, as the Washington Post has reported. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., bragged. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

The nature of the Donald Trump campaign is its fundamental blurring of his political and business interests—on display just recently in Scotland, when he praised the Brexit vote as a boon for his golf courses. As one campaign finance expert told the New York Times, “Historically, candidates would separate themselves from their business interests when running for office. Trump has done the opposite by promoting his businesses while running for office.” Such mercantilist motives likely undergird Trump’s ornate praise of Putin, too. Having a friend in the Kremlin would help Trump fulfill his longtime dream of planting his name in the Moscow skyline—a dream that he pursued even as he organized his presidential campaign. “Russia is one of the hottest places in the world for investment,” he once said. “We will be in Moscow at some point.”

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Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images, Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images.

One of the important facts about Trump is his lack of creditworthiness. After his 2004 bankruptcy and his long streak of lawsuits, the big banks decided he wasn’t worth the effort. They’d rather not touch the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” This sent him chasing less conventional sources of cash. BuzzFeed has shown, for instance, his efforts to woo Muammar Qaddafi as an investor. Libyan money never did materialize. It was Russian capital that fueled many of his signature projects—that helped him preserve his image as a great builder as he recovered from bankruptcy.

The money didn’t come directly. Hunting for partners with cash, he turned to a small upstart called the Bayrock Group, which would pull together massive real estate deals using the Trump name. Its chairman was a former Soviet official named Tevfik Arif, who made a small fortune running luxe hotels in Turkey. To run Bayrock’s operation, Arif hired Felix Satter, a Soviet-born, Brighton Beach–bred college dropout. Satter changed his name to Sater, likely to distance himself from the criminal activity that a name-check would easily turn up. As a young man, Sater served time for slashing a man’s face with a broken margarita glass in a barroom brawl. The Feds also busted him for a working in a stock brokerage tied to four different Mafia families, which made $40 million off fraudulent trades. One lawsuit would later describe “Satter’s proven history of using mob-like tactics to achieve his goals.” Another would note that he threatened a Trump investor with the prospect of the electrocution of his testicles, the amputation of his leg, and his corpse residing in the trunk of Sater’s car.

What was Trump thinking entering into business with partners like these? It’s a question he has tried to banish by downplaying his ties to Bayrock and minimizing Sater’s sins. (“He got into trouble because he got into a barroom fight which a lot of people do,” Trump once said in a deposition.) But he didn’t just partner with Bayrock; the company embedded with him. Sater worked in Trump Tower; his business card described him as a “Senior Advisor to Donald Trump.” Bayrock put together deals for mammoth Trump-named, Trump-managed projects—two in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a resort in Phoenix, the Trump SoHo in New York. Several of those projects broke ground, but they were a mere prelude. “Mr. Trump was particularly taken with Mr. Arif’s overseas connections,” the Timesreported (after buyers of units in the Trump SoHo sued him for fraud). “In a deposition, Mr. Trump said that the two had discussed ‘numerous deals all over the world’ and that Mr. Arif had brought potential Russian investors to Mr. Trump’s office to meet him.” Trump described the scope of their ambitions: “[T]his was going to be Trump International Hotel and Tower Moscow, Kiev, Istanbul, etc., Poland, Warsaw.”

Based on its cast of characters, Bayrock itself was an enterprise bound to end in a torrent of litigation. The company’s finance chief Jody Kriss has sued it for fraud. In the course of the litigation, which is ongoing, Kriss alleged a primary source of funding for Trump’s big projects: “Month after month for two years, in fact whenever Bayrock ran out of cash, Bayrock Holdings would magically show up with a wire from ‘somewhere’ just large enough to keep the company going.” According to Kriss, these large payments would come from sources in Russia and Kazakhstan that hoped to hide their cash. Another source of Bayrock funding was a now-defunct Icelandic investment fund called the FL Group, a magnet for Russian investors “in favor with” Putin, as a lawsuit puts it. (The Daily Telegraph has reported that Bayrock mislabeled FL’s investment as a loan, in order to avoid at least $20 million in taxes.)

These projects are simply too ambitious, too central to his prospects, for Trump to have ignored the underlying source of financing. And it was at just the moment he came to depend heavily on shadowy investment from Russia that his praise for Putin kicked into high gear. In 2007, he told Larry King, “Look at Putin—what he’s doing with Russia—I mean, you know, what’s going on over there. I mean this guy has done—whether you like him or don’t like him—he’s doing a great job.”

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While Putin hasn’t dirtied his hands in American elections, the Russians have cultivated Washington—hiring fancy firms to craft strategy, donating money to think tanks, building a small coterie of wonks sympathetic to their leader’s view of the world. The Trump campaign is the unlikely culmination of this effort. It has been a magnet for like-minded fans of Putin. Fans might not be quite the rightterm, since so many of these advisers have profited from proxies of the Russian state.

Let’s begin at the top. Trump’s campaign manager is a wizened operative named Paul Manafort. It’s true that Manafort is a mercenary by trade. His old Washington consulting firm pioneered the practice of representing the dictators of the world, no matter their grim record. (I profiled his authoritarian ambit earlier this year.) Late in his career, however, Manafort dedicated himself to working on behalf of clients close to the Kremlin. His grand achievement was reviving the doomed career of the anti-charismatic politician Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort’s image-crafting and shrewd strategy culminated in Yanukovych’s election to Ukraine’s presidency in 2010. Thanks to Manafort’s handiwork, Ukraine pulled into Putin’s sphere of influence. Unlike other American consultants who flitted in and out of Kiev, Manafort set up camp there. He became an essential adviser to the president—his tennis partner even.

If Manafort were the only Kremlin connection in the Trump campaign, his presence might signify nothing. But he’s hardly isolated. Many pundits have scoffed at the idea that Trump has a circle of foreign policy advisers given that his initial list of gurus emerged abruptly in March and included names unknown to most experts. Yet the list suggests certain tendencies. One of the supposed Trump whisperers was an investment banker named Carter Page. During a stint in Moscow in the 2000s, he advised the state-controlled natural gas giant, Gazprom and helped it attract Western investors.  (In March, Page told Bloomberg that he continues to own shares in the company.) Page has defended Russia with relish. He wrote a column explicitly comparing the Obama administration’s Russia policy to chattel slavery in the American South. His reasoning: “Numerous quotes from the February 2015 National Security Strategy closely parallel an 1850 publication that offered guidance to slaveholders on how to produce the ‘ideal slave.’ ”

Also on the list of advisers is Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Eighteen months after he departed government, he journeyed to Moscow and sat two chairs away from Putin at the 10th anniversary gala celebrating Russia Today. In Politico, an anonymous Obama official harshly criticized Flynn: “It’s not usually to America’s benefit when our intelligence officers—current or former—seek refuge in Moscow.”

More recently, Richard Burt, a Reagan administration official, has begun advising Trump on foreign policy. His criticisms of NATO and pleas for greater cooperation with Putin grow from a deeply felt realism. Yet his ideological positions jibe with his financial interests. Burt is on the boards of AlfaBank, the largest commercial bank in Russia, and an investment fund with a large position  in Gazprom.

Trump’s advisers have stakes in businesses where the health of the Russian state is the health of the firm—where, in fact, the state and the firm are deeply entangled. The campaign isn’t just one man with an aesthetic affinity for Putin and commercial interests in Russia; his sentiments are reinforced and amplified by an organization rife with financial ties to the Kremlin.

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Is Putin already meddling in this campaign? In his chilly way, he has signaled his rooting interest. He praised Trump as “very talented.” His mouthpieces are more effusive. Vladimir Yakunin, the former chairman of Russian Railways, has said of Trump, “He is addressing some internal failings of the American people.” The Kremlin doesn’t seem much bothered to disguise its help. Soon after the discovery of Russian intelligence hacking into Clinton servers, documents suddenly materialized on the web: a PDF of the DNC’s opposition research file and a trove of spreadsheets, including a list of donors to the Clinton Foundation.

Foreign intelligence agencies often go fishing for information on American political campaigns. Chinese hackers tapped Mitt Romney’s servers in search of useful nuggets. But the Russians have made an art of publicizing the material they have filched to injure their adversaries. The locus classicus of this method was a recording of a blunt call between State Department official Toria Nuland and the American ambassador to Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt. The Russians allegedly planted the recording on YouTube and then tweeted a link to it—and from there it became international news. Though they never claimed credit for the leak, few doubted the White House’s contention that Russia was the source.

We can only speculate about the documents the Russians have in their possession and how they might use them. The material they have released thus far is relatively innocuous, but it may just be a hint of leaks to come—as they experiment with unfurling their material and gauging the reactions to leaks. The Clinton Foundation is, after all, a pretty juicy target to have hit—a place with an ethically borderline approach to fundraising and already a primary object of Trump campaign fusillades. One of the sites that has posted purloined material is called Guccifer 2.0, which strenuously protests that it is the work of a lone hacker. The site features a warning that it has released only a small smattering of documents from the “many thousands I extracted.” He is not the only one sitting on a pile of damaging material. Julian Assange, who hosted a show on Russia Today, warned, “We have emails relating to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication.”

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Donald Trump’s ego compounds his naïveté. He’s vulnerable to flattery; his confidence in himself exceeds his intellectual capacities. All of this makes him particularly susceptible to exploitation, an easy mark. For this reason, dubious figures have always gravitated to him. (Please read David Cay Johnston’s persuasive account of Trump’s long ties to organized crime.) It seems the Russian president has noticed this, too. To quote Trump on Putin, “A guy calls me a genius and they want me to renounce him? I’m not going to renounce him.”

In the end, we only have circumstantial evidence about the Russian efforts to shape this election—a series of disparate data points and a history of past interference in similar contests. But the pattern is troubling, and so is the premise. If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to serve his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump. The Republican nominee wants to shatter our military alliances in Europe; he cheers the destruction of the European Union; he favors ratcheting down tensions with Russia over Ukraine and Syria, both as a matter of foreign policy and in service of his own pecuniary interests. A Trump presidency would weaken Putin’s greatest geo-strategic competitor. By stoking racial hatred, Trump will shred the fabric of American society. He advertises his willingness to dismantle constitutional limits on executive power. In his desire to renegotiate debt payments, he would ruin the full faith and credit of the United States. One pro-Kremlin blogger summed up his government’s interest in this election with clarifying bluntness: “Trump will smash America as we know it, we’ve got nothing to lose.”

dennis wise

DOCUMENTARY: Communism By The Backdoor

This is a MUST WATCH Documentary! We suggest you watch it all!! Anyone who really wants to know what is happening to the world must watch this and share it. You will learn many events in history that have been hidden from us. We highly recommend you take the time to watch it completely, and then conduct your own research. 

https://youtu.be/gpfBiwub-LQ?list=PLoLytQk_WG5IjRnx6ikufsX9unhiNaVMc

INTERVIEW: Must Watch!!! – Joel Skousen Explains How Things Will Develop

Is is quite sad and frustrating, to say the least, to see how people are so easily brainwashed when it comes to Russia‘s role in all this mess and the NWORussia is KEY player, that is where evil began spreading to the rest of the world for the purpose of ending with Christianity and with society as we now it. People need to understand how Communism morphed into Cultural Marxism so the world would accept it easily and make it part of their lives while it destroyed all the values that sustain any healthy society. 

Once humanity is totally brainwashed they would take over the world. The next world war will be between east and west, it will be a staged war to convince people that the world needs a One World Government.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkf1iVacDUM

 

Gorbachev

COMMENTARY: Gorbachev – ‘The Next War Will Be The Last’

Everyone is talking about NATO’s aggressions towards Russia … and Gorbachev is pitching in to help with the brainwashing of the masses …. There is NO such thing as NATO aggression, the psychopaths are playing the game like they usually do, they are on both sides, and need to start a world war to be able to finally bring in the New World Order that is nothing more than Communism like it used to be.

After the so-called Cold War, Communism changed its tactics from using force to using mind control. The world has been manipulated through Cultural Marxism, a real psychological war that has taken place. Cultural Marxism worked like a dream, now the world is already brainwashed enough to be led to its final war to bring about the New World Order without force, and with the masses unquestionable acceptance.

 

Gorbachev

“Gorbachev: ‘The next war will be the last’,” Source: en.apa.az

Baku-APA. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev declared in an interview with radio station Echo Moskvy that if the crisis escalates to another war, this war will be the last, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland while increasing air and sea patrols to demonstrate readiness to defend eastern members against the alleged ‘Russian aggression.’

Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly said after the summit that the decisions made at NATO summit in Warsaw should be regarded as a preparation for a hot war with Russia.

On Saturday, Gorbachev told Echo Moskvy in an interview that he sticks to what he had said earlier and that he considers NATO decisions short-sighted and dangerous.

“Such steps lead to tension and disruption. Europe is splitting, the world is splitting. This is a wrong path for the global community” He said. “There are too many global and individual crises to abandon cooperation. It is essential to revive the dialogue.”

According to the ex-Soviet President, by irresponsibly deploying four multinational battalions to Russian borders, “within shooting distance”, the alliance draws closer another Cold War and another Arms Race.

“There are still ways to…avoid military action.” Gorbachev stressed. “I would say that UN should be called upon on that matter.”

He also called on Moscow not to respond to provocations but to come to the negotiating table.

“In the current situation…all political, economic, diplomatic and cultural forces should be engaged to pacify the world. Mind you, the next war will be the last.”