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26 January 2017

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Lemur

"Judging by the level of Soros-funded hysteria since November 8, Soros' next "Color Revolution" target might be right here in the U.S."

He will certainly try to raise Cain, but I doubt he'll meet with much success. US institutions are strong, unlike weak Arab and Eastern European states. Once captured, they're relatively impregnable to colour revolution social technologies. The only way Trump is leaving office is through procedurally correct channels. Granted, a Soros sponsored campaign could impel certain lawmakers toward trying to impeach Trump, but the Republican base will stand firm in the same way constituents of the Party of Regions in Ukraines resisted the installed junta.

My prediction is within 12 months Trump will have brought GOP lawmakers to heel. Three days of elapsed and he has already begun to definitely act on promises made to his electorate. So levels of intense support will remain as high as they were during the campaign. Trump can turn these people on miscreant House Republicans if and when necessary. Massive demonstrations against him by by moonbats will only crystallize the friend enemy distinction which is vital to right wing mobilization. The organic connection between Trump and his base - the ultimate source of his power - will likely grow under those conditions. The riots will be put down like when Reagan sent in the National Guard.

Meanwhile, Trump is going after the other two nodes of globalization - China's predatory trade policies and Frau Merkel in Germany. Prof Stephen Cohen implied Trump may view Merkel's Germany as a bigger threat than Russia.

Brunswick

Cites?

Old Microbiologist

Excellent summary. Thank you.

pirate laddie

While working with various elements of the ECE (Economic Commission for Europe) in Geneva, way back in the late 80's, I remember contacts/friends/coworkers of various nationalities sharing the following:

"Anyone who has a Hungarian for a friend, doesn't need an enemy."

George Soros, call your office.

Morongobill

Soros is a direct threat to this country, hope the new administration is aware of it.

No pussyfooting around(no pun intended), this scourge needs to be eradicated.

English Outsider


Colonel - I'm not sure whether this is too far away from the topic of the article to warrant my troubling you with it, but below I copy the text of an email that, according to a commentator on the SP website, was sent out by Tulsi Gabbard.

One part of Tulsi Gabbard's email is relevant to the section in the article that mentions methods of destabilisation, though destabilisation in other regions than Soros seems to be interested in:- "I heard testimony about how peaceful protests against the government that began in 2011 were quickly overtaken by Wahhabi jihadist groups ....."

The dangers of what now seem to be called "colour revolutions" - protest overtaken by violence that results in regime change - have been recognised for some time in Eastern Europe. Does this email from Tulsi Gabbard indicate that those same dangers are now starting to become generally apparent to us in the West? If half of the quotes attributed to Soros are genuine, it seems he is no enemy of the technique. He thinks more of grand politics, or his version of "geo-politics", than he is worried about the human consequences.


This is the text of the Tulsi Gabbard email; I suppose she and Sahra Wagenknecht are the two most prominent of the Western politicians who are aware of the real costs of the "geo-political" thinking that lies behind such tragedies as this:-

"As much of Washington prepared for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, I spent last week on a fact-finding mission in Syria and Lebanon to see and hear directly from the Syrian people. Their lives have been consumed by a horrific war that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians and forced millions to flee their homeland in search of peace.

It is clear now more than ever: this regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people.

We met these children at a shelter in Aleppo, whose families fled the eastern part of the city. The only thing these kids want, the only thing everyone I came across wants, is peace. Many of these children have only known war. Their families want nothing more than to go home, and get back to the way things were before the war to overthrow the government started. This is all they want.

I traveled throughout Damascus and Aleppo, listening to Syrians from different parts of the country. I met with displaced families from the eastern part of Aleppo, Raqqah, Zabadani, Latakia, and the outskirts of Damascus. I met Syrian opposition leaders who led protests in 2011, widows and children of men fighting for the government and widows of those fighting against the government. I met Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard, Syrian President Assad, Grand Mufti Hassoun, Archbishop Denys Antoine Chahda of Syrian Catholic Church of Aleppo, Muslim and Christian religious leaders, humanitarian workers, academics, college students, small business owners, and more.

Their message to the American people was powerful and consistent: There is no difference between “moderate” rebels and al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) or ISIS — they are all the same. This is a war between terrorists under the command of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda and the Syrian government. They cry out for the U.S. and other countries to stop supporting those who are destroying Syria and her people.

I heard this message over and over again from those who have suffered and survived unspeakable horrors. They asked that I share their voice with the world; frustrated voices which have not been heard due to the false, one-sided biased reports pushing a narrative that supports this regime change war at the expense of Syrian lives.

I heard testimony about how peaceful protests against the government that began in 2011 were quickly overtaken by Wahhabi jihadist groups like al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) who were funded and supported by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the United States, and others. They exploited the peaceful protesters, occupied their communities, and killed and tortured Syrians who would not cooperate with them in their fight to overthrow the government.

I met a Muslim girl from Zabadani who was kidnapped, beaten repeatedly, and raped in 2012, when she was just 14 years old, by “rebel groups” who were angry that her father, a sheep herder, would not give them his money. She watched in horror as masked men murdered her father in their living room, emptying their entire magazine of bullets into him.

I met a boy who was kidnapped while walking down the street to buy bread for his family. He was tortured, waterboarded, electrocuted, placed on a cross and whipped, all because he refused to help the “rebels” — he told them he just wanted to go to school. This is how the “rebels” are treating the Syrian people who do not cooperate with them, or whose religion is not acceptable to them. Although opposed to the Assad government, the political opposition spoke strongly about their adamant rejection of the use of violence to bring about reforms. They argue that if the Wahhabi jihadists, fueled by foreign governments, are successful in overthrowing the Syrian state, it would destroy Syria and its long history of a secular, pluralist society where people of all religions have lived peacefully side by side. Although this political opposition continues to seek reforms, they are adamant that as long as foreign governments wage a proxy regime change war against Syria using jihadist terrorist groups, they will stand with the Syrian state as they work peacefully toward a stronger Syria for all Syrians.

Originally, I had no intention of meeting with Assad, but when given the opportunity, I felt it was important to take it. I think we should be ready to meet with anyone if there’s a chance it can help bring about an end to this war, which is causing the Syrian people so much suffering.

I return to Washington, DC with even greater resolve to end our illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government. From Iraq to Libya and now in Syria, the U.S. has waged wars of regime change, each resulting in unimaginable suffering, devastating loss of life, and the strengthening of groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS.

I call upon Congress and the new Administration to answer the pleas of the Syrian people immediately and support the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. We must stop directly and indirectly supporting terrorists — directly by providing weapons, training and logistical support to rebel groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIS; and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and Turkey, who, in turn, support these terrorist groups. We must end our war to overthrow the Syrian government and focus our attention on defeating al-Qaeda and ISIS.

The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people. The U.S. and other countries fueling this war must stop immediately. We must allow the Syrian people to try to recover from this terrible war."

Robert

Harper,
You included a quote by Roger Stone, taken from the page six gossip section of the NY Post, a Murdoch property. Judging by his fashion blog, stoneonstyle.com and his regular visits to Alex Jones's website, he is an alt-right provocateur, not even a remotely credible source.
Robert

turcopolier

Robert

"Roger Stone, a long-standing Trump political adviser and confidant, told the New York Post that "while there were many sincere women there, it [the Saturday march] was also a large AstroTurf operation paid for by Soros designed to destabilize the new president."" So, you dispute Soros' funding in this case? pl

Eric Newhill

Harper,
Great piece.

This action against Trump is nothing new for Soros. "On November 11, 2003, in an interview with The Washington Post, Soros said that removing President George W. Bush from office was the "central focus of my life" and "a matter of life and death." He said he would sacrifice his entire fortune to defeat Bush "if someone guaranteed it."" [snip from wiki page on Soros]

Yet Soros failed to remove Bush. In fact, Bush was re-elected despite Soros' efforts.

The man is going on 87 years old. How much longer can he remain in the game, let alone be an effective player? Does he have heirs or other beneficiaries that would not like to see the fortune squandered in an all out war against Trump? IMO, the Soros influence has a year, at best, before it fades out entirely; especially if Trump is fighting back hard.

Seamus Padraig

The Macedonians--who have had some experiences with Soros-backed color revolutions--have just start up a new campaign, called "Stop Operation Soros" (SOS): https://www.rt.com/news/374241-stop-operation-soros-movement-macedonia/

Not surprisingly, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty characterizes the crusade as a "witchhunt": http://www.rferl.org/a/george-soros-macedonia-witch-hunt/28243738.html

Valissa

Thanks for making me aware of Tulsi's email!

I searched Google News to see what kind of spin the MSM was giving this story. The main focus of the MSM articles was pointing out that Tulsi met with Assad, and then criticizing her for that. The substance of the email you provided was not shared, which means there was no greater context for explaining her visit.

Finally found a site with the full copy of Tulsi's email about her Syria trip here (and a few other places, none in MSM)...

The Syrian People Desperately Want Peace https://www.sott.net/article/340722-The-Syrian-People-Desperately-Want-Peace


Fred

Lemur,

Lincoln, McKinley and Kennedy did not leave office via "procedurally correct channels." More than 50 members of the House boycotted the "procedurally correct" transfer of power to this administration.

Robert

No I don't dispute it, that wasn't why I commented. More that gossip and entertainment websites are now legitimate reference sources, across the political spectrum. It would nice if Stone could offer up something towards backing up his claims.

Tunde

Is the State Dept part of Soros' OpenSociety project ?
I'm joking of course

BillWade

Soros is "persona non grata" in Thailand and Malaysia, I think the Malays might even have a price on his head.

BillWade

Robert, Stone is an experienced and able political operative. Take a look at his wikipedia entry.

Laura

All--Who are you going to blame when the old man dies?

Peter AU

It seems Alexander Soros will take up where his father leaves off.
http://theduran.com/george-soross-son-alexander-donated-big-time-to-democrats-and-the-hillary-clinton-campaign/

hemeantwell

The Kroft interview is ghastly. It's difficult to distinguish Soros' stance from Eichmann's, he's just following orders.

Fred

Eric,

Soros has billions and his influence will last as long as his money - in tax exempt NGOs - will last.

Babak Makkinejad

"U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people"

Yes, one would wish that the European Union and the United Kingdom - All-Bleeding-Hearts, All-the-Time, would do so as well, not waiting for the United States of the Gulfies.

I know it will not happen; EU and UK do not have it in them to against the Gulfie Agenda or the US Agenda.

charly

I don't know enough if you also can add Nixon, which was not the normal procedure.

charly

First color revolutions are not something new (two old examples or the Belgian war of independence and the American revolution). It are revolutions in which not the underclass or and ethnic group revolts but the middle class and if you spend a few billion than they will rise up. Just make sure that Trump is a failure in the eyes of the middle class.

marc b.

so they admit that soros is a witch?

Clonal Antibody

I wonder if this was done to avoid internal investigations - ex employees can avoid testifying without a court issued subpoena.

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