Eastern Europe Gets Smart About Soros
By Madsen – Wayne Madsen Reports
The people of Eastern Europe are getting wiser about the political antics and maneuvering of Hungarian expatriate hedge fund billionaire George Soros. Opponents of Soros are retaliating against his decades of political interference by playing his game. For example, in Bulgaria, a 240-page book, titled “Robbers of Democracy,” is being offered free by the daily newspaper, The Telegraph. The Telegraph and five other of Bulgaria’s largest newspapers are owned by media mogul Delyan Peevski.
The anonymously-written book distributed free by Peevski names a number of journalists, politicians, judges, and prosecutors of being “foreign mercenaries” for Soros’s Open Society Foundation and America for Bulgaria. These include those who work for the investigative journalism website Bivol; Hristo Ivanov, former Justice Minister and founder of the newly-formed Yes Bulgaria Party; New York Times columnist Ivan Krastev; and former Justice Minister and prosecutor Monica Macovei, described by the book as conducting political witch hunts for Soros. Some of those named in the book plan to sue the Telegraph for defamation but others identified in the book fear that lawsuits will only focus more attention on Soros’s “political engineers” embedded in Bulgaria’s “civil society.”
Soros’s propaganda machine can only do what it knows how to do best, attack Peevski and his media operations as “agents” of Russia and Vladimir Putin. The Soros operatives have also added their own “fake news” to the debate, claiming that Peevski is a Mafia chief in Bulgaria and that he is allied with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), recognized by the European Union and Turkey as a terrorist organization.
The same tactic is being used against RT America, the Russian government-run satellite news network, by top Democrats. New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen is proposing a bill that would direct the Justice Department to investigate RT America for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Mrs. Shaheeh should be careful of opening Pandora’s Box. As everyone in New Hampshire knows, Shaheen is a member of a virtual Lebanese political mafia that includes Shaheen’s husband, Democratic operative Bill Shaheen; former U.S. Representative John E. Sununu and his brother Chris Sununu, the current governor of New Hampshire; the father of the Sununu brothers; John H. Sununu a former governor and chief of staff to President George H. W. Bush; and Shaheen’s Senate colleague from New Hampshire, Maggie Hassan, a former governor and wife of Phillips Exeter Academy principal Thomas Hassan. Perhaps a full investigation of Shaheen’s Lebanese political “family” in New Hampshire might yield information on ties to all sorts of “off-the-books” revenue from dodgy businesses rampant in Lebanon, including smuggling and money laundering, as well as Soros’s financial support for politicians like Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is linked to the Saudis.
A closer examination of the Sununus might yield the presence Qatari money in the family coffers. Ditto the Shaheens with Saudi money. Mrs. Shaheen was one of 28 co-sponsors of a “do-over” of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a law that passed the Senate that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages cause by the kingdom’s past financial and other support for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
Seven Republican U.S. Representatives have called for a congressional investigation into U.S. funding of Soros operations in Macedonia that were aimed at destabilizing that nation’s government. A group called “Stop Operation Soros” headquartered in Skopje, the Macedonian capital, stated, “USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development], the U.S. development agency, and the U.S. Embassy here have given tens of millions of dollars over the past several years to George Soros-led groups in Macedonia. They don’t give anything remotely similar to conservative groups. They’re essentially supporting only one side of the ideological divide in Macedonia. And they were doing this at a time when these groups were organizing violent protests, attacking the police, doing all they can to bring down the conservative government in this country.”
WMR’s editor has appeared frequently on Macedonian national television warning of the tactics of Soros and his Central Intelligence Agency/USAID interlocutors. All Soros and his minions can do is allege, as is their usual tactic, that former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and president Gjorg Ivanov are tools of Russia and Putin. That particular canard has worn thin on the people of Eastern and Central Europe. Gruevski called for the “de-Sorosization” of Macedonia.
The Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is submitting legislation that would ban Soros non-governmental organizations from Hungary. That is a particular sting for Soros, who hails from Hungary. Orban, a one-time acolyte of Soros, has described Soros’s intelligence connections and the foreign interests they represent. The book by WMR’s editor, “Soros: Quantum of Chaos,” goes into detail about the hedge fund tycoon’s long association with the CIA and its disinformation operations around the world.
The leader of Poland’s Law and Justice Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, accused Soros of trying to transform Poland into a “multicultural society” through supporting a Muslim refugee invasion of Europe. Kaczynski accused Soros of creating “societies without identity” that can be “manipulated by billionaires.” This past January, Liviu Dragnea, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, declared that “Soros finances evil and has never done anything good for this country.”
In November 2016, voters turned away Soros-backed presidential candidates in Moldova and Bulgaria, opting instead for candidates desiring an improvement in relations with Russia. Earlier in 2016, Zeljko Mitrovic, the owner of Serbia’s TV Pink, wrote a letter to Soros, stating, “You cannot destabilize – I wanted to say help – Serbia today, not with four billion and certainly not with four million dollars in four years.” The newspaper Informer published a five-page list of NGOs funded Soros. The list covered the years 2011 to 2014 and a headline read: “Soros paid 391,940,146 dinars [3.2 million euros] for chaos in Serbia.” All the Soros-funded Serbian media could do was complain that the Russian Federal Security Bureau was behind the anti-Soros campaign through the use of paid agents in the Serbian media and civil service. It is the same refrain now being used by Democrats and neocons in the United States to describe Trump’s secretive “Russian enablers.”
In Montenegro, the opposition Democratic Front is trying to stop the tiny Balkans nation from becoming a member of NATO. The Soros operations in Montenegro have responded by accusing Russia of trying to seize power in Montenegro by being behind an assassination plot against the former prime minister, Milo Djukanovic. Half of the population of Montenegro remains opposed to NATO membership, a failure of the Soros “fake news” machine.
Throughout Eastern and Central Europe, the people who have access to unblemished media, understand their true enemy is not Russia or Putin but George Soros and his team of CIA operatives and shadowy bankers. WMR, with a minuscule budget as compared to that of Soros and the CIA/State Department, has managed to play a small part in this education process.