Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CONFERENCE CALL: "Reality, as it actually is"

A "red pill" discussion in order to set the historical record straight, so that we can know how to counter Russian active measures, free of ideological bias.

Date:
02/02/2017 (DAY AFTER TOMORROW)

Time:
10:00AM, EST

Dial-in Number:
(515) 739-1030

Online Meeting ID:
688-448-391

Look forward to you joining us!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CONFERENCE CALL: Organizational call for the creation of an Active Measures Working Group

I'm scheduling a conference call for the purpose of discussing the creation of an Active Measures Working Group.

But first, allow me to provide a little background and a few very explicit ground rules.

As some of my followers are aware, I was the co-founder of the Stop Qatar Coalition. I left the coalition because it eventually became overrun by Kremlin influence, claiming the other co-founder in the process.

I have learned a few things since that time, and I'm not about to allow this to happen the second time around.

So...

1) Kremlin influence will not be tolerated. No outside organizations will be allowed to participate either. And If you're undermining the working group's goals, you will be cut off and horsewhipped until the cows come home.

Just kidding...kinda.


2) The second point, which is non-negotiable, is that the working group will be totally non-partisan. 

No negotiation. No exceptions.
Date:
01/19/2017 (TOMORROW)

Time:
11:00AM, EST

Dial-in Number:
(515) 739-1030

Online Meeting ID:
688-448-391

Look forward to you joining us!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Conference Call: A Discussion About Bad Actors in Politics & the Media in America: Who to trust. Who not to trust. And who to watch carefully.

It's high time I scheduled a conference call like this.

So....

01/04/2016, at 11:00AM EST

Dial-in Number: (515) 739-1030

Online Meeting ID: 688-448-391

Conference call is limited to 1,000 participants.

Look forward to meeting anyone who wishes to participate.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Russia is Stealing: Part 1

For those who have followed the drama of the Snowden saga, you might be familiar with the name Jesselyn Radack.

Ms. Radack has gained considerable fame as the defense attorney for a number of so-called "whistleblowers", including Ed Snowden and Thomas Drake. Jesselyn is, herself, a once embattled "whistleblower". Radack was responsible for exposing alleged ethics violations by the FBI during the interrogation of John Walker Lindh, while employed with the Justice Department.



Radack's departure from the DOJ, while not really the focus of this article, included accusations by Radack that her employer tried to pressure her to resign, based upon a poor performance review that she alleged was influenced by the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General.  Radack has since made dubious claims about retaliation:
Anonymous senior Justice officials smeared me in the media as a "traitor," "turncoat" and "terrorist sympathizer." '
As noted in Radack's Wikipedia page, Radack has often cited the New York Times as a source for this claim, such as in this interview with truth-out.org. Radack's Wikipedia page goes on to note:
' Google searches of the Times website confirm only that in 2003 Times journalist Eric Lichtblau wrote, "Government officials suspect [Radack] is a turncoat", without indicating whether the word was his or theirs. '

As an interesting and entirely relevant tangent, Lichtblau is also the author of this recent article in the New York Times:

Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia

Lichtblau is also published in Democracy Now, which is a sort of one-stop-shop for convincing their readership that certain Latin American dictators and their families are Bolivarian revolutionaries, and not in fact high profile drug traffickers in cahoots with Cuba and Russia.

Lichtblau is ALSO published in truth-out.org, which has also published Paul Krugman, Henry Giroux and Noam Chomsky (among others), the former of whom is often mentioned on Aleksandr Dugin's think tank website, katehon.com, and the latter two who are actually published there.


Radack has since been involved in a number of endeavors, such as the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Courage Foundation. While I don't discuss either in this article, I encourage some ambitious investigator at the U.S. Treasury Department to take a closer look at the flow of funds to and from these two organizations.

Over the course of my research, I noticed a Buzzfeed article about an investigation at the World Bank, concerning an employee who the GAP and the employee's lawyers suggested might be a victim of retaliation for his LGBT activism.

The suggestion of retaliation seemed odd to me, mostly because I find it implausible that influential officials at the World Bank would discriminate and retaliate against a "senior country officer for the Maghreb [who manages] a Nordic Trust Fund grant", based upon his LGBT activism.


But the GAP's interest in the investigation also struck me as a bit of a coincidence, considering that Jesselyn Radack's husband, Daniel, is a Sr. Carbon Finance Specialist at the World Bank Group and, according to this document, the fund manager for World Bank's Biocarbon Fund.

What's really interesting about the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit is that so many of the recipients are well within Putin's and Semion Mogilevich's sphere of influence. Aside from projects 

In Russia, there are multiple gas recovery projects partnered with Rosneft, for which the World Bank is funding $60 million. Of course, Russia is a non-signatory of the Kyoto Protocol.

In Ukraine, $1.5 BILLION is allocated for revamping and upgrading the Alchevsk Steel Mill, a region now controlled by the Luhansk People's Republic.

In Moldova, World Bank is funding the Moldova Soil Conservation Project which, coincidentally, Daniel Radack is associated with.

What one discovers, when pouring over the Moldova projects snapshot document are a few *very* questionable practices, in an environment more or less dominated by Semion Mogelivich's operations, well before the recent elections.

(More here)

For example:
"In addition, the Bank has advised on developing electronic payment and remittance services, enhancing the legal and regulatory framework for the non-banking financial sector, and allowing movable assets to be used as collateral. Finally, the Bank is financing the Competitiveness Enhancement Project II, which contains a US$30 million access to finance component in the form of a credit line for exporting enterprises. The funds are now available to Moldovan exporters through participating local banks."

Enter the Moldovan Bank Fraud Scandal.

While the World Bank acknowledged the culprit banks in the Moldovan bank fraud scandal, they in no way acknowledge that grant money didn't wind up in the hands of      
Mogelivich, etc. In fact, it would more or less have been impossible.

The World Bank Moldovan Project continued working with the Ministry of Economy, even after the scandal.
            
The issue is that the Ministry of Economy, ITSELF, is a problem, as well as their auditor (Grant Thornton).
            
Which brings us to the very import point that KPMG is the auditor for the World Bank, which has a relationship with Grant Thornton, via a recent acquisition.

And, yes, this is the very same KPMG that was recently entangled in the FIFA scandal with Russia.

Batten down the hatches folks...because this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dangerous Territory: How Intellectual Dishonesty is a Vote for Trump...Even if You Voted for Hillary

If you have read some of my previous articles, you know I'm no longer a big fan of partisanship. While others are far better at it than I, I'm proud of the fact that I've tried very, very hard to avoid contaminating my analysis with Ideological bias. But then, in so many words, I was influenced by the best. They know who they are, so we'll leave it at that.

As I've mentioned before, the Kremlin has weaponized ideology by molding, shaping and radicalizing our own beliefs. This is the case on both sides of the political spectrum.

Had the GOP produced the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, I have little doubt the general public would have associated 20th century Soviet influence with the rightwing.  As this was not the case, many Conservatives view Active Measures as a leftwing phenomenon. In many ways, as a Conservative, I can appreciate this perspective. The history of Active Measures in the UK, on the other hand, saw Soviet influence initially take root in the conservative Tory party.

But not only is this left vs. right perspective dangerous, it is incorrect.

Throughout most of the 20th century, Soviet influence in the United States was largely thought of as a Left-wing phenomenon. This view was changing however, even before the rise of the Alt-Right in America. And it's a good thing, since there's sufficient evidence to support the assertion Russia (and the Soviet Union before it) have *always* influenced both the political left and right.

For Conservatives who are honest, there is little question. Russia is deeply influencing the American political right. This includes rightwing media, politicians, political platforms, even fashion.


If you do not understand this, as an American Conservative, you enable.

Alas, there is another side to this.

Recent Russian meddling in our elections, most notably Russian hacking of a DNC server and Hillary Clinton's personal email server, has catapulted Russian influence into the consciousness of the American leftwing.

No longer are Russian Active Measures the subject of fantasy--not even to the left.

But we're in very dangerous territory now.

The problem is the American leftwing never acknowledged Kremlin influence among their own.  This is demonstrated, for example, by the left's reluctance to acknowledge that Alger Hiss was working on behalf of the Kremlin.

It's not a question of evidence. There's plenty of evidence. The intelligence community has declassified much of the evidence now, leaving almost no doubt about Hiss' guilt.

More recently, we have watched as various leftwing personalities with apparent Kremlin affiliations have influenced our elections.  These are just a few of them. There are MANY...

 





Yet there is still a disconnect, even among those on the left eager to combat them, in understanding that Active Measures are not solely a rightwing phenomenon.

The danger in this is the left's failure to understand how groups such as Black Lives Matter, Occupy and Anonymous are *literally* front organizations for Russian intelligence. In the interest of time, I can't gather up all my sources. However, I will provide you with a Russian state-sponsored PSA that ought to help demonstrate Russia's perspective, with regard to "Occupy":



Those familiar with Active Measures understand the importance of identity politics as a means for creating chaos. It is, in fact, fundamental.

The Ferguson and Baltimore riots recycled the altogether familiar narratives about racial injustices that we have seen decade after decade and always, ultimately, at the hands of Russian operatives.

Courtesy, Wikipedia: "1930 print in Bezbozhnik, the Soviet magazine, showing a Black American being lynched, hanging from the Statue of Liberty"

The 1960s saw the continuation of race-based agitation with the likes of KGB recruit Eldridge Cleaver, a leader of the Black Panther Party. Later in life, Cleaver forged ties with North Korean intelligence, likely via his conversion to fundamental Christianity and association with Sun Myung Moon, founder of the "Moony" religious movement.

The 20th century still holds many of its secrets, to the detriment of society. We have learned depressingly little from the errors of the 20th century. One of those lessons, which will be covered in future articles, are the deep and forgotten ties between the USSR/Russia and Islamic terrorism.

Unfortunately, given the prospect of Kremlin influence in the White House, which is to become reality on January 20th, 2017, we have very little time to all become Kremlinologists.

In the interim, we must all abandon partisan prejudices and weed out bad actors. But we cannot weed them out, if either side of the political spectrum refuses to acknowledge their existence.










UGH...An apology.

Alas, I was sidetracked.

Elections, new developments and good, solid advice have helped reshape my priorities.

It is not yet time for the articles I promised.

But it is time for another *VERY* important article, which will be published in a few hours.

Again, I am very sorry for this.

: /

Friday, November 4, 2016

Note to my readers...

I promised you a while back that I'd publish a major story on Russian espionage in the Beltway.

The time has finally come.

Please stay tuned. In the next 24 hours, I will publish part one of a multi-part series covering the largest espionage network in U.S. history.

Thank you,

Chris Nethery