Skip to comments.Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review
Posted on 01/17/2016 4:16:43 PM PST by annalex
American intelligence agencies are to conduct a major investigation into how the Kremlin is infiltrating political parties in Europe, it can be revealed.
James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has been instructed by the US Congress to conduct a major review into Russian clandestine funding of European parties over the last decade
Officials declined to say which parties could come into the probe but it is thought likely to include far-right groups including Jobbik in Hungary, Golden Dawn in Greece, the Northern League in Italy and France's Front National which received a 9m euro (6.9m pound) loan from a Russian bank in 2014.
Other cases of possible Moscow-backed destabilisation being monitored by diplomats includes extensive links in Austria, including a visit by Austrian MPs to Crimea to endorse its annexation, as well as cases of Russian spies discovered using Austrian papers.
Russian influence has also been detected in a referendum in the Netherlands next April over whether to block the EU's closer relations with Ukraine. Sources said arguments deployed in support of the referendum "closely resembled" known Russian propaganda.
Russian desire to influence politics in Britain is also in the ascendant, sources said, as the Kremlin eyes the forthcoming EU referendum and the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader as potential opportunities to weaken Europe.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Like we don’t do the same thing.
If you want to be on this right wing, monarchy, paleolibertarianism and nationalism ping list, but are not, please let me know. If you are on it and want to be off, also let me know. This ping list is not used for Catholic-Protestant debates.
Good thing we would never do that.
oooohhhh. What are they gonna do about it? a “no fly zone” . Who cares?
The news here is not that the Russian Federation is seeking to influence democratic politics in Europe, but two specific aspects of it:
- US will have an intelligence review of it, which points to rising hostility between the West and Russia;
- The Soviet Union had a similar program to foster left wing parties in the West; now the structurally same operation is underway with respect to the right wing.
Europe my butt...!!! why don't they look into the commies right here in the "Good Old USA"..!!!
You’re CORRECT—especially if your mean the clintonite, bankster, and atheist/”gay” elements of our foreign policy and political elites!!!!
We need to be free of the influence of these elements here at home, too!!!!
"We" doesn't include (for me) Obama's interventions and attempts to influence elections in Israel.
You may put me on the list, provided you include Orthodox Christians, not just Catholics and Protestants!!!!
See my post #9. Especially with respect to foreign policy, I consider obama a “clintonite”!!!!
There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between a neocon and a liberal interventionist. PHOOEY to both of them!!!!
I had some business association with a person who ran for president in an Eastern European country. The CIA was backing his apponent who won.
They may well be doing the same thing here.
TRUMP: Vladimir Putin's praise is 'a great honor'
Business Insider ^ | December 17, 2015 | By Maxwell Tani
Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump is apparently "honored" that Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the real-estate magnate a "flamboyant" and "very talented" man.
"It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond," Trump said in a statement, according to Politico.
He continued: "I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect."
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
"I think that I would probably get along with him [Putin] very well."
--Donald Trump, CBS' Face The Nation, Oct 2015
Whew, those dastardly Russians.
Thankfully Islam is not affecting Dorkbama the Muslim or his corrupt party or the corrupt Just-Us Department or the corrupt IRS, or the rapidly being corrupted military or.....or.....
So, Putin or Ayatollah Wipe-My_Buttus With My Hand?
‘Tain’t it wunnerful we live in the US?
" Trump's relationship with Russia goes far back. In 1987, before the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was meeting with Soviet officials and negotiating the building of "luxury hotels" in Moscow and Leningrad .
A story at the time said Trump had met Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubinin, who mentioned how much his daughter had admired the "opulent" Trump Tower in New York City. This led to an invitation to Trump to visit the USSR. The story said Dubinin wrote a letter to Trump, who hosted a meeting with Soviet officials in New York.
The invitation to Moscow was issued by Intourist, the giant Soviet in-country travel organization which operated all the hotels for foreigners in the Soviet Union.
Intourist was created in 1929 by Joseph Stalin and run by KGB officials. Intourist hotels were designed for wealthy foreigners, and virtually all the Intourist guides were KGB informers. In fact, one aspect of their jobs was the recruitment of foreigners. ..."
"...we are left thinking [whether] Trump understands the aggressive intentions of Vladimir Putin.
"...when Trump was asked about the nuclear balance with Russia during the most recent Republican presidential debate, he displayed ignorance of the decaying nature of the U.S. nuclear triad, which constitutes our ability to deter and survive a Russian nuclear first strike.
"Putin has just presided over a ceremony honoring the KGB's successor agencies, and the Russia Today (RT) propaganda channel has announced the grand opening of a "cultural center" dedicated to mass murderer Joseph Stalin.
It looks like Putin has outmaneuvered Obama and Trump. It is an opening for Trump's opponents, especially Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). But do they have the courage to "follow the money" and hold Trump accountable for doing business with a criminal regime that threatens the survival of the United States? At the end of this money trail, they may find an explanation of why Trump is so reluctant to hold Putin responsible for his crimes.
Follow Trump's Money to Moscow
Renew America ^ | December 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Russia's push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is that Russia is also strengthening its military links south of the Rio Grande and re-establishing itself as a power in the region.
Vladimir Putin has been strengthening military links here, and Russia is now the largest arms dealer to governments in Latin America, surpassing the United States.
Russia has even floated the possibility of building new military bases in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and putting its warships permanently in the Caribbean.
In the midst of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov recently visited Cuba, Peru, Chile, and Nicaragua, where he announced that Russia would also pour money into the new Central American canal project. ..."
BY: Bill Gertz
February 20, 2015
Russia agreed to provide military training for three leftist regimes in Latin America and increase military visits and exercises following a visit last week to the region by Moscow's Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, Pentagon officials said.
Shoygu met with defense and military leaders in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua and signed several agreements on warship visits and military training during the visit, which ran from Feb. 11 to 14. It is not clear whether any new arms deals were completed during the visit.
Defense officials said the Russian leader is seeking bases in the region for strategic bomber flights that Shoygu recently promised would include flights over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
“Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review”
“Paging Mr. Soros and Mr. Omidyar.
Mr. Soros and Mr. Omidyar, please pick up the red courtesy phone...”
So Russia is funding parties that want to end Islamic immigration and try to keep Europe as Europe, and that is a bad thing?
Oh, I guess so. After all, President Obama told us to HATE PUTIN, and like lemmings, we do what we’re told.
Russia backs both far right parties and the usual suspect left wing/Communist parties.
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