Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Clinton Uranium One deal exposes Russia media narrative



by Sean Jobst
5 December 2017

Nothing demonstrates the nature of dialectics more than the Russia narrative in America. On one side, elements of the American far-right, led by such "alt-right" cucks as Richard Spencer and Matt Heimbach, dismiss any and all criticism of Putin as accepting the liberal MSM narrative. Various sectors of alternative media across the spectrum join them in this knee-jerk reaction of blindly adopting the mere opposite of whatever the MSM appears to promote. This is even though the nature of falsehood means that it contains some kernels of truth. In the process, they play into the MSM's narrative by becoming caricatures taking up positions based on distractions.

On the other hand, the liberal establishment only engages in half-hearted criticism of Putin's Russia around distractions, not challenging for example the mass-immigration and thought crime laws in Russia, Putin's connections with the Jewish supremacist Chabad movement, his promotion of Communist symbols and tropes, or the Russian-Israeli alliance. They only offer a limited liberal critique of Putin that excuses these other unsavory aspects. They are joined by their knee-jerk opponents, who likewise shill for Russia while ignoring or outright excusing these realities.

Past links between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department under Hillary Clinton, with Russian companies directly tied to the Kremlin, belie the disinformation on both sides. American liberals attack the Russian connections of Trump officials, but ignore their own idols' Russian deals. Doyens of the "Alt-Right" and alt-media opportunists similarly ignore these links, as admitting them means their own "liberals vs. Russia" narrative comes crashing down. A look at these connections reveal just how deep is the Kremlin's collusion with both dialectics of American politics.




One example unveiling this dialectic is the Uranium One deal, where Rosatom, a company with close links to the Kremlin, acquired a Canadian company and thereby became one of the world's largest uranium producers with the approval of the State Department. "And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock," a New York Times report stated in April 2015.

Rosatom chief executive Sergei Kiriyenko revealed in his annual 2010 report that the deal was part of a larger Kremlin strategy to strengthen "Russia's prestige as a leader of the world nuclear industry." The State Department's approval surprised even Kiriyenko, who boasted to Putin: "Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves." As was the norm throughout Hillary's tenure, the deal also profited the Clinton Foundation. "As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation," confirmed the New York Times report. "Uranium One's chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons."

The overall donations to the Foundation from Uranium One shareholders exceeded $145 million. Its chairman, Ian Telfer, donated millions through his own Fernwood Foundation, throughout 2009 to 2012 - the crucial period when the U.S. government was reviewing the deal. Telfer also owns many gold, silver and oil mines in several countries. His business partner, Frank Giustra, donated $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation. The two had owned UrAsia, which operated a mine in Russian-dominated Kazakhstan until its merger with Uranium One in 2007.




As has been revealed by emails, officials from the Foundation were in regular contact with leading State Department advisers who answered directly to Hillary. In one such email, dated May 14, 2010, the Foundation's foreign policy adviser, Amitabh Desai, sent an email to Jake Sullivan and Cheryl Mills, top advisers at the State Department, seeking clearance for Bill Clinton's meeting with Arkady Dvorkovich, a key Rosatom board director and later Deputy Prime Minister under Medvedev. Even though it was approved, Clinton ended up meeting instead with Putin at the latter's private home. 

A Clinton friend told The Hill one of the purposes of the June 2010 trip to Russia was to help a relative "grow investments in their business with Russian oligarchs and other businesses." On June 29th, Bill Clinton collected a $500,000 speaking fee for a 90-minute speech in Russia. He was paid by Renaissance Capital, a bank run by several executives with direct links to the Kremlin and FSB. This was the investment bank that was then promoting the uranium deal to the lucrative benefit of its oligarch shareholders. The intergovernmental Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the Rosatom deal in October 2010. In 2013, Rosatom signed a cooperation agreement with Israel's Atomic Energy Commission.

During her own March 2010 trip to Moscow, Hillary Clinton discussed the Skolkovo project with Medvedev. The Russian Prime Minister had appointed the Jewish oligarch Viktor Vekselberg to oversee this technology investment project. Owner and president of the Renova Group, Vekselberg maintains close links with the Kremlin and friendship with Putin. With an estimated fortune of $13.6 billion, he was ranked the fourth richest man in Russia as of August 2015. Vekselberg was a guest at the gala dinner that celebrated the 10th anniversary of Russia Today that December, at which Retired General Michael Flynn (who received $45,000 to speak there), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein were among the honored American guests.

As if to underscore the nature of the dialectic, Vekselberg's links extended to both the Clintons and the Trump campaign. In January 2017, U.S. intelligence reports uncovered that Vekselberg's cousin, American citizen Andrew Intrater, CEO of Columbus Nova, the U.S. subsidiary of Renova, donated $250,000 to Trump's inauguration fund. Vekselberg donated $4.5 million to the construction of the $50 million Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, serving as chairman of its board of trustees. The museum was also directly funded by Putin, and is closely linked with Chabad.




Lost in both the MSM and alt-media's discourse are the mutual links to Chabad. Like every president since Carter (including Trump), Clinton annually proclaimed April 7th (birthday of the Chabad Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Schneerson) "Education and Sharing Day" in an open subservience to Chabad's supremacist promotion of "Noahide" laws. In 1994, Schneerson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, in a ceremony where then-President Clinton extolled "the late Rebbe's eminence as a moral leader for our country".

He reiterated this in 2000, when he termed the deceased rabbi "an accomplished scholar in mathematics and science." Bill Clinton was a keynote speaker at the fundraising dinner for a Chabad-run school in New York City in February 2015. Similarly, Trump also has links to Chabad, including through Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom visited Schneerson's grave for the rabbi's "blessing" for the Trump campaign. Jason Greenblatt, the hardcore Zionist and longtime Trump associate who now serves as Trump's personal representative for international negotiations, has been known to frequent Chabad centers and met with Berel Lazar, the Chabad Chief Rabbi of Russia, in the summer of 2016.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Putin's Double Game in Syria: Russian-Israeli Cooperation



by Sean Jobst
4 December 2017

Assorted Assad groupies and Putin cultists use as "evidence" of Putin's alleged chess-playing hidden "maneuvering" against Israel, his support for the Syrian government side in Syria's war. They simply ignore all evidence to the contrary, not least of which they're at a complete loss to explain why the Russian air force never engages with Israeli planes attacking their alleged "allies" in Syria, including this very week. Why is Putin always silent even in token criticism?

Much can be said about the Kremlin's role in setting the stage for what later became ISIS, by exporting thousands of extremists from its occupied territories in the Caucasus in 2013 and 2014, knowing full well they'd go to Syria. The flow of Russian-speaking fighters has continued to ISIS and other armed Wahhabist groups in Syria, yet we're supposed to believe this large number couldn't leave the Russian borders without complicity from the security services?

There has been direct coordination between Israel and Russia, after the Turkish air force shot down the Russian plane in September 2015. The purpose was defined by an Israeli military official during one of the frequent meetings between Israeli and Russian officials in Moscow: "Our agreement with the Russians is simple. Israel does not shoot down Russian planes and Russians do not shoot down Israeli planes."

Shortly thereafter, the two governments established what they termed a "deconflictualization mechanism" between the Russian air base at Hmeimin and the Israeli air force command: "The Russian president agreed during a meeting that the two countries are creating a joint "de-escalation" mechanism to prevent accidental air and ground clashes between Israeli and Russian pilots and air defense systems. Since the beginning of this coordination, which is still in place and working well, there was no need for additional meetings between the two leaders, the de-escalation device being implemented by high-ranking officers of both armies. And yet, Netanyahu continued to visit Russia to meet Putin.”

This corresponds to the intensifying Israeli-Russian cooperation, as Netanyahu himself admitted  during his trip to Moscow on 6 June 2016: “Russia is a world power and our relationship is getting closer and closer.  I worked for a rapprochement that serves us today, which contributes to our national security by preventing dangerous and unnecessary clashes on our northern border."

What About Russia's Cooperation with Iran?

It's no secret that Netanyahu did not get along with Obama on a personal basis. The immediate effect of this can be seen in the fact Netanyahu met far more with Putin. Another factor is the hysterical Israeli opposition to the U.S. deal with Iran, mobilizing their political forces in America to bring pressure against it on politicians, even while Israel has been strangely silent about Russia's military deals with the country Zionist partisans never tire of alarming the world against: Iran.

"Last week [late August 2016] we witnessed one of the most bizarre and unexplained events in the recent annals of Israel's foreign and security policy," observes Israeli commentator Yossi Melman. "Near Fordo's highly fortified nuclear enrichment facility, Iran has deployed its advanced S-300 air defense systems, built by Russia. While the United States expressed 'worry,' Israel kept silent. Local media reported the fact, but Israel's leaders did not say anything. This marks a stark contrast to the virulent, almost hysterical statements of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu against any military maneuver in Iran...

“It seems that Israel's silence has less to do with Iran - which it still considers as its number one enemy and which keeps its place at the top of the agenda of Israeli intelligence goals - and more with the Russia.  Since last year, Israel and Russia, or to be more precise Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, have been flirting - a relationship that has puzzled the experts of Israel and the Middle East and set off the doorbell in Washington."

Russia is Israel's Policeman Against Hezbollah

Putin has personally pledged to Netanyahu that his forces would prevent weapon from passing through Syria to Hezbollah. "Russia ensures that Russian weapons do not end up in the hands of Hezbollah, which fights alongside the Syrian army, but is also a declared enemy of Israel," observes a French report about Netanyahu's many visits to Russia. "Last April, Benyamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel had attacked dozens of weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah."

This was further confirmed by a Jerusalem Post report dated 6 June 2016: "Although Moscow is working closely with the pro-Iranian axis including Israel's most hostile and strongest enemy in the region, the (Lebanese) Hezbollah movement, the Russian presence is having a moderating effect on Hezbollah's behavior to Israel.”

Russian Compliance in an Israeli Buffer Zone

A current map of the Syrian war reveals a chunk of territory controlled by anti-Assad rebels, along the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In early August 2017, Russian military forces replaced the Syrian military's presence in Daraa and Quneitra. This came only a month after Russia publicly allayed Israeli fears of a potential Iranian presence in the region, so it was obviously as an acceptable solution for Netanyahu.

On 26 November 2017, the Jerusalem Post mentioned Israeli reports about Putin mediating between Netanyahu and Assad, for a "demilitarized zone" - a buffer zone - in this same region on the borders of Golan Heights. This report was further confirmed by the Russian propaganda site, The Duran. As The Jerusalem Post reported:

"Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida revealed on Sunday that an Israeli source disclosed a promise from Jerusalem to destroy all Iranian facilities within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of Israel’s Golan Heights. The source, who remains unnamed, said that during Syrian President Bashar Assad’s surprise visit to Russia last week, Assad gave Russian Premier Vladimir Putin a message for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Damascus will agree to a demilitarized zone of up to 40 kilometers from the border in the Golan Heights as part of a comprehensive agreement between the two countries, but only if Israel does not work to remove Assad’s regime from power.”

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Treacherous Spanish Marxists promote destabilization of España

 
Three Marxists devoted to the break-up of España: Podemos
leader Iglesias, Catalan separatist Junqueras, and
self-professed Marxist billionaire Roures


by Sean Jobst
7 November 2017

On 26 August, an important dinner-meeting was held at the Barcelona home of the self-professed Marxist billionaire Jaume Roures, at a conclave sponsored by Catalan separatist businessman Oriol Soler. The guests of honor included Catalan leftist historian Xavier Domènech, Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, and Catalan separatist and Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) leader Oriol Junqueras. The order of business: Formulate joint strategies for the break-up of España, not only in Catalonia but nationwide.

Photos were leaked to El Confidencial of Iglesias and Junqueras arriving at the meeting. Their strategy was to create a new "Popular Front" between Podemos, ERC, Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE), and separatist groups. Iglesias and Junqueras discussed close cooperation between Podemos and ERC, with Iglesias being so devoted to separatism he sold out the regional branch of his own party, in preference for direct deals with the ERC. If we examine the activities of each of these individuals, we reveal their motives and how deep is this effort to destabilize the nation.





 
Roures is managing partner of the Barcelona-based media conglomerate Mediapro, with several TV networks and newspapers under his control. He is best known outside Spain as producer of several Woody Allen films set in Europe; he attempted to turn an art school that was used by Picasso into a museum dedicated to Woody Allen but scrapped the plan after local opposition against this blatant eradication of history. "Unfortunately, Spanish culture prevails in the media," Roures lamented in an interview with the New York Times in 2016.

During the Franco era, Roures was an activist with the underground Trotskyite Liga Comunista Revolucionaria (LCR), which merged with a splinter-group of the Basque armed separatist ETA in 1973. The group consistently supported communist separatist groups in Valencia, Catalonia, and the Basque Country. Representing the transition from economics into Cultural Marxism centered on social issues, LCR was involved in organizing Spain's earliest "Gay Pride" parades. Pablo Iglesias founded Podemos from a splinter of the LCR.





Roures is dedicated to the famous approach of Italian Communist theoretician Antonio Gramsci, that instead of an armed revolution a society can be changed through the culture. He openly admits the goal of his newspapers, "La Sexta" and "Público", to ending what he termed the "regime of 78". This refers to the Constitution that gave unprecedented autonomy to his native Catalonia; two of its seven framers were Catalans, and which was overwhelmingly ratified in Catalonia at a higher percentage than other regions of Spain. Catalan independentistas push a historical myth of an oppressed Catalonia. The facts and privileges of autonomy are an embarrassing thorn in the side of the false narrative promoted by the independentistas.

He has used the pages of Público to promote what he defines as "culture". On 7th Nov. 2009, he printed the entirety of Leon Trotsky's "The Permanent Revolution" in Público as one such "cultural promotion". His film productions include the pro-Putin American director Oliver Stone's 2003 film "Comandante" idolizing Fidel Castro. Roures also produced the documentary "Las colocas de Interior", which aired throughout Catalonia on his three TV networks - TV3, Público TV, and Gol TV. With testimony from Pablo Iglesias and other prominent separatists and communists, the documentary presented a "corrupt and authoritarian" Spain in its "dirty war against Catalan sovereignty". It was clearly designed to manufacture public opinion towards the separatist cause, being aired during the lead-up to the referendum.

Roures is the epitome of the champagne socialist, daydreaming about "the Revolution" while counting the profits from his media empire. "I read 'The Communist Manifesto' and it does not say anywhere that people have to be poor", as he justified it to the New York Times. Roures' Mediapro exploits its rights to broadcast Spanish football and the UEFA Champions' League, by politicizing football through FC Barcelona. The club has long been a focal point of Catalan nationalists, and recently released an official statement supportive of the independentistas. Preferring to stay in the background is Roures' fellow Catalan oligarch Oriol Soler, known for his separatist intrigues and tasked with coordinating their efforts with the Generalitat.



Leader of a "Spanish" national party proudly
holds the Basque separatist flag


The specter of any manifestation of Spanish nationalism is an obsession of Iglesias, even while he actively promotes the nationalism of regions. He has recently led demonstrations in Madrid in coordination with Basque, Catalan, and Valencian separatist groups. He is so eager with the Catalan independence prospect that he rushed again to Barcelona on the eve of the referendum, to express his solidarity with the independentistas. In the Andalusian city of Málaga, the Podemos "cultural center" of La Casa Invisible portrayed a Spanish flag as a hanging noose, while the North Korean flag continued to fly unhindered above. This was their statement against the "repression" of Spain against Catalonia, while simultaneously extolling the "freedom" of their Communist paradise of North Korea.



Podemos' Casa Invisible en Málaga


Iglesias speaks constantly about "political prisoners in Spain", while not saying a word about political prisoners living under regimes he praises, including Venezuela and North Korea. Indeed, he hosts a show called "Fort Apache" on HispanTV, a Spanish-language news station operated by IRIB, Iran's state-owned public broadcasting corporation, and with links to other state-owned networks such as RT and teleSUR. All of these stations have been actively promoting Catalan separatists and presenting Spanish unionists as "fascists" and exaggerating the Spanish police "repression", which is laughable considering the situation in those countries. One can only conclude that Iglesias bases his loyalty on the money he gets from foreign regimes, while blatantly supporting every cause meant to weaken anything patriotic or traditionalist in Spain.

Despite his own paychecks from TV networks owned by foreign governments, at a press conference in Brussels on 9 Sept. 2014 Iglesias dismissed Spain as "not independent of NATO" due to its policy against the Russian annexation of Crimea. "We must not forget that the European Union favored an illegal transfer of power in Ukraine and the entry of a neo-Nazi party into the Government of Ukraine," said the Kremlin mouthpiece Iglesias. His faithful towing of the Russian line didn't go unnoticed by the Kremlin: "Russian leader Vladimir Putin has invited the Spanish leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, to meet in Moscow as part of a strategy to gather support from European alternative social movements after his recent meeting in St. Petersburg with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras," according to a June 2015 report by mil21.es. "Putin seeks in Iglesias and Tsipras two 'holds' with which to try to weaken the Euro-Atlantic offensive against Russia."



Yarmulke-wearing Iglesias at Wailing Wall in Jerusalem,
an obligatory ritual for any opportunist politician



Iglesias' predilection for opportunism can be seen in his photo-op of wearing a yarmulke at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, despite his party's lip service to the Palestinian cause. His partner at the Roures meeting was Republican Left of Catalonia leader Oriol Junqueras, former vice-president of the Generalitat. Junqueras met Oren Bar-El, minister of political affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Madrid, on 26 April 2012, in a meeting described as "intense" and "positive" by the Catalan Nació Digital. This was only one out of the many Israeli links to Catalan separatist leaders. Junqueras stood alongside Puigdemont at the Catalan declaration of independence.

Junqueras' ERC is the same party cited by Salafist imam Abdelwahab Houzi in his speech calling for the "Islamization" of Catalonia. His party has actively promoted mass-immigration, perhaps to change its declining fortunes, while rejecting Catalans' relationship to other Spaniards. On 27 August 2008, Junqueras wrote a column for Catalan nationalist newspaper Avuí wherein he fantasized about their genetic distinctiveness: "In particular, the Catalans have more genetic proximity with French than with the Spaniards, more with the Italians than with the Portuguese, and a little with the Swiss; while the Spaniards have more proximity with the Portuguese than to the Catalans and very little with the French."


Iglesias with the Qatari Ambassador to Spain


Its indeed strange that an admitted Marxist would engage in such fantastic racial theories, obsessed at separating from Spain, and even stranger that same party actively promotes the demographic change in its own region so long as the migrants will speak Catalan and vote for the ERC, unlike the Spaniards who move from other regions. Its interesting to consider Qatar's funding of a massive mosque project in Barcelona, with Pablo Iglesias' own meeting with the Qatari Ambassador to Spain, Mohammed Al Kuwari. This project is expected to profit not only the Qatari government but the local Catalan government, which would receive cuts from the contracts. Iglesias has his own questionable financial links, being listed as an "ally" in documents from Soros' Open Society European Policy Institute, with such "Open Society" networks funding Catalan separatist think-tanks.


Andalusian separatist leaders Pedro Altamirano and
Salvador Urbano meeting with Junqueras in Barcelona


Following the same pattern is an upstart separatist movement in Andalusia, led by poet and playwright Pedro Ignacio Altamirano. Centered in Málaga, he has admitted contact with Podemos,  and has posted a picture with Junqueras on his Twitter. In fact, he declared the establishment of the Andalusian National Assembly (ANA) while a guest of the ERC in Barcelona. Like Roures, he is a figure in the cultural realm with a Marxist activist background and political ambitions. "If Catalonia leaves, we'll be the next to follow suit," Altamirano declared at a presentation in Barcelona on 18 May 2017. This Twitter revolutionary who revels in media attention given to him as aspiring leader of his own state, says that ANA will declare Andalusia's independence "on social media" on 4th December.

These separatist movements promote a historical myth, and in the ANA's case it is the oft-promoted liberal myth of a Moorish convivencia at odds with an España they view with contempt. Altamirano has praised Málaga as "the City of Paradise" under the Moors. He rewrites history by lamenting the Reconquista as the "expulsion of Andalusians", about whom he fantastically claims "are a very old people, 3,500 years-old", as he told Russia Today. "In the toughest period of the Franco regime, I was meeting with Jews and Muslims," Altamirano boasted in an interview with a Catalan website. "The great Andalus has always aspired to recover the independence of the Caliphate. In terms of today, we are not talking about a Muslim Andalusia, but it does recover that."


Andalusian separatists meet with Russian parliamentarians in
occupied Crimea. Altamirano is fourth from the left


Like their separatist counterparts in Barcelona, the ANA project their own imperialism against an España that "oppresses" them from Madrid. The expansionist Altamirano aspires to lead more than the province of Andalusia: "We claim Murcia, the Portuguese Algarve and the Rif of Morocco. All this is Andalusia. This is our Andalusia." Another phony "separatist" movement not sincere about devolution, but aspiring to central control over its own expanding state. Like the Catalan separatists and the Italian Lega Nord, the ANA is headed by privileged, wealthy elites who propagandize by peddling ahistorical fictions on social media and promoted by media outlets linked to a foreign power.





The Ukrainians are right to warn about "an element of Russia's hybrid war" when a delegation of Altamirano and other Andalusian separatists visited Russian-occupied Crimea on 10 April 2017. They met with Russian parliamentarians in Simferopol, with the stated objective to establish contacts with businessmen who operate with impunity under the Russian occupiers. In his social media networks, Altamirano boasted at his "treatment at the level of Head of State" by the Russians. Much like the disproportionate media attention it gave to Lega Nord and Catalan separatists, Russia Today highlighted the delegation for a special program on "the Andalusian and Catalan policy", wherein Altamirano stressed "future ways of international collaboration between both parties and between Crimea and Andalusia." Altamirano and his sidekick, Salvador Garcia Urbano, told the Kremlin network that the sanctions against Russia have "damaged our country Andalusia", invoking the same business concerns as the Lega Nord elitists: "It's excellent what we have seen in terms of investment and the future of Crimea after its integration with Russia." Not one to rest his imagination, Altamirano spoke of Ukraine as "the worst dictatorship" while meeting with representatives of Putin's Russia.


Terra Lliure


In the late 1970s and early 1980s, militants from the ERC's youth wing trained with the ETA, as did the armed communist group Terra Lliure, which fought for an independent Catalonia. ERC leaders and other Catalan leftists, such as Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, have lionized these armed militants as heroes. The various separatist groups in Spain have been mostly Communist in ideology and inspiration, as are the current leaders promoting the destabilization of Spain. And behind every "good" communist is the deep pockets of those on whose hand the glove moves their "revolution".


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Avigdor Eskin, the Right-Wing Zionist Fanatic behind Duginism



by Sean Jobst
6 November 2017

A hardcore Jewish-Zionist named Avigdor Eskin operates a leading position in the Kabbalist Dugin's Eurasianist networks. This adds another overlap between the Duginist and Zionist programs to destabilize Europe, while advancing the interests of Russia and Israel among certain co-opted "nationalist" and "far-right" movements that form Trojan Horses within our nations.

Eskin is the fanatic who extolled Russians and Jews as "the spiritual and messianic people" to a thunderous applause on Russian State TV in 2014. Eskin was born in Moscow in 1960, into an assimilated Jewish family with no connection to Judaism. He had an "awakening" as a youth, rediscovering his Jewishness and converting to Orthodox Judaism. He also became a devoted Zionist, only too eager to make "aliyah" to Israel while still maintaining a "foot in the door" back in Russia.




While still in Moscow, Eskin studied Hebrew under Leo Ginblum, a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), the Jewish terrorist group associated with the Kach movement of Brooklyn-born Rabbi Meir Kahane. Eskin was so impressed by Kahane that he translated Kahane's "Never Again" into Russian and upon immigrating to Israel in 1979, he met Kahane and became one of his leading spokesman and associates. Kach is an extremist group that calls for the establishment of a Jewish theocracy within an expansionist Israel, devoted to the Torah and Talmud. Yet, this didn't stop Kahanists from fighting against "anti-Semitism" and opposition to Israel in the U.S. and Europe with a series of terrorist bombings and street attacks, forming a Zionist terror network within our societies.

Eskin served a stint in the Israeli Army in Lebanon and also began working as a journalist for several Russian media in Israel. He travelled to the U.S. on a JDL fundraising trip for Soviet Jewry in the early 1980s. He actively lobbied politicians and was credited as the one who turned Senator Jesse Helms, a conservative then known for his opposition to U.S. foreign aid to Israel, into a staunch Zionist. Eskin made a successful deal with Helms, that he would support Reagan's policies in Central America in exchange for Helms' crucial support for Israel. Eskin admits involvement with some elements in the Iran-Contra Affair.


Dugin and Eskin at a Kabbalistic conference in France


He left the Kach movement over tactical issues, but still maintained a close friendship with Kahane, and a close overlap remains between Eskin's groups and Kach members. It was a shared interest in the Kabbalah that first drew Eskin and Dugin together. "The Russians consider him a very interesting figure. He has good ties in the Kremlin and is considered a distinguished representative of Israeli
society," Dugin told Haaretz about his fellow Kabbalist. Eskin introduced Dugin to several oligarchs who funded the Eurasianist movement from its inception:

"The main benefit to Dugin from the acquaintance, however, was one Mikhail Gagloev, a wealthy South Ossetian banker and friend of Eskin's, who came to sponsor Dugin's various political activities for much of the coming decade. Gagloev's business activities focused on Moscow's army football club, CSKA, and he was a key player in a 'business group' known informally in Moscow circles as the Luzhniki group, after the city's main football stadium where CSKA played. The business front for the group - which included a Ukrainian ex-mobster, Evgeny Giner, and the deputy speaker of Russia's parliament, Alexander Babakov - was a UK Channel Islands-registered company called Bluecastle Enterprises. Gagloev's Tempbank had the distinction of financing all Bluecastle's transactions." (Charles Clover, Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia's New Nationalism, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015)

Gagloev was both CEO of the Kremlin-linked Tempbank and vice-chairman of Dugin's International Eurasianist Movement (MED). Yevgeny Giner is a Jewish businessman very active in Russian football clubs. In 2012, Putin appointed Babakov as his envoy to Russian organizations abroad, a role which includes subverting countries such as Ukraine, Moldova and the Baltic states through Russian-speaking minorities. Babakov met with two officers from Marine Le Pen's Front National to arrange a loan with a Latvian bank known for its links to the Kremlin. Both Dugin and Eskin have close links with Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Duma's foreign affairs committee and then ambassador to NATO.







Along with his Kach associate Yossi Dayan, Eskin participated in a Kabbalistic ritual called pulsa dinura (lashes of fire), which invoked a "death curse" against Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin for the Oslo Accords in 1995. Rabin was assassinated, but after the 30 day period that the "death curse" is supposed to work. In December 1997, Eskin was arrested with Chaim Pakovitch for plotting to throw a pig's head with the Qur'an stuffed in its mouth, into the complex housing the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. They also planned on placing a pig's head on the tomb of Izzadin Qassam, the Palestinian guerilla fighter who fought the Zionists in the 1930s, and set fire to the offices of the leftist Dor Shalom organization, the Jerusalem Post revealed during their trial for incitement.

After his brief prison sentence, Eskin returned to Russia where Dugin gave him a seat on the newly-founded Eurasia Party in 2001. He continued his Zionist activities within Russia, appearing on a TV program hosted by Vladimir Solovyev, a member of the Russian Jewish Congress whose other prominent members includes the Chabad Rabbi Berel Lazar and oligarch Mikhail Fridman. On the program, Eskin called for the destruction of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and its replacement by a Jewish Temple, and called Palestinians "the people of Antichrist". An undoubted boon for Dugin's idolization of "chaos" for the sake of chaos and his transcontinental effort at destabilization.

Working alongside Eskin and Dugin are Russian-born, West Bank-based Rabbi Avram Shmulevich, co-leader with Eskin of Be'ad Artzeinu (For Our Land), a fanatical Zionist group that supports an anti-Western, pro-Russian Eurasianist policy for an expansionist Israel. Shmulevich was elected to the leadership of the Eurasian movement at its constituent congress in Moscow on 21 April 2001, an event where he praised the examples of "the ancient Mongol empire and the Khazar kaganate" and where he represented Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia and member of the Jewish supremacist Chabad movement. They represent a growing segment of Israeli leaders who advocate the Russian-Israeli alliance, with Eskin promoting the false line of Israel allegedly being "subservient" to the United States rather than AIPAC subverting U.S. foreign policy. This fits in perfectly with the Duginist propaganda that identifies "the West" as the epitome of evil.


Member of the Israeli wing of the Eurasian Youth
Movement tears up Ukrainian flags in Tel Aviv


Towards this end, Eskin is a leader of the Israeli branch of the Eurasian Youth Movement, whose members have held anti-Ukrainian protests where they tear up and desecrate Ukrainian flags while adopting the Dugin/Boris Spiegel/Kremlin line of Ukrainians being "Nazis". From the very beginning of the Maidan Revolution, Eskin called for a Russian invasion of Ukraine and has lobbied the Israeli government for support of the Donbass and Novorussia separatists. According to Haaretz: "Although Eskin is currently persona non grata in the United States (possibly because of his Kach background; ten years ago he was refused entry to the country) he still possesses a certain political power there. Thus he was able to help muster the support of 10 congressmen for his candidate for presidency of Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian candidate who won the election in February. Eskin also appended the signatures of 36 Israeli MKs to letters opposing the glorification of Ukrainian heroes [Stephan Bandera and Roman Shukhevych], who collaborated with the Germans during the Nazi occupation."




Alarmed at the cooperation between Ukrainian and Baltic nationalists, such as at a March 2015 rally in Vilnius that brought together thousands of nationalists from countries targeted by the Kremlin, Eskin has referred to "European thugs" forming a "Neo-Nazi international". He is a frequent guest on Russia Today, whether its slandering "Neo-Banderists" in Ukraine or guilt-tripping Poles for their history of "anti-Semitism". Banned from the Republic of Georgia for his subversive activities, Eskin is nevertheless a frequent guest in both Armenia and Azerbajan, where he plays off those two countries' hostility towards each other for the benefit of Duginite-Zionist destabilization. The two causes are linked, as Eskin's Knesset friends sent a letter to the European Parliament, against the "anti-Semitism and Russophobia" among "the Nazi trend" in Ukraine. And not surprising given the role of both Israeli and Russian interests in Catalonia, Eskin has also expressed support for Catalan separatists in their destabilization efforts against Spain.

Eskin is a leading figure in the outreach of right-wing Zionist Jews to American alt-right and certain nationalist movement in Western Europe, turning them into useful "goyim" in their own civil war against the more leftist, liberal Zionist Jews. Like Dugin, Eskin misdirects all their attention away from Jewish dominance and towards "Globalists" instead, downplaying the Jewish role in the media and banking system or the power of Israel's lobbies. One Alt-Right linked publication known for its watering-down of the J.Q. gave a glowing interview of Eskin as "a fascinating figure".

It should be clear to any true European nationalist that such right-wing Zionists are not our allies. Eskin is a perfect example of why, because not satisfied with just living in Israel he actively promotes subversive activities in our midst. He slanders our nationalist brothers in Ukraine and the Baltic states, promoting secession whenever it serves Israel and Russia's interests, and he promotes the breakup of European countries such as Spain, parroting the same claims made on Kremlin media outlets and even on Marxist outlets sympathetic towards Putin. And he constantly guilt-trips entire European nations for "anti-Semitism" and their "Nazi" past. This belies all his ideological claims of an alliance, because what unites all of these trends is a shared hatred of Europa.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Duginist publication calls Russians and Jews "chosen peoples"

Duginist publication calls Russians and Jews "chosen peoples"

by Sean Jobst
1 November 2017


Dugin with his Kahanist Zionist associate, Avigdor Eskin


Go beyond the false claims of "traditionalism" and you find Dugin's works to be an assorted mishmash of using and distorting any ideas that can be manipulated towards "chaos"; demoralizing Europa towards his imperialistic vision of "Eurasia". Yet there is a distinctly Jewish inspiration behind Duginism. In 2002, Dugin's AGRAF publishing house published Evrei i Evraziia (The Jews and Eurasia), a collection of writings by the self-proclaimed Jewish Eurasianist of the 1920s and '30s, Yakov Bromberg, and Dugin's modern Zionist associate, Avigdor Eskin. Excerpts from the compilation were published on an Israeli Eurasianist website and are cited throughout this article.

The volume was part of an effort to strengthen ties between the Eurasianist movement and Chabad and far-right-wing Zionist movements, approvingly quoting one of Bromberg's contemporaries (Lev Karsavin, who greeted the Soviet regime) about the "primordial tie between the Jewish people and Russia". Dugin has praised the predominant Jewish role in Bolshevism as representing a continued  "positive" Jewry, that can now contribute to "the general struggle against Western culture" and to the founding of the "Great Eurasian Empire". He extolled "messianic national-bolshevism" as "the spiritual union of Jewish and Russian eurasists".



Eurasianist propaganda meme promotes
continuity with Bolshevism, complete with
the Soviet "Victory" monument


Continuing this tradition, Dugin has opened his organizations to a number of Jews beyond their proportion of the Russian population - with Kahanist Avigdor Eskin, MAOF Analytical Group head Vladimir Boukharsky, and leader of the hardline-Zionist Be'ad Artzeinu and Hassidic Rabbi Avram Shmulevich all holding leading positions in the Eurasianist apparatus. Shmulevich maintains links with the Jewish supremacist and messianic Chabad movement, via Putin's Rabbi, Berel Lazar. This is not surprising, given Dugin's interest in Jewish messianism, including the Kabbala and Hasidism, of which Chabad is one branch.



Rabbi Avram Shmulevich


When Eskin in early 2014, "made a presentation on one of the leading Russian TV channels praising both Jews and Russians as the true spiritual and messianic people - the audience responded with a standing ovation", noted the Jerusalem Post at the time. Similarly, with Eurasianism Bromberg envisioned a Jewish revival of "the stream of messianic-eschatological energies that has dried up in our spiritual life" (Bromberg, Evrei i Evraziia, Moscow: AGRAF, 2002, pp. 168-169).

Dugin has posited a similar "messianic mission" for Eurasianist Russians, proposing "our special Russian truth" in an interview with BBC's Newsnight in October 2016. His is not a truly nationalist vision, as shown by his criticism of Russian nationalists throughout his article because they oppose the influence of Jewish oligarchs and messianists in Dugin's movement and Putin's regime, and also since they despise the same Bolsheviks that Dugin extols. He had earlier repudiated the nationalists' idea of an ethno-state, since for him Russia "never made its goal the creation of a mono-ethnic, racially uniform state" (Dugin, The Foundations of Geopolitics, Moscow: Arktogeia, 1997, p. 190).

His Jewish inspiration is evident when he praises Jews for "that vaguely guessed solidarity with another tragic and beautiful people of history, too elected, chosen by God, the Russian people - all this cannot be uprooted from a definite part of hebraism, it is inseparable from its unique destiny". As he expressed earlier in The Foundations of Geopolitics, Russians are "the bearers of a unique civilization", a messianic people who possess "universal, pan-human significance" (p. 189), so they have a duty to recreate a great Eurasian "supra-national empire" where ethnic Russians would occupy "a privileged position" (pp. 251-252).




The Kalergi Plan, advocated by Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi in his 1925 book, Practical Idealism, is well-known. So too was his extolling the "purity" of the Jews, who constituted a "spiritual nobility of Europe", while he advocated that all Gentile peoples become one "Eurasian-Negroid" mixture. Less well-known is an interesting quote that finds parallels with Dugin's Eurasianism: "The precursor of the planetary man of the future is the Russian Slavic-Tatar-Finnish mongrel of modern Europe; because he, among all the peoples of Europe, is the race of the typical multi-soul people with a wide ranging, encompassing soul" (Praktischer-Idealismus, Wien/Leipzig: Pan-Europa-Verlag, 1925, p. 23).

In his 1999 article for a Kabbalistic website, Dugin praised the Jewish supremacist concept of "Tikkun Olum" as a resolution between what he termed a conflict between "manifestationism" and "creationism". Tikkum Olum is the concept of "repair of the world", used by Jewish supremacists to refer to the special role of Jews in "bringing light to the nations (goyim)". Dugin has a special affinity towards Kabbalah, with his friend Eskin famously invoking a Kabbalistic "pulsa dinura" (death curse)against Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. The Kabbalah is the common link between various Hassidic streams represented by Shmulevich, the Kahanist/Kachist Eskin, and Chabad. Quite unusual for a non-Jew, Dugin has spoken as a guest at Kabbalistic functions in France:

"While in France, Dugin spoke alongside Jewish Orthodox rabbis who are into Kabbalah teaching and belong either to the Haredi or to the Zionist-religious movement. On January 9, 2011, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Guénon's death, the Tikkoun Olam Center, led by Rav Leo Guez from Nice, convened a conference whose main speakers were Dugin; Bouchet; Avigdor Eskin, a militant of the Israeli extreme right Kahana Haï movement; and the renowned Jerusalem Kabbalist, Rav Mordekhai Chriqui. The goal of the meeting was to bring together Jews and Christians who aim at countering modernity." (Jean-Yves Camus, "A Long-Lasting Friendship: Alexander Dugin and the French Radical Right," in Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia Relationship, ed. Marlene Laruelle, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015, p. 89)


Putin and Berel Lazar conferring in front of picture of
Chabad "messiah" Menachem Schneerson


Yakov Bromberg distinguished between two types of Jews, each including a religious and a secular stream. One was "Jewish occidentalism", or an "Atlanticist Jewry" which manifests religiously as Rationalistic and Maimonidic, and in secular form is humanistic, bourgeois-capitalistic, liberal-democratic. The other was "Jewish orientalism", or a "Eurasianist Jewry" that manifests religiously as Hassidic, Kabbalistic and Sabbatean, and in secular form as Marxist, revolutionary, Bolshevik. He praised the latter, while the Eurasianist Mikhail Agursky more explicitly called this latter stream "Jewish national-bolshevism". Dugin sees no contradiction here between religious and secular Jews, stating his affinity towards a "Chasidic-Marxist milieu" (Bromberg, op. cit., p. 280). This fits his assertion elsewhere that Marxism is "tremendously useful and applicable" (Dugin, The Fourth Political Theory, 2012, p. 50).

Following in their Nazbol godfather's footsteps, Duginist agents in the West and most notably the "Alt-Right" cucks such as Richard Spencer toy with the idea of an alliance with the most hardcore, right-wing, fanatical Zionists. Spencer made the case in his 2010 article, "An Alliance With The Jews". This is based on an ignorance of the true nature of Zionism, assuming those Kahanist, Kachist, settler elements are somehow content with Israel and so allegedly desire to leave the West alone. Spencer asks, "Who knows? Israeli nationalists might want to help finance the far Right in Europe and North America. Certainly, if the two camps could grasp that their interests are complimentary, an improbable grand alliance might be in the cards."

Yet, even these most extreme elements in Israel still have no problem with the subversion of U.S. and European policies towards a pro-Israel policy, and the lobbying of its political leaders to serve as the cash-cow and mercenary "goyim" for this "Eretz Yisrael". Nor do these elements cease with their constant guilt-tripping about "the Holocaust" or "anti-Semitism". Many of these elements are part of the same networks involved in the Kremlin's subversion and the Israeli theft of the West's technology and cyber-security known as Operation Talpiot. The cash flow continues into the pockets of the many dual-citizen Russian-Israeli oligarchs that enjoy the confidence of both Netanyahu and Putin.

For all their appeals about "white identity" and a "pan-European imperium", the "Alt-Right" Nazbol cucks such as Richard Spencer and his ilk are lackeys of Israeli-Russian imperialism against Europa and America....in their endless search for shekels and rubles, their tireless devotion to Dugin's (and the Jewish Kabbalists behind him) demoralization against Europa and the Occident, betrays their hallowed words about "identity".

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lega Nord separatists align with Kremlin against Italia and Europa

Lega Nord separatists align with Kremlin against Italia and Europa

by Sean Jobst
28 October 2017


Lega Nord chairman and Putin fanboy Matteo Salvini in Moscow


On their way to meeting with Catalan separatists, a Kremlin-linked delegation led by de-facto South Ossetian "foreign minister" Dimitri Medoev met with separatist leaders in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto, a recent report by Spanish media confirmed. This coincided with referendums in those regions to determine more autonomy from Rome. Anatoly Bibilov, leader of breakaway South Ossetia which split from the Republic of Georgia and is only recognized by Russia, Venezuela and Nicaragua, has affirmed his contacts with Lega Nord, which lobbies for South Ossetia's recognition within the Italian Parliament.

Representing the devolutionist side in the referendum are Liga Veneta and Lega Lombarda, both branches of Lega Nord, the secessionist group that seeks to carve out a new nation called "Padania" out of northern Italy. Pro-secessionist posters in Veneto are being displayed linking their cause to that of Catalan separatists, while Lega Nord leaders have consistently expressed support for Catalan independence since at least 2013. They have condemned Spain for "the worst pages of democracy" in its alleged violent suppression of Catalonia, and Lega Nord has held pro-separatist demonstrations outside the Spanish consulate in Milan.



Lega Nord deputies in Italian Parliament show
solidarity with Catalan separatists


Lega Nord has been deepening its political and economic links with Russia in recent years, with the Kremlin treating it de-facto as a separate entity from Italy. This includes a "cooperation protocol" Lega Nord signed with Putin's United Russia party in Moscow early this March. Lega Nord calls for lifting EU sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea, showing its support with delegations to Crimea. Lega Nord-led regional assemblies have passed pro-Russian resolutions.

Matteo Salvini, Lega Nord chairman, has praised Russia as "an example for all the European nations" for its "open elections". His lavish praise of Putin's Russia is in stark contrast to his contempt for Europe, which he claims "does not exist. It doesn't exist culturally, it doesn't exist politically, it doesn't exist as a currency". This places him firmly as a willing stooge in the Kremlin's destabilization efforts in Europa. In 2016, Dugin and Salvini openly plotted the EU's dismembership for the Eurasianist Katehon think-tank.



Russian oligarch Alexey Komov at Lega Nord’s Congress in 2013


On 22 June 2015, Dugin was guest of honor at a Milan conference on "The Revival of an Empire - Vladimir Putin's Russia", presided over by the Lega Nord-linked Lombardy-Russian Cultural Association, whose honorary president is Alexey Komov, close associate of Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev. An associate of Dugin, Malofeev was the employer of Alexander Borodai, self-proclaimed "Prime Minister" of the Russian-sponsored "Donetsk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine, as well as of its "Defense Minister" Igor Girkin. Girkin is the Russian FSB colonel and Dugin ally who has admitted leading Spetsnaz posing as a Crimean militia that worked to undermine Ukraine.

Another participant at the Milan conference was Lega Nord deputy and foreign relations secretary Claudio D'Amico, whose article supporting a Russian-directed "multipolar world" appears simultaneously on the Duginist Katehon and Geopolitica websites. He regurgitated Kremlin propaganda about Crimea in an interview with Sputnik. He was one of the 26 election "observers" representing various pro-Russian parties throughout Europe, that rubber-stamped the Russian annexation of Crimea on 16 March 2014.


Claudio D’Amico meets Putin


Even while desiring to separate from the Italian nation he holds in contempt, Salvini and Lega Nord have spearheaded a parliamentary "Friends of Putin" movement. Lega Nord leaders have developed close trade and financial links with Russia, which it envisions as the favored trade partner in a separatist "Padania". Salvini has been "a friend of Russia" since the beginning of his career in 2013. "Russia is a western democracy with which I want to pursue dialogue and build peace as well as doing business," he told RT in December 2014.

The Kremlin has treated Salvini like a head of state, preferring him to the Italian government. Salvini received a standing ovation in the Russian Duma during an October 2014 trip to Moscow. Amidst the various world leaders he met with at the ASEM Summit in Milan, Putin met with Salvini. Putin has received warm receptions at rallies in Milan, the city that would be the capital of Lega Nord's Padania. Salvini has also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, another indication of the Kremlin's embrace of his separatist cause.





Lega Nord affiliates in the different regions have actively wooed Russia as a precursor to undermining the unity of Italia, making foreign policy decisions much like the Catalan separatist regime's Diplocat has been doing against España. The separatist branches in Venice and Liguria have recognized Russia's annexation of Crimea, an obvious contradiction in such separatist movements own push for devolution away from their national entities. In Orwellian doublespeak, Putin has drawn comparisons of Russia gobbling up the Crimea to regionalist movements in Europa that seek to form their own nations - a contradiction that has been obediently repeated in the Kremlin amen-corner's media outlets.

Propaganda is at work in both Catalonia and "Padania". Like their Catalan counterparts, Lega Nord represents a wealthy region that portrays itself as "oppressed" by the rest of the country. Both separatist movements are based on historical myths: Catalonia was never an independent country, always being linked to the Crown of Aragón, while northern Italy was a collection of various dukedoms, principalities and republics before the Italian Risorgimento - never a separate or united region called "Padania". As with Catalonia, there are certain political elites financed and supported by foreign interests and linked to oligarchs, that peddle in such myths to give a legitimacy to what is nothing but a power-grab through Balkanization.


Lombardia-Russia Association, with their map of "Padania"'s
destiny linked with Russia and promoting Dugin's Katehon



The Kremlin's media have been magnifying these separatist movements, linking their causes. For example, interviewing Venetian separatist Stefano Valdegamberi on Catalonia: "The Veneto region and the Veneto people are very close to the Catalan people. We want to recognize that the will of Catalans is the most important thing for the international community. Spain recognizes other countries like Montenegro but they don't accept something similar for themselves. They demonstrated they are not a democratic government." Yet, while passing such judgement on the Spanish and Italian governments they give a free pass to Putin's Russia as some kind of paragon of "democracy". This is part of Putin's double diplomatic game of projecting his own double standards onto España.

Unlike the outright independence push of Catalonia, the Veneto and Lombardy referendums are about autonomy. But its nevertheless understood as a "first step" towards separatism. "Now the right-wing Lega Nord party are calling for a referendum on separating the region of Emilia-Romagna into two sections," a recent report by the Sunday Express stated. "And Lega Nord leader, Matteo Salvini pledged that, if Sunday's votes are successful, there could be more across Italy." Like their counterparts in Barcelona, this makes Lega Nord agents in the Kremlin's demoralization campaign to weaken Europa.