The Moscow Papers – Scene I, take II. Fade in to an office in the Kremlin….
It’s a rainy morning in Moscow. It is 9 a.m. when a tall, slender, well dressed man enters the wood paneled offices at 8 Staraya Square. Seated in the high ceilinged room, at an ornate but somehow Spartan leather top desk, are Sergei Ivanov and Dmitry Medvedev. At the window, a fit looking man in a perfect Kiton suit stands peering out the window through the raindrops at the few cars passing by with Kremlin employees late for work perhaps. The man who’s just entered wears a half-smiling, half-frowning demeanor, his blonde hair now graying a bit, Dmitry Peskov nods at the other gentlemen, walks over and hands a large envelope to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It appears their humor knows no bounds, now I am a billionaire crime boss too,” Peskov utters sarcastically. Diverting his gaze, looking down at the papers Peskov has handed him, Putin shakes his head side to side and chuckles; “What the hell is the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project?” At the table, Dmitry Medvedev laughs and coughs forth; “We’re doomed Mr. President, by the latest Hollywood manifestation!”
Or this is one version…
Now You See It…
The president’s press secretary is now part of the media show George Soros and other financiers have unleashed to smear enemies and divert attention from the real henchmen of world chaos. However, by now anyone who ever watched a prime time police drama should know, the Panama Papers are in fact, a put up job. Even without the drum roll and the spotlight shining aloft, the three ring circus of US foreign policy still enthralls ticket holders. And there he is, a skinny Barack Obama holding a whip and chair, attempting to tame a towering, raging, big, brown bear. I know you feel it, the sensation that the character assassination of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is in fact a cheap carnival magic act, with you as the patsy. As for Dmitry Peskov’s inclusion, the people behind the Panamanian ruse have now built internet dossiers on their targets. The so-called Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has the presidential press secretary down as a crime boss over a technicality. It seems that Peskov’s wife owned a part in an offshore company at a point, which is cause enough to call in Inspector Clouseau, of the Sûreté, apparently. I won’t dignify this nonsense with further clarification, the short version is that Peskov’s then fiancé, Tatiana Navka was a beneficiary of a Virgin Islands listed company, which she divested after the couple were married. The insinuation and the mud raking in Peskov’s case are truly ridiculous, indicative of all these venomous attacks on Putin’s team. Peskov could not even have a wedding ceremony, without innuendo and accusation from the western press party crashing.
Hollywood Skullduggery Take One and “Dear Vladimir”
The Panama Papers! The Hollywood-ish title of these supposed leaks was well chosen. Western media cannot hide these days, the influence of the movies on everybody’s psyche. Even Soros, Rockefeller, Jacob Rothschild himself must give a nod of the head to their man servants who deliver campaign dossiers – “Yes Giles, I like the name Panama Papers, tell them to carry on with the plan,” I can just imagine the English lord gesticulating, waving a mighty wrinkled hand as if to shoo away his human mosquito. Then my reality alarm clangs like Big Ben in my head! Why in hell would Vladimir Putin, the alleged world’s richest man, need to stash some billions in freaking Panama? He’s the Czar of Russia, for Christ’s sake! Gob smacked awake, I hope you are, let’s continue.
Scene II – Vladimir Putin leans against the window sill, and begins to read other documents in the file Peskov has handed him. Among the papers is an Email, printed out. He chuckles loudly once again, as he reads the sender’s name, then the contents of the letter:
You asked about the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. I have that information for you, it’s funded by George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the CIA front from the American People – USAID, and the strangest of strange associations, the Swiss – Romanian Cooperation Programme. I know the former two backers of these Panama revelations are well known to you Vladimir, but it is the latter Swiss-Romanian backing, which I know will be of most interest now. Yes Vladimir, somehow the Romanians have decided to use part of the 181 million Swiss Francs given them for reducing poverty, in order to help support a United States backed witch hunt.
I know how you must feel Vladimir, all of us wonder daily at how much crazier these people can be. I assure you too, that the public is finally beginning to understand the nature of this ridiculous, and dangerous game. We are not exactly sure how the Romanians are involved yet, but our sources tell us of a wide network attached to this “new order”, the existence of which I know you are intimately aware of. I shall advise presently, on other’s involved in this new assault on the truth.
Fade in to Dmitry Peskov, Sergei Ivanov and Dmitry Medvedev staring over Putin’s shoulder reading by the rain diffused window light. The four men glance at one another, first Medvedev at Putin, then to Ivanov, and finally Putin to his aid.
“Yes, it is apparently so”, Peskov says. It clearly says right on their website, “OCCRP is made possible by: Open Society Institute & George Soros Foundations Network, and the Programului de Cooperare Elveţiano-Român Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program”, responds the sandy haired press boss of Russia. It is not hard to imagine this scene played out most mornings at the Kremlin, or at least a scenario like it. From the perspective of this investigator and analyst, the machinations of Putin and Russia’s enemies are crystal clear many times – we did all play childhood games as such, after all. But these games are nasty, evil, and worst of all hurtful for the race of humans. Just look at what has transpired these last 16 years or so. The world heats up, and not just from global warming.
Our Western Oligarchs, Helping Us All In a Time of Turmoil
Former Wall Street trader and mystery man, Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge has been running a play-by-play on these Panama leaks. His latest “discussion” brings to light WikiLeaks’ disjointed part in all this Panamanian pandemonium, to wit, for their characterizing the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (or ICIJ) as I did, as a consortium of either naïve idiots, or outright Soros trolls. I warned WikiLeaks and others like The Guardian on Twitter, of jumping into the frying pan with these people on the day of the Panama leaks. WikiLeaks took heed, The Guardian did not. And now we see the circus goes on, just like the desperate NATO gamble, the US hegemony, and conflicts from Benghazi to Brazil – it’s all interconnected – vast – too much for the Mom & Pop shop owners to handle. Durden quotes the Director of this ICIJ from whence these revelations emanate, Gerard Ryle says:
…media organizations have no plans to release the full dataset, WikiLeaks-style. We’re not WikiLeaks. We’re trying to show that journalism can be done responsibly.
The consortium’s head man goes on to say he’s advised all those reporters to go nuts, and to tell what “they think is in the best interests” of their countries. Now I know the reader can make up his or her own mind as to what the hell this means. But for me a “responsible” journalist is telling hundreds of reporters to serve the beast, and we all know by now who the beast is – it does not live in Russia, let me remind you.
Turning to Ryle for a moment, his main claim to fame outside being chosen to lead ICIJ by the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., came when the so-called ICIJ Secrecy For Sale project exposed 120,000 offshore companies and trusts and 130,000 individuals, after receiving a mysterious hard drive back in 2011. The Irish-Australian reporter was described by the Walkley Foundation as someone who “leaves his ego at the doorstep in order to make sure he gets things right.” It is of interest for this writer to find the origins and connections of all the relative parties to these “Panama” documents. It does not take but a moment to connect Ryle with Australian quasi-billionaire entrepreneur, Graeme Wood, who is founder of online travel site Wotif.com and The Global Mail. This relationship revolves around a $1.5 million dollar grant Ryle’s ICIJ received from Wood, but Wood’s part in the Panama Papers can only be seen via what some might term “grant surrogating” – the way money in this new world order of things tends to pollute.
For those of you still convinced news is simply news, here is a Voice of America interview with Will Fitzgibbon, a reporter from ICIJ, who received a Graeme Wood Fellowship grant, according to the Pulitzer Prize winning Center for Public Integrity, which is of course also funded by what we can easily call “the western oligarchs”. In fact, Fitzgibbon was the very first Investigative Journalism Fellow who Wood helped. The announcement from ICIJ on The Global Mail investigative fellowship, it should be read with extreme skepticism by truth seekers. Here’s what the “call” from this journalistic “order”, says of Wood’s charity:
“His three-year backing of ICIJ will allow us to build on our existing support from the Adressium Foundations, the Ford Foundation and from the global public at large. Each of our supporters recognizes a need to preserve and protect investigative reporting globally during a period of turmoil.”
Yes indeed dear reader, you have ventured into Wonderland, and the rabbit hole probably does lead to the Queen. Why would evil billionaires who steal via legal loopholes fund anything? Can we please look in the mirror and slap ourselves awake now?
Welcome to Holland: Land of Utter Happiness
ICIJ is partially funded by an organization that actually professes it helps create happiness! One of the missions of the aforementioned Adressium Foundations is called “The Dutch Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness”. I’m suppressing my mental image of people all over the EU smoking huge joints provided from someplace deep in the Amsterdam red light district, but the linkage to refugees and asylum seekers somehow puzzles me. This is fuel for another story, given adamant Twitter folks with refugee ties tweeting last night on the Ukraine referendum vote show. Sorry, blame the rabbit hole for the tangent here. But you are about to be smacked up-side your head again.. forgive me. As we are beginning to see, these Panama leaks have myriad alternative purposes. This tweet from RT speaks volumes:
— RT (@RT_com) April 8, 2016
Adressium Foundations is another non-profit (actually super profitable in the end) outfit backed by billionaire western oligarchs (or royalty perhaps). A charitable creation of the Van Vliet family, this effort seems like a kinder, gentler version of Soros’ altruism toward human kind, something more akin to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or the Ford or Rockefeller or even the Mikhail Khodorkovsky Institute for Modern Russia (IMR) even. Chaired by family head, Director of Multifund, and the non-profit Oceana, Rogier van Vliet, this vast and broad reaching endeavor has surprised even me, in the sheer genius of its Machiavallianism that is. Saving the world’s oceans from the bad guys, and creating new and renewable food for all of us, this is the altruism of Dutch investment families! Searching for the connectives again, there it was in the pride-ful form of Oceana’s book “The Perfect Protein” with the forward by none other than former US President Bill Clinton. The clout this non-profit has, the resources, have to be staggering to attract the names and organizations associated (See WikiLeaks Clinton-Rothschild connects).
We’ve traversed the spectrum now. You readers are surely tired and need to think. Vladimir Putin is by now having lunch. Dmitry Peskov and the others are attending to the business of running the biggest country in the world. Soros? He’s probably on the phone with David Rockefeller or the Queen Mother, for all we know. Netherlands is proud today, for having voted down austere Nazism from Ukraine, at least for now. The rest of us, we go about our business too, left as always with the sense nothing can be trusted. Altruism is utilized to serve a master we only know of from Hollywood films. The Godfather or a Pelican Brief with familiar movie stars remind us, of offshore billions hidden from us all, when we cannot always pay our electric bills on time. Among all these dignitaries though, I find the Dutch Van Vliet most intriguing. This posh party by Oceana bespeaks of many more billionaires, such as Richard Branson, not to mention 100’s more Hollywood collaborators. With Putin playing the arch villain all the time, I ponder what Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo might have been up to if he were real? Saving the world’s oceans from the fishermen, so that the “perfect protein” to feed humanity can be…
Surely, only Putin knows whether or not the billionaires would feed us all for free. Dear Vladimir, can you please tell us soon? They won’t let us look in the Panama Papers.