23.01.2016 Author: Phil Butler

Understanding Chaos and the Wheels of Democracy’s Spread

2342342334People interested in understanding world events today, they need to be able to read between the lines of news – and expertly. Recalling how foreign policy rhetoric appeared just two years ago, today’s news reveals a paradigm shift toward bitter conflict form a seeming peace in 2013. Now Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has struck a conciliatory tone toward Moscow is but one example Cold War II us underway already. More importantly though, the vast investment some have made over the years, the investment in world domination that is, staggers the imagination. Here is Part I of a study into how deeply sewn the seeds of chaos on our world are. At the end of these surveys, readers will truly be astounded.

Mr. Abe’s gesture of logic, his acquiescence to the obvious fact ISIS cannot be defeated without Russia, it’s the latest indicator Britain and America are in fact at war with Russia and any of her allies. This Express news piece galvanizes this with:

“VLADIMIR Putin will be welcomed back in from the cold after Japan risked opening a rift with Britain and America today by admitting Islamic State (ISIS) cannot be beaten without Russia’s help.”

“Risking a rift” – or in other words, going against what the British and American governments want, this is where we have arrived ladies and gentlemen. All these news pieces about Prime Minister Abe’s latest take are telling of the real game underneath. ISIS is not the threat, not at all, the real war is whatever you classify the west as, versus anybody and everybody else on this planet. Allow me to clarify.

The Truth Beneath the Rhetoric

Tom Batchelor, of the aforementioned Express post, brings to light this real conflict with:

“Tokyo’s apparent call for compromise with the Kremlin throws up new challenges for Britain and America, who are conducting their own airstrikes in Syria.”

Examining this we see, British and American airstrikes are in fact targeting more than jihadist on the ground in Syria, they’re warfare of another kind too – warfare beset with challenges, and not military ones. Japan playing logic and moderation, is challenging for anti-ISIS warfare? How is that even possible, if victory against a horrible foe is the goal? To continue…..

Moving over the Yahoo! News, we find these conciliatory chords sounded by Qatar, after the meetings their emissaries had with Russian President Vladimir Putin the other day. Quoting this story we find:

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said both Moscow and Doha were expecting that, in accordance with a UN-backed plan, talks between the Syrian government and the opposition would begin “in the nearest future, already this month.””

With this most readers will be a bit baffled as to exactly “who” is on “which” side of this west-east conflict of late. Tokyo gesturing toward Moscow, supposedly in contrast to London and Washington, and the big oil repositories in the Middle East leaning toward Russia, it seems a mixed message. The message leaves only two or three possibilities however. The Saudis and Qatar and Israel too have given up the ghost to Putin’s might, with the Americans and Brits in silent agreement – or else the price of oil and Putin’s continual confounding of enemies has forced the region to play ball without the dynamic hegemonic duo. Either way, Putin and Russia are winning these early rounds of Cold War II, at least in my assessment. But let’s look at further evidence….

Now we move to Newsweek, a media outlet so desperate for free content it reprints Wilson Center diatribe against Russia. This report is a good example of how the think tanks disseminate their strategies, and of how the truth can be gleaned using reverse psychology too. Interestingly, or ironically, Maxim Trudolyubov says almost the same thing as this writer, only up-side-down, and I quote from his lead in:

“Reality and its interpretation by mass consciousness follow divergent paths in today’s Russia. The country’s economic slump and growing tension on the foreign-policy front speak of mismanagement and hubris. Public opinion polls, on the other hand, speak of the Russian citizens’ support for their government’s every move.”

It’s as if these “experts” all believe, one only need use oblique terms like “hubris” in order to amaze the reading public! Sorry, they all really piss me off. Why not just say Vladimir Putin is full of pride, or arrogant, but no, hubris reads like something a really smart guy would say. It’s Greek, after all, and we all know Putin is defying the gods. But rather than digressing here, let me get away from those “exceptional” American leaders of ours, and the lords and ladies in London town, and move to this author’s real message – the one underneath.

Citing just how horrendous Russians now have it, blaming it on Putin’s mismanagement, trying to light the fires of discontent still, all any truth seeker need do it track down the author. The ultimate in between the lines revelations always come, by investigating “who” is telling “what” message. Maxim Trudolyubov is a New York Times certified Putin hater, a troll in the guise of a journalist; he’s a tool of the opposition, the same opposition that backs up ousted Russian mafia oligarchs. When Putin expelled the worst of the nasty heap of billionaire thieves from Russia, the only hope of the exiled was to breed a race of protestors, loud protesters with one mission – get back at Putin. Let them deny this. I challenge them all. Between these lines we can read too…. if the Kyiv Post reprints your stuff, you are in the US State Department’s pocket, period.

The Staggering Costs of Spreading Democracy

You have heard the phrase “follow the money” many times I know. These “think tank” urchins can be tracked down just like the academia counterparts by virtue of grants and monetary or other awards, and so easily. Take Mr. Trudolyubov, for instance. Already this year he has been named as a recipient of the Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship, a Robert Bosch Academy program (payoff) for chosen scholars to serve in a Berlin sabbatical to “discuss” the world’s pressing issues. And what do you suppose one of the world’s most vehement Putin haters will bring to this great discussion? Moderation? Discerning truth? Peace talks? To discover the answer here, one need only look at the Robert Bosch Academy, the mission, and who is paying for the mission. You can feel it, can’t you? The tugging and magnetic pull of this investigation here heading into a black hole, an Alice in Wonderland nightmare even, one connected to the same old perpetrators. Now, we must move on to the so-called “banksters” behind every crisis happening today.

Another Robert Bosch Academy, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship selectee is the Director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Mirsad Purivatra. Knowingly, or unwittingly, Purivatra’s efforts have been partially funded by corporate players aligned with the big bankers and investors conspiracy theorists have warned us about for decades. Now that conspiracy has become reality, we see the likes of the Rothschild and Rockefellers appear far more credibly as arch villains now, than at any time previously. Without transporting the reader fully inside the land of Oz here, let’s look at the head of a company that funds this Sarajevo film effort.  ATLANTIC Grupa is a Croatian consumer goods mega-corporation that has been helping this festival from the start. Of course this is not uncommon, for big business to vest itself in media (propaganda shallow and deep). What is interesting, and crucial to my argument here is, the linkages in between ATLANTIC Grupa’s CEO, Emil Tedeschi and virtually all of the key policy and monetary figures we see operating from the western perspective today.

This Trilateral Commission member list (PDF) from 2015 aligns Tedeschi with the likes of Rotschild and commission founder and chairman, David Rockefeller. The depth of this veritable snake’s nest of vested financial interests requires several other articles (maybe even a book) to investigate. Leaving off this second Berlin fellowship fellow, we find similar “strings” attached to a third Richard von Weizsäcker award winner, Anna Diamantopoulou is the President of the Athens-based “DIKTIO” Network for Reform in Greece and Europe. Once again, it’s at least fair to annotate here how the Berlin folks seem to pick people aligned with the big bucks, and with the organization’s interests, I suspect. It did not take me long, however, to end up with clues as to who is behind DIKTIO etc. Following supporters of her organization such as the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (icd), any cognizant researcher ends up Googling this Bosch bunch straight to the back door of the British think tank Chatham House, at Wiki Spooks, and rubbing keyboards or mice with the CIA.

And here ends this “between the lines” story for today. We began by looking at what news “really means”, and end up staring into the eyes of a hegemonic beast that has tentacles literally everywhere. No one being innocent, in the end, this is the dirty revelation I have uncloaked these last two and a half years. Follow the money, the grants, the names and faces all entrenched at spots around the globe in conflict. Look at all the former Soviet republics, all the countries surrounding Russia (the Central-Southern Asia & the Caucasus program by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy). These “award winning” super brains we see doing luxury time in Berlin, Brussels, Washington, London, and elsewhere, they are a glee club of disruptors, with media pals in tow, college professors and deans, business titans must be investing hundreds of billions in the quest to win tens of trillions. Let me be crystal clear here. Regardless of the good intentions of these people, the powers behind so-called “cultural diplomacy” use everyone as tools of assimilation, in much the same way Alexander the Great won his greatest victories. The icd’s head, Mark C. Donfried gives us evidence of this in his (PDF) “Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy.” And I quote:

“On Dulles’s (former US Secretary of State, John Foster) suggestion, Rockefeller collaborated with Japanese liberals such as Shigeharu Matsumoto in order to establish the IHJ in Tokyo in 1955. Rockefeller’s foundation paid half of the construction costs, and the rest was covered by donations on the Japanese side. The Rockefeller Foundation further provided the IHJ with business contacts as well as grants to cover program costs.

Famous Donfried’s are not rarity in US foreign policy, Dr. Karen Donfried ran the General Marshal Fund for years, and was central to the intelligence and strategy planning for Europe for years. The “work” continues to this day in the form of thousands of scholarships, grants, direct gifts and investment, and God knows what kind of back room dealings (refer Vladimir Putin quote, no more). It’s behind those doors, in between the US State Department and Wall Street Journal lines, and on the tongues of ten thousand former Fullbright Scholarship recipients now, the professing of “freedom”, democracy’s spread, human rights for all, and another trillion or two in assets for some already too-rich barons.

We all whispered these things as kids, our parents toiled their lives through in full knowing, all humanity’s ills come about the same way. Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Gaza, Afghanistan, Bosnia, anyplace the blood flows cultural and other “policies” are enacted. Let me leave you with a last quote from British author, historian and academic, John Dickie’s book “Inside the Foreign Office”, and from me:

“By far the most influential of all the outside organizations is the Royal Institute of international Affairs. Chatham House, as it is known from its location, was founded in 1920 to bring together people from government, politics, industry, finance, the academic world and the media, from Britain and many other countries, to examine and develop the ideas which shape policy.”

To the budding Fullbright or Rockefeller or Bosch awardees waiting out there, I quiz you this:

“What, you think they gave you all that money because you are smart?”

To be continued….

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.