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US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by bonechamberlain(m): 8:48pm On Apr 06, 2016
Washington is behind the recently released offshore revelations known as the Panama Papers, WikiLeaks has claimed, saying that the attack was
“produced” to target Russia and
President Putin.

On Wednesday, the international whistleblowing organization said on Twitter that the Panama Papers data leak was produced by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), " which targets Russia and [the] former USSR." The " Putin attack " was
funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and American hedge fund billionaire George
Soros, WikiLeaks added, saying that the US government's funding of such an attack is a serious blow to its integrity.

Organizations belonging to Soros have been proclaimed to be " undesirable " in Russia. Last year, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office recognized
Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation as undesirable groups, banning Russian citizens and organizations from participation in any of their projects. Prosecutors then said the activities of the institute and its assistance foundation were a threat to the basis of
Russia’s constitutional order and national security. Earlier this year, the billionaire US investor alleged that Putin is " no ally " to US and EU leaders, and that he aims " to gain considerable economic benefits from dividing Europe."

“ The American government is pursuing a policy of destabilization all over the world, and this [leak] also serves this purpose of destabilization. They are causing a lot of people all over the world and also a lot of
money to find its way into the [new] tax havens in America. The US is preparing for a super big financial crisis, and they want all that money in their own vaults
and not in the vaults of other countries,” German journalist and author Ernst Wolff told RT.

Earlier this week, the head of the
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which worked on the Panama Papers, said that Putin is not the target of the leak, but rather that the
revelations aimed to shed light on murky offshore practices internationally.

" It wasn’t a story about Russia. It was a story about the offshore world ," ICIJ head Gerard Ryle told TASS.
His statement came in stark contrast to international media coverage of the "largest leak in offshore history ."
Although neither Vladimir Putin nor any members of his family are directly mentioned in the papers, many
mainstream media outlets chose the Russian president’s photo when breaking the story.

“ We have innuendo, we have a complete
lack of standards on the part of the western media, and the major mistake made by the leaker was to give these
documents to the corporate media ,” former CIA officer Ray McGovern told RT. “ This would be humorous if it weren’t so serious,” he added.

" The degree of Putinophobia has reached a point where to speak well about Russia, or about some of its actions and successes, is impossible. One needs to
speak [about Russia] in negative terms, the more the better, and when there's nothing to say, you need to make things up," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
has said, commenting on anti-Russian sentiment triggered by the publications. Panama Papers not 'responsible journalism,' should be released in
full.

WikiLeaks spokesman and Icelandic investigative journalist Kristinn Haffranson has called for the leaked data to be put online so that everybody could search through the papers. He said withholding of the documents could hardly be viewed as " responsible
journalism ."

" When they are saying that this is responsible journalism, I totally disagree with the overall tone of that ," the co- founder of the Icelandic Center for
Investigative Journalism told RT's Afshin Rattansi in Going Underground , when asked about his reaction to the ICIJ head saying that the consortium is not WikiLeaks, and is trying to show that journalism can be done responsibly by not releasing the papers in full.
" They should be available to the general public in such a manner so everybody, not just the group of journalists working directly on the data, can search it ,"
Hrafnsson said.

The WikiLeaks spokesman also told RT he's not surprised that there have been no big American names in the leaked 11.5 million documents of the
Panamanian law company.
" It seems to be skewed at least a way from American interest. There's always a possibility that it's not a journalistic bias but simply a bias in the documents
themselves ," Hrafnsson said, adding that Mossack Fonseca " is simply one law firm in Panama servicing and providing tax haven companies mostly out of the
BVI [British Virgin Islands] ."
" It doesn't even give the entire picture ,"
he concluded.



https://www.rt.com/news/338683-wikileaks-usaid-putin-attack/
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by politricks: 8:51pm On Apr 06, 2016
The WikiLeaks spokesman also
told RT he's not surprised that
there have been no big American
names in the leaked 11.5 million
documents of the Panamanian law company.
" It seems to be skewed at least
a way from American interest.
I thought i was the only one thinking along this line. In the whole of america not a single prominent person was named, something is fishy here.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Nobody: 8:54pm On Apr 06, 2016
Actually I don't need a Julian Assange to know that this whole Panama BS was fabricated with half truths to attack Putin. Too NAD they couldn't get anything solid on Putin. The backlash of this whole BS is that Westerners will become more aware of the lies peddled by their media.

Viva LA Putin

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by bonechamberlain(m): 9:14pm On Apr 06, 2016
politricks:
I thought i was the only one thinking along this line. In the whole of america not a single prominent person was named, something is fishy here.
exactly my thoughts, only them know the reason why such paper was released, they have tried all they can to attack Putin and Russia but its all failing day by day, even China has banned the so called panama reports from being viewed in their country as they believe its a conspiracy by the west. www.cnet.com/news/china-government-says-any-media-reportage-of-panama-papers-will-be-dealt-with-severely/

the u.s and its western allies are trying by all means to bring down any powerful opposing force to its (their) world hegemony.

may God save us from desperate evil powers.
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by bonechamberlain(m): 9:22pm On Apr 06, 2016
cc appleyard, nairaminted and co.
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by ValerianSteel(m): 11:30pm On Apr 06, 2016
If the allegations forwarded against Putin are proven to be untrue,then we can start making up theories against the United States,till then,Putin isn't off the books yet.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Missy89(f): 4:13am On Apr 07, 2016
ValerianSteel:
If the allegations forwarded against Putin are proven to be untrue,then we can start making up theories against the United States,till then,Putin isn't off the books yet.

Wikileaks is no longer credible to even make the allegation.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Nobody: 6:47am On Apr 07, 2016
Missy89:


Wikileaks is no longer credible to even make the allegation.


Ofcourse, after it exposed Amerika's evil deeds all over the globe. grin

Common Missy, you're better than this.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Missy89(f): 6:56am On Apr 07, 2016
Zoharariel:


Ofcourse, after it exposed Amerika's evil deeds all over the globe. grin

Common Missy, you're better than this.

Wikileaks was great until it started making regular appearance on Russian state owned television. An organization like that should know better and stay away from politics and just do what they do best (whistle blowing). Besides, there are many connections between Wikileaks and the SVR that raises a lot of eyebrows.

I wont take any wikileaks information with face value. You should be asking them to show irrefutable proof after all they are a whistle blowing agency.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by NairaMinted: 11:13am On Apr 07, 2016
When this story broke with Putin's picture (not surprisingly) splashed all over the headlines, I really didn't really know what to make of it at first since the body that released this cache of information is a Soros backed body of which both the pro-Western and anti-Western ends of the divide were mentioned in the report. The past couple of days though has made me highly skeptical of the sources and goals of the individuals behind this "leak". Exposing some Western leaders perhaps its a classic psyop strategy where an attempt is made to place a veneer of legitimacy on the report by compromising some members of Anglo-Zionist coven grin because upon closer examination of these pro-US leaders 'exposed" in this leak, you realize that any ensuing fallout from this "scandal" doesn't pose any significant damage to the strategic goals of the Hegemon. Will the people of the GCC rise against their despotic rulers cos of a few billions stashed away in tax havens? Will it make any difference in Ukraine where Poroshenko's days are already numbered? Etc? This guilty-by-association is the best, slam dunk evidence that the CIA could come up with hoping that this will make the knowlegeable, discerning and dogged Russian people turn against Putin. Sad really... grin

It will also interest you to know that this latest piece of disinformation is already an exercise in futility. Read the comments on ANY Western news media that still has the cojones to allow a comment section and you couldn't help but laugh that their readers aren't buying any bit of the propaganda that they peddle. Start with the YouTube video The Guardian posted for instance. The zo.mbie herd, folks, is thinning indeed! The remaining few, of which some lurk here on Nairaland....it's is our job people, not to give up on them but gradually steer them in the right path of salvation wink

Further insight below:



http://thesaker.is/uncle-shmuel-points-fingers-aka-panama-papers/

Uncle Shmuel points fingers (aka “Panama Papers”)

The so-called “Panama Papers” which are presented by the world’s corporate media as some kind of super-mega-uber-Wikileaks are simply the latest US strategic PSYOP. Of course, no hard proof of that will ever materialize, but take a look at this pretty good summary of the leak so far:

The source: an anonymous leaker who has made a “no meeting ever” a condition.

The media support: 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than 80 countries

The volume: 2.6 terabytes (million million (1012)) of data or 11.5 million documents including 4,804,618 emails, 3,047,306 database format files, 2,154,264 PDFs, 1,117,026 images, 320,166 text files, and 2,242 files in other formats

and now, the best part,

The people named in these documents:

Current heads of state:
Argentine President Mauricio Macri
Saudi Arabian King Salman
United Arab Emirates President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko

Former heads of state:
Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar
Sudan Ahmed al-Mirghani, former President of Sudan
Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko, former Prime Minister of Ukraine
Moldova Ion Sturza, former Prime Minister of Moldova

Heads of government:
Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson resigned on April 5, 2016
Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland (resigned April 5, 2016)

Former heads of government:
Georgia (country) Bidzina Ivanishvili, former Prime Minister of Georgia
Iraq Ayad Allawi, former Acting Prime Minister of Iraq
Jordan Ali Abu al-Ragheb, former Prime Minister of Jordan
Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, former Prime Minister of Qatar

Other government officials: for full list please see here

Relatives and associates of government officials: for a full list please see here

Here is how the Panama Paper’s website presented the main actors:

[img]http://thesaker.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Selection_187-1024x301.png[/img]
Country leaders
[img]http://thesaker.is/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Selection_188-1024x405.png[/img]
Relatives and Associates of country leaders
Notice something?

Look who is MISSING from this list!

Not a single American citizen, not one. The best I found was “Tina Turner, American-born Swiss singer“. Now maybe US Americans are just angelic and pristinely honest, or maybe they simple don’t want to use the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca. But maybe, just maybe, whoever leaked these documents does not want to be at the receiving end of a lawsuit for violation of the CIA’s prohibition of spying on US nationals.

By the way, the NYT claims that there are 200 US passports mentioned somewhere in the documents. Maybe. But if that is true, they are low-level enough not to be mentioned in the flood or articles about these “Panama Papers” and that, in turn, tells me that the individuals named are either indirectly involved or unable to sue. The NYT had to conclude that “So far, the documents have connected no American politicians or other influential people to Mossack Fonseca“. The NYT even provides a credible (and truthful) explanation of why so few Americans are listed in these papers:

One reason there may be relatively few Americans named in the documents is that it is fairly easy to form shell companies in the United States. James Henry, an economist and senior adviser to the Tax Justice Network, told Fusion that Americans “really don’t need to go to Panama.” “Basically, we have an onshore haven industry in the U.S. that is as secretive as anywhere,” he said.
More about that later.


Right now let’s the a look at the rest of the list. What is striking is that it contains a few more or less irrelevant names, at least form the point of view of the AngloZionist world policy, a few ex-leaders and minor politicians, again – from the point of view of the AngloZionist Empire, a few “disobedient leaders” which the Empire is only too happy to compromise, and only wholly indirect references to big leaders like Putin or Xi Jinping. Even worse, the category “Relatives and Associates” is a clear case of guilt by association. But that did not stop the Ziomedia from presenting it like this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xUOF-d9Ig

So now we know how Putin hid a billion dollars. Or do we? Where is the evidence that Putin hid anything at all? Nowhere. But who cares about any such niceties as the presumption of evidence or even fair reporting?! 2016 will be an election year, and the Russian 5th column needs all the help it can get. And Uncle Shmuel is only happy to provide it, of course.

To use a KGB expression the CIA’s “ears are clearly sticking out” in this strategic PSYOP who point is very obvious: to jump on the Wikileaks bandwagon and create a little “imperial wikileaks” in the hope to be taken as seriously as the real thing.

It is hard to say who exactly in the USA is behind that. As far as I know the Pentagon’s strategy PSYOP are normally directed at military conflict areas. A good guess might that this could be the work of the Political Action Group (PAG) division inside the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO). But my gut feeling tells me that there is a special and still secret agency in the US government in charge of large-scale “covert propaganda” operations. But, at the end of the day, this really does not matter: the US government’s fingerprints are all over these pseudo-leaks and that is what matters.

Some might wonder if those documents are true and, if yes, how the CIA, or some OGA, could have come across these very “sensitive” files? Simple.

For many years already the US government has been using its influence to get all the main financial centers of the world under its control. Some countries, such as Switzerland, have simply bullied in giving up their traditionally secretive banking practices, while banks were infiltrated by US agents and spies. The grand plan is simple: to take control of all the money flow worldwide. You want to bank “safe”? You better do it in the USA or else…

Now look at the James Henry quote reported by the NYT above: “we have an onshore haven industry in the U.S. that is as secretive as anywhere”. Get that? What this means is this: “If you want to hide money, that’s fine with us, but only as long as you hide it with us“. It’s that simple. And, of course, if you want your money safe, you better not disobey Uncle Shmuel because he can take it anytime he wants. Elegant, simple, effective. Beautiful, really.

The truth is that while the US intelligence community is rather incompetent, especially in HUMINT, the US control of the financial movements worldwide is nothing short of superb, especially in region of the world already controlled by the USA (such as Panama) or with banks with a long history of corruption and shady activities (Deutsche Bank, HSBC).

The other surefire sign pointing at a US role is a fundamental cultural misrepresentation. While people living in the West might think that Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping might want to “hide billions abroad” the truth is that the very notion that these leaders might “need money” in a traditional sense of the word is absurd. Why? Simple:

First, they both know that any money kept in US-controlled jurisdictions is extremely unsafe for them. Not only can it be seized, it can also make them the target of blackmail. Does anybody seriously believe that an ex-KGB lieutenant-colonel like Putin would not understand that?

Second, money is power and power is money. That means that when you have a lot of power, you also have a lot of money or, more accurately, you don’t need money. The truth is that with the power Xi or Putin have, they don’t need to use any paper or electronic money at all, their power is way above any dollar denominated price tag.

Third, neither Putin nor Xi are clueless, ignorant 3rd world leader à la Bokassa or Idi Amin. They have the full use of advanced intelligence services which would immediately tell them that the “regular” offshoring is just a trap which will, sooner or later, ensnare you. In fact, Putin specifically warned Russian businessmen against using such services – does anybody believe that he warns them and then does exactly what he warned against?

Now, let us assume the worst: Putin and Xi are corrupt to the bone they want to keep their money in the West. Why in the world would they do that through some well-known and easily tracked “friends of the family” when they could use the services of their national intelligence agencies or, just to make the tale even more sexy, to use the contact Russian and Chinese security services (really) do have with the Russian Mafia and the Chinese Triads? The truth is that both of these men could very easily and safely use such contacts (neither the Russian nor the Chinese Mafia would *ever* pass the opportunity to be of use to the Top Leader) to hide any amount of money. This being said, rather than using such exotic “spy novel” schemes, a much simpler option for them would be to simply take control of a highly profitable company or resource *inside* Russia/China. If you were a putatively totally corrupt Putin or Xi, would you rather keep your money in a US controlled jurisdiction or simply take control of, say, a nickel or molybdenum mining corporation?

In many cases, these documents probably *do* reveal real corruption, especially in the upper-middle level of government. That is typically were corruption would happen and the folks on that level really might want to hide some money abroad for the “rainy day”, especially if they risk lose power and if losing power means the immediate need to emigrate.

So what we have here is a typical mix or true and false information, carefully tailored to embarrass mostly irrelevant or anti-US leaders, with a few not so subtle hints are Putin and Xi with the (misguided) hope to weaken them on their internal front. I would rate this entire effort as rather clumsy and it if it was not for unconditional and uncritical support of “400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than 80 countries” so would many others.

The Saker


Even more insight:

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/04/corporate-media-gatekeepers-protect-western-1-from-panama-leak/

“The Suddeutsche Zeitung, which received the leak, gives a detailed explanation of the methodology the corporate media used to search the files. The main search they have done is for names associated with breaking UN sanctions regimes. The Guardian reports this too and helpfully lists those countries as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Russia and Syria. The filtering of this Mossack Fonseca information by the corporate media follows a direct western governmental agenda. There is no mention at all of use of Mossack Fonseca by massive western corporations or western billionaires – the main customers. And the Guardian is quick to reassure that “much of the leaked material will remain private.”

What do you expect? The leak is being managed by the grandly but laughably named “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”, which is funded and organised entirely by the USA’s Center for Public Integrity. Their funders include

Ford Foundation
Carnegie Endowment
Rockefeller Family Fund
W K Kellogg Foundation
Open Society Foundation (Soros)

among many others. Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished.

Expect hits at Russia, Iran and Syria and some tiny “balancing” western country like Iceland. A superannuated UK peer or two will be sacrificed – someone already with dementia.”

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by SIRTee15: 12:02am On Apr 09, 2016
^^^^^^^^^^^

You mean someone like David Cameroon. undecided
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by bonechamberlain(m): 3:33am On Apr 09, 2016
some people say wikileaks aren't credible, grin .. but they would believe everything on CNN and BBC. wikileaks isn't credible yet america and the Swedish govt want him (assange) by all means using a baseless rape charge against him, after he exposed their evil deeds they suddenly remembered he raped someone.

the problem of this world is the west and their unrelenting, spontaneous and inhuman capitalist tendencies.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by NairaMinted: 8:43pm On Apr 09, 2016
Like I said, the Russian people are sophisticated - more so than their gullible American counterparts


BBC CONFOUNDED - SEE WHAT RUSSIANS THINK OF THE PANAMA AS THE BBC TELLS IT

This story just keeps on giving.

This piece in the BBC's website is just totally hilarious. It shows by the way what happens to a Western journalist the moment he or she ventures out of the liberal bubble in Moscow where most of them live.

By the way the article refutes claims in the British media that the allegations against Putin are being concealed from ordinary Russians. Here we see working class Russians in Elektrostal fully informed about them.

By the way they also show something else - which is the high level of political sophistication amongst people in Russia today. Back in the 1980s during Perestroika Russians had no experience of the Western media and were easily manipulated into believing that what it was saying was true. No more.

Lastly, the article shows something else which rings true to me but which many Britons - brought up with a different stereotype of Russians - might find surprising: this is their friendliness and warmth towards a stranger - even one who comes from a country they consider hostile.

Altogether a marvellous read not least for the unmistakeable quality of bafflement on the part of the journalist who wrote it."


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35981663
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Appleyard(m): 5:30pm On Apr 11, 2016
politricks:
I thought i was the only one thinking along this line. In the whole of america not a single prominent person was named, something is fishy here.
My brother, all i can do is laugh in swahili. grin
Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by Stalwert: 7:33pm On Apr 11, 2016
The issue is not whether the us is after Putin or not . The issue is are the allegations trur or not? ICIJ still have many more papers to release Putin is running a criminal govt that is designed to enrich a few while leaving the rest to drink vodka. Putin is reaping what he sowed he falsely accused the Turkish president of dealing isis oil some weeks later he would be accused of murder now he being called a scallywag who steals from his country. When lies become the only truth he knows then truth becomes the lies he fear.

This doesn't remove from the fact that ICIJ is playing an innocuous game by realising what it feels like and seemingly more stuff on the rest of the world than the west.

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Re: US Government, Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin – Wikileaks by bonechamberlain(m): 12:23pm On Apr 26, 2016
American would bring itself down with all these putinphobia propaganda.

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