Veil Of Politics
Revealing the evil deceptive ploys and tactics of George Soros, progressive liberals, Marxists, Communists, Socialists, et. al. all to create a One World Government of unrepresentative control, in the same manner Radical Islam wants to create a caliphate.
Be sure to see the George Soros accomplices and their supporting tactics:
1. The Progressive Liberal Agenda
2. The Progressive Politically Correct Dictionary of clever terms of contradiction used to dupe the unsuspecting “We the sheeple” into relinquishing the freedom and “Rights” of “We the People.”
3. GEORGE SOROS-FUNDED COMMUNIST ORGANIZATIONS
Report: Soros spent millions to ‘undermine’ judiciary Campaign sought ‘commissions’ that avoided public input on candidates for judgeships By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily – Radical progressive billionaire George Soros has spent some $45 million in recent years on efforts to take away power from voters to select judges, a new report released today by the American Justice Partnership reveals. The report by attorney Colleen Pero was introduced at an event held by the Heritage Foundation. It identified $45 million spent by Soros, who funds a large range of left-wing action groups, to “remake the judiciary and fundamentally change the way judges are selected in the United States.” “This movement to end citizen participation in state judicial elections has been moving swiftly and silently, below the radar of the citizens who would be impacted by Mr. Soros’ millions,” said Pero in a statement about her report, “and it was time to bring this effort to the public’s attention.”
Billionaire Soros Donates $100 Million to Anti-Family, Anti-Faith GroupBillionaire liberal activist George Soros announced today that he plans to donate $100 million to Human Rights Watch (HRW) — a “non-partisan, watch dog” organization that purports to alert the United Nations on human rights abuses.
Liberals Form Tea Party Tracking Website, Plan 10/2 Rally at National Mall, UPDATE: George Soros Fingerprints Soros and the foundation left have launched a website designed to go after the growing Tea Party movement. Teapartytracker.org will post video interviews and blog entries gathered by folks on the false left who never grow weary of demonstrating their outrage over the very idea of a grassroots political effort overthrowing establishment Democrats and Republicans in the district of corporate criminals. Teapartytracker.org will be sponsored by the NAACP, Think Progress, New Left Media and Media Matters for America. Think Progress is a George Soros operation connected to John Podesta’s Center for American Progress. Podesta is Clinton’s former chief of staff. Media Matters for America is the brainchild of a MoveOn consultant and Podesta’s Center for American Progress. Soros is a major supporter of MoveOn.
Soroswood: The Intersection of Politics and Hollywood Propaganda, Part 1 & Soroswood: The Intersection of Politics and Hollywood Propaganda, Part 2 – An important expose of George Soros, in two parts. In case you didn’t know, Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding was held at the estate of Soros’ daughter. This series shows how Soros took over Hollywood in the early 90s and undermined the conservative Democrats in a series of moves that included helping to get the McCain-Feingold bill passed to limit campaign funds (e.g., free speech).
A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization with close ties to the White House has urged the Federal Communications Commission to investigate talk radio and cable news for “hate speech.” The organization, calling itself Free Press, claims media companies are engaging in “hate speech” because a disproportionate number of radio and cable-news networks are owned by non-minorities.
Soros-funded group urges media run by government Marxist-led study has close ties to Obama White House officials
Soros manipulates euro – is U.S. dollar next? Jerome Corsi suspects left-wing billionaire George Soros is trying to manipulate the euro as part of his goal of establishing a one-world currency and a one-world government.
George Soros-funded left-wing propaganda attack group targeting MassResistance in attempt to defend ‘safe schools’ czar Kevin Jennings.
A major left-wing propaganda attack group funded by billionaire George Soros has begun aggressively targeting MassResistance because of our exposure of Kevin Jennings, Obama’s “safe-schools” czar and his activities pushing homosexuality on schoolchildren.
Media Matters is headed by David Brock, an ex-conservative writer (and “out” homosexual) who now professes his hatred for conservatism and conservatives. Media Matters has a large staff and millions of dollars per year in funding.
The group’s purported mission is to be a “rapid-response” site that “informs” the mainstream media on bias. But more precisely, Media Matters’ true mission is to viciously discredit any non-liberal discourse with a flood of distortions, rumors, and outright lies. Their targets have ranged from Fox News to conservative news reporters and radio commentators.
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George Soros launches a $50 million effort to purge economics of its free-market zeal. Michael Hirsh October 27, 2009
Soros: Republic Enemy #1 Jim O’Neill – ï¿½The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.ï¿½ –George Soros
ï¿½George Soros is an evil man. Heï¿½s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and anti-good.ï¿½ —Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
…What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopathï¿½s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be a world class philosopher, despises capitalism, and just loves social engineering.
Gygy Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary. Sorosï¿½ father, Tivadar, was a fervent practitioner of Esperantoï¿½a language invented in 1887, and designed to be the first global language, free of any national identity.
…In 1956 Soros moved to New York City, where he worked on Wall Street, and started amassing his fortune. He specialized in hedge funds and currency speculation.
Soros is absolutely ruthless, amoral, and clever in his business dealings, and quickly made his fortune. By the 1980s he was well on his way to becoming the global powerhouse that he is today.
In an article Kyle-Anne Shiver wrote for ï¿½ The American Thinkerï¿½ she says, ï¿½Soros made his first billion in 1992 by shorting the British pound with leveraged billions in financial bets, and became known as the man who broke the Bank of England. He broke it on the backs of hard-working British citizens who immediately saw their homes severely devalued and their life savings cut drasticallyï¿½almost overnight.ï¿½
…Back to America. Soros has been actively working to destroy America from the inside out for some years now. People have been warning us. Two years ago Bill Oï¿½Reilly said on ï¿½The Oï¿½Reilly Factorï¿½ that ï¿½Soros [is] an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerousï¿½.ï¿½ (Source) In 1997 Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote, ï¿½Soros uses his philanthropy to changeï¿½or more accurately deconstructï¿½the moral values and attitudes of the Western world, and particularly of the American people.
His ï¿½open societyï¿½ is not about freedom; it is about license. His vision rejects the notion of ordered liberty, in favor of an ideology of rights and entitlements.ï¿½ Perhaps the most important of these ï¿½whistle blowersï¿½ are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book ï¿½The Shadow Partyï¿½ outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel.
Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. I donï¿½t have time to do the subject justice in this article, but FrontPageï¿½s Jamie Glazov has an excellent interview with Richard Poe, which will fill you in on many of the facts. The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became the Obama Administration.
…When the Democrats and Republicans held their conventions in 2000, Soros held Shadow Party conventions in the same cities, at the same time. Republican Senator John McCain was the keynote speaker at the ï¿½Soros Conventionï¿½ (so labelled by the late Robert Novak) in Philadelphia. Soros has dirtied both sides of the aisle, trust me. And if that werenï¿½t bad enough, he has long held connections with the CIA.
…Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go toDiscoverTheNetworks.org. Poe continues, ï¿½Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.ï¿½
The George Soros Network – Discover The Networks.org – George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $7.2 billion. His management company controls billions more in investor assets. Since 1979, his foundation network — whose flagship is the Open Society Institute (OSI) — has dispensed an estimated $5 billion to a multitude of organizations whose objectives are consistent with those of Soros. According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the 2006 book The Shadow Party: “The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is … George Soros. He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party, bringing it under his personal control. The Shadow Party is the instrument through which he exerts that control. … It works by siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros. He then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit.
George Soros Funding New Liberal Advocacy Group (2/10/2008) Billionaire financier George Soros is contributing $2.5 million to a new political organization that promotes Democratic causes in the 2008 elections. A year-end campaign report filed with the IRS and uncovered by The New York Times confirmed an earlier Newsmax report disclosing that the group, Fund for America, was organized by Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, and Anna Burger of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU matched Sorosï¿½ contribution. Newsmax reported in November that the liberal activists had joined forces to form the so-called 527 group ï¿½ named for a section of the tax code that allows such an organization to attempt to influence elections as long as it discloses donors and expenses. Fund for America is expected to air television ads and take other political action designed to help Democrats win the White House and retain control of Congress, Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times reported. The organization will also focus on direct mail and door-to-door canvassing.
There Goes the Neighborhood The heartland is poised to get some religious heartburn, courtesy of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and mega-donor George Soros. The organization best known for suing its way to Christian suppression has its eyes on some prime conservative real estate in its $335 million local expansion. Knowing that the biggest battles may soon be fought on the smallest scales, these agents of social injustice plan to “build a civil liberties infrastructure in the middle of the country,” bringing with it a radical agenda of homosexual rights, unlimited abortion, the extinction of the traditional family, and secularism. Hoping to add new offices in the battleground states of Michigan, Texas, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, and Tennessee, the ACLU has already raised the majority of the funding needed to accomplish its national campaign. With overflowing bank accounts, taxpayer dollars from attorney fees in Establishment Clause cases, and offices in key red states, the ACLU will be a formidable force. The organization’s executive director, Anthony Romero, wasn’t coy about the far Left’s intent. “If Republicans lose control of Congress and the White House, we can be sure the religious right will be much more active on the state level–our work will be critical there.” By “our work,” Romero must have been referring to the ACLU’s efforts to persecute Christians and bully Americans into abandoning their moral beliefs. Now that Soros aims on bringing legal intimidation to our backyards, it is vital that we respond by stepping up our efforts.
George Soros “Progressive Media USA” connections.
American Axis of Evil – Friday , April 11, 2008 By Bill O’Reilly – That is the subject of this evening’s “Talking Points Memo.” According to some excellent reporting by Politico.com, a rather frightening meeting took place here in New York City two nights ago. Billionaire far-left zealot George Soros had a dinner in his Manhattan home that included Clinton confidante Paul Begala and the vicious character assassin David Brock, who runs Media Matters. Apparently, these three are starting an organization called Progressive Media USA. Now as we reported last week, a number of organizations are set up to attack John McCain, including this new Progressive Media deal. As much as $350 million could be spent vilifying McCain. I believe this is evil. There are two ironies here. First, the Swift Boat deal back in 2004 where some conservatives hammered John Kerry is the model for the Soros smear machine. And second, if not for the McCain-Feingold law, which led to the creation of these vile MoveOn type organizations, McCain might not have to deal with this garbage. Memo to everybody: Be careful what you wish for. As I wrote extensively in my book “Culture Warrior,” George Soros wants to buy America, and he is close. Years ago, Soros helped create MoveOn, and now it is a major fundraiser for Barack Obama. Hired character assassin Brock makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Who pays his salary? We’ll look at this flow chart. Soros distributed big money to a variety of far-left outfits. And then the cash, some of it anyway, flows into Brock’s organization Media Matters. Things are set up this way so Soros can say he does not directly fund the vicious media site. Same thing with the new Progressive Media USA outfit. Because it’s a 501(c)(4) for non-profit group, donors can be kept secret. Thus, Soros can spend as much cash as he wants to smear McCain, and nobody will know about it. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ultra dangerous. Most Americans have no idea who Soros or Brock are. They will only know what they see on TV, smear stuff against McCain. And the pipeline extends directly to NBC News, which will publicize every piece of slime Brock can create. Only one word describes this: despicable. Barack Obama and John McCain have both said they don’t want a dirty campaign, but they can do nothing to stop Soros. He has the power here. It’d be nice if Senators Obama and McCain denounce Soros and Brock, but I’m not counting on that. Also, Politico and others are reporting that Obama has an association with two former far-left radicals, William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn. They are members of the Weather Underground, a violent 1960s protest group. They now teach college in Chicago, and apparently the senator has socialized with them. So all in all, the radical left is playing a role in the next presidential election. And we will keep a close eye on this situation for you. And that’s “The Memo.”
George Soros and the “Mainstream Media” connections.
The O’Reilly Factor – FOXnews “The Factor has been investigating far-left billionaire George Soros, a man who wants to impose a radical left agenda on America. Soros has set up a complicated political operation designed to do two things – buy influence among some liberal politicians and smear people with whom he disagrees. Most of Soros’ political money flows through his ‘Open Society Institute,’ which has given nearly $20 million to the ‘Tides Foundation.’ Tides, in turn, has donated millions to the vile propaganda outfit ‘Media Matters,’ which specializes in distorting comments made by politicians, pundits and media people. ‘Media Matters’ directly feeds its propaganda to some mainstream media people, including elements at NBC News, columnists Frank Rich and Paul Krugman at the New York Times, columnist Jonathan Alter at Newsweek, and Bill Moyers at PBS. The goal of Soros and other radical financiers is to buy a presidential election. In the past, big business has been accused of doing just that. Now it is the likes of George Soros, an extremist who wants open borders, a one-world foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia, and on and on. This is off-the-chart dangerous, but completely legal under the McCain-Feingold Act. In the weeks to come we’ll have more on Soros and his operations, including naming more of the mainstream media who are actively helping him.”
OReilly: Media Matters and Soros Funding (NewsMax.com) The war of words between Fox Newsï¿½ Bill Oï¿½Reilly and the left-wing Web site Media Matters for America has heated up, with Oï¿½Reilly accusing the site of lying about funding from Bush-bashing financier George Soros. On April 24, Oï¿½Reilly told viewers of ï¿½The Oï¿½Reilly Factorï¿½ that Soros and several other wealthy radicals were helping to fund Media Matters ï¿½ which says it is dedicated to ï¿½correcting conservative misinformationï¿½ in the U.S. media ï¿½ by donating money to a foundation that in turn contributed to the Web site. Media Matters countered that while Sorosï¿½ Open Society Institute (OSI) did contribute to the foundation, the Tides foundation, and Tides gave Media Matters more than $1 million in 2005, the OSI funds were specifically earmarked for two other beneficiaries. ï¿½Soros has never given money to Media Matters, either directly or through another organization,ï¿½ the Web site stated. On April 26, Oï¿½Reilly responded. ï¿½The vile Media Matters outfit is denying receiving funding from any of George Sorosï¿½ outfits,ï¿½ he told viewers. ï¿½Well, that is a total lie. As we laid out for you, the smear Web site received more than a million dollars from the Tides Foundation alone in 2005, and just by coincidence, Sorosï¿½ Open Society Institute donated more than a million dollars to Tides in 2005. Figure it out.ï¿½ Media Matters has featured a number of articles critical of Oï¿½Reilly on its Web site.
A Sight for ‘Soros’ Eyes (Family Research Council Washington Update February 5, 2007)
The same man who said he “chose America as his home because he values freedom and democracy” has likened our country to Nazi Germany. George Soros, the financial backbone of radical liberals like Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), told reporters this weekend that “America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany. We have to go through a certain deNazification process.” Despite the fact that these comments were made to the press corps, the media has largely ignored them. Only the New Republic fires back, condemning Soros for comparing President Bush to Hilter. “Characterizing the U.S. under Bush as Nazi…casts a shadow over U.S. politics.” Soros has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).), but has also said he could support Hillary Clinton (D-NY). New Republicboard member Martin Peretz ends his account of what he calls “The Madness of King George” with tough question for these two presidential candidates. “How,” Peretz writes, “without any explanation or apology from [Soros], will you take this man’s money?”Additional Resources Tyran-a-Soros
The madness of King George – Jacob Laksin – If putting one’s foot in one’s mouth were a lucrative enterprise, George Soros would be worth far more than his current $8.5 billion. While bashing the Iraq war for the benefit of reporters at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Hungarian-born Soros, a Holocaust survivor, unburdened himself of the view that the Nazis were once more in charge. Only now they were running the United States. “America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany,” Soros explained. “We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process.” Lest there be doubts that Soros was actually likening his adoptive country to the Third Reich and the Bush administration to the Nazi nomenklatura, a Soros spokesman, Michael Vachon, moved quickly to dispel them. “There is nothing unpatriotic about demanding accountability from the president,” he said of Soros’s appeal for de-Nazification . . . [Click for more]
Did you know?
George Soros help pay for Lynne Stewart’s defense? According to FoxNews – The O’Reilly Factor (Oct. 16, 2006), Soros gave $20,000 to the lawyer of Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahmed, the convicted plotter of the 1991 WTC bombing. Lynne Stewart was subsequently convicted on terror charges for taking a message from Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahmed to his terror group which encouraged them to proceed to commit other terrorist attacks.
George Soros Quotes
“The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat.” February 1997
“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.” June 2006
“The separation of church and state, the bedrock of our democracy, is clearly undermined by having a born-again President.” October 18, 2004
Hillary Clinton, on June 3, 2004 said: “I have known George Soros for a long time now… We need people like George Soros, who is fearless, and willing to step up when it counts.”
David Horowitz and Richard Poe address the radical agenda of George Soros and secular liberals in their book The Shadow Party
George Soros is Pure Evil By Michael Illions – Any success on the part of the Democrats in the upcoming election can be traced to one man. The DNC, John Kerry and the Presidency of the United States itself will be beholden to this man. If you connect the dots and fill in the blanks, if you follow the cash and the funding of the major Liberal 527 groups, you come to George Soros. Soros, the Hungarian born billionaire, was responsible for the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 and was dubbed the “man who broke the bank of England” in 1992. Further controversial business deals, it was ruled in 2002 that Soros was involved in insider trading during a French bank takeover bid in 1988. While admitting no wrongdoing, Soros was fined $2,000,000 for his part.
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George Sorosï¿½ Social Agenda for America: Drug Legalization, Euthanasia, Immigrant Entitlements and Feminism by Neil Hrab
Summary: The February issue of Foundation Watch examined the philanthropy of the billionaire financier George Soros. It found that Soros-funded groups supported increased government spending and tax increases, and opposed the death penalty and President Bushï¿½s judicial nominees. In this article author Neil Hrab looks at Soros grants in four other policy areas: drug legalization, euthanasia, immigrant entitlements, and feminist organizing. View the full version in PDF Format
George Soros was born on August 12, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary. His
father, Teodoro Schwartz, was a successful attorney and an Orthodox Jew
who, in 1936, changed the family surname from Schwartz to Soros in order
to enable his family to conceal its Jewish identity and thus to survive
the Nazi Holocaust. When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, Soros’
father decided to split up his family, so as to minimize the chance that
all its members would be killed together. He purchased forged papers
for each of them, and then bribed a government official to claim George
as his Christian godson and to let the boy live with him. “While
hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being transported to death
the Sweetness and Light website, “George Soros accompanied his phony
godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.”
(Many years later — in December 1998 — a CBS interviewer would ask
Soros whether he had ever felt any guilt about those circumstances.
“[T]here was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well,
actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets — that if I
weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would
— would — would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the — whether I
was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken
away. So the — I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no
sense of guilt.”)
In 1947 Soros’ family relocated from Hungary to England. Five years
later, George graduated from the London School of
Economics. He subsequently worked for a London stockbroker.
In 1956 Soros, with meager personal assets, emigrated to the
United States. He would go on to become one of the world’s leading hedge
fund investors and currency traders. In 1969 he started his enormously
successful Quantum Fund, which, over the ensuing three decades, yielded
its long-term investors a four thousand-fold gain on their initial 1969
In a $10 billion 1992 deal whose success was contingent upon the
devaluation of the British Pound, Soros earned himself a $1 billion
profit and the title, “the man who broke the Bank of England.” To date,
he has amassed a personal fortune exceeding $7 billion. In addition, his
management company controls billions of dollars more in investor
In 1979 Soros established the Open Society Institute (OSI), which serves as the flagship of a network of Soros foundations that donate tens of millions of dollars each year to a wide array of individuals and organizations that share the founder’s agendas. Those agendas can be summarized as follows:
To view a list of many of the more important Soros donees that support the foregoing agendas, click here.
Moreover, there are numerous “secondary” or “indirect” affiliates of the
Soros network. These include organizations which do not receive direct
funding from Soros and OSI, but which are funded by one or more
organizations that do. These secondary affiliates also include groups
that work collaboratively or synergistically with Soros-funded
entities. To view a list of some of these organizations, click here.
All told, Soros’ foundation network made an estimated $5 billion worth of grants between 1979 and 2007.
In 1996 Soros launched the Soros Documentary Fund with a mission to
“spur awareness, action and social change.” Over the ensuing decade,
this Fund would help finance the production of several hundred
documentaries. In 2001, the Fund’s leadership was turned over to Robert
Redford’s Sundance Institute with a continuing mission: “to support the
production of documentaries on social justice, human rights, civil
liberties, and freedom of expression issues around the world.”
According to journalist Rondi Adamson, most of the documentaries that that the Fund supports “are highly critical of some aspect of American life,
capitalism or Western culture,” and generally share Soros’ worldview
that “America is a troubling if not sinister influence in the world,
that the War on Terror is a fraud and terrorists are misunderstood
freedom fighters, and that markets are fundamentally unjust.” Films
which have been produced with the aid of Soros’ funding include Soldiers of Conscience (2007), An American Soldier (2008), and My Baghdad Family (in production as of late 2008).
In 1998 Soros was a signatory to a public letter addressed to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan,
declaring that “the global war on drugs is now causing more harm than
drug abuse itself.” The letter blamed the war on drugs for impeding such
public health efforts as stemming the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and
other infectious diseases, as well as human rights violations and the
perpetration of environmental assaults. Other notable signers included Peter Lewis, Tammy Baldwin, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Morton H. Halperin, Kweisi Mfume, and Cornel West.
In 2000, Soros was a signatory to a letter titled “Appeal for Responsible Security” that appeared in the New York Times. “We
call upon the United States government,” said the letter, “to commit
itself unequivocally to negotiate the worldwide reduction and
elimination of nuclear weapons, in a series of well-defined stages
accompanied by increasing verification and control.” Other
signers included Jimmy Carter, Martin Sheen, Marian Wright Edelman, John Sweeney, and Ted Turner.
Also in 2000, Soros signed a letter addressed to President Bill Clinton,
asking him to place a moratorium on federal death penalty executions.
The letter maintained that the “death penalty system” was “distorted by
bias and arbitrariness.” Other signatories included Mary Frances Berry, Julian Bond, Wade Henderson, Jesse Jackson, Norman Lear, Jim Wallis, Robert Reich, and Barbra Streisand.
During the 2000 presidential election season, Soros first experimented with the idea of raising campaign funds through “Section 527” groups. Such
organizations are used for raising “soft money” which is not
intended for “express advocacy” of any particular candidate, but rather
for “voter education,” “issue-oriented” political advertising, and other
such nebulous enterprises. As such, there are no limits on how much
money they may receive from any given donor. In practice, however, 527s
can exert — through public statements, press releases, media citations,
research reports, and direct action campaigns — immense influence on
the political views and voting decisions of the American public.
Soros assembled a team of wealthy Democrat donors to help him push two
of his pet issues — gun control and marijuana legalization — by
funneling large amounts of cash to some 527s that were committed to
those particular objectives. The financial contributions that Soros and
his fellow donors made to these 527s greatly exceeded the sums which
campaign finance laws would have permitted them to give to any political
candidate, political party, or Political Action Committee (PAC). By
funding the 527s, Soros et al were helping them promote messages and
worldviews that were consistent with those of leftist politicos; as
such, the funders were indirectly but quite substantially helping
candidates of the left. In a sense, Soros and his fellow donors
effectively laundered their political contributions through Section 527
groups, which were dubbed “stealth PACs” by the media of that time.
Having experienced this success in 2000, Soros moved to exploit the
power of 527s on a much larger scale during the 2004 election cycle.
Toward that end, he was a key force in the creation of the so-called “Shadow Party”
in 2003. This term refers to a nationwide network of unions, non-profit
activist groups, and think tanks whose agendas are ideologically to the
left, and which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. This
network’s activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives,
political advertising, opposition research, and media manipulation.
According to Richard Poe, co-author (with David Horowitz) of the book The Shadow Party:
“The Shadow Party is the real power driving the Democrat machine. It is
a network of radicals dedicated to transforming our constitutional
republic into a socialist hive. The leader of these radicals is …
George Soros. He has essentially privatized the Democratic Party,
bringing it under his personal control. The Shadow Party is the
instrument through which he exerts that control…. It works by
siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions
that would have gone to the Democratic Party in normal times, and
putting those contributions at the personal disposal of Mr. Soros. He
then uses that money to buy influence and loyalty where he sees fit. In
2003, Soros set up a network of privately-owned groups which acts as a
shadow or mirror image of the Party. It performs all the functions we
would normally expect the real Democratic Party to perform, such as
shaping the Party platform, fielding candidates, running campaigns, and
so forth. However, it performs these functions under the private
supervision of Mr. Soros and his associates. The Shadow Party derives
its power from its ability to raise huge sums of money. By controlling
the Democrat purse strings, the Shadow Party can make or break any
Democrat candidate by deciding whether or not to fund him. During the
2004 election cycle, the Shadow Party raised more than $300 million for
Democrat candidates, prompting one of its operatives, MoveOn PAC
director Eli Pariser, to declare, ‘Now it’s our party. We bought it, we own it.…'”
In a November 11, 2003 interview with Laura Blumenfeld of the Washington Post,
Soros described how he had jump-started the Shadow Party during the
summer of 2002 by summoning a team of political strategists, activists,
and Democrat donors to his Southampton beach house in Long Island. The
attendees included: Morton H. Halperin (Director of Soros’ Open Society Institute); John Podesta (Democrat strategist and former Bill Clinton chief
of staff); Jeremy Rosner (Democrat strategist and pollster, and
ex-foreign policy speechwriter for Bill Clinton); Robert Boorstin
(Democrat strategist and pollster); Carl Pope (America Coming Together co-founder, Democrat strategist, and Sierra Club Executive Director); Steve Rosenthal (Labor leader, CEO of America Coming Together, and former advisor to Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich); Peter Lewis (major Democrat donor and insurance entrepreneur); Rob Glaser (major Democrat donor and Silicon Valley pioneer); Ellen Malcolm (co-founder and President of America Coming Together and founder of Emily’s List); Rob McKay (major Democrat donor); and Lewis and Dorothy Cullman (major Democrat donors).
At that meeting, Soros laid out his plan to unseat incumbent President George W. Bush.
Profoundly contemptuous of Bush, Soros blamed the President not only for
many of the ills that plagued the United States, but for a host of
problems afflicting other nations as well. Speaking at a conference of
the Jewish Funders Network in November 2003, for example, Soros said:
“There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the
Bush administration and the [Israeli prime minister Ariel] Sharon
administration contribute to that…. I’m critical of those policies….
If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish.”
Asserting that America needed “a regime change” to oust Bush, Soros
declared that derailing the President’s reelection bid in 2004 “is the
central focus of my life … a matter of life and death.” “America under
Bush,” he said, “is a danger to the world, and I’m willing to put my
money where my mouth is.”
Soros had previously experienced considerable success in effecting “regime change” elsewhere
in the world. For instance, he helped fund the 1989 “Velvet Revolution”
that brought Vaclav Havel to power in the Czech Republic. And by his
own admission, he helped engineer coups in Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia,
When Soros targets a country for “regime change,” he begins by creating a
shadow government — a fully formed government-in-exile, ready to
assume power when the opportunity arises. The Shadow Party he has built
in America greatly resembles those he has created in other countries
prior to instigating a coup.
Claiming that “the Republican party has been captured by a bunch of
extremists,” Soros accused the Bush administration of following a
“supremacist ideology” in whose rhetoric he claimed to hear echoes from
his childhood in occupied Hungary. “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either
with us or against us,'” Soros explained, “it reminds me of the
Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (The enemy is listening). My experiences under Nazi and Soviet rule have sensitized me.”
Soros likened Republicans
generally, and the Bush administration in particular, to “the Nazi and
communist regimes” in the sense that they are “all engaged in the
politics of fear.” “Indeed,” he wrote in
2006, “the Bush administration has been able to improve on the
techniques used by the Nazi and Communist propaganda machines by drawing
on the innovations of the advertising and marketing industries.” Soros
would elaborate on this theme at the January 2007 World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland, where he told reporters: “America needs to … go through a certain de-Nazification process.”
In 2004 Soros spent some $26 million of his own money in an effort to drive Bush from office. That sum included a $5 million donation to MoveOn.org, a $10 million grant to a Democratic Party 2004 get-out-the-vote initiative called America Coming Together, and $3 million to the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think-tank headed by former Clinton chief-of-staff John Podesta.
(Soros himself was instrumental in establishing CAP in 2003 as “a
nonpartisan research and educational institute” aimed at “developing a
long-term vision of a progressive America.”)
Though Soros and his Shadow Party failed to bring about “regime change”
in 2004, the vast network of interrelated Shadow Party groups would
prove to be key players in the 2006 midterm elections that saw Democrats
seize control of Congress. Of particular significance was Democracy Alliance, a non-tax-exempt nonprofit entity registered in the District of Columbia, which Soros had founded in 2005, and whose long-term objective was to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups.
In 2008, Soros’ Shadow Party was again a major force in the movement
that not only expanded the Democratic Party’s congressional
majorities, but also delivered the presidency to Barack Obama.
Soros’ ties to Obama date back to 2004, when the multi-billionaire
hosted a fundraiser for Obama during the latter’s 2004 campaign for the
U.S. Senate. In December of 2006, as Obama contemplated making a run for
the presidency in 2008, Soros met in his New York office with the
Illinois senator. Then, on January 16, 2007, Obama announced the
creation of a presidential exploratory committee. Within hours, Soros
sent the senator a contribution of $2,100, the maximum amount allowable
under campaign finance laws. Later that week, the New York Daily News reported that Soros would back Obama over the Democrat he had previously favored for the presidency, Hillary Clinton. Soros
averred, however, that he would support Mrs. Clinton if she (rather
than Obama) were ultimately to win the Democratic Party’s nomination.
In 2008, Obama announced that upon his election to the office of
President, he would create a “Social Investment Fund Network,” which
would provide federal money to “social entrepreneurs and leading
nonprofit organizations [that] are assisting schools, lifting families
out of poverty, filling health care gaps, and inspiring others to lead
change in their own communities.” According to columnist Michelle
Malkin, “this Barack Obama brainchild would serve as a permanent,
taxpayer-backed pipeline to Democratic partisan outfits masquerading as
public-interest do-gooders,” and would serve as a “George Soros Slush Fund” by continuing to bolster numerous Soros-founded and funded organizations.
Soros has been a vocal critic of America’s military endeavors and
foreign policies in recent years. He also has rejected the very
notion that a war on terror needs to be fought. In August 2006 he wrote a
Wall Street Journal piece titled “A Self-Defeating War,”
whose premise was that “the war on terror is a false metaphor that has
led to counterproductive and self-defeating policies.” “Five years after
9/11,” Soros elaborated, “a misleading figure of speech applied
literally has unleashed a real war fought on several fronts — Iraq,
Gaza, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Somalia — a war that has killed thousands
of innocent civilians and enraged millions around the world. Yet al Qaeda has not been subdued.”
“[T]errorism is an abstraction. It lumps together all political movements that use terrorist tactics. Al Qaeda,Hamas, Hezbollah,
the Sunni insurrection and the Mahdi army in Iraq are very different
forces, but President Bush’s global war on terror prevents us from
differentiating between them and dealing with them accordingly. It
inhibits much-needed negotiations with Iran and Syria because they are
states that support terrorist groups…. The war on terror emphasizes
military action while most territorial conflicts require political
solutions…. [It] drives a wedge between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ We are
[supposedly] innocent victims. They are [supposedly] perpetrators. But
we fail to notice that we also become perpetrators in the process; the
rest of the world, however, does notice. That is how such a wide gap has
arisen between America and much of the world. Taken together, these
… factors ensure that the war on terror cannot be won. An endless war
waged against an unseen enemy is doing great damage to our power and
prestige abroad and to our open society at home.”
In the April 12, 2007 issue of the New York Review of Books, Soros penned an article titled “On Israel, America and AIPAC,”
wherein he derided the Bush administration for “committing a major
policy blunder in the Middle East” by “supporting the Israeli government
in its refusal to recognize a Palestinian unity government that
includes Hamas, which the U.S. State Department considers a terrorist
organization.” In Soros’ calculus, “This precludes any progress toward a
peace settlement at a time when progress on the Palestinian problem
could help avert a conflagration in the greater Middle East.” Added
“Israel, “with the strong backing of the United States, refused to
recognize the democratically elected Hamas government and withheld
payment of the millions in taxes collected by the Israelis on its
behalf. This caused great economic hardship and undermined the ability
of the government to function. But it did not reduce popular support for
Hamas among Palestinians, and it reinforced the position of Islamic and
other extremists who oppose negotiations with Israel.… [Hamas] was not
willing to go so far as to recognize the existence of Israel but it was
prepared to enter into a government of national unity which would have
abided by the existing agreements with Israel.… But both Israel and the
United States seem to be frozen in their unwillingness to negotiate with
a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas. The sticking point is
Hamas’s unwillingness to recognize the existence of Israel; but that
[recognition] could be made a condition for an eventual settlement
rather than a precondition for negotiations.… The current policy of not
seeking a political solution but pursuing military escalation—not just
an eye for an eye but roughly speaking ten Palestinian lives for every
Israeli one—has reached a particularly dangerous point.”
In a November 2008 interview with Spiegel,
Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course
that President Obama’s administration would eventually pursue in 2009:
“I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for
state and local government to maintain their budgets — because they are
not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to
be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of
billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is
necessary. In total, the cost would be in the 300 to 600 billion dollar
range [in addition to the $700 billion bailout which the government
already had given to the financial industry]…. I think this is a great
opportunity to finally deal with global warming and energy dependence.
The U.S. needs a cap and trade system with auctioning of licenses for
emissions rights. I would use the revenues from these auctions to launch
a new, environmentally friendly energy policy. That would be yet
another federal program that could help us to overcome the current
The interviewer then said: “Your proposal would be dismissed on Wall
Street as ‘big government.’ Republicans might call it European-style
‘socialism.'” Soros replied:
“That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I
think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has
been very successful — but also very harmful to our society…. I think
it is better to have a government that wants to provide good government
than a government that doesn’t believe in government…. At times of
recession, running a budget deficit is highly desirable. Once the
economy begins to recover, you have to balance the budget. In 2010, the
Bush tax cuts will expire and we should not extend them. But we will
also need additional revenues.”
Apart from the more than $5 billion that Soros’ foundation network has donated to leftist groups like those listed here, Soros personally has made campaign contributions to such notable political candidates as Charles Rangel, Al Franken, Tom Udall, Joe Sestak, Sherrod Brown, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Ken Salazar, Patrick Leahy, John Kerry, Charles Schumer, Howard Dean, Bill Clinton,Tom Harkin, Jon Corzine, Joe Biden, Richard Durbin, Lane Evans, Dennis Kucinich, Maurice Hinchey, and Al Gore. He also has given large sums of money to the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee, and the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation.
In October 2010, Soros announced that he was donating $1 million to Media Matters for America,
which would use the money to hold “Fox [News] host Glenn Beck and others
on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting.”
Also in October 2010, journalist Matthew Vadum reported
that Soros was “bankrolling a documentary that celebrates left-wing
terrorists who plotted to napalm Republicans at the 2008 GOP convention
in Minnesota.” A trailer for the film, titled Better This World,
suggested that the terrorists in question — David Guy McKay and
Bradley Neil Crowder — were merely idealistic activists who “set out to
prove the strength of their political convictions to themselves and
The dossier that follows is based upon a report released on Oct. 1 by EIR’s bureau in Wiesbaden, Germany, titled “A Profile of Mega-Speculator George Soros.” Research was contributed by Mark Burdman, Elisabeth Hellenbroich, Paolo Raimondi, and Scott Thompson.
Time magazine has characterized financier George Soros as a “modern-day Robin Hood,” who robs from the rich to give to the poor countries of eastern Europe and Russia. It claimed that Soros makes huge financial gains by speculating against western central banks, in order to use his profits to help the emerging post-communist economies of eastern Europe and former Soviet Union, to assist them to create what he calls an “Open Society.” The Time statement is entirely accurate in the first part, and entirely inaccurate in the second. He robs from rich western countries, and uses his profits to rob even more savagely from the East, under the cloak of “philanthropy.” His goal is to loot wherever and however he can. Soros has been called the master manipulator of “hit-and-run capitalism.”
As we shall see, what Soros means by “open,” is a society that allows him and his financial predator friends to loot the resources and precious assets of former Warsaw Pact economies. By bringing people like Jeffrey Sachs or Sweden’s Anders Aslund and their economic shock therapy into these economies, Soros lays the groundwork for buying up the assets of whole regions of the world at dirt-cheap prices.
The man who broke the Bank of England?
An examination of Soros’s secretive financial network is vital to understand the true dimension of the “Soros problem” in eastern Europe and other nations.
Following the crisis of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism of September 1992, when the Bank of England was forced to abandon efforts to stabilize the pound sterling, a little-known financial figure emerged from the shadows, to boast that he had personally made over $1 billion in speculation against the British pound. The speculator was the Hungarian-born George Soros, who spent the war in Hungary under false papers working for the Nazi government, identifying and expropriating the property of wealthy fellow Jews. Soros left Hungary after the war, and established American citizenship after some years in London. Today, Soros is based in New York, but that tells little, if anything, of who and what he is.
Following his impressive claims to possession of a “Midas touch,” Soros has let his name be publicly used in a blatant attempt to influence world financial markets—an out-of-character act for most financial investors, who prefer to take advantage of situations not yet discovered by rivals, and keep them secret. Soros the financier is as much a political animal, as a financial speculator.
Soros proclaimed in March 1993, with great publicity, that the price of gold was about to rise sharply; he said that he had just gotten “inside information” that China was about to buy huge sums of gold for its booming economy. Soros was able to trigger a rush into buying gold, which caused prices to rise more than 20% over four months, to the highest level since 1991. Typically for Soros, once the fools rushed in to push prices higher, Soros and his friend Sir James Goldsmith secretly began selling their gold at a huge profit.
Then, in early June 1993, Soros proclaimed his intent to force a sell-off in German government bonds in favor of the French, in an open letter to London Times Financial Editor Anatole Kaletsky, in which Soros proclaimed, “Down with the D-Mark!” Soros has at various times attacked the currencies of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Mexico, coming into newly opened financial markets which have little experience with foreign investors, let alone ones with large funds like Soros. Soros begins buying stocks or bonds in the local market, leading others to naively suppose that he knows something they do not. As with gold, when the smaller investors begin to follow Soros, driving prices of stocks or whatever higher, Soros begins to sell to the eager new buyers, cashing in his 40% or 100% profits, then exiting the market, and often, the entire country, to seek another target for his speculation. This technique gave rise to the term “hit and run.” What Soros always leaves behind, is a collapsed local market and financial ruin of national investors.
The secret of the Quantum Fund NV
Soros is the visible side of a vast and nasty secret network of private financial interests, controlled by the leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe, centered in the British House of Windsor. This network, called by its members the Club of Isles, was built upon the wreckage of the British Empire after World War II.
Rather than use the powers of the state to achieve their geopolitical goals, a secret cross-linked holding of private financial interests, tied to the old aristocratic oligarchy of western Europe, was developed. It was in many ways modeled on the 17th-century British and Dutch East India Companies. The heart of this Club of the Isles is the financial center of the old British Empire, the City of London. Soros is one of what in medieval days were called Hofjuden, the “Court Jews,” who were deployed by the aristocratic families.
The most important of such “Jews who are not Jews,” are the Rothschilds, who launched Soros’s career. They are members of the Club of the Isles and retainers of the British royal family. This has been true since Amschel Rothschild sold the British Hessian troops to fight against George Washington during the American Revolution.
Soros is American only in his passport. He is a global financial operator, who happens to be in New York, simply because “that’s where the money is,” as the bank robber Willy Sutton once quipped, when asked why he always robbed banks. Soros speculates in world financial markets through his offshore company, Quantum Fund NV, a private investment fund, or “hedge fund.” His hedge fund reportedly manages some $11-14 billion of funds on behalf of its clients, or investors—one of the most prominent of whom is, according to Soros, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the wealthiest person in Europe.
The Quantum Fund is registered in the tax haven of the Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean. This is to avoid paying taxes, as well as to hide the true nature of his investors and what he does with their money.
In order to avoid U.S. government supervision of his financial activities, something normal U.S.-based investment funds must by law agree to in order to operate, Soros moved his legal headquarters to the Caribbean tax haven of Curacao. The Netherlands Antilles has repeatedly been cited by the Task Force on Money Laundering of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as one of the world’s most important centers for laundering illegal proceeds of the Latin American cocaine and other drug traffic. It is a possession of the Netherlands.
Soros has taken care that the none of the 99 individual investors who participate in his various funds is an American national. By U.S. securities law, a hedge fund is limited to no more than 99 highly wealthy individuals, so-called “sophisticated investors.” By structuring his investment company as an offshore hedge fund, Soros avoids public scrutiny.
Soros himself is not even on the board of Quantum Fund. Instead, for legal reasons, he serves the Quantum Fund as official “investment adviser,” through another company, Soros Fund Management, of New York City. If any demand were to be made of Soros to reveal the details of Quantum Fund’s operations, he is able to claim he is “merely its investment adviser.” Any competent police investigator looking at the complex legal structure of Soros’s businesses would conclude that there is prima facie evidence of either vast money laundering of illicit funds, or massive illegal tax evasion. Both may be true.
To make it impossible for U.S. tax authorities or other officials to look into the financial dealings of his web of businesses, the board of directors of Quantum Fund NV also includes no American citizens. His directors are Swiss, Italian, and British financiers.
George Soros is part of a tightly knit financial mafia—“mafia,” in the sense of a closed masonic-like fraternity of families pursuing common aims. Anyone who dares to criticize Soros or any of his associates, is immediately hit with the charge of being “anti-Semitic”—-a criticism which often silences or intimidates genuine critics of Soros’s unscrupulous operations. The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith considers it a top priority to “protect” Soros from the charges of “anti-Semites” in Hungary and elsewhere in Central Europe, according to ADL National Director Abraham Foxman. The ADL’s record of service to the British oligarchy has been amply documented by EIR (e.g. The Ugly Truth About the Anti-Defamation League [Washington, D.C., Executive Intelligence Review: 1992]).
According to knowledgeable U.S. and European investigators, Soros’s circle includes indicted metals and commodity speculator and fugitive Marc Rich of Zug, Switzerland and Tel Aviv; secretive Israeli arms and commodity dealer Shaul Eisenberg, and “Dirty Rafi” Eytan, both linked to the financial side of the Israeli Mossad; and, the family of Jacob Lord Rothschild.
Understandably, Soros and the Rothschild interests prefer to keep their connection hidden far from public view, so as to obscure the well-connected friends Soros enjoys in the City of London, the British Foreign Office, Israel, and the U.S. financial establishment. The myth, therefore, has been created, that Soros is a lone financial investment “genius” who, through his sheer personal brilliance in detecting shifts in markets, has become one of the world’s most successful speculators. According to those who have done business with him, Soros never makes a major investment move without sensitive insider information.
On the board of directors of Soros’s Quantum Fund N.V. is Richard Katz, a Rothschild man who is also on the board of the London N.M. Rothschild and Sons merchant bank, and the head of Rothschild Italia S.p.A. of Milan. Another Rothschild family link to Soros’s Quantum Fund is Quantum board member Nils O. Taube, the partner of the London investment group St. James Place Capital, whose major partner is Lord Rothschild. London Times columnist Lord William Rees-Mogg is also on the board of Rothschild’s St. James Place Capital.
A frequent business partner of Soros in various speculative deals, including in the 1993 gold manipulation, although not on the Quantum Fund directly, is the Anglo-French speculator Sir James Goldsmith, a cousin of the Rothschild family.
>From the very first days when Soros created his own investment fund in 1969, he owed his success to his relation to the Rothschild family banking network. Soros worked in New York in the 1960s for a small private bank close to the Rothschilds, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Inc., a banking family which represented Rothschild interests in Germany during Bismarck’s time. To this day, A. & S. Bleichroeder, Inc. remains the Principal Custodian, along with Citibank, of funds of Soros’s Quantum Fund. George C. Karlweiss, of Edmond de Rothschild’s Switzerland-based Banque Privee SA in Lugano, as well as of the scandal-tainted Rothschild Bank AG of Zurich, gave Soros financial backing. Karlweiss provided some of the vital initial capital and investors for Soros’s Quantum Fund.
Union Banque Privee and the ‘Swiss connection’
Another member of the board of Soros’s Quantum Fund is the head of one of the most controversial Swiss private banks, Edgar de Picciotto, who has been called “one of the cleverest bankers in Geneva”—and is one of the most scandal-tainted. De Picciotto, from an old Portuguese Jewish trading family, who was born in Lebanon, is head of the Geneva private bank CBI-TDB Union Bancaire Privee, a major player in the gold and offshore hedge funds business. Hedge funds have been identified by international police agencies as the fastest-growing outlet for illegal money laundering today.
De Picciotto is a longtime friend and business associate of banker Edmond Safra, also born in Lebanon, whose family came from Aleppo, Syria, and who now controls the Republic Bank of New York. Republic Bank has been identified in U.S. investigations into Russian organized crime, as the bank involved in transferring billions of U.S. Federal Reserve notes from New York to organized crime-controlled Moscow banks, on behalf of Russian organized crime figures. Safra is under investigation by U.S. and Swiss authorities for laundering Turkish and Columbian drug money. In 1990, Safra’s Trade Development Bank (TDB) of Geneva was merged with de Picciotto’s CBI to create the CBI-TDB Union Banque Privee. The details of the merger are shrouded in secrecy to this day. As part of the deal, de Picciotto became a board member of American Express Bank (Switzerland) SA of Geneva, and two American Express Bank of New York executives sit on the board of de Picciotto’s Union Banque Privee. Safra had sold his Trade Development Bank to American Express, Inc. in the 1980s. Henry Kissinger sits on the board of American Express, Inc., which has repeatedly been implicated in international money-laundering scandals.
De Picciotto’s start as a Geneva banker came from Nicholas Baring of the London Barings Bank, who tapped de Picciotto to run the bank’s secret Swiss bank business. Barings has for centuries been private banker to the British royal family, and since the bank’s collapse in March 1995, has been overhauled by the Dutch ING Bank, which is reported to be a major money-laundering institution.
De Picciotto is also a longtime business partner of Venetian businessman Carlo De Benedetti, who recently was forced to resign as head of Olivetti Corp. Both persons sit on the board of the Societe Financiere de Geneve investment holding company in Geneva. De Benedetti is under investigation in Italy for suspicion of triggering the collapse of Italy’s Banco Ambrosiano in the early 1980s.The head of that bank, Roberto Calvi, was later found hanging from the London Blackfriar’s Bridge, in what police believe was a masonic ritual murder.
De Picciotto and his Union Banque Privee have been implicated in numerous drug and illegal money-laundering operations. In November 1994, U.S. federal agents arrested a senior official of de Picciotto’s Geneva bank, Jean-Jacques Handali, along with two other UBP officials, on charges of leading a multimillion-dollar drug-money-laundering ring. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Handali and Union Banque Privee were the “Swiss connection” in an international drug-money-laundering ring tied to Colombian and Turkish cocaine and heroin organizations. A close business and political associate of de Picciotto is a mysterious arm dealer, Helmut Raiser, who is linked in business dealings with reputed Russian organized crime kingpin Grigori Luchansky, who controls the Russian and Swiss holding company Nordex Group.
Another director of Soros’s Quantum Fund is Isodoro Albertini, owner of the Milan stock brokerage firm Albertini and Co. Beat Notz of the Geneva Banque Worms is another private banker on the board of Soros’s Quantum Fund, as is Alberto Foglia, who is chief of the Lugano, Switzerland Banca del Ceresio. Lugano, just across the Swiss border from Milan, is notorious as the financial secret bank haven for Italian organized crime families, including the heroin mafia behind the 1980s “Pizza Connection” case. The Banca del Ceresio has been one of the secret Swiss banks identified in the recent Italian political corruption scandals as the repository of bribe funds of several Italian politicians now in prison.
The sponsorship of the Rothschilds
Soros’s relation to the Rothschild finance circle represents no ordinary or casual banking connection. It goes a long way to explain the extraordinary success of a mere private speculator, and Soros’s uncanny ability to “gamble right” so many times in such high-risk markets. Soros has access to the “insider track” in some of the most important government and private channels in the world.
Since World War II, the Rothschild family, at the heart of the financial apparatus of the Club of the Isles, has gone to great lengths to create a public myth about its own insignificance. The family has spent significant sums cultivating a public image as a family of wealthy, but quiet, “gentlemen,” some of whom prefer to cultivate fine French wines, some of whom are devoted to charity.
Since British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour wrote his famous November 1917 letter to Lord Rothschild, expressing official British government backing for establishment of a Palestinian national home for the Jewish people, the Rothschilds were intimately involved in the creation of Israel. But behind their public facade of a family donating money for projects such as planting trees in the deserts of Israel, N.M. Rothschild of London is at the center of various intelligence operations, and more than once has been linked to the more unsavory elements of international organized crime. The family prefers to keep such links at arm’s length, and away from its London headquarters, via its lesser-known outposts such as their Zurich Rothschild Bank AG and Rothschild Italia of Milan, the bank of Soros partner Richard Katz.
N.M. Rothschild is considered by City of London sources to be one of the most influential parts of the British intelligence establishment, tied to the Thatcher “free market” wing of the Tory Party. Rothschild and Sons made huge sums managing for Thatcher the privatization of billions of dollars of British state industry holdings during the 1980s, and today, for John Major’s government. Rothschilds is also at the very heart of the world gold trade, being the bank at which twice daily the London Gold Fix is struck by a group of the five most influential gold trade banks. Gold constitutes a major part of the economy of drug dealings globally.
N.M. Rothschild and Sons is also implicated in some of the filthiest drugs-for-weapons secret intelligence operations. Because it is connected to the highest levels of the British intelligence establishment, Rothschilds managed to evade any prominent mention of its complicity in one of the more sordid black covert intelligence networks, that of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). Rothschilds was at the center of the international web of money-laundering banks used during the 1970s and 1980s by Britain’s MI-6 and the networks of Col. Oliver North and George Bush, to finance such projects as the Nicaraguan Contras.
On June 8, 1993 the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Banking, Rep. Henry Gonzalez (D-Tex.), made a speech charging that the U.S. government, under the previous Bush and Reagan administrations, had systematically refused to prosecute the BCCI, and that the Department of Justice had repeatedly refused to cooperate with Congressional investigations of both the BCCI scandal and what Gonzalez claims is the closely related scandal of the Atlanta, Georgia Banca Nationale del Lavoro, which was alleged to have secured billions in loans from the Bush administration to Saddam Hussein, just prior to the Gulf War of 1990-91.
Gonzalez charged that the Bush administration had “a Justice Department that I say, and I repeat, has been the most corrupt, most unbelievably corrupt justice system that I have seen in the 32 years I have been in the Congress.”
The BCCI violated countless laws, including laundering drug money, financing illegal arms traffic, and falsifying bank records. In July 1991, New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced a grand jury indictment against BCCI, charging it with having committed “the largest bank fraud in world financial history. BCCI operated as a corrupt criminal organization throughout its entire 19-year history.”
The BCCI had links directly into the Bush White House. Saudi Sheik Kamal Adham, a BCCI director and former head of Saudi Arabian intelligence when George Bush was head of the CIA, was one of the BCCI shareholders indicted in the United States. Days after his indictment, former top Bush White House aide Edward Rogers went to Saudi Arabia as a private citizen to sign a contract to represent Sheikh Adham in the United States.
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But, what has never been identified in a single major Western press investigation, was that the Rothschild group was at the heart of the vast illegal web of BCCI. The key figure was Dr. Alfred Hartmann, the managing director of the BCCI Swiss subsidiary, Banque de Commerce et de Placement SA; at the same time, he ran the Zurich Rothschild Bank AG, and sat in London as a member of the board of N.M. Rothschild and Sons, Hartmann was also a business partner of Helmut Raiser, friend of de Picciotto, and linked to Nordex.
Hartmann was also chairman of the Swiss affiliate of the Italian BNL bank, which was implicated in the Bush administration illegal transfers to Iraq prior to the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The Atlanta branch of BNL, with the knowledge of George Bush when he was vice president, conduited funds to Helmut Raiser’s Zug, Switzerland company, Consen, for development of the CondorII missile program by Iraq, Egypt, and Argentina, during the Iran-Iraq War. Hartmann was vice-chairman of another secretive private Geneva bank, the Bank of NY-Inter-Maritime Bank, a bank whose chairman, Bruce Rappaport, was one of the illegal financial conduits for Col. Oliver North’s Contra drugs-for-weapons network during the late 1980. North also used the BCCI as one of his preferred banks to hide his illegal funds.
Rich, Reichmann, and Soros’s Israeli links
According to reports of former U.S. State Department intelligence officers familiar with the Soros case, Soros’s Quantum Fund amassed a war chest of well over $10 billion, with the help of a powerful group of “silent” investors who let Soros deploy the capital to demolish European monetary stability in September 1992.
Among Soros’s silent investors, these sources say, are the fugitive metals and oil trader Marc Rich, based in Zug, Switzerland; and Shaul Eisenberg, a decades-long member of Israeli Mossad intelligence, who functions as a major arms merchant throughout Asia and the Near East. Eisenberg was recently banned from doing business in Uzbekistan, where he had been accused by the government of massive fraud and corruption. A third Soros partner is Israel’s “Dirty Rafi” Eytan, who served in London previously as Mossad liaison to British intelligence.
Rich was one of the most active western traders in oil, aluminum, and other commodities in the Soviet Union and Russia between 1989 and 1993. This, not coincidentally, is just the period when Grigori Luchansky’s Nordex Group became a multibillion-dollar company selling Russian oil, aluminum, and other commodities.
Canadian real estate entrepreneur Paul Reichmann, formerly of Olympia and York notoriety, a Hungarian-born Jew like Soros, is a business partner in Soros’s Quantum Realty, a $525-million real estate investment fund.
The Reichmann tie links Soros as well with Henry Kissinger and former Tory Foreign Minister Lord Carrington (who is also a member of Kissinger Associates, Inc. of New York). Reichmann sits with both Kissinger and Carrington on the board of the influential British-Canadian publishing group, Hollinger, Inc. Hollinger owns a large number of newspapers in Canada and the United States, the London Daily Telegraph, and the largest English-language daily in Israel, the Jerusalem Post. Hollinger has been attacking President Clinton and the Middle East peace process ever since Clinton’s election in November 1992.
Soros and geopolitics
Soros is little more than one of several significant vehicles for economic and financial warfare by the Club of the Isles faction. Because his affiliations to these interests have not previously been spotlighted, he serves extremely useful functions for the oligarchy, as in 1992 and 1993, when he launched his attack on the European Rate Mechanism.
Although Soros’s speculation played a role in finally taking the British pound out of the ERM currency group entirely, it would be a mistake to view that action as “anti-British.” Soros went for the first time to London, where he studied under Karl Popper and Friedrich von Hayek at the London School of Economics.
Soros’s business ties to Sir James Goldsmith and Lord Rothschild place him in the inner circles of the Thatcher wing of the British establishment. By helping the “anti-Europe” Thatcherites pull Britain out of the ERM in September 1992 (and making more than $1 billion in the process at British taxpayer expense), Soros helped the long-term goal of the Thatcherites in weakening continental Europe’s economic stability. Since 1904 , it has been British geopolitical strategy to prevent by all means any successful economic linkage between western continental European economies, especially that of Germany, with Russia and the countries of eastern Europe.
Soros’s personal outlook is consonant with that of the Thatcher wing of the Tory Party, those who three years ago launched the “Germany, the Fourth Reich” hate campaign against unified Germany, comparing Chancellor Helmut Kohl with Adolf Hitler. Soros is personally extremely anti-German. In his 191 autobiography, Underwriting Democracy, Soros warned that a reunited Germany would “upset the balance of Europe …. It is easy to see how the interwar scenario could be replayed. A united Germany becomes the strongest economic power and develops Eastern Europe as its Lebensraum … a potent witches’ brew.” Soros’s recent public attacks on the German economy and the deutsche mark are fundamentally motivated by this geopolitical view.
Soros is quite close to the circles of George Bush in the U.S. intelligence community and finance. His principal bank custodian, and reputed major lender in the 1992 assault on Europe’s ERM, is Citicorp NA, the nation’s largest bank. Citicorp is more than a lending institution; it is a core part of the American liberal establishment. In 1989, as it became clear that German unification was a real possibility, a senior official at Citicorp, a former adviser to Michael Dukakis’s Presidential campaign, told a European business associate that “German unity will be a disaster for our interests; we must take measures to ensure a sharp D-Mark collapse on the order of 30%, so that she will not have the capability to reconstruct East Germany into the economic engine of a new Europe.”
While Soros was calling on world investors to pull down the deutsche mark in 1993, he had been making a strong play in the French media, since late 1992, to portray himself as a “friend of French interests.” Soros is reported to be close to senior figures of the French establishment, the Treasury, and in particular, Bank of France head Jean-Claude Trichet. In effect, Soros is echoing the old Entente Cordiale alliance against Germany, which helped precipitate World War 1.
Soros admits that he survived in Nazi Hungary during the war, as a Jew, by adopting what he calls a double personality. “I have lived with a double personality practically all my life,” Soros recently stated. “It started at age fourteen in Hungary, when I assumed a false identity in order to escape persecution as a Jew.” Soros admitted in a radio interview that his father gave him Nazi credentials in Hungary during the war, and he looted wealthy Jewish estates. Further research showed that this operation was probably run by the SS.
Soros did not leave the country until two years after the war. Though he and his friends in the media are quick to attack any policy opponent of Soros, especially in eastern Europe, as being “anti-Semitic,” Soros’s Jewish identity apparently has only utilitarian value for him, rather than providing moral foundations. In short, the young Soros was a cynical, ambitious person, the ideal recruit for the British postwar intelligence network.
Soros savages eastern Europe
Soros has established no fewer than 19 “charitable” foundations across eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has sponsored “peace” concerts in former Yugoslavia with such performers as Joan Baez. He is helping send young east Europeans to Oxford University. A model citizen, is the image he broadcasts.
The reality is something else. Soros has been personally responsible for introducing shock therapy into the emerging economies of eastern Europe since 1989. He has deliberately fostered on fragile new governments in the east the most draconian economic madness, policies which have allowed Soros and his financial predator friends, such as Marc Rich and Shaul Eisenberg, to loot the resources of large parts of eastern Europe at dirt-cheap prices. Here are illustrative case histories of Soros’s eastern “charity”:
Poland: In late 1989, Soros organized a secret meeting between the “reform” communist government of Prime Minister Mieczyslaw Rakowski and the leaders of the then-illegal Solidarnosc trade union organization. According to well-informed Polish sources, at that 1989 meeting, Soros unveiled his “plan” for Poland: The communists must let Solidarnosc take over the government, so as to gain the confidence of the population. Then, said Soros, the state must act to bankrupt its own industrial and agricultural enterprises, using astronomical interest rates, withholding state credits, and burdening firms with unpayable debt. Once thie were done, Soros promised that he would encourage his wealthy international business friends to come into Poland, as prospective buyers of the privatized state enterprises. A recent example of this privatization plan is the case of the large steel facility Huta Warsawa. According to steel experts, this modern complex would cost $3-4 billion for a western company to build new. Several months ago, the Polish government agreed to assume the debts of Huta Warsawa, and to sell the debt-free enterprise to a Milan company, Lucchini, for $30 million!.
Soros recruited his friend, Harvard University economist Jeffery Sachs, who had previously advised the Bolivian government in economic policy, leading to the takeover of that nation’s economy by the cocaine trade. To further his plan in Poland, Soros set up one of his numerous foundations, the Stefan Batory Foundation, the official sponsor of Sach’s work in Poland in 1989-90.
Soros boasts, “I established close personal contact with Walesa’s chief adviser, Bronislaw Geremek. I was also received by [President Gen Wojciech] Jaruzelski, the head of State, to obtain his blessing for my foundation.” He worked closely with the eminence gris of Polish shock therapy, Witold Trzeciakowski, a shadow adviser to Finance Minister Leszek Balcerowicz. Soros also cultivated relations with Balcerowicz, the man who would first impose Sach’s shock therapy on Poland. Soros says when Walesa was elected President, that “largely because of western pressure, Walesa retained Balcerowicz as minister.” Balcerowicz imposed a freeze on wages while industry was to be bankrupted by a cutoff of state credits. Industrial output fell by more than 30% over two years.
Soros admits he knew in advance that his shock therapy would cause huge unemployment, closing of factories, and social unrest. For this reason, he insisted that Solidarnosc be brought into the government, to help deal with the unrest. Through the Batory Foundation, Soros coopted key media opinion makers such as Adam Michnik, and through cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, imposed a media censorship favorable to Soros’s shock therapy, and hostile to all critics.
Russia and the Community of Independent States (CIS): Soros headed a delegation to Russia, where he had worked together with Raisa Gorbachova since the late 1980s, to establish the Cultural Initiative Foundation. As with his other “charitable foundations,” this was a tax-free vehicle for Soros and his influential Western friends to enter the top policymaking levels of the country, and for tiny sums of scarce hard currency, but up important political and intellectual figures. After a false start under Mikhail Gorbachov in 1988-91, Soros shifted to the new Yeltsin circle. It was Soros who introduced Jeffery Sachs and shock therapy into Russia, in late 1991. Soros describes his effort: “I started mobilizing a group of economists to take to the Soviet Union (July 1990). Professor Jeffery Sachs, with whom I had worked in Poland, was ready and eager to participate. He suggested a number of other participants: Romano Prodi from Italy; David Finch, a retired official from the IMF [International Monetary Fund]. I wanted to include Stanley Fischer and Jacob Frenkel, heads of research of the World Bank and IMF, respectively; Larry Summers from Harvard and Michael Bruno of the Central Bank of Israel.”
Since Jan. 2, 1992, shock therapy has introduced chaos and hyperinflation into Russia. Irreplaceable groups from advanced scientific research institutes have fled in pursuit of jobs in the West. Yegor Gaidar and the Yeltsin government imposed draconian cuts in state spending to industry and agriculture, even though the entire economy was state-owned. A goal of a zero deficit budget within three months was announced. Credit to industry was ended, and enterprises piled up astronomical debts, as inflation of the ruble went out of control.
The friends of Soros lost no time in capitalizing on this situation. Marc Rich began buying Russian aluminum at absurdly cheap prices, with his hard currency. Rich then dumped the aluminum onto western industrial markets last year, causing a 30% collapse in the price of the metal, as western industry had no way to compete. There was such an outflow of aluminum last year from Russia, that there were shortages of aluminum for Russian fish canneries. At the same time, Rich reportedly moved in to secure export control over the supply of most West Siberian crude oil to western markets. Rich’s companies have been under investigation for fraud in Russia, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal of May 13, 1993.
Another Soros silent partner who has moved in to exploit the chaos in the former Soviet Union, is Shaul Eisenberg. Eisenberg, reportedly with a letter of introduction from then-European Bank chief Jacques Attali, managed to secure an exclusive concession for textiles and other trade in Uzbekistan. When Uzbek officials confirmed defrauding of the government by Eisenberg, his concessions were summarily abrogated. The incident has reportedly caused a major loss for Israeli Mossad strategic interests throughout the Central Asian republics.
Soros has extensive influence in Hungary. When nationalist opposition parliamentarian Istvan Csurka tried to protest what was being done to ruin the Hungarian economy, under the policies of Soros and friends, Csurka was labeled an “anti-Semite,” and in June 1993, he was forced out of the governing Democratic Forum, as a result of pressure from Soros-linked circles in Hungary and abroad, including Soros’s close friend, U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos.
Lighting the Balkan Fuse
In early 1990, in what was then still Yugoslavia, Soros’s intervention with shock therapy, in cooperation with the IMF, helped light the economic fuse that led to the outbreak of war in June 1991. Soros boasted at that time, “Yugoslavia is a particularly interesting case. Even as national rivalries have brought the country to the verge of a breakup, a radical monetary stabilization program, which was introduced on the same date as in Poland—January 1, 1990—–has begun to change the political landscape. The program is very much along the Polish lines, and it had greater initial success. By the middle of the year, people were beginning to think Yugoslav again.”
Soros is friends with former Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, the former U.S. ambassador to Belgrade and the patron of Serbian Communist leader Slobodan Milosevic. Eagleburger is a past president of Kissinger Associates, on whose board sits Lord Carrington, whose Balkan mediations supported Serbian aggression into Croatia and Bosnia.
Today, Soros has established his Foundation centers in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, and a Soros Yugoslavia Foundation in Belgrade, Serbia. In Croatia, he has tried to use his foundation monies to woo influential journalists or to slander opponents of his shock therapy, by labeling them variously “anti-Semitic” or “neo-Nazi.” The head of Soros’s Open Society Fund—Croatia, Prof. Zarko Puhovski, is a man who has reportedly made a recent dramatic conversion from orthodox Marxism to Soros’s radical free market. Only seven years ago, according to one of his former students, as professor of philosophy at the University of Zagreb, Puhovski attacked students trying to articulate a critique of communism, by insisting, “It is unprincipled to criticize Marxism from a liberal standpoint.” His work for the Soros Foundation in Zagreb has promoted an anti-nationalist “global culture,” hiring a network of anti-Croatian journalists to propagandize, in effect, for the Serbian cause.
These examples can be elaborated for each of the other 19 locations across eastern Europe where George Soros operates. The political agenda of Soros and this group of financial “globalists” will create the conditions for a new outbreak of war, even world war, if it continues to be tolerated.
by William Engdahl
EIR Investigation Executive Intelligence Review