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Monday, June 03, 2024

For nearly a year ... the Czech authorities secretly recorded hours of meetings between several far-right politicians from across Europe and the associate, Artem Marchevsky, who was running the propaganda website, Voice of Europe, including at its offices on a quiet side street in the center of Prague.

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Russia gave European far-right politicians large amounts of cash through a propaganda operation intended to sow division on the continent, according to a report. Citing European intelligence officials, The Washington Post reports that a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin set up a pro-Kremlin propaganda site, Voice of Europe, in the Czech Republic in May 2023. The organization was used to funnel up to one million euros a month"a little under $1.1 million"to "dozens" of far-right politicians in Europe to plant pro-Russian propaganda in the Western media, according to the Post.

How much did it cost the orcs to buy the GQP?

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-06-03 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

From the cited article...

... "The Czech probe rapidly expanded into Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and France, European security and intelligence officials said, as investigators concluded that Voice of Europe represented far more than its official veneer as a pro-Russian website interviewing favored European politicians about ending aid to Ukraine."

"The organization was being used to funnel hundreds of thousands of euros -- up to 1 million a month -- to dozens of far-right politicians in more than five countries to plant Kremlin propaganda in Western media that would sow division in Europe and bolster the position of pro-Russian candidates in this week's European Parliament elections." ...


This ain't good.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-03 09:55 PM | Reply

Putin's mafia-like "organization" seeks to destabilize pro-NATO & pro-West democracies wherever they can. It's been this way since Putin began consolidating his power toward the end of Yeltsin's presidency in the late 1990s. His goal has long been to recreate a Russian empire based on reuniting as many Soviet bloc nations and former Soviet republics into a federation that would be supportive of and loyal to Moscow. To achieve this Moscow needed to destabilize the West's democracies and convince disenfranchised nationalists to weaken alliances such as NATO and the EU. With a plethora of former KGB officers trained in ways to exploit internal divisions in Western blic nations, the "cookbook" for this strategy was already in circulation.

How's this plan working? Seems that one narcissistic American real estate mogul was especially easy to turn into a tool for Putin's strategy to destabilize the West, and that success led Putin see a strategy to awaken nationalist extremists in dozens of Western countries. Along with his pal, ex-KGB Patriarch Kirill, Putin's plan to demonize (and outlaw) "immorality" in Russia finds fertile ground in social conservatives who are turned off by the West's liberal acceptance of alternative lifestyles and who admire Kirill's almost Nazi-like theology of white masculine Slavic Orthodox supremacy.

So it's no surprise that the strategy is seeming to work, especially with money and tech support deep within Muscovy's internal political structure.

#3 | Posted by Augustine at 2024-06-04 02:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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#4 | Posted by sirob at 2024-06-04 07:19 AM | Reply

How much did it cost the orcs to buy the GQP?

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2024-06-03 12:00 PM | R

I am thinking not much since they really had zero moral backbone in the first place.

They're all low paid whores.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-06-04 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-06-04 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was just in that part of world. Relevantly I spent some time in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Hungary. I spoke with a lot of people, spent most of my time listening.

That the Czech Republic would do this doesn't surprise me and I'm glad they did. They are way too aware of Putin and his intentions. It wasn't that long ago they were under Communist rule. I came to understand Madeleine Albright's positions so much better from the experience.

In Hungary I asked about Orban, how he came to power, is there a free press, etc. That general answer was "Well, Orban and his friends control the press, but he did it the Capitalist way - he bought all of them." On how he came to power the shared sentiment was "He was nobody, a young guy in his twenties. A nobody. He stood up at a rally on stage and said to Putin to get out of Hungary. We all were thinking 'what are you doing? Are you crazy?' And the next day Putin says 'OK, all you had to do was ask' and Putin left." I asked what did they think of that? The answer was mostly "It proved Orban was in the pocket of Putin and had agreed to do whatever Putin wanted. Why else would Putin just leave?"

So that's what I was told, and it does explain a lot.

I was struck by the enormous number of campaign signs (never ending) accusing Orban's opposition of being bought and paid for in Kilos. They are as numerous as the trees (almost).

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2024-06-04 10:00 AM | Reply

IN EUROPE?

Putin owns the republican party IN AMERICA.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-06-04 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Moderator Is #4 Sirob a scammer? He's touting earning money working at home. I didn't think this was allowed.

#9 | Posted by Ronnie68 at 2024-06-04 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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