It is very common today that people accuse each other of being Putin’s agents or at least useful idiots. In general this is seldom based on an in-depths analysis with a wide range of details forming a complex picture. Usually the level of already successful subversion which dominates the discourse is underestimated or folks are not aware something like that exists. It is indeed eye-opening to listen today to the dire warnings of KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov who described the dangers of ideological subversion in the 1980’s. We see the results with wokeism and cancel culture which distract us as indivuals and as citizens of a nation. Bezmenov recommended to watch what happens at universities and forget about the Hollywood nonsense of James Bond movies. Armchair agents in mainstream media use to do the exact opposite and boast about it with clichees when a story about a female GRU agent in Naples is published.
Bell¿ngcat did excellent research and the article on Maria Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera (a false identity) really is worth reading. She posed as a jeweller (though pieces she offered seemed to come from China) to get access to society and hopefully meet NATO officers stationed in Naples. What „Der Spiegel“ promises with a big team in a cover story on „Putin’s saboteurs – How Putin’s agents undermine Germany“ becomes partly true as Adela was somebody’s agent next door („How good do you know your neighbour?“ a newsletter asks). It stimulates a vague feeling of danger and at the same time draws a line between possible agents and our everyday life. What is a remarkable piece of investigation by Bell¿ingcat shows how a certain kind of agents operate. It is not the overall picture from our perspective but it is a vital contribution to it. We need counterintelligence based on the degree of penetration of our countries by Russian intelligence – and this is about high-ranking politicians, military, economy, media, administration, intelligence services, NGOs etc. You’d bet „Der Spiegel“ and those journalists who admire their colleagues would not connect all the dots but continue to force the covert Russian agenda.
On the 19th of October reports came up that the FBI raided US homes of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska on charges like money laundering and blackmail. Earlier claims of the Treasury Department emphasized that he threatened the lives of business rivals, ordered the murder of a businessman, took part in extortion, racketeering and illegal wiretapping and belongs to a Russian organized crime group. But Deripaska who defined his role once as acting unseparable from the Russian state took part in a multilevel Russian influence operation around the 2016 US presidential election. His business partner Paul Manafort who owed him several million Dollar was for several months Donald Trump’s campaign manager. When Manafort lobbyed for the Putin friendly Ukrainian government prior to 2014, he was joined by former Austrian chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer. I did a lot of research on Deripaskas network in Austria and the covert Russian strategy unfolding with it; another word for it would be „multilevel Russian influence operation“.
In 2007 Deripaska visited Vienna with Vladimir Putin to acquire shares of construction company Strabag; he demanded a seat in Strabag’s advisory board for Siegfried Wolf who was the CEO of Magna where Deripaska also became partner. The then chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer in 2010 was elected chairman of the advisory board, which Wolf left in 2015. The shares which Deripaska bought were from Raiffeisen who still is partner in Strabag; the deputy chairman of the advisory board is Erwin Hameseder from Raiffeisen. The screenshot below shows a photo of Deripaska the Denver Gazette first used in front of the GAZ factory which was once owned by the Russian state when Magna in 1998 began to cooperate with it. Now Siegfried Wolf is Deripaskas business partner and has bought the MAN factory in Steyr in Upper Austria. Gusenbauer took part in Manafort’s Ukraine Lobbying and in Austria he and Wolf pushed Rene Benko of Signa Holding who bought the Chrysler Building and was represented by Skadden, another Ukraine Lobbying Partner.
Mainstream media bash President Donald Trump because he tweets about Obamagate and retweets QAnon followers. This should divert attention from the question what Obamagate is about and if there might be reason to exonerate General Michael Flynn. In reality the whole Russiagate narrative turns into the opposite revealing other collusion with ties to European ties to Russia. After the election campaign 2016 the meme was created „they never thought she could lose“ meaning Hillary Clinton. Then came the „revenge“ of a „shadow president“ Barack Obama who followed Trump’s travels abroad and his political themes. An astroturf „movement“ against Trump was created with money from George Soros and others and the „Women’s March against Washington“ (in many cities in the world), „Muslim Ban protests“ and of course demonstrations on inauguration day itself and afterwards. In autumn 2017 the first cryptic post appeared on message boards, signed with Q. As Q stayed anonymous, users began to call „him“ QAnon and started to research what could be the deeper meaning of „his“ messages.
It took not much time until the growing Q community was labelled conspiracy theorists which is now an „argument“ against them in many countries. Some indeed believe things Q never „said“ but they had to find their own way through a jungle of disinformation in mainstream media; they must learn to put puzzle pieces together. At the moment media try to frame Attorney General Bill Barr by cutting an answer he gave in an interview. He said that history is written by the winner – to help Trump against Obama? – but added that he had to follow the rule of law. Some users speak of a „Clinton Body Count“ with f.e. Seth Rich who worked for the DNC and was killed in 2016; he gave emails to Wikileaks so there was no Russian „DNC hack“ as a source for this leak. Russians – the GRU, the military intelligence – are hacking but they were not responsible for DNC emails at Wikileaks. When the new Austrian government was formed in January the server of the foreign ministry was hacked and the attack lasted for many days.
While nearly the whole world is held hostage in the plandemic other events have far less public attention. But there are connections, especially if we take a closer look at new Russiagate developments. US intelligence agencies were deliberately misled by the Steele dossier against Donald Trump during the Obama administration. Immediately after his inauguration Trump visited the CIA making cryptic remarks on building a hall without (fifth) columns. It is far more than an ongoing conflict between Democrats and Republicans visible also in the „Corona crisis“ because this is about treason and deception. And about networks involved which have much to do with the plandemic and with international politics. It gets very interesting here in the „Tablet Magazine“: „Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.“
In 2009 Waldman filed papers with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to register himself as an agent for Deripaska to provide “legal advice on issues involving his U.S. visa as well as commercial transactions” for $ 40.000 per month. One year later he registered as an agent additionally for Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, “gathering information and providing advice and analysis as it relates to the U.S. policy towards the visa status of Oleg Deripaska,” which included meetings with policymakers. From Waldmans FARA filings we can estimate that he got at least $ 2.36 million from Deripaska. One might ask why Deripaska is so important for Russia but Oligarchs are about Foreign Direct Investment. Alexander Lebedev quotes Deripaska in his book „Hunt the Banker. Confessions of an Ex-Oligarch“: „Oleg Deripaska, the owner of Rusal aluminium, very succinctly articulated the Russian oligarch’s credo in a 2007 interview with the Financial Times. ‘If the state says we must renounce (the company), we shall do so. I do not see myself as separate from the state. I have no other interest.’“