Thursday, March 19, 2015

Soros and Kochs team up in Latin American staged protests by Wayne Madsen

Soros and Kochs team up in Latin American staged protests
by Wayne Madsen
In what could have major ramifications around the world, paid Brazilian protest provocateurs for George Soros have been discovered teaming up with operatives on the payroll of American billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. After the plan by the CIA and Soros to unseat President Dilma Rousseff, thus drive a knife into the emerging BRICS alliance of Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa, through the aerial assassination last year of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, Langley has opted for an eastern European-style themed revolution in Brazil. Campos died in a suspicious plane crash that resulted in Rousseff facing off against a Soros operative and Campos's vice presidential running mate, Green Party leader Marina Silva. Rousseff won re-election in a tight race against Aecio Neves, the right-wing candidate who surged past Silva to face Rousseff in the run-off.

Three major groups have joined forces to demand that Rousseff either resign or be impeached from office over charges that her Workers' Party government has engaged in corrupt practices, mostly with regard to Brazil's state-owned Petrobras oil company. The oil company has been eyed for some time by Soros and the Rothschild banking family for whom he fronts globally, as well as the anti-government, libertarian-bent Koch Brothers.

The March 15 national protests against Rousseff were coordinated across the country in a typical Soros-backed social media operation. In the past, anti-Rousseff activities in the country have also involved U.S. embassy and consular political officers, some using their diplomatic status to mask their Central Intelligence Agency affiliations. Some protest signs called for the Brazilian military to overthrow the Rousseff government. In the past, the CIA was responsible for a number of military takeovers in Brazil.

In a Gene Sharp-like operation, a common protest meme was created that appeared on protest signs and banner: "Fora Dilma!" or "Dilma out!" Other signs said Brazil would not become another Venezuela, a reference to that nation's progressive leftist government of Nicolas Maduro, who has been facing his own Soros- and CIA-backed uprising against his policies. The Obama administration recently called Venezuela and its socialist government a threat to U.S. national security.

Standard Soros-Gene Sharp staged protests being carried out in Brazil to undermine a progressive government. The Koch Brothers have joined Soros is financing these operations in Latin America.

The right-wing participants in Brazil's protests are linked directly with the Koch Brothers, particularly the group, 
“Free Brazil Movement” (Movimento Brasil Livre - MBL). The group is also financed by Warren Buffett's billionaire Brazilian partner, Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil's wealthiest man, whose investment group owns Heinz, Budweiser, and Burger King. Lemann has avoided answering questions about his religion, choosing to call himself a "Calvinist." However, his use of the term is in relation to his personal frugality.

Soros-backed groups have used social media to organize Brazilian celebrities to support the anti-Rousseff protests. They include the actors 
Caio Castro, Malvino Salvador, Marcelo Serrado, Alessandra Maestrini, singer Wanessa Camargo, and former soccer star Ronaldo (Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima). The Soros-backed protesters have organized under the banner of the "Come to the Street" movement. They have had a testy relationship with the Koch-backed MBL, especially over calls by the latter for the Brazilian military to overthrow Rousseff in a coup and re-introduce a military dictatorship. The Koch Brothers' activities in Brazil also bring up charges that the two are violating the U.S. Logan Act of 1799, which prohibits Americans from engaging in their own foreign policy.
MBL denies it is funded by Koch Industries but its two main principals, F
abio Ostermann, a member of the Institute of Business Studies and director of the Liberal Institute, and Rodrigo Constantino, who chairs the Liberal Institute and is a columnist for Veja magazine and a founding member of the liberal Institute Milenium (IMIL), are linked to Koch-funded think tanks in other countries, including the neocon Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute in the United States. "Liberal" in the context of these Brazilian groups means "libertarian" of the Ayn Rand variety, a cause supported by the Kochs.

The same "libertarian" fingerprints have been found on staged protests in Ecuador and Argentina. The linkage of Soros and Koch Brothers overseas activities in undermining democratically-elected governments has raised alarm throughout Latin America and around the world.

Mutiny On Line is the central social networking operation being used to coordinate opposition to Rousseff. The group's inspiration comes from Brazilian deputy 
Jair Bolsonaro, a supporter of a right-wing military coup and a fervent opponent of gay rights and proponent of lowering the legal age of consent. The group rails against "Bolivarianism" in Brazil, a reference to the Bolivarian socialism of Venezuela's government. The group sells anti-Rousseff protest kits on-line which carry the message"God, Family and Freedom."

At the same time staged protests have swept through Brazil and Venezuela, protesters in Ecuador have turned out on the street to protest against the trade policies of President Rafael Correa. Right-wing groups and Soros-backed NGOs have united in their protests against the economic situation brought on by the drop of oil prices but also, curiously, against new import tariffs announced by Correa that are seen as detrimental to the "free trade" aspirations of the wealthy bankers and investor community.