Soros scores a hat-trick on EU

Soros scores a hat-trick on EU

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 4

By Alan Hope - Trend:

Prior to the Catalan referendum, the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, in his latest tweet on Sept. 28, had stated that “the world's first internet war has begun, in Catalonia, as the people and government use it to organize an independence referendum on Sunday and Spanish intelligence attacks, freezing telecommunications links, occupying telecoms buildings, censors hundreds of sites, protocols etc.”

The great “crusader for truth” had mentioned all of the components of the current-day secession operations, but left a key component out.

Old-school secession ops

Any so-called “independence movement” carries full trends and implements the techniques formed by a methodology attained, tested and established by the preceding similar secession operations run back in days of the Cold War. The implemented methodology was first witnessed in the dissolution of the Eastern Block and USSR, later on to be reiterated in Yugoslavia.

New methods

New methods of incorporating the net technologies and social networks into the scheme of the “revolutions,” were noted in the “Arab Spring” operation. In turn, they were once again amplified and in different versions, used by different players in Ukraine, until they hit the European mainland in the of form Catalan independence movement.

XXI century methodology

The methodology of such an operation, which previously included a strategic use of the implanted ideology, designed on the foundation of the existing disaffections of the population, and the accommodating propaganda campaign, based on the analysis of the feedback received, in line with the tactical use of the human intelligence resources on the ground and the agents of influence in the higher echelons of power, was always matched, if not superseded by the financial investment in and gains from the project.

Source of financial backing?

As such, no one had yet to ask a question to the source of the financial backing of the Catalan operation, resulting in sharp downfalls on the European markets and spikes in euro and USD.

Internal spending?

Undoubtedly, Catalonia, having the seventh biggest GRP in the EU, could afford to spend its own money on the ballot boxes, voter slips and pro-independence propaganda campaign in all types of media resources. Yet the question remains whether its government foresaw and can indeed withstand to the immense pressures of the inevitable economic downfall.

Current indecisiveness of the Catalan government, which initially had threatened to proclaim the independence the day after the referendum results came in, only to later on ask for a third party mediation with Madrid, creates some doubts of the situation’s origin, proving it to be more of an artificial than of an organic nature.

"Cui bono?"

On the other hand, no one had asked who, by shorting the markets and euro, would have to gain the most of the opportunity created by secession, followed by the general-strike-paralyzed economy. Yet again, no one had asked whether there is a third party involved in the matter, which not just financed, even to some little extent, the said operation, but has huge expertise in the arrangement and implementation of the secessions for the explicit purpose of a personal financial gain, masked under the intensions of “higher good for the mankind.”

Come the ignitor

Although no substantial financial data is yet to be obtained, as the quarterly and yearly reports due by the end of the current fiscal year, the shadow of the oldest and the most provocative financial speculator – the old-man George Soros – glooms over the Barcelona events.

The EU speech

Some may recall Soros’s heart-breaking, further-EU-integration 2016 speech at the Brussels Economic Forum, when he stated that the EU is in “existential danger,” because of “dysfunctional’ institutions, a persistent austerity policy and outdated treaties.

Calling for "ever closer union", Soros had warned of the ‘hostile powers’ surrounding Europe, such as Russia, Turkey, Egypt. He cautioned of the “rise of anti-European, xenophobic parties that are motivated by values that are diametrically opposed to the values on which the European Union was founded.”

Soros felt that Germany "neither politically motivated nor rich enough to remain the motor of further integration." He strongly opposed the Brexit by stressing that the pound would plunge in value if the British citizens voted for leaving the European Union. Thus, they did and the pound did plunge, just as Soros had predicted.

The aftermath

Afterwards, on Jun 27, 2017, Michael Vachon, a spokesperson for Soros, stated that the “the fund was ‘long’ on the pound even after the vote, thus losing money.”

Nonetheless, on Jun 29, 2017, it was confirmed that Soros had made a trading windfall with other positions in expectation of the Brexit, including bets against Deutsche Bank, S&P 500 Index, Barrick Gold and the SPDR Gold Trust ETF, thus making €100M from the bet against the German bank alone.

Some would say “smart move,” to others it’s just a hypocritical way of playing the market by the “righteous man” within his “paragon of virtue.”

That was then, where is the current Soros – Catalan connection?

Since the fiscal reports are still awaited for and his current filings give little insight into how he may have anticipated the current European crisis, there is a substantial evidence of Soros’s involvement in the Catalexit.

In the same speech Soros had argued to reform EU by combining the "top-down approach of the EU institutions with the bottom-up movements that are necessary to engage the electorate," which supposedly would create a "multi-speed" and a "multi-track" Europe "that would allow member states a wider variety of choices."

Source is Soros?

Thus, Soros did provide the bottom-up movements with the capital to engage the electorate and give a wider variety of choices, including secession, to the EU member states.

Prior to the Nov 9, 2014 Catalan self-determination referendum (aka Citizen Participation Process) on the Political Future of Catalonia, George Soros’s Foundation, Open Society Initiative for Europe, had funded organizations fighting for the independence of Catalonia.

According to the Soros Foundation’s internal documents, $27,049 were provided to the Consell de Diplomàcia Pública de Catalunya (Catalonia’s Council for Public Diplomacy in Catalonia), an organization established by the Catalonia’s Generalitat.

At the same time $24,973 were given to the Centre d’Informació i Documentació Internacionals a Barcelona (the Barcelona Centre for International Information and Documentation), an independent think tank, playing the role of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Notwithstanding the amount of the mentioned contributions to the cause, Soros’s involvement in the matter of Catalan secession appears to be undeniable.

Rope-a-dope

Though Soros had claimed and did match up his investments in line with his prognoses of the future US market falter due to uncertainties concerning Trump just a month ago, it seems that he pulled a “rope-a-dope,” by simultaneously putting “short” on the EU markets, as he had done on many previous occasions.

Even as the full disclosure is yet to come, there is a certainty that Soros has other currency, interest rate, fixed income, or derivative bets that were positioned for a turn in EU markets.

The Devaluation script worked again

Thus, it’s fair to argue that Soros had achieved the long-devised and tested script for the Devaluation outcome, but this time concerning “so-much-loved-and-cared-for” Europe, while once again causing mayhem, injuring thousands and ever expanding economic crisis.

Considering Soros’s profits from just the 1992 UK’s “Black Wednesday,” 2016 Brexit initiated “Black Friday” and the current financial fiasco caused by the Catalexit, it’s fair to say that he had scored a trifecta on Europe.

The ball is EU’s corner…

National Bank of Georgia talks about 3 key challenges in financial sector
National Bank of Georgia talks about 3 key challenges in financial sector
Georgia's gov't places funds on term deposits at commercial banks
Georgia's gov't places funds on term deposits at commercial banks
COVID-19 cases exceed  22,500 in Georgia
COVID-19 cases exceed 22,500 in Georgia
Loading Bars
Latest
Azerbaijani Central Bank unveils amount of foreign currency sold to local banks
Oil demand has yet to peak for two key reasons
Karabakh conflict should be settled on issues of boundary lines, sovereignty issues - US Ambassador to NATO
Armenians fire at Azerbaijan’s Gabala and Kurdamir cities by using Elbrus ballistic missiles (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan-Russia strategic partnership to reach high level
'NATO not part of Karabakh conflict', Stoltenberg tells Armenia
Azerbaijan shows video footage of captured military equipment of Armenian Armed Forces (VIDEO)
Gold, silver prices in Azerbaijan down
Armenian servicemen refusing to fight, says Azerbaijani MoD
National Bank of Georgia talks about 3 key challenges in financial sector
Armenia must leave occupied Azerbaijani lands, says Turkish president's aide
Uzbekistan to increase electricity supply to Afghanistan
Civilian wounded from Armenian Armed Forces' missile attack on Azerbaijan's Gabala
Turkmenistan to take measures to increase volume of domestic production
Russian businessmen intend to expand their activities in Azerbaijan
Georgia's gov't places funds on term deposits at commercial banks
Turkish export of jewelry to Kyrgyzstan decreases
Gold producing plant to introduce environment preserving technology in Kazakhstan's Zhambyl
Pashinyan's Facebook post on "shortcut to victory" ridiculed by Arab readers (PHOTOS)
Mineral reserves of deoccupied Azerbaijani territories will be recalculated - MENR
Deeper recession averted in Azerbaijan, says CBA chairman
Uzbekistan, India in talks over bilateral co-op in healthcare sphere
Pashinyan's statement on absence of diplomatic settlement for Karabakh conflict reveals Armenia's intentions
Azerbaijan's exports to Russia climbs
Turkmenistan plans to attract investment for lending to industries
Kazakhstan’s oil producing company opens tender to buy spares
Kazakhstan's coal extracting venture to buy pumps via tender
Uzbekistan's foreign trade turnover decrease for 9M2020
COVID-19 cases exceed 22,500 in Georgia
Azerbaijani Access Bank's total assets up
SOCAR starts gas supplies to Turkey’s major tourist destination
Azerbaijani MFA comments on Armenian prime minister saying there is no diplomatic solution to Krabakh conflict
Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina appears in popular TV programs to discuss situation in Nagorno-Karabakh
Value of jewelry exports from Turkey to Kazakhstan rise
LUKOIL actively working on production of hard-to-recover reserves
Iran Khodro Automaker Company increases its manufacturing
Citrus harvest begins in Georgian Adjara
Italy hikes import of jewelry from Turkey in September 2020
Missiles fired at Gabala launched from Gafan and Jermuk regions of Armenia, says assistant to Azerbaijani president (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan starts repairing sub-artesian wells in liberated lands
Ministry of Defense Industry continues production of combat UAVs for Azerbaijani army (PHOTO)
LUKOIL to apply integrated management technology in over 80 fields
Volume of exported isogam construction product from Turkmenistan revealed
IMF talks about Georgia's economic growth prospects
Azerbaijani oil prices decline
Update on implementation of gas processing project in Uzbekistan’s Gazli
Amazon announces $100 million logistics investment in Mexico
Azerbaijan's relations with Russia in agro-industrial complex entering new dev't stage
British Airways-owner IAG reports 1.3 billion euro loss in third quarter
Low-cost air company Ryanair not to commence flights in Georgia
Armenian ban on import of Turkish goods not to impact Turkey's economy, says Turkish government
President Ilham Aliyev receives Turkish Chief Ombudsman (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan's state budget expenditures for 9M2020 published
Gold production surges in Kazakhstan year-on-year
Georgia removed from list of safe countries
Armenia continues its War Crimes against civilians - Azerbaijani top official
Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi Oil Refineries working to increase volume, types of products
The Islamic Development Bank and The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation hold a webinar on AgriTech & Digital Supply Chain
Iran’s CBI reveals amount of currency sold to exchange offices
Israel's nine-month import of jewelry from Turkey down
Third session of the Joint Committee on Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates was held
Moody’s Affirms ICIEC Aa3 Insurance Financial Strength Rating (IFSR) with Stable Outlook for the 13th Consecutive Year
Trade services take largest share of market services provided in Uzbekistan
Cars with slogans 'Karabakh is Azerbaijan' on London streets (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Iranian currency rates for October 22
Armenian Armed Forces firing at Azerbaijani positions in Fuzuli district
Sporting events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
Turkmenistan, UAE consider possibility of using sea transport to promote trade, economic ties
Iran Dairy Industries Company boosts its exports
Azerbaijani currency rates for Oct. 22
Volunteers in Armenian army fled leaving fire positions - MoD
Trying to integrate into Europe, Pashinyan turns its back on Moscow, says Azerbaijani MP
Armenian Armed Forces fired ballistic missiles at Azerbaijan's Siyazan, Gabala and Kurdamir - MoD
Uzbekistan reveals 119 more COVID-19 cases
Iran offers new incentives to exporters
Iran to offer privately generated electricity via stock exchange
Iran welcomes Pakistani investment in Chabahar
Iran to decide on bartering the goods and foreign exchange supply
Iran announces readiness to commit its JCPOA commitments
Defense Ministry talks heavy losses of Armenian Armed Forces in Azerbaijan's Agdere
Armenian armed forces exposed to heavy casualties - Azerbaijani MoD
Kazakhstan plans to develop basic elements of ICT architecture of subsurface use
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs hold phone talk
"Letter to soldier" project held for personnel of Azerbaijani Armed Forces participating in battles
Azerbaijan liberates its territories from occupation by successful operation, says ambassador of Pakistan
Realizing army's incompetence, Pashinyan calls on civilian population to take up arms
Iran, Kazakhstan hold joint consular meeting
Kazakhstan adds 141 new daily COVID-19 cases
France's COVID-19 cases top 1 million
15 illegal immigrants die off Libyan coast
Facebook launches dating service in Europe
Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 155,000
5.2-magnitude quake hits 52 km SSW of Lithakia, Greece
Canada PM Trudeau wins backing of opposition party to avoid snap election
Moscow's death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases rises by 66
Spain's COVID-19 cases top 1 mln
UAE sends fifth medical aid plane to Kazakhstan in fight against COVID-19
Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia, Ukraine are valuable partners of NATO
Iran sees Russia as key defense partner
France's new daily COVID-19 cases above 25,000 again
All news