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    Default Covert external funding of extremism plus

    Three reports in three days that governments are to investigate external funding of extremism, whether in political groups, mosques or other activity. Almost as if an orchestrated series of reports:

    1) Yesterday I posted on Has Iran covertly funded Podemos in Spain? on http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=15588 :
    Podemos, the leftist party that emerged as the major success story in last month’s indecisive Spanish general election, has been accused of receiving illicit funding from the Iranian government. The party, which campaigned on a platform of combatting corruption and slowing the pace of crippling austerity, is reported to be under investigation by a division of the Spanish police that has previously looked into graft allegations against other political parties.
    Link:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6813006.html

    2) Hat tip to Kaur who has reported on Russian support for right wing extremist / nationalist parties for sometime now (on http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=20641 ) and posted earlier today:
    American intelligence agencies are to conduct a major investigation into how the Kremlin is infiltrating political parties in Europe, it can be revealed.
    James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has been instructed by the US Congress to conduct a major review into Russian clandestine funding of European parties over the last decade.
    Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ing-in-EU.html

    3) From The Guardian (UK) with the headline & sub-title:
    Inquiry into foreign backers of UK extremists gets green light; Move could lead to potential standoff with key Gulf ally Saudi Arabia
    Which also cites Germany:
    Last month Angela Merkel’s deputy, Sigmar Gabriel, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that the Saudi regime posed a danger to public security through its support for Wahhabi mosques around the world. Wahhabism, a fundamentalist form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia, has been identified by the European parliament as a driver of global terrorism. Gabriel said: “We have to make clear to the Saudis that the time of looking away is over. Wahhabi mosques all over the world are financed by Saudi Arabia.”
    Link:http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...-uk-extremists

    It is a moot point if any action will follow.
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    Iranian infor warfare underway.....

    How interesting. Leader of PODEMOS even has his phone paid for by HispanTV, Spanish wing of #Iran's Press TV.

    http://goo.gl/kSBTWA

    More roaring successes of that Obama WH Syrian strategy that just needs a little more messaging....in this case alot more messaging to explain.....

    A must read article.......

    The Syrian Intifada

    The Iranian Nuclear Deal and North Korea

    By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on January 18, 2016
    https://kyleorton1991.wordpress.com/...-nuclear-deal-...
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    Le Pen is a massive voice in her support of Russia taking over Crimea and eastern Ukraine.....got 21M Euros a ear ago from a Pu5tin friendly Russian bank..needs more money....

    National Front seeks 20 million euros ($21 million). | French far right short on funds. Can Russia help, again? http://wpo.st/9kUP2
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    Le Pen is a massive voice in her support of Russia taking over Crimea and eastern Ukraine.....got 21M Euros a ear ago from a Pu5tin friendly Russian bank..needs more money....

    National Front seeks 20 million euros ($21 million). | French far right short on funds. Can Russia help, again?http://wpo.st/9kUP2
    APPEARS the first 21M euros had not begun to be fully paid out and then the Russian bank went bankrupt.....one of over 102 that had their banking licenses pulled in 2016

    France: Far-right #NationalFront struggling to raise cash for campaigns after #Russian lender failed. (Bloomberg)
    http://tinyurl.com/hlakuw5

    Interestingly...Le Pen was promised the money right after her visit to Putin and Moscow and after her support for the Crimea annexation and the invasion of Donbass.......Putin is said to have pointed her to this bank which then failed.....owner was a close friend to Putin....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
    APPEARS the first 21M euros had not begun to be fully paid out and then the Russian bank went bankrupt.....one of over 102 that had their banking licenses pulled in 2016

    France: Far-right #NationalFront struggling to raise cash for campaigns after #Russian lender failed. (Bloomberg)
    http://tinyurl.com/hlakuw5

    Interestingly...Le Pen was promised the money right after her visit to Putin and Moscow and after her support for the Crimea annexation and the invasion of Donbass.......Putin is said to have pointed her to this bank which then failed.....owner was a close friend to Putin....
    Russian Deposit Insurance Agency suing Le Pen's Front National to return €9 million that FN received as a loan from a Russian bank in 2014.

    The day after saying she may accept additional funding from Russia, Marine Le Pen calls annexation of Crimea legal.
    http://tass.com/world/923731

    Nothing like Russian pay for play and Le Pen bowing down to money and Putin.....how can she claim to be proFrench when she can only get campaign money outside France....appears there are not enough French neo right wing donors with money....

    SBU reacts to scandalous statement of French presidential candidate on Crimeahttp://www.unian.info/politics/17096...n-crimea.html#
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    Default Murky money in Brexit campaign

    A very curious, if not odd tale:
    The shadowy donor group that gave the Democratic Unionist Party £425,000 during the Brexit referendum campaign has links to the former Director General of the Saudi intelligence service – also the father of the current Saudi Ambassador to the UK – openDemocracy can reveal.
    The donation to Arlene Foster’s party – which was used to fund key Leave campaign advertisements across the UK in the run up to the European referendum – was initially kept hidden because of Northern Ireland’s donor secrecy laws.
    (Near the end) The DUP’s so-called revelation tells us nothing about the true origins of their vast campaign donation.
    Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/adam-ramsay-peter-geoghegan/secretive-dup-brexit-donor-links-to-saudi-intelligence-service?

    Placed here as this thread has a variety of such posts. I do not regard the Brexit campaign as extreme, some do here.
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