martes, 9 de junio de 2015

Pedro Sanchez se va a Austria al Club Bilderberg

Pedro Sanchez acompañado por lo mejorcito de la sociedad española capitalista y vendida a Sion, Anita Botín, y JL Cebrián, se van unos días a Austria a ver a sus amigos/jefes del club Bilderberg.

Otro años más, el listado:

Bilderberg Meetings

Telfs-Buchen, Austria 11 - 14 June 2015

Final list of Participants

Castries, Henri deChairman and CEO, AXA GroupFRA
Achleitner, Paul M.Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AGDEU
Agius, MarcusNon-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting GroupGBR
Ahrenkiel, ThomasDirector, Danish Intelligence Service (DDIS)DNK
Allen, John R.Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of StateUSA
Altman, Roger C.Executive Chairman, EvercoreUSA
Applebaum, AnneDirector of Transitions Forum, Legatum InstitutePOL
Apunen, MattiDirector, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVAFIN
Baird, ZoëCEO and President, Markle FoundationUSA
Balls, Edward M.Former Shadow Chancellor of the ExchequerGBR
Balsemão, Francisco PintoChairman, Impresa SGPSPRT
Barroso, José M. DurãoFormer President of the European CommissionPRT
Baverez, NicolasPartner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLPFRA
Benko, RenéFounder, SIGNA Holding GmbHAUT
Bernabè, FrancoChairman, FB Group SRLITA
Beurden, Ben vanCEO, Royal Dutch Shell plcNLD
Bigorgne, LaurentDirector, Institut MontaigneFRA
Boone, LaurenceSpecial Adviser on Financial and Economic Affairs to the PresidentFRA
Botín, Ana P.Chairman, Banco SantanderESP
Brandtzæg, Svein RichardPresident and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASANOR
Bronner, OscarPublisher, Standard VerlagsgesellschaftAUT
Burns, WilliamPresident, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceUSA
Calvar, PatrickDirector General, DGSIFRA
Castries, Henri deChairman, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman and CEO, AXA GroupFRA
Cebrián, Juan LuisExecutive Chairman, Grupo PRISAESP
Clark, W. EdmundRetired Executive, TD Bank GroupCAN
Coeuré, BenoîtMember of the Executive Board, European Central BankINT
Coyne, AndrewEditor, Editorials and Comment, National PostCAN
Damberg, Mikael L.Minister for Enterprise and InnovationSWE
De Gucht, KarelFormer EU Trade Commissioner, State MinisterBEL
Dijsselbloem, JeroenMinister of FinanceNLD
Donilon, Thomas E.Former U.S. National Security Advisor; Partner and Vice Chair, O'Melveny & Myers LLPUSA
Döpfner, MathiasCEO, Axel Springer SEDEU
Dowling, AnnPresident, Royal Academy of EngineeringGBR
Dugan, ReginaVice President for Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects, GoogleUSA
Eilertsen, TrinePolitical Editor, AftenpostenNOR
Eldrup, MereteCEO, TV 2 Danmark A/SDNK
Elkann, JohnChairman and CEO, EXOR; Chairman, Fiat Chrysler AutomobilesITA
Enders, ThomasCEO, Airbus GroupDEU
Erdoes, MaryCEO, JP Morgan Asset ManagementUSA
Fairhead, RonaChairman, BBC TrustGBR
Federspiel, UlrikExecutive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/SDNK
Feldstein, Martin S.President Emeritus, NBER;  Professor of Economics, Harvard UniversityUSA
Ferguson, NiallProfessor of History, Harvard University, Gunzberg Center for European StudiesUSA
Fischer, HeinzFederal PresidentAUT
Flint, Douglas J.Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plcGBR
Franz, ChristophChairman of the Board, F. Hoffmann-La Roche LtdCHE
Fresco, Louise O.President and Chairman Executive Board, Wageningen University and Research CentreNLD
Griffin, KennethFounder and CEO, Citadel Investment Group, LLCUSA
Gruber, LilliExecutive Editor and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TVITA
Guriev, SergeiProfessor of Economics, Sciences PoRUS
Gürkaynak, GönençManaging Partner, ELIG Law FirmTUR
Gusenbauer, AlfredFormer Chancellor of the Republic of AustriaAUT
Halberstadt, VictorProfessor of Economics, Leiden UniversityNLD
Hampel, ErichChairman, UniCredit Bank Austria AGAUT
Hassabis, DemisVice President of Engineering, Google DeepMindGBR
Hesoun, WolfgangCEO, Siemens AustriaAUT
Hildebrand, PhilippVice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.CHE
Hoffman, ReidCo-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedInUSA
Ischinger, WolfgangChairman, Munich Security ConferenceINT
Jacobs, Kenneth M.Chairman and CEO, LazardUSA
Jäkel, JuliaCEO, Gruner + JahrDEU
Johnson, James A.Chairman, Johnson Capital PartnersUSA
Juppé, AlainMayor of Bordeaux, Former Prime MinisterFRA
Kaeser, JoePresident and CEO, Siemens AGDEU
Karp, AlexCEO, Palantir TechnologiesUSA
Kepel, GillesUniversity Professor, Sciences PoFRA
Kerr, JohnDeputy Chairman, Scottish PowerGBR
Kesici, IlhanMP, Turkish ParliamentTUR
Kissinger, Henry A.Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.USA
Kleinfeld, KlausChairman and CEO, AlcoaUSA
Knot, Klaas H.W.President, De Nederlandsche BankNLD
Koç, Mustafa V.Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.TUR
Kravis, Henry R.Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.USA
Kravis, Marie-JoséeSenior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson InstituteUSA
Kudelski, AndréChairman and CEO, Kudelski GroupCHE
Lauk, KurtPresident, Globe Capital PartnersDEU
Lemne, CarolaCEO, The Confederation of Swedish EnterpriseSWE
Levey, StuartChief Legal Officer, HSBC Holdings plcUSA
Leyen, Ursula von derMinister of DefenceDEU
Leysen, ThomasChairman of the Board of Directors, KBC GroupBEL
Maher, ShirazSenior Research Fellow, ICSR, King's College LondonGBR
Markus Lassen, ChristinaHead of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and StabilisationDNK
Mathews, Jessica T.Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceUSA
Mattis, JamesDistinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversityUSA
Maudet, PierreVice-President of the State Council, Department of Security, Police and the Economy of GenevaCHE
McKay, David I.President and CEO, Royal Bank of CanadaCAN
Mert, NurayColumnist, Professor of Political Science, Istanbul UniversityTUR
Messina, JimCEO, The Messina GroupUSA
Michel, CharlesPrime MinisterBEL
Micklethwait, JohnEditor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LPUSA
Minton Beddoes, ZannyEditor-in-Chief, The EconomistGBR
Monti, MarioSenator-for-life; President, Bocconi UniversityITA
Mörttinen, LeenaExecutive Director, The Finnish Family Firms AssociationFIN
Mundie, Craig J.Principal, Mundie & AssociatesUSA
Munroe-Blum, HeatherChairperson, Canada Pension Plan Investment BoardCAN
Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of theNLD
O'Leary, MichaelCEO, Ryanair PlcIRL
Osborne, GeorgeFirst Secretary of State and Chancellor of the ExchequerGBR
Özel, SoliColumnist, Haberturk Newspaper; Senior Lecturer, Kadir Has UniversityTUR
Papalexopoulos, DimitriGroup CEO, Titan Cement Co.GRC
Pégard, CatherinePresident, Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of VersaillesFRA
Perle, Richard N.Resident Fellow, American Enterprise InstituteUSA
Petraeus, David H.Chairman, KKR Global InstituteUSA
Pikrammenos, PanagiotisHonorary President of The Hellenic Council of StateGRC
Reisman, Heather M.Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.CAN
Rocca, GianfeliceChairman, Techint GroupITA
Roiss, GerhardCEO, OMV AustriaAUT
Rubin, Robert E.Co Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the TreasuryUSA
Rutte, MarkPrime MinisterNLD
Sadjadpour, KarimSenior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceUSA
Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, PedroLeader, Partido Socialista Obrero Español PSOEESP
Sawers, JohnChairman and Partner, Macro Advisory PartnersGBR
Sayek Böke, SelinVice President, Republican People’s PartyTUR
Schmidt, Eric E.Executive Chairman, Google Inc.USA
Scholten, RudolfCEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AGAUT
Senard, Jean-DominiqueCEO, Michelin GroupFRA
Sevelda, KarlCEO, Raiffeisen Bank International AGAUT
Stoltenberg, JensSecretary General, NATOINT
Stubb, AlexanderMinister of FinanceFIN
Suder, KatrinDeputy Minister of DefenseDEU
Sutherland, Peter D.UN Special Representative; Chairman, Goldman Sachs InternationalIRL
Svanberg, Carl-HenricChairman, BP plc; Chairman, AB VolvoSWE
Svarva, OlaugCEO, The Government Pension Fund NorwayNOR
Thiel, Peter A.President, Thiel CapitalUSA
Tsoukalis, LoukasPresident, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign PolicyGRC
Üzümcü, AhmetDirector-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsINT
Vitorino, António M.Partner, Cuetrecasas, Concalves Pereira, RLPRT
Wallenberg, JacobChairman, Investor ABSWE
Weber, VinPartner, Mercury LLCUSA
Wolf, Martin H.Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial TimesGBR
Wolfensohn, James D.Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and CompanyUSA
Zoellick, Robert B.Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs GroupUSA

domingo, 7 de junio de 2015

FIFA Scandal Punches Hole in Our Daily Fantasies

por  Ulson Gunnar (NEO)

First appeared:

How our "escapes" may be fueling the very source of our daily miseries in the first place.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) appears to most as yet another monolithic institution constructing one of many walls of our modern, civilized world. Above questioning, it is an institution many depend on for entertainment and solace in their otherwise meaningless and mundane lives. Attaching their ego to FIFA allows them, if only for a moment, to participate in the challenge and glory they perceive as playing out on the football pitch.

Yet recently, FIFA has escaped from the pages of the sports section, and sneaked onto the front of newspapers and in the lead of news broadcasts worldwide, not because of their function as a sports institution, but because of immense corruption revealed amid their inner workings.

This pinhole through the fabric of our comfortable fantasy world gives us but a limited glimpse into the rot that lays on the other side, one of corruption, debauchery and the leveraging of a popular sport to advance geopolitical ambitions. Peering through that pinhole, we see financial corruption, bribery and political maneuvering involving Fortune 500 corporations, notorious state-sponsors of terrorism and a US law enforcement agency that believes its jurisdiction extends across the entire surface of the planet.

Indeed, behind the seemingly harmless facade of professional sports, we see just about everything that is wrong with this planet staring us back in the face.

Corporate-Subsidized Bread & Circus 

For starters, the shame game surrounding the recent scandal included newspapers encapsulating just how big FIFA is, including the listing of the sponsors that keep it in business. This includes Adidas, Coca-Cola, Sony, Visa, McDonald's, Castrol, Johnson & Johnson, and others. People spending their free time, money, and attention on football are likely unaware of and/or unconcerned with the unwarranted power and influence of these corporations and the role they play in influencing the daily misery these people seek an escape from through football games in the first place.

What empires throughout human history have learned well is that an exploited population will literally let their lives fall apart around them if only you provide for them "bread and circus" in ample quantities even up to and including the day the empire itself collapses.

The current corporacratic empire ruling over the planet today has a multitude of spectacles and distractions to accomplish this same function with and in ways the ancient Romans could never have imagined.

The Weaponization of Sports 

To cash in the greatest possible value of this popular distraction and the current hysteria surrounding the scandal it is now embroiled in, media houses and various legal institutions across North America and Europe have decided to use this opportunity to take shots at their enemies geopolitically. Making Russia appear as somehow involved in or even behind the recent FIFA scandal simply adds to an already concerted full-spectrum public relations attack on Moscow.

Meanwhile, these same media houses pay lip-service to Qatar's questionable World Cup bid simply to make it seem this nation, led by an unelected hereditary dictator, openly sponsoring terrorism across the planet in tandem with its neighboring Arabian autocracies, may too risk losing its chance to host the Cup.

In reality, one must seriously ponder the question as to why Qatar would have been considered in the first place. After all, nations with elected governments, even if those elections are considered "rigged," have been condemned and deprived of their dignity for far less by the US and EU.

We see yet another issue intentionally leveraged with familiar double standards applied to redefine reality for what influential interests across the Western World must assume is an infinitely impressionable public.

US Agencies, Global Jurisdiction 

Another troubling aspect revealed during the FIFA scandal is the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) extending its jurisdiction far beyond the territorial borders of the United States, literally encompassing the entire planet.

Reuters would report:

The FBI's investigation of bribery and corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said. 

Russia and Qatar have denied wrongdoing in the conduct of their bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, which were not the subject of charges announced by U.S. prosecutors a week ago against FIFA officials that stunned world soccer.
But Reuters never explains why the FBI has any say in this matter in the first place. FIFA is based in Paris, France. Neither Russia nor Qatar fall within American borders. Exactly how does an alleged scandal involving three separate nations oceans away from the US involve the FBI?

Rather than any particular legal or moral obligation, Washington likely feels that pressuring both its allies and enemies through strictly geopolitical channels alone is no longer adequate, and decided to derail the supply trains of bread & circus for football fans who exist mostly beyond North America.

Once again, the world is faced with either capitulating to US pressure, or allowing the US to further isolate itself through its inappropriate, unsolicited meddling.

For the rest of the world, the public must begin to understand that absolutely everything that constitutes their modern civilization is controlled and therefore tainted by unsavory special interests who can take everything, including a fun game, and turn it into a geopolitical weapon, a means of manipulating public perception and yet another distraction to consume our time, energy and attention from paying it toward real issues.

For nations like Russia where football is popular, it pays a price for involving itself with institutions of, by and for the very special interests that would like to see Moscow reduced to its former 1990's level of disorganization and impotence so that it, like the EU and all of North America, can also be mercilessly looted. While Russia and the rest of BRICS seek an escape from Western monetary, security and legal monopolies, perhaps it is time to seek an escape from those involving professional sports as well...

jueves, 4 de junio de 2015

Los yihadistas al servicio del imperialismo

por Thierry Meyssan

Los gobiernos occidentales ya ni siquiera tratan de esconder el uso de yihadistas. ¿Ejemplos? La OTAN derrocó a Kadhafi utilizando a al-Qaeda como fuerza terrestre; Israel sacó a los “cascos azules” del Golán y los reemplazó por los hombres de al-Nusra; la coalición internacional contra el Emirato Islámico permitió que los yihadistas tomaran Palmira para perjudicar al gobierno de Siria. Es fácil entender los intereses de las potencias occidentales, pero resulta menos evidente entender por qué y de qué manera los yihadistas prestan servicio al Tío Sam en nombre del Corán.

l jeque Yussuf al-Qaradawi, gurú de la Hermandad Musulmana y predicador estelar del Corán en la televisión qatarí Al-Jazeera, bendice a los yihadistas que operan en Siria e Irak y afirma, muy seriamente, que si Mahoma viviese, hoy sería aliado de la OTAN.

A menudo nos preguntamos cómo se las arreglan el Pentágono y la CIA para manipular a millones de musulmanes y lograr que luchen por los intereses del Tío Sam. Si bien es cierto que algunos líderes son agentes pagados, también es verdad que la mayoría de los yihadistas creen que luchan y mueren por ir al paraíso. La respuesta es extremadamente simple: partiendo de la retórica de la Hermandad Musulmana es posible apartarse de la realidad humana y enviarlos a matar a cualquiera, como agitando un trapo rojo ante un toro.

Oficialmente, el Emirato Islámico se separó de al-Qaeda y no reconoce la autoridad de Ayman al-Zawahiri. Sin embargo, en muchos lugares, como en la región siria de Qalamun, es imposible diferenciar a los seguidores del Emirato Islámico de los de al-Qaeda: los mismos yihadistas utilizan simultáneamente las dos etiquetas.

Por supuesto, siempre habrá quien responda que todo no pasa de ser una diferencia de orden personal surgida simplemente porque Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi quiere ser jefe en lugar del jefe. Pero el hecho es que el Emirato Islámico y al-Qaeda, aunque utilizan retóricas muy diferentes, recurren exactamente a las mismas prácticas.

Tienen en común las consignas de la Hermandad Musulmana: «Nuestra Constitución es el Corán», «La solución es el islam». La vida piadosa se hace así extremadamente simple. No importa que el Creador nos haya hecho inteligentes, invariablemente y sin importar las circunstancias, hay que aplicar la palabra divina como si fuésemos máquinas. Y si la situación no aparece en El Libro… la solución es destruirlo todo. Por supuesto, los resultados de esa forma de actuar son catastróficos y esas organizaciones han sido incapaces de instaurar en ningún lugar nada que se parezca al inicio de la sociedad perfecta que dicen desear.

La diferencia reside en la historia de ambos grupos:
Desde 1979 hasta 1995, o sea desde la operación de la CIA en Afganistán hasta la Conferencia Árabe Popular e Islámica de Khartum, los mercenarios de Osama ben Laden luchaban contra la Unión Soviética con ayuda pública de Estados Unidos.
Desde 1995 hasta 2011, o sea desde la Conferencia de Khartum hasta la operación «Tridente de Neptuno», al-Qaeda exponía una retórica contra «los judíos y los cruzados» mientras seguía luchando contra Rusia en Yugoslavia y Chechenia.
Y a partir de 2011, o sea desde la «primavera árabe», al-Qaeda ha apoyado a la OTAN, en Libia, y a Israel, en la frontera del Golán ocupado.

Pero la opinión pública occidental no ha seguido esa evolución. Está convencida del peligro de un mítico expansionismo ruso, se obstina en atribuir a los yihadistas los atentados del 11 de septiembre, no ve la realidad sobre lo sucedido en Libia y en la frontera del Golán ocupado por Israel y se aferra por ello a la errónea idea que presenta a al-Qaeda como una organización terrorista antiimperialista. Los árabes, mientras tanto, no se basan en los hechos sino que eligen –según los casos– la realidad o la propaganda occidental para inventarse así una narración romántica sobre al-Qaeda.

El Emirato Islámico, por su parte, se aleja del Corán y se acerca a los neoconservadores. Asegura que los principales enemigos son… otros musulmanes: los chiitas y sus aliados. Prefiere olvidar la época de la guerra en Bosnia, donde la Legión Árabe de ben Laden gozaba del respaldo simultaneo de Estados Unidos, Arabia Saudita e Irán. Pero, ¿quiénes son los aliados de los chiitas? La República Árabe Siria (Estado laico) y la Yihad Islámica palestina (sunnita). En otras palabras, el Emirato Islámico lucha prioritariamente contra el Eje de la Resistencia, que se opone al imperialismo. De hecho, el Emirato Islámico asume su papel como aliado objetivo de Estados Unidos y de Israel en el «Medio Oriente ampliado», aunque dice ser –teóricamente– enemigo de ambos.

La maleabilidad de ambas organizaciones reside en su ideología de base, que es la de la Hermandad Musulmana. Por eso resulta lógico el hecho que casi todos los jefes yihadistas han sido miembros en algún momento de alguna rama de la Hermandad Musulmana. Por eso es también totalmente lógico el hecho que la CIA ha respaldado no sólo la Hermandad Musulmana egipcia, desde que esta fue recibida en la Casa Blanca por el presidente Eisenhower –en 1955–, sino también todas sus ramas extranjeras y todos sus grupos disidentes. En definitiva, el califato que soñaba Hassan el-Bana, el mismo que dicen querer Ayman al-Zawahiri y Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, no busca volver a la Edad de Oro del Islam sino instaurar el reino del oscurantismo.

Así lo confirmó, el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Francia, Laurent Fabius, en 2012 –o sea antes de la escisión entre al-Qaeda y el Emirato Islámico– cuando declaraba: «En el terreno, ¡están haciendo un buen trabajo!»