The late Yuri Bezmenov, former head of the KGB’s foreign propaganda and disinformation campaigns, in one of his lectures after defecting to the west, referred to feminists as “useful idiots”.
Bezmenov accused western feminists of being self-serving and dishonorable.
He accused them of undermining the interests of their own communities with scurrilous unproven theories and disinformation which served no woman or cause anywhere.
He had in fact planted many of these feminist theories and ‘facts’ as at major US and English universities as part of his work.
Feminists served themselves he said.
Closely examining the performances of prominent feminist and foreign minister of Australia Julie Bishop, her idol ex-presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton and feminists like Gloria Steinem-Hillary Clinton’s ideologue, the words of the dead Bezmenov suddenly appear to comes to life.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will wind up on April 15, 2017.
The wind-up will mark the demise of a highly controversial organisation plagued with accusations of being a slush fund, a pay-to-play scheme involved in the destabilisation of developing countries the world over.
The Washington Times reports documents filed with the New York Department of Labor on Jan 12, 2017 show the official “discontinuation” of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Brian Morgenstern of the Republican Party opined that the CGI was a slush fund and a pay-to-play scheme as governments had drastically reduced their donations once it was accepted that Hillary Clinton would not be US president.
Australia, unknown to its citizens, is one such donour country.
The wind-up is the result of WikiLeaks (and other sources) revelations of intimate details of the CGI’s alleged shady practices and the direct involvement of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unsuccessful 2016 US presidential hopeful in the destabilisation of many countries through regime change.
The Clinton Foundation began its CGI in 2005.
It was set up as a networking platform mainly for the ‘power women cult’ that Hillary Clinton inspired worldwide.
The actual objectives of the CGI have always been rather vague and difficult to deduce apart from its destructive regime change objectives.
The Australian government gave $88 million over a ten year period to the CGI.
By whose authority the Rudd, Gillard and possibly Abbot and Turnbull governments “donated” taxpayer funds to the discredited CGI is not known.
Links to the Australian Women’s Electoral Lobby, publisher Ann Summers, high ranking cabinet ministers and the wife of a former Australian prime minister have all been mentioned in dispatches in this context.
The Atlantic reported that the alleged pay-to-play scheme of the CGI was brought to light by WikiLeaks in leaked emails.
One of these emails reveals that King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to pay CGI $12 million and host a CGI summit on condition Hillary Clinton’s presence at the meeting in May 2015 would be assured.
The CGI financed and set up the “Women of Courage” Award.
It is an award designed to honour and legitimise the otherwise illegal activities of supporters of CGI’s regime change objectives in target countries like Malaysia.
Recipients of the award include Maria Bashir, the female chief prosecutor of Herat province Afghanistan.
Herat under Bashir witnessed more stoning and jailing of women for adultery “zina” under Sharia law than that in any male dominated province – Times of London, 22 October 2012.
Ambiga who leads the notoriously corrupt and shady regime change movement called Bersih seeking to overthrow the government of Malaysia is also a recipient of that award.
Huma Abedin, the Clinton aide who spilled the beans on the CGI and the illegal activities of the Clintons, when cornered by the FBI in the final days of the 2016 presidential elections, later wrote of Hillary Clinton thus: “She created this mess and she knows it”.
Huma in fact disclosed much more to the FBI about Hillary Clinton and her networks – including a conspiracy by former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to indemnify Hillary for her email leaks – and other Department of Justice (DOJ) illegal activities.
Huma, it is alleged, was confronted by an outraged Hillary Clinton over the leaks in the dying days of the US presidential campaign.
Clinton it is alleged turned on Huma, abandoning her and her husband “throwing them under a bus”.
Julie Bishop, Australia’s controversial foreign minister herself under siege from allegations of corruption, whilst a supporter of “corruption” allegations against Malaysian prime minister and his government, has now been caught up yet again trying to protect her government from another scandal.
This time involving East Timor and the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ).
Bishop is now desperately having to explain why she stripped an ex-Australian spy identified only by the initial “K” of his Australian international passport to prevent his traveling to The Hague to testify in matters relating to the background of the Timor Leste vs Australia case.
“K” was to testify as a witness to Australian spying on the East Timor government at the time of the Timor Sea case.
At the ICJ the tiny independent state of Timor Leste was pitted against its giant neighbour bullying it over territorial boundaries and oil rights in the Timor Sea.
Ad hoc judge at the ICJ at the time of the Timor sea matter is former Australian High Court judge Ian Callinan QC.
Ian Callinan a discredited legal practitioner and highly controversial former High Court of Australia judge whose professional integrity is the ongoing subject of scrutiny by many sat as an ICJ judge in the Timor Leste case.
Callinan is no stranger to controversy because of his past as a lawyer (White Industries (Qld) Pty Ltd v Flower & Hart (1998) 156 ALR 169).
There he was revealed as the instigator of litigation initiatives brought not to vindicate his client’s rights, but to achieve collateral advantages for the client, constituting gross abuse of the Court’s process.
In the Timor Leste case, Callinan sat on an interlocutory application addressing how to handle material seized by Australia’s intelligence agency from the Canberra office of Timor’s Australian lawyer.
The Court’s final declaration – that Australia shall not interfere in any way in communications between Timor-Leste and its legal advisers in connection with the ongoing arbitration, future negotiations, or the present ICJ proceedings – was resisted by one dissenter alone: Judge Callinan who took a political rather than jurisprudential stance.
He sought to justify his dissent by stating: “It would not be reasonable to indicate a further measure or to expect Australia to undertake not to ‘eavesdrop’ on or intercept the communications of Timor-Leste as that would or might suggest that Australia has done so, or will do so in the future, matters that would require cogent and persuasive evidence not produced here.”
On the question of judicial misconduct and the law, former Supreme Court of Queensland Justice Angelo Vasta received no such leniency from criticism from his government.
He was removed from office in 1989 for something much less than the misconduct of Callinan and other serving justices like John Byrne.
Byrne secretly taped the private conversations between himself and the former Chief Justice of Queensland Tim Carmody threatening to reveal the contents of that conversation, an offence equal to blackmail.
Callinan continues to practice as an arbitrator and barrister in his controversial home state of Queensland.
John Byrne J remains on the Supreme Court of Queensland bench.
Others of their ranks who are equally guilty of misconduct, racial vilification and favouritsm also remain on the bench protected by a spineless government and a corrupt Bar.
Allegations of failure to disclose conflicts, potential conflicts and siding with the top end of town persist against the Callinan to this day (and other judges of the Queensland Supreme and Federal Courts).
More recently allegations against some of Queensland’s top judges and barristers were reported to have come from their hacked conversations and correspondences by former resident of Brisbane, Lithuanian Alexie Kuznetsov.
The writer an MO reader is resident in London. He was once employed as a senior researcher at two US governmental agencies between 1982 and 1996.