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Italian PM met Soros in secret as web of Soros-funded NGO’s is exposed

The Italian Prime Minister met with George Soros in secret in May, just as concerned Italians were beginning to expose the spiderweb of Soros-funded NGO's operating in the country to promote immigration.

Published: August 8, 2017, 9:41 am

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    Based on research by Francesca Totolo, there is an extensive network of open borders activists and organisations funding immigration efforts. Many of them are directly funded by or cooperating with George Soros’ Open Society.

    The “immigration lobby’’ network in Italy is made up of International NGOs financed by the Open Society Foundation (OSF), Italian NGOs financed by OSF and organisations working in colaboration with OSF projects.

    Meanwhile a secret meeting at Palazzo Chigi between George Soros and Prime Minister Gentiloni has raised eyebrows in Italy. The president received the entrepreneur, philanthropist and financier, prompting questions from a senator in May.

    “It is a great surprise to read that the President of the Council, Paolo Gentiloni, has today received the multi-billionaire George Soros, as well as the President of the Federal Republic of Germany who will soon be in Palazzo Chigi. In 1992 Soros caused the devaluation of the lira by 30 percent and the dissipation of 40 000 billion lire of currency reserves of the Bank of Italy, and today he openly supports the largest immigration to Italy, advocates and finances LGBT policies and is in favor of the liberalisation of drugs. It would be interesting to know the reason and the content of this interview, not announced and not reported,” senator Lucio Malan said.

    “I will present a question to Prime Minister Gentiloni to ask why the entrepreneur Soros was present at Palazzo Chigi. Obviously, if he was received at the official headquarters of the government, this is an institutional commitment and it is normal for Parliament to be informed, The role he had in the speculative attack of 1992 against the lira, was considered a legitimate financial operation by him,” Elvira Savino, deputy of Forza Italia, said.

    Matteo Salvini

    There is no mention of the meeting on the government website, adding to rife speculation about the secret visit. Soros had already been named by Lega Nord leader Matteo Salvini as the secret financier behind the NGOs and his well-timed arrival is bound to create further controversy.

    “I am increasingly convinced that there is a clear attempt to replace ethnic peoples with other peoples. This is not an emergent but organised immigration that tends to ethnically replace the Italian people with other peoples,” Salvini said meeting journalists in Catania, after spending the night at Cara di Mineo, a reception centre for migrants.

    “There is no such thing as wars, human rights and despair,” Salvini added. “It is simply an economic and commercial operation funded by people like Soros. As far as I’m concerned, I would outlaw all such institutions – even those funded with just one euro – by people like Soros. They should not be able to set foot in Italy, nor associations from people funded by him.”

    The Open Society Foundations and Associazione Carta di Roma, founded in December 2011, are closely linked. It was set up as a moral code for correct information on immigration. Since February 2016 the “glossary’’ of the Charter of Rome (Carta di Roma) is an integral part of the “Unified charter of duties of the journalist’’. Permanent invited members are the UN High Council for Refugees, the International Organization for Migrations and the National Office against Racial Discrimination.

    The glossary of the Charter of Rome has been revised and corrected by the editors to guarantee political correctness, limiting the use of words that are deemed not suitable when the subject in a news report is without citizenship and in a foreign country. The accepted terms are: asylum seeker, refugee, person protected by subsidiary protection, beneficiary of humanitarian protection, victim of smuggling, or irregular migrant, previously commonly defined as “clandestine”.

    The term “clandestine’’ is now punishable with fines, and warnings from the Order of Journalists. In the majority of cases the Charter of Rome considers redundant mentioning the nationality of those who commit crime on Italian territory.

    Sponsors of the Charter are Open Society Foundations, the UNHCR and the Valdese Church.

    Associazione Carta di Roma lists the following “reliable’’ sources, many of which are Italian or international NGOs directly funded by the Open Society Foundation: Amnesty International, ASGI, Cospe, 21 Luglio, Fortress Europe, A Buon Diritto, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Save The Children, all currently involved in the migrant traffic in the Mediterranean and finally UNAR, recently involved in a scandal of gay prostitution.

    Cospe Onlus is a non-profit, private organisation founded in 1983. It operates in 30 countries with 150 projects “to favour equal and sustainable development, respect of human rights, peace and justice for people’’, supporting the right to international mobility. Its goal is a world where “diversity is considered a value, a world with many voices, where the meeting of different people results in mutual enrichment and where social justice goes through equal rights and opportunities’’.

    Cospe is among the original founders and promoters of SOS Mediterranee Italia, an NGO that works in the Mediterranean cooperating with Médecins Sans Frontières on the ship Acquarius

    Cospe’s partners, include the already mentioned Associazione Carta di Roma, which shares Cospe’s platform on “correct communication’’ on the immigration question, organising seminars for journalists on the topics of immigration and racial discrimination. Carta di Lampedusa (Charter of Lampedusa) is a free association of individuals which was set up in 2014 to work against laws limiting immigration and for the abolition of all European laws that limit freedom of movement.

    ASGI’s task is to disseminate ideas on immigration laws among lawyers, jurists and academics; it has contributed to the creation of national and EU laws on immigration, asylum and citizenship, promoting political dialogue and protection of foreigners. ASGI was founded by the Open Society Foundation and is directly funded by it.

    ASGI also focuses heavily on the current situation in Hungary. The UNHCR requested a temporary suspension of asylum requests to Hungary, according to the rules of the Dublin Treaty: ‘“Given the worsening conditions of asylum seekers in Hungary, we ask to suspend the transfer of any asylum seeker to this country, until the policies of the Hungarian government are not in line with European and international law’’.

    It offers a so-called “anti-discrimination service” with legal aid against ethnic, racial and religious discrimination in Italy, with an operative centre in Milan and a number of secondary centres in Turin, Florence, Naples, Rome and Verona, a network of professionals that collaborate in monitoring discrimination against migrants. It is funded in part by the Open Society Foundations.

    According to ASGI, the reasons for migration to Europe are: “wars, repressive regimes and dictatorships, consequences of colonialism, exploitation of natural resources of the African continent, demographic growth, climate change”.

    Migregroup similarly participates in the project Boats4people, and supports the online platform WatchTheMed, that so-called “death maps” and listing violations of migrant rights at the external frontiers of the EU.

    WatchTheMed was founded by NGO Habeshia run by father Mussie Zerai, where interested Africans can find information on how to arrive in Europe via the Mediterranean with the NGO Sea-Watch, currently present in the Mediterranean transporting migrants to Europe.

    Created in 2014, CILD is a network of organisations to promote rights and freedoms for everyone, with advocacy campaigns, public and legal actions. CILD supports easier access for migrants in face of “mixed influxes’’. After a recent change in the law to welcome unaccompanied minors in Italy, it pushed for a change in citizenship laws, in  the attempt to switch from Ius Sanguinis to Ius Soli.

    CILD activities include, the project Open Migration, which focuses on a “fact-checking of news” on immigration. They counter criticism of the investigation of NGOs in the Mediterranean, and claim that refugee appeals are not overburdening the judicial system.

    They also claim that immigrants are overrepresentated in the jail system due to preventive custody, ignoring the data showing that migrants commit crimes in Italy at 6 times the rate of native Italians.

    The budgets of most these organisations and dependents are often not open for inspection, suggesting no transparency and openness.

    The main theme of the Open Society network is to use anti-discrimination laws to promote unlimited migration via the abolition of borders. The idea is in fact clearly stated in the manifesto of many of these organisations.

    Most organisations promote their extreme views as “fact based’’ or “common sense’’ to give themselves an aura of scientific approach, while providing subjective and ideological interpretation of data and omitting inconvenient information. That is also why they omit the nationality of the criminals.

    Emma Bonino

    The Italian government is currently acting as though they are facing a “natural calamity” and pretend to be not responsible for what is going on in the current migrant crisis. Reality could not be more different.

    The “populist” party Movimento 5 Stelle  found a video where Emma Bonino, former Minister for Foreign Affaris, admitted that the Italian government had agreed that everyone rescued by Frontex should be brought to Italy.

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