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Wall Street Journal “Determines” Russian Election a “Fraud”

Admits “statistical studies can’t prove vote fraud” but US-funded Golos “data” corroborates  conclusion

By Tony Cartalucci | Activist Post | December 28, 2011

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), going to extraordinary lengths to prove a foreign election “fraudulent,” claims to have written a “computer program that downloaded 2,957 web pages posted on Russia’s Central Election Commission website.” They then claim they used another program to mine pages “for precinct-level data extracting outcomes for 95,228 precincts spread across 2,745 electoral commissions.” The Wall Street Journal then had “experts” in “election fraud and statistics” look at the data finding what they called, “the fingerprints of fraud.”

In Wall Street Journal’s article, “Russia’s Dubious Vote,” the authors admit that “the analysis doesn’t in itself prove fraud in Russia’s Dec. 4 parliamentary elections.” But the WSJ then cites “local and international observers,” that corroborate their findings of “fraud” with claims of ballot-box stuffing, vote falsification, and other violations. The only organization WSJ is able to cite by name, however, is US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded GOLOS.

In, “US Caught Meddling in Russian Elections,” GOLOS was noted as being the key “observer” cited across Western media in an attempt to portray the Russian elections as “stolen,” a similar ploy that has been used throughout color revolutions since the ’80s and in particular during the last year of US-backed destabilization also known as the “Arab Spring.” However, GOLOS owes its existence to the US government and in turn the banking oligarchs of Wall Street and London who have been trying in vain to dislodge Russia’s Vladimir Putin from power for years.

Indeed, something is “dubious” about Russia’s elections, namely the concerted, overeager campaign by the West to portray them as fraudulent, to lend ammunition to their stable of US-funded NGOs and opposition leaders now taking to the streets in Moscow, and the Wall Street Journal’s insistence that “local and international observers” back their recent “analysis” but failed to name any beyond a US-funded propaganda front, GOLOS.

That the WSJ disingenuously insisted that GOLOS was “Russia’s main independent election-monitoring group” despite receiving its funding from the US government — hardly independent by any stretch of the imagination — calls into question the alleged computer program they wrote to draw the conclusions they have presented.

A computer program can be written to render any result desired, as the recent “Climate Gate” hoax has proven. It is then only the integrity of those carrying out the analysis and presenting the results that determine the possible veracity of their conclusions. Since the Wall Street Journal makes such overt misrepresentations, such as GOLOS being “independent” when they are clearly, admittedly funded by the US government, indicates that the WSJ lacks such integrity. Instead, they are but the most recent corporate-media propaganda front to jump on the Wall Street-London battlewagon on its way to Moscow.

Wall Street Journal’s Conclusions are Fraudulent as are the Protest Leaders in Russia’s Streets

Meanwhile, Christmas Eve protests in Moscow were once again led by verified agents of Western sedition, namely Alexei Navalny, according to an AP report titled, “Alexei Navalny, Key Engine Behind Russian Protests.” Called a “corruption-fighting lawyer and popular blogger” by AP, who unlike Wall Street Journal, skipped feigned analysis and jumped right to labeling the elections as “shameless falsification,” Navalny is portrayed as a force of reform against a corrupt system.

And while Alexey Navalny is renowned for “exposing corruption,” at least when profitable, those researching his background begin unraveling his own insidious, compromised agenda. Alexey Navalny was a Yale World Fellow, and in his profile it states:

Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders. He has successfully forced companies to disclose more information to their shareholders and has sued individual managers at several major corporations for allegedly corrupt practices. Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party YABLOKO. In 2010, he launched RosPil, a public project funded by unprecedented fundraising in Russia. In 2011, Navalny started RosYama, which combats fraud in the road construction sector.

The Democratic Alternative, also written DA!, is indeed a National Endowment for Democracy fund recipient, meaning that Alexey Navalny is an agent of US-funded sedition and willfully hiding it from his followers. The US State Department itself reveals this as they list “youth movements” operating in Russia:

DA!: Mariya Gaydar, daughter of former Prime Minister Yegor Gaydar, leads DA! (Democratic Alternative). She is ardent in her promotion of democracy, but realistic about the obstacles she faces. Gaydar said that DA! is focused on non-partisan activities designed to raise political awareness. She has received funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, a fact she does not publicize for fear of appearing compromised by an American connection.”

Alexey was involved directly in founding a movement funded by the US government, and to this day has the very people who funded DA! defending him throughout Western media. (For more information, please see, “Wall Street Vs. Russia.”)

It becomes clear then, that the AP report has misidentified the real “engine” behind the Russian protests. It is not Navalny, but rather Wall Street and London via organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy. It is safe to say that yet again we are watching unfold a “revolution” created from whole cloth not by the aspirations of the Russian people, but by the disingenuous “democracy promoting” forces of Wall Street and London bent on destabilizing Russia, undermining the Kremlin, and either extracting concessions from Russia, especially regarding Syria, or even going as far as replacing entirely the Russian government for one more servile like that of Yelsin’s and the corrupt oligarchs that succeeded him.

December 28, 2011 - Posted by | Deception, Mainstream Media, Warmongering


  1. As the saying goes, it takes one to know one!

    Comment by B.Benhamid | December 28, 2011

    • What a great comment!

      Comment by aletho | December 28, 2011

  2. Rigging presidential election is a sacred American tradition! Charging Russia with our old sins, is merely projection hyped by covert action in plain sight. The ‘White Revolution’ is like the other right-wing US imperialist global conspiracies. Add to that the anti-democracy coup by the US Supreme Court in its infamous 5-4 decision in ‘Citizens United’ to allow corporate money to buy elections, insuring a plutocracy de jure!

    You will love this, I excepted the following from an article in The Wall Street Journal, and they never demanded that presidenet-elect John F. Kennedy, nor usurper George W, Bush under go a re-run of the stolen election in 2000 or again in 2004.

    But, was only a domestic affair, and Russia is an international one, a country invaded in 1918-1920 to over-through the Russian Revolution of 1917. An ally who the US betrayed during WWII by proving arms to Adolph Hilter’s Germany and the USSR, that were intercepted suspiciously more often than not. President Harry Truman stated that “If the Russians are ahead (in WWII) we will aid the Germans, if the Germans are ahead, we will aid the Russia; but the last thing we want is the Germans to win.” That is a paraphrase, but lightly as to rather is was Germans or Germany, and exact construction, the message and action was nevertheless precise. In truth it was a US instigated war of attrition!

    If Obama was being challenged in the primaries for the nomination, I doubt he would win many of them, and the DNC would be a firestorm instead of an auction house for the fire-sales planned of public properties from our post offices, schools, forest, beaches, and highways!

    ‘…… Chicago’s infamous Mayor Richard Daley ran the elections there with both an iron hand and no regard for civic probity. In 1960 he helped steal Illinois for John F. Kennedy by rigging the election in Chicago — where the turnout was an awesome 89%.

    Such offenses were, however, not exclusively a Democratic specialty. That year in Illinois, while Daley was doing dirty work in Chicago for John Kennedy, the GOP in neighboring DuPage County, the state’s top stronghold of Republicans, went even further in its bid to steal the race for Richard Nixon, since that county’s turnout was a staggering 93%. (This comes from county records researched for my book “Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008.”)

    In 2000, thousands of Floridians were purged illegally from the voter rolls before Election Day, according to the sworn testimony of George Bruder, a vice president of Database Technologies, before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The vote count in Miami-Dade County was shut down by a disturbance variously referred to as a “Brooks Brothers riot” or “bourgeois riot,” where several people were pushed and shoved by staffers working for congressional Republicans.

    Four years later, in Ohio, ballots were altered or destroyed on a massive scale, making Mr. Bush’s win there questionable, says researcher Richard Hayes Phillips. (Officially, Bush won the state by some 118,000 votes.) The damage came to light through a three-year audit led by Mr. Phillips of ballots from selected precincts in 18 Ohio counties (the research is available in his book, “Witness to a Crime”)……’

    You must realize that the Color Revolutions that have convulsed Yugoslavia, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Arab Spring that destroyed Lybia and Egypt; is now underway in Russia. That is the Red Queen on Brzezinski’s chessboard. A stalemate is unacceptable, when they think the youth and graying liberals, will swallow the political poison of regime change; mindlessly ignoring that Russia is not Libya, Iran, or Grenada; it can wrap the United States as we know, off the map! The goal is claiming checkmate, but the Russian are the chessmen, are the ones who destroyed the Grand Army of Napoleon and Adolph Hitler’s German Army. Putin is not going to copitulate to Barack Adolph Napoleon Obama!

    I invite you to watch a British docudrama about nuclear war between the US and Russia over Iran. It is stronger than the original or remake of ‘On The Beach’ and must have been banned in the US, otherwise it came out at the perfect time with in 1984 with Ronald Reagan with his finger on the button. Obama who keeps stating, “Everything is on the table” – means one thing! First use of nuclear weapons, and that would be a broadside, piecemeal would only invite retaliation capable of massive vaporization of selected targets in what would be total war, “everything on the table” being a target! : or Threads 1 of 12 FULL MOVIE Nuclear Warby joyandian 118,642 views

    Comment by Bill Mitchell | December 28, 2011

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