Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Canadians have to learn their history from fraudster Bill Browder's Twitter Account?...Yikes!

Stéphane Dion, Former Leader of the Liberal Party,
Then Minister of Foreign Affairs in Justin Trudeau
government. Then ousted in favour of
Kiev Junta/NeoNazi Supporter Chrystia Freeland

I finally figured out who I want to vote for in the next Canadian Federal Election--the man pictured above, former Liberal Leader/Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion.  Canadians are such a pathetic so-called "nation" nowadays...that we have to learn our own national history via Bill Browder's Twitter reported by Russia's RT.  If we waited to learn the following crucial piece of information from the taxpayer funded CBC [or any other Canadian media] hell would freeze over before we found out the succulent piece of Canadian trivia as reported by RT below.  Please read and I will have more comments to follow:

"Tycoon who pushed Magnitsky Act warns EU minister of ‘career ruining’ opposition to Russia-bashing

Bill Browder, the financier convicted of tax fraud in Russia and the driving force behind the Magnitsky Act, has taken aim at the Dutch foreign minister, warning him that opposing sanctions against Russia is dangerous.
Foreign Minister Stef Blok should take note of what happened to his Canadian colleague, Stephane Dion, after he opposed the hard line on Russia, Browder tweeted on Tuesday. Blok had voiced opposition to an EU version of the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 US law blacklisting dealings with the Russian government and certain individuals, enacted over “human rights violations.”
Browder’s tweet was pointed out by the Russian embassy in Canada as an instance of foreign meddling.

Convicted criminal, fraudster and financial bandit @Billbrowder just threatened @minbuza newly appointed minister by reminding him the fate of @AmbStephaneDion for being 'too soft on Russia'. Just wonder if it's not foreign meddling in internal affairs.

After Dion expressed opposition to Canada’s adoption of the Magnitsky Act in 2016, Browder made it a “domestic political issue with [the] large Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.” In January 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a Ukrainian-Canadian with a hardline position on Russia. Canada passed its own version of the anti-Russian law in October that year.
Browder followed up the threat to Blok by singling out two Dutch lawmakers, Pieter Omtzigt and Sjoerd Wiemer Sjoerdsma, for advancing the proposal in a 81-69 vote.
".....Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital, made billions from the 1990s chaos in Russia. He gave up his American citizenship in 1998 to avoid having to pay US taxes, and obtained British citizenship instead. The UK does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, which Browder found useful in 2005, when he was expelled by the Russian government.
Hermitage has been repeatedly investigated for tax fraud. When Sergey Magnitsky, a lawyer hired by Hermitage, was found dead in his Moscow prison cell in 2009, Browder embarked on a global crusade to demonize Russia as a murderous dictatorship.
This resulted in the 2012 passage of the Magnitsky Act, ostensibly enabling the US government to blacklist Russian officials “thought to be responsible” for Magnitsky’s death. In 2016, the law was expanded to have a global scope and blacklist any Russian officials for “corruption” or “human rights violations.” In practice, this has translated into things like stripping Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov of his Instagram account.
Both the original act and the 2016 expansion were championed by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), a well-known hardliner on Russia.
Browder is not content to stop there. He has called for using the EU-wide Magnitsky Act to bully the government of Hungary – or “government kleptocrats who are ruining democracy in that country,” as he described it – into submission to Brussels. He is also supporting the Democrats’ campaign to oust Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-California), accusing him of “selling out his integrity and US national security to the Russian FSB.”


".....Meanwhile, in Russia, a Moscow court convicted Browder of tax fraud in the amount of $79 million and sentenced him to nine years in a penal colony and a fine of 200,000 rubles ($3,470). The sentence was handed down in December 2017.
Blok became the Dutch foreign minister on March 5. His predecessor Halbe Zijlstra resigned in February, after admitting he lied about a 2006 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zijlstra claimed that he had overheard Putin talk about plans for a “Greater Russia.”  It later emerged he was never at the meeting."

Greencrow opines: I think the number of Canadians who know that Stéphane Dion was removed from his position of Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs for opposing the Magnitsky Act in Canada could fit in a small phone booth.  Canadians simply do not find out such gems of information from their taxpayer-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or from any of the other goose-stepping 5-eyes Canadian media. 

Thanks to Bill Browder's Twitter account, therefore, we finally find out why Stéphane Dion,  a former cabinet minister in Jean Chretien's government, was so unceremoniously turfed by Trudeau Jr.  Better late than never!  Until now, we did not know what Dion's views were about the Magnitsky Act.  We thought Trudeau Jr. just preferred how Chrystia Freeland sucked up to the US Democratic Party poor loser, Hillary Clinton.

But now we know and it's good enough for me.  Dion has to replace le Dauphin before the next (s)election.  He would automatically be elected as preferable to the banned Tory, Andrew Scheer.  Given the tanking of Trudeau Jr's poll numbers...and the historic Liberal predilection for a winning candidate come election day--It is not entirely out of the question that Trudeau would, himself be turfed, if there were any kind of an alternative.  Now, thanks to Browder's twitter account, there is. Paging Stéphane Dion.  To the white telephone in the lobby, please.


MachtNichts said...

I'm sure you mean Justin Trudeau's government, not Pierre's.

greencrow said...

Hi MachtNichts:

Thanks for your correction. Actually, Dion goes way back to the Jean Chretien government as you will see from his biography which I have now linked. My memory was that he was in the Pierre Trudeau government but that was incorrect.

Reading between the lines said...

Unfortunately I do believe that Stephan Dion is not on the list of elected parliamentarians otherwise I would have sent him this article.But you are correct in this blog post , he did make for a much better candidate than Trudeau the lesser.The biggest problem with Stephan was that he never mastered the English language well enough to transfer his message to the electorate .
It is said that Robert Stanfield was the best prime minister Canada ever had but all I remember of the man is that one could fall asleep just listening to him talk.Go