Barroso Represents Just Another Fake Portuguese Socialist
Wayne MADSEN | 05.09.2014 | OPINION

Barroso Represents Just Another Fake Portuguese Socialist

The soon-to-be former President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barosso, is due to leave office at the end of October after having committed a huge breach of diplomatic protocol. Subsequent to a recent telephone conversation between Barosso and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barosso saw fit to leak a false transcript of the confidential phone call to the media. If this ritual, long practiced by neo-conservatives, sounds familiar, it should. Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was constantly subjected to mistranslations of his comments by the Western corporate media in order to paint him in the worst possible light. Now, it is Putin’s turn to not only have his comments mistranslated and taken out of context, but to be «officially» leaked by the European Union’s top «Eurocrat» to a media begging for every scrap to feed Ukraine’s constantly-whining propaganda machine.

After Barroso parroted Kiev’s line that up to a thousand regular Russian troops were fighting in eastern Ukraine alongside Russian-speaking separatist forces, Barosso claimed that Putin told him that Russian troops could take Kiev in two weeks. Of course, Putin did not say or even imply that Russian troops would or even planned to enter Kiev but, instead, insisted that Russia had no desire or plans to take such action because if that were its intent, Russia could have done so previously.

Barosso has always been a compliant stooge for the Eurocrats of Brussels and their globalist and international banker overlords. Barosso’s curriculum vitae strongly suggests that he was one of many Central Intelligence Agency plants inside the West European «New Left» movement of the 1960s and 70s. In his college days at the University of Lisbon, Barosso was a member of the Communist Party of the Portuguese Workers/Revolutionary Movement of the Portuguese Proletariat (PCTP/MRPP). Barosso boasts that he joined the Maoist front to fight against the much stronger and strongly anti-NATO and anti-European Economic Community (EEC) Portuguese Communist Party. During the 1960s and 70s, the CIA infiltrated a number of «Maoist» and Trotskyist groups in Western Europe in order to divide the left in order to suppress it with right-wing governments. Barosso served his masters in Langley, Virginia well after the 1974 «Carnation Revolution» in Portugal that ousted the «Second Republic» fascist military regime.

Hours after the December 4, 1980 fatal crash of the Cessna 421 aircraft that was carrying leftist-oriented Prime Minister Francisco Sá Carneiro, his wife Snu Abecassis, and his Defense Minister from Lisbon to an election campaign rally in Porto, Barosso, sensing the political vacuum created in Sá Carneiro’s Social Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance coalition of which it was a member, renounced his membership in the Maoist PCTP/MRPP. Barosso joined the Social Democrats. Overnight, Barosso, the consummate opportunist, changed his political stripes from «Maoist» to a center-right and pro-business advocate for NATO and a united Europe. In the succeeding years, Barosso fought successfully to transform the center-left Social Democrats into the right-wing, pro-NATO, and pro-European Union political party that it is today.

After a Portuguese government investigation in 1995 determined that Sá Carneiro’s plane had been sabotaged, in what became known as the «Camarate Affair,» a 2004 Portuguese parliamentary inquiry into the crash of the Cessna concluded that there was ample evidence that a bomb had been placed on the plane prior to take off from Lisbon. Almost as if he had foreknowledge of what would befall Prime Minister Sá Carneiro, Barosso immediately joined Barosso’s Social Democrats before the plane’s wreckage was cleared and Sá Carneiro and his entourage were buried. A former CIA contractor named Francisco Farinha Simões came forward in 2012 to reveal that it was he who received orders from CIA deputy director and former U.S. ambassador to Portugal Frank Carlucci and other CIA agents in Lisbon to place a bomb on Sá Carneiro’s aircraft. Simões also revealed that in 1980 he met with Henry Kissinger to plan for the assassination of Sá Carneiro, who was described by the Americans as «no friend» of the United States. Later, Carlucci, who would become Secretary of Defense, deputy CIA director, and national security adviser, became the chairman of the Bush family-connected Carlyle Group. Simões also revealed that Carlucci, who played an important role in the 1961 assassination of Congolese former Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, said that the CIA’s designated next Prime Minister of Portugal was Socialist Party leader Mario Soares. In 1975, Soares, another former Portuguese «Communist,» immediately moved to ensure the purge of Communist ministers from the first post-revolution leftist government of General Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves. 

Gonçalves’s policy of bank nationalization was seen as an existential threat to the robber barons of London and Wall Street. Soares became Prime Minister in 1976 and began moving Portugal into the pro-Europe and pro-NATO camp. 

Soares, like Barosso, was another faux leftist on the CIA’s payroll. The CIA- and Israel-influenced Wikipedia has predictably called any suspicion that foul play was involved in the crash of Sá Carneiro’s plane a «conspiracy theory,» the throw-away term relied upon by neo-conservatives and neo-fascists who are bereft of facts.

Becoming the quintessential Portuguese government bureaucrat, Barroso began to rise within the Portuguese government’s ranks. In 1985, Barosso became Undersecretary of State for Home Affairs under the Social Democratic pro-business and pro-EU Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva, who is the current President of Portugal and was the longest reigning Portuguese Prime Minister since the fascist dictator Antonio Salazar. In 1992, Barasso became Portuguese Foreign Minister. The Georgetown University-trained former «Maoist» was now in a position which would handsomely return the CIA’s early investment. Barosso became noticed by the power structure in Brussels as a willing and useful future EU official, beholden not only to the false democracy of the EU infrastructure but to his patrons in Washington, DC.

In 2002, Barosso formed a coalition between his Social Democrats and the right-wing and disingenuously-named People’s Party. Barosso became Portugal’s Prime Minister. Barosso began Potugal’s tortuous policy of austerity, cutting the government budget by attacking social safety net programs. In March 2003, Barosso met with President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Spain’s neo-Francoist Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in the Azores, a Portuguese dependency in the Atlantic and the home of a NATO base, to announce a quadripartite «coalition of the willing» agreement that would see Portuguese and Spanish troops join America’s foolhardy invasion and occupation of Iraq. 

In 2004, Barosso helped the EU hammer out the EU’s constitution, which became known as the Treaty of Lisbon. In return for his valued services to the EU, Barosso was chosen as the President of the European Council and in 2009, his loyalty to both Brussels and Washington was rewarded with another five-year term. 

Barosso has been a leading war hawk in the EU’s showdown for any country that gets in its way of a federalized and corporatized Europe that would have made Portugal’s dictator, General Salazar, extremely proud. Barosso applied undue pressure on Ireland to approve a referendum on continued EU membership, demanded that Greece adhere to draconian austerity measures, and bluntly told nationhood aspirants Scotland and Catalonia that independence would not mean continued membership in the EU. In other words, Barosso acted as a front-man for the central bankers in Frankfurt and London and the NATO geo-political master planners of the Pentagon and Brussels. The CIA’s original investment in the former Portuguese «Maoist» continued to pay off.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the political chameleon Barosso would violate every modern norm of diplomatic protocol to not only reveal the contents of a privileged communications with Putin but also change the context and meaning of the Russian president’s words. The CIA, NATO, and the EU have come to expect nothing less from the CIA’s second favorite Portuguese «leftist» infiltrator. Only Soares is beloved more by the CIA for his service to America’s premier intelligence agency.

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