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Ukraine’s SBU, British Media, US Think Tank: Russia Is Behind “Yellow Vest” Protests In France

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Ukraine's SBU, British Media, US Think Tank: Russia Is Behind "Yellow Vest" Protests In France

The French Secretariat-General for National Defense and Security (SGDSN) is investigating rumors on Russia’s alleged meddling in the “Yellow Vest” movement, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with RTL.

Sputnik reported that the minister’s statement followed a Times newspaper report, citing citing an analysis carried out by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company, that hundreds of allegedly Russia-linked Twitter accounts were presumably fueling the yellow vest rallies by posting pictures of injured protesters and retweeting posts connected to the unrest.

In addition, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy, about 600 Twitter accounts allegedly linked to the Kremlin have begun focusing on France, boosting their use of the hashtag #giletsjaunes.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy is a ‘bipartisan transatlantic national security advocacy group’ formed in July 2017 with the stated aim of countering efforts by Russia to undermine democratic institutions in the United States and Europe. Their motto is “Putin Knocked. We Answered.” The ASD publishes a web dashboard called “Hamilton 68” showing the activity of Twitter accounts that the organization claims are linked to Russian propaganda. It is essentially a smaller Atlantic Council.

Bloomberg reported that the accounts tracked by the organization usually feature US or British news.

“But the French protests “have been at or near the top” of their activity for at least a week, according to Bret Schafer, the alliance’s Washington-based social media analyst. “That’s a pretty strong indication that there is interest in amplifying the conflict” for audiences outside France.” He also claimed that the assertion of police dissatisfaction – which doesn’t appear to be supported by facts – resembles other Kremlin-backed disinformation campaigns that have tried to engender mistrust in Western governments and show that liberal democracies are in decline.”

Accusations of this sort of misconduct are all around Western media and especially British one.

According to the Alliance’s reports most of the tweeted materials comes from Russian state media outlets such as Sputnik and RT, as well as Ruptly, which is a German-based video news agency owned by RT. They are closely covering the French crisis (similarly to every other media in Europe and beyond). Accordng to the presented version of events, Sputnik and RT also allegedly spread propaganda covering protests in France.

Ukrainian security service, the SBU, also lost no time, blaming Russia that “radicals under the banners of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and under the supervision of Russia’s FSB and Directorate of General Staff of Russian Army are passing a practical exam.”

“Behind the back of peaceful protesters, they resort to the organization of riots and acts of violence in France. SBU has information that Russian intelligence services have to organize similar provocations in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria and other European countries.”

A senior Russian parliamentarian, senator Aleksey Pushkov, expressed his condemnation of the endless accusations towards Russia, especially the absurdity that Kiev appears to be spreading.

“If you tried to explain to the Gilets Jaunes on Champs Elysee that they were being organized by the Russian security services, you would at best get your face kicked in,” Pushkov tweeted. “You don’t hear that sort of nonsense outside of Kiev.”

“It is known: whatever happens in Ukraine, Russia is blamed for everything. But recently, in Kiev, they sang a new song: whatever happens anywhere in the world – the protests in France or Brexit in Britain, Russia is to blame for this too. Kiev tirelessly expands the boundaries of the absurd,” Pushkov tweeted.

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also criticized US President Donald Trump for his comment that the protests were due to the Paris Agreement, however this appears to be largely disregarded, since of course there is a hypothetical chance that Russia was the cause.

“We do not take part in domestic American politics and we want that to be reciprocated,” Mr Le Drian said.

The French side has, in fact, not blamed Russia. However, they have launched an investigation into the rumors being spread by the Alliance for Securing Democracy and the New Knowledge cyber security company.

During the protests on December 8th, Police arrested 1,700 people nationwide and held 1,200 in custody after containing several late night skirmishes. Approximately, 179 people were hurt as extreme-right, extreme-left and anarchist elements defied riot forces in Paris, according to the police prefecture. In Paris, at least 920 were arrested with as many as 620 in custody.

More than 89,000 officers were deployed to maintain order, including 8,000 in Paris where demonstrators a week ago torched cars, fought with riot police and vandalized the Arc de Triomphe. Police in the capital were backed up by a dozen armored vehicles.

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LOL Russia LMAO this is going above any line of these lunatics.

Hasbara Hunter

They gotta try something….

Michael Morgan

Of course it must be Russia. The narrative cannot include any implied criticism of the stinking European austerity agenda


Inciting riots and ratcheting up peaceful protests is the modus operandi of Western spooks like the CIA, so they assume that the Russians are doing the same. It’s arrogant and disrespectful of the protesters. It’s saying that people are not capable of thinking for themselves and it takes outside interference to get them to oppose their government as the French are doing.

Tudor Miron

Sad truth is that majority of people are indeed not very capable of thinking for themselves. This protests in France are not spontaneous movement of people (it is well organized and structured) and it has nothing to do with Russia.


My god, Russian news media published reports on the violence in France. And people who have criticised French policy towards Syria, Libya and Russia are retweeting posts about Gilets Jaunes. Wow, very sensational news. The next step: forbid them to say anything on the matter or else applaud for at least an hour President Macron.

Hasbara Hunter

Applaud for Empereur Macroni?! Sure when the guillotine has done its job…. I will applaud…for now I will only raise my middle finger


I am against the death penalty. Therefore he should receive life long sentence rebuilding with his bare hands, and he can choose, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Gaza or Libya. So he finally can make himself useful.

Hasbara Hunter

Without parole….

Hasbara Hunter

Great Job Russia!! Keep pokin’ up that Fire….this is what Europe needs: Overthrow that Bunch of Traitors in Western Governments…. Keep Bombing the World with the TRUTH about these Treacherous Lying Western Puppeticians & their Masters…we need more Yellow Vests…

Promitheas Apollonious

Talk about moronic paranoia.

You can call me Al

Nope; talk about moronic propaganda.

Promitheas Apollonious

is there a difference?

You can call me Al

In my view: paranoia infers that they are feeling it and propaganda means we have to believe it and feel the same.

You can call me Al

Oh my God, so embarrassing and pathetic; can it get any worse ?


Maybe – the British Conservatives appointing the post-Cameron Brexit remainer May to undertake the leave negotiations – who has spent last two years desperately trying to negotiate a partial withdrawal…?!

This is completely obvious from the outside – that said – the EU is ‘Hotel California’ – once you check in you can never leave! And it was Merkel that set Donald Tusk up as the EU point man to screw Brexit via any means necessary – and the political/administrative liability they quickly identified was through Northern Ireland.

You can call me Al

Please. Why did you do that ?; I have worked on my Nationality fluid shift for a week and for that time, I was quite happy being a tibetan monk…. now after your comment, I am right back to being an Englishman from Manchester area,



You can call me Al

My sort of music, from my neighbourhood.

Jim Bim

Western politicians stupidity has no limits.

Tommy Jensen

New Knowledge and Securing Democracy is New Knowledge and Securing Democracy! Not old Democracy. Many royals and marquis de Launay´s relatives escaped to Russia after the Bastille day in 1789. A clear proof Putin also was involved in this. We call it precedence.

Hasbara Hunter

Putin did not exist in 1789 as far as I know…..or it must be his reincarnation we are dealing with at the moment….Reincarnated Putin must be guilty of Killing Jesus Christ too….and is responsible for the Extinction of them Dinosaurs….Bad…Bad Putincarnation….


No, lets call it bullshit….Like it is…you seem very confused.


Soooooo…..we are to believe that the Russians are behind the yellow vests. Let’s ask the yellow vests what they think.

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Concrete Mike

Whats with the Q?

Ils sont tous dans le “Q” lolll


It kinda looks like they are driving pick axes in the NWO eye. ;-)

Valerianus Maximus

Specifically, it’s Q Anon.


Valerianus Maximus

And also, since it is in the montage above:

stary ujo

The Ukrajine need should somebody start 3.war with Russia ! Ukrajine is waist of EU ! This is result of policy EU and usa !


The French have shown the world once again what it means to be a ‘citoyen’. Civil courage at tis best. The response of the French state (read: power elites) is pathetic. No vision, no idea, just repression. Now, that’s exactly how Russia would react to such movements. Russia, don’t flatter yourself, you have nothing to do with this.


Moron, of course this has nothing to do with Russia. And your foolish speculation of what Russia would do just makes you look stupid.


France is a particularly ripe target for advocates of concealed carry
permits, given the country’s stringent stance on gun ownership. As Adam
Taylor pointed out in The Washington Post earlier this year, unlike in
the United States, French law stipulates that citizens do not have the right to bear arms.


Yeah, Russia was behind the french revolution in 1789. Putin personally guillotined Louis XVI and Robespierre was a GRU agent…

northerntruthseeker .

Wait… You didn’t know?????

Kristina Rain Mcleod

You’re always gonna end up with problems when using the same boogieman again and again for every little thing that goes against your plans at home or overseas.

Apparently, the best thing to do is not jump to conclusions and in this day and age of instant gratification, instant information, raw uploads and live feeds, you’re gonna triggr peiples natural ability to recognize weird but easily distinguishable patterns.

Why? Because people tend to realize that somethings not right when they see the same pack of elitest jackasses ointing the finger at the same culprit but have nothing to show fir it as far as any solid evidence.

People tend to notice when two sides who hate each other, suddenly agree, unanimously mind you, without debate thst the same culprit is up to the same shenanigans and then that’s it.

theres no proof. There’s no real motive other than ones conjured up in Hollywood originally for movie plots. There’s not a fucking thing other than the elephant in the room that we darent mention: elites jackasses and their fucked up ventures and foreign policies – dreams and aspirations for limitless power in their hands and their chosen successors only.

Its starting to crumble and they arent getting it.


lol…. fodder for the fools to eat up.

Carne João Pasta

And, following this asanine, perverted and tired reasoning, Russia was behind the coup in Kiev, no?? Didn’t work out to well for them, if so. I’m just getting so fatigued with this annoying, yet violent, out of control, madness and lame excuse, for whatever is this sad, smoking, putrid remains of the neoliberal (guided in the physical realm by neocons and their ilk) [dis]order carcass. We didn’t engineer it (though either directly or indirectly, we have given it life and sustainance) and most certainly haven’t benefited as those at the top have so handsomely and absolutely! Quit trying to put that entire $h*tburger on us! I have no words for our rulers. Just pitiful, embarassing, utterly helpless, aren’t they? Slaves to their wicked, basic, tired vision of world hegemony. They put on a good show, though, don’t they? Trying to play off and entertain as if gods themselves. Ha! Entropy (karma) is a sob. ..and life goes on, doesn’t it? Nature continues along her respective cycles upon cycles.

[It’s all so beautiful, imagining a world w/o psychopaths. Humanity has a project to get behind. What are we doing anyway?? I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. Maybe the loonies will have blew their collective loads and got their rocks off enough that the adults can finally take charge and right this ship. Get people enthused, excited to play a part in their world, their civics, their future (not least, most importantly, reclaim the present time-space as our own, take time back, money follows. Complete revamping of the question of what is money and how it ought to be used (and it not using us in the process, as has been my experience with some people).

A simple message that: there is time. Stop the rushing, panicking; being fragmented or being run thin or made to feel hollow or lacking inside. Can fight back by empowering ourselves and working towards effecting a shift in mass consciousness, (work to counter negative thinking patterns, and self-defense, working on ways to enhancing and strengthening the self, seeking better and efficient ways of shielding from negative energy of all sorts, redirecting to the positive, expend more energy to the positive, but not neglecting to work with the negative, where it may carry teaching lessons, forms of releasing, working through some of the unconscious, shadow parts of the self/psyche/soul) redefining many crystallized, antiquated almost, aspects and tools, constructs of the ‘status quo’.

Yes, allow justice to play its proper roles, rule of law be re-established. However, not too much emphasis on the negative (of surrendering our power, very minds over to some unconscious, artificial reality that has been constructed for us, in a strange way, by us, influenced but not directly vs our will), but the positive! Of action, not just thoughts or ideas. Not being led by any particular ideology (or leader) or living by the auspices or expectations, programs, scripts of some foreign, psychotic mode(s) of thinking.

“I hate nihilists!” – Big Lebowski

To protect and nurture our consciousness’, human heart/spirit; a mountain of work sits before us, but it is our work! It is exciting and it wasn’t so long ago, we can re-connect with so many great souls, ie artists, writers, scientists, mathematicians, even saints and healers. Medicines and practices which have nearly been forgotten. There is another reality, an alternative to the current malaise we find ourselves in, is what I’m meandering and deliberating about. That is, as it stands now, thus polluted and arrested, paralyzed in its natural human consciousness/being development/evolution course which all things follow, the Tao. Is not natural to remain in a state of low energy, stagnation or agitation/disharmony. As it must return, the pendulum swings. The very fundamental quality of this universe is change. We must adapt and learn to prosper, grow (and ultimately, change) with change. “With the power, of soul (love), anything is possible!”

Everything will work out! We’re going to be ok! We need some positive messages, goals, vision.


How insulting to the people of France. This shows what those governments actually think of their people. That they were sufficiently cowed and the only way they could act out would be if they were externally agitated. Will these so called elites ever take responsibility for their own mess?

Floyd Hazzard

So where’s the news in that? Everyone knew that. Russian assassins got George Bush too. And they control the American mass shooters abs get their police to shoot blacks. They are even responsible for every accident in the democracies. In short Russia is really what we call Satan.



I rarely heard such a grotesque Medias manipulation,
it’s the other way around, most Western Europe Countries are supporting “The Yellow Jackets”,
and the French 84%

Jean-Yves Le Drian is a grotesque NATO/Zionist Agent alike Sarkozy !

Sarkozy, Le Drian, Laurent Fabius, Bernard Henri Levy, Bernard Kouchner and al
are War Criminals and Traitors deserving to be hang !

Operation Sarkozy : how the CIA placed one of its agents at the presidency of the French Republic

by Thierry Meyssan

One should judge Nicolas Sarkozy according to his actions, and not according to his personality. Yet when his doings surprise even his own constituents, it is legitimate to take a detailed look at his biography and question the bonds that brought him to power. Thierry Meyssan has decided to write the truth about the French Republic’s president background. All the information included in this article is provable, except for two assertions signalled by the author who alone takes full responsibility.

Europe US/UK/NATO Vassal is just an Horror

Seventy years of harassing political establishment and people of Europe

by Andrey Fomin

Contrary to appearances, the decision of the United States to investigate a possible Russian aid to anti-European parties is not intended to protect Europeans from foreign interference. This is quite the opposite. For 70 years, Washington controls the West European politics prohibiting all forms of genuine democracy.

Aside the atrocious Napoleon Criminal Warmonger,
France always been Russophile
Still today France has many locations named Stalingrad… !

Among Charles de Gaulle best recognised action was to have withdrew
from the disgusting Imperial NATO !


I am agains’t Death Penalty, but but to roll some Politicians heads would be GOOD !

Hang the Daesh supporters, but for Macron a Guillotine would be more appropriate !

Who does Emmanuel Macron owe?

by Thierry Meyssan

President Macron is often presented as a Rothschild Boy. This is true, but secondary. Thierry Meyssan demonstrates that he owes his electoral campaign mostly to Henry Kravis, the boss of one of the world’s largest financial companies, and to NATO – a considerable debt which weighs heavily today on the solution to the Yellow Vests crisis.




Emmanuel Macron did not feel destined for a career in politics. As a young man, he hoped to become a philosopher, then a senior civil servant, then a business banker. To help him on his way, he frequented Uncle Sam’s fairy godmothers – the French-American Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

It was in this milieu that he met Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis, in their residence on Park Avenue in New York [1]. The Kravis couple, unfailing supporters of the US Republican Party, are among the great world fortunes who play politics out of sight of the Press. Their company, KKR, like Blackstone and the Carlyle Group, is one of the world’s major investment funds.

« Emmanuel’s curiosity for the ’can-do attitude’ was fascinating – the capacity to tell yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to. He had a thirst for knowledge and a desire to understand how things work, but without imitating or copying anyone. In this, he remained entirely French », declares Marie-Josée Drouin (Mrs. Kravis) today [2].

Bearing the double recommendation of the Kravis couple and Jean-Pierre Jouyet [3], he integrated the closed circle of François Hollande’s campaign team. In an e-mail addressed to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Director of political planning Jake Sullivan named the four principal members of the Socialist candidate’s campaign team, including the unknown Emmanuel Macron. He specified that Macron would probably become the Director General of the Treasury (« the top civil servant at the Finance Ministry ») [4].

However, when François Hollande was elected, Emmanuel Macron became the assistant General Secretary of the Elysée, a more political function. It seems that he had ambitions to succeed Jean-Pierre Jouyet as Director of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (the Deposits and Consignments Fund), a post which was entrusted in May 2014 to the General Secretary of the Elysée. A few days later, proposed by the Kravis couple, he was invited to the Bilderberg Club, where he delivered a violent intervention in perfect English against his boss, François Hollande. When he returned to Paris, he resigned from Hollande’s cabinet.

The Kravis couple are among the main pillars of the Bilderberg Club, which is administered by Marie-Josée Drouin-Kravis. Contrary to a commonly-held belief, the Bilderberg is not a place where decisions are made. Its archives attest to the fact that it was created by the CIA and MI6, then became an organ of influence for NATO, which directly looks after its security [5]. Since Macron’s intervention had been well received, he became one of NATO’s men in France.

Having left politics, he had no desire to return. He explained to his entourage on a number of occasions that he wanted to become a university professor. With the help of essayist Alain Minc (admitted to the Bilderberg Club in 2008), he obtained a post at the university of Berlin and another at the London School of Economics, but was unable to find a place at Harvard.

However, in August 2014, three months after having « left politics », and on a proposition by Jean-Pierre Jouyet (admitted in 2009 to the Bilderberg Club), he was named by François Hollande as Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Technology.

In a book published in 2018, François Hollande assured that this choice had been his idea [6]. That may be, but would suppose that he had not been informed about Macron’s intervention at the Bilderberg meeting – although one of his Ministers and close friend Fleur Pélerin had also been present.

In December 2014, Henry Kravis created his own Intelligence agency, the KKR Global Institute. He nominated at its head the ex-Director of the CIA, General David Petraeus. With the Kravis couple’s private funds (the KKR investment funds), and without referring to Congress, Petraeus pursued operation « Timber Sycamore » which had been initiated by President Barack Obama. This was the largest weapons traffic in History, implicating at least 17 states and representing many thousands of tons of weapons worth several billion dollars [7]. As such, Kravis and Petraeus became the main suppliers for Daesh [8].

The French President of Bilderberg, Henri de Castries, invited the Deputy Mayor of Le Havre, Edouard Philippe, to the annual meeting, which on this occasion was held in June 2015 in Austria. Philippe was to be re-invited in May 2016, this time in Germany. During the presidential campaign in France, both Henri de Castries and Edouard Philippe supported François Fillon, but dropped him as soon as Jean-Pierre Jouyet [9] handed the Canard Enchaîné the financial documents collected by the Inspectorate of Finances concerning the suspicious employment of Madame Fillon [10]. They then joined Emmanuel Macron’s camp.

In April 2016, Emmanuel Macron founded his political formation En Marche!, whose marketing strategy was copied from that of Kadima (Forward!), Ariel Sharon’s pretended non-right, non-left party. As for Macron’s programme, it was built on the notes of the OCDE [11] and those of the Institut Montaigne, of which Henri de Castries was president. In fact, En Marche! was created in the offices of the Institut. But Castries fooled Fillon into believing that this was pure coincidence , and that he did not support Macron. He continued for months telling Fillon that he was ready to become his Prime Minister.

Initially, the financing of En Marche! was not supervised. It was a simple association which was allowed to receive gifts from abroad. The names of the sponsors were not revealed to the Tax Office. Arch-billionaire Henry Kravis was one of them.

During his campaign, Emmanuel Macron regularly met with the ex-President of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (« DSK »). These workshop meetings were denied until they were revealed by Le Parisien, much later, when his reputation as a sexual pervert had died down. DSK (admitted to the Bilderberg Club in 2000) brought both the support of senior government officials and that of French company management – the sociological alliance which had supported the collaborationist régime of Philippe Petain and reformed again in the 1980’s around the Fondation Saint-Simon.

In June 2018, the Minister for Youth and National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, was invited on the proposition of Henri de Castries to the annual meeting of the Bilderberg Club, which was held this time in Italy. This lawyer, a specialist in Constitutional law, has always linked political science and education. He was one of the three central directors of the Ministry for Education, then director of the prestigious Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC). He has known Castries for many years, frequenting him at the Institut Montaigne.

When the Yellow Vests crisis began in France [12], it quickly became evident that this was a profound problem which could only be resolved by addressing the question of global finance, which President Macron can not do. During his electoral campaign, he surprised sponsors at a dinner in New York by making accusations against the financialisation of the economy. It was no more than electoral rhetoric. He was taken to task by the Mr. and Mrs. Kravis – financialisation is the system that enables them to operate the « leveraged buy-outs », which have made them what they are.

Faced with the Yellow Vest movement, President Macron will have to sacrifice his Prime Minister as an expiatory victim during the next elections (the European elections of May 2019, which will certainly be lost). But apart from the fact that he has to hang on for five more months, who is there to replace him? When you owe the financing of your electoral campaign and the choice of your Prime Minister to NATO, it is unthinkable to replace him without first referring to the Alliance. The ideal candidate for the job would therefore be Jean-Michel Blanquer.

Thierry Meyssan


Pete Kimberley

[1] This meeting probably took place in 2007. Thereafter, Emmanuel Macron systematically visited the Kravis couple whenever he was in the USA, and Henry Kravis welcomed him in his offices on Avenue Montaigne when he visited Paris.

[2] «Quand Emmanuel Macron découvrait l’Amérique à 29 ans», François Clemenceau, Le Journal du Dimanche, 22 avril 2018.

[3] Jean-Pierre Jouyet is a personal friend of François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy. He directed the General Inspectorate of Finances from 2005 to 2007. He was then Emmanuel Macron’s hierarchical superior.

[4] «Hollande Team», e-mail by Jake Sullivan, May 10, 2012. Source : Wikileaks.

[5] “What you don’t know about the Bilderberg-Group”, by Thierry Meyssan, Komsomolskaïa Pravda (Russia) , Voltaire Network, 9 May 2011.

[6] Les leçons du pouvoir, François Hollande, Stock, 2018.

[7] “Billions of dollars’ worth of arms against Syria”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 18 July 2017.

[8] “Seize the transnational corporations to rebuild Syria?”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 14 August 2018.

[9] Jean-Pierre Jouyet remained friends with Henri de Castries at the end of their studies at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA, Promotion Voltaire). It was there that they met François Hollande.

[10] Contrary to the official version, the information published by the Canard Enchaîné was not the fruit of a journalistic investigation. The entire dossier was handed in one delivery to the weekly newspaper by Jean-Pierre Jouyet, in violation of financial secrets.

[11] The Organisation de Cooperation et de Développement Economiques (OCDE) is one of the two organisms born of the Marshall Plan. The other is NATO.

[12] “How the West eats its children”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 4 December 2018.

northerntruthseeker .

And… Russia has a Death Star… And Russia pulls the tags off of cushions… And Russia does not help little old ladies cross the street… And Russia causes Global Warming… And Russia turns day into night… And Russia eats babies… And Russia beats dogs and cats…. And Russia causes Earthquakes, floods, hailstorms, and other bad weather….. And… and… and….. and….

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