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US: Anti-Russian War-Mongering Bad Losers Hystery FLOP: Nothing but Tintin Rastapopoulos Irrelevancy

Pisac ACM
04. 11. 2017.
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Controversial and UnPopular Establishment's "Deep State"'s (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/journalistgreenwaldfortrumpondeepstate.html) notorious Anti-Russian, War-Mongering, and "Socialist" (Dems') Bad Losers' Hystery against New US President Don Trump, with Claims about a so-called "Russian Manipulation of the 2016 US Election", concluded this week in a spectacular, unbelievable Flop :


- In Fact, substantially Nothing more than an Irrelevant "Complot" Story, with "Star" Actor a kind of ... "Tintin" Comics' character, the Mysterious and pittoresque "Mr. Rastapopoulos" !...

 

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First Pictured at Famous Comics' Writer Hergé's "Tintin in America", seated next to a spicy Female Actress, (Mary Pikefort), at "Socialist" (Dems') Obama's (and former "Al Capone") Headquarters at Chicago, according to "Wikipedia", that alleged "Italo-Greek-American", Black-Haired but largely Bald, and Fancy-Dressed Character, nick-named "Roberto Rastapopoulos", plays the Role of a Satanic Chief-Crook, who Manipulates almost everything, Secretly Hidden Behind various Cosmopolitan Identities (f.ex. Film-Media producer, etc) allowing to often Travel Abroad accross all Continents, (even in an UFO !), and Accused to Master-mind the Worst collective Crimes accross the World, (including Drugs and/or Slaves' Trafficking, etc)...


Hergé apparently Inspired Mueller's team, (in charge of an "Investigation" on alleged Russian Interferences accused to have "Manipulated" the 2016 US Presidential Election, as if USA was a "3rd World", weak and poor, small and defenseless Country...), who Found a practically UnKnown "Georges Papadopoulos" (equivalent to "John Smith" in English, or "Jean Dupond" in French : alias a quasi-Anonymous, too Ordinary Name, shared by Thousands of various People), now Living also in Chicago, who is also Black-Haired and Partly Bald, often Travelling often Abroad (f.ex. from/to London, UK, where he held a Post at an Energy Center of the Institute for International Law), has also had alleged Links to a so-called "Female" character, (this time a "Russian" Lady: Could it be the Voluptyous Natalia Veselnitskaya ?), and is also, apparently, Suspected to have attempted to Master-mind, no more or less, than, a Direct Trump - Putin Deal to Reveal to the Public some unnamed "Dirt" allegedly Hidden in emails concerning Hillary Clinton !

 

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(The New, Diabolic "Mr. Rastapopoulos", as seen by CNN)

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Indeed, this New "Rastapopoulos", after Initially Working for anOther Candidate (Ben Carson), had reportedly offered his UnPaid services, (that he used to trade in London, UK, as an "Oil-Gas" Consultant), as "a Volunteer", to a Collective "Panel" of "Foreign Policy Advisers" in Trump's Campaign Team, mainly Back on March-April 2016, (from when Dates a Photo showing Mr. Georges Papadopoulos, with his Black-Haired and Partly Bald Head, seated at a Packed Table, amidst a Lot of various Staff, Advisers, Volunteers, etc, chaired by Trump, on March 2016, which, Suddenly, circulated all over the World, as alleged "Proof" Number 1, of an alleged "Russian" infiltration in his November 2016 Electoral Win)...


An Amusing Coincidence is the Fact that even that Unique relevant, Collective Photo was Published by Trump himself, Vaguelly referring to his "Security Team", (instead of "Foreign Policy Advisors"), who Tweeted that on ... "April 1st" !

 

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Curiously, Mr. Papadopoulos (even if he's Suspected by the FBI to have eventualy played a role in Foreign Policy) was reportedly Accepted to approach Trump's Staffers by one among its "Campaign Supervisors", Sam Clovis, who Now serves as a White House's Advisor on ..."Agriculture" (sic !)


White House's Press Spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee, reportedly stressed that his role had been "extremely Limited" on a Voluntary advisory Board, and "No activity was ever done in an Official capacity".  Other sources note that he had been  more sending ..."Emails" to some in the Campaign Team, and Less being really "Present" around Trump's tower...


Most Important : many Facts (including among those Published by Mr. Mueller's Official Prosecution Documents) clearly indicate, that, since that March 2016 Photo, our New "Rastapopoulos" seems (Contrary to "Tintin"'s Original Rastapopoulos : Comp. Supra) to have almost ...Nothing noteworthy to report, practically Dragging his Feet (and/or put by Trumps' Campaign Team apparently in a "Capboard", at the Margins) :


- His Only "Fixed Idea" : that of serving as Intermediary for a First Meeting (preferably with "a Trip to Russia") between Trump and Putin, or, at least, among some of their Top Advisors, was Never Materalized in practice, as FBI's own Documents also clearly indicate..., (among others, also, since Mr. Georges Papadopoulos reportedly Persists to repeatedly Suggest such a Move, by sending in vain, again and again, far away "E-Mails", from March up to the Autumn of 2016, apparently withOut the expected Result)...


- " The Trip (to Russia) proposed by defendant Papadopoulos did Not take place", Concludes, indeed, the October 2017 Dated Official Court prosecution Document, made on FBI's demand.


As for the alleged "Dirt" about Hillary that might, eventually, reveal some Emails, as anOther Russian link, (Mysteriously nicknamed by the FBI with the Suggestive, "B-Series Cinema" Code : "the Professor" !), all the way Back to March 2016 only, NOTHING concrete emerges in Mr. Mueller's official documents, until Now, on November 2017. Moreover, there is Not even Any eventual Claim that such, supposedly Critical Emails about Hillary, might have contained, perhaps, "Fake" News, instead of the Plain Truth, (on Issues which might, Otherwise, had been Hidden from the American People, even when it had to take Crucial Decisions in Democratic and Transpârent Electoral debates).


FBI-nicknamed "Professor" would be, in fact, Joseph Mifsud, a Teaching Fellow at a University in Scotland, and Academician in Malta, as well as Director of the International Diplomatic Academy (in London too).
The Only thing for which our, (quite Disappointing...), "New Mr. Rastapopoulos", is Officialy Accused is, Merely, to have allegedly "Lied" about the Unique and Precise Point on When Exactly he had really Met and Spoken, for the 1st Time, with that "Professor" and the "Female" Russian characters, cited above, (i.e., Before or After Briefly and Superficially Joining Trumps' Electoral Team, as an UnPaid Volunteer, shortly Included in a Collective "Panel" about "Foreign Policy", Back on March/April 2016). Nothing else.


While, moreover, it had reportedly become quite obvious that he was rather Trying to Use his alleged "Russian Contacts" (in Fact, quite Low Level, and often, even Anonymous), probably also as a Way to Boost his own Personal Importance inside Trump's Collective Campaign Team, (apparently Failing to really achieve that)...


At any case, at least since August 2016, this "New Mr. Rastapopoulos" had been requested, by Trump's Campaign, to Simply Forward his Emails, from now on, to the Lowest possible relevant Stuff, and there are No Reported serious Contacts with any Senior Trump Officer from then, until far After the November 2016 Election, practically until the FBI relevant Enquiry reached him at he Beginning of Next Year, 2017.


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+ Perhaps in an attempt to make, Nevertheless, things look more Serious, in an UnRelated Case, Side by Side with that "New Rastapopoulos" Affair, FBI's Investigator Mr. Mueller's Team found Necessary to Simultaneously Add also a much more Heavy, but Irrelevant (See Infra) lot of Accusations launched against one among the most ...Short-Lived Former Trump's Campaign Managers : Paul Manafort, who durated on that Job Only a Few Months, from June to August 2016 !...


But Manafort is, notoriously, quite a Heavy Weight, in general : He reportedly has gathered Top Experience in the Past, as former Advisor also to the Electoral Campaigns of GOP's Top Presidential Candidates Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush (Senior, i.e. Father of Twice-Elected G.W.Bush), Bob Dole, etc., while also Leading a Washington DC Consultant and Lobbying Business, allegedly including also some Heads of State/Government in several Countries accross the Continents, but mainly US Politicians, Private Corporations, etc.


Nevertheless, it's, Curiously, Only Now, on the Occasion of an Investigation officially Focused on alleged Russian interference in the Latest, November 2016, US Presidential Election, that FBI's Bob Mueller's team was led to Ask to Prosecute Manafort, (who is Soon Aged 69 y.o.), for the 1st Time, as Accused for an awful lot of alleged Wrongdoings, included, among others, also : "Conspiracy against the US" (sic !), "acting as UnRegistered Agent of a Foreign principal" (a reportedly Frequent Practice at Wash. DC, according to mainstream Press), "Money Laundering", "No Declaration of (Many) Foreign Bank Accounts", "False/Misleading Statements" around the above-mentioned accusations, etc.

 

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Manafort Pleaded 100% "Not Guilty", and his Lawer reportedly Rejected most Accusations as "Ridiculous !", vowing to "Reply" in concreto, during the Legal Procedure which "Starts" for his client. He was Obliged to Pay a Bail, and was placed under House arrest.


Trump had, apparently, been (at least Partly) Warned by the FBI, at his 1st Security "Briefing" (as GOP's Nominate to the US Presidential Election) already Back on August 2016, and this may Explain why he Droped then Manafort, (until things are clarified), and Hired, as Campaign Managers, Conway and Bannon, (with whom he went on to Win the November 2016 Election).


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But the Obvious, Big Critical Questions, inevitaby Raised by that case, are, at least 3 :


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- (A) IRRELEVANT :
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First of all, almost NOTHING among those late Accusations against Manafort, does Not seem to Concern the November 2016 US Presidential Election, at all !


Indeed, All of them Concern mainly his alleged Work done for the former President of Ukraine, Yanukovich, and/or his "Party of the Regions", already between 2006 - 2013, (i.e. from Winning the 2010 Elections inside Ukraine, up to his Brutal Eviction by Violent and Bloody Riots at Kiev on February 2014), as well as, Briefly, for its expected Successor : the "Opposition Block", during 1 Year more Only, and various reported Financial and/or Administrative Issues more or less, directly or indirectly Linked with such kind of alleged activities.


I.e., once again, Nothing in particular on the November 2016 US Presidential Election, Not even all its previous, Pre-Electoral Campaign (of 2015-2016)...


And Nothing about Hillary Clinton, Neither for Any alleged Suspicion of eventual links with one or another Supposed Russian Attempt to "Interfere" in the November 2016 US Presidential : An astonishingly Total Zero !


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- (B) Too OLD :
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Moreover, almost entirely, All those various Alleged Wrongdoings are, obviously, Too OLD, compared to the main Scope of Mueller's mandate to Investigate the Circumstances of the 2016 US Presidential Election, since they have, almost Entirely already Occured, more or less, Long BEFORE its Pre-Electoral Campaign, and particularly, Between 2006 or 2008 and 2013.

This damning Fact, clearly Results, Both by FBI's and Wash. DC. Court's own Official Documents containing the Accusations against Manafort, (which also Point mainly at a 2008-2013 Period of the Past),
and, also, by the Additional Fact that, (as several Critical Observers immediately Noted), Don Trumb had ...Not even Announced his own Candidacy (2014-2015) during those alleged controversial Manafort dealings of a (Comparatively) Remote Past !

Even the several Concrete References, among others, to the Dates of Various alleged "Money Laundering" Manoeuvers by Manafort and his agents, through Foreign Bank Accounts, for a large part reportedly opened in Cyprus, (Before using also "Grenadines" Islands, the "UK", etc, Later-on), almost All are Limited Exclusively during the Period Between the Beginning of 2008 - and early March 2013 Only, (as the Official FBI/Court Prosecution Documents attest).

I.e., a Period of Time which Astonishingly Coincides, with a Surprizing Precision, Exactly to the Term in Office of Controversial former President of Cyprus Demetres Christofias, a Leftist, (in fact, Politically Near former US President Barack Hussein Obama, and/or Hillary Clinton), who Served between March 2008 - February 2013, and was Strongly Accused to Bear Heavy Responsibilities for a Deadly Explosion (of Confiscated Weapons for Syria, blocked by International Sanctions) which Killed Many People and Destroyed the Country's most Important Electricity-producing Power House, etc., near a Stategic Naval Base, provoking a Long Series of Huge Popular Demonstrations asking for his Impeachment (See: ...), by another Strange Coincidence, immediately After some Other UnPrecedented Incidents that he had just Provoked in Geneva, around UNO's Top Political Talks for a Solution of Cyprus' Issue on July 2011, (Comp. relevant "Eurofora"'s NewsReports from the spot, at UNO's Pan-European Headquarters). To that were Added, more Recently, even Accusations for alleged Corruption and/or Exploitation related to an Important Businessman who used to work with his Party, (still Pending to the Courts, even Today), etc.


On the Contrary, when a New Cyprus' President took over : the Current, ChristianDemocrat/EPP's Nicos Anastassiades, of the Center-Right, (i.e. almost Equivalent to USA's Conservative Republican President Don Trump nowadays), from early March 2013, until February 2018, then, Manafort's alleged "Money Laundering" through Foreign-held Bank and/or Other Businesses' Accounts' Immediately STOPS via Cyprus, from 3/2013 up to Now: 11/2017 !...


Indeed, Serious Measures against Money Laundering and/or other Hasards were reportedly taken in Cyprus After 2013, until Now (2017) by the New President's Center-Right Government.


So that all such alleged Shady Money Transferts for Manafort from Abroad into the US, had, from then, to Continue Only through various Other Intermediaries accross the World, (as, f.ex., the "Grenadines" Islands, the "U.K.", or Other "Unknown" premisses, etc.), and even that, just for 1 or 2 More Years (i.e. 2013-2014, having apparently 100% Finished on 2015).

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(C) + SUSPECT !
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=> In Consequence, after Observing All the above-Mentioned Facts, (Comp. Supra, under "A" and "B"), the Inevitably Raised Question, obviously is :


- WHY Manafort is Prosecuted SO LATE, Only Now, for alleged Acts which reportedly Occured Only such a Very LONG TIME AGO ?


I.e. Only on November 2017, for alleged Facts of 2006 or 2008 - 2013 ?


- What Happened during all that Long Period of Time with quasi-Total Inactivity, in this regard, from Law-Enforcing US Authorities, during the Terms in Office of "Socialists"("Dems") of the Left, as Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama (respectively : 2009-2012 and 2009-2016) ?


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+ Even More Troubling :


 - How to Explain Manafort's Sudden, Exceptional Massive Withdrawal of Funds from his Cyprus' Bank Accounts practically at the Eve of an UnPrecedented and UnAnnounced, Neither generally Expected, Sudden ..."Blockade" of All People's Savings entrusted to any Bank throughout the Island, according to a Controversial Decision of "€uro"'s Authorities, taken and immediately Implemented io Cyprus from mid-March 2013 ?


That "Never Seen Before", (Nor After), Controversial but Drastic and massive Move, had been suddenly Taken, Only on Cyprus, by €uroGroup's New President then, (from January 2013, until recently), Dutch Minister of Finances, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who has been Strongly Criticized for such an Extreme Measure. Normally, Nobody knew about such a possibility, Before it Surprisingly occured all out of a sudden.


>>> Nevertheless, Manafort's alleged Movements of Funds, clearly indicate that, whoever was Managing them, in fact, Knew what was going to happen, and when !

 

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Indeed, as FBI/Court's Official Prosecution's Data show, While, most of the Times, the Frequent Withdrawals of Money from Cyprus' Accounts towards the USA, for several Years, Remained at about 10 to 70 Thousands $, on the Contrary, since the End of the Year 2012 until Mid-March 2013, they Suddenly Jump, Exceptionally, up to 3-Digit much Bigger Numbers, such as, f.ex., 100, 149, 298 and even 375 Thousands $, (the Latter  - and Biggest ever Sum of that Money - Right at the Eve of the above-mentioned UnPrecedented Blockade of all Bank Accounts in Cyprus by the €uroGroup's new Head : Comp. Supra), until they Stop, for ever...


+ Same Strange Phenomenon, also at anOther such Account : Money Transferts which Used to Stay Between 11 and 25 Thousands $, Suddenly Jump Up to 3-Digits Numbers of 160, 194, 290 and 260 Thousands $, shortly Before they Definitively Stop through Cyprus, at around Mid-March 2013.


Afterwards, Manafort's controversial Money Transferts from various Foreign Bank Accounts to his Business inside the USA, (which reportedly Persist until about 2014, at the Latest), continue Only through Other Countries' Intermediaries, f.ex. via "Grenadines" Islands, the "UK", or Other, "Unknown" entities, etc, (See relevant Graphics, as pictured in FBI/Court's Official Documents).

=> WHO might have WARNED him, then that All his Cyprus' Bank Accounts were going to be, Exceptionally, Confiscated ?...

>>> Back, then, on March 2013, USA's and Cyprus', as well as the Netherlands' Governing Politicians were All, more or less Left-leaning "Socialists", (from USA's Barack Hussein Obama, to Cyprus' Demetres Christofias, until Dutch and €uroGroup's Jeroen Dijsselbloem himself : Comp. Supra), etc.

+ As they were too, in the USA, all that Period of Time, during which, Manafort had Not been Persecuted, Neiher Otherwise Disturbed by the Public Authorities (+2013 - 2016), for what he had already done in the Past, But is Only Now (2017) Reproached to him, for the First Time : I.e. Barack Hussein Obama's "Socialists" of the "Dem" Party.

++ And Remember for which Main Reason Trump had Hired Manafort, as Electoral Campaign Manager, Back during June - August 2016 : It was, notoriously, in order to Replace Levandovski, his Initial Manager, who had been Succesfull into Helping Win the Competition among 14 Candidates for the Conservative Voters inside the GOP Party, during the Primaries, (2015 - June 2016), But was generally considered as "Too Hard" for those Independents and/or Bi-Partisan Voters that Now Trump had to Attract all accross those Non-GOP People who, naturally, became the Next Target, After he had got the Nomination for the General Election, between July and November 2016. And, precisely, Manafort's Long Experience with Washington DC's Establishment, from ...Bod Dole and Gerald Ford, until George H.G. Bush "Senior" and even Ronald Reagan (Comp. Supra), as well as Various "Bi-Partisan" Causes inside the Hill (i.e. US Congress+Senate) for Private Corporations and/or Foreign Leaders, etc, (as Long-Time independent Consultant/Lobbyist there), was Better Fitted for that purpose... (That, After his unexpected Departure, on August 2016, managed to serve the Combination of Both Conway, for the "Soft" Approach, Together with Bannon, for a "Hard" but Fundamental/Universal Approach, later-on).

 

>>>  I.e., in Brief, to put it in a Nutshell, Manafort and what used to turn Around him, was Obviously a Washington DC. Establishment's part and parcel...


But Not at all a "Radical", Grassroots Populist, of the Conservative Values' Movement among Working American People, who might be Attracted also by Russian President Vladimir Putin's stance in some among those Key Conservative Values Issues, to the point to Risk to be eventually considered as the Right Prey for an Investigation supposed to Hunt down Suspects for alleged "Collusion" with a supposedly Nasty Foreign Interference and Manipulation of the 2016 US Presidential Elections at the Orders of Russia, (according to the well-known narrative of "Bad Losers" among Obama's and Hillary's Dems...


=> That's precisely why, Bob Mueller's Investigation accross the lines of that (Cold) War-Mongering, Hysterically Anti-Russian, Dems + Establishment's unprecedented Fanatism, notoriously Fuelled and Exploited mainly by Revanchist Bad Losers of the "Left", joined by a Few Fading Pseudo-"Conservative" RINOS, now Risks to really Fall into that Grossly ..."RIDICULOUS" Bla-Bla, that Manafort's Lawyer, perhaps Rightfully, has just Denounced :


 - Indeed, f.ex., after Obviously Failing to Find Any "Hard Fact" and/or "Smoking Gun", about alleged "Collusion" of Trump's Inner Circle with what "Socialists"' - Dems' Bad Losers' Nightmares Claim to be a Blatant Russian Interference and "Diabolic" Manipulation of the 2016 US Presidential Electionn, on the Contrary, Mr. Mueller's Investigation has Now been practically Obliged to just Limit its Ambitions Only in merely Scrutinizing so Banal and Trivial Matters, as, f.ex., ... Manafort's Daughters' alleged Private and Business Life, about How she reportedly might have Used, or Not, a Family Appartment in the Manhattan, Lend it for Money, and/or Take Favorable Bank Loans, Benefit from some more Lenient Tax Opportunities, and so on :


=> I.e. Blatantly UNRELATED and IRRELEVANT Stuff, to What was Supposed to be, at last, the Proof of Putin's alleged "Smoking Gun" Firing Shots inside Capitol's Hill and at the White House !...

By practically Turning the Establishment against some among its own "Kids", Revealing in Public that, in fact, the alleged Russian "Interference" and "Manipulation" Investigation, doesN't have Anything more to show, that this Astonishing Emptiness and Lack of the Lightest Serious relevant Proof, Pushing it to Fall into the "Ridicule" of just another, ..."New Tintin's Mr. Rastapopoulos" Comics Cartoon Story (Comp. Supra), and Washington DC Establishment's Manafort's alleged Money a.o. PlayGames Dating Far Before 2013/2014 (Comp. Supra), this Much Publicized by Mainstream Medias (notoriously accustomed to "Fake News" as "CNN", etc) latest U-Turn in Bob Mueller's "Russia/2016 Election" Investigation proves to be a Blatant "FLOP" !

>>> Will it, Also, Become a real ..."BOOMERANG" against its Real Instigators, those (Cold) War-Mongering Bad Losers of the 2016 US Presidential Elections,


    who are, in Addition, apparently Seeking now, one or another "SMOKESCREEN" to Desperatey Hide or Block some New and Positive Possibilities, Nowadays Opening right in Front of us all, particularly after the Recent Developments around Syria/Iraq which might Start Making a Long-Lasting Peace and ReConstruction/Development prospect in a Wider Area, really Feasible,


    IF the Right People, Act in the Right Way, at the Right Moment, withOut Losing much More Time and Energy to such Petty DIVERSIONS (as Many Critical Observers in Bannon's "Breitbart" and other American Anti-Establishment's Web. Medias have already Started to Denounce) ?

 

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People in Europe and the World expect from CoE to make a succes of its "Monitoring" for Human Rights and Democracy, despite difficulties, said Finland's President Tarja Halonen to "EuroFora" at a crucial moment for the mecanism built 15 years ago by the paneuropean organization which celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2009.

Halonen, known as "Mother" of CoE's "Monitoring" mecanism, a long-time MEP and former Foreign Minister before becoming Finland's President, holds a long experience in the mattter, after also serving twice as CoE and EU Chairwoman in the past. That's why she is well placed to judge how CoE's "monitoring" should deal today with some crucial issues of importance both to CoE and to the EU.

The move came just a Month before a crucial, last visit to Turkey, scheduled for June, by the President of CoE''s "Monitoring" Committee, Ukranian MEP Serge Holovaty, to finalize his Report on Ankara, the CoE Member State with the longest Monitoring procedure. From its results depends its overall credibility.

This is a Test-case, because, in fact, it's in order to avoid Sanctions threatened against Turkey by a CoE's Assembly's April 1995 Resolution for grave Human Rights violations, Democracy gaps, the continuing Military Occupation in Cyprus, the unresolved Kurdish problem, Aegean differend with Greece, etc., that MEPs decided to create, for the 1st time on April 1996, a "Monitoring" proces, allegedly destinated to check, without excluding Countries who did not fulfill all CoE's standards.

In the Past, the obliged withdrawal of Greece's Military regime and of its "Civil" cover-up out of the CoE had helped bring back Democracy in 1974. But, on the contrary, since April 1996, the idea was to "monitor" Human Rights' respect while keeping most concerned Countries inside the CoE. After Turkey's oldest example, this was extended also to several former "Eastern" European Countries, even if CoE's Assembly has imposed to some of them (fex. Ukraine, Russia, etc., after Belarus, Serbia, etc) various "Sanctions", that Ankara always avoided. Curiously more succesful even than .. USA itself, (a CoE "Observer" since 1995), which has been at least threatened with sanctions some years ago..

EU-effects of CoE's Monitoring process became obvious between 2001-2008, since the "closure" of this procedure, when CoE felt that a Country had met most of its Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law obligations, (i.e. the "Copenhagen Criteria" for the EU), helped trigger Negotiations with the EU for "Accession" or other closer relations : This occured already before the 2004 and 2007 EU Enlargements to former "Eastern" European Countries, as well as for the commencement of "accession" negotiations with Croatia, and of "open-ended" negotiations with Turkey in 2005.

    But a stricking new development are Holovaty's recent findings that on core Human Rights issues as Torture and Freedom of Expression, Turkey, even "5 Years after" CoE closed its "Monitoring", back in 2004, inciting EU to start accession Negotiations in 2005, still presents grave problems.

    His findings are of crucial importance after a 2008 CoE Resolution called, "if need be", to "seriously consider the possibility of Re-Opening the Monitoring procedure for Turkey" : A move which might affect Ankara's controversial EU bid, since EU Accession Negotiations are based on the Hypothesis that the Candidate fullfils the "Copenhagen Criteria" (See above)..
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    Holovaty expressed his will to check  "Matters still Outstanding" and  those that he "didn't have an opportunity to discuss" at an earlier visit this year, "in order to discuss the more complex issues in greater depth", at his forthcoming New Visit to Ankara, before the December 2009 EU Summit.  This is all based on the 2004 CoE Resolution which stresses that, CoE "will continue.. post-monitoring Dialogue with the Turkish authorities,...in addition to a 12-points list,..and on any Other Matter that might arise in connection with Turkey’s Obligations as a CoE member state".

    CoE's Resolution also asks  from Turkey "to secure the proper Implementation of Judgements, particularly in the Cyprus v. Turkey InterState case", of 2001, which concerns also the plight of many Hundreds of MISSING People. It adds Turkey's obligations to "execute" ECHR's Judgements in the Loizidou case,..and in particular adopt General Measures to avoid repetition or continuation of Violations found by the Court" to the detriment of Refugees.

    Nevertheless, Holovaty said to "EuroFora" that "MISSING" persons,"might be included" and cannot be excluded, but he has yet to examine the situation "to find out  which issues will be raised" to the Turkish Government.

    Therefore, "EuroFora" asked Halonen, as the Historic "Mother" of CoE's Monitoring mecanism, if she thought that, "whenever there are grave Human Rights Violations, as fex. "MISSING" persons, attested even by ECHR's judgements, they should be always checked by a Monitoring process. Or could they be forgotten ?"
    
     - "We (CoE) must be, at the same time, Fair, Realistic, but not in the mind that "now we have Forgotten", etc., replied to "EuroFora"'s question Halonen, speaking as a matter of general principle.

    - "When we think of those People that are suffering from the lack of Democracy, of Human Rights, and of the Rule of Law", "we should find a base on how to deal with the (Monitoring) system more rapidly"', she stressed.

    - "Sometimes it's very difficult to combine Transparency and Effectivenes together, particularly in this specific case", she went on to say. But, "I have not found a (CoE Member) Country who could be insensitive in this sens", Halonen answered concerning grave Human Rights violations attested by the ECHR.

    - "I have no ready-made answer. I have the expectations that you, in the CoE, will, step by step, find the different types of the monitoring systems."

    Also "because this is a part of the UN's Post-Conflict system, (fex. when it comes to Cyprus' MISSING persons), and it's a more Global system". So that, "If we make a succes in Europe, the others will follow", throughout the World.  "But they expect that we (Europe) are this opportunity, this Opportunity to make a Succes", Halonen concluded.

    In addition, she advised to extend CoE's Monitoring to all its 47 Member States, "because, as long as we hear that, all these monitoring systems are "OK for the neighbor, but not for me", "it's very difficult" to understand. Something which could make easier to Compare...

    Finnish MEP Jaako Laakso, former CoE Rapporteur on the Occupied Territories of Cyprus and one of the 5 Signatories of the Historic CoE's call to create the "MONITORING" mecanism since 1996, was more specific :  - "We (CoE Assembly) have to find a way for the issue of Cyprus' MISSING People to be better followed", he stressed, anouncing his intention to "speak to Mr. Holovaty" about that. "There might be also other ways", added Laakso.

    - The 2008 "Year had been a very Bad one for Turkey with regard to Human Rights in general, and Freedom of Expression in particular", denounced, meanwhile, Holovaty's preliminary Post-Monitoringh Draft Report by Holovaty, published by the CoE on April 2009.

    "Amnesty International believes that freedom of expression is not guaranteed given the various articles of the Criminal Code that restrict it. .. "For example, 1,300 Websites are said to have been closed down by the (Turkish) authorities in 2008" ! While "the new Turkish Criminal Code was used to bring a total of 1,072 proceedings between June 2005 and April 2008, and led to the conviction of 192 people", for expressing views. "Representatives of the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which specialises in Kurdish affairs, ..complained about Numerous Attacks on their Freedom of Expression ...as was everyone who advocated a settlement to the question by means other than the intervention of the army" "According to their figures, 19 Newspapers had been suspended 43 times between 4 August 2006 and 4 November 2008" !...

    Moreover, on 2008,  CoE's "Ministers adopted its 4rth Resolution on the execution of the judgments of the ECHR, ...and outstanding issues regarding 175 Judgements and decisions relating to Turkey delivered between 1996 and 2008...  concerning Deaths resulting from the excessive use of force by members of the Security forces, the failure to protect the right to life, the DIisappearance and/or death of individuals, Ill-Treatment and the Destruction of property". CoE's " Ministers urged the Turkish authorities ...to ensure that members of Security forces of all ranks can be prosecuted without administrative
authorisation" for "serious crimes". Holovaty reminded.

"Nonetheless", Holovaty heard anew of "Several cases of Violence committed last year (2008) by the (Turkish) security forces". Amnesty International speaks of Many Cases of ill-treatment and Torture in the prisons and by the police". "Including, fex."'the death of Engin Ceber, a young man of 29 who died on October 2008 as a result of the TORTURE allegedly inflicted on him by police officers, prison staff and members of the gendarmerie. He was part of a group of people arrested on September 2008 during a demonstration and Press Conference in Istanbul'. Proceedings against suspects are "on-going" in this case.

- " I therefore noted an Obvious Contradiction between the Government’s stated “zero tolerance” policy.... of Torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and the different testimonies given", denounced CoE's Rapporteur.  Turkish "authorities must make considerable efforts to guarantee that proper investigations are carried out into allegations of abuses by members of the security forces and that perpetrators are effectively punished" "In this respect, I have requested detailed Statistics on the number of Investigations, acquittals and convictions in cases involving allegations of abuse in order to show the positive impact of the measures taken to date", Holovaty said, repeating a permanently unsatisfied CoE's demand to Turkey since a Decade...

    - "The Political Crisis that shook the country in the spring of 2008 highlighted the Weaknesses of the (Turkish) Constitution", which comes from the Military regime of 1982, "and the Urgent Need of Reforms", stressed from the outset CoE's Rapporteur in 2009. In particular, "the ...Democratic functioning of state institutions, including the independence of the judicial system, are crucial", he observes.

    But, "the Electoral  system and the ways in which it is circumvented do not appear to give those elected complete Legitimacy, and tend to pervert the course of direct universal suffrage", denounces Holovaty, observing that, even 5 Years later, Turkey did not yet change the 10% nationwide Threshold for a party to take any seat, which is "far higher" than the "3%" maximum in Europe and already condemned as contrary to European Standards by the CoE.

    + Moreover, EU Parliament's 2009 Report on Turkey, drafted by Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten and adopted in Strasbourg on March, expresses "Concern over the Failure of the (Turkish) Judiciary to prosecute cases of Torture and Ill-treatment, the Number of which is Growing". EU also "is concerned about continuing Hostility and Violence against Minorities" in Turkey. It also "calls on the Turkish Government to launch, as a matter of Priority, a Political Initiatve favouring a lasting Settlement of the Kurdish issue, (while "condemning violence.. and terrorist groups"). EU "regrets that No progress has been made on establishing full, systematic Civilian suprevisory functions over the (Turkish) Military".

    The final results of Holovaty's 2nd and last visit to Turkley will be known later this year, and, at any case, before EU's December 2009 Summit.

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