H.R. McMaster’s Ties To Soros-Supported Think Tank Raise Questions

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Via Disobedient Media

National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster's past affiliation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has created fresh concerns after research conducted by Disobedient Media revealed that the British think tank has taken funding from multiple governments in the Middle East and organizations tied to George Soros. McMaster's former position with the IISS indicates a potential conflict of interest given the think tanks' financial ties to sponsors who are anti-American and in some cases, states sponsors of terrorism.

I. The IISS Has Financial Ties To Middle Eastern States And Soros-Connected Organizations

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a UK-based think tank with strong establishment ties which was credited by former U.S. Ambassador Raymond Leonard Garthoff in his memoirs as being a driving force in creating "intellectual structures for managing the Cold War." The IISS has famously boasted that it "owes no allegiance to any government, or to any political or other organization" and produces research cited and utilized by a vast number of groups internationally. But on December 6th, 2016, The Guardian reported that documents published by the organization Bahrain Watch showed that the IISS received more than £25 million in funding from the Bahraini royal family. The leaked documents also revealed that the IISS and Bahrain’s rulers specifically agreed to keep the latter’s funding secret, which would be used to pay for an IISS office in the country as well as annual conferences on Middle East politics attended by heads of state and other powerful figures in Bahrain's capital of Manama. The Middle East Eye also published research indicating that in 2015 this funding accounted for over half the IISS' total income during that period.

A reference of the IISS' Sources of Funding Statement page reveals that the think tank also receives funds from a shocking list of special interest groups, including the Carnegie Corporation New York, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Executive Affairs Authority - Abu Dhabi, The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), the embassies of China, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the High Commission for Pakistan. The IISS also accepted donations from George Soros' Open Society Foundation and the Ploughshares Fund.

The Ploughshares Fund is financed by the Open Society Foundation. A May 5, 2016 article by the New York Times revealed that the Ploughshares Fund was a major player in efforts to sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public. The deal has been generally criticized as a foreign policy failure, resulted in the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars to Iran without any concessions in return and has failed to prevent Iran from continuing to illegally test long range ICBM missiles in violation of both the deal and international sanctions.

George Soros has faced backlash internationally in Eastern Europe, after his organizations were banned from Hungary and placed under audit in Macedonia amid accusations that he was meddling in the countries' political processes and improperly seeking to influence public opinion. Disobedient MediaThe New York Times and The Washington Times have all highlighted Soros' financial support for anti-democracy movements in the United States who seek to undermine democratic institutions and pursue regime change. The billionaire investor's financial involvement with the IISS seriously undermines their claims of independence already on shaky ground after the revelations from The Guardian and Bahrain Watch.

II. H.R. McMaster Served As Consulting Senior Fellow At The IISS

H.R. McMaster was appointed to the position of National Security Advisor after the resignation of Michael Flynn in February 2017. McMaster was widely praised by the media after he steered away from Flynn's hardline stance towards terrorism, stating that the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" was "not helpful." Although McMaster has extensive counterinsurgency experience from his years in Iraq, his legacy there has been criticized by the Asia Times as having utilized vast amounts of U.S. funds and resources only to leave behind an Iraqi government that was brittle and at risk of collapse, while failing to quell sectarian tensions that have allowed Iran to leverage interests throughout the Middle East and expand their influence through Hamas and Hezbollah.

From September 2006 to February 2017, H.R. McMaster served at the IISS as a Consulting Senior Fellow. The IISS' website indicates that McMaster focused on topics relating to conflict and conflict prevention, development and security, civil-military relations and military history. McMaster's close, longstanding ties to the IISS create concerns about conflicts of interest given the think tank's financial connections to multiple foreign states across the Middle East and Asia, as well as figures like George Soros who are actively seeking to resist the administration of Donald Trump after the latter's defeat of Soros-supported candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

McMaster's affiliation with an organization that has taken money not only from groups who pushed the harmful and counterproductive Iran nuclear deal, but states who media reports and releases from Wikileaks have shown to be sponsors of terrorism in both the Middle East and the West raise serious questions given the many years McMaster spent with the IISS. The IISS' connection to such parties will no doubt continue to dog the Lieutenant General going forward given his central role in advising President Donald Trump during the U.S.'s controversial April 6th missile strike in Syria and his belligerent rhetoric directed at the Russian Federation over their support for Bashar al-Assad.

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mary mary's picture

Russia influences election: monstrous!

Soros influences election: divine!

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highwaytoserfdom's picture

 Wash rinse repeat.. McMaster and Kushner tied to Soros the devil.  Perot treatment on family including grandchildren.


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mary mary's picture

Democracy is the noblest form of government, because it allows banksters to assassinate anyone and get away with it.

Muse minus Time's picture

Pretty transparent with HR being a Betraeus protege of what this NEOCON's agenda is.

WTFUD's picture

How can it be a conflict of interests when Soros is funded by the Federal Reserve (GOLDMAN SUCKS)?

mary mary's picture

"As long as I can coin the nation's money, I care not who sits on the throne".

fbazzrea's picture

McMaster's globalist agenda hides behind his icy stone mask of "whatever it takes" stare. he has no loyalty other than unto the CFR-Illuminati-Bilderberg cabal.

like Daniel in the lions' den, Trump is in the viper pit. when, not if, Bannon is gone, he will be isolated.

one of three outcomes:

1. he is/becomes one of them

2. he eradicates them

3. he is eradicated

one cannot live four years alone in a den of vipers. which will it be?

A. Boaty's picture

Unfair comparing Fearless Leader with Daniel. Fearless Leader has much nicer hair.

fbazzrea's picture

i dunno... i remember a painting illustrating Daniel in said feline giganticus jam with beautiful long blonde hair. lol

*edit* not the painting of my youth, but...


GunnyG's picture

FIRE that SOB! 

I cannot wait to celebrate Soros taking his dirt nap. Kegger graveside, my treat! 

Kendle C's picture

Fire him and kick Georgi Schwartz out of the country. We have identified a rich terrorist anti-American manipulating scum and he is Schwartz, warts and all.

frontierland's picture

These Treasonous "Collaborrations" are business as usual.  It only becomes an issue if the JewsMedia and Anti-White Elites hysterically promote it to the fat, stupid, opianated Goyim.

steve2241's picture

McMaster should step down!!!

Victory_Garden's picture

Blessings and grace for your Worthy Works, good Sir.

And, gratitude for all the great articles and exposures to the good crew here. Let us all hope that Sir President Trump is SEEING and HEARING this information also.

And to mcmasters and the rest of the traitorous trash...YOU'RE FIRED!!



Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Swwamp critters partying like it was 2012.  Good times. Good Times I say. 

roadhazard's picture

Oh I'm sure TrumpCo vetted him...

Davidduke2000's picture

If we dig deep we will find the link soros-trump, otherwise he would have arrested this criminal and sent him to Guantanamo. 

Reaper's picture

The neo-con's Trumpenstein monster is revealed.

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The truth about the alien many of us willed into the White House.


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Hello Donald, this is George...what time do we tee off?

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It now completely obvious that November 22, 1963 was the time America was taken over by the enemies of the American people.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Allen Dulles began that process in 1953


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Here's our Red Pill for who is actually in the White House:

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The world is ripe for change

and an underground needs to be built now. 

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Wow, I wonder where my search engine has been taking me sometimes.

Thanks for the link, natashav.

BC knows almost as much about AI AL as I've put together.


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Jackals roam the whitehouse as Trump gobbles Ativan.

Akzed's picture

Can we just ban organizations?

Gen. Ripper's picture

Just how the great pumpkin wanted it- now all the NYC limousine liberals will donate to his presidential library.

Fuck Trump

Truther's picture

McMaster and Kushner tied to Soros the devil.

Trump knows and installed them both, unless he's too fucking stupid to know or notice.

His daughter converted to a Joo/Zionist, and tweeted her Daddy to bomb the hell out of Syria, because.....

Bannon, out

Flynn, out

KT, out.

US voter, fucked. Plain and simple.


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Voters will always be fked no matter what. We don't have billions to spend in DC. We are just debt slaves working and paying taxes. If DC can find a way to make themselves rich without the people they'll get rid of us too.

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Luc X. Ifer's picture

Ok now you know how they got to Trump and influenced the change in the electoral agenda