ex-Chief o/t Defense Staff; ex-Chief o/t General Staff; Non-executive Director of NM Rothschild & Sons
appointed to Ganley's Rivada board. strong supporter of "surprise war" ( which is forbidden by UN charter) and the US Iraq war and the US UK War on Terror.
An announcement is due tomorrow. Ganley says it is the way to build a bigger collective of those who are happy enough to be in Europe but feel the treaty hands over too much power to Brussels..Sky blog
But it isn’t going to be easy. Libertas is embroiled in numerous controversies across Europe as it tries to assemble a network of candidates.
It has already denied offering money to Swedish Eurosceptic party Junilistan if it changed its name to ‘Junilistan-Libertas’.
And as it launches Libertas spin-offs in countries like Germany and Slovakia, there have been questions about funding and registration. Libertas itself has lashed out at Brussels, accusing it of a dirty tricks campaign.
The timing might not be good for Ganley
This week also saw the announcement of Ganley's appointment of former US Air Force General Richard Myers, and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George W. Bush's from 2001-2005 to the board of Declan Ganley's private military contracting firm, Rivada.
Myers currently serves as an external adviser to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). This will no doubt reintroduce the issues raised about Ganley's campaign, personal and party finaces yet again. questions were raised last year inthe Eu parliamnet about Ganley's links with neocons and the CIA.
The CIA denied funding Libertas.
Libertas also denied they got CIA funds.
But where is Ganley getting 1 mil euros to offer to a Swedish partry? 1 mil plus for his No campaign in Ireland and whatver he is using to buy politiacl supporters in 27 EU states?
Who is paying for the salaries of Libertas employees like Lt. Col. Robin Matthews and former head of Europol Kevin O'Connell.
It would appear that Libertas are throwing millions of euros around. where did this cash come from? Libertas would maintain that it is all small donations from the paypal buttons on their official site. However a pan EU party with only 888 members on Facebook it is hard for an outsider to have confidence in the veracity the Libertas line.
The question, how much have you been paid? must also be asked of politicians who have joined with Libertas as the Swedish incident last week gives a disturbing insight into how Libertas get their supporters behind them (or not in the case of the whistleblowers at Junilistan).
Britains should be more worried about the appointment of their former top military man Baron Gurthrie to Ganley's Rivada board. Ganley now has two of the worlds most senior militray men from the recent past working for him in a private capacity.
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