Critics of 'George Soros conspiracy theories' keep being linked to George Soros

Look at any journalist branding criticism of Soros a "conspiracy theory" or part of some sort of "antisemitic agenda," and it's more likely than not they're part of the "conspiracy" they're trying to mock out of the nation's conscience. 

Matt Palumbo New Jersey US

After I published a series documenting and exposing the epic influence of billionaire liberal George Soros in the New York Post last month—included his influence in Joe Biden's White House—the Soros Open Society Foundations director Tom Perriello was among the many hysterical leftists who accused me of spreading baseless conspiracy theories.

In the days between when I submitted my series to the Post and Perriello responding to it, it was reported that White House records revealed that Perriello himself had frequently made visits to the Biden White House—13 of them from May 2021 to September 2022. 

Apparently, that too must be a conspiracy. 

This has been an increasingly common occurrence. Simply look at any journalist who is branding criticism of Soros a "conspiracy theory" or part of some sort of "antisemitic agenda," and it's more likely than not they're part of the "conspiracy" they're trying to mock out of the nation's conscience. 

Of the dozens of fact-checks mentioning Soros' name on PolitiFact, every single one serves to deny what Soros' multibillion-dollar empire is funding or to debunk what amounts to chain email-tier rumors about him. Not-coincidentally, PolitiFact's parent company Poynter has received funding from the Soros-backed Tides foundation and Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network has received funding from Soros' Open Society Foundations. 

Think there might be some conflicts of interest there? 

As fate would have it, a fan pointed me towards evidence that yet another one of my critics, Gary Kokalari, himself has ties to the Soros sphere. This individual has had a number of meltdowns over my writing, including one fit of hysteria where he threw a book I wrote about Soros in the trash on television (lol) over a part of the book that connects Secretary of State Antony Blinken to George Soros through his familial connections.

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One part of my book he took issue with was a brief section where I pointed out that one of the first things Blinken did after assuming his role was sanctioning Albania's opposition leader, who is a fierce critic of Soros. I also pointed out that Blinken's parents are friends with Soros, and that an archive at the Soros-founded Central European University is named after them. This connection was hardly unique to my research, as former Acting DNI and Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations Ric Grenell, and former New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, had raised red flags publicly over the sanctions and potential Soros connection months before I wrote on it. Kokalari is upset because this contradicts his narrative that the Soros critic in question was sanctioned due to legitimate corruption allegations. 

In an email threatening a critic who linked him to Soros (pictured below), Gary Kokalari was furious, and threatened a lawsuit over the allegations that he'd ever met with the billionaire or taken money from him. Amazingly, just a few sentences later, he does admit that a charitable project he took part in did take money from Soros, admitting "In the interest of full disclosure, in the early 1990s, I founded the Albanian Relief Foundation….. as I recall, ARF received a grant from the Open Society Foundation of about $50,000" which he then tried to downplay as insignificant. He also bizarrely tried to argue that he can't be criticized for taking money from George Soros because Mother Theresa once accepted a donation from a shady person and nobody cared. 

Among those Gary Kokalari is linked to that indirectly tie him to the Soros family include the socialist mayor of Tirana (Albania's capital), Erion Veliaj.  

In the acknowledgements to the book War Dogs, its author Guy Lawson says that he was guided on the intricacies of life and death in Albania by "Gary Kokalari" and "Erion Veliaj," among others. Veliaj was part of a different progressive political party at the time, but joined the Socialist Party of Albanian in 2011, and became Mayor of Tirana in July 2015.  

Gary Kokalari's mother has been photographed wearing a t-shirt bearing the name of Velia's political organization "Mjaft" with Veliaj at his (Gary's) home. 

George's son Alexander Soros is extremely active in the Balkans, and often posts photos to his social media accounts showing as much. He's been photographed with current Socialist PM Edi Rama, and Veliaj himself, who he's described as a brother. One on occasion, Soros posted a photo of the two meeting up in New York City. 

Graphical user interface, applicationDescription automatically generatedVeliaj once gifted Soros a "Soros #1" t-shirt, and described him as a tireless activist for our community and our region! I know we live in a polarized society poisoned by extremists, but the facts are this: There have been no greater contributors to post-communist societies than the George and Alex Soros Foundation." His phrasing is interesting considering the widespread speculation that Alex Soros is being primed to take over his father's empire after he passes. 

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Veliaj has been accused of corruption on multiple occasions, ranging from being accused of using threats to shape an election at the Albanian Football Federation to being investigated for allegedly helping facilitate money laundering for the 'Ndrangheta (Italian mafia) and implicated in a scandal where over $400 million in public contracts were awarded to new companies with no experience in waste management – all with the same individuals behind them. 

Oddly, Gary Kokalari, who presents himself as an anti-corruption crusader, has little to say about that. 

In fact, Gary Kokalari has more negative things to say about right-wing opposition parties than the socialists running the country. Those who follow the "Spygate" saga are aware of the recent indictment of ex-FBI official Charles McGogigal, who spread the "Trump-Russia collusion hoax," and was indicted for, ironically, aiding a Russian oligarch under sanctions. Current Albanian socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, who is alleged to have had multiple meetings with McGonigal, has become entangled in the scandal, yet Gary Kokalari hasn't addressed this corruption. In comments that have only continued aging worse, during an 2021 interview with the show Top Talk, he hilariously claimed to have "no information" when asked if Edi Rama was corrupt. A simple Google search would've turned up countless examples of alleged corruption.

Bizarrely, media reports from the 2012 election cycle indicate that Gary Kokalari was a supporter of Republican Mitt Romney, hardly anyone that can be called a socialist. Why is he of all people so defensive about a socialist Prime Minister, and about any criticisms of George Soros? His ties to Soros—albeit indirect in this context—explain why he's so desperate to silence that narrative. Not only does it contradict his own, but it implicates a man that's become an ally of his by proxy. 


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