MYANMAR: FERTILE GROUND FOR WASHINGTON SPONSORED REVOLUTION
Written and Photographed by Nile Bowie
Contemporary Myanmar is heavily military-centric; the sign reads,
“Never hesitating, always ready to sacrifice blood and
sweat is the Tamadaw”. The Tamadaw is the title
bestowed upon the army founded by General Aung San.
The streets of Yangon have seen red coats, red robes, and red blood. Once, this city ‘owed’ it’s sovereignty and development to the British Crown and today, tree roots haunt the crumbling Colonial buildings and smoky dilapidated sidewalks where the thriving multi-cultural ethnic population live under staunch censorship imposed their own military generals. Archaic barb wire barricades sit idly in the narrow streets, rusted; among columns of common people claustrophobically tending to purchasable selections of meats and produce, huddled under plastic tarps for cover from the hurdling monsoon rains. The sprawl of urbanization has metamorphosed this once spacious and agrarian setting into a torrent of aging vehicles such as public buses, which expel blanketing gusts of humid smoke from the exhaust as they pass. Cold-faced policemen stand in groups of three, patrolling the street corners with prying eyes unchallenged. The State’s Press Scrutiny Boardmust approveall publications and media, while huge allotments of Internet content isheavily censored. Although the people of Myanmar appear calm and totally orderly during my visit, one cannot help but sense that these people realize they are without the means to reach their full potential in their respective trades and as the individuals they seek to be. Unfortunately, there is very little these people can do except to tolerate the circumstances of their own habitat.
Across our vast planet, the most common struggle of contemporary man in the Globalized world is one against the state. In this struggle, Myanmar’s expansive jungles and colonial cities have been a battle zone where far too many unaccredited martyrs have departed in search for more autonomy and greater representation. As events continue to diverge, the people of this country will soon approach a fork in the road, of which neither side appears to hold their bounty. Today’s ventures of conquest are sold to the world on the moral platform, exploiting the avenue of legitimate or fabricated human rights abuses for private geopolitical and economic gain. Politicians such as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair,shrewdly bestowthe innate right to intervene in sovereign countries of the world to protect their people from suffering just as the early colonial settlers and missionaries justified their imperialism by bringing “civilization” to the savage indigenous inhabitants. The story of Myanmar or Burma as it was once called cannot be told without the story of vain territorial ambitions of the British Empire. TheBritish East India Companywas an early English joint stock company created to further pursue the trading of commodity riches of the East Indies and beyond.
Under the guise of free trade, It laid the blueprint for total economic exploitation as the powerful ancestor of today’s soulless transnational corporations by running militarily enforced monopolies on cotton, silk, exotic textiles, tea and opium; effectively dominating the regions we refer to today as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar into submission as Queen Elizabeth’s personal plot of real estate, entitling the Crowd to be the sole proprietor of it’s revenue and wealth. The Colonial Administration sought to instill its language, philosophical outlook, moral principles, legal system and penal code on the natives in an attempt toengineer a class of people“Indian in blood and color, but English in opinion, in taste, in morals and in intellect”, setting the collective philosophical justification for their conquest by instilling a desired ethical outlook towards their subjects, the ‘swine of the Orient’. By the time the conglomerate officially dissolved in 1874 before handing all colonial administrative functions to the British Raj, the companies administration over saw the hundred-fold depreciation and demonetization of theIndian Rupee, countless lives lost over battles of territorial expansion, and a famine which killed seventy percent of inhabitants in the area of modern day West Bengal.
By 1885, the entire landmass of Myanmar was swallowed up by the British Empire after nearly a century of calculative annexation and threeAnglo-Burmese Wars. A period of selective economic prosperity began, enabling the British to exploit the resources and local labor of the ‘natives’ whilecreating an economic climatewhere local farmers and business owners were forced to take high interest loans to meet demand if they intended to stay in business, mirroring today’s IMF lending protocol. The collective British opinion regarded the Burmese population closer to ‘creatures’ rather than human beings and unsurprisingly public discontent grew in the form of Student-led Nationalist Uprisings around the 1920’s. Around the mid 30’s,Aung San(the father of today’s British-backed and foreign funded democracy icon) was regarded as the chief architect of the Nationalist Movement, founding The Communist Party Of Burma on staunch anti-British sentiments. Seeking greater Burmese autonomy and eventual independence, Aung San and his comrades received arms and military training in Japan which resulted in the successful capturing of Yangon in 1942 by the Japanese Military with assistance from Burmese Nationalist forces.
The region then became aproxy statefor the Japanese Empire, resulting in a harsher occupation than what had been experienced under the British times. This was not surprising; considering the Japanese administration hadbeen conductingmass killings, rape campaigns, forced amputations and bizarre human experimentation on the populations of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, and elsewhere. Aung San, (having been duped by promises of sovereignty by the Japanese) approached the British for military assistance, which forced the Japanese into surrender,thus reinstatingBritish colonial rule until 1948, Burma was finally granted independence amidst a climate of staunchly anti-British public discourse, refusing even entry into the Commonwealth. Aung Sang never lived to see his country free; he and his inner circle wereassassinatedin 1947 by a group of paramilitary fighters armed by British officers, it was discovered that hundreds ofguns were missingfrom a nearby British-run police department. Aung San was loathed byWinston Churchillamong others; High-ranking British Government officials were complacent in his murder because they knew he was irreplaceable, being one of the few people who could seriously threaten further British interests in the region. Through various front groups such as ‘The Friends Of The Burma Hill Peoples’, agents of British Intelligence armed and funded various ethnic groups, most notably theKarentribes in an attempt to foster a breakaway state and to overthrow the post-independence government.
It is no question that foreign intelligence groups are using identical tactics today in an effort to install a globalist compliant regime at whatever cost. During the early years of post Independence widespread civil war took place between warring paramilitary factions of covertly funded ethnic minorities such as the Karen andArakanese Muslims, Communist factions led byThakin Than Tun(Uncle of foreign funded Democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi) which received training from the Chinese Revolutionaries, and exiled Chinese NationalistKuomintangfighters who built military bases in North Eastern Myanmar; this created a climate of foreign funded secessionist movements causing the country to be ungovernable and set the stage for heavy handed centralized military rule. In 1962 former General and Prime MinisterNe Winsuccessfully formed a revolutionary council with himself as chairman by means of a military coup d’état, he would be in power until 1988 and head a tactless military regime whilst authoring economic policies of total incompetence under hisBurmese Way To Socialism. Although his polices initially nationalized private hospitals, opened public school systems and launched campaigns that aspired to eradicate illiteracy, the end result was widespread poverty and gradual economic and intellectual isolation from the world.
Myanmar contains vast natural resources and mineral riches, being one of Asia’s most prosperous regions containing everything from gems and teak to oil and natural gas. The foundations of maladroit and obdurate economic planning laid by Ne Win resulted in the granting ofleast developed nationstatus by the UN and thelowest annualGDP of any country in Greater Mekong Sub region. After years of being subject to British colonial administration and foreign funded domestic ethnic conflict, policies of autarky were created with the intent of developing without external assistance, thus blocking the bidding of the World Bank and other disingenuous institutions, rightfully so. Western Media and NGO’s parrot stories of totalitarian Governmental brutality and mass exodus from Myanmar during the early seventies when the Burmese Way To Socialism was in practice, yet they fail to explain that this exodus was caused by economic reasons, such as the priority treatment given to theBarmarethnic group, the nationalization of industries run by ethnic Chinese and Indians, and several spontaneous currency demonetizations.
By 1988, theState Peace and Development Councilusurped power and sentenced Ne Win to house arrest in Yangon where his quiet death several years later was totally unpublicized. This governing incarnation is regularly referred to as the ‘Junta’ by Western media and condemned on every front for it’s alleged human rights abuses, fabricated press statements and it’s treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi. Although by liberalizing foreign trade to some extent, several transnational oil companies such as AmericanUNOCALand the FrenchTOTALhave done business deals for oil and natural gas pipelines with the SPDC through South East Asian front companies allegedly resulting in the military enforcingforced labor campaignsin ethnic villages to assist in the construction of pipeline infrastructure. The behavior of these corporate giant leaves one to question their motives and commitment to human rights, especially if transnational corporations were given a foothold in the region by a future Globalist backed regime or as the result of military intervention.
DISSECTING FOREIGN FUNDED DEMOCRACY UPRISINGS
A dissident monk with scars and a gunshot wound on his
chest from past demonstration activity sits behind
barbed wire. US backed organizations such as CANVAS
have trained hundreds of dissident monks in the interest
of foreign policy, only to parade their martyrdom on
TV screens of the world to achieve their
private geopolitical objectives.
“Please use your freedoms to promote ours.”
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The rationale to justify today’s implementation of Imperialism for private geopolitical and socioeconomic gain is done on the moral front and perhaps few opposition leaders have achieved such devout and reverent status as we see being bestowed towards the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi, who is nothing more than a product of Western Intelligence groups who has been given unprecedented credibility from every Corporate financer backed think-tank, institution, and foreign Government in an ongoing attempt at a money coup. It is without doubt that public discourse for change; increased freedom of expression and economic rationalism exists in the minds of Myanmar’s citizens, however based on the outcomes of seditious foreign funded campaigns, which naively banter their motivation to instill ‘Democracy for the people’ as a means to secure schemes of predatory capital, we can rest assured that such deceptively intrusive talking points have nothing to do with alleviating human rights abuses.
The situation in Myanmar mirror’s decades of attempts by the CIA and it’s front groups such asAmerican Society for a Free Asiatoprovide Tibetan dissidentswith arms, military training, financial assistance and air support, even training Tibetan guerilla fighters inbases within the United Statesall in an eccentric attempt to create widespreadChinese destabilization. Declassified US Intelligence documents reveal exorbitant US public funds beingpersonally allocatedto theDalai Lama through a prominent CIA front group, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) which has been a vital engineer of fabricated color revolutions and global public relations campaigns to portray their sponsored opposition actors in the most saintly and magnanimous light to such a point where any criticism equates to near blasphemy. At present, The US State Department, George Soros along with NED and the CIA’s Freedom House are actively preparing for another Tibetan color revolution andthe same cast of characters, among othersare instrument to bring the same disingenuous campaigns to South East Asia, primarily in Myanmar.
|Aung San Suu Kyi|
For decades British Intelligence agents stationed in areas of interest posed as “cultural anthropologists” charged with thetasks of gathering Intelon local tribal leaders, warring ethnic factions and clan disputes to create in depth profiles for targeting whole population areas in destabilization schemes. The late Michael Aris (British Husband of Aung San Suu Kyi) was an agent of influence tasked withfomenting unrest in Tibetand architecting ‘Independence movement’ schemes, recruited byHugh Richardson, the Dalai Lama’s former British handler. As a further indication of which Suu Kyi owes her movement’s credibility towards, she has recently taken part in the2011 Reith Lectures, literally speakingalongside with the former MI5 Director-General Baroness Manningham-Buller, championing the BBC and speaking to the world about the sad state of being in ‘unfreedom’. It is curious that Suu Kyi is never critical of the countries backing her movement, places where oligarchical corporate lobbying has molded any vestige of ‘democracy’ to a choice of which face one would prefer reading an identical agenda from a teleprompter.
One is hardly surprised at the campaign of artificial heroism built up around Suu Kyi, complete with numerous celebrity testimonials and an upcoming big budget film. Through the guidance of her surrogate British parents, Lord Gore-Booth (post holder in British India colonial administration, the force responsible for her father’s assassination and his unrelenting rebellion) and his wife, she led an incredibly privileged and wealthy background, earning a Ph.D. from the University of London,and gaining work experience as a UN employee in New York City which indicates long term grooming and exploitation of her namesake; the association with her nationally revered father being enough to strike an emotional chord in her destitute domestic followers whom have been deluded by sham democracy. Regardless of her sincerity or empathy which her PR-savvy campaign conjures up, her movement and personality is shamelessly being used as the face for Myanmarese regime change in an effort to install a Globalist proxy government and implement looting schemes for corporate conglomerates to suck the pristine country dry.
The foreign presence training and funding the Myanmarese ‘Opposition’ has been steadily furthered by the work of Council on Foreign Relations member, Peter Ackerman and his constituent Robert Helvey, a formermilitary attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Yangonwho have beenprincipal architects in training dissident groups to destabilize foreign governmentsin the interests of US foreign policy goals through non-violent resistance schemes. Mr. Helvey has stated,“The easiest way to destroy a movement is for the CIA to taint it”,although rejecting apparent CIA and U.S. military sponsorship, the end goal under the illusion of progression is the use of non-violent resistance (NVR); not in the interest of instilling a climate of social justice or cultivating the recognition of civil rights but to destabilize foreign governments that fail to acquiesce to the bidding of International Financial institutions while operating outside the system of U.S. imperial supremacy. This is accomplished by the use of funding opposition media, the use of mass protest movements, strikes, boycotts and civil disobedience schemes to dissipate any legitimacy the Government holds over it’s population and in the eyes of the “international community”.
Assistance to the Myanmarese dissidents have been contributed by CANVAS (Centre for Applied Non-Violence Action and Strategies), which boasts of funding opposition groups in numerous countries; in addition to former Harvard researcher Gene Sharp, who has shamelessly boasted himself as the ‘heir to Gandhi’ views NVR as a strategic pathway to overthrow foreign governments by stating that “It’s not about making a point, it’s about taking power.” After witnessing repeated attempts by armed opposition forces to effort an overthrow of the Myanmarese government, resulting in those groups being crushed by the goliath military forces, Sharp’s alternative aimed to target the moral authority of the ruling Government to undermine it’s legitimacy via sabotage and civil disobedience. By channeling the association with non-violent movements of the past such as the 1960’s American civil rights movement, the struggle of the Myanmarese opposition fosteredextreme empathyin the eyes of the Global media by parading monks, woman and children on TV screens across the world thereby universally demonizing a Government. This method is then followed with the parroting of buzzwords and the frequent use of the word “dictatorial” to demean the targeted administration whilst the opposition is marketed as “democratic”, when in reality their credibility exists to solelyundermine democracyin the target country. Such tactics have been adopted to undermine the governance of Iran, Zimbabwe, Cuba, recently andEgypt, among other various other parts of the world.
Like Serbia’s “Democratic Opposition of Serbia” and Zimbabwe’s “Movement for Democratic Change”, we come to Aung San Suu Kyi’s patron movement, the “National League of Democracy”. Prior to the contrived color revolution of 2007, Helvey’s mercenaries created workshops where overthree thousand Myanmarese and hundreds of Buddhist monks were trainedin “philosophies and strategies of non-violent resistance and community organizing” which included providing dissident religious leaders with mobile phones and organizing a widespread religious boycott of the government, knowing fully well that monks were held in the highest esteem in that country and regarded as the moral authority. Under the umbrella of the auspicious Asia Society,Globalist George Sorosand his Open Society along with co-chairsGeneral Wesley Clark (the former NATO commander during the Serbian conflict), Henrietta Fore (former administrator of USAID, CEO of Holsman International investments) and members from Human Rights Watch, authored US policy towards Myanmarwhich laid it’sobjectives as the following: “The National League for Democracy should continue to be a focal point of U.S. policy support, and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will remain an important figure for achieving the dialogue necessary to bring about national reconciliation of the military, democracy groups, and minority nationalities. At the same time, U.S. policy also must place greater emphasis on reaching out to other democratic forces, including civil society groups, and ethnic minorities and ensuring that they benefit from U.S. assistance programs inside Burma.”
The tactics stated above which condone the funding of ethnic minority groups, which in reality are warring ethnicinsurgency groupswho haveprofited immensely from narcotics traffickingin the heroin producing regions of theGolden Triangle; if successfully implemented would result in an effective carving up of the region as seen after NATO’s campaign in the former Yugoslavia. During the 2007 ‘Saffron Revolution’, dissident religious leaders echoed indications of such training provided by Helvey and his team bysticking to scripted US foreign policy objectives,“We want national reconciliation, we want dialogue with the military! We want freedom for Aung San Sun Kyi!”Although the Global media has created an impression that this uprising is solely a“pro-democracy” protest against political oppression, silence is paid to the fact that thesemarches are totally economic in nature, taking place after the Government lifted fuel subsidies at the request of the IMF resulting inunannounced fuel price increases of up to five hundred percent which immediately raised the prices of goods and transportation overnight. Aftersimilar demonstrationswere held in Indonesia after lifting its fuel subsidies, Western Governments championed the country for getting in line with “market prices”. Similarly, the Western media portrayed the8888 uprisingof 1988 as exclusively caused by the public outcry for democracy when the protest came to fruition because General Ne Win suddenly demonetized 75% of thecountries currency into worthless paperand issued bank notes of odd detonations such as 45 and 90 based on a superstitious inclination for the number 9 and it’s divisibles to bring good fortune.
According to aninterviewwith Gene Sharp in New Internationalist Magazine, he has stated, “Burmese opposition activists acknowledge receiving technical and financial help for their cause from the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy, George Soros’s Open Society Institute and several European countries. International donors and activists figure Burmese opposition groups received eight to ten million dollars in 2006 and again in 2007 from American and European funders. In 2006 and 2007, the (U.S.) congressionally funded NED spent around three point seven million dollars a year on its Burmese program. These funds were used to support opposition media, including the Democratic Voice of Burma, a radio station and satellite television channel to bolster dissidents’ information technology skills and to help exiles’ training of Buddhist monks and other dissident techniques of peaceful political resistance.”From 1992 to 1998, Helvey personally conducted courses to hundreds of members of theNational Council Union of Burmaregarding the implementation of Gene Sharp’s techniques of destabilization, while hundreds more have been instructed at Sharp’sAlbert Einstein Institution. New Republic writer Franklin Foer says it best, “Ackerman’s affection for nonviolence has nothing to do with the tactic’s moral superiority. Movements that make a strategic decision to eschew violence, he argues, have a far better record of success.”
It should be noted that there is nothing morally superior or progressive in the tactics utilized by Sharp, Ackerman and Helvey, for theysimply implement imperialismin ways, which appear to be morally conducive at first glance. It is 21st century warfare. Peter Ackerman was the former Freedom House chairman and has extensive ties to the Council on Foreign Relations who has rubbed elbows with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, openly bracketing with neo-imperialist war criminals such as National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and former CIA Director and current U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and has been instrument in authoring a new approach to destabilizing Iran as he tentatively warns “watch the streets”. The motivation for Ackerman’s ideology is to the cushion the environment for private investment firms to commandeer the fruits of third world labor as he boasts the United States “has an awful lot to teach people around the world”.
POLICY AND ECONOMIC SUBVERSION / EFFECTS OF US-LED SANCTIONS
During arecent trip in Yangonby certified warmonger John McCain, who heads theInternational Republican Institute(an institution devoted solely to assure the prosperity of American imperialism as McCain can commonly be seen lendinghis support to opposition movementssuch as in Egypt and Libya, only totour the recently overthrown countrywith a horde of despotic corporate representatives fromGeneral Electric, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Bechtel and ExxonMobil) met with “Opposition Leader” Aung San Suu Kyi and pledged unwavering US Support for her movement stating she is”a personal hero of mine for decades“. John McCain boldly threatened the Myanmarese Governmentmake democratic reforms or face the type of revolution that has swept through Arab nations adding, “The winds of change are now blowing, and they will not be confined to the Arab world”. It is truly unfathomable how American politician’s parade around the world as 21st century slave masters, threatening sovereign countries over which they have zero jurisdictions towards with war and cultural/economic sabotage, only to carry out the same monopolizing looting campaigns and prey on the weakest just as their disgusting colonial ancestors did before them. If McCain is demanding democratic reforms, it is curious why McCain met with a person who has no control over those issues and not the ruling Government of the country themselves. Suu Kyi has also been the recipient ofsupportby Freedom Now, which is sponsored byThe Lantos Foundation, where current Israeli President Shimon Peres iscredited as an adviser, in addition to TheCharles Bronfman Prize, which fosters the slogan, “Jewish Values. Global Impact.”
From an alternative perspective, such democratic reforms have already been initiated during the2010 elections held in Yangon. Although the legitimacy of those elections are highly contested with rules deliberately barring Aung San Suu Kyi from running (although she boycotted the elections anyway) because theMyanmarese Constitution forbidsany candidate with a criminal record, foreign identity or foreign financial backing from upholding a position of Governance. Although these laws have been the targets of heavy scrutiny by Western media, they are based on extremely common and coherent legislation, which upholds basic sovereignty; of which accusing countries maintain nearly identical laws. The ruling Government hassubsequently issued statementssaying that US seeks to install a ‘puppet government’ complete with utilizing the country’s strategic position to install numerous military bases. Aung San Suu Kyi is unqualified to run, because she represents foreign corporate rule over the country, which has battled to be it’s own master for over a century.
Recently, President Barack Obamahas also regardedSuu Kyi as a “personal hero”, backing her call for sham democracy, the release of alleged political prisoners and human rights abuses as he subsequently reissuedcrippling economic sanctionsagainst Myanmar. He the stated the recent elections were “neither free nor fair and failed to meet any of the internationally accepted standards associated with legitimate elections.”This is a man who presides over a country stagingfive simultaneous theater wars, thelargest prison populationin the world and thehighest incarceration rate, themost police officerscompared to anywhere else in the world, the highest reports ofrape,car theft,reports of murder,general crime, and themost foreign military basescompared to any other country in the world. This is a man who is at the helm of a dying machine, presiding over a people in such an unfounded state of moral and ethical decay that to make any accusation about anything beyond American borders before first dealing with the severity of dire domestic issues is hemorrhagingly ridiculous, incompetent beyond words, and requires hasty dismissal of said President.
Sanctions are an act of warfare in which produce the
same results of destitution opposing countries accuse
target countries of presiding over. They have increased
unemployment, child labor and sex trade. A failure on all fronts.
Cyclone Nargiswas the worst natural disaster in the history of Myanmar, which struck in 2008 and caused over one hundred and thirty eight thousand fatalities. EU and American officials looking to exploit any event regardless of the moral consequenceliterally threatenedto “impose” aid if the Myanmarese Government refused to cooperate in order to gain a military foothold (with demands for full military access to Myanmar to deliver emergency supplies)in the country under the guise of a vain“responsibility to protect”.As an example of just human rights concerns exhibited by the US Government,Former President George W. Bushrenewed sanctionsand a ban on Myanmarese imports a week prior to the catastrophic Cyclone Nargis, as he pledged “Our message is: the United States believes in democracy and freedom”.With an extensive system of weather satellites, Washington was totally aware of what it was doing.US-led sanctions made direct U.S. and international donations of emergency funds and aid almost impossible, thuscontributing to the astounding death toll.At the time the new sanctions prevented U.S. humanitarian organizations and individuals from donating money directly to legitimate humanitarian causes within the disaster zone. Shortly after, Bush’s executive order expanded sanctions within days of officially expressing deep concern for the devastated population. The insincerity to the world is astonishing. Corporate media aped reports of the shortcomings of the Myanmarese government to adequately treat the disaster, totally neglecting the impact of new sanctions imposed immediately before the storm hit and America’s ownappalling track recordin treating it’s natural disasters.
Crippling US led sanctions have closed factories and
destroyed local industries in Myanmar, leading to a
desperate economic climate where children
must voluntarily labor in order to survive.
Sanctions are an act of warfare, which targets the most vulnerable members of society. In Myanmar, sanctions havecompletely failedon all fronts; they have hampered US geopolitical goals by creating a climate of Myanmarese dependency on China andneighboring countriesand today they are an equal cause of poverty, lack of technology, poor medical conditions and labor inequality than any demonized policy of the Myanmarese Government. Such sanctions havecrippled local industriessuch as garment, textile and fishery which were export reliant andclosed factories, increased levels ofeconomic refugees in neighboring countriesand havecaused exorbitant inflationwhich hasraised unemployment levelsfor desperate parents inevitably leading to anincrease of child laborand finally, a massiveincrease of sex workersin Yangon (sanction hitgarment factories extinguishedeighty five thousand jobs held by women aged 18 -35) of whichhalf are HIV positive. In contrast, the virtuous democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi has recently called for thecontinuation of imposing sanctionsagainst Myanmar, preposterously claimingthe embargo only affects the military regime and not the broader population. Based on my recent fact-finding trip to Myanmar, it is evident that nothing could be farther from the truth.
Cases of HIV/AIDS are extremely high in Myanmar,
especially along former trade routes of the Golden Triangle.
This man pleads to passerbies for donation money to
purchase anti-retroviral drugs, increasingly
expensive due to US economic blockades.
The treatment of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and cancer have been seriouslyundermined by the blocking of tradefrom countries which supply various medicines, this was evident in the conditions of the two hospitals in central Myanmar I had the opportunity to visit and photograph. Sanctions block a large majority of medical aid; Myanmar is thelowest recipient of such aidin the region (development aid equates to four USD per person, while countries with higher gross national income such as Cambodia and Laos receive thirty eight and fifty USD of aid per person respectively), realistically leaving the population without the resources to adequately confront this issue.TheGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malariawithdrew its ninety eight million dollar treatment grant and measures to treat HIV/AIDS patients have been increasingly difficult under a climate of ill funded Government allocations and international sanctions.The US State Departmenthas responded to the adverse impact of sanctions as “unfortunate”, echoing Madeline Albright’sfamous statementwhen responding to assertions of sanction use in Iraq, which took the lives offive hundred and sixty seven thousand children under the age of five, she calmly replies “We think the price is worth it”; a moment that showed the sincerity of the American establishments remorse for the colossal trail of blood which follows it’s dying empire.
The idea that the foreign Governments and corporate interests have even a 0.001% interest in the health and wellbeing of the citizens of its target countries is entirely make-believe. The US Government has supported and directly installed innumerable ‘democracy dictators’ suchasAnastasio Somozaof Nicaragua, theDuvalier dynastyof Haiti andFulgencio Batistaof Cuba which have laid equal or worse human rights abuses against it’s people than we’ve seen alleged against the Myanmarese Government, lest we mention the collective death toll incurred by the Anglo-American establishment in the pursuit of it’s own private strategic geopolitical interests.Reutersreports the dwindling amounts of food aid donated by the wealthy countries of the world amidst worldwide surging food prices, the product of a capitalist agricultural system, which has been hampered by the increases of USproduction of corn-based ethanolas an alternative to gasoline. Compared to the size of its economy, the USranks fifthin aid for AIDS treatment and research; in a country where wealth is so widespread and bountiful, it’s trivial contributions to anything other than war, weapons, campaigns to undermine foreign governments and meccas of incarceration such as Guantánamo Bay, the notoriousAbu Ghraiband vast domestic facilities housing more than two million prisoners wheretorture,mind control experimentsanddeath penaltiesare carried out, give absolutely zero credibility for any Governing American official to enter the dialogue on human rights.
An article from theUS Government Accountability Officeclaims that the Myanmarese Government has interfered with the dispersal of UN backed foreign health and medical aid. The Asia Societyauthored US policypreviously referred to
Myanmar is the lowest recipient of international aid in the
region; more aid is given to neighboring countries with
significantly developed economies. A young man is
treated for an aggressive case of resistant tuberculosis.
in this article utilizes aid programs as a means forinfiltrating states and imposing foreign controlover sectors of their Government, even openly calling for unregistered funding of opposition establishments, one of the many weapons in the US foreign policy arsenal to undermine foreign sovereignty;“In pursuing pragmatic engagement with Burma, the United States must continue to develop, and even ramp up, means of reaching the Burmese population directly through assistance programs. Assistance to NGOs that have no connections to the military and are not officially registered with authorities should be expanded.” The Task Force Report calls for heighted transparency because the Myanmarese constitution prohibits those who receive foreign aid from running for office; The Myanmarese Government is correct in it’s suspicions of using aid as a means of foreign subversion.
Understanding the irreversible social and cultural damage inflicted on countries swallowing the Globalization pill, Myanmar is a place where the basic sovereignty and cultural preservation from colonial forces of the past to the deceptively bias PR opposition campaigns of the present have made this barren struggle excruciating for it’s people. TheAsia Societyand Soros’sOpen Society Institute advocate: “Educational exchange under the Fulbright and Humphrey Scholar programs and cultural outreach activities should be expanded. These programs produce powerful agents for community development in Burma and can significantly expand the prospects for improved governance. Although the military government is highly averse to foreign cultural influence in the country, the U.S. Embassy’s American Center has long served as a cultural focal point for many Burmese living in the Rangoon area. If the election produces a transfer of power to a less xenophobic leadership, the United States should support the extension of American Center programs through the Internet and the deployment of visiting speakers to other cities, and other forms of cultural outreach. If political transition produces real change, marked by full participation of opposition of non-Burman ethnic representatives in elected government, U.S. scholarship and visitor programs should be expanded to include Burmese government officials.”The US Embassy’s ‘American Center’ is intended to serve as the resident Temple of Cultural imperialism bestowed with the task of indoctrinating the youth-centric population to an inferiorised frame of mind where “the west is best”.
If Soros’sOpen Society Institutefails in its mission to ‘open’ Myanmar to vampire crony-capitalism, the institute supports the increase of business and banking sanctions. If Myanmar’s legs are pried open, the Asia Society Task Force demands “reform-oriented economic activity” based on the expert advice of the IMF, World Bank and Asia Development Bank partnered with the United States (clearly a country who’s economic climate reflects its ability to give beneficial advice on anything); “A second measure is for the United States and other appropriate countries to provide Burma with assistance in economic institution building.” The economy of Myanmar is ‘paranoid’ and under state direction (investment opportunities are only available to firms which partner with the State) to avoid being consumed by larger transnational piranhas and if objectives such as implementing “market opening policies, including the removal of remaining restrictions on private enterprise, openness to foreign trade and investment” are realized, expect executives from Halliburton and Coca-Cola to accompany John McCain on his next visit to the land of a thousand pagodas. Because unelected bodies such as the Open Society Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy and the highbrowCouncil on Foreign Relationsact as the central authors of US foreign policy objectives, democracy in the United States is totally undermined in every facet with virtually every Presidential Administration using the exact wording as it’s predecessor to shape public opinion of countries resistant to foreign subversion.
Sanitation workers maneuver in appalling work conditions,
many women like this were formerly employed in bustling
export-reliant garment factories until they were forced
to close due to dismal US led sanctions,
eighty five thousand jobs were lost.
On the economic front the Myanmarese Government has pledged it’s support to interesting and sustainable projects that may flower into fruits far sweeter than anything International Financial Institutions may be able to bully its people into. Plans for anambitious economic zoneand business partnership with Thai company, Italian-Thai in rural Dawei, Myanmar have been approved last year, which would allow for new infrastructure and seaport construction in addition to huge concentrations of factories, refineries and power plants in the region. This could foster successful economic results seen in Shenzhen and other prosperous Chinese economic zones. There are always negative social and environmental effects, which partner such development however at this stage such openness is intelligible and will likely yield more benefit than harm in the transition to development assimilar Chinese-style economic zonesspring up in other traditionally closed economies such as in North Korea. Low cost housing around these areas in addition to satellite commercial complexes are centrally planned along with other co-operative based economic policies, which are more coherent today in contrast to crony-free market contracting schemes. One such Myanmarese Industrial Cooperative has producedrice husk consuming generators, which generate electric power.
Myanmar’s health minister, Dr. Pe Thet Khin has recently pledged astrategic five-year planto provide seventy six thousand AIDS patients with anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment; it has also been reported that Myanmar’sHuman Development Indexhas risen since 2005 even under the influence of marring US-led sanctions. The implementation of healthcare cooperatives have been approved in recent years although their potential impact may not be fully realized due to sanction induced-blockades. Further investigation on the monetary front indicates the targeting of Myanmar for regime change has more to do with infiltrating and diverting a planned economy (which may find eventual prosperity by adopting Chinese style economic strategies), over any serious concern for human rights abuses; have Globalist policies ever been about anything before monetary gain? Myanmar’s banking system is under state supervision, allowing it to yield total control over its reserve requirements, fluctuations of interest rate loans, deposits and assets that allow for more confident ensuring ofbalance between economic expansion and the cost of living; in other words, the country has total control over it’s currency and thus, it’s sovereignty, echoing a time before private central banking when the United States issued it’s own Greenback Currency notes free from manipulation from money changers and foreign lending institutions. Again, widespread corruption is reported within the ruling Myanmarese Government amidst a journalistic climate of contrasting accounts, however on paper, the modern economic initiatives breathe an air of coherency and mark astonishing progress since the days of General Ne Win’s total economic ineptitude.
Upon investigating themanifestoof Aung San Suu Kyi’s proxy party the “National League for Democracy”; one finds a document solely dedicated to crony-capitalism free market policies, which have been a cookbook for conditions where other emerging countries have found themselves debt ridden and bankrupt by foreign lending institutions and manipulative transnational corporations;“Various enterprises of economic sector must completely base itself on the market economy. Special encouragement shall be made for a quick development of private enterprises. The present various types of revenue system shall be revised and amended to benefit the private enterprises”. The entire strategy of economic development enclosed in this document focuses on establishing a private market system where transnational corporations can reign unhindered to buy off areas of the country, completely negating State planned economies which have bountifully transformed the economic macroclimate of formerly isolated countries such as China. “The nationalized economic enterprises that are included in all the above sectors of economy, shall be given back to their original owners respectively and for those enterprises whose original owners can no longer take responsibility for them, the state shall try and get the economic expertise and financial investment to continue to run the business. The business enterprises will not be nationalized.”
When it comes to economic incompetence, Suu Kyi seems to have more in common with General Ne Win; a man who’s fondness for numerology led him to demonetize the nation’s currency, effectively robbing his people of their wealth. There is no doubt that the economic viewpoints of Suu Kyi would lead to the same end result only to have her people’s wealth in the hands of transnational corporations and Globalists. “With the exception of some enterprises, if immediately abandoned, could cause devastation to domestic economy and increase unemployment shall be retained, the remaining nationalized enterprises shall be abolished and privatized.” One would assume John McCain himself has authored this document, as it lays the foundation for exploiting Myanmarese resources by agents of high finance and blue-chip capital by setting to “allow foreign investment that will benefit the development of the country’s economy, according to the principles of a market economy.” As HistorianWebster Tarpleypoints out, the Myanmarese people will be far worse off under a Suu Kyi-led Globalist proxy government in contrast to their heavy handed junta.
REGIONAL DESTABLIZATION / BALKINZATION, RESOURCES AND NARCOTICS
|The String Of Pearls|
Myanmar is but a chess piece in the program of Anglo-American-led Global hegemony, which is nothing but the continuation of the work their colonial ancestors started hundred of years ago to assert themselves on the top of the food chain, only to consume everything below. In geopolitical terms, it is not about Yangon and Bangkok, but Beijing, Moscow and the Shanghai Cooperative, which place Islamabad and Tehran under their collective umbrella. Globalists havetrained, funded and engineeredthe ‘Arab Spring’ which has been sold to the world as severalspontaneous uprisingswhich represent real change in the Arab world; in reality these areseditious schemes of 21st Blue Chip Imperialismwhich have led to the installation of proxy governments in Egypt and Tunisia, bombing campaigns and illegal raids in in Syria and Yemen, and an absolutely heartbreaking war in Libya as scientists confirm NATO’s use ofdepleted uraniumagainst people they claim to be intervening on behalf of; pure criminality and collective insanity on every front.
At present seeds of a foreign funded campaign are emerging to assure the continuity of such ‘spontaneous uprisings’, this time in South East Asia to culminate in an ‘Asian Summer’, the collective installing of compliant proxy governments in the region to advance theagenda to militarily encircle China.Recent elections in Thailandhave produced a new Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, who leads a National Endowment for Democracy funded proxy party on behalf of her brother and former Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra; this is a man who must live in luxurious exile, calling the shots from a posh Dubai flat because he faces a two year jail sentence for corruption in his home country; he is effectively a fugitive. As his government fell victim to a military coup in Bangkok, he was subsequently playing lapdog for his foreign masters while addressing the Council On Foreign Relations in New York City. The National Endowment for Democracy tried to get their front man Thaksin back in power byfunding his political movement, which has culminated in the form of the world famous Red Shirt color revolution which has commissioned the use of foreign fundedmercenaries armies wielding M79 Grenade launchers, turning the streets of Bangkok into a martial law battle ground.
Thaksin is not fit to run Thailand, because he runs his country like his personal company, he has used mercenaries and violence against his own people while shamelessly marketing his oust as an attack on democracy. While taking capital from agents of High Finance with one hand, he distributed it back in the form of 500 Baht banknotes to rural farmers and street junkies in exchange to rally for him with the other. While corporate media attempt to herald Yingluck Shinawatra as independent from her brother’s political aspirations, her Pheu Thai Partyslogan is literally“Thaksin thinks, Pheu Thai does” and Thaksin has bestowed her with the title “My clone”. Unlike Myanmar’s opposition icon, Thaksin is not a man who can conjure any empathy whatsoever. Agents of Globalism who serve monolithic institutions such as Freedom House, The Carlyle Group, The Council on Foreign Relations, International Crisis Group and Chatham House havevouched for and fundedThaksin’s movement in brazen criminality. Aung San Suu Kyi has recentlyreleased a statementpledging confidence and support for Yingluck Shinawatra, who lived in total obscurity until herrecent and slim victory. How can a woman who claims to adhere to non-violence pledge anything in the vein of support to a party who’s bidding is done by Red Shirt mercenaries and terrorists?
The National Institute for Democracythrough front groups suchas theNational Democratic Institute,Pratachaiand thePeople’s Empowerment Foundationhave also contributed support and funding to it’s Malaysian arm,Bersih 2.0culminating in what will soon be an army of Yellow Shirts descending upon downtown Kuala Lumpur in an attempt to fund a color revolution. The Malay word ‘Bersih’ translates into ‘Clean’, the main purpose of the campaign is to promote the requirement of clean and fair elections, complete with a very articulate andrational list of demandsthe movement seeks to accomplish with it’s demonstrations. Being based in Malaysia, there is no doubt in my mind that the people participating in this event only want to better their country and create a more reasoned and much needed atmosphere for representation during the electoral process. The groupsassociation with bodies responsiblefor funding and supporting foreign Governments and seditiously installing proxy leaders in their place indicates that the Bersih 2.0 movement has been hijacked to be utilized to create unrest in a media campaign to delegitimize the current ruling Government of Malaysia, which will almost certainly respond to the demonstration with force bymaking mass arrestsanddetaining journalists, even recently detaining a womanwearing a Bersih shirton arrival at a domestic airport. Members of the Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee of whom I know personally have been threatened with gang rape and murder by forces attempting to engineer this movement’s dissipation. Like in Myanmar, dedicated activists will be shown ‘throwing themselves in the fire’ on television screens if it benefits the future enthroning of a leader friendly to US foreign policy objectives. According toThe Malaysian InsiderBersih 2.0chairman, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan admitted receiving some money from two US-based organizations, the National Democratic Institute (which receives funding from NED) and George Soros’s Open Society Institute. The Bersih movement garnersextensive tiesto Malaysian politicianAnwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minster and former Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, who has been a panelist for NED’s laughable “Democracy Award”, which has beenchampioned by slewof neo-conservative belligerents thirsty for blood. He recently receivedheavy criticismfor equating himself to Suu Kyi to bring attention to his political movement.
Presently, Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen on aheavily publicized tourof Myanmar, ready to reap support of anyone that will follow her. It isallegedly reportedthat the Myanmarese Government have warned Suu Kyi of her illegal status on the political stage and threatened her movement with riots and unrest if her tour is actively political. One must realize that the Myanmarese Generals fear any attempt at Aung San Suu Kyi’s life, as NDL’s secretary Win Tincorrelates the existenceof “a state of mind to assassinate her”.Government forces would not assassinate her, however an unreported presence of Myanmarese nationalist insurgents may attempt to do so. Any attempt on her life would be exploited by the Western Governments through corporate media to give immediate priority to enact harsher sanctions or potentially the implementation of a no fly zone, as Government forces would be instantly demonized prior to a torrent of moral outrage, which would the be the easiest way to win public support for any future intervention in Myanmar if the Government continues to be resistant. The underreported Islamic population and other Muslim ethnic minorities may also be demonized (or supported as mercenaries) forconnections to Al Qaeda; during Osama Bin Laden’slast known interviewin 2001 in response to a question regarding emerging Al Qaeda fronts, replies “There are areas in all parts of the world where strong jihadi forces are present, from Indonesia to Algeria, from Kabul to Chechnya, from Bosnia to Sudan, and from Burma to Kashmir.“As ‘humanitarian’ intervention in Libya has showed us, Globalists will use whatever means necessary to ensure the continuity of their agenda, regardless of the cooperatively ridiculous relationship to reality any attempts at mainstream journalism on the subject have yielded.
One of the main reasons Myanmar has been targeted for regime change is for its strategic position in theStrait of Malacca, which is an imperative Chinese shipping-lane providing resources and the oil of Central Asia and Africa. In a future conflict with China, a US controlled Myanmar would be able to impede a large amount of incoming Chinese trade. The Myanmarese government, who has placed its loyalty with China, has been extremely resistance to any plans from the Pentagon to build foreign military bases on its soil, where America could set up missiles around China’s borders. Currently there arethree oil pipelines and one gas pipelineunder construction between Western Myanmar straight into Kunming and Nanning, China with the expected yearly influx of twelve million tons of crude oil and twelve billion cubic meters of gas. Strategically, it would be correct to assume plans for Myanmar parallel admittedUS foreign policy objectivesin Pakistan, where George Soros backedCenter for International Policywriter Selig Harrison has called for utilizing aphony independence campaignin the southern state of Baluchistan in order to dismantle a logistic corridor, blocking influx from the Chinese seaport of Gwadar, Pakistan where US forces would engage in acts of Hegelian dialect, creating order out of their own chaos.Officials in Beijing have tentativelyreleased a statementsaying, “Any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”.
Sixty years of colonization and decades of civil war and inter-ethnic fighting along state borders have left Myanmar quite fragmented already, although numerous ceasefire agreements have been signed and the climate today is considered relatively calm. The funding of ethnic minority groups (or drug warlords/anti-government paramilitaries) thatreports released bythe Asia Society and other George Soros associated rags clearly stipulate, provide a tranquil pathway for foreign funded balkanization schemes, which would allow the US to utilize the same strategies implemented in Pakistan; thereby disrupting any joint-infrastructural pipeline plans with China. Such a scheme would bedetrimentalto the countries in the region, which rely on Myanmar’s extensive chest of natural resources (which includepetroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, gems, and natural gas)and such meddling by the Anglo-American war cooperative is seriously playing with fire as China’sintercontinental ballistic missilescan target bothEurope and the United States.Beijing hasclearly begun to take noticeat the creeping steps by the US being taken to undermine its emerging supremacy by using human rights as it’s vehicle of choice to conduct imperialism; Chinese Foreign Minister Hong Leihas stated,“We advise the US side to reflect on its own human rights issues and not to position itself as a preacher of human rights. The US should stop using the issue of human rights reports to interfere in other countries’ internal affairs.”
The Myanmarese Government have passed years of crackdown legislation to end the extraction of opium in areas which belonged to the Golden Triangle, a region between Myanmar, Thailand and Laos, which was formerly the production epicenter for the world’s supply of heroin until the US invasion of Afghanistan, which is currently the world’s highest supplier in the cash crop (which annually yields sixty five billion USD), due in no small part to the CIA funding drug kingpins such as Ahmed Wali Karza. Wars have been engaged in the pursuit of opium cultivation; various intelligence groups and their front companies use their profits to directly or indirectly fund insurgent groups while invading countries and overthrowing foreign Governments. At present, the Golden Triangle is only responsible for producing five percent of the world’s heroin, which runs counter to the objectives of the drug-intelligence proxy groups that heavily depend on illicit cash flow to fund their activities. The demise of the Golden Triangle has been due to large-scale eradication campaigns conducted by the Chinese, Myanmarese, and Laotian Governments; supporting the Myanmarese opposition will allow foreign interests to exercise their true motives, to exploit Myanmar geopolitically and on multiple fronts if it’s suits their objectives in the encirclement of China.
At a local hospital in central Myanmar, this monk’s
expression speaks for the Myanmarese people. He has
been diagnosed with hypertension and lung disease.
In this 21st Century struggle between man and the State, we have come to a point where parasitic corporate bodies which author US foreign policy wield their incredible interest, effectively allowing them to create contrived political movements or seize indigenous movements for their own strategic benefit. Under the guise of concern for human rights, these forces would be happy to see activists they’ve trained martyr themselves for TV if it means the realization of their private political objectives. These expert marketing profiteers will use people’s sincere empathy, compassion, and dedication for change in their countries in a twisted cover story to disseminate Governments that do not acquiesce to the bidding of the ‘International Community’; the people on the ground are viewed as mere bloodbags, at best. In the case of Myanmar, a heavy-handed Government with harsh limits on expression is the product of over a century of self-centered foreign intervention, starting with the British Raj which viewed the indigenous people as lower than humans, up until today, where the Government is undermined and deliberately sabotaged. The ruling class of Myanmar is a monster created as a by-product of totalitarian foreign systems of slavery and chattel and in their struggle to assert themselves, they’ve have become a force which mirrors the abuse given to them by their colonial masters just as pigs walk on hind legs.
|Myanmarese President Thein Sein
& Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
This article can also be published under more apt alternative titles such as “Wall Street sponsored revolution” or “City Of London sponsored revolution”; the end result is the same. There is an impeding ‘clash of the titans’ feud between the old masters and the new masters; the final destination for the Pentagon is Mao’s tomb. The West have given awards, Nobel Laureate status and tremendous attention to the plight of Chinese dissidents such as Liu Xiaobo in a poorly verbalized attempt to leverage the tyranny of other Governments before the eyes of the world as they simultaneously undermine democracy, commit crimes against humanity, and use the Constitutions of the world as their collective roll of toilet paper for their decrepit hind ends. As countries on the waiting list for regime change such as Myanmar and North Korea take heed under the wings of Beijing in an era of unprecedented bilateral cooperation, the Globalist agenda is getting very close to the knife in it’s attempt at regional destabilization in the form of an ‘Asian Summer’. Destabilizing and effectively opening Myanmar to predatory capital would reap exorbitant profits, although engineering these regional falling dominoes on China’s doorstep can surely trigger an increasingly inevitable andvery real world war.
“This desert inaccessible. Under the shade of melancholy boughs”
– George Orwell, Burmese Days 1934