Image: Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Saffron Monks” are committing genocide in Myanmar. The West has both created this movement and is silently supporting it, hoping to disrupt and ultimately drive out extensive Chinese interests found at the epicenter of the violence.
March 22, 2013 (LD) – In Southeast Asia’s Myanmar, already 20 are reported dead in the latest genocidal violence carried out by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Saffron monk” political movement. CNN’s, “Armed Buddhists, including monks, clash with Muslims in Myanmar,” reports that:
Buddhist monks and others armed with swords and machetes Friday stalked
the streets of a city in central Myanmar, where sectarian violence that
has left about 20 people dead has begun to spread to other areas,
according to local officials.
The article also added that:
In the western state of Rakhine,
tensions between the majority Buddhist community and the Rohingya, a
stateless ethnic Muslim group, boiled over into clashes that killed
scores of people and left tens of thousands of others living in
makeshift camps last year.
Most of the victims were Rohingya.
intercommunal strife in Rakhine State is of grave concern,” the
International Crisis Group said in a November report. “And there is the
potential for similar violence elsewhere, as nationalism and
ethno-nationalism rise and old prejudices resurface.”
CNN’s citing of the corporate-financier funded “International Crisis Group,” which has supported and engineered similar strife elsewhere around the world, including Egypt in 2011, is particularly foreshadowing. And as in previous spates of recent violence, Aung San Suu Kyi has once again allowed opportunities to call on her own supporters to stand down, slip by in silent complicity.
Rakhine state is the site of an expanding Chinese presence, including a port and the terminal of a Sino-Myanmar pipeline and logistical network leading to China’s Yunnan province. The violence unfolding in Rakhine over the past months appears to be the execution of the well-documented US “String of Pearls” containment strategy versus China, and mirrors similar violence being carried out by US proxies in Pakistan.
Suu Kyi’s “Saffron Monks”
Similar violence in September of last year revealed the name of one of the leading “monks.” AFP’s September 2012 article, “Monks stage anti-Rohingya march in Myanmar, refers to the leader of these mobs as “a monk named Wirathu.”
However, this isn’t merely “a monk named Wirathu,” but “Sayadaw”
(venerable teacher) Wirathu who has led many of “democratic champion”
Aung San Suu Kyi’s political street campaigns and is often referred to
by the Western media as an “activist monk.”
In March 2012, Wirathu had led a rally
calling for the release of so-called “political prisoners,” so
designated by US State Department funded faux-NGOs. Wirathu himself was
in prison, according to AFP, for inciting hatred against Muslims, until recently released as part of an amnesty, an amnesty US State Department-funded (page 15, .pdf) Democratic Voice of Burma claims concerned only “political prisoners.”
Image: Real monks don’t do politics. The “venerable” Wirathu
(front, left) leads a rally for “political prisoners” loyal to Aung San
Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” movement in March, 2012. Wirathu himself has
been often portrayed as an “activist monk” and a “political prisoner”
who spent years in prison. In reality, he was arrested for his role in
violent sectarian clashes in 2003, while Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” front
is actually US-funded sedition. Wirathua has picked up right where he left off in 2003, and is now leading anti-Rohingya rallies across the country.
Human Rights Watch itself, in its attempt to memorialize the struggle of “Buddhism and activism in Burma” (.pdf),
admits that Wirathu was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years in
prison along with other “monks” for their role in violent clashes
between “Buddhists and Muslims” (page 67, .pdf). This would make Wirathu and his companions violent criminals, not “political prisoners.”
While Western news agencies have attempted to spin the recent violence
as a new phenomenon implicating Aung San Suu Kyi’s political foot
soldiers as genocidal bigots, in reality, the sectarian nature of her
support base has been back page news for years. AFP’s recent but
uncharacteristically honest portrayal of Wirathu, with an attempt to
conceal his identity and role in Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Saffron” political
machine, illustrates the quandary now faced by Western propagandists as
the violence flares up again, this time in front of a better informed
Image: An alleged monk, carries an umbrella with Aung San Suu
Kyi’s image on it. These so-called monks have played a central role in
building Suu Kyi’s political machine, as well as maintaining over a
decade of genocidal, sectarian violence aimed at Myanmar’s ethnic
minorities. Another example of US “democracy promotion” and tax dollars
During 2007’s “Saffron Revolution,” these same so-called “monks” took to
the streets in a series of bloody anti-government protests, in support
of Aung San Suu Kyi and her Western-contrived political order.
HRW would specifically enumerate support provided to Aung San Suu Kyi’s
movement by these organizations, including the Young Monks Union
(Association), now leading violence and calls for ethnic cleansing
The UK Independent in their article, “Burma’s monks call for Muslim community to be shunned,”
mentions the Young Monks Association by name as involved in
distributing flyers recently, demanding people not to associate with
ethnic Rohingya, and attempting to block humanitarian aid from reaching
The Independent also notes calls for ethnic cleansing made by leaders of the 88 Generation Students group (BBC profile here) – who also played a pivotal role in the pro-Suu Kyi 2007 protests. “Ashin” Htawara, another “monk activist” who considers Aung San Suu Kyi, his “special
leader” and greeted her with flowers for her Oslo Noble Peace Prize
address earlier this year, stated at an event in London that the
Rohingya should be sent “back to their native land.”
Image: Hands up for recolonization and genocide. One of the US
State Department’s favorite “activism 2.0” gags is having activists
write on their hands and photographing it to show solidarity for a cause
across social media. Aung San Suu Kyi (photo courtesy of Soros.org) herself promoted the recolonization of Myanmar
by Western interests in this way. Ironically, her supporters who had
used the tactic to support Suu Kyi and others in her movement, are now
writing pro-genocide slogans on their hands.
The equivalent of Ku Klux Klan racists
demanding that America’s black population be shipped back to Africa, the
US State Department’s “pro-democratic” protesters in Myanmar have been
revealed as habitual, violent bigots with genocidal tendencies. Their
recent violence also casts doubts on Western narratives portraying the
2007 “Saffron Revolution’s” death toll as exclusively caused by
government security operations.
While in late 2012 the Western media attempted to ignore the genocidal nature of Suu Kyi’s “Saffron Monks,” now it appears that more are catching on. The International Business Times published recently an article titled, “Burmese Bin Laden: Is Buddhist Monk Wirathu Behind Violence in Myanmar?” stating:
The shadow of controversial monk Wirathu, who has led numerous vocal
campaigns against Muslims in Burma, looms large over the sectarian
violence in Meikhtila.
Wirathu played an active role in stirring tensions in a Rangoon
suburb in February, by spreading unfounded rumours that a local school
was being developed into a mosque, according to the Democratic voice of
Burma. An angry mob of about 300 Buddhists assaulted the school and
other local businesses in Rangoon.
The monk, who describes himself as ‘the Burmese Bin Laden’ said that
his militancy “is vital to counter aggressive expansion by Muslims”.
He was arrested in 2003 for distributing anti-Muslim leaflets and has
often stirred controversy over his Islamophobic activities, which
include a call for the Rhohingya and “kalar”, a pejorative term for
Muslims of South Asian descent, to be expelled from Myanmar.
He has also been implicated in religious clashes in Mandalay, where a dozen people died, in several local reports.
The article also cites the Burma Campaign UK, whose director is attempting to rework the West’s narrative in Myanmar to protect their long-groomed proxy Suu Kyi, while disavowing the violence carried out by a movement they themselves have propped up, funded, and directed for many years.
Like their US-funded (and armed) counterparts in Syria,
many fighting openly under the flag of sectarian extremism held aloft
by international terrorist organization Al Qaeda, we see the absolute
moral bankruptcy of Myanmar’s “pro-democracy” movement that has, up
until now, been skillfully covered up by endless torrents of Western
propaganda – Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize and recent “Chatham House Prize” all being part of the illusion.And just like in Syria, the West will continue supporting and intentionally fueling the violence while attempting to compartmentalize the crisis politically to maintain plausible deniability.
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Western Proxy
In “Myanmar (Burma) “Pro-Democracy” Movement a Creation of Wall Street & London,”
it was documented that Suu Kyi and organizations supporting her,
including local propaganda fronts like the New Era Journal, the
Irrawaddy, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) radio, have received
millions of dollars a year from the Neo-Conservative chaired National Endowment for Democracy, convicted criminal and Wall Street speculator George Soros’ Open Society Institute, and the US State Department itself, citing Britain’s own “Burma Campaign UK (.pdf).”
The Myitsone Dam, on its way to being the 15th largest in the world
until construction was halted in September by a campaign led byWall Street-puppet Aung San Suu Kyi, a stable of US-funded NGOs,and a terrorist campaignexecuted by armed groups operating in Kachin State, Myanmar.
And not only does the US State Department in tandem with Western
corporate media provide Aung San Suu Kyi extensive political, financial,
and rhetorical backing, they provide operational capabilities as well,
allowing her opposition movement to achieve Western objectives
throughout Myanmar. The latest achievement of this operational
capability successfully blocked the development of Myanmar’s
infrastructure by halting a joint China-Mynamar dam project
that would have provided thousands of jobs, electricity, state-revenue,
flood control, and enhanced river navigation for millions. Suu Kyi and
her supporting network of NGOs, as well as armed militants in Myanmar’s
northern provinces conducted a coordinated campaign exploiting both
“environmental” and “human rights” concerns that in reality resulted in
Myanmar’s continual economic and social stagnation.
The ultimate goal of course is to effect regime change not only in
Myanmar, but to create a united Southeast Asian front against China. The unqualified “progress” the US claims is now being made in Myanmar moves forward in tandem with Myanmar’s opening to Western corporate-financier interests.
As reported in June, 2011’s “Collapsing China,”
as far back as 1997 there was talk about developing an effective
containment strategy coupled with the baited hook of luring China into
its place amongst the “international order.” Just as in these 1997
talking-points where author and notorious Neo-Con policy maker Robert
Kagan described the necessity of using America’s Asian “allies” as part
of this containment strategy, Clinton goes through a list of regional
relationships the US is trying to cultivate to maintain “American
leadership” in Asia.
Image: (Top) The “Lilliputians”
though small in stature were collectively able to tie down the larger
Gulliver from the literary classic “Gulliver’s Travels.” In the same
manner, the US wants to use smaller Southeast Asian nations to “tie
down” the larger China. (Bottom) From SSI’s 2006 “String of Pearls” report
detailing a strategy of containment for China. While “democracy,”
“freedom,” and “human rights” will mask the ascension of Aung San Suu Kyi and
others into power, it is part of a region-wide campaign to overthrow
nationalist elements and install client regimes in order to encircle and contain China.
The US backing of puppet-regimes like that of Thailand’s Thaksin Shinawatra, his
sister Yingluck, or Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, installing them into
power, and keeping them there is central to projecting power throughout
Asia and keeping China subordinate, or as Kagan put it in his 1997 report,
these proxy regimes will have China “play Gulliver to Southeast
Asia’s Lilliputians, with the United States supplying the rope and
stakes.” Two of these “Lilliputians” are Yingluck Shinawatra and Aung
San Suu Kyi, the rope and stakes are the street mobs and disingenuous
NGOs funded by the US State Department to support their consolidation of power.
is essential to look past the empty rhetoric of “democracy,” “human
rights,” and “progress” used to justify foreign-funding and meddling to
install servile autocrats like Thailand’s Thaksin, Myanmar’s Aung San
Suu Kyi, or even Malaysia’s proxy dictator-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim,
and see the greater geopolitical game at play. It is also essential to
expose the disingenuous organizations, institutions, and media
personalities helping promote this global corporate-fascist agenda.
With Suu Kyi’s movement now being exposed as violent, sectarian-driven
mobs rather than the “pro-democracy” front it was claimed to be by its
sponsors in the West, it remains to be seen whether well-meaning people
worldwide turn their backs on this carefully crafted hoax and the corporate-financier interests that created it – and instead seek genuine causes that abandon political struggle for pragmatic solutions.