US Government Gives Award to Hong Kong Agitators it Funded

September 18, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – After previously denying any role in supporting protests in Hong Kong – Freedom House – a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) who had been funding Hong Kong protest groups for years – will be showering Hong Kong’s opposition with awards. 

If there was any doubt about how deeply involved the US government is in funding and backing political subversion not only in Hong Kong, but around the globe – in addition to its multiple illegal wars, invasions, occupations, and other “hard power” interventions – the US government-funded NED through its subsidiary Freedom House has just awarded Hong Kong’s mobs its 2020 “Freedom Award.” 

Image: A previous Freedom House event in 2015 would feature “umbrella revolution” leaders Joshua Wong, Benny Tai, and Martin Lee being “honored” in Washington DC. Despite this open display of support, plus financial support provided by the US government to various organizations linked to each leader, the US would later attempt to deny any role in Hong Kong protests which eventually led to violence and arson.   

It is full circle for the US-regime change pipeline – albeit unsuccessfully- where the US government helps create, fund, and sustain unrest in a targeted country, props it up across the Western media, then showers all involved with “awards” afterward not only to bolster their morale, but to encourage other US-funded agitators elsewhere to continue their work. 

“Freedom Award” Exposes Global-Spanning Political Interference

Freedom House’s website in a post titled, “Freedom House Presents 2020 Freedom Award to Hong Kong and Sudan Protesters,” would claim (emphasis added): 

The special online Freedom Awards event will feature special remarks from former Belarusian presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

Hong Kong’s prodemocracy movement and two groups from Sudan—the Sudanese Professionals Association, represented by Samahir Ali Othman Almubarak, and the Organization of the December Revolution Martyrs’ Families, represented by Dr. Amira Babiker Ahmed Osman—will receive the 2020 Freedom Award at Freedom House’s annual awards event on September 16, beginning at 6:45 p.m. EDT. 

The mention of Belarus opposition figures only further boosts already clear evidence that the US is involved in political meddling in that nation as well – a nation sitting right on Russia’s borders. 

Image: Previous Freedom House guest Joshua Wong (left) and speaker at Freedom House’s 2020 “Freedom Award” event Nathan Law (right) in Washington DC lobbying and receiving US government support for their mobs in Hong Kong, China. 

Freedom House also notes that Hong Kong opposition figure Nathan Law – who had previously visited Washington DC to solicite and receive US government backing – would be speaking at the event: 

Prominent activist and former legislator Nathan Law will speak about the movement for democracy in Hong Kong. Special remarks will also be delivered by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, recent Belarusian presidential candidate; Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives; and Marco Rubio, US senator from Florida. Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, will offer reflections on the US protests for racial justice.

Were there any doubt that the US was behind Hong Kong’s unrest and in contact with the protest’s core leadership, the US government-funded Freedom House organizing an event in which actual protest leaders are participating should help shed it.  

In order to help those struggling with why US meddling in places like Hong Kong, Belarus, and elsewhere is wrong, first consider the UN Charter itself – Chapter 1, Article 2 which states: 

All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

An opposition group funded and run by a foreign country is a direct attack on the political independence of any nation such groups are operating in or against. Hong Kong’s mobs in particular were demanding “independence,” meaning that US-funded opposition groups were attacking the territorial integrity of China as well. 

And if that isn’t convincing enough, just consider if nations like Russia or China were involved in similar behavior – dispersing money and support to opposition groups in the US aimed at ousting the current government, rewriting America’s constitution and laws, or just simply, violently destroying America’s infrastructure – then holding “award” ceremonies in which these agitators would literally fly out of the country to attend in either Russia or China. 

While this year’s Freedom House award ceremony will be online owed to COVID-19, these events are normally held in Washington DC. 

In 2015, three Hong Kong protest leaders – Joshua Wong, Benny Tai, and Martin Lee – would literally travel to Washington DC to “offer the United States a chance to show the world where it stands.” 

The Freedom House post titled, “Beijing’s Ruler versus Hong Kong’s Heroes,” would inject the US right at the center of what was and still is entirely China’s internal political affairs. The event was purposefully scheduled to coincide with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping as a deliberate slight, and even threat.  

The US had backed Hong Kong’s opposition before, during, and now after their latest, violent attempts to impose their and their foreign backer’s agenda on the Chinese territory of Hong Kong. It is an overt display of contempt for both international law and norms regarding national sovereignty and the principles of non-interference and non-intervention as laid out in the UN Charter itself.  

While we shouldn’t hold our breath and wait for the UN itself to act against the United States, these facts must be pointed out not only in Hong Kong but everywhere the US is involved in attacking the political independence of a targeted nation – to end the illusion of legitimate political opposition so that these nations can quickly and effectively detain, try, and imprison those involved and avoid the bloodshed and destabilization that has partially consumed Hong Kong, or completely consumed nations like Libya, Syria, and Yemen. 

For China, its new security laws regarding Hong Kong were made possible by America’s arrogant and open support of the violence that consumed the territory for months. 

Image: US-funded Hong Kong agitator Joshua Wong (left) poses with US-backed Thai agitator Parit “Penguin” Chirawak (right) who flew all the way to Hong Kong to meet with Wong. It was recently revealed that Parit had also visited the US Embassy in Bangkok on at least two occasions and is now considered a “core” leader of anti-government mobs in Thailand. 

Other nations – like Thailand whose own US-funded opposition openly admires, has visited, and still coordinateswith the remnants of Hong Kong’s opposition– must quickly expose and neutralize similar US interference so they can also enjoy the peace and stability now slowly returning to China’s territory of Hong Kong. Perhaps other targeted nations can do so with the help of nations like China who have successfully confronted and overcome US meddling.