West prepares rhetorical grounds for unrest in Myanmar should Suu Kyi lose elections.
by Tony Cartalucci
April 1, 2012 – Without so much as a shred of evidence to explain why, citing no polls or rationale, the Western corporate-media has prematurely declared Wall Street-London proxy Aung San Suu Kyi the winner in a limited parliamentary election in Myanmar, still referred to by its colonial nomenclature of “Burma” by Western powers as well as Suu Kyi herself.
Photo: Soros-funded Mizzima proudly reports Myanmar “pro-democracy” leader Aung San Suu Kyi phoning-in to the 2011 “Liberal-Progressive” Clinton Global Initiative confab, fully-funded by big-oil, big-banks, and other elements of the corporate-fascist Wall Street-London combine.
Associated Press’ article titled, “Myanmar’s Suu Kyi poised to win parliamentary seat,” is yet another example of election outcomes preemptively decided by the West in order to call any result contrary to Western desires a “fraud.” This has been seen in the lead up to Thailand’s July 2011 elections as well as recent elections in Russia that saw Vladimir Putin brought back into power as president. Even in cases such as in Russia where every poll indicated Putin was sure to win, most likely in the first round of elections and by a significant margin, the West still used this ploy to cast doubt on the veracity of electoral outcomes.
Image: 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 to power, it is part of a region-wide campaign to overthrow nationalist elements and install client regimes in order to encircle and contain China has been long underway.
Leading the charge is a network of poseur NGOs funded and directed by the US State Department through its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries, in particular Freedom House. It should be noted that despite the “progressive” and “humanitarian” veneer used by these organizations, their boards of directors are veritably filled with overt warmongers, certified Neo-Conservatives, corporate-financier directors, corporate-lobbyists, and both current and former members of the US State Department itself.
It is important to keep the true nature of this false “humanitarian-front” in mind when reading articles out of Freedom House, like the recent, “Burma Election Is Test of Progress,” which is already wringing its hands over its NGO front being ejected from Myanmar ahead of elections. Freedom House director David Kramer who has more recently openly plotted to support the destabilization of Russia in the wake of Putin’s uncontested reelection, admits that poll monitors are not in place to observe the elections – casting further doubts on corporate-media headlines declaring Suu Kyi a winner of a parliamentary seat prematurely.
The Freedom House piece clearly backs what it calls “the primary opposition party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy (NLD).” It is clear that Suu Kyi’s failure to secure a seat will be used as impetus to put further pressure on the Myanmar government and possibly justify Western-backed regime change efforts in the form of another staged “popular uprising” similar to the failed 2007 “Saffron Revolution.”
To explain why US State Department fronts like Freedom House are so supportive of Suu Kyi, it helps to understand that her entire image and indeed her opposition movement is a creation of Wall Street and London with an incredible amount of resources systematically poured into both her political campaigns as well as a subversive network of NGOs across Myanmar dedicated to undermining the national government, foiling infrastructure projects including the recent halting of a dam project that would have provided significant benefits for Myanmar’s tragically underdeveloped countryside, and of course armed separatist movements both inside and beyond Myanmar’s borders. All of this aims not only at installing a pro-Wall Street-London regime in Myanmar, but ousting advances by China to co-develop the nation’s natural resources – resources the West prefers instead to be exclusively pilfered by the Fortune 500.
Image: The 2006 Burma Campaign UK report, “Failing the People of Burma?” (.pdf) reveals the entire “pro-democracy” movement, including Aung San Suu Kyi herself, is a product of US and British funding and the building of neo-imperial networks designed to overthrow and replace the government of Myanmar.
Specifically mentioned is both the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy and George Soros’ Open Society Institute, illustrating once again the reality that both “liberal” and “Neo-Conservative” interests serve a singular concerted agenda in instituting a global neo-liberal corporate-financier hegemonic empire.
Throughout the “Burma Campaign UK” report, NED is cited as behind the creation of the New Era Journal, the Irrawaddy, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) radio, all posing, just as the recently exposed Thai-US propaganda front, Prachatai, as “independent” media sources despite the fact they are in reality fully-funded by the US government.
The role of US State Department-run Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA) is also discussed in detail, including the revelation that US foreign policy specifically supports and actively promotes Aung San Suu Kyi and “her” agenda.
As by-elections approached, the corporate-media increasingly lent exposure to building up Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” image with public relation stunts engineered to lend her otherwise non-existent credibility. This includes the farcical awarding of the corporate-financier funded “Chatham House Prize” presented by British Foreign Secretary William Hague who most recently presided over the destruction and handing over to terrorists of the entire nation of Libya.
Photo: Hague hands Suu Kyi the “Chatham House Prize.” Nothing quite says “democracy promotion” like a prize from an organization consisting of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BP, Exxon, Chevron, BAE, Boeing, Lockheed, and many more. This is just the latest in a long line of self-aggrandizing stunts the global elite pull to lend themselves otherwise non-existent legitimacy.
To illustrate the contrived, corporate-financier serving nature of the “Chatham House Prize” it is important to remember that notorious corporate interests including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BP, Exxon, Chevron, BAE, Boeing, Lockheed, and many others, including corporate-media organizations, constitute Chatham House’s “corporate membership.” The Chatham House itself is a think-tank that represents not the democratic aspirations of the populations of the Western nations it decides policy for, but rather the collective interests of the corporations that fund and constitute its membership.
With Wall Street-proxy Thaksin Shinawatra running the neighboring Thai government through his own sister serving as his personal proxy, Thailand is once again poised to provide support for Western ambitions verses Myanmar. In fact, Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra upon visiting Suu Kyi in Myanmar was hailed as “Suu Kyi’s first-ever meeting with the leader of a foreign country.”
Photo: Wall Street’s grotesque puppet show: making a mockery out of the human dignity of those drawn in by the facade of hope and democratic reform Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar both disingenuously sell their followers. (AFP/Pool, Soe Zeya Tun)
Yingluck Shinawatra and Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul (Thaksin’s cousin through marriage) pledged full support for the US agenda throughout Asia including a nuclear non-proliferation act opposed by China and the sovereignty-crushing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) economic integration.
Yingluck has also pledged support for US designs toward Myanmar, ahead of Secretary Clinton’s visit with Aung San Suu Kyi last December. Previously, during Yingluck’s brother Thaksin’s regime, Thailand, and in particular, the northern city of Chiang Mai, played a pivotal role hosting US corporate-funded “NGOs” working to foment sedition, unrest, and eventually regime change in neighboring Myanmar.
These developments implicate a US moving to line up Southeast Asia against Chinese interests and expansion throughout the region as covered in Neo-Conservative Robert Kagan’s “What China Knows That We Don’t: The Case for a New Strategy of Containment,” and again more recently by Hillary Clinton in a Foreign Policy article, “America’s Pacific Century.”
While Western “imagineered” ideals of “democracy,” “freedom,” and “human rights” will be used to mask Aung San Suu Kyi’s ascension into power, the underlying agenda is one of Wall Street-London hegemony across Asia, the premeditated encirclement and subsequent containment of China, and the full-scale regional exploitation of Asia and its resources by Western corporate-financier interests. As the supranational bloc “ASEAN” nears completion, this exploitation will unfold under a conveniently consolidated regional feeding trough Western interests are already lining up to bury their snouts in.