by Tony Cartalucci
September 23, 2012
- Aung San Suu Kyi and her movement are creations of Western corporate-financier interests.
- Suu Kyi has recently received a series of suspect "awards" from corporate-financier sponsored institutions.
- Awarding institutions represent the antithesis of Suu Kyi's alleged ideals of "democracy," "freedom," and "human rights."
- Suu Kyi's movement has been recently exposed as genocidal bigots,
which is perhaps the reason the US has staged this latest PR "awards"
- Nothing could say "democracy" and
"humanitarianism" less than big-oil's Chevron, Exxon, BP,
ConocoPhillips, or international financier criminals like Deutsche Bank,
Blackstone, Barclays, Citigroup, or perhaps defense contractors and war
profiteers EADS, General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop
Grumman, Raytheon, and Nazi collaborators IBM. Professional
propagandists like News Corporations (Fox News), Bloomberg, and Reuters,
as well as public relations firms like Edelman, who make the vast
criminal conspiracies of the above mentioned possible, also constitute
the antithesis of "democracy promotion."
Photo: Not the first shower of accolades - earlier this year Hague handed 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, along with Suu Kyi's more recent trip to the US equates to
self-aggrandizing stunts the global elite pull to lend themselves
otherwise non-existent legitimacy.
Indeed, the most obscene chapters in modern human history have been
written by these corporate-financier interests who span nations,
transcend "democratic elections," trigger wars of aggression for profit
and the projection of their own power under the guise of a myriad of
lies and propaganda, while accumulating, each in their own right, a
mountain of human rights atrocities against people all around the world -
from the Niger Delta, to the rain forests of South America, to the
ravaged and subjugated people of Iraq and Afghanistan, to the oil fields
of Libya and even the Gulf of Mexico in North America.
They literally are the bane of humanity, the crux of all problems, the
source of the peoples of the world's torment, the architects of human
misery on the grandest of all imaginable scales, unparalleled throughout
all of human history.
So then, one must question the merits of receiving "awards" handed out
by organizations sponsored by and representing the collective interests
of such corporate-financier interests. Who, in good consciousness, could
except such awards? Surely a useful idiot at best, a deceitful, dark
emissary of their nefarious agenda at worst.
To fully appreciate the implications involved with the West's celebrated "democracy champion" Aung San Suu Kyi receiving showers of awards
during her recent visit to the United States, we must fully understand those doing the showering.
The National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy, despite the lofty mission statement articulated on its website
is nothing more than a tool for executing American foreign policy.
Just as the military is used under the cover of lies regarding WMD's
and "terrorism," NED is employed under the cover of bringing
"democracy" to "oppressed" people. However, a thorough look at NED's
board of directors, as well as the board of trustees of its subsidiary,
Freedom House, definitively lays to rest any doubts that may be
lingering over the true nature of these organizations and the causes
Upon NED's board of directors
we first find John Bohn who traded petrochemicals, was an
international banker for 13 years with Wells Fargo, and is currently
serving as a principal for a global advisory and consulting firm, GlobalNet Partners
, which assists foreign businesses by making their "entry into the complex China market easy." Surely Bohn's ability to manipulate China's political landscape through NED's various activities
both inside of China and along its peripheries constitutes an
alarming conflict of interest. However, it appears "conflict of
interest" is a reoccurring theme throughout both NED and Freedom
Bohn is joined by Rita DiMartino
who worked for Council on Foreign Relations corporate member
AT&T as "Vice President of Congressional Relations" as well as a
member of the CFR herself. Also representing the Fortune 500 is Kenneth Duberstein
, a board member of the war profiteering Boeing Company, big oil's ConocoPhillips, and the Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Duberstein also served as a director of Fannie Mae until 2007. He too is a CFR member as are two of the companies he chairs, Boeing and ConocoPhillips.
Image: A visual representation of the National Endowment for
Democracy's corporate-financier ties found across their Board of
Directors. Far from "human rights advocates," they are instead simply
leveraging such issues to disguise what is in reality
corporate-financier hegemonic expansion.
We then consider several of the certified warmongers serving upon NED's board of directors including Francis Fukuyama
, Zalmay Khalilzad
, Will Marshall
, and Vin Weber
, all signatories of the pro-war, pro-corporate Project for a New American Century
Within the pages of documents produced by this "think tank" are
pleas to various US presidents to pursue war against sovereign
nations, the increase of troops in nations already occupied by US
forces, and what equates to a call for American global hegemony in a
Hitlerian 90 page document titled "Rebuilding Americas Defenses
As we will see, this warmongering think tank serves as a nexus
around which fellow disingenuous rights advocate Freedom House also
The "Statement of Principles
signed off by NED chairmen Francis Fukuyama, Zalmay Khalilzad, and
Vin Weber, states, "we need to accept responsibility for
America's unique role in preserving and extending an
international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and
our principles." Of course by "international order" they mean
meddling beyond the sovereign borders of the United States and is
merely used as a euphemism for global imperialism. Other Neo-Con that
signed their name to this statement include Freedom House's Paula Dobriansky
, Dan Quayle
(formerly), and Donald Rumsfeld
(formerly), along with Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, Eliot Cohen, and Elliot Abrams.
A PNAC "Statment on Post-War Iraq
regarding a wholehearted endorsement of nation-building features
the signatures of NED chairman Will Marshall, Freedom House's Frank Carlucci
(2002), and James Woolsey
(formerly), along with Martin Indyk (Lowy Institute board member
, co-author of the conspiring "Which Path to Persia?
" report), and William Kristol and Robert Kagan both of the warmongering Foreign Policy Initiative
It should be noted that the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is,
for all intents and purposes, PNAC's latest incarnation and just
recently featured an open letter to House Republicans
calling on them to disregard the will of the American people and
continue pursuing the war in Libya. The FPI letter even suggests that
the UN resolution authorizing the war in the first place, was
holding America "hostage" and that it should be exceeded in order to
do more to "help the Libyan opposition." Similar letters have been penned in regards to supporting armed terrorists versus Syria
An untitled PNAC letter addressed to then US President George Bush
regarding a general call for global warmongering received the seal of approval from Freedom Houses' Ellen Bork
(2007), Ken Adelman
(also former lobbyist for Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra
and James Woolsey (formerly), along with Neo-Con degenerates
Richard Perle, William Kristol, Robert Kagan, and the always
disingenuous demagogue Daniel Pipes.
Other notable corporate-fascists populating NED's board of directors
: Brookings Institution (board of trustees can be found on page 35 here
: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (corporate funding here
: corporate lawyer.
: US Chamber of Commerce (a chief proponent of SOPA), Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).
: US State Department, Council on Foreign Relations (corporate members here
), director of Citigroup, McDonald's Corporation, and Political Strategies Advisory Group.
: US Representative, Boeing
lobbyist, Goldman Sachs, Visa, Ameren Corp, and Waste Management Inc lobbyist
, corporate consultant
& now director of Ford Motor Company,
supporter of the military invasion and occupation of Iraq
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
: CEO of Carlson, director of Exxon Mobil.
: US State Department, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, CFR.
: director of Hilton Hotels Corporation & Atlantic Coast Airlines.
It is safe to say that neither NED nor Freedom House garners within
its ranks characters appropriate for their alleged cause of
"supporting freedom around the world." It is also safe to say that
the principles of "democracy," "freedom," and "human rights" they
allegedly champion for, are merely being leveraged to co-opt well
meaning people across the world to carry out their own self-serving
agenda. Surely the value of any "award" they bestow upon champions of
their "cause" equates to the management of public perception and the
obfuscation of their true agenda.
The Atlantic Council
The Atlantic Council claims to be a
"preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security." It is partnered with NATO
- representing the collective corporate-financier interests that drive
NATO's current existence, its agenda, and the direction it proceeds into
the future with.
The board of directors includes a bi-partisan representation - revealing
the truly singular agenda pursued by the corporate-financier elite
merely under the guise of various false political paradigms. Board
members include, Brent Scowcroft, Henry Kissinger, former US State
Department Director of Policy Planning under President Obama Anne-Marie
Slaughter, Madeleine Albright, MEK terrorist coddlers US Army General
Wesley Clark and USMC General and former National Security Adviser under
President Obama, James Jones, Neo-Cons Richard Armitage, Paula
Dobriansky, Eric Edelman, James Woolsey, James Baker, Frank Carlucci,
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and George Shultz.
Images: The Atlantic Council - bi-partisan corporate-fascism,
the ones who benefit as the rest of the world collapses. Its sponsors
and board of directors are responsible for writing some of the darkest
chapters in modern human history, transcending political parties,
presidencies, and premierships. Accepting an award from such an
organization is to be knighted by the forces of human oppression,
disparity, and exploitation.
If readers are wondering why an alleged "Democrat" president is carrying
out the wars and hegemonic foreign policy of his Neo-Conservative
predecessor, a corporate-financier driven nexus like the Atlantic
Council would be a good place to begin searching for the answers.
This was the council that guided and promoted the corporatist-military agenda in Libya
, which oversaw the arming of vast legions of Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists led by the US State Department
(#29), UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf
), and UN-listed
terror organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),
responsible for the death and sectarian bloodshed that ravaged Iraq
throughout the US occupation, and most recently, the foreign-sponsored terror campaign ravaging Syria today
The council's corporate-financier sponsors have reaped billions upon
billions in contracts as the West wages wars of conquest and expansion
around the world. Whether these wars are "successful" or not is
inconsequential, because no matter how many American soldiers are killed
or maimed, and no matter how drained America's taxpayers become, the
corporate-financiers always get their paycheck, their agendas always
The Atlantic Council and the National Endowment for Democracy are just
two of many think-tank/lobbying fronts that represent the collective
interests of the Fortune 500 of Wall Street and London. It is clear that
if one wanted to go about making the world a better place, they would
begin with a serious examination of the sponsorship of the Atlantic
Council and NED, their sources of power, and how to undermine, boycott
, and replace them entirely
Surely, one would not step foot within the halls of any of these
institutions, shake the bloodied hands of any of its many
co-conspirators, let alone play part in one of their public relations
However, that is exactly what one supposed "champion" of democracy and
human rights has done - inexplicable unless of course this "champion" is
nothing of the sort.
Aung San Suu Kyi - Fraud, Fascist, and Fool.
Flanked by war criminals, corporate-fascists, and warmongers, Aung San
Suu Kyi of Myanmar (still called by its British imperial nomenclature
"Buma" by the Western press) toured Washington D.C. this month, showered
with awards including the "Congressional Gold Medal
," and the Atlantic Council's "Global Citizen Award
." Suu Kyi would also provide a key address for the Neo-Conservative, corporate-fascist National Endowment for Democracy's 2012 "Democracy Award
Images: The West's recent "awards blitz" attempts to lend both
themselves and Suu Kyi sorely needed legitimacy. Recently, Suu Kyi's
supporters have begun an ugly, genocidal-bigoted campaign to eliminate
ethnic Rohingya's from Myanmar. Suu Kyi has been complicity silent
throughout the violence.
The LA Times would report in regard to Suu Kyi's acceptance of the Congressional Gold Medal:
"I stand here strong in the knowledge that I am among friends," Suu Kyi
said in the Capitol rotunda as she finally accepted the Congressional
Gold Medal, which Congress awarded her in absentia in 2008 when she was
still confined in Myanmar.
The charade continued with Senator John McCain, who has most recently conspired with Al Qaeda in the city of Benghazi
, Libya and on the Turkish-Syrian border for a series of preplanned violent regime changes, claiming
I consider myself very fortunate to have
lived to see this day and to know the people of Burma, whose dignity and
rights Aung San Suu Kyi has sacrificed so much to defend, and will one
day be free to live with dignity and justice and hope.
Myanmar, rich in natural resources, and
with a large population ripe for exploitation, as well as strategically
located in relation to the West's strategy versus China, clearly
represents an attractive target for the corporate-financier sponsors and
representatives of both the National Endowment for Democracy and the
Atlantic Council. In reality then, all Suu Kyi is doing is assisting in
the creation of US-funded institutions in Myanmar to create a US-backed
political order to serve Western corporate-financier interests, just as
the British had done to the nation at the height of the its empire, and as all empires have done throughout the ages.
Suu Kyi's entire movement is in fact a creation of joint US-British funding, political, and covert support.
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 by Wall Street-puppet Aung San Suu Kyi, a stable of US-funded NGOs, and a terrorist campaign executed 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.
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.
Then certainly it makes sense to see Senator John McCain glowingly praise Aung San Suu Kyi
and her "sacrifices," when McCain's agenda itself aims ultimately at
encircling and destroying China, as well as Russia. It was US Senator
John McCain, chairman of the International Republican Institute
which played a pivotal role
in organizing the so-called "spontaneous" "Arab Spring," who said in 2011
of the unrest his IRI had helped fund in Egypt, "I would be a little
less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were
Vladimir Putin. I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort
[of] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of
1.3 billion people."
Suu Kyi, like so many before her, is either a willful accomplice, or
drunk on the admiration and accolades ceaselessly bestowed upon her and
is merely an expendable stepping stone for the West toward
corporate-financier global hegemony, divorced entirely from any of the
public rhetoric concerning "democracy" and "human rights." Suu Kyi will
be jettisoned if and when it is convenient for her sponsors to do so,
and as history has shown, it is generally done in a very ungracious,
often brutal manner.
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.
Suu Kyi's saintly persona has been recently betrayed by the rank and
file of her movement, who have been revealed as genocidal, sectarian
bigots now carrying out a nationwide campaign against ethnic Rohingya
Suu Kyi's supporters, like other Western proxies in Libya, Syria, and
beyond, are indeed not the "pro-democratic," "enlightened" forces they
are portrayed as, and as their movement betrays decades of carefully
crafted Western propaganda, Suu Kyi and her followers are quickly
becoming liabilities rather than the celebrated assets they have long
been. This may in fact be why Suu Kyi has been slated for this public
relations stunt in the first place - an attempt to salvage a faltering
Suu Kyi is either a fool for believing the superficial rhetoric a
demonstrably self-serving corporate-fascist agenda is selling her, or
foolish to believe she can betray her people as an agent of foreign
corporate-financier interests without consequence. Regardless of her
intentions, she is helping not only in the exploitation and oppression
of her own people by foreign neo-imperial interests, but contributing to
supranational meddling throughout Southeast Asia and the encirclement
and destabilization of China. She is a facilitator against, not a
champion for, human progress and world peace.
Whether her eyes can detect the blood covering the accolades she lines
her shelves with or not, the blood is still there. If Aung San Suu Kyi
cannot in good conscience end her associations with the bane of
humanity, we, as humanity, cannot in good conscience support her or her
agenda. Her rhetoric is no different than that of Senator John McCain's,
spoken with nefarious interests just below the superficially appealing
surface. Unlike McCain, she has managed to defraud millions of people
both within Myanmar and around the world - thanks to the help of the BBC and Hollywood
Suu Kyi is just one of many frauds facilitating the ambitions of the
corporate-financier elite - but her example is perhaps the most
transparent and illustrative in regards to how the corporate-financier
elite operate, how they deceive and manipulate the masses with appealing
narratives and charismatic personalities, and how they use the
reputations and legitimacy of their institutions they themselves have
created to sell their agenda of global domination as its very antithesis
- as "freedom," "democracy," and "human rights."
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