Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
As counter-intuitive as it may sound, a great deal of Neo-Conservatives are deeply involved in human rights. One may wonder in what capacity, since this war mongering clique of big-business connected scoundrels is renowned for its role in the most unprecedented, flagrant, and grievous human rights violations in American history.
Their signature can be found scrawled across the evisceration of the US Bill of Rights via the Patriot Act, the fake “War on Terror,” the resulting Abu Ghraib atrocities and the very existence of the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba. One of the very crimes in fact that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been pinned with was helping facilitate the CIA’s extra-legal rendition and torture program dreamed up under the Neo-Conservative packed Bush Administration. If ever there was an “Axis of Evil” these men certainly deserve a place within it.
The most ardent supporters and architects of “George Bush’s War on Terror” can be found within the unscrupulous confines of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Notable signatories of PNAC’s various and ranting statements include:
Kenneth Adelman, Frank Gaffney, Frank Carlucci, Robert Kagan, Richard Perle, Daniel Pipes, Francis Fukuyama, Lewis Libby, Vin Weber, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Steve Forbes, Jeb Bush, Elliot Abrams, Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle, Richard Armitage, John Bolton, Robert Zoellick, Zalmay Khalilzad, William Kristol, Paula Dobriansky, Max M. Kampelman, Will Marshall, Leonard Sussman, Ellen Bork, and Elliot Abrams.
Throughout PNAC’s archives we find letter after letter of frothing war mongering, enthusiastic celebration for the unfolding “War on Terror,” and an eerie anticipation for a “new Pearl Harbor” just one year before 9/11.
Strange then indeed that so many of these same Neo-Conservatives are also prominent members of America’s most active organizations funding and supporting human rights NGOs worldwide. Francis Fukuyama, Zalmay Khalilzad, Frank Carlucci (2002), Will Marshall, and Vin Weber populate the board of directors of the notorious National Endowment for Democracy (NED), while Kenneth Adelman, Max M. Kampelman, Donald Rumsfeld (formally), Paula Dobriansky, Leonard Sussman, and Ellen Bork are on the board of trustees/executive committee of Freedom House. What possible explanation could there be for this apparent anomaly?
It should be no stretch of the imagination to assume “human rights” has nothing to do with the activities of NED and Freedom House, considering the villains running these organizations also run some of the most notorious corporations in America, from the private equity firm Carlyle Group, to war profiteering Halliburton and Betchel. What is also worth considering are these two organizations’ recent roles throughout the world in facilitating regime change in favor of a stooge capable of catering to globalized big-business and economic liberalization.
Thailand: We saw Kenneth Adelman (PNAC, Freedom House) lobbying for deposed globalist stooge Thaksin Shinwatra via Edelman (AYM sponsor as well), various Freedom House statements berating the Thai government’s handling of the globalist backed “red” color revolution, and the current funding of “red” propaganda outfit “Prachatai” by the National Endowment for Democracy.
It has been previously reported how economic liberalization has been going poorly for the globalists in Thailand, with the current government committed to nationalism and protectionism and how reinstalling Thaksin Shinwatra to rectify this is the goal of the “red” protests. As the world’s largest rice exporter, containing significant reserves of natural gas, and boasting a population and potential market of 65 million people, Thailand has been a long sought after conquest of the imperial west.
Egypt: It has been reported in great depth the hoax that the Egyptian protests were, with Mohamed ElBaradei a trustee of the US International Crisis Group think-tank along side Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Soros, and the above mentioned Kenneth Adelman and Richard Armitage. The International Crisis Group has hailed the success of their man ElBaradei’s work as the “rebirth of the Arab world.”
The Freedom House also conveyed their elation over their success in Egypt with their piece “Freedom House Congratulates the Egyptian People.” It should be noted that the Project on Middle East Democracy, which coordinated US-backed propaganda in Egypt is a NED funded NGO as is the “Solidarity Center” which organized and supported the independent labor unions that took to the Egyptian streets to bolster ElBaradei’s faltering protests.
Egypt not only possesses control over the logistically central Suez Canal, but also boasts large oil reserves and a massive population and potential market of 80 million people. Its large military the United States has cultivated over the last 30 years would make a welcomed addition to a united Sunni front against Iran. With Mubarak’s resignation, and the military dissolving the parliament and suspending the constitution, as per ElBaradei’s demands, Egypt looks well on its way to globalist serfdom.
Algeria: With police outnumbering protesters 20 to 1, it is highly unlikely the US State Department supplied astro-turf in Algeria will make even enough chaos to justify a behind the scenes regime change similar to what transpired in Egypt. The Algerian protests are led by Ali Yahia Abdennour and Mostafa Boshashi, heads of the NED and Freedom House partnered Algerian League of Human Rights (LADDH in French).
According to AlJazeera, a united front of opposition has been formed including “opposition parties, civil society movements and unofficial unions inspired by the mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt.” Of course, it was pointed out that a similar front in Egypt was entirely created by the US State Department and America’s vast network of meddling NGOs. As information begins to trickle out of the mainstream media as to who is actually involved in these anemic protests it is becoming clear such is the case in Algeria as well.
The role of the US State Department and corporate funded Movements.org in organizing and coordinating these color revolutions has also been previously discussed. It may then be interesting for readers to note a particularly bizarre call by Movements.org’s Twitter account to mobilize a campaign to get Mika Brzezinski, daughter of geopolitical strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” to bring attention to the Algerian protests. MSNBC is one of Movements.org’s official corporate supporters.
|Movements.org’s Twitter account, AYM, attempts to
mobilize a campaign to call on Mika Brzezinski to cover
the Algerian protests.
Algeria is one of the largest countries in the Middle East and Afica. It has a population and potential market of 35 million people, the world’s eighth largest natural gas reserves and the fourteenth largest oil reserves. It too would make a fine addition to the globalists’ sprawling, parasitic world empire.
Iran: While NED and Freedom House’s inroads into Iran are somewhat ambiguous at the moment, it should be pointed out that the globalist Neo-Conservative clique outright supports war and regime change with the encircled Islamic Republic. As pointed out in “Brookings Institute: “Which Path to Persia?”” the US government has openly funded color revolutions via the “Iran Freedom Support Act. The Brookings report also details the funding of terrorist groups inside of Iran, an operation apparently already ongoing according to journalist Seymour Hersh.
The Brookings Institute’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy, from which the report came from, does feature Shadi Hamid as their Director of Research, who is also concurrently serving on the NED funded Project on Middle East Democracy’s (POMED) board of directors. And indeed, despite the overt nature of the attempted foreign-backed regime change in Iran, POMED is already involved in disseminating propaganda on the operation’s behalf.
Iran of course holds immense oil reserves, a strategically essential location in regards to Russia and China, and a population and potential market of 76 million people. It has been a long sought after addition to the Anglo-American empire since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
On face value, most people would find it absurd that men like Donald Rumsfeld, Frank Carlucci, or Kenneth Adelman held any genuine concern for human rights. Most likely, they would recognize the very overt, public contempt such men hold the general population of the world in. It is quite obvious the nations these “human rights” NGOs are operating in contain immense economic and strategic value to the men supporting these organizations, and it also should be quite obvious that the cause of “human rights” is merely being used as a pretext to meddle extra-legally in the sovereignty of foreign nations.
When the depraved likes of war mongers like Rumsfeld, Adelman, Carlucci, Fukuyama, Weber, and Khalilzad sit on the boards of organizations claiming to stand for human rights and freedom, it disgraces these very noble concepts and jeopardizes the legitimate work being done by genuine people the world over.
It should also be noted that when the terms “civil societies” and “NGOs” are being used by the mainstream media, a globalist ploy is unfolding and we must commit ourselves to due diligence in exposing said ploy and balking it. To take away the sovereignty of a nation on the false premises contrived by these nefarious and dishonest NGOs is a real crime against humanity, a crime any Iraqi or Afghan could attest to.
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer.