Hidden in plain sight, army of dupes prepare for “Asian Summer.”
Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Bangkok, Thailand July 2, 2011 – A tiny handful of Marxists, dupes, and shills converged in Bangkok today in what would seem like nothing more than a footnote in the day’s news. In reality, it was actually the surfacing fin of a shark prowling the political waters of Southeast Asia. While Bangkok certainly has enough foreign-funded troubles of its own, the protest was actually held at the Malaysian Embassy regarding “political prisoners” the Malaysian government is allegedly holding. What was particularly telling was the tiny, very familiar, clenched fist logo adorning the protesters’ clothing and banners.
The US National Endowment for Democracy (NED)-funded Prachatai propaganda outfit dutifully reported in their article, “Solidarity protest for clean and fair elections and immediate release of Bersih activists,” that on July 1, “students, activists and press gathered outside the Malaysian Embassy, Bangkok, in response to the Malaysian Government’s arrest of more than a hundred members of the coalition network Bersih 2.0 consisting of various Malaysian human rights organizations campaigning for reforms in the electoral system.” Joining the protest, according to the Bangkok Post, was the People’s Empowerment Foundation, another National Endowment for Democracy-funded front group.
Photos: Adorning the back of one Thai protester’s brown t-shirt and the red banner of Malaysia’s PSM, is the now ubiquitous Otpor clenched fist. The US-funded Serbian organization Otpor, would later become CANVAS and train US-backed revolutionaries all over the world. Now apparently movements are combining their efforts regardless of nationality in an attempt to replace national governments with a homogenous, centrally funded and controlled civil society network. For more on CANVAS see “Fake Revolutions.”
The so-called “political prisoners” these protesters were supporting, come from the US National Democratic Institute supported Malaysian “Bersih 2.0” group and the openly Marxist “Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM)” who began sporting the Otpor fist on their flags and shirts in 2009, long after Otpor became CANVAS, and long after CANVAS began training armies of dupes internationally. While a fair argument can be made for PSM that the clenched fist has more to do with Marxism than possible ties to CANVAS, no argument can be made that PSM isn’t working on behalf of long time globalist-stooge Ibrahim Anwar and his “People’s Justice Party” (Parti Keadilan Rakyat.)
Ibrahim Anwar, like Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand, or Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei of Egypt, has deep connections with the degenerate Wall Street-London corporatocracy that go back several years. Anwar was Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in 1998, held lecturing positions at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (a rock where the worst examples of humanity constantly crawl out from beneath), and a consultant to the World Bank. In 2007, Anwar was a panelist at the Neo-Con lined National Endowment for Democracy’s “Democracy Award” and a panelist at a NED donation ceremony.
Photo: NED-funded National Democratic Institute openly admits to funding, supporting, and training Malaysia’s Ibrahim Anwar’s street mobs, but then alters their website to obfuscate these admissions. Pictured above is the website before its alteration. (click to enlarge)
It would be safe to say that Anwar’s current political opposition movement in Malaysia most likely has support from these degenerates he has long consorted with. And indeed it is true, Anwar’s proxy street movement, Bersih and now “Bersih 2.0” has received training, support, and funds from the NED-funded National Democratic Institute. In an attempt to cover up NDI’s overt ties to this now exposed organization, the NDI website openly admitting to funding Bersih has been altered where no mention of it’s name can be found. However, Google’s cached version of the page can still be seen (as of July 2, 2011).
Bersih 2.0 claims it is endorsed by Soros-funded Amnesty International and has admitted on at least one occasion to receiving funds from the National Democratic Institute and George Soros’ Open Society. Anwar, Bersih 2.0, and the PSM are planning a rally on July 9th to call for “clean elections,” ahead of the 13th general elections to be held in mid-2012. With Thai elections on July 3, and the nation most likely soon to be in the throes of another color revolution, Malaysian opposition’s July 9th rally, should it get out of hand, would constitute two simultaneous major political conflagrations in Southeast Asia.
That Thai dupes, Marxists, and NED-funded organizations are working in a coordinated fashion with their fellow NED/NDI-funded mobs in Malaysia signifies not a nation-wide foreign-funded destabilization, but an attempted regional-wide destabilization.
Added to the mix is former UN employee and Noble Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been leading the opposition in Southeast Asia’s Myanmar and garnering support from every corporate cadre, think-tank, and organization imaginable. She was a finalist in the Chatham House Prize 2011, and not surprisingly a benefactor of Freedom Now’s services as well. Freedom Now receives funding from the Moriah Fund, the Lantos Foundation which includes Israeli President Shimon Peres as an “adviser,” Real Networks Foundation (which also funds Democracy Now) and the Charles Bronfman Prize which proclaims on its website “Jewish Values. Global Impact.” Freedom Now also receives “pro-bono” legal support from the Pillsbury law firm, a CFR corporate member.
Aung San Suu Kyi herself, was born into an immensely wealthy and politically well connected family. She studied abroad, worked for the UN in New York City, and received a Ph.D from the University of London before returning to Myanmar to lead a “pro-democracy” movement. Whatever her convictions may really be, the West has fully hijacked her movement as a means of removing the current military junta and replacing it with one more conducive to their corporate agenda, which most assuredly has nothing to do with “democracy for the people.”
In 2007 there was the so-called “Saffron Revolution,” which was made a spectacle of by the corporate-owned media but gained little ground. Despite the rhetoric, the artificial aura of credibility and heroism built-up around yet another Nobel Peace Prize wearing crowbar trying to pry out another obstacle in the path of globalization, Myanmar’s color revolutions have proven ineffective.
However, just in time for Thailand’s July 3rd elections, and Bersih’s July 9th demonstrations in Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, Aung San Suu Kyi is planning her own attempt at stirring up political unrest by going on a “national tour.” While both Thailand and Malaysia’s opposition parties are fully funded and backed by the global corporatocracy, Myanmar’s opposition is also officially a recipient of US-funded CANVAS training – the organization responsible for training the Egyptian, Iranian, and Lebanese activists currently trying to destroy their own national sovereignty.
The pieces are not just in place for an inevitable attempted color revolution in Thailand, but a coordinated region wide conflagration of political unrest and most certainly violence. Opposition movements all falling under the same funding and same dubious associations with Western corporate-financier backers are moving in tandem to make the next few following months a summer of upheaval, chaos, and bloodshed. The only positive aspect of the “Asian Summer” will be the fact that nations, the alternative media, and the people have the deceptive nature of the engineered “Arab Spring” in thoughtful hindsight.
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at
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