Wednesday, August 31, 2016

U.S. “Cultural Colonisation” In Asia Pacific

The ongoing destruction of cultural and traditional values by immoral U.S. filth and corporate trash poses the most clear and present danger to ASEAN countries since WWII  

By Joseph Thomas

Ancient Roman historian Tacitus (c. AD 56 – after 117) would adeptly describe the systematic manner in which Rome pacified foreign peoples and the manner in which it would extend its sociocultural and institutional influence over conquered lands.

Indonesia is already losing the fight against U.S.
"cultural" pollution
In chapter 21 of his book Agricola, named so after his father-in-law whose methods of conquest were the subject of the text, Tacitus would explain:

His object was to accustom them to a life of peace and quiet by the provision of amenities. He therefore gave official assistance to the building of temples, public squares and good houses. He educated the sons of the chiefs in the liberal arts, and expressed a preference for British ability as compared to the trained skills of the Gauls. The result was that instead of loathing the Latin language they became eager to speak it effectively. 

In the same way, our national dress came into favour and the toga was everywhere to be seen. 

And so the population was gradually led into the demoralizing temptation of arcades, baths and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as ‘civilization’, when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement.

Far from simple military conquest, the Romans engaged in sophisticated cultural colonisation.

Compare what Tacitus wrote nearly 2,000 years ago with the United States’ Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Upon the YSEALI website, a description of the programme reads:

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community. YSEALI focuses on critical topics identified by youth in the region: civic engagement, environment and natural resources management, and entrepreneurship and economic development.

Modern day “chief’s sons (and now daughters) being recruited by the empire, indoctrinated in their ways and sent back home to culturally colonise their homelands just as Tacitus described nearly 2,000 years ago

At face value, the notion of the United States “training” the “leaders” of Asia makes little sense, considering such training would be endowing such leaders with American values serving American interests, not Asia’s. Thus, their role as “leaders” is questionable. Their role as “facilitators” or “collaborators” seems like a much more accurate description.

The programme includes academic and professional fellowships to the United States.

The Academic Fellows Program is described as:

The YSEALI Academic Fellows Program brings undergraduates or recently graduated students between the ages of 18 and 25 to the United States for a five-week institute held on the campus of a U.S. college or university.

These five week institutes, held on the campus of a U.S. university or college, will include an academic residency, leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with American peers. The program will conclude in Washington, D.C., to allow for engagement with policymakers, governmental representatives, businesses, and think tanks.

U.S., Western corporate trash now dominating the lives of ASEAN youth: insidious, pervasive, Satanic

This, quite literally, is the modern day version of what Tacitus described in his writings nearly 2,00 years ago, where the US is educating the youth of Southeast Asian states in the liberal arts, indoctrinating them into networks built to establish, maintain and expand American hegemony, encouraging an expressed preference for American culture, values and institutions while placing those of their homelands as subordinate.

It is interesting to note that “think tanks” are mentioned as part of the YSEALI experience. Those familiar with the board of directors and corporate sponsors of these think tanks will understand that it is within their halls, unelected policymakers representing immense corporate and financial interests, create foreign and domestic policy that is implemented regardless of who the American people vote into office and regardless of whether the American people agree with such policies or not, saying nothing of whether such policies even benefit the American people.

It began over a decade ago in Indonesia and is accelerating: parents now complain they cannot control their children in the face of massive media exposure to U.S. "culture"

Those partaking in the YSEALI will likely believe they are at the cutting edge of “democracy,” while in fact, they are instead becoming extra weight behind the bludgeoner of dictatorial corporate special interests.

The Professional Fellows Program is described as:

The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program gives participants ages 25-35 the opportunity to spend five weeks in the United States, including four weeks working directly with American counterparts in individually tailored work placements with non-profit organizations, state and local government, and private-sector offices across the country. During these placements, Fellows build their practical expertise, leadership skills, and professional networks. 

Utilising their own children as Trojan Horses U.S. and Western corporations and media seek a return to the "good old days" of colonisation and modern-day slavery in Indonesia and ASEAN

The Professional Fellows Program places young Asians at work places in areas including economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, legislative process and governance/civic engagement and civil society and NGO (nongovernmental organisation) development.

Just as the Roman Empire did two millennia ago, the United States is today recruiting cadres of young people from across Southeast Asia, indoctrinating them into America’s hegemonic networks and sending these cadres back to their home countries to culturally colonise them.

Traditional languages, culture and art are now fading away in Indonesia

Instead of building up media platforms, institutions and NGOs based on local values, culture and the best interests of the people living in Southeast Asia, these cadres, with “seed funding” provided through both the US State Department and the YSEALI itself, will be building networks that serve US special interests, locked directly into the very institutions and networks YSEALI alumni met and worked with during their various fellowships.

Empire has not died. It has simply evolved, with much of that evolution being superficial and the underlying networks and methods remaining nearly indistinguishable to those employed by the Romans, British and even by 19th century American “Manifest Destiny.”

Will U.S. and Western corporate "culture" soon see our traditional values and way of life relegated forever to history books?

Empire has not died because the fundamental aspects of human nature; greed, the need to dominate, avarice and all other negative qualities associated with absolute power corrupting absolutely have not changed. No matter how progressive the US attempts to dress up its “fellowships,” the YSEALI and other programmes like it will continue to be spoken of by those who are drawn into them as “civilisation” when in fact they are only a “feature of their enslavement.”

Joseph Thomas is chief editor of Thailand-based geopolitical journal, The New Atlas and contributor to the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook."

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WAYNE MADSEN: Soros Ran U.S. Foreign Policy On Post - Coup Ukraine

Obama's CIA chickens come home to roost  

By Wayne Madsen

A tranche of some 2500 Internal documents, mostly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point files, as well as pdf files, from George Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF) network of non-governmental organizations, which were obtained from the group "DC Leaks," shows that Soros and his advisers lorded over US policy toward Ukraine after the 2014 coup supported by Soros and the Obama administration ousted the democratically-elected Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and his government. The leaked Soros documents describe how the OSF and Soros’s International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), based at 46 Artema Street in Kiev, worked with the US State Department after the 2014 so-called "Euromaidan" themed revolution to ensure that a federalized Ukraine was not in the picture.

In addition to George Soros (identified as "GS" in the leaked OSF documents, others involved in the Ukrainian coup planning included US ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt; David Meale (Economic Counselor to Pyatt); Lenny Benardo (OSF); Yevhen Bystrytsky (Executive Director, IRF); Oleksandr Sushko (Board Chair, IRF); Ivan Krastev (Chairman, Centre for Liberal Studies, a Soros and US government-influenced operation in Sofia, Bulgaria); Sabine Freizer (OSF); and Deff Barton (Director, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Ukraine). USAID is a conduit for the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Soros was present at a post-coup meeting on March 21, 2014 that involved US support for the "New Ukraine." One document describes the "New Ukraine" as a key measure to "reshapes the European map by offering the opportunity to go back to the original essence of European integration."

Soros pushed for sanctions against Russia for refusing to recognize the coup-installed government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk, which included neo-Nazis, and rejected a federalized Ukraine that would grant self-government to the Russian-speaking eastern Donbass region. 

Obama with poodle "Yats"

In effect, Soros vetoed a proposal by Pyatt to negotiate a proposal made by Russian Foreign Minister that would grant autonomy to eastern Ukraine within a federalized Ukraine. Soros rejected the proposal because he believed it would grant Russia too much influence in Ukraine. 

Although Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland did not attend the March 21 meeting, she remained close to Pyatt and Yatsenyuk, who she affectionately called "Yats." In the end, the Obama administration rejected a federalized Ukraine and gave its full support to the unilateralism of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his puppet master Soros.

The vile Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland, Pyatt and Kerry with Poroshenko

It should be of no surprise that earlier this year, Pyatt was moved from Kiev as ambassador to Athens. One Soros document calls for the need to combat "Russlandversteher," German for "Russia understanding," throughout Europe, particularly in Greece with its history of close cultural and religious relations with Russia. The Soros OSF document calls for a concerted effort in Greece to influence public opinion against Russia and for the Ukrainian coup government. Proposed is an anti-Russian and pro-Ukrainian propaganda operation directed against newspapers, ten "audiovisual outlets" (TV and radio), six Internet sites in Greece, and "about 50 opinion leaders" present on Greek social networks. Greek newspapers targeted for participation in the Soros anti-Russia campaign included "Kathimerini, Avgi, Ta Nea, Vima, Efymerida Syntakton, Eleutherotypia, Proto Thema, and Rizospastis." 

The Greek-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Athens was also targeted for inclusion in the Soros propaganda operation. Similar anti-Russian and pro-Ukrainian coup government media influence operations were proposed for Italy, Spain, and France. The reasoning was to counter any movement to support the status quo ante in Ukraine by the SYRIZA, Podemos, and Five Star Movement parties in Greece, Spain, and Italy, respectively. This Soros strategy was referred to as "debate mapping."

The Greek connection: traitor Tsipras with terrorist importer Jean-Claude Juncker

While looking to influence Greek policy on Ukraine, Soros and his NGO gang pushed for European Union enlargement to include Ukraine and Turkey, neither country’s accession to the EU being in the interests of any of the EU’s member states. High priority was also given to integrating Moldova into EU structures. The overall theme of many of the Soros documents is that lying at the heart of "Russlandversteher" is "anti-American" feelings in Europe. European trade unions are singled out by the Soros gang as being at the heart of "anti-American" opinions in Europe. 

Certain political parties are also singled out, including the National Front of France, Jobbik of Hungary, the Netherlands Party of Freedom (PVV), and the UK Independence Party (UKIP), and are referred to by Soros as the "PRR," or "populist radical right." Pro-Russian German politicians are named in the Soros documents and they include former Chancellors Gerhard Schröder, Helmut Kohl, and Helmut Schmidt; Brandenburg Minister-President Matthias Platzeck; Die Linke leaders Gregor Gysi, Sahra Wagenknecht, and Katja Kipping, and former Hamburg mayor Klaus von Dohnanyi. Soros, who cut his teeth as a teen in Hungary cooperating with the Nazi Gestapo and Hungarian fascist Arrow Cross, prefers to maintain "hit lists" containing the names of his opponents.

It is the degree to which Soros provided finances, logistics, and other support to the Ukrainian coup plotters in 2012, two years before the Euromaidan uprising, that is noteworthy. OSF and its affiliates provided entire buildings, office space, computers, software, broadband Internet, videoconferencing equipment, vehicles, travel to the United States, and other material for the Euromaidan uprising. This was all done with the cooperation of the US and Swedish embassies in Kiev, USAID, the Carnegie Endowment, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the Central Intelligence Agency-linked National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Investigative journalists were also sought by the Soros gang to travel to Ukraine and submit articles that had to be approved by Soros operatives before publication. One major collaborator of Soros and the United States in pushing Ukrainian propaganda was identified as the Hromadske Television, which was singled out for its work to counter "Russian propaganda."

One Soros document contains the following recommendation: "Select journalists from the 5 target countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece) and offer them long stay reporting trips in Ukraine. Rather than specify what they should write about they should make suggestions for articles; we retain a veto on stories we think are counterproductive. Suggestion that we liaise directly with journalists to determine interest." The Soros document even concedes that such as approach is not "proper independent journalism and we may damage our credibility with journalists." Soros’s people proposed a "firewall" between Soros and journalists reporting on Ukraine. Soros’s organization proposed that "a third party would receive the grant and act as the intermediary, editor, quality control etc. IRF [International Renaissance Foundation] should play a more lead role in this initiative to emphasize its Ukraine origins." The Soros organization decided to pursue "PIJ," or "public interest journalism" outlets for a cooperative propaganda dissemination relationship regarding Ukraine.

There are a number of journalists around the world who have sold their journalistic professional credentials and credibility to the devil and have willingly accepted paychecks from Soros in order to disseminate his and the CIA’s propaganda. One such outlet that is cited as carrying Soros’s water is Huffington Post-Germany, which is identified as a collaborator of Burda, a center-right publishing house in Germany. Other German publications that Soros favorably viewed as pushing the anti-Russian line on Ukraine included Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Welt, Süddeutche Zeitung, Tageszeitung, Spiegel, and Junge Welt. Coming in for criticism by Soros was Neues Deutschland and Freitag, cited as being too friendly to Russia and anti-Ukraine.

The Soros documents identify a columnist for the Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung as receiving Soros money to hire a "research assistant" to promulgate pro-Ukraine propaganda. Others on Soros’s anti-Russia payroll and who authored Ukraine propaganda articles included researchers with the Barcelona Institute of International Studies, Chatham House in London, and the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Italy. 

Propaganda memes cited by Soros’s gang included expelling Russia from the G8, NATO military support and NATO membership for Ukraine, and sanctions against Russia. A Confidential March 12, 2015, Soros document reveals that the anti-Russian former NATO military commander and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Wesley Clark, in addition to Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak, advised Poroshenko on military matters regarding Russia. The document cites Soros as the "self-appointed advocate of the New Ukraine."

Soros is one of the closest advisers and financiers of Hillary Clinton. The leaked Soros documents describe how the Clinton Global Initiative and Soros Foundation cooperates on undermining the sovereignty of nations around the world, including those in Europe. And that relationship should weigh heavily on every American voter on November 8.

Wayne Madsen

Wayne Madsen
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Confrontation For Profit And War

A clean sweep of Congress, JCS, DOD and DOJ now required to purge the Republic of traitors and usurpers of the Constitution  

By Brian Cloughley

The US Congress is intent on encouraging and increasing the level of confrontation with Russia and has formulated the "Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act" or "STAND for Ukraine Act," which it intends "to further assist the Government of Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity to contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine." 

The Act is going through the legislative process and is the prime indicator of American strategy as regards Russia, which it wishes to destroy. It could not be clearer that the Congress of the United States has decided to continue challenging Russia, economically, politically and especially militarily, as have the current president and his likely successor, Hillary Clinton who likes to overthrow foreign presidents who don’t agree with her and giggles, after their murder, that "We came. We saw. He died."

Anti-Russian policy is gathering weight, speed and vast amounts of corporate money in Washington, and the gates on the road to war have been opened wide. At the moment it appears that in no sector of the American government – the military-industrial-Congressional complex – is there any intention to attempt to understand that the citizens of Crimea are the most important factor in the dispute between Ukraine and Russia. 

Ordinary people don’t matter to the self-anointed "one indispensable nation in world affairs" – what matters to that nation’s political, military, financial and industry leaders is being able to meddle aggressively all round the world with the intent of creating pro-US regimes that will fall in economically to the advantage of commercial enterprises in the United States. They’ve had a major setback in the freedom-seeking Philippines, but they’re still trying hard elsewhere. (President Duterte of the Philippines commented about the widely-seen photograph of a desperate child in Syria by asking "why is it that United States is not doing anything? I do not read you. Anybody in that stupid body complaining about the stench there of death?" He had better be careful, because he’s an obvious candidate for more "We came. We saw. He died" hilarity when Hillary gets in to the White House.)

The anti-Russia Ukraine Act of Congress specifies in Section 301 that "the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Government of Ukraine, shall seek to establish an international consortium to support increased private investment in Ukraine and to provide for participation by the Government of the United States in such consortium." The military-industrial-Congressional complex is rubbing its collective hands with glee.

The xenophobic anti-Russia stance of the US Congress is based on the fact that "between the years of 1940 and 1991, the United States did not recognize the forcible incorporation and annexation of the three Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia into the Soviet Union" and, therefore, that "no Federal department or agency should take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes or implies any recognition of the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters."

For Congress, the Pentagon and the US media, it’s right back to the happy days of the Cold War when the USSR was the essential bogeyman to justify vast expenditure on military expansion. Crimea is the new lynchpin of lucrative confrontation.

What the US Congress and its media outlets such as the Washington Post are determined to disguise and even deny is the fact that following the US-supported coup in Ukraine the citizens of Crimea, who are predominantly Russian-speaking, Russian-cultured, Russia-supporting people, voted decisively in a referendum to re-join Russia. Yes – re-join.

The vile Obama stooge Victoria "Fuck The EU" Nuland with U.S. puppet Poroshenko

The anti-Russia propagandists ignore the fact that Crimea was transferred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic only in 1954, having been part of Russia for two hundred years. The majority of its people are Russian-oriented and know they would suffer grievously under an anti-Russia Ukrainian regime, such as the one that is enjoying and profiting from massive US support and described by Der Spiegel as ruling over "the most corrupt country in Europe," which is a damning indictment.

Beginning in 1999, the US-NATO military alliance has increased its menacing presence all round Russia’s borders and it is intriguing to note how this threatening deployment is regarded in the West – what is referred to as "the Free World," just like in the happy Cold War Days. The Washington Post, for example, reported with breathless excitement that Russia was conducting military exercises in its own territory in June. But even the WP had to record that "Russia’s drills come as dozens of NATO countries are participating in the largest military exercise in Poland since the end of the Cold War."

It was not Russia that began this enormous expansion of military force. It was the US-NATO military alliance that established military bases and deployed troops, warships and combat aircraft closer and closer to Russia’s borders – many years before the Crimea referendum to re-join Russia. 

As the analyst Robert Borosage observed: "the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies spend more on their militaries than the rest of the world combined. 

Washington maintains more than 1,000 bases across the globe, plus 11 aircraft-carrier task forces that are essentially moveable bases." The "Indispensable Nation" has to prove its indispensability by flaunting its massive military power and threatening any nation that dares to behave contrary to the US Playbook. 

It is not content with having reduced Iraq and Libya to chaos by subjecting them to its martial fandangos: it seeks to impose regime change in other countries that refuse to bow obediently to the Indispensable Nation.

The US-NATO military deployments and manoeuvres around Russia’s borders continue with growing intensity and media hype. Their purpose is clear: to intimidate Russia and force it to react militarily, whereupon Moscow will be subjected to even more insults and pressure. And so the macabre cycle of confrontation continues. But there has to be a limit. The surge of insult and provocation on the part of the US and some of its NATO subordinates can be tolerated for only so long. They want war, but they had better be careful what they wish for, because they might get it.

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