Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hong Kong: "Pro-Democracy" Protesters Reject Will of the People

Occupy Central deliberately ignores overwhelming public demands to end protests, resorts to clashes with police, violence.  

November 29, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Fully qualifying claims that the so-called "Occupy Central" or "Occupy Hong Kong" movement is little more than US-backed political subversion dressed as "pro-democracy," mobs remained in the streets, creating chaos as police worked to reopen streets and return order to downtown Hong Kong. A recent poll carried out by one of the movement's own collaborators - the Public Opinion Programme (HKU POP) of the University of Hong Kong - revealed over 80% wanted the protests brought to an end with over 60% advocating police action to clear the streets if necessary.

In direct defiance not of the government in Beijing, but the will of  Hong Kong's people themselves the "Occupy" movement claims to represent, protesters have vowed to continue disrupting order and remain in the streets as long as possible. The Western media and Western corporate-funded foundations remain the movement's only significant advocates.  
The Epoch Times would report that protesters began breaking down into smaller groups to evade police, throwing objects at officers and clashing with them, then darting in and out of businesses and roads to escape arrest.

Selfish Antics of a Dead Movement 

Occupy Central's troubles began almost with the protests themselves as the questionable nature of the movement's leadership and its funding was fully exposed as emanating from the US State Department and channeled to various organizations involved in the movement by notoriously corrupt media tycoon Jimmy Lai. 

The opacity of the movement's funding and its leadership's connections with the US State Department revealed what was supposed to be a "pro-democracy" movement as nothing more than a bid to extort from Beijing through the use of street mobs the parting demands made to the Chinese government regarding the administration of Hong Kong by the British Empire. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ASEAN Economic Community - Why, For What, and By Whom?

November 26, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - On TV, upon the magazine rack, in schools, and on billboards around the country, the coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is being heralded everywhere across Southeast Asia. 

Upon ASEAN's official website, the AEC is described as: 
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) shall be the goal of regional economic integration by 2015. AEC envisages the following key characteristics: (a) a single market and production base, (b) a highly competitive economic region, (c) a region of equitable economic development, and (d) a region fully integrated into the global economy.
The AEC is an unquestionable inevitability - and more alarmingly - an inevitability absolutely none of the many hundreds of millions of Southeast Asian citizens have asked for, voted for, or have any direct say in regards to. So inevitable is AEC's unfurling in 2015, that few have even bothered to ask "why?" "for what?" and "by whom?"

A Cheap EU Knock-Off Destined for Catastrophic Failure  

If AEC's premise as described by ASEAN itself sounds suspiciously similar to the European Union (EU), that's because it is. It is not only driven by the same immense global spanning corporate-financier special interests that consolidated Europe's economies, currencies, and institutions, but for the very same goal of collectively looting the region if and when it is successfully consolidated.

The EU now writhes in debt, endless proxy wars fought on behalf of Wall Street and London, and socioeconomic strife caused by EU regulations forced upon various populations against their will. While it was always difficult for citizens of respective European nations to have their voice truly represented within the halls of their own respective national governments, it is more difficult still for the EU's ruling elite assembled in Brussels to be held accountable and made to actually work for the  European people. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What CNN Isn't Saying About Thailand's "Hunger Games" Protest

Protesters from same mob that burned downtown theater to ground in 2010 barred from using nearby theater as protest venue. Movie is still playing nationwide. 

Image: What's left of one of Apex's theaters after the last time "protesters"
used it as a venue for their political agenda in 2010. The theater was entirely
destroyed. CNN and others fail to mention this fact, and instead portray the
protesters as being "repressed" rather than violent, divisive criminals
attempting to set the stage for more violence. 
November 22, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - CNN would lament in its article, "More held in military-led Thailand after flashing 'Hunger Games' salute," that:
The central figure in "The Hunger Games," the hit sci-fi series about an oppressed people's struggle against a totalitarian regime, is being evoked for real, now, in Thailand among university students expressing their opposition to that southeast Asian nation's military rulers.  
Several students, from Bangkok to about 450 kilometers (280 miles) away to the northeast, have been detained in recent days after flashing the signature anti-establishment, three-fingered salute from"The Hunger Games."
CNN would also admit that the "opposition" consisted of "several students," in fact, not even 10 nationwide, but before claiming inexplicably that, "there's little indication the opposition is going away." And perhaps CNN is right - if one considers what the "opposition" really is. If it is actual people in Thailand, there is obviously no opposition. If it is special interests upon Wall Street and in the City of London that hand CNN, the BBC, and other news organizations their talking points, then indeed, the opposition remains.

What CNN Won't Say About the "Hunger Games" Protest 

CNN would also claim:
A "Hunger Games" fan club, which consists of university students calling for democracy in Thailand, had planned to meet for the latest film's showing Thursday at one Bangkok theater. 
But the showing at that theater and three others that are part of the same Apex chain was canceled -- for "technical" reasons, according to the chain.