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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hong Kong's People Have Spoken - End the Protests

Will Hong Kong's "pro-democracy" movement heed the voice of the people and leave the streets indefinitely? Or remain there, revealing their true, self-serving agenda?  

November 20, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Despite an ongoing media circus in the West portraying a "popular uprising" in Hong Kong, China - in reality the Chinese people and particularly the citizens of Hong Kong have grown tired of the unrest.

After popular demand, the Public Opinion Programme (HKU POP) of the University of Hong Kong conducted a poll asking whether or not the "Occupy Central" movement should come to an end. An overwhelming 80% said yes with HKU POP stating specifically, "almost 80% called for an end to the occupation."

Bloomberg in their article, "Most Hong Kong People Want Pro-Democracy Protests to End Now," would also admit:
About 68 percent of 513 respondents said the government should clear the protesters immediately, according to a survey conducted by the University of Hong Kong Nov. 17-18.
Surely, with "Occupy Central" claiming to be a "pro-democracy" movement, it will heed the will of the people and voluntarily withdraw from Hong Kong's streets indefinitely. However, despite the wording of Bloomberg's headline, those blocking up Hong Kong's streets are not "pro-democracy." The backlash against "Occupy Central" is not the Hong Kong public turning on "pro-democracy" protesters but rather the Hong Kong public understanding "Occupy Central" has nothing at all to do with democracy in the first place. 

The degree to which the "Occupy Central" has been exposed as a foreign-backed political destabilization is so complete that there is little likelihood that such a destabilization will be possible in Hong Kong, or anywhere else inside of China well into the foreseeable future.

Leaders including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong have all been linked to US State Department funded organizations, projects, and campaigns. "Occupy Central" leaders including Martin Lee and Anson Chan literally were in Washington D.C. earlier this year lobbying for US support in front of the very organizations funding the political activity of virtually every prominent "Occupy Central" leader. Even HKU POP has been implicated in "dirty money" used to qualify an ad hoc referendum carried out by "Occupy Central" ahead of the recent protests.

Heed the Will of the People? 

Perhaps greater evidence of "Occupy Central's illegitimacy resides not in its documented financial and political ties to foreign interests, but rather the utter contempt in which "Occupy Central" leaders hold the Hong Kong public's interests.

Before street unrest even began, "Occupy Central" held a "referendum" to gauge public interest in their "proposals." Only a fifth of Hong Kong's voting public turned out for the "referendum" which intentionally left out any possible vote to condemn the entire process or the "Occupy Central" movement promoting it. With this paltry "fifth" tentatively "behind" the movement, they took to the streets to disrupt life for the entire special administrative region.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thailand: Hijacking the Hunger Games

November 19, 2014 (Anon - ATN) What do you do if you have no appeal, no credibility, and no way to interject your agenda into the greater discourse of daily life? Why, you hijack someone elses work that does have that appeal.

That is precisely what the desperate supporters of deposed Thai dictator Thaksin Shinawatra have resorted to, and their target in particular is the popular Hunger Games franchise. With a new movie coming out in November, Shinawatra's followers and perhaps even his own PR machine itself, have rolled out a promotional campaign of their own, hijacking the Hunger Games to promote their otherwise irrelevant opposition to the new government that has replaced his nepotist, corrupt terroristic regime.

Shinawatra came to power in 2001 and quickly began filling mass graves with victims of his new political disorder. Over 3,000 were outright murdered in the streets or in their homes over the course of 3 months in 2003. Another 80+ would be slaughtered in 2004 in a single day for having the nerve to protest Shinawatra's heavy-handed policy in Thailand's far south. And from 2001 onward until just days before his sister was ousted from power in May 2014, hundreds have been murdered by assassins or terrorists or street violence he has created in his bid to cling to power.

It's truly bizarre then to see supporters of a mass murdering dictator attempt to hijack the Hunger Games and attempt to portray themselves not as an overthrown dictatorship, but as "revolutionaries" trying to overthrow a dictatorship. They have hijacked the three finger salute from the franchise as their own "symbol of resistance."

Resistance to what?

In May 2014 when Shinawatra's regime was finally and fully pushed out of power by a military coup, along with it was ended 6 months of bloody terrorism he and his followers carried out against their political enemies. Thaksin Shinawatra's black suited terrorists killed men, women and children in the streets, targeted political opponents with assassinations and threats of deportation. They even attempted to create their own capital and divide Thailand I guess you could say into 'districts." For all intents and purposes, they, not those that threw them out of power, represented "The Capitol."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

US Brings Brush Fires and Broken Promises to Beijing

November 16, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - In reality, nothing was intended to be decided during US President Barrack Obama's visit to Beijing, China. US policy regarding China has been more or less set for decades and only superficial, rhetorical changes are made year-to-year for a variety of shorter-term political reasons. 

And despite the language used to market America's foreign policy both at home and abroad, what US President Obama is bringing with him to Beijing is yet another attempt to reassert geopolitical, military, and economic hegemony over China not only directly, but within China's growing sphere of influence in Asia. 

This includes attempts to sell the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - which in reality has nothing to do with "partnership" at all and is merely an attempt to erase national sovereignty as an obstacle to Wall Street and London's Fortune 500 and their desire to expand their markets into the heart of Asia. Though China is not included in the TPP, a similar bilateral deal is being proposed by the US to open up Chinese markets to these same Western monopolies. Additionally, US domination of Asian markets through the TPP's implementation will compliment economically, the geopolitical and military encirclement the US is attempting to achieve against China.

The Brush Fires 

As Air Force One touched down in Beijing, the US State Department's ongoing political subversion in China's special administrative region of Hong Kong continued. With the leaders of the so-called "Occupy Central" movement fully outed both by critics and even by many supporters of the movement as US-backed, Beijing labors under no delusions regarding the true nature or intentions of the United States and its perception of where China falls within what Washington policymakers and pundits call their "international order."

In addition to Hong Kong, there is the restive region of Xinjiang where the United States is openly backing militant separatists who have been carrying out progressively more violent and widespread attacks across not only the troubled western province, but across all of China. 

Beyond Hong Kong and Xinjiang, there is also a general campaign headed by the US State Department and its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to sow chaos and sociopolitical division wherever and however it can across all of Chinese society - and within nations China is working hard to establish its influence economically, including across all of Southeast Asia.