US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day ‘Missionaries’ | New Eastern Outlook

01-09-18 07:05:00,


The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when in reality, are leveraging their circumstances, exploiting their suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both.

This is an apt description of Washington, London, and Brussels’ global-spanning human rights racket – used repeatedly as a pretext for political meddling and even war.

An especially cynical example of this is playing out in Southeast Asia’s nation of Myanmar.

With ties between Myanmar and China growing, the US and its European partners are working to pressure, co-opt, or even overthrow Myanmar’s current political order which includes not only a powerful, independent military, but also a civilian government the US and UK played a direct role in placing into power.

The decades of US-UK support for Aung San Suu Kyi – Myanmar’s current State Counsellor – now hang around her and her National League for Democracy (NLD) political party’s necks like a millstone. The very foreign-sponsored networks they invited into Myanmar to assist them into power are now being leveraged against them to coerce Myanmar’s domestic and foreign policy.

Another Dubious UN Report

A recent UN report on alleged atrocities being carried out against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has been accompanied by a coordinated public relations campaign led by the Western media and US-UK and European Union-funded fronts posing as “nongovernmental” organizations (NGOs).

Part of this PR campaign has included calls to refer many of Myanmar’s military leaders to the International Criminal Court (ICC) – an institution seen around the world as a continuation of Western colonization – especially in Africa. Pressure has also been placed on Myanmar’s civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party.

The overall effect is the West’s ability to leverage ethnic violence to place pressure on Myanmar allowing the West to exact concessions as well as impose sanctions on or remove from power any prominent political or military figures at will.

The primary foreign policy objective of the West is to severe Myanmar’s ties with China, transform Myanmar into an obedient client state, and use success there to expand similar efforts across the rest of Southeast Asia.

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