US INTERFERING IN DOMESTIC POLITICS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

July 25, 2017 By Joseph P. Farrell

"Say it isn't so!" you might say. The U.S.S.A., interfering in the domestic policies of other nations, by sponsoring fronts and political parties? Why, that sounds more like (cue evil laughter and echo chamber) "PUTIN PUTIn PUTin PUtin Putin putin and RUSSIA RUSSIa RUSSia RUSsia RUssia Russia russia..." Frankly, every time I hear the Putin-Russian elections hysteria sweeping the US lamestream corporate controlled media presstitutes, I'd be inclined to listen to them, if they'd point out similar malfeasance on the left like approving uranium sales to Russia, but that, of course, will never happen. I'd also be inclined to listen to them, if they'd mention little things like Arbenz or Mossadegh, or Prime Minister Whitlam, Grenada, and so on, but of course, all that is "ancient history," and again, will never happen. Then there's the overthrow of Marcos and its strange relationship to all that Japanese gold, but they dare not mention that, because that will get people digging into things they'd rather not have people digging into. And then there's Chiang Kai-shek and the Institute of Pacific Relations... and we really don't want to go there because that will drag up other stuff we really don't want to discuss. And the invasion of Panama and Norriega... why, it's a who's who of "interference". It doesn't seem to have worked out very well, because the Chinese dominate Panama, Duterte has told the USSA to mind its own business and leave the Philippines alone, Iran overthrew the Shah and ended up with something worse, Russia keeps building a-bombs, whether we sell them uranium or not, and on and on we could go.

But a couple of weeks ago I noted the dramatic appearance of ISIS in the Pacific, in the Philippines and Indonesia and Malaysia, and those nations' statements to the effect that they would combine forces to combat the menace, a rather interesting thing, since those nations, with the exception of the Philippines, are predominantly Muslim, nicht war? When I noted this appearance, I also suggested that maybe it had something to do with their increasing hesitancy about having the USSA as an ally... it's a bit like Poland having the USSR as an "ally" during the Good Ole Warsaw Pact days. The USSR sent in tanks at the slightest sign of departure from the Moscow Line.

The USSA sends in terrorists, as suggested by this article shared by Mr. S.D. (copy and paste into your browser):

US-Linked Terrorism in Southeast Asia. Where US Interests are Threatened, ISIS Coincidentally Appears…

It seems my suspicion that the recent appearance of ISIS in these nations being a US-sponsored game is a view shared by Global Research News:

As protracted warfare continues in southern Philippines between government forces and militants linked to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), fears that the US is leveraging the terrorist group far beyond Syria and Iraq where it was created are rising. Nations opposing or obstructing US interests beyond America’s borders now find themselves likely targets of this covert form of armed coercion.

The United States is increasingly at odds with nations and political orders across Southeast Asia it had once counted among its closest allies in the region. Included is Thailand, a nation of nearly 70 million people, who as of 2014, ousted a US-backed client regime in a bloodless military coup.

Since then, Bangkok has definitively shifted further away from Washington’s influence, toward BeijingMoscow, and virtually any other nation-state that can provide Thailand with alternatives to Washington’s monopoly on geopolitical, economic, and military influence.

Much of Thailand’s military inventory – for decades consisting of US hardware – is now being replaced by a combination of Russian, Chinese, European, and even domestically developed weapon systems. These include orders of Chinese main battle tanks, Russian helicopters, Swedish warplanes, and both armored personnel carries and rocket artillery systems developed by local industry.

More recently, Thailand sealed a significant arms deal with China for the purchase of the Kingdom’s first modern submarines. In total, three submarines will be bought, enhancing Thailand’s naval capabilities across the region – and more specifically – drawing the navies of Thailand and China closer together in both technical and strategic cooperation.

Following Thailand, is a number of other nations including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and even to certain degrees, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Well, here's a thought: maybe Thailand is buying their military equipment from these other countries because they followed the USS Donald Cook and USS Fitzgerald incidents rather closely, but I digress.

What is notable is the pattern these nations are experiencing: they make a decision to depart from under the thumb of The Empire, and they are hit with "terrorist incidents":

In 2015, when Thailand refused to heed US demands to allow Chinese citizens wanted for terrorism to travel onward to Turkey where they would inevitably join US-backed efforts to overthrow the government of neighboring Syria, terrorists detonated a bomb in the center of Bangkok leaving 20 dead and many more maimed. Even Western analysts concluded the likely culprits were members the Turkish Grey Wolves front, created by NATO and cultivated as a means of asymmetrical warfare by the United States itself for decades.

Also increasing across ASEAN is the presence of the so-called “Islamic State” or ISIS.

As Indonesia continues its own pivot East,  it has been targeted by terrorists allegedly from ISIS. An attack in Jakarta in 2016 followed the nation’s decision to favor Chinese firms in the construction of additional national railway systems.

More recently, Malaysian security forces disrupted an alleged ISIS terror cell operating on both sides of the Thai-Malaysian border

In the wake of this week's earlier blog about the US Pentagon's most recent strategic analysis and its very apparent targeting of America itself as a "future battleground," one has to wonder when this tactic will begin to be used on the American population itself when it begins to depart from Washington's "approved narrative." But again, I digress.

However, there's something even more disturbing in this article that recalls a concern and high octane speculation from earlier blogs:

According to Western narratives, ISIS is doing this with funding drawn from hostage ransoms, black market oil, and meager revenue from “taxation” of its quickly shrinking territorial holdings in Syria and Iraq.

In reality, however, ISIS would not exist without constant and significant multinational state sponsorship. To answer which nations are providing ISIS sponsorship, one needs only to read the United States’ own intelligence reports.

The United State’s own Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in a 2012 report that revealed ongoing plans by an American led axis to create what it at the time called a “Salafist” (Islamic) “principality” (State).

In the DIA’s leaked 2012 report (.pdf) it stated (emphasis added):

If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).

To clarify just who these “supporting powers” were that sought the creation of a “Salafist” (Islamic) principality” (State), the DIA report explains (emphasis added):

The West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition; while Russia, China, and Iran support the regime.

Leaked e-mails from presidential candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also revealed senior US political leaders assigning blame for the state sponsorship of ISIS on America’s closest Middle Eastern allies, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The e-mail, leaked to the public through Wikileaks, stated:

…we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to [ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups in the region.

If ISIS is being used as a proxy by the US and its allies to coerce – even overthrow – the government of Syria and wage proxy war on Russia, Iran, and their regional allies, it stands to reason that ISIS’ sudden presence in Southeast Asia as nations there increasingly pivot away from Washington is no mere “coincidence.”

Recall my mystification over President Trump's visit to the (out)House of Saud and the deal to sell that entity hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of arms, and a manufacturing capacity to boot.

Now, in the context of this article, it begins to make sense. This would allow a more or less permanent supply of munitions to these groups, and allow the USSA "plausible deniability" while ratcheting up pressure on those Southeast Asian nations.

And Washington wonders why they're turning to Beijing and Moscow?!?  If anything, the stupidity of this policy - if my high octane speculation that the Saudi arms sale and this story are related is true - shows how utterly lost the dual citizens in the District of Cesspool really are, for they are really saying that friendship with Riyadh is worth more to them than friendship with Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok... Oh, and note one more thing, Jakarta apparently earned the Cesspool's ire because apparently, China was offering to sell them, not arms, but railroads:

As Indonesia continues its own pivot East,  it has been targeted by terrorists allegedly from ISIS. An attack in Jakarta in 2016 followed the nation’s decision to favor Chinese firms in the construction of additional national railway systems.

... Pivot to the Pacific? C'mon guys... this is more like a belly-flop in the Pacific.

See you on the flip side...