Is the CIA behind the China-bashing Olympics protests?
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor
Apr 11, 2008, 00:28
Around the world, Beijing�s hosting of the 2008 Olympic
Games has become the target of unprecedented, well-orchestrated and extremely
hostile mass protests.
Meanwhile, geostrategic realities, and historical and
current parapolitical fact, suggest that the protesters and passionate
activists (in time-honored
form) have once again become the willing dupes, propaganda shills, and
street bullies for �causes� created, fronted, and pushed by Anglo-American
intelligence agencies (CIA, British intelligence, etc.) that continue to target
a government (this time Beijing), in a host of long-term subversion and
Tibet: imperial pawn
Behind the powerful din created by the popular and
celebrity-embraced �Save Tibet,� campaign is the fact that the CIA is behind
the Tibet independence movement.
According to many reports, the Dalai Lama himself may be a
long-time CIA asset. See The
Role of the CIA behind the Dalai Lama's holy cloak and The Tibet
In addition to being geostrategically situated, Tibet is
also rich with oil and
gas, and minerals -- and this is just part of the larger superpower warfare
between the US and China. See Tibet, the
"great game", and the CIA.
The legions of pro-Tibet activists also seem largely unaware
of the historical fact that the �holy land of compassion� has been a CIA pawn
since the end of World War II. The infamous Tolstoi Mission sent CIA operatives
into Tibet, with plans to establish it as a US military base, from which the US
could control the entire Asian region. This activity flourished under the
US-supported, opium-banked Nationalist Kuomintang regime of Chiang Kai-Shek.
When the Communists rose to power, the CIA trained Tibetans
in guerrilla tactics to use against the regime in Peking, and thousands of
Tibetans lost their lives in these battles. Who benefited? Who really gave the
orders then -- and who is driving the agenda now?
There is little doubt that Anglo-American interests continue
to use Tibet, exploit the image of Tibet as a holy place under siege, and
bamboozle na�ve (and well-heeled) outside activists with slick marketing, in
order to undermine Beijing.
Denunciations of Beijing�s brutal crackdowns do not take
into account the covert operations and outside infiltrations that triggered the
crackdowns in the first place.
Outside forces behind Falun Gong
On the surface, and to uncritical eyes, practitioners of the
practice of Falun Gong, a school of
Chinese qi gong, are the innocent victims of horrific suppression by Beijing.
In a situation parallel to the crackdowns in Tibet, it is also a fact that
Falun Gong has been the recipient of years of vicious crackdowns and human
rights atrocities across China.
But just as is the case with Tibet, there is more to the
Falun Gong case than simple persecution. Outside political forces and corporate
interests can be found pushing Falun Gong into increasingly political
activities, including well-funded, well-organized, and ubiquitous worldwide
protests against the Chinese Communist Party.
Among the foreign (predominantly Western) Friends of Falun Gong, we find the likes of Mark
Palmer of Freedom House. Freedom House is a quasi-intelligence front
created by the CIA-connected Open
Society Institute of elite George
Soros. In addition to Palmer, Freedom House has counted among its top
management the former CIA Director James Woolsey, neocons Bernie Aronson and
Diana Negroponte, super elite Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Clinton National
Security Advisor Anthony Lake, Clinton Commerce Secretary Stuart Eizenstat, and
the late Congressman Tom Lantos and his wife.
Freedom House is backed by the National
Endowment for Democracy (NED), which former CIA agent Philip
Agee, and many others have amply documented, is a US intelligence apparatus
that has been a driving force behind opposition forces (�democracy
revolutions�) in many countries.
As pointed out by William Blum in his book, Rogue State, the CIA has created a host of �Trojan
horses� such as the NED specifically to subvert foreign countries, under the
guise of humanitarianism:
�The NED was set up in the early 1980s under President
Reagan in the wake of the negative revelations about the CIA, in the second
half of the 1970s . . . The idea was that the NED would do somewhat overtly
what the CIA had been doing covertly for decades, and thus, hopefully,
eliminate the stigma associated with CIA covert activities.
�It was a masterpiece. Of politics, of public relations and
�The National Endowment for Democracy was set up to 'support
democratic institutions throughout the world through private, nongovernmental
efforts' . . . In actuality, every penny of its funding comes from the federal
government . . . NED likes to refer to itself as an NGO (non-governmental
organization). The NED is a 'GO.'
�In a multitude of ways, the NED meddles in the internal
affairs of foreign countries . . . In short, NED�s programs are in sync with
the basic needs and objectives of the New World Order�s economic globalization,
just as the programs have for years been on the same wavelength as US foreign
�The NED, like the CIA before it, calls what it does
supporting democracy. The governments and movements whom the NED targets call
An analysis conducted
in 1999 (during the Clinton administration) offers a glimpse of the NED�s
role behind a long list of �democracy� fronts -- including Tibet independence
and Falun Gong. Just imagine what this list looks like today, in a time of war,
spearheaded by the Bush-Cheney milieu.
For legitimate reasons, Beijing clearly suspects US and CIA
involvement behind Falun Gong. Denunciations of human rights offenses committed
against Falun Gong, however legitimate, are one-sided if they do not also take
into account the funding and co-opting of the group by outside political
Similar to the �Save Tibet� movement, the �Save
Darfur�/�Stop Darfur Genocide� movement has become a worldwide cause celebre,
embraced and trumpeted by a host of Hollywood celebrities and headline-loving
political bigwigs, and aggressive activists. While this cause is continuously
promoted by propaganda, and one-sided �Hotel Rwanda� type fare, the real
geostrategic game being played in Africa is being largely ignored.
China and the US are just one of many nations whose
political and corporate interests are battling over which controls the energy
spoils in Darfur, and the entire horn of Africa.
It is not just China doing business there. In fact, the
Western oil companies have engaged in far more aggressive activities, for many
Darfur is brimming
with covert operations, and Anglo-American military-intelligence
involvement behind tribal warfare, elections, cross-border military skirmishes,
and massacres is undeniable.
In other words, there is a �great game� being played in
Africa, just as there is one being played around Tibet. Through propaganda,
China is being made into the single arch-villain.
Off-target passions, easily manipulated
Virtually every government on the planet is guilty of human
rights abuses, and these abuses deserve to be exposed and protested. But to
simplemindedly (and, with more than a little racism thrown in) protest China,
based on human rights �causes� created, manipulated, and co-opted by
Anglo-American intelligence propaganda is to fall directly into the hands of
the exponentially greater violators of human rights all over the world: the
United States and its allies.
Indeed, activists and protesters all over the world must ask
themselves whose side they are really on, and to whose orders are they
marching? The vast majority of both pro- and anti-Chinese protesters fail to
acknowledge the complexities underlying their pet causes, or the corruption
poisoning the situation from every side.
Far from actually alleviating any suffering in Darfur, Tibet
or within China itself, activists are being guided into deepening the
suffering; assisting the Anglo-American empire�s own plans to destabilize and
conquer (energy-rich and strategically situated) Africa and (energy-rich and
strategically situated) Tibet, and politically hamper Beijing.
China is the target of long-term
US military and political aggression. A full-blown superpower conflict is
underway. China is being simultaneously used as the labor engine for the
world�s capitalist economy, while being geostrategically and militarily
encircled. China is also in the process of being financially seized and gutted
by the World Trade Organization. Every move made by the Beijing government,
particularly for its own stakes in oil and gas, have been violently contested
by the Western powers.
China�s attempted rise to the world stage, out of decades of
isolation, is headed off by rapacious US-led machinations. Today�s anti-Chinese
Olympics protests are simply the latest manifestation.
It is no surprise that US presidential aspirants Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama have jumped on the anti-Chinese Olympic boycott
bandwagon, joining the worldwide anti-China propaganda noise. It is now
politically expedient for all of the presidential nominees, as well as the
Bush-Cheney administration, to hammer at Beijing, without bothering to mention
the true complexities of US-China politics.
It is tragically ironic that the predominantly
Western/developed market-based �Save Tibet� and �Save Darfur� activists and
anti-China protesters have done relatively little, if anything to �save themselves.�
Compared to the militant zeal expended against China,
relatively little passion or outrage has been aimed at the Bush-Cheney
administration. These �activists� would rather focus on �saving those poor
Tibetans and Africans,� even as their own human rights, liberties, material
assets and well being have been systematically ripped away, by an openly
criminal administration that (with the help of a corrupt Supreme Court,
Congress, Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, etc.) enjoys absolute unchecked power.
The �Save Tibet,� �Save Darfur,� and �Help Falun Gong�
movements are as deceptive as the �war on terrorism.� The �causes� are
controlled by Anglo-American intelligence apparatuses and/or co-opted by them,
in order to provide the masses with the propaganda justification for wars and
intervention, and resource conquest.
CIA�s �mighty Wurlitzer� has never been more deafening, and the masses are
dancing to its tune.
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