Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hun Sen, Aung San Suu Kyi, Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, the Globalist Model Pets

Cambodian PM Hun Sen (left) and Thailand's Thaksin Shinwatra (right), two globalist peas in a pod.
"Prime Minister" Hun Sen of Cambodia has occupied the nation's seat of power for 25 years. Term limits don't exist, neither does any real opposition. In 1997, when last Hun Sen lost an election, he butchered and exiled his opposition in a bloodily military coup.

Such a man is surely a candidate for the "Axis of Evil" and should be mentioned in every other breath by the media along side Iran, North Korea, and Burma. But wait ... most people have never heard the name "Hun Sen" nor do they hear any news at all coming from this Southeast Asian backwater.

Indeed, Cambodia has enjoyed the benefits of mainstream media immunity, along with other brutal dictatorships like Saudi Arabia. While a 30 year old video of Taliban hitting women with sticks is left looping on CNN and Fox News, Saudi Arabia weekly opens up "Chop-Chop Square" to decapitate enemies of the state, under the watchful eyes of the United States, fully funding, training, and implementing defense and security within the Kingdom.

Likewise, Cambodia is a brutal dictatorship. While the Khmer Rouge might not be murdering its people by the millions, at least not as quickly, old Hun Sen, former Khmer Rouge himself, has displaced and oppressed millions under his long and very undemocratic rule. According to the London Guardian, nearly half of Cambodia's landmass has been sold to foreign investors by 2008.

Today, the Cambodian military is literally being sold off to corporations now possessing wide swaths of land as mercenary forces to crush any local opposition. Surely displacing millions, and selling land out from under people is criminal, and an affront to humanity. But strangely enough, this story goes unreported, the UN remains eerily silent, and in fact, the United States, as of 2010 has begun training many of the most notorious landgrabbing military units involved in this atrocity.

Indeed, Operation Angkor Sentinel kicked off in July 2010 as US Army troops trained with the local Cambodian troops. The United States shamelessly defends the exercises claiming that “Our military relationship is about ... working toward effective defence reform, toward encouraging the kind of civil-military relationship that is essential to any healthy political system,” according to William Burns, the US undersecretary of state for political affairs.

In reality, investors come from the United States, Europe, United Kingdom and Australia, buying tracts of land in some cases the size of Singapore in single deals, and which require protection from locals who have literally been pushed off their land at gunpoint. It is much more likely the Cambodian troops are receiving US military training and aid because globalist assets need protecting and Hun Sen has proven himself a stooge of serious potential.

Like previous stooges in their glory days, such as Saddam Hussien, the Shah of Iran, or even neighboring Thailand's notirous global stooge Thaksin Shinwatra, all can be forgiven, and covered up by the mainstream media, as long as the beneficiaries of atrocities and oppression are the globalists. Hun Sen most certainly is doing well for himself, and the key to his continued success will be back-bending compliance to the globalists and their designs.

Last year, Hun Sen's willingness to work toward globalist interests transcended the failed state he presides over, with his appointment of Thailand's ousted/fugitive Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as his "Financial Adviser."

In addition, after the 2009 April riots conducted by Thaksin's Marxist "red shirts" many of the leaders fled to Cambodia as a safe haven and base to continue stoking violence and unrest, and even arm the Marxist rebelswith weapons acquired in Cambodia.

Thaksin's proxy political party have repeatedly held meetings inside Cambodia with their exiled leader, and after the recent 2010 April/May unrest, again, Thaksin's scattered leadership fled to Cambodia for safety and to reorganize.

Thaksin's "red shirts" are reminiscent of the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia, who between civil war, genocide, and a large dose of communism, reduced the Cambodian people to the easily exploited nation it is today. The fact that Robert Amsterdam, of Amsterdam & Peroff, major corporate members of the globalist nexus Chatham House, is behind Thaksin, along with the BBC, Economist and some of the largest banking and corporate interests on earth, doesn't bode well for neighboring Thailand. It is more than likely the globalists to a certain degree would like to recreate in Thailand their success in Cambodia, a globalist free-for-all amongst the ashes of a broken people. Thaksin Shinwatra is their "Hun Sen 2.0."

So while Robert Amsterdam churns out volumes of "white papers" regarding the Thai government's treatment of armed Marxist rebels, he is strangely silent about his
own client's ties to Cambodia's Hun Sen, and his continuing crimes against humanity.

Hun Sen appears to be standing on the precipice of another "Dubai." A land of zero taxes catering to foreign investors, and red-hot property speculation that will catapult the 3rd world nation to a faux-first-world showcase.

Unlike Dubai, which has a very tiny local population, Cambodia has a human obstacle standing in the way of wall-to-wall exploitation. It seems as if the US Army and the globalists are more than prepared to clear this obstacle, in the most abhorrent way possible - which is why you haven't heard of Hun Sen, or any news from Cambodia, and won't until Hun Sen back peddles or lines his pockets a little too much, and needs to be replaced.


3 Stops on America's Asian Tour of Shame

America's new Asian allies: Dictator-for-life Hun Sen of Cambodia, Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and her genocidal "Saffron monks," and the despotic hereditary Shinawatra regime of Thailand.

November 19, 2012 (AltThaiNews) - US President Barack Obama is embarking on what the Western media is calling a "historic trip." In reality he is coddling dictators and human rights abusers of the highest caliber, even while waging proxy-war against Syria based on alleged "human rights" concerns.

1. Thailand: President Obama and US Secretary Hillary Clinton first arrived in Bangkok, Thailand in efforts to legitimize and prop up politically, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of deposed despot Thaksin Shinawatra, who is using her to run the country by proxy as he evades a 2 year jail sentence and 2 arrest warrants.


Image: "The Thai Gov'ts War on Drugs: Dead Wrong. Stop the Murder of Thai Drug Users." During Thaksin Shinwatra's 2003 "War on Drugs" it wasn't only drug users who were brutally, extra-judicially murdered in the streets, but over 50% of the 2,800 killed during the course of 3 months, were completely innocent, involved in no way with either drug use or trade. This atrocity has been overlooked as he and now his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra have proven their utility to advancing the interests of Wall Street and London


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Despite mass-murdering nearly 3,000 people extra-legally over the course of a 90-day 2003 "War on Drugs," victims who most of which were later found out to have had nothing to do with the drug trade at all, Thaksin would also send Thai troops to Iraq in support of the US invasion and occupation, allow the US to use Thailandas a base for CIA rendition sites, and attempted to push through a US-Thai free trade agreement without parliamentary approval. Before becoming PM in 2001, he had served as an adviser for the notorious US equity firm, the Carlyle Group.

He would be ousted from power in 2006 by a military coup, and has since then been supported by some of the largest Western lobbying firms on Earth including, Kenneth Adelman of the Edelman PR firm (Freedom House,International Crisis GroupPNAC), James Baker of Baker Botts (CFR), Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers (CFR), Kobre & Kim, and currently Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff (Chatham House).



Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff, would also simultaneously represent Thaksin's "red shirt" street movement, and was present for the inaugural meeting of the so-called "academic" Nitirat group, attended mostly by pro-Thaksin red shirts (who literally wore their red shirts to the meeting). Additional support for Thaksin and his UDD street-front is provided by the US State Department via National Endowment for Democracy-funded "NGO" Prachatai."

His atrocities and autocratic style of leadership were overlooked because of the immense utility he served for US interests - a utility the US still hopes he and his proxy sister can continue to serve.

2. Myanmar: While the media focuses on the "repressive military junta," the real human rights abusers happen to also be long-time US allies in the region. Specifically, they are the "Saffron monks" who had took to the streets in so-called "pro-democracy" rallies on behalf of Western-hailed "democracy icon" Aung San Suu Kyi.

Image: Praying for genocide. While Associated Press claims these protesters are demonstrating against ethnic violence, the sign they carry clearly states that they seek the expulsion of the refugees from Myanmar, and are merely protesting against the Myanmar Army's use of force to protect refugees from the "monks'" attacks that have left scores dead and thousands of refugee homes destroyed. 
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In reality, Suu Kyi's movement is yet another Wall Street-London funded creation, and the rank and file of her movement are sectarian extremists who seek to eradicate through exile or genocidal extermination the Rohingya refugees located in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

In "Myanmar (Burma) "Pro-Democracy" Movement a Creation of Wall Street & London," it was documented that Suu Kyi and organizations supporting her, including local propaganda fronts like the New Era Journal, the Irrawaddy, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) radio, have received millions of dollars a year from the Neo-Conservative chaired National Endowment for Democracy, convicted criminal and Wall Street speculator George Soros' Open Society Institute, and the US State Department itself, citing Britain's own "Burma Campaign UK (.pdf)."

The goal of Western meddling in Myanmar, still called by its British imperial nomenclature of "Burma" by many across the Western media, is to balk Chinese investments across the country, while establishing yet another permanently failed, 3rd world state that can be fully exploited and stripped bare by the Fortune 500 and intense "free trade."

3. Cambodia: Perhaps the most hypocritical and absurd stop on President Obama's trip will be his visit to Cambodia, ruled for the past 27 years by dictator-for-life Hun Sen. Formerly of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, Hun Sen has spent his time in office stripping bare his own people, and just recently, has allowed foreigners to part-take in the dismemberment of his own nation.

While running under the illusion of "people's power," he has since 2008 sold over half of his nation off to foreign investors, right out from under the Cambodian people.


Image: While the West funds and arms verified Al Qaeda militants invading Syria for alleged "humanitarian concerns," tacit approval is granted to governments like that of Hun Sen of Cambodia to brutalize his own population in sweeping land grabs that have left hundreds of thousands of Cambodian people without homes or a livelihood. The difference? Syria refuses to capitulate to Wall Street and London's "international order," Cambodia is eagerly selling off its sovereignty to it. 
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In a 2008 article by the Guardian titled, "Country for Sale," it was reported that, "almost half of Cambodia has been sold to foreign speculators in the past 18 months - and hundreds of thousands who fled the Khmer Rouge are homeless once more." The report would go on to state:

Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) have, in effect, put the country up for sale. Crucially, they permit investors to form 100% foreign-owned companies in Cambodia that can buy land and real estate outright - or at least on 99-year plus 99-year leases. No other country in the world countenances such a deal. Even in Thailand and Vietnam, where similar land speculation and profiteering are under way, foreigners can be only minority shareholders.
It would continue:
By March this year [2008], virtually all Cambodia's accessible and sandy coast was in private hands, either Cambodian or foreign. Those who lived or worked there were turfed out - some jailed, others beaten, virtually all denied meaningful compensation. 
The article would also state:
It was abundantly clear to observers, including the World Bank and Amnesty International, that by making these private deals, Hun Sen was denying prosperity to most of his people, causing the country's social fabric to unwind like thread from a bobbin. Today, more than 150,000 people are threatened with eviction. Forty-five per cent of the country's entire landmass has been sold off - from the land ringing Angkor Wat to the colonial buildings of Phnom Penh to the south-western islands. Professor Yash Ghai, the UN human rights emissary to Cambodia, warned, "One does not need expertise in human rights to recognise that many policies of the government have... deprived people of their economic resources and means of livelihood, and denied them their dignity." He added, "I believe that the deliberate rejection of the concept of a state governed by the rule of law has been central to the ruling party's hold on power."
It would seem as if Cambodia's Hun Sen should easily find himself amongst the West's "Axis of Evil," the subject of crippling sanctions, and at the very least, uninvited to visit the US, or lent legitimacy by being allowed to host US representatives.

Since the 2008 Guardian article, the situation has only deteriorated for the Cambodian people. The Guardian again reported in September 2012 in their article, "Conflict over land in Cambodia is taking a dangerous turn," that:
In the first nine months of the year, we have seen the killing of Cambodia's leading environmental activist, a journalist and a 14-year-old girl whose community faced eviction. We've also seen the conviction of 13 land activists for legitimate protests; a judicial move against one of the country's most respected human rights activists; the harassment of politically active monks; and the arrest of an independent radio station owner on charges of secessionism. And these are just the most outlandish and publicised incidents.
The article would continue:
Cambodia is in the grip of a land-grabbing crisis that has seen more than 2m hectares (5m acres) of land transferred mostly from subsistence farmers to agribusiness. And as good land becomes scarce, the battle for it is becoming increasingly intense. An estimated 400,000 people have been affected by land disputes since 2003.
It would also state that:
For the average Cambodian, the only avenues that offer the prospect of success are public protest and individual action. The government is well aware of the desperation, and this fact helps explain the recent spate of arrests, killings and harassment. The authorities are increasingly using violence to keep a lid on things. If evictees don't go peacefully, private firms are willing and able to tap the resources of the state to forcefully capture land.
Yet despite Hun Sen's government brutalizing its own people with harassment, violence, and murder, displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians, and stealing the land right out from under the nation's poor, US President Barack Obama intends to visit Cambodia to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen. There has been no protest or formal condemnation by the US regarding Hun Sen and his systematic campaign of theft and violence waged against the Cambodian people, nor has there been any protests of political ramifications imposed by the emerging supranational block ASEAN who is in fact holding their annual meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this month.

It also turns out that the very military units snatching land from hundreds of thousands of impoverished Cambodians are actually receiving US military aid and training. Indeed, Operation Angkor Sentinel kicked off in July 2010 as US Army troops trained with the local Cambodian troops. The United States shamelessly defendsthe exercises claiming that “Our military relationship is about ... working toward effective defence reform, toward encouraging the kind of civil-military relationship that is essential to any healthy political system,” according to William Burns, then US undersecretary of state for political affairs.


Why the Hypocrisy? 

The Washington Post, in their recent article, "President Obama defends historic trip to Burma," claims:
"The Obama administration is using the Asia trip, which includes a final stop in Cambodia for the East Asia Summit, as another step in its “pivot to Asia” aimed at counterbalancing China’s growing influence in the region."
For over two decades the United States has expressed throughout a library of policy papers the need to develop and implement an effective "containment" strategy versus China. In 1997, US policy author Robert Kagan of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution penned, "What China Knows That We Don't: The Case for a New Strategy of Containment," where he literally states (emphasis added):

 The present world order serves the needs of the United States and its allies, which constructed it. And it is poorly suited to the needs of a Chinese dictatorship trying to maintain power at home and increase its clout abroad. Chinese leaders chafe at the constraints on them and worry that they must change the rules of the international system before the international system changes them.
He would continue by saying:
The changes in the external and internal behavior of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s resulted at least in part from an American strategy that might be called "integration through containment and pressure for change."
Such a strategy needs to be applied to China today. As long as China maintains its present form of government, it cannot be peacefully integrated into the international order. For China's current leaders, it is too risky to play by our rules -- yet our unwillingness to force them to play by our rules is too risky for the health of the international order. The United States cannot and should not be willing to upset the international order in the mistaken belief that accommodation is the best way to avoid a confrontation with China.
We should hold the line instead and work for political change in Beijing. That means strengthening our military capabilities in the region, improving our security ties with friends and allies, and making clear that we will respond, with force if necessary, when China uses military intimidation or aggression to achieve its regional ambitions. It also means not trading with the Chinese military or doing business with firms the military owns or operates. And it means imposing stiff sanctions when we catch China engaging in nuclear proliferation.
A successful containment strategy will require increasing, not decreasing, our overall defense capabilities. Eyre Crowe warned in 1907 that "the more we talk of the necessity of economising on our armaments, the more firmly will the Germans believe that we are tiring of the struggle, and that they will win by going on." Today, the perception of our military decline is already shaping Chinese calculations. In 1992, an internal Chinese government document said that America's "strength is in relative decline and that there are limits to what it can do." This perception needs to be dispelled as quickly as possible.

Image: Figure 1. From SSI's 2006 "String of Pearls" report detailing a strategy of containment for China. While "democracy," "freedom," and "human rights" will mask the ascension of Western aligned client regimes into power, it is part of a region-wide campaign to overthrow nationalist elements and install client regimes in order to encircle and contain China. Violence in areas like Sittwe, Rakhine Myanmar, or Gwadar Baluchistan Pakistan, are not coincidences and documented evidence indicates immense Western backing for armed opposition groups. 

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This would be further expanded on in the Strategic Studies Institute's 2006 "String of Pearls" report where specific areas of Chinese expansion were identified for disruption and containment. This included the nowdestabilized Baluchistan region in Pakistan where China's Gwadar port sits, as well as the destabilized state of Rakhine in Myanmar.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would reiterate this commitment to containing China, as well as touch upon another point made by Kagan in 1997 - that Southeast Asian nations would need to be aligned with the US against China as part of any viable containment strategy - in her 2011 op-ed in Foreign Policy titled, "The American Pacific Century."

Leading a Thailand, Myanmar, or Cambodia, fully complicit with the United States and its neo-imperial ambition to sustain another century of American hegemony across Asia is a role despots, proxies, and human rights violators like Thaksin Shinawatra, his sister Yingluck, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Hun Sen were cultivated for decades to fulfill, and it is precisely for this reason that so much money, time, and effort has been poured into both propping them up, including with this latest legitimacy-lending exercise by President Obama, while tearing down existing regional indigenous institutions through color revolutions and "NGO-creep."


Hypocrisy: US Destroys Syria While Propping Up Cambodian Dictator

US funds terrorists to overthrow Syrian government based on "humanitarian concerns," while US President Obama to lend legitimacy to "dictator-for-life" Hun Sen of Cambodia with upcoming visit.

Tony Cartalucci

Pro Thai Monarchy News
November 10, 2012 



The US President shaking hands with Cambodian dictator Hun Sen in 2010.
The United States and its allies have maintained that their commitment to supporting militants operating inside of Syria is based on "humanitarian concerns" and in helping "oust a dictator." The US has recently handpicked the Syrian opposition, and has pledged funds and logistical support to help arm militants who have, since 2007, been identified as sectarian extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda, not secular "pro-democracy" "freedom fighters."

This was first exposed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker report titled, "The Redirection: Is the Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?"


In the report it specifically stated:

"To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coƶperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda." -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007) 
Hersh's report would continue by stating: 
"the Saudi government, with Washington’s approval, would provide funds and logistical aid to weaken the government of President Bashir Assad, of Syria. The Israelis believe that putting such pressure on the Assad government will make it more conciliatory and open to negotiations." -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
The link between extremist groups and Saudi funding was also mentioned in the report, and reflects evidence regarding the origin and backers of similar extremists who flooded Iraq during the US occupation, sowing sectarian strife and killing Western troops alike:
"...[Saudi Arabia's] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that “they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s whothey throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.” -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
The US attempts to bury this reality and instead highlight its alleged humanitarian agenda with publicized donations to refugee camps created by the very violence they have created and fully plan to perpetuate.  The US has just recently claimed it has pumped another 34 million USD for "humanitarian aid" according to Sky News.


US Claims to Fight Dictatorship, Yet Coddles a Menagerie of Mass Murdering Despots.  


Yet despite this window dressing, the fact that the US is supporting sectarian terrorists is not the full extent of Western hypocrisy. It was covered recently that deposed dictator and accused mass-murderer Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand was allowed to travel to the United States and engage in political activity. Shinawatra had overseen a "War on Drugs" that saw nearly 3,000 people extra-judicially executed over the course of 90 days, most of whom were later found to have had nothing to do with illicit drugs - Human Rights Watch (HRW) would confirm this in their 2008 report titled, "Thailand’s 'war on drugs'," a follow up to the much more extensive 2004 report, "Not Enough Graves."   . 


Now the US prepares for yet another display of overt hypocrisy as US President Barack Obama prepares to meet with the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen. Accused mass murderer and formerly a member of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, Hun Sen has since sat in power for well over two-decades. While running under the illusion of "people's power," he has since 2008 sold over half of his nation off to foreign investors, right out from under the Cambodian people.


In a 2008 article by the Guardian titled, "Country for Sale," it was reported that, "almost half of Cambodia has been sold to foreign speculators in the past 18 months - and hundreds of thousands who fled the Khmer Rouge are homeless once more." The report would go on to state: 

Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) have, in effect, put the country up for sale. Crucially, they permit investors to form 100% foreign-owned companies in Cambodia that can buy land and real estate outright - or at least on 99-year plus 99-year leases. No other country in the world countenances such a deal. Even in Thailand and Vietnam, where similar land speculation and profiteering are under way, foreigners can be only minority shareholders.
It would continue:
By March this year [2008], virtually all Cambodia's accessible and sandy coast was in private hands, either Cambodian or foreign. Those who lived or worked there were turfed out - some jailed, others beaten, virtually all denied meaningful compensation. 
The article would also state: 
It was abundantly clear to observers, including the World Bank and Amnesty International, that by making these private deals, Hun Sen was denying prosperity to most of his people, causing the country's social fabric to unwind like thread from a bobbin. Today, more than 150,000 people are threatened with eviction. Forty-five per cent of the country's entire landmass has been sold off - from the land ringing Angkor Wat to the colonial buildings of Phnom Penh to the south-western islands. Professor Yash Ghai, the UN human rights emissary to Cambodia, warned, "One does not need expertise in human rights to recognise that many policies of the government have... deprived people of their economic resources and means of livelihood, and denied them their dignity." He added, "I believe that the deliberate rejection of the concept of a state governed by the rule of law has been central to the ruling party's hold on power." 

It would seem as if Cambodia's Hun Sen should easily find himself amongst the West's "Axis of Evil," the subject of crippling sanctions, and at the very least, uninvited to visit the US, or lent legitimacy by being allowed to host US representatives. 


Since the 2008 Guardian article, the situation has only deteriorated for the Cambodian people. The Guardian again reported in September 2012 in their article, "Conflict over land in Cambodia is taking a dangerous turn," that:

In the first nine months of the year, we have seen the killing of Cambodia's leading environmental activist, a journalist and a 14-year-old girl whose community faced eviction. We've also seen the conviction of 13 land activists for legitimate protests; a judicial move against one of the country's most respected human rights activists; the harassment of politically active monks; and the arrest of an independent radio station owner on charges of secessionism. And these are just the most outlandish and publicised incidents.
The article would continue: 
Cambodia is in the grip of a land-grabbing crisis that has seen more than 2m hectares (5m acres) of land transferred mostly from subsistence farmers to agribusiness. And as good land becomes scarce, the battle for it is becoming increasingly intense. An estimated 400,000 people have been affected by land disputes since 2003.
It would also state that: 
For the average Cambodian, the only avenues that offer the prospect of success are public protest and individual action. The government is well aware of the desperation, and this fact helps explain the recent spate of arrests, killings and harassment. The authorities are increasingly using violence to keep a lid on things. If evictees don't go peacefully, private firms are willing and able to tap the resources of the state to forcefully capture land.
Yet despite Hun Sen's government brutalizing its own people with harassment, violence, and murder, displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians, and stealing the land right out from under the nation's poor, it was recently announced that US President Barack Obama would be visiting Cambodia to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen. There has been no protest or formal condemnation by the US regarding Hun Sen and his systematic campaign of theft and violence waged against the Cambodian people, nor has there been any protests of political ramifications imposed by the emerging supranational block ASEAN who is in fact holding their annual meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this month.


Image: While the West funds and arms verified Al Qaeda militants invading Syria for alleged "humanitarian concerns," tacit approval is granted to governments like that of Hun Sen of Cambodia to brutalize his own population in sweeping land grabs that have left hundreds of thousands of Cambodian people without homes or a livelihood. The difference? Syria refuses to capitulate to Wall Street and London's "international order," Cambodia is eagerly selling off its sovereignty to it. 
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The reason for silent complicity is because the land Hun Sen steals goes directly to foreign corporations, including those in both neighboring Southeast Asian nations, as well as the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. Similar atrocities have been tacitly approved by the West in Uganda, where a similar mass murderer, dictator-for-life Yoweri Museveni has been given a blank check to seize land on behalf of foreign corporations using his US-armed and trained military to carry out land-grabbing operations.


Clearly the West's commitment for "human rights," "democracy," and "freedom" is a selectively enforced set of values, just as driven by self-serving corporate-financier interests as tacit, or even active support for land grabbing, mass murder, and pillaging across the third-world.


The taint such hypocrisy brings to the so-called "international community," leaves permanently disfigured any concept of "international rule-of-law," and resigns entirely the legitimacy of Western governments and silent global institutions from presuming authority to meddle elsewhere while profitable exceptions are quietly made in nations like Cambodia.