Target: China · British Empire Unleashes Terrorism & Regime-Change Across Asia
April 7, 2014 • 5:18PM

The following article by Michael Billington is included in the April 4, 2014 edition of Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) and appears here courtesy EIR:


Empire's flashpoints for war surround China

Target: China

Following the strategic setback for the British Empire in Ukraine, with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s refusal to back down to the neo-fascist coup in Kiev, which was orchestrated by the Obama Administration and its London masters, the Empire has let loose its evil schemes across Asia. Its terrorist capacities, subversive NGOs, and British-controlled institutions, have been hurled against China and its allies in the region, with open threats of war against China directly. Any delusion that these are separate incidents, rather than a carefully orchestrated imperial assault on the region, will result in disaster and a probable thermonuclear war.

Lyndon LaRouche, in regard to the still unsolved mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, said that the investigation must assume, until proven otherwise, that this is an “Asian 9/11” terrorist operation, and pointed to the existence of several centers of terrorism in Asia, from Chechnyan cells across the region, to Uighur cells in China, all controlled by the same British-Saudi apparatus which ran the 9/11 2001 military attack on the United States.

Since the missing plane was heading for Beijing, with mostly Chinese passengers, Malaysia’s bungling of the investigation—and especially Prime Minister Najib Razak’s adoption of a suspect British firm’s declaration that the plane definitively crashed in the South Indian Ocean, with absolutely no evidence other than untested computer models—has poisoned the normally close relations between the two countries. While MH 370 is splashed across the headlines, the Empire has struck viciously at two governments central to China’s economic and strategic security—Taiwan, where any threat to the “One China” policy remains the primary casus belli for China; and Thailand, a key Southeast Asian nation and Chinese ally. While Taiwan is being subjected to an anarchist occupation of its government buildings by anti-China mobs, Thailand’s hugely popular government is being destroyed by a combination of royalist mobs directed from London, and a dictatorial judicial structure, established under the royalist/military junta which ruled after a coup against the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006.

These subversive regime-change policies complement Obama’s overt military confrontation with China known as Air-Sea Battle, which is using the puppet regime in the Philippines, and an increasingly imperial leadership in Japan, as well as the Queen’s loyal subjects in Australia, among others, to prepare for war with China and Russia. Add to that, the escalating terrorism within China itself, by Uighur networks trained by the British/Saudi al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistan.

The accelerating collapse of the London/Wall Street financial bubble is driving this process, as the Anglo-American oligarchical powers will not allow the nations of Eurasia to proceed with scientific and economic progress while the West collapses, and are committed to looting these economies, even if it means provoking a thermonuclear destruction of civilization.

Taiwan—an Eastern Ukraine?

On March 18, in Taiwan, several hundred people, mostly students from local universities, stormed the Legislative Yuan (Parliament), and have effectively shut down the legislature since that time. The explicit target of the mob is a trade agreement with Beijing, negotiated last Summer, but not yet approved by the Parliament. Although their main complaint is that the government of President Ma Ying-jeou hasn’t provided adequate opportunities for the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and various NGOs to voice their opposition, the target is in fact the dramatically improved relations between Taiwan and China under the leadership of President Ma since he assumed office in 2008. The role of foreign NGOs, as in Ukraine, is central to this subversive process.

The government took no police actions against the anarchist mob in the Parliament, but on March 23, some of the demonstrators implemented a well-planned occupation of the Executive Yuan—the government offices— and the government immediately ordered the forceful removal of the occupiers, resulting in over a hundred injuries, nearly half of them police. Of course, the opposition press and NGOs immediately accused the government of police brutality, and called for a national strike to support the anarchists. As of this writing, the Legislative Yuan remains occupied, while President Ma has agreed to negotiations with student leaders.

The comparisons to Ukraine fill the press, although there are, at this point, no overtly terrorist or neo-nazi gangs involved with the demonstrators, as was the case in Kiev. However, as is well known, any threat to Taiwan, especially by forces which support the independence of Taiwan rather than the established “One China” policy, which has sustained peace with the mainland since the 1949 Communist Revolution which drove the Kuomintang (KMT—-The Nationalist Party) off the mainland into Taiwan, is intolerable to Beijing, which has always maintained the right to use military force against such a breakaway move in Taiwan.

The overt intervention by the Obama Administration and the EU into Ukraine to overthrow the elected government, simply because that government rejected a suicide pact with the EU, and wished to improve relations with Russia, paints an obvious parallel to the potential disaster in Taiwan. The Taiwan student-based organizations leading the occupations—the Black Island Nation Youth Front and the Sunflower Revolution— are well organized.

The primary U.S. sponsor of regime-change worldwide, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), is very active in Taiwan, having created the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy in 2002 in collaboration with the government of Chen Shui-bian, head of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, which ruled from 2000 to 2008. A two-day conference sponsored by the NED in Taiwan in August 2011, featured the NED’s Larry Diamond and the “End of History” neoconservative Francis Fukuyama as keynote speakers. The role of these and other NGOs in creating this potential strategic confrontation with China needs to be more thoroughly researched and exposed.

Thailand

Thailand, which is geographically and politically the hub of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has been in a state of mounting chaos since 2006, when a mob sponsored by the British-backed monarchy and by the opposition Democratic Party, led by the British-born and British-educated Abhisit Vejjajiva, held demonstrations against the overwhelmingly popular government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, creating the conditions for a military coup under monarchical sponsorship. Under the military junta, a constitution was imposed on the nation, including a Constitutional Court and an Anti- Corruption Court, with absolute powers, and no recourse to appeal their arbitrary decisions. Although every subsequent election has resulted in overwhelming victories by Thaksin’s supporters, recurring mob rule and corrupt rulings by the Courts have repeatedly removed every democratically elected government.

In 2011, Thaksin’s sister Yingluck Shinawatra was overwhelmingly elected as Prime Minister, and has moved aggressively to build the nation through expanded support for the peasantry, and through large infrastructure projects, in conjunction with China, Japan, and Korea. While South Korea is investing in a massive water-management program to deal with the destructive annual flooding, and to provide water to the agricultural northeast during the dry season, China is engaged in a huge high-speed rail project, which will eventually connect Kunming with Singapore through Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia.

A resurgence of activity by royalist mobs over recent months attempted to bring down the government, but, despite occupying the streets of Bangkok since December, and disrupting the snap elections called by Prime Minister Yingluck to try to end the demonstrations, they failed in forcing their desired military coup. The Democratic Party of British agent Abhisit then boycotted the elections altogether, knowing it would have lost in any case, and providing a basis for the corrupt Constitutional Court to rule the elections invalid. Indeed, in these past few weeks, the Constitutional Court and the Anti-Corruption Court have displayed their subservient role to the monarchy and the British Empire in the most overt manner. They have handed down three rulings which would make even Queen Victoria blush:

  • In February, the Anti-Constitutional Court charged Prime Minister Yingluck with criminal responsibility for “corruption” for offering the peasantry a higher than market price for their rice paddies.
  • In March, the Constitutional Court ruled that the $62 billion infrastructure program, passed by the Parliament, for high-speed rail and water management, and for connecting the nations of the region, was unconstitutional. Beyond that, they ruled that Yingluck was criminally responsible for even introducing the infrastructure program into the Parliament!
  • A week later, the Constitutional Court ruled that the February elections were invalid, despite the fact that they were violently disrupted by the royalist mobs (with Navy Seal snipers among them), and despite the fact that the opposition Democratic Party boycotted the election with the intention of having the Court do exactly what it has done. The nation is now in limbo.

The genocidal intentions of the British Empire campaign, against feeding the population and against building infrastructure, could not be more starkly displayed.

Uighur Terror Escalation

The al-Qaeda cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan have for many years trained recruits from the Islamic Uighur nationalities in China’s western provinces; these recruits have returned to China, launching violent assaults on Chinese security forces and civilians, especially in Xinjiang Province. Recently, however, these terrorist attacks have gone outside of Xinjiang, with a car bombing in Beijing and, in February, a brutal assault by knife-wielding Uighurs on passengers at a Kunming train station, leaving 29 dead and scores injured.

In early March, the Thai government detained 200 Uighurs who had entered Thailand illegally. The Uighurs are reported to have been trying to get to Turkey for military training, with the intention of returning to China to combat the Chinese government. The U.S. and the British did not hide their support for the Uighurs, and demanded that Thailand not return them to China.

Philippines, Japan, and Obama’s Air-Sea Battle

Meanwhile, Obama is moving ahead with the military encirclement of China. Obama’s puppet President Noynoy Aquino in the Philippines (the son of Cory Aquino, who was placed in office as President in 1986 when George Shultz and the neocons in Washington overthrew the last nationalist leader of that nation, Ferdinand Marcos), is in the process of ripping up the Philippine Constitution, which outlaws foreign military bases on Philippine soil, to allow virtually unlimited stationing of U.S. troops, military aircraft, and warships within Philippine military bases. The subterfuge that these are not permanent bases, but “rotating” deployments as guests within Philippine bases, fools no one.

Former Philippines Sen. Kit Tatad accurately noted that this massive, illegal deployment of U.S. military forces, under the guise of “deterring” an aggressive China, should rather be seen as a “magnet,” setting up the nation for destruction, as Obama implements his “first-strike” policy against China—the Air-Sea Battle war doctrine. Tatad notes that President Aquino is not submitting the plan to the Senate, as required by the Constitution for any such military agreement, since he knows it would be voted down, and that he is not worried about the Supreme Court ruling against it, since President Aquino railroaded an impeachment of the Chief Justice through the Congress with bribes paid directly to the Senators—a scandal which was exposed, but has not yet led to an impeachment of the President. Obama and Aquino have a great deal in common.

In Japan, President Shinzo Abe, to cheers from the neocons in Washington (including Dick Cheney’s favorite President, Barack Obama), is taking steps to ignore his nation’s pacifist Constitution, by “reinterpreting” it so that Japan can assert a right to “collective self-defense.” While it could be argued that Abe’s intention is, that Japan should be a “normal country” with the right to military options, the fact is that, for Abe to take these steps in the midst of the British/ Obama drive for military confrontation with Russia and China, is a clear provocation of China, and suicidal for Japan.

Obama, attending a Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague on March 26 (when he was not inducing the world leaders to play nuclear war video games with him), pulled Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye into a three-way meeting. President Park and the Korean people share China’s concern over Japan’s move to restore its militarist past, and only reluctantly agreed to the meeting. Obama, on behalf of his British Imperial controllers, is attempting to get South Korea to join with a U.S.-Japan alliance against China. Park, however, is having none of it, and in fact is working closely with both Russia and China to bring about a solution to the North Korea problem—not only by ending North Korea’s nuclear program, but by engaging the North in a series of great development projects in Northeast Asia.

Also involved in the anti-China alliance is British Commonwealth stalwart Australia. Not only has Australia agreed to allow the U.S. to station 2,500 marines in Australia, along with open basing for U.S. military aircraft and warships, but Hugh White, the author of a 1990 white paper proposing a massive military buildup so that Australia could “do its part” in confronting China, published a call for war with China in the New York Times of March 19. In order to defend “key norms, including the all-important norm against the use or threat of force to settle disputes,” writes White, “America should be willing to fight China to protect that norm.”

In a classic example of the British Empire’s concept of “British brains, American brawn,” and the British intention for the U.S. to fight its colonial wars, White writes: “If China persists in threatening the use of force, then America should be willing to fight, and must say so clearly.”

With the trans-Atlantic nations in the process of terminal economic and financial disintegration, it is in the interests of every citizen of the world that the impulse for development that still exists in the Eurasian nations be preserved and fostered. If the British Empire’s drive for war on Russia and China is not reversed—most immediately by removing Obama from power and from the nuclear button—then civilization is facing an early extinction.

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