«Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex»

Patrick Henningsen er grunnlegger og redaktør av  21st Century Wire.

I en artikkel under tittelen «Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex» gjør han en grundig gjennomgang av hvordan «menneskerettsindustrien» har alliert seg med det militær-industrielle komplekset i USA, sponset av noen av de rikeste menneskene i verden for å bidra til å skape opinion for USAs regimeendringsprosjekter.

En del av dette vil være godt kjent for leserne av steigan.no fra før, fordi jeg både har skrevet om det svært tette samarbeidet mellom Amnesty International og US State Department, om at Human Rights Watch er de facto eid av Geroge Soros, og om hvordan State Department, Silicon Valley og folk som Soros sponser, eller assisterer eller skaper såkalte NGOer som er fortroppene for såkalte fargerevolusjoner.

Men i Henningsens artikkel får man en samlet framstilling av dette med svært mange kildereferanser. Henningsen skriver:

Shaping western public perception and opinion on major international issues is essential if major world powers are to realise their foreign policy goals. Not surprisingly, we can see that many of the public positions taken by NGOs are exactly aligned with western foreign policy. In the Balkans War of the 1990’s, human rights groups supported partitioning. In the Ukraine in 2014 and with both Syria and Yemen in 2016 they supported regime change. In each instance NGOs function as public relations extension to a United Nations western member Security Council bloc, namely the US, UK and France. This collusion is manifest throughout the upper echelons of these organizations whose streamlined agenda conforms through a lucrative revolving door which exists between a cartel of western NGOs, government and media.

Og han fortsetter:

Nowhere is this complex more evident than with the United States-led foreign policy towards Syria. By framing the Syrian Conflict (2011 to present) as a “civil war”, both western media and human rights organizations did their part in propping-up an important western foreign policy narrative. Inaccurate and distorted, this narrative has helped shield the US-led clandestine proxy war which has been allowed to carry on almost unimpeded below the surface narrative of western public perception.

Et eksempel fra Syria her. Eller om forholdet mellom Soros og HRW.

Eller om hvordan Amnesty spilte opp til USAs kampanje for krig mot Syria uten FN-mandat:

Amnesty USA launched a new PR campaign aimed at millennials and selling the following geopolitical narrative: “NO MORE EXCUSES: Russia has vetoed two UN Security Council resolutions while continually supplying arms, causing the violence to worsen.”

Lesere av steigan.no vil kjenne til hvordan Suzanne Nossel fra State Department har vært innom omtrent det som er av humanitære NGOer i USA. Henningsen skriver:

Inside Washington’s inner sanctum, ‘soft power’ has given way to Smart Power. Indeed, it was Susan Nossel who coined the term “Smart Power” while working alongside US humanitarian hawks like Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and Susan Rice, and also with Washington’s lesser known Atrocity Prevention Board, all of whom worked to successfully implement this new range of intervention marketing concepts including humanitarian intervention and R2P.

Under Nossels ledelse prøvde Amnesty til og med å vinkle krigen i Afghanistan som «the first feminist war».

Vanessa Beeley skrev i 21st Century Wire om de såkalte White Helmets i Syria: War by Way of Deception – Part I.

The White Helmets were established in March 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey, and is headed by James Le Mesurier, a British “security” specialist and ‘ex’-British military intelligence officer with an impressive track record in some of the most dubious NATO intervention theatres including Bosnia and Kosovo, as well as Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine. Le Mesurier is a product of Britain’s elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and has also been placed in a series of high-profile pasts at the United Nations, European Union, and U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Patrick Henningsens artikkel kan leses i sin helhet her. Den er vel verdt det.

 

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