MEHR | Saudi Arabia, Israel paving way for US military presence on China border
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

Bahrain delegation’s visit to Israel: Why now and for what purpose?

One-third of Israelis live in poverty, reveals new report

Would Chahbhar bring Pakistan, Iran together?

On a tight rope: Why Pakistan has failed to bridge Saudi-Iran difference?

What does Indian inclusion in China’s one belt one road mean for Pakistan?

Daesh-Allied ASWJ terrorist killed in Syria, body shifted to Karachi

Malaysia says army is ‘ready’ for signal on Jerusalem

UK: “20,000 Muslim Terrorist Suspects

Reports of sexual offenses rise by 10 percent in Israeli army

Turkish FM slams Arab’s weak response to US al-Quds decision

Qatar purchases 24 Typhoon warplanes from UK as tensions with Saudis increase

Threat to Chinese citizens: Is it new plan to sabotage CPEC?

Egypt journalists: ‘Sorry Palestine, we are governed by a Zionist’

Is the Chapter of Shahbaz Sharif over in Punjab?

Gaza protests against Bahrain delegation in Jerusalem

Pro-Saudi, Pakistan anchor defends US policy on Jerusalem

Fall of Takht.e.Lahore: Can Nawaz Sharif stop crumbling PML-N?

Is Pakistan interfering in Indian politics?

Israel terrorist, kid-killer regime: Turkish President

Iran to embrace Saudi if it cuts Israel ties, stops bombing Yemen

India arrests French journalist for filming Kashmir protests

21 Rohingya women recall rape horrors perpetrated by Myanmar security forces

Afghan Parliament demands severing ties with US over Al-Quds decision

Makkah and Madinah imams silent on Jerusalem in Friday sermons

New York 'bomb' prematurely exploded at Manhattan subway platform

Disclosure of events behind Sad-Hussein’s Sudden Resignation in Riyadh

Bahraini king sends delegation to Israel for 'peace': Paper

Intercepted ISIS Message Reveals Threat to Attack London Over Christmas

A great financial mess: The financial crisis behind PML-N

The US Secretary of State Calls again for Regime change in Iran

Saudi orders media to limit coverage of Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Shafaqna special: Is Qadri misleading PTI and PPP?

Can Pakistan really shoot down US drones?

End of nuclear weapons or end of us; choice is ours: Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN

Gazans burn photos of Saudi king, crown prince

5 PML-N lawmakers announce resignation protesting inaction against Rana Sanaullah

Pope Francis Wants To Revise Lord’s Prayer To Include Satan

India’s dangerous game plan:  Labeling Kashmir uprising as ISIS terrorism

Alliance under Qadri — there is many a slip…

US closes embassy in Tunis

Saudi Foreign Minister replaced by Crown Prince’s brother

Why is the world standing against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital?

Would Hammad Siddiqui’s arrest change political face of Karachi?

With Javed Hashmi in: What is PML-N’s anti-establishment plan?

Pakistan is part of our heart: Iranian ambassador

Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry

Attacker ranting about ‘love jihad’ axes, burns Muslim man in India, records it on video

Israel TV: Saudi Arabia, Egypt gave Trump green light regarding Jerusalem

No More US colony: Did US fail to pressurize Pakistan?

Daesh terrorist arrested for abetting escape of LeJ terrorists from Karachi jail

ISIS Dream of a Caliphate Is Over

Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

Zardari’s master plan: Did Imran Khan loose Tahir ul Qadri?

Did Saudia make a secret deal with US for embassy shift?

Pakistan’s paradigm shift: Would Russia embrace Pakistan?

Losing Jerusalem to focus on Iran

100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning Trump's declaration

Tillerson warns Saudi about its actions in Mideast

Egypt minster calls for opening Arab embassies in Palestine’s Jerusalem

Shaaban: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem came after consent of reactionary Arab States

As the Fake ‘Russia-Gate’ Scandal Fades, the Real ‘Israel-Gate’ Scandal Emerges

Alarm bells: What does Zardari-Qadri meeting mean for PML-N?

Jihadist planned to bomb Britain’s downing street and assassinate Prime Minister Thresa may

Trump’s move on Jerusalem: Is this the end of US diplomacy in the Middle East?

New sub-conventional war: From cold doctrine to new strategy to destabilize Pakistan

Hudaibya Paper case: A joint battle of survival for Sharifs

Model town report : The Last nail in PML-N’s coffin

Islamic unity week, a great threat for the invaders

Snakes Saudis produced have turned against them: Zarif

Pakistan should revisit madrassa's education: Army chief

“Defeat of ISIL result of Ayatollah Khamenei’s prudent Leadership”

Saudi offers Abu Dis as future capital of Palestine

Pakistan air force ordered to shoot down US drones invading Pakistan territory: Air Chief Sohail Aman

Is the rise of Brelvism,a major threat to Wahabism in Pakistan?

Why is Trump moving on Jerusalem now?

German Foreign Minister: The new world order witnesses the emergence of Iran, Russia and Turkey

Afghan forces kill top Al-Qaeda leader, senior Taliban commanders

Is RAW planning to kill Hafiz Saeed?

Can Pakistan throw spanner in US plan to Embassy move to Jerusalem?

Model Town murder: Would Punjab Govt make Rana Sanaullah an escape goat?

Iran says Trump's al-Quds move to spark another Palestinian Intifada

Black day for Muslim world: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump's Jerusalem move will fuel ISIS and Jewsish settlers

Saudi Arabia and the UAE: race of the reckless

Murdering the under-dogs:  The agony of Pakistan’s corrupt Justice System

Saudi plan to hit Lebanon with sanctions

US Patriot Missiles Reportedly Failed During November Use in Riyadh

Future concerns: Is China mulling to reduce CPEC investment?

Crime and Corruption Undermine ‘US Gains’ in Northern Afghanistan

Holding Mehfil.e.Milad: Can PML-N win back religious vote again?

A dangerous game: Bringing extremists into politics through Musharraf

Palestinians Fume: Saudi Peace Plan Biased Toward Israel

Saudi jets continue to bomb Sana'a despite calls for humanitarian ceasefire

ABNA | Jerusalem a red line for Muslims: Erdogan

Background to Prophethood in Nahjul Balaghah

Duties and Responsibilities of the Prophets

Massive demonstrations against Netanyahu

Germany consider wives, children of ISIS terrorists as security threats

Kidnappers threatened Nasir Shirazi not to raise voice for missing Shias

UN hints no one can rule out elements of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

2017-09-14 22:57:56

MEHR | Saudi Arabia, Israel paving way for US military presence on China border

Referring to the role of Saudi Arabia and Israel in ongoing massacre against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Bankok- based geopolitical researcher Anthony Cartalucci believes these Washington proxies are paving the way for the US military presence on the China borders.

Myanmar’s population is overwhelmingly Buddhist and there is widespread hatred against the Rohingya Muslims, who are denied citizenship and labelled illegal “Bengali” immigrants.

The grievous situation of 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims in the wake of a new wave of violence that broke out on 25 August after decades of ethnic tensions in the Rakhine state of Myanmar has managed to make headlines all across the globe. The world’s most persecuted people, Rohingya Muslims have been subjected to mass killings, systematic discrimination, and rigid restrictions, with their rights to citizenship, freedom of movement, access to medical aid, education and other basic services all denied.

According to the reports, at least 400 people were killed during the outbreak of violence two weeks ago. UN says during this time, 146000 people have fled to Bangladesh due to widespread persecution by Myanmar security forces, and has estimated that the number of refugees would double.

To shed light on the real reasons of the recent violence against Rohingys Muslims, Tehran Times newspaper reached out to Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Anthony Cartalucci.

Following is the full text of the interview:

Is ongoing massacre of Muslims in Myanmar an example of genocide based on international rules?

Whether or not, genocide as defined by international law is taking place in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Those groups perpetrating violence against the Rohingya minority maintain genocide as their primary objective. This is not specifically the national army carrying out the violence, but hard-line nationalist groups – many of whom support the current head of state, Aung San Suu Kyi – who have a long history of instigating violence and sectarian division in Myanmar. In many instances before Suu Kyi came to power, the military has attempted to quell the violence. Since nationalists made up a large bloc of Suu Kyi’s supporters, it was anticipated years ago that her ascension to power would be quickly followed by severe anti-Rohingya violence, even genocide.

It is said that Saudi Arabia and Israel are behind the story. What do you think of this?

Saudi Arabia is being implicated in funding a relatively recent militancy allegedly representing Myanmar’s Rohingya. However, this group consists of a foreign-funded and led cadre and no more represents Myanmar’s Rohingya than Al Qaeda or the ISIL represents Sunni Muslims in Syria or Iraq. Just as Saudi Arabia is assisting the United States in the Middle East – fuelling terrorism to divide and destroy states as well as serve as a pretext for a US military presence in the region – Saudi Arabia is attempting to create an artificial militancy in western Myanmar to likewise give the US a pretext for placing military assets in a nation that borders China.

Placing US troops in Southeast Asia has been a long-term goal of US policymakers for decades and the arrival of terrorism in the form of the Islamic State in the Philippines and this Saudi-backed militancy in Myanmar poses as the perfect engineered pretext for doing just that. With US forces in Southeast Asia, China will be further encircled and contained by US interests and power projection. 

Israel always plays as a complimentary bookend to American strategies of tension across from nations like Saudi Arabia – posing as “arming” the Myanmar government to further inflame the Muslim World and heighten irrational, emotional division both inside Myanmar’s borders and well beyond them. In reality, Israel sells weapons all over the world and the Myanmar government receives a small fraction of its arms from Israel. The vast majority of its inventory consists of Russian and Chinese weapons, with Israeli arms a negligible contribution to its potential fighting capacity.

We can recall how in 2011 Israel posed as “backing” every government under siege by US-backed “protesters” and militants from Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, to Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. In hindsight such notions of Israel genuinely supporting any of these governments is ridiculous. In 2011, such rumours spread like wildfire, creating automatic hysteria across the Muslim World and poisoning good will toward governments the US and its Israeli proxies actually sought to topple. Similar deception and emotional hysteria is apparently being used to deepen the confusion and crisis surrounding Myanmar today.

What is the responsibility of international bodies, specifically the UN, to stop the massacre?

Observing how international institutions have handled other crises including Libya and Syria, or even in regards to US aggression and subversion targeting Iran, it is clear that the smaller the role these institutions play in Myanmar the better. They serve only as a vector for the special interests that dominate discourse within their halls – particularly the United States and its European allies.

Any involvement by the UN beyond providing the most basic relief and shelter for victims will likely compound the conflict.

Surprisingly, the head of state of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi who was awarded the Noble Peace Prize has kept silence on the ongoing crimes of the army. Why?

The current head of state of Myanmar is Aung San Suu Kyi, who is not technically president, but rather “State Chancellor” after creating an office for herself to preside over the nation from. Her Nobel Peace Prize is a result of US and British lobbying to bolster her and her political allies and create a substantial client regime to rule over Myanmar.

Much of her support base consists of racist, ultraviolent nationalists who are the primary perpetrators of violence against the Rohyingya population.  Her “silence” is complicity and constitutes appeasement toward her own support base without which she would not be currently in power.

The United States and the United Kingdom intentionally placed her and her nationalist supporters in power with full knowledge of the violent crackdown they would subject the Rohingya population to. Simultaneously with Saudi Arabia’s “expertise,” militancy has been introduced under the guise of a backlash from among the Rohingya. This ensures maximum and sustainable conflict fuelled from both sides the US can leverage to both pressure the international community and special interests in Myanmar aligned with and against Suu Kyi’s government to accept a permanent US military presence in Myanmar or even possibly the partitioning of Myanmar’s territory.

The ultimate goal of this geopolitical act of arson is to disrupt substantial Chinese interests in the country, which include significant infrastructure projects ranging from ports and dams, to pipelines, roads, and railways. It is no coincidence that Sittwe Port developed by China sits right in the middle of Rakhine state where the current crisis is unfolding. The US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel are currently working on creating a socio-political narrative to distract public attention on all sides away from the actual geopolitical objectives the US is attempting to achieve in Myanmar vis-a-vis China by creating and expanding this crisis. 

Tony Cartalucci is a geopolitical researcher and writer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His work covers world events from a Southeast Asian perspective and promotes self-sufficiency as one of the keys to true freedom.

Interview by Payman Yazdani

Categories:   Other News ،
Tags:   saudi arabia ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)