Sunday, May 13, 2012

The One-Eyed Factor Behind Anwar - Saying What Has Been Said

There were times over and over again when we tried to inform people of these shadowy movements lurking behind anwar ibrahim and his so-called reformasi movement, but for that, we were branded as madmen, doom-sayers, lunatics and list goes on and on.

Today, by the grace of God, Malaysians have finally seen or at least, sensed the existence of this unsavoury existence of the one-eyed element manifesting within anwar's actions.

On the shadowy elements behind anwar and his so-called movements, check out the article below:

The foreign factor on April 28
By M. VEERA PANDIYAN, The Star, 10 May 12

Bersih’s peaceful supporters have the right to know the nexus between the ‘free and fair’ polls movement, the Pakatan Rakyat leader and foreign financial and political backers.

SOMETIMES, knowing too many people can be painful, especially when they try to draw you into political discussions in the most unlikely of places.

As a rule, I have always refrained from talking politics in restaurants or pubs but these days, it’s become a guideline that’s hard to keep.

It appears that, recently, almost everyone has become an expert on politics – even those who had never bothered to vote before, despite being in their 40s and 50s.

The problem with these new political pundits is that they want to convert you to their side and refuse to listen to alternate viewpoints.

There is no doubt that the April 28 Bersih 3.0 protest has created more such people besides widening the gap between supporters of Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat.

The rally, the biggest that the country has seen so far, is also significant because most of those who turned up did so in peace, seeking free and fair elections.

Understandably, this group is upset that Opposition politicians hijacked the rally which turned ugly in the end.

A new website – – says in its introduction: “We are angry. Why?

Because Bersih should be an NGO by the people, for the people of all races, areas and political views.

“But in Bersih 3.0, some Pakatan Rakyat bosses took advantage of our noble cause for their own political interests and benefit!”

The website has a clip of a heated exchange between independent filmmaker Benji Lim and Pakatan Rakyat’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over the hijacking of the rally.

It also has a petition titled “Time to stop Pakatan Rakyat hijacking our movement”, and urges visitors to e-mail Ambiga on the issue.

Perhaps, the peaceful people and those behind the website should take a closer look at allegations that bigger forces are behind the movement.

Tony Cartalucci of the Land Destroyer Report website, for example, says that Bersih’s leadership is being supported financially and politically by foreign organisations.

He cited a Malaysian Insider report on June 27, 2011 in which the Bersih leader admitted receiving money from two US organisations – the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) – for projects which she stressed were unrelated to the July 9 Bersih 2.0 march.

However, he wrote that the NDI website revealed that funding and training had indeed been provided before the organisation removed the information and replaced it with a more benign version, purged entirely of any mention of Bersih.

He said the NDI’s rushed obfuscation of any ties to the movement suggested “something more sinister at play”.

“That Anwar himself was Chair-man of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1998, held lecturing positions at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, was a consultant to the World Bank, and a panelist at the Neo-Con lined NED’s Democracy Award and a panelist at an NED donation ceremony – the very same organisation whose subsidiaries are funding and supporting Bersih – casts irrefutable doubt on their official agenda for clean and fair elections,” he wrote.

As such, Cartalucci said claims by Bersih supporters that Anwar had hijacked their movement rang hollow when looking at both his and Bersih’s entwined foreign financial and political backers.

He said with Bersih leaders’ recipients of aid from NED and OSI, and Anwar being a functionary of the IMF, it was certain that no matter how genuine Bersih’s rank and file might be, the fruits of their efforts would be the destabilisation and neo-recolonisation of a country that had fought long and hard to work its way out from Western imperialism.

If indeed the movement is about civil society’s rights to free and fair elections, Malaysians deserve to know more about these links.

But I doubt if people would rush to check the veracity of such reports or demand an explanation.

Blame it on what psychologists call “confirmation bias”. It is the propensity to look for what confirms one’s beliefs and ignore what contradicts them. It’s more pronounced when it comes to politics.

> Associate Editor M. Veera Pandiyan likes this quote by English philosopher William Penn: Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.

Was it all necessary in the first place? For anwar, it seems that the politics of anger is about to devour him alive. People were angry with the government back in 2008 during the nitwit and son-in-law's reign. Najib's diplomacy and radical transformations seemed to be in favor of Malaysians on the whole, much to anwar's ire. With much to gain from the programs and policies, anger has been long discarded and this put anwar's dream in jeopardy. For pakatan to keep their dreams of winning alive, they need people to remain angry. Spin and spin, lies after lies but nothing seem to work, and they had banked a lot on the bersih program.

Bersih 3.0 was supposed to be viral, or at least on paper, which was supposed to lead to a major revolt, overthrowing the government and implementing a regime change to which anwar would benefit, and it all started with a few simple instructions to his refreshing dessert, azmin ali just be fore anwar disappeared from view totally. It was the beginning of the biggest flop ever, and like the movie Heaven's Gate, it was hugely budgeted, massively constructed but tanked dismally. Anwar still wakes up every morning, asking himself, "Why am I still not a President?" The anger most Malaysians have now is with anwar and his pakatan for the massive destruction they had caused to the taxpayers.

Will his sponsors now commit to a bigger and more unscrupulous, more massive scaled riot called Bersih 4? Rumours has it that the next bersih riot will be held during the general election, with riots to be conducted if Pakatan loses. Will that happen? With the huge budgets they have distributed and failure after failure that were returned, would those NGOs dare to sponsor a regime change on behest of one chap who's lusting for power?

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