Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 6, 2010 (WEF/CC BY-SA 2.0)
Cambodia targeted by Globalists for “Color Revolution”?
Foreign Policy Journal | 2 October 2017
“Regime Change”Russia does not mark a nation for domination and proceed to set up an entire so-called “civil society” network to bring about “regime change.” That is a U.S. speciality, honed to an exact science. If a state will not succumb to U.S. blandishments of a more subtle type, such as “aid,” advisers, and loans, then the next phase is to instigate internal unrest, to the extent of backing riots and insurrection with bombs, as occurred in Libya and in Serbia.
What is NDI?
NDI states that since its founding in 1983, it has with “its local partners … worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.”
Hence, Serbia’s coveted Trepca mining region was opened up to “privatization.” However, because it was reduced to a shambles and on the verge of bankruptcy the Kosovan state was obliged to re-nationalization in 2016. “…The Privatisation Agency of Kosovo (KPA) has failed to come up with a plan for the mine’s future, partly due to its murky ownership structure.”
NED in Cambodia
NED has its own program in Cambodia. In 2016 it gave two grants totalling $361,359 to the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), affiliated to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. CIPE is “publically funded.” CIPE states that it “strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.” CIPE is “one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy, whose mission is likewise to promote free market institutions and economic reform throughout the world.”
The octopus like network of NGOs comprises a myriad of organizations, many with a focus on a specific area, such as youth, women, and media. CIPE aims to implement a particular economic model: “market-oriented reform,” designed to open up a nation to predation by global capitalism. It is notable that “democracy” is equated with this economic model, which is promoted as applicable to every nation. Hence in a word, the aim of all these NGOs, promoting causes from market economics to “women’s reproductive rights,” is globalization. “Democracy” and “human rights” are a façade. They are slogans that justify war. The pretext for CIPE in Cambodia is to oppose “corruption,” the stated purpose of NED’s 2016 grants.
NDI in Cambodia
In response to State Department criticism for the expulsion of NDI, Hun Sen replied with an open letter asking whether the United States was “coming to Cambodia to help or hinder the Khmer people,” and blamed the USA for contributing to the rise of the psychotic Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. “Cambodians are well aware of what a democratic process means. You do not need to tell us what it is,” the letter said, describing US-style democracy as “bloody and brutal.” “We wish to send a clear message again to the US embassy that we defend our national sovereignty.”
Although Hun Sen is an admirer of President Trump, the USA’s intransigent and belligerent attitude toward the debt and Hun Sen is pushing Cambodia towards China. Hun Sen has shown himself to be a persistently independently-minded leader, not willing to become subservient to the USA, expelling the subversive NGO network, and throwing a spanner into the continually unstable “international financial system.”