February 1, 2021
(updated February 2, 2021)
Published by LeeF
The leaders of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar have been arrested by the nation’s military for allegedly committing massive vote fraud during the November 2020 elections.
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint were both arrested in morning raids on Monday by the nation’s armed forces, after widespread allegations that they had committed election fraud.
The official results of the November election in Myanmar, also known as Burma, showed a victory for the liberal National League for Democracy (NLD), which is led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The conservative nationalist Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which is supported by many members of the country’s military, lost several seats.
However, it soon became apparent, according to the military, that massive vote fraud had taken place.
On January 15, the USDP released 94,242 cases of election fraud in six townships, and subsequently called for a new, fair election supervised by the military and the country’s election commission.
“In Shaw Pin Kaing village, an underage girl was able to cast a vote. She is just 16 years old,” said former USDP lower house candidate U Nyunt Saung, who claimed to have been a victim of fraud. “She was forced by her neighbor to go to vote.”
Major General Zaw Min Tun, a spokesman for the Myanmar military, pointed out that a further 8.6 million irregularities in 314 townships had been identified, suggesting that a large number of voters had voted multiple times, and urged the election commission to take action.
General Zaw Min Tun had been calling for the election commission to provide final voter lists for cross-checking, in order to verify whether fraud had taken place or not.
“Not resolving this in line with the law means this is a political crisis,” he told reporters last week.
The weak-willed election commission, which was appointed by the NLD, declined to acknowledge the evidence.
“Weaknesses and errors in voters lists cannot cause voting fraud,” the election commission said in their response.
Ultimately, the military issued an ultimatum to the NLD government for failing to “respect and abide by” the Constitution of Myanmar. General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s armed forces suggested that the role of the military was to stop governments abusing the law.
“If one does not follow the law, such a law must be revoked,” General Min Aung Hlaing declared on Thursday in a video address to military officers.
In order to stop the steal, the military ultimately took decisive action on Monday morning against what had been described as “dishonesty and unfairness” in the November election.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted on Monday by the military for purported fraud in Burma’s November elections, had close ties to both Hillary Clinton and George Soros.
Former Secretary Hillary Clinton had developed a close relationship with Aung San Suu Kyi following the first meeting between the two liberal female politicians in 2011, and upon meeting, they began “strategizing”.
“After so many years of reading and thinking about this celebrated Burmese dissident, we were finally face to face,” Clinton wrote in Hard Choices, her account of her tenure as Secretary of State. “I felt we had known each other for a lifetime, even though we had just met…Soon we were chatting, strategizing and laughing like old friends.”
Clinton advised Aung San Suu Kyi to contest a parliamentary seat in the 2012 Burmese elections, which Aung San Suu Kyi ultimately did, kickstarting the latter’s formal political career in Burma, also known as Myanmar.
The admiration between the two liberals went both ways. Aung San Suu Kyi heaped praise on Clinton,
Aung San Suu Kyi also received strong support from then-President Barack Obama, who routinely advocated for her release from house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested repeatedly during the 1990s and 2000s for “subversive acts”, following her involvement in riots against the Myanmar government.
Obama awarded her the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal in 2012, which she described as “one of the most moving days of my life”.
Ultimately, the Obama administration engineered Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise to power in 2015, by placing sanctions on Myanmar and insisting on only removing them if Aung San Suu Kyi was given a political role in the country.
Another important ally of Aung San Suu Kyi was progressive billionaire George Soros and his global NGO network, which strongly supported her activities.
“I have been and remain very much guided by her vision in my involvement in Burma,” Soros said after meeting her in 2012.
Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) has had a ‘Burma Project’ since 1994, which worked for years to undermine the government of Myanmar. According to Myanmar’s Eleven Media, over 100 NGOs active in the country have received Soros funding:
George Soros, now 89 years old, has also been criticised as manipulating Myanmar’s politics with him supporting over 100 organizations through the Open Society Foundation (OSF), as stated on the foundation’s website.
DVB, Yangon Journalism School, Thabyay Education Foundation, Mal Daw Clinic, Equality Myanmar, Myanmar Observer Group Media Group, Institute for Strategy and Policy: Myanmar, Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security, Pen Myanmar, Myanmar China Pipeline Watch Committee, Myanmar Center to Empower Regional Parliaments, Network for Human Rights Documentation Burma (ND-Burma), Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, Irrawaddy Publishing Group are amongst many that have been stated as partners by the OSF. The OSF had also stated that Fortify Right group, a group fighting for Bengali rights under the title human rights, was also funded by it once.
Much like Aung San Suu Kyi, leading Democrats in the United States have also been accused of committing widespread vote fraud and then refusing to allow any investigation into the evidence produced regarding it.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the liberal National League for Democracy (NLD) party, served as the de-facto leader of the country, despite being constitutionally ineligible for the office. She ruled through her proxy, President Min Wynt, who was the formal leader of the country. The arrangement bears some similarity to the relationship between Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden in the United States. Both Aung San Suu Kyi and President Min Wynt were arrested by the military on Monday morning.
The Joe Biden White House was OUTRAGED that the military would take over based on voter fraud allegations from November.
Especially after “the media” said there was no fraud.
The United States is alarmed by reports that the Burmese military has taken steps to undermine the country’s democratic transition, including the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials in Burma. President Biden has been briefed by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. We continue to affirm our strong support for Burma’s democratic institutions and, in coordination with our regional partners, urge the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today. The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand with the people of Burma, who have already endured so much in their quest for democracy and peace.
A sophisticated China-linked social media operation played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, a report from Cardiff University concludes.
The study, from the Crime and Security Research Institute, shows evidence of the network’s activities reaching a wide audience, most successfully through a now debunked viral video that was later shared by Eric Trump, son of former US President Donald Trump, falsely showing ballots being burned on election day.
Researchers also found evidence of the same network spreading anti-US propaganda which amplified calls for violence before and after the Capitol riot in Washington on 6 January 2021.
Professor Martin Innes, Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute, who leads the Open Source Communications, Analytics Research (OSCAR) research team said: “Although only Twitter can fully certify an attribution, our analysis using open-source traces strongly suggests multiple links to China. Our initial findings suggested that the operation was not especially complex, but as we have dug deeper into the network, we have had to substantially revise our original view. The behaviour of the accounts was sophisticated and disciplined, and seemingly designed to avoid detection by Twitter’s counter-measures. There is at least one example of these accounts helping to propagate disinformation that went on to receive more than a million views.”
December 9, 2020
(updated December 9, 2020)
Published by LeeF
Justin Trudeau invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to send its troops for cold weather training at CFB Petawawa in Ontario — and Trudeau raged at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for cancelling the training after China kidnapped Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
This is only one of many bombshell revelations in The China Files, a 34-page access to information document released by the Trudeau government to Rebel News, seen below.
Documents that normally would have been completely blacked out by government censors were instead greyed out — the documents remain completely readable. Rebel News has chosen to black out a very small portion that would otherwise compromise the safety of an individual.
How we got these secret documents:
In April of 2019, Rebel News first wrote to the government asking for any records corroborating a Russian report that Canada had sent a delegation to China for the 70th anniversary celebrations for the PLA Navy — a propaganda exercise held just months after the kidnapping of the two Michaels. The Trudeau government delayed replying to Rebel News for 19 months, but when they finally did, they not only confirmed their attendance at that macabre event, but listed other exchanges between the PLA and the CAF. Those include training Chinese commanders at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, as well as other military facilities in Kingston. Chinese military participants included 1- and 2-star generals and an entire contingent who would learn Canadian cold weather military tactics.
The CAF’s decision to cancel the cold weather training panicked Trudeau, who demanded that Canada’s military not cancel any more engagements with the PLA without explicit permission first, and that the news of the cancellation had to be told to the PLA gently, to let them save face.
Other revelations include:
* Disgraced cabinet minister Catherine McKenna jetted to China for a three-day conference just months after the two Michaels were taken hostage
*Trudeau sent nearly 200 CAF personnel to Wuhan in October of 2019 to participate in the Military World Games, a propaganda bonanza for China diplomatic reports that China is using its “belt and road” negotiations to demand that countries drop human rights complaints if they want trade deals
* Chinese censorship of Twitter use
s. 15 (1) – International
3. The Great Firewall grows taller? Bureaucrat disciplined for accessing foreign news on Twitter
A disciplinary notice circulated this week on social media, which criticised a deputy programming director of the Suzhou city TV broadcasting organization for having accessed “harmful information on illegal websites” via Twitter, which had “seriously violated political discipline and political rules.” The notice indicates that the individual will be removed from his post at the broadcaster and have their pay docked. It is unclear whether this signals a new trend in monitoring Party cadres online behaviour, or is a one-off event, but fits into the broader trend of increased monitoring of Twitter by authorities inside the Great Firewall, BEJING GR will continue to monitor.
* Chinese use of a smartphone app to track Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang
* Bureaucrats bizarre protocol of referring to accused fraudster and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou as “Ms. Meng”, but refusing to even mention the two Michaels by name
From: Payne, Nichola – OPB Sent: January-28-19 6:48 PM To: Nouvet, Antoine – IGR CC: Hanley, Meghan – IGR; Bergeron, Jean-Francois – OPB Subject: RE: the draft action memo and letter for USS
Classification: SECRET // CANADIAN EYES ONLY Classification: SECRET // RESERVE AUX CANADIENS
We are in the process of reviewing the draft, and had a couple questions/comments:
1) Does DND/CAF have any upcoming bilateral events/initiatives in the near future that have been planned and may be cancelled?
2) Our impression is that DND/CAF reluctance to engage with the PLA is not solely related to Ms. Meng’s arrest and the consular cases – that there are other reasons behind their interest in dis-engaging. From our perspective it also perhaps to be related to a desire to be fully aligned with FEYs, particularly in the U.S., whose approach has shifted under the Trump Administration. We recall, for example, that back in December DND/CAF were keen to cancel the PLA’s participation in the winter survival training following the request from DOD to do so. We also recall CDS’s position on the SCS group sail back in September. From what I can tell, DND/CAF is also luke warm about engaging on peacekeeping and the potential security implications, despite it being a leaders…
* Bureaucrats deriding concerns about military knowledge transfer to China as figments of the “Trump Administration”
The China Files show that Trudeau’s submissive approach to China isn’t just his personal obsession— it’s the official policy of his entire government and it has deeply infected Canada’s civil service, too. Trudeau’s right-hand man, Ian Shugart, was tasked with silencing the CAF’s legitimate concerns about China, and forcing our military to continue acting as if China, not the U.S., was our most important ally.
As a public service, Rebel News is publishing the documents in full in the hopes that other reporters will continue to unlock the truth about how Trudeau is turning Canada away from our democratic allies, and towards the world’s greatest dictatorship.
The company says it’s terminated over 8,000 channels and ‘thousands of misleading elections-related videos’ for violating preexisting policies. Over 77% of those were automatically removed before they had 100 views.
As Bloomberg notes, YouTube suspended news network OAN and completely demonetized their channel on November 24 over an ‘unlisted’ video on their channel which was not not able to be viewed publicly. They were prevented from posting new content for one week as well.
The same day, Democratic Senators asked YouTube to remove ‘election misinformation.’
YouTube's reasoning for the new policy is essentially 'you are not allowed to criticize the government' pic.twitter.com/nuymLixQ9O
December 3, 2020
(updated December 6, 2020)
Published by LeeF
The Trump administration has placed restrictions on the ability of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members and their families to travel to the United States.
The State Department has revised its policy to reduce the maximum duration of stay for CCP members and their immediate families who hold B1/B2 visitor visas—from 10 years to one month, a department official said in a Dec. 3 statement.
Currently, there are around 92 million Party members in China.
The official said the measure was made in line with the administration’s aim to “protect our nation from the CCP’s malign influence.”
“The CCP and its members actively work in the U.S. to influence Americans through propaganda, economic coercion, and other nefarious activities,” the official said, adding that the regime also sends agents to “unabashedly monitor, threaten, and report on Chinese nationals and Chinese-American groups” engaging in activities protected under the First Amendment.
The rule change, first reported by The New York Times, marks the latest in a series of measures by the Trump administration to push back against the CCP’s threats. It earlier canceled visas for Chinese graduate students with ties to the Chinese military, resulting in more than 1,000 visas being revoked. The State Department has also designated a spate of organizations linked to Beijing as foreign diplomatic missions, a distinction that restricts their operations in the United States. They have included Chinese state-run media outlets, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, and a CCP front group.