I’ve done a bit of research on Amnesty International recently. I didn’t really know anything about it or any of the many other organizations out there other than what might be generally gleaned from the public chatter and the image that is self generated by them.
What I found is not really encouraging with regards to that organisation’s impartiality.
Even a simple read from that “bathroom wall” of the internet, Wikipedia, contains sufficient information to cast doubt on this organization’s pronouncements.
“During the early history of Amnesty International, as it has now been proven by various documents, the organization was secretly supported by the British Foreign Office. In 1963, the Foreign Office instructed its operatives abroad to provide “discreet support” for Amnesty’s campaigns.”
Why would the UK government be supporting a human rights organization’s campaigns?
The answer is certainly not because of British governments’ concern for human rights… lol. Just see my post on the British government of Harold Wilson’s ethnic cleansing of the people of the Chagos Islands. Perhaps that goverment sees such organizations as another useful tool with which to pressure other nations, as part of a bigger strategy.
More importantly, are Amnesty International’s secret ties to western governments completely gone now? Or do goverments still wield influence with human rights organizations today?
It is certainly possible. We’ve been told many times how inappropriate links between governments and supposedly independent organizations – when ultimately uncovered – have been severed.
Many times these assurances of severed inappropriate ties turn out be yet another deception. The links continue – just better hidden.
Operation Mockingbird is one of the more notable examples of this.
With the American led global warmongering around the world these last 2 decades, there are gigantic mountains of examples of human rights abuses for these organizations to investigate. But when have we ever heard of an ongoing and highly public human rights campaign against western abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezeula or Libya? Never.
The Sudan Vision, a daily newspaper in Africa compared Amnesty to the infamously meddling organization, the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and claimed:
“Amnesty International is, in essence, a British intelligence organization which is a part of the (UK) Government decision making system.”
Funding of Amnesty International.
It is claimed that Amnesty International has still been receiving grants over the past ten years from the UK government, the EU, as well as the United States government amongst others. References to these claims can be found in the above link.
Amnesty International (USA) has also received funding from American corporate giants such as the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
Any supposedly independent and impartial human rights styled organization that accepts funding from a western government and/or western corporate giants surely raises an immediate red flag with regards to their impartiality and credibility. History has proven this time and again. Why would it be any different now?
We see this today in the many organizations, mostly “think tanks”, that spread one sided, highly misleading, often false allegations and information about, for example, Uighers in Xinjiang.
Aside from its spurious funding model, it was Amnesty International who swallowed the infamously fake “Nahyriah” testimony to the US Congress about Iraqi soldiers “killing babies in incubators in Kuwait” story in the run up to the American led invasion of Iraq in 1991. After Kuwati girl Nahyriah’s tear-filled testimony was later shown to be based upon misleading information, Amnesty had to issue a retraction on their story.
Didn’t they do their homework very well in the first place? Were they simply parrotting western nonsense?
Nahyriah was the daughter of the Kuwati ambassador to the United States. An immediate and obvious fact that would warrant great skepticism surely to anyone looking to substantiate her testimony. Apparently not. The story went global anyway.
How do people really find out anything real and truthful today? The mainstream media is a sham. Elected officials lie and deceive as easily as breathing. Independent organizations and “think tanks” (another huge red flag if ever there was one) are as lethal as crossing a minefield.
I guess that is why more and more people are abandoning mainstream organizations and turning to private citizen media. This strategy is fraught with danger as well with extremists and opportunists standing on every block corner, looking for unquestioning suckers to come along to further their own ends.
So where to go?
Inside ourselves. We are the master’s of our own destiny, our own thoughts and opinions. But we need to create them ourselves, a process that can take years.
The media only want to trick you for profit. Human “rights” organizations sometimes have their own agenda. They have their own agendas.
Only our own thoughts and ideas are truly ours. Make some today.