Jonathan Manz, in LankaWeb
ONE: “Pivot-to-Asia: America executes a Ligthening Coup to take control ofa strategic Island in the Indian Ocean” …. in LankaWeb, 13 June 2022 …. note DATE
Bewildered, reeling and confused, Sri Lankans are just beginning to pick up the pieces of the jigsaw to decipher the events of Black-Monday, 09 May 22, when America, with its all-too-familiar ‘false-flag’ operations, executed a lightning Coup, to take control of the strategic Island in the Indian Ocean.
Taking control of the Island-Nation was critical to the Americans to implement their re-chartered game-plan for the Indian-Ocean region; this plan, they were compelled to develop following the unexpected defeat of their proxy mercenaries in Sri Lanka.
A military-style appreciation was sketched-out by John Kerry in his report of Dec 2009 and subsequently fleshed out into an action- plan, code named ‘Pivot-to-Asia’, by President Obama.
Populist leader, Mahinda Rajapakse, an unrelenting thorn in the side of the Americans who consider Sri Lanka their holy-grail, was unceremoniously deposed as Prime Minister in a bizarre turn of events that began just five meters from the US Embassy in Colombo.
Intelligence reports suggest that ‘Operation Mahinda’ was a classic false-flag operation by the Americans, to rid Sri Lanka of her forward Prime Minister who had refused to budge to make room for Wickramasinghe, the IMF and the MCC.
Although Black Monday was successful in dislodging a major impediment to US policy in Sri Lanka, the plan to do a ‘Gaddafi’ on the charismatic Prime Minister, failed.
The speed of the unfolding drama was not lost on President Rajapakse; he colluded with matching alacrity and surprised nearly everyone, especially Government Parliamentarians, with his controversial selection of Wickramasinghe as his Prime Minister.
Wickramasinghe is an unrepentant American apologist who has pledged to be an active partner of the US in its ‘Pivot-to-Asia’ strategy; his policies are at variance with the policies of the current government, clearly enunciated in its Election manifesto of 2019, which ensured the Rajapakses an overwhelming majority in parliament.
Senior politicians assert that the President’s rationale in choosing Wickramasinghe is flawed and violates Article 43 (3) of the Constitution.
These politicians deride President Rajapakse’s view that Wickramasinghe is the person most likely to command the confidence of the 225-member assembly which paradoxically is dominated by the President’s own Party.
It is ironic that Wickramasinghe is the lone member of his Party in parliament, having suffered the ignominy of not being able to secure even his own seat; 54 members of his party, openly expressing their lack of confidence in the man, secured parliamentary seats at the General Elections after defecting from Wickramasinghe’s Party and contesting under their own banner.
Wickramasinghe made a sneak entry into parliament, through the National List.
If the parliamentarians had any plans to challenge the President’s selection of Wickramasinghe as PM, they were squashed by the terror unleashed on Black Monday.
With the breakdown of the State’s Intelligence and Security apparatus, the law-makers were petrified with fear; para-military mobs were allowed to roam untethered on the streets, unleashing violence and terror in their wake; unbridled anarchy reigned supreme; the entire county was set ablaze.
The President, responsible for the security of the Country and the personal safety of her citizens, failed very badly.
Organised groups of hoodlums, working on carefully choreographed patterns of arson and destruction, unleashed terror with military precision on the country’s Legislators, torching their properties, lynching some and attempting to create a ‘Gaddafi’ style scenario in Sri Lanka.
The Parliament which should reflect the sovereign voice of the people, communicated through the democratic exercise of their franchise, reflects today the anarchical voice of terror projected at ‘Galle Face’; Wickramasinghe has been appointed as the de facto leader of the ‘Pohottuwa’ government.
It was only two and a half years ago when Wickramasinghe, with his Americentric policies, was booted out of office by the people; the American apologist was, at the time, on the verge of signing the ‘MCC Compact’, one of the crucial components in Operation ‘Pivot-to-Asia’.
It was only public outrage that prevented Wickramasinghe signing the Compact; it had seemed that the bygone election was Wickramasinghe’s swan song.
That, was to disregard the many options the Americans had in their arsenal to destabilise and take control of Sri Lanka.
What happened on Black Monday was a coup d’état in which an American votary, rejected by the people, was installed as the Prime Minister with callous disregard to democracy, the Constitution and the sovereign will of the people.
This was done with the indispensable collaboration of President Rajapakse, an American citizen till two years ago, who is yet required to meet his obligations to the United States of America as the spouse of an American citizen.
Analysts say that with a conniving Executive and a terrorised Legislature, the Americans have seized control of this strategic Island; only the Judiciary remains, to be completely broken down.
Wickramasinghe publicly asserted that he would be changing the policies which brought President Rajapakse into power; he has already initiated measures in that direction.
“Are the decisions taken and policies implemented by a government brought into power by a Coup and sustained by a Legislature frozen by terror, valid?” This is the question on the lips of ordinary Sri Lankans.
They also ask, “Could these policies and decisions be challenged and overturned when Democracy and Constitutionality are restored in Sri Lanka?”
Observers say that Black Monday has the hallmarks of the Ukrainian Coup of 20th Feb 2014, when the US executed a false-flag operation and stage-managed events to undemocratically unseat a democratically elected President and to thereafter unconstitutionally change the Constitution of the country, placing in power an American apologist.
There is commonality between what happened in Ukraine and the events in Sri Lanka; America’s F-bomb, Victoria Nuland, was here in Sri Lanka too.
Some questions are being asked. “Are, unknown to Sri Lanka, para-military units being trained in urban warfare?”
Like in Ukraine, is the 33rd Brigade from Illinois involved in training elements like the 43rd Brigade?”
TWO: “Maharaja’s Jockstrap Protest at Galle-Face – a Re-Run of Ukraine’s ‘Maiden Square’ False-Flag Operation in February 2014
In Ukraine in Feb 2014, Yatsenyuk, a former Central Banker installed as the Junta Prime Minister, scrapped the Russian bail-out deal and sought instead IMF ‘assistance’. The IMF demanded the immediate implementation of austerity measures; pensions, heating-assistance and other social programs were slashed.
Describing the situation created by the coup, an analyst said “Regime change unleashed chaos, transforming Ukraine into a financial black hole”.
The Coup in Colombo, on 09th May 2022, had many features that resembled the Ukrainian Coup of 2014; several days prior to Sri Lanka’s Black Monday, Victoria Nuland, the architect of the Ukrainian Coup and now the US Deputy Secretary of State for Political affairs and Board member of the NED (the CIA), met up with NED funded protestors in Colombo on 23rd March 2022 as she did in Ukraine in Feb 2014 ; the simmering issues erupted in earnest after those visits. The CIA has reportedly invested 2.5 million USD for the Colombo subversion Project.
Sri Lanka was shocked when President Rajapakse, showing his hand and his complicity in the Coup, unconstitutionally appointed as Prime Minister, Wickramasinghe, a detested politician, rejected by the people and his party, who enjoys having his hair tousled by the Americans.
It became clear why President Rajapakse wanted Prime Minister Rajapakse to resign on 08th May 22.
President Rajapakse was one of the conspirators who plotted against the government of the people Sri Lanka who delegated their Executive authority to this man for a limited period of time; he conspired, standing with the Americans, against the expressed will of the people, thus condemning himself to be an Enemy of the State.
The Coup was partially successful; the legitimate Prime Minister was toppled and an illegitimate Prime Minister was installed. Wickramasinghe lost no time in telling the country that he would be aborting the will of the people – expressed strongly at the Elections of 2019 and 2020 – by repudiating the policies on which the government was elected.
Wickramasinghe made it clear that he would be moving the country into the IMF camp (Washington), privatising all Land in the country (in violation of the Constitution), initiating measures that would enable foreign Countries and entities to own Sri Lanka’s Land, resources and assets and, assist the US to establish in Sri Lanka the largest military Base in the Indo-Pacific region which would serve as the Headquarters of the ‘Indo-Pacific Command’; he hinted that he would be signing and ratifying the ACSA, SOFA and MCC Agreements.
With South Korea applying for membership in the NATO, it appears that NATO too is pivoting to Asia; Sri Lanka could well be a critical NATO Base in the Indian Ocean, abutting the Indian sub-continent.
With Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka being potential NATO candidates, in the light of recent developments, the US could well be developing a NATO capability which could either encircle China or chip away at the edges, to threaten the integrity of the Union of India.
In Sri Lanka, the coup on 09th May 22, nearly cost Mahinda Rajapakse his life; he is a fighter, especially when chips are down; he has already begun creating political ripples forcing the Americans and their dual-citizen cohorts to engage in psy-ops to assassinate him on social media.
President Rajapakse, considered by many Sri Lankans to be, if not the foremost, one of the leading traitors in the 2600-year history of the Island, escaped indictment and the wrath of the people in May 2022, by colluding with the plotters; if he too were swept-out now, how would Wickramasinghe be brought in as Prime Minister?
The plotters overthrew the legitimate government of Sri Lanka but retained Gotabaya Rajapakse as the President of the Junta.
It may perhaps be confusing to the ‘jockstrap and braces’ protestors at Galle Face, inanely chanting ‘Gota-Go-Home’, to perceive that the President, is a part of the Junta, which says that the Galle-Face protestors must stay on.
The Galle Face protestors do not seem to realise that they are perhaps unwitting players in the plot, to be made available as cannon fodder if and when the occasion demands.
Yes, Gota will go but only after completing the job the Americans have assigned him; analysts say that he needs to accomplish this, to their liking, to ensure a guaranteed safe exit.The Junta is required to facilitate the breakdown of what is left of the structures of the State (the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive) and to dilute the potency of the instruments that prop-up the structures of the State, such as the Constitution, the Police, the Clergy and the Military.
To achieve this end, the Junta must therefore, deliberately NOT take any meaningful steps to resolve the shortages, the queues and the frustration.
In such a situation only, would the frustration and anger of the people rise to a breaking-point.
Simultaneously, the Junta needs to provoke and confront these people, whose patience is at breaking point, with members of law enforcing agencies who, complying with orders perhaps, would be required to act unprofessionally and insensitively towards these people.
The stage is being set-up for a holocaust. When the situation explodes there would be anarchy, mayhem and carnage.
Developments within the country suggest that, that flash-point is not very far off; a date, 09th Jul 22, has been named by the American-funded political Parties and Unions, as D-day.
Pseudo left politicians are openly inciting insurrection and courting arrest, perhaps like Wijeweera seeking the protection of a prison cell to avoid being killed in any conflict with the security forces, a fate that may befall the ignorant flock resorting to anarchy.
When the need is to bring to book, immediately, all those inciting anarchy, the Junta fails to act against the insurrectionists.
All the American funded elements on the political chess board, are well positioned and strategically deployed: Viz, the political Parties, Trade unions, University unions, NGOs, TV anarchists and underworld, to name a few.
Forces, which could be described as auxiliary, have been diabolically and unwittingly lured into queues, to be effectively used by the American Junta, without their volition if the need arises.
These auxiliary forces (the people in fuel queues) are strategically ‘deployed’ around the length and breadth of the country; they can be easily mobilised to, cut-off cities and towns, take-over police stations, paralyse the country, create simultaneous flash-points island-wide, allow anarchical mobs a free rein in cities and towns (with police attention distracted elsewhere), lay siege to government establishments and make the country ungovernable.
In this scenario, the American Junta established on 09th May 22 will capitulate and hand over power to a new American Junta. The Americans would now be in total Control of the Island.
If the Americans believe that Gotabaya Rajapakse has done his job to their satisfaction, they will allow ‘Gota to Go Home’ and be re-united with his family.
If the Americans believe that Gotabaya has not completed the job given him, satisfactorily, the likely scenario would be a ‘military intervention on humanitarian grounds and the intervening forces would complete the task, left undone by Gotabaya.
Many analysts pose the question, “Is not waging war against the Government of Sri Lanka punishable with death”? If so, why are no investigations being initiated against Anura Dissanayake, Kumar Guneratnam and prominent Sri Lankan broadcasters like Watawela, Shaukat Ali and lawyers like Peiris?
Julie Chung, in gratitude to Dissanayake, visited him in his lair and invited 43rd Bde Champika Ranawaka for crumpets and tea.
Observers pose the question, “Julie, what is your take on ‘conspiracy to commit sedition’?” “Donald Trump is being investigated for ‘conspiracy to commit sedition’ for storming Capitol Hill; are you not in conflict with your government’s policy by hugging, kissing and encouraging anarchists who stormed the President’s House, Temple Trees and vandalised Government buildings?”
Julie it is time for you to go home. The people are angry as they chant, “Go-Home-Julie-Go Home; Go-home-Julie-Go-Home”
- Christopher Black = “Samantha Power leads USA’s Threatening Squeeze on Russia,” 7 October 2016, https://thuppahis.com/2016/10/07/samantha-power-leads-usas-threatening-squeeze-on-russia …………….. in Near Eastern Outlook 3 October 2016, where the title is “NATO’s War On Russia: The Winds Howl Before the Storm”
- Shamindra Ferdinando: “Naseby disclosure disregarded, Lanka reiterates commitment to Geneva process. Lord Ahmad reveals constructive meeting with Mangala in London,” 12 February 2019, http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=199313
- Richard Gowan 2015 “A Hardline R2P Interventionist? An American Analyst’s Interpretation of Samantha Power,” 22 November 2015, https://thuppahis.com/2015/11/22/a-hardline-r2p-interventionist-an-american-analysts-assessment-of-samantha-power-in-april-2014/#more-18552
- Stephen Wertheim: “A solution from hell: the United States and the rise of humanitarian interventionism, 1991–2003,” Journal of Genocide Research (2010), 12(3–4),
September–December 2010, 149–172
- Island Editorial 2015 “When will they ever learn, long time passing,” https://thuppahis.com/2015/11/16/when-will-they-ever-learn-long-time-passing-in-france-and-europe/
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