Myanmar’s military junta is completely misunderstood. The generals in the West are being dismissed as the worst conspirators who overthrew the elected government last month, imprisoned government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and now brutally suppressed street protests. But they had to intervene to correct the shameful election fraud and prevent Suu Kyi from handing over the country to its big neighbor China.
That’s it Frame Controversial campaigner is going to clean up the international fortress of generals. This seems to be the case for Ari Ben-Menashe, 69, an Israeli-Canadian security expert and businessman. Homeland– Series may come: Big shot at Israeli Secret Service, arms dealer, PR consultant for Dickens & Matson Canada agency.
In short, for countless questionable leaders who have been involved in shady affairs for decades, presidential candidates from Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe to Sudanese general and war criminal Mohammed Hamdan Takalo (‘Hemati’) are from Venezuela, Tunisia and Kyrgyzstan. Best PR to Myanmar General Min Aung Hlong and his fellow board members.
According to documents filed with the U.S. Department of Justice, the military regime is paying $ 2 million to Ben-Menashe to explain the “real situation” surrounding the coup. He will represent Myanmar in Washington, D.C., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Russia and the United Nations – all because of the removal of Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN.
Ari Ben-Menashe was born in 1951 in Tehran, Iran, the son of Iraqi Jews. He immigrated to Israel as a young man, served in the Israeli Army and served in the Directorate of Military Intelligence for ten years from 1977, where his Iranian background and knowledge of languages (such as Persian and Arabic) came into play. Instead, he will gain his intelligence experiences for life.
Ben-Menashe first caused a stir in the 1980s when US President Ronald Reagan made a deal with Iranian aides in the 1980s to release hostages at the US embassy in Tehran after Reagan won the election. From Jimmy Carter.
Ben-Menashe claims that in 1986, U.S. government officials broke up illegal arms supplies to Iran in retaliation for funding secret wars against left-wing insurgents in Central America. He leaked information about the Iran-Contra affair to the American media and wrote a book about it in 1992. Profits of the war: Inside the secret US-Israeli arms network.
Ben-Menashe ends up in a US cell in 1989 after three military transport planes were sold to Iran. He claims to have arranged the deal on behalf of Israel, but Israel denies it. The question of whether he is a top spy or an imaginary military translator remains a recurring theme. Passports filled with visas from distant lands must prove to be really important. In 1991 an arbitrator acquitted him.
After the trial, Ben-Menache is worse. He is seeking asylum in Australia, claiming he has been prosecuted by the United States and Israel for revealing government secrets, including evidence for a book written by journalist Seymour Hersh on Israel’s nuclear weapons strategy. But he will not get refugee status. He moved to Canada, married a Canadian woman, became a Canadian citizen and settled in Montreal.
Ben-Menashe is a man of a lifetime who knows people who are influential everywhere and wants to talk about it. He initially claims that Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and sex offender who died in prison in 2019, created sex records of politicians and businessmen and provided them to the Israeli secret service for extortion purposes. In 1991 he accused British media chief Robert Maxwell of being a Mossad agent. According to Ben-Menashe in the hands of Mossad, Maxwell dies soon after falling from his boat.
In the midst of all the campaign work, Ben-Menache leads a turbulent personal life. In 2002 he was subjected to domestic violence by his ex-wife, but was released. Through his company Tracker Resources & Logistics, he shipped 12,000 tons of soybeans to Uzbekistan in 2005, which went missing without a trace. His business partner has been arrested in the United States for fraud. In 2012, his home in Montreal was hit by a firebomb.
The general thread for his new work, The Defense of the Military Governing Body in Myanmar, was clarified by Ben-Menache in interviews this week: Aung San Suu Kyi’s dismissal of the civilian government made the military more respectable by portraying it as black as possible. Suu Kyi, for example, is said to have played a key role in persecuting the Rohingya Muslim minority, and opened the door to China’s influence.
Generals, on the other hand, The Good guys, Advises Ben-Menashe. They deny being ‘Chinese puppets’ and want to keep Myanmar within the Western sphere of influence. They also want to repatriate the 700,000 Rohingya who were forcibly deported to Bangladesh in 2017. He himself must now fund Saudi Arabia and the Emirates for that operation. In the end, if a better civilian government is elected, the generals will say goodbye to politics, Ben-Menache said. But it is ‘a process’.
“Introvert. Communicator. Tv fanatic. Typical coffee advocate. Proud music maven. Infuriatingly humble student.”