By Tony Cartalucci
The indeterminate first beginnings of a long-awaited US-backed tone series has begun in Thailand, with a tiny criticism of under 100 protesters in the downtown district of Thailand’s collateral Bangkok.
Despite the petite inlet of the protest, the Western media and Western-funded organizations posing as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) remade the eventuality into title news.
The criticism leaders vowed to accumulate weekly until their demands were met. This is a thinly potential threat, with the protests holding place precisely where prior protests orderly by the same interests carried out gun battles with supervision troops, mass murder against counter-protesters, and committed widespread and harmful arson in the surrounding areas.
The protesters find to overpower Thailand’s eccentric institutions including its military and inherent monarchy, and return US proxies to power, quite billionaire and former primary minister, Thaksin Shinawatra and his Pheu Thai Party (PTP). Thaksin Shinawatra is a convicted rapist who fled Thailand to hedge a two year jail judgment and a innumerable of justice cases still tentative trial.
In essence, US-backed protesters find to return a refugee to energy by proxy, a identical unfolding to 2011 when Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, plainly ran as his substitute in elections his domestic party won. The 2011 campaign slogan, “Thaksin Thinks, Pheu Thai Does” plainly flaunted the extralegal inlet of PTP’s bid for office. After presumption power, comparison PTP members would frequently leave Thailand to join with Thaksin Shinawatra in person, offer highlighting the fact a convicted rapist and refugee was using Thailand’s supervision rather than his nepotist allocated sister – a fact presumably wanting by Western media reports, or excused.
By 2014, after over half a year of protests and the fall of PTP’s rice subsidies it used in 2011 to captivate voters, the military once again staged a manoeuvre and suspended Yingluck Shinawatra from office. Since the manoeuvre – Yingluck Shinawatra, like her hermit – has been convicted of crime and cursed to 5 years in prison. She too has fled Thailand and joins her hermit in outcast as a fugitive.
Despite a domestic party run by convicted criminals and fugitives, Western diplomats and a collection of faux-activists they fund and classify in Bangkok approach judicious elections in which Thaksin Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party will still run in and will likely win. Elections have been frequently behind precisely to forestall this unfolding from happening, with any check designed to give the supervision some-more time to lessen the power, wealth, and change Shinawatra and his unfamiliar backers still swing to extend themselves parole from the order of law.
While a party plainly run by a refugee contesting elections in the United States or Europe from abroad would be unthinkable, this is precisely the tender US and European diplomats approach of Thailand to accept.
Who are the Protesters?
The Western media has intentionally covered up the loyal inlet of Thailand’s protesters, just as they have finished around other US-organized regime change campaigns around the universe from the supposed “Arab Spring” in which “pro-democracy activists” incited out to be members of nonconformist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and even Al Qaeda, and in Ukraine where “Euromaiden” mobs were led by verbatim Neo-Nazi fronts, quite Svoboda.
Admitting who Thailand’s presumably “pro-democracy activists” are would immediately lurch the nascent protest’s legitimacy against the rocks of general open opinion, which is precisely because the Western media is intentionally mischaracterizing the protests.
In 2014, the day after the military strictly private Yingluck Shinawatra from power, the US Embassy in Bangkok helped classify the origination of the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) front. Funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – appearing on NED’s Thailand 2014 list – the front is one of several components of Washington’s regime change machine in Thailand.
TLHR itself specializes in advocating and fortifying other US-funded agitators seeking regime change. TLHR members themselves have been frequently arrested for sequence acts of subversion. In responding the doubt of who defends those charged by the West to urge its agitators, the answer is unfamiliar embassy staff themselves from the US, Canada, UK, and EU.
TLHR conduct Sirikan “June” Charoensiri has frequently posed in pictures with unfamiliar embassy staff on her way to face doubt per her foreign-funded activity. In many instances, unfamiliar embassy staff will actually accompany her – and other recipients of unfamiliar supports – to police stations in a sign of open support for their ongoing sedition.
In one picture – which enclosed Western diplomats from mixed nations – posted by UK embassy staffer Dan Fieller, the following heading would read:
Supporting [ Sirikan Charoensiri] from [TLHR] in Thailand as she faces rapist charges for doing her pursuit as a [human rights] lawyer.
Fieller and others, including Charoensiri herself, have refused to respond to mixed questions concerning the dispute of seductiveness of posing as human rights lawyers while receiving unfamiliar appropriation and representing unfamiliar interests unrelated, even against to genuine human rights advocacy. This is quite so when deliberation those these “human rights lawyers” are fortifying and the fact that they are supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, his domestic party, and his street front, the supposed “red shirts” who have frequently resorted to intimidation, violence, mass murder, and systematic terrorism which included the bombing of a hospital just last year.
In further to particular diplomats operative at Western embassies in Bangkok, the UK Foreign Office itself has plainly and frequently supposing support for Charoensiri and others across its central social media accounts.
Like in Syria and Libya where crackdowns on sincere terrorism were cursed by Western governments, Western media, and Western-funded fronts posing as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the West is hiding a aroused transformation and its supporters behind the skinny deceive of “democracy” and “human rights” advocacy.
Also saved by the US supervision around NED are media fronts like Prachatai, the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF), and the Isaan Record. All 3 have frequently covered up their unfamiliar funding, refusing to divulge it to their readers, at other times denying it, while still at other times attempting to boot any arrange of dispute of seductiveness per receiving unfamiliar supports and representing unfamiliar interests by their supposed “journalism.”
Despite denials and deflections per US funding, all 3 platforms are plainly listed as NED recipients on NED’s Thailand 2011 and Thailand 2017 lists. In further to Prachatai’s endless NED funding, its “executive director” Chiranuch Premchaiporn is also strictly an NED fellow.
And while the tangible criticism leaders themselves – including Sirawith Seritiwat and Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa of the “New Democracy Movement” and Rangsiman Rome of the “Democracy Restoration Group” – have not disclosed financial support supposing to them by unfamiliar governments, they plainly join with, accept domestic support from, and energetically represent the interests of unfamiliar governments – quite the US, Canada, the UK, and the EU.
Like Jun of TLHR – these criticism leaders frequently poise for photographs with unfamiliar diplomats, and frequently accept approach support from them when confronting authorised charges.
Sirawith Seritiwat, alongside associate foreign-backed agitators Arnon Nampa, Than Rittiphan, Songtham Kaewpanpreuk, posed with Sandra De Waele, an EU diplomat. The central “European Union in Thailand” Facebook comment published the following heading under the photo:
The conduct of the Political Section of the Delegation, Sandra De Waele, met with a organisation of students and activists, namely Songtham Kaewpanpreuk, Sirawith Seritiwat, Arnon Nampa and Than Rittiphan. Arnon and Sirawith were quickly incarcerated on 14 February for peacefully expressing their domestic opinion. The European Union is strongly committed to the element of leisure of countenance and has consistently called on the Thai authorities to honour that freedom.
The EU commission frequently and very plainly supports and collaborates with pro-Shinawatra supporters posing as “activists.” When Shinawatra’s supporters pounded anti-Shinawatra protesters in 2014 with conflict rifles, palm grenades, and 40mm M-79 grenade launchers, Western diplomats were presumably wholly silent, or worse, attempted to urge the conflict as small expressions of “frustration.”
Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, now in jail for his role in swelling Western propaganda, frequently receives subsidy from unfamiliar embassies in Bangkok demanding his release. Canadian diplomat Shawn Friele would meet and poise for pictures with Jutupat Boonpattararaksa’s relatives he then posted opposite social media. The heading for the photo read:
Honoured to meet with relatives of Pai Dao Din. Pai’s 200 and days in apprehension shows hurdles to order of law and due routine in Thailand.
Rangsiman Rome, in further to allegedly seeking “democracy,” in no fluke attempted to vigour the stream Thai supervision per rail plan deals being struck with Beijing that the United States also wants behind or wholly disrupted.
Before formulating this latest collection of proxies, Western embassies including member from the US, plainly supposing support to Thaksin Shinawatra’s prior street front, the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) better famous as “red shirts.” The UDD has suffered a predicament of legitimacy after committing sequence acts of mass murder and terrorism. Despite having “redressed” the UDD for this latest pull for regime change, many protesters can still be seen wearing their red shirts to events.
While the skinny stratagem this collection of faux-activists and NGOs is “democracy” and “human rights,” it is transparent that they offer as an prolongation of Western change in Thailand. While they approach “elections,” it is transparent that they merely approach elections they are assured will return Western domestic proxies like Shinawatra and his PTP to power. And in further to demanding regime change, these proxies are also plainly aiding the US in attempts to interrupt flourishing ties between Bangkok and Beijing, portion Washington’s interests, not Thailand’s.
US designs directed at Thailand are partial of a much incomparable strategy of surrounding and containing China presumably with US-controlled substitute states, or a ring of destabilized nations unqualified of providing China constructive economic, military, and domestic ties.
The “activism” of presumably “pro-democracy” groups saved and/or corroborated by Western governments in Thailand are already plainly questioning, condemning, and actively seeking to interrupt these ties.
Thailand is a pivotal Southeast Asian state with a vast race and a clever economy that has been incrementally building ties with Beijing at the responsibility of US informal hegemony.
Once deliberate a brave fan of the United States, given stealing Thaksin Shinawatra from energy in a 2006 military coup, the Thai investiture has begun a unconditional change in unfamiliar policy, replacing its aging arsenal of US military hardware with Chinese, Russian, and European equipment, including hundreds of Chinese tanks and armored crew carries and even Chinese naval vessels including the nation’s first merger of submarines.
Bangkok has inked deals with China per metro rail systems as good as inhabitant rail networks including high speed rail systems that will bond not only Thai cities, but bond Thailand to its neighbors to the north and south, and to China’s Yunnan province.
Thailand has also begun conducting corner military exercises with China, balancing what had been for years Washington’s disdainful domain represented by its annual Cobra Gold exercises.
Under Thaksin Shinawatra between 2001-2006, Thailand followed a decidedly pro-US unfamiliar policy, which enclosed promulgation Thai troops to attend in the US advance of Iraq in 2003, the hosting of the US CIA’s delivery program, attempts at sealing a US-Thai free trade agreement but open or parliamentary support, and the selling off of Thailand’s nationalized healthy resources to Western oil corporations.
It is transparent that the United States would like to return to such an arrangement. After providing over a decade of support around Washington’s largest lobbying firms, permitting Shinawatra free transport opposite the US and Europe despite his rapist self-assurance and his standing as not only a fugitive, but as a human rights violator, and the mobilization of the Western media in support of Shinawatra’s mixed bids to seize back energy – it is transparent that should Shinawatra or his proxies ever return to power, they have an measureless debt to Wall Street, Washington, London, and Brussels to compensate back.
Part of repaying the West – including for the stream tone series the US is attempting to classify in Bangkok – will be reversing flourishing ties with Beijing.
It is misleading precisely how the stream supervision will hoop these protests. The supervision allowed the protests to go brazen with the only chapter being to equivocate conflict and disrupting the public.
One unfolding is that elections are likely to be deferred until next year, and presumably even after than that.
The longer these protests continue, the some-more formidable it will be for the Western press, Western embassies, and their collection of faux-NGOs to cover up the inlet of who is heading them and why. Over this duration of time, the supervision and media can start exposing and undermining the credit of claims these protests are “pro-democracy” and not merely unfamiliar saved mobs seeking to place a party run by Shinawatra – a refugee hiding abroad – back into power.
It will also be formidable to means the protests but expending incomparable amounts of income and resources and so exposing those financing them. While the purported criticism leaders poise as “students” and “independent activists,” it will turn extravagantly transparent that vast well-financed interests are really organizing and sponsoring them.
Ultimately, the protests can be eternally abandoned by the stream government, unless protesters confirm to interrupt inner businesses, the public, and/or once again review to conflict as the UDD has finished frequently around its existence. However, as in the past, the use of conflict by supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra will simply lower the predicament of legitimacy the antithesis already suffers from and maybe even incite a much larger, publicly upheld recoil against the protesters as was seen in 2013-2014.
In this scenario, the supervision may simply give the criticism the time required to destroy itself while stability to perform its oath to check elections as prolonged as required to lift out reforms – in other difference – make it unfit for Pheu Thai to win elections as prolonged as Shinawatra – a refugee hiding abroad – plainly runs the party.
The second unfolding is where elections are eventually held, and if Shinawatra’s proxies come back into power, Thailand’s institutions patiently wait for the supervision to once again misstep and incite protests, and once again entice the military to intervene. With any involvement – while there carries a accumulation of risks – the military has successfully cut down Shinawatra’s domestic energy and change while exposing the role of Western interests nosiness in Thailand’s inner domestic affairs.
In the case of presumably scenario, one cause stays consistent – the arise of China and with it the rest of Asia. Each flitting year marks a decrease in US informal supremacy and a some-more estimable change of informal energy driven by Asia’s interests, not Washington’s.
In presumably scenario, as prolonged as Thailand’s eccentric institutions equivocate a major misstep and patiently and delicately understanding with Western-backed subversion, the changeable dynamics of geopolitical energy in the segment will eventually make Western-sponsored regime change altogether impossible.
However, with the awaiting of regime change taken off the list as an effective apparatus of duress used by the US, Thailand is likely to humour larger incidents of terrorism, as seen in 2015 during the Erawan Shrine bombing carried out by Uyghur terrorists related to NATO’s “Grey Wolves” belligerent organization. Western-funded faux-NGOs are already increasingly changeable their courtesy toward Thailand’s ongoing misunderstanding in its low south, attempting to precedence the removed dispute into a inhabitant predicament used to order and destroy the republic just as Western interests are doing in adjacent Myanmar.
US tone revolutions count on widespread open ignorance, lightning quick chaos, and fresh governments incompetent to cope with the instability and eventually conflict the US uses to pursue regime change. Thailand’s supervision has had copiousness of time to anticipate its strategy with examples around the universe of how to successfully better US-backed subversion, and how not to. Only time will tell how much Thailand has not just learned, but mastered in repulsion this form of geopolitical attack.
Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, generally for the online magazine“New Eastern Outlook”., where this essay first appeared.