Monday, October 19, 2020

Thailand is Next Battleground for Washington's War with China

 US uses Asian youth to create regional anti-Chinese front aimed at isolating Beijing and crippling Asia's economic rise. 

  • Western media admits regional protests are now targeting China
  • Protests complain about "bad economy," but target region's primary trade partner and investor
  • Opposition parties backing protests have anti-Chinese policies aimed at blocking Beijing's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative 
  • US funds each nation's movement, organizing them into a regional "Milk Tea Alliance" 
  • US efforts to reorganize Asia are similar to the disastrous US-engineered "Arab Spring"

October 20, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Easily lured by platitudes, poetry, and themes stolen from fictional stories - youth across Asia - led by US government-funded opposition groups - are being organized into a regional front aimed at confronting China and crippling the economic prosperity of the region. 

Across the US government's own policy papers and statements - the notion of maintaining American "primacy" over Asia specifically requires that Asia itself is unable to rise economically or militarily independent of the United States and its Western allies. This was not only the entire crux of America's "Pivot to Asia" but also the unifying theme of Washington's current trade war with China. 

Reuters in its article, "Hong Kong activists rally in support of Thai protesters," now admits that Thai and Hong Kong protesters are co-organizing protests in Thailand and China - claiming (emphasis added): 

Links have grown between protesters in Thailand and Hong Kong in a movement called the "Milk Tea Alliance", referring to drinks popular in both places. Seen as advocating for democracy, the movement's netizens in Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan have unleashed a wave of online criticism of China.

Reuters never explains what "criticism of China" has to do with "democracy" in Thailand - and while the article notes "links" between Thai and Hong Kong protests - it never mentions the most important link - US government funding. 

The US Funds Regional Unrest Aimed at China, Hiding Behind "Democracy"  

While individual movements in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, and now Laos are supposedly pursuing "democracy" and "freedom" - demands made by protesters have been ambiguous with the only concrete aspects of their protests being the economic impact and instability they are creating and their increasingly transparent, coordinated campaign aimed at China.

So much so does the "Milk Tea Alliance" echo of US State Department talking points that it is not a surprise to find that movement that belongs to the alliance is funded by the US government.

READ MORE: The Complete Guide: US Government Role in Thailand's "Student Protests" 
READ MORE: Pro-US "Milk Tea Alliance" Role in Thai Protests Admitted by Reuters

US-funded riots in Hong Kong took on an anti-Chinese tone from the very beginning - with demands for "independence" and the preservation of British colonial dictates being at the center of their movement. 

In Thailand - what had begun as a bid to reverse the opposition's lose in 2019 general elections through extralegal street mobs - has quickly and predictably morphed into an attack on Thailand's institutions - particularly the military, monarchy, and the nation's largest businesses - all in a bid to undermine or entirely uproot those who have pivoted the nation toward Beijing. 

Protesters in Thailand are now - daily - blocking Thai roads in order to both curse the Thai government and complain about China - Thailand's most important economic partner. 

US-Funded Thai Agitators Link Up with Hong Kong Rioters

US-funded agitators in Thailand follow Hong Kong playbook - decrying police "violence" and "censorship" while attacking and silencing their own critics with the Western media's help. 

Thai Summary: ม้อปไทยกับม้อปฮ่องกงเชื่อมโยงกัน   ในไทยกลุ่มผู้ประท้วงเรียกร้องประชาธิปไตย ลงถนนปิดการจราจร เเต่กลับประท้วงเรียกร้องเอกราชจากจีนให้ฮ่องกง ส่วนเนติวิทย์ก็ชวนทวีตแฮชเเท็ก MilkTeaAlliance ส่วนที่ฮ่องกง โจชัวหว่อง นำทีมสี่ถึงห้าคนไปประท้วงหน้าสถานกงสุลไทย
ม้อปเชื่อมโยงม้อปเพราะผู้สนับสนุนเดียวกัน ไม่เพียงเเค่ต้องการสร้างปัญหาในทวีปเอเชียเท่านั้น ยูเอส เน้นงัดข้อกับจีนเลย ส่วนม้อปนั้นออกมาเรียกร้องสิทธิ์ในการเเสดงออกจากรัฐบาลไม่ให้ปิดกั้นฝ่ายตน เเต่ฝ่ายตัวเองกลับโจมตีผู้คิดต่าง พยายามบล็อกรีพอทเพื่อลบบัญชีทวิสเตอร์ของ "แองเจโล จูเลียโน" สื่อที่ทวีตข่าวข้อความต่อต้านกลุ่มผู้ประท้วง!! สองมาตรฐานชัดๆ

October 19, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) -  Without doubt now - anti-government protests organized by Thailand's corrupt billionaire-led opposition and funded by the US government have openly linked themselves to US-funded opposition groups who had fuelled months of violence and unrest in Hong Kong, China. 

US-backed Thai agitators have now openly expanded their movement to include demands regarding Hong Kong and ultimately aimed at their foreign sponsor's number one competitor - China.  

Blocking Thai Roads, Complaining about Hong Kong

Last night - protesters in Thailand's capital of Bangkok were heard declaring Hong Kong as a "country" that should have its "independence restored" amid their own calls to overthrow Thailand's government, military, and constitutional monarchy.  

Today, Thai agitator Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal sought to "trend" the US State Department's propaganda campaign - the "Milk Tea Alliance" - on Twitter - declaring in a social media post that: 

Hong Kong people stand with us. Let us, stand with Hong Kong! Today at 15:00 (16:00 HK Time) I invite everybody to tweet with hastag #save12hkyouth and #MilkTeaAlliance. Make them to 1st trend in the world.

Joshua Wong's "protest" outside the Thai consulate in Hong Kong drew more reporters than demonstrators which numbered fewer than 5. He is seen in a social media post published on his Twitter account flashing the 3-finger salute adopted by Thailand's US-funded opposition. 

Later in the evening small groups of protesters around Bangkok Thailand blocking roads and diverting tens of thousands of commuters were heard making more demands - this time regarding the "Hong Kong 12." 

Thai protesters blocking Thai roads and then complaining about Hong Kong reveals just how far from a legitimate local protest this movement is - and how it serves solely as a vector of influence for the United States against China. 

The US is funding virtually every aspect of Thailand's ongoing protests - just as Washington did in Hong Kong, China. 

READ MORE: The Complete Guide: US Government Role in Thailand's "Student Protests"

China is currently Thailand's largest trading partner, largest foreign investor, largest source of tourism, largest arms supplier - replacing the US - and is a key partner with Thailand in several major infrastructure projects from building 5G telecommunication networks to linking both countries with high-speed rail lines already under construction. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Thailand Moves Against Fugitive Billionaire's VoiceTV and US-funded Prachatai

Media funded by the US government to divide and destroy Thailand faces temporary restrictions. Other media funded and run by fugitive billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra and his political machine also face temporary restrictions. 

Thai Summary: รัฐบาลไทยเดินหน้าปิดสื่อเเละองค์กรเสี้ยมม้อปที่สนับสนุนโดยชาติตะวันตก เป็นการชั่วคราว   ในขณะที่สื่อตะวันตกเเละฝ่ายผู้ประท้วง ออกมาเคลื่อนไหวโจมตีกระทำของรัฐบาลว่าเป็นการคุกคามเสรีภาพในการพูด และปฏิเสธว่า US ไม่ได้อยู่เบื้องหลังหรือเป็นท่อน้ำเลี้ยงการประท้วง เเต่ถ้าดู background ของสื่อมันขัดกับที่ออกมาเเก้ตัว   Voice TV.  - เจ้าของคือคนไกลในดูใบ   ประชาไท - อ้างว่าตนเป็นสื่อไม่เเสวงหาผลกำไร แต่ประชาไทมีรายชื่ออยู่บนเว็บไซต์อย่างเป็นทางการของ US NED ในฐานะ "มูลนิธิสื่อเพื่อการศึกษาชุมชน" ,และ"กรรมการบริหาร" ของประชาไท จิรนุช เปรมชัยพร ยังเป็นสมาชิก NED ของสหรัฐด้วย

October 19, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The Thai government has announced it is moving against media organizations promoting unrest in Thailand including fugitive billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra's VoiceTV and US government-funded Prachatai. 

While the Western media and opposition groups in Thailand are decrying the move as an attack on "free speech" - they fail to mention that VoiceTV is owned and operated by billionaire fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra who is currently hiding abroad from multiple jail sentences, arrest warrants, and a list of additional, mounting legal cases. 

READ MORE: The Complete Guide: US Government Role in Thailand's "Student Protests"

Thaksin Shinawatra is also guilty of having killed thousands of innocent people in 2003 during a politically-motivated "war on drugs," making him and his political supporters the worst human rights violators in Thailand's history. 

Even Human Rights Watch - now an apologist for Thaksin Shinawatra and his crimes - would at the time admit in their 2004 report "Not Enough Graves" (PDF, page 1) that (emphasis added): 

Thaksin government instructed police and local officials that persons charged with drug offenses should be considered “security threats” and dealt with in a “ruthless” and “severe” manner. The result of the initial three-month phase of this campaign was some 2,275 extrajudicial killings, which the government blamed largely on gangs involved in the drug trade; arbitrary inclusion of drug suspects on poorly prepared government “blacklists” or “watchlists;” intimidation of human rights defenders; violence, arbitrary arrest, and other breaches of due process by Thai police; and coerced or mandatory drug treatment.

Since being removed from power Thaksin Shinawatra has attempted to seize back power several times including through the use of armed violence in 2009 and again in 2010 in mobs and riots similar to those today. 

2010 unrest backed by Thaksin Shinawatra financially and through his media and political networks led to the deaths of over 100 people and rioting, looting, and arson across Bangkok.