Friday, November 29, 2013

Thailand: Desperate Stunt By Embattled Dictator

To Scare Off Protesters - Regime Leaks "Plans" to "Murder" Them, Frames Self in Process. 

UPDATE December 7, 2013: It now has been revealed who Andrew Marshall's "source" was. None other than Thaksin Shinawatra's paid lobbyist, Robert Amsterdam himself. Revealed in an oafish self-admission intended to frame future bloodshed on protesters, Amsterdam and Marshall together reveal that Thaksin Shinawatra was behind gunmen who fired on both students and pro-regime supporters near Ramkamhaeng last Saturday, and are most likely still lurking throughout Bangkok waiting for orders.

Andrew Marshall's original warning, before the Ramkamhaeng deaths, was that Thaksin Shinawatra had deployed gunmen to make it appear as if protesters were firing on police and "civilians." That admission can be found in the below report. For more on Robert Amsterdam and Andrew Marshall's relationship, please see: "Meet a Propagandist." For more on the Shinawatra regime gunning down its own supporters, please read: "Atrocities Made-to-Order."

UPDATE December 1, 2013: Indeed, black-clad militants tied to the Thaksin regime have taken to the streets and murdered at least 1 student, and perhaps one of their own protesters. The primary English source of the leak, former Reuters journalist Andrew Marshall is now denying the militants had any ties to the embattled regime. Please read, "Thailand: As Promised Regime Deploys Black-Clad Militants," for video, photos, and more details.

November 30, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) - If a single drop of blood is shed in upcoming protests in Bangkok, and across the rest of Thailand, we know now where to point the finger.

In a bid to blunt another historic turnout against the embattled Thai dictatorship of Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck - the regime has intentionally leaked what must be fictitious "plans" to mass murder protesters in the street utilizing the same black-clad militants it used in 2010 to kill its own protesters, soldiers, and bystanders.

These "plans" are designed to instill terror and fear in would-be protesters and have already widely circulated across Thai social media and are now making their way into English via Thaksin's familiar propaganda channels. Of course, now the entire world knows that if even a single drop of blood is spilled, who is to blame - Thaksin Shinawatra, and his nepotist appointed proxy, prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Image: Screen grab from Andrew Marshall's Facebook page attempting to spread the regime's rumor of impending violence. The ham-handed attempt to induce fear and terror in potential would-be protesters has already spread across social media and now will implicate any and all violence in upcoming rallies to be pinned squarely on Thaksin and his sister Yingluck. The army will be fully justified in mobilizing and ousting a regime that now openly plots to mass murder dissenters. 

Thaksin Shinawatra's lobbyist Robert Amsterdam has hired former Reuters journalist, now discredited pen for hire, Andrew McGregor Marshall for a now multi-year propaganda campaign aimed against Thailand, its sovereignty, and its institutions. It was Andrew Marshall who suspiciously revealed the regime's intentionally leaked "plans" to mass murder protesters, police and bystanders in a Facebook post titled, "News Update From the Bangkok Protests" which read:
News update from the Bangkok protests. Abhisit Vejjajiva plans to join Suthep Thaugsuban's illegal anti-democracy rally tomorrow to try to revive flagging numbers. Meanwhile, Thaksin Shinawatra's secret "black shirt" force of provocateurs, mostly made up of navy SEALS and marines, is back on the streets again for the first time since May 2010 and has infiltrated Suthep's rabble. If protests escalate they will seek to incite deadly violence ahead of King Bhumibol's birthday to discredit Suthep and his movement for good. The military remains divided and weak, and top commanders have no intention of intervening for now. Unless sanity prevails in the next few days, there will be more bloodshed on the streets of Bangkok in early December.

Marshall claims that a "very reliable source" has passed this information onto him, begging one to wonder why he hasn't in turn, brought both this source and this information to the proper authorities as well as to the international media his former Reuters status still grant him access to? Failing to report a conspiracy to mass murder people when you have both the foreknowledge and the ability to do so, is in and of itself a crime.

Image: Screen grab taken of Marshall's Facebook link containing the leaked regime conspiracy to kill protesters, as well as assurances that his sources are "very reliable." One must ask why Marshall, a former Reuters journalist, has not taken his source and this information to the proper authorities as well as to the international media? 

No doubt Marshall is part of the conspiracy to sow fear and terror in would-be protesters, in vain attempts to stop mass protests that have reached critical mass in Bangkok and are spreading even into Thaksin's rural strongholds in the Northeast. While Marshall's colleagues at Reuters attempt to claim Thaksin's supporters are merely "hiding their strength," it appears instead that there is no grassroots support for the current regime, and any substantial mob will have to be raised by the regime itself, financially, logistically, and politically.

In addition to this leaked threat, the regime has also announced from its "war room" that it is intentionally trying to spread fear among people that the protesters are acting unlawfully. The Nation reports in their article, "Govt ups ante in publicity battle with protesters," that:
"We have rejected several parties' demands for a House dissolution. The party's urgent strategy is to create fear among the public that the anti-government protests are violating the law," the source said. 
Such comments seem to be an open conspiracy to use violence and other means in an attempt to discredit protesters.

Advice to protesters seeking to attend the pivotal December 1, 2013 marches against the Shinawatra regime includes:

1. Go! Do not let desperate threats from a crumbling regime stop you from doing what is right. The chances of dying even if something does happen are slim to none.
2. Bring cameras and document everything, especially rooftops.
3. Be vigilant.
4. Report anyone who looks suspicious or is attempting to use violence or incite others to use violence.
5. Do not be afraid of a regime so desperate it has framed itself for any and all bloodshed that could occur.

With the ham-handed attempt by the regime to sow fear and chaos quickly spreading, it is already being realized as a rouse to blunt historical turnouts. Should there be real plans to create violence, now that the finger is pointed squarely at Yingluck Shinawatra and her insidious brother Thaksin, any bullet fired in or around the protests, might as well be fired at the despots' own heads.