Saturday, September 5, 2020

US-backed Billionaire Opposition Hides Behind Secondary Student "Protest"

Representatives of Thailand's US-backed billionaire-led opposition attend rally "organized" by school children.  

September 6, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - The English-language Thai-based newspaper Bangkok Post published and article titled, "Students rally at ministry to repeat demands," covering yesterday's "student rally" at Thailand's Ministry of Education and part of wider ongoing US-funded anti-government protests.

Despite "top trending" hashtags on US-based social media platforms, the actual protest itself was poorly attended with over 50 secondary schools supposedly participating but only 300 students showing up - or about 6 students per school.

The average class size alone for secondary school in Thailand - according to UNESCO - is anywhere between 30 and 45 students - not to mention total school size - meaning the protest represents a tiny minority of even just a single class from any given school.

The article also mentioned "adults" attending the protest, noting:
Among the adults joining Saturday’s event were Pannika Wanich of the Progressive Movement, Juthathip Sirikan, president of the Student Union of Thailand, singer and composer Chaiamorn “Ammy” Kaewwiboonpan and pro-democracy activist Nattha “Bow” Mahattana.
These are - of course - representatives of the US-backed interests attempting to oust the current government after losing elections in 2019. 

Pannika Wanich was spokesperson of billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's Future Forward Party - disbanded after blatant violations of Thailand's election laws. Thanathorn had in December of 2019 vowed to bring out the very mobs now seen in Thailand's streets - as reported at the time by Thai PBS.

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

Despite this admission - the Western media and their partners in Thailand now claim the protests are "organic" and "self-organized" by students despite Thanathorn's representatives showing up at each and every rally - including those supposedly organized by secondary school students.

Juthathip Sirikan (also spelled Jutatip Sirikhan) and the Student Union of Thailand (SUT) are diehard supporters of Thailand's billionaire-led opposition including Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's Future Forward/Move Forward Party as well as fugitive billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra's Pheu Thai Party.

Juthathip Sikikan had recently bragged about her video call with Thaksin Shinawatra's propagandist Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

The SUT she is the president of is founded and co-led by Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak - also a diehard supporter of Thaksin Shinawatra and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit as well as a participant in Thaksin's "red shirt" street mobs.

Parit has also been confirmed as having visited the US Embassy in 2016 to visit then US Ambassador Glyn Davies - a specialist in "non-military instruments in persuasive, inducement, and coercive strategies" - or in other words - political subversion, economic warfare, and the very color revolution now seen taking place in Thailand.

Virtually every aspect of the protests the SUT is involved in are funded by the US government through its notorious regime change front, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), including everything from forming the protest's leadership, to organizing petitions to rewrite Thailand's constitution, to promoting the protests across the media, to even filling up the protests with people.

Nattha “Bow” Mahattana - described as a "pro-democracy activist" by the Bangkok Post - was quite literally in bed with a senior member of Thaksin Shinawatra's government from 2001-2006 and who was more recently a senior party member of Thaksin's Pheu Thai Party. She too openly supports and regularly attends events organized by the billionaire-led opposition and simply hides behind the misnomer of "pro-democracy activist" with the help of the uncritical Western media.  

In other words, the US government-backed billionaire-led opposition is organizing and hiding behind school children - literally showing up at school children rallies they and US-funded fronts organize and promote online to place pressure on the government - at the expense and at the risk of the children themselves. 

US interest in regime change in Thailand stems from the current governments growing ties with China who is Thailand's largest trade partner, largest foreign investor, largest source of tourism, and has displaced the US as the nation's largest arms supplier. Thailand is also jointly building one leg of China's One Belt, One Road project - a high-speed rail link that will connect China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. 

The US hopes to either overthrow the current government and install an anti-Chinese client regime - or destabilize Thailand sufficiently to deny China a viable economic and military partner.