Friday, March 28, 2014

Thailand: Mass Mobilization This Saturday - March 29, 2014

March 25, 2014  
Tony Cartalucci
Alt Thai News
Protesters in Thailand's capital of Bangkok are planning another mass march this Saturday in opposition of convicted criminal, fugitive, accused mass murderer, billionaire, autocrat Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy regime. Protesters have been carrying out demonstrations continuously since late October 2013, including a lengthy "Occupy Bangkok" campaign preceding sham elections that saw 7 massive encampments across the city bring its major avenues to a standstill for weeks.

The elections resulted in an unprecedented nationwide boycott of the polls, where over half of all eligible Thai voters refused to cast their ballots. Of those that did, many chose to deface their ballots or mark "no vote" in protest of both the regime and the democratic process it has hijacked and hidden behind now for nearly a year of political division and national instability.

What Did Thaksin Shinawatra Do?

  • In the late 1990's, Thaksin was an adviser to notorious private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. He pledged to his foreign contacts that upon taking office, he would still serve as a "matchmaker" between the US equity fund and Thai businesses. It would represent the first of many compromising conflicts of interest that would undermine Thailand's sovereign under his rule.
  • Thaksin was Thailand's prime minister from 2001-2006. Has since dominated the various reincarnations of his political party - and still to this day runs the country by proxy, via his nepotist appointed sister, Yingluck Shinawatra. 
  • In 2004, he oversaw the killing of 85 protesters in a single day during his mishandled, heavy-handed policy in the country's troubled deep south. The atrocity is now referred to as the "Tak Bai incident."