there are complaints from the red cross about using their logo
to cover armed encampments of soldiers occupying bangkok
So … what’s happening in Thailand? The Royal Thai Army has well over 100 ‘forts’ on the streets of Bangkok to ‘protect’ the anti-democracy insurrectionists … soon there’ll be 200 according to Royal Thai Army Chief Prayuth, the Butcher of Bangkok 2010. Two hundred detachments of armed soldiers on the streets of Bangkok … but there’ll be no coup! It’s a fait accompli.
The news was full of the ‘anti-government protestors’ awhile back, but as the bullets began to fly and they came to be perceived as the anti-democracy insurrectionists that they are the western neo-liberal MSM went all sotto-voce.
Who are ‘they’ ? They are about 15% of the population, the “Great Mass of the People”, the Democrat Party … some masked, some un- … and their goal is to make an election in Thailand impossible.
The latest wrinkle is the Royal Thai Army’s Constitutional Court – appointed by the coupsters after they’d torn up the Thai Constitution in 2006 and substituted their own in 2007 – have just ruled that the election begun on 2 February must be abandoned.
Working together, the coup-appointed Election Commission and the popcorn gunmen sabotaged the election, and then the coup-appointed Constitutional Court dutifully ruled it null and void.
So all the Democrat Party and its popcorn gunmen need do now is shoot some voters to nullify any election, to have it called off by the coup-appointed Courts and/or Commissions.
The Royal Thai Army never interferes with the popcorn gunmen when they operate. In fact, at least some of them are surely Royal Thai Armed Forces out of uniform.
the popcorn gunman
The guy above … with his M-16 in a popcorn bag, to catch the Royal Thai Army issued shells as much as to hide it … shot a 71 year-old Thai-Chinese from Songkhla in Bangkok the day before the 2 February election. Didn’t kill him, but the man is paralyzed for the rest of his life. He’d come out to stand up for his right to vote. The Democrat Party let him know in no uncertain terms there’d be no more voting for him … or, from now on, for anyone else in Thailand.
This is the Democrat Party in action. They’ve killed Thais seeking an election before … 90+ souls just four years ago … and know now they have zero chance of returning to power legitimately, i.e. by winning an election. So hear they are again, shooting Thais.
So this is the plan. The Democrat Party and the rest of the fascist ‘elite’ embedded in the permanent, coup-appointed government will continue to drag their feet on the election, while importuning the elected, now caretaker, government to resign at every step along the way.
If another election must be held the popcorn gunmen will void it.
Alternatively, if Yingluck caves in and resigns there will be a new, unelected government appointed by the same people who appointed the Commissions and Courts. They’ll then change the rules again, removing all governmental power from any elected people, investing same in their unappointed selves … and then have ‘elections’.
Or if Yingluck does not resign the Commissions and Courts will create some new law, find Yingluck and her government guilty of ‘crimes’ thereunder, depose them, and disqualify them from seeking re-election.
It is gut-wrenching to see the ‘whole of Thai society’ (the whole of Bankok’s ‘elite’) marching back and forth in strophe and antistrophe, wringing their hands, moving the action closer and closer to the death of democracy in Thailand.
The claim is that they are the ‘good’ and ‘moral’ minority and as such are forced to extinguish the voices of the ‘immoral’ majority and any government it may elect.
They mouth these self-serving lies ceaselessly on radio, television, and in print. All of ‘official Thailand’ agrees with them : appointed university faculties, appointed privy-councilors, appointed buddhist monks … no one in Thailand believes a word of it.
It’s a bald smash and grab for power and swag, but in Thailand as long as the ‘elite’ control the tv and print newsmedia, the government employees, and can use the lese majeste inquisition to terrify the people and enforce mindcontrol – the chorus keeps marching, back and forth, chanting their tune.
In Thailand it’s not just theater … it’s ‘real’. And the western neo-liberal media are waiting with baited breath for it to be accomplished, so they can report it and make it ‘real’ there, too.