More Blowback


[Another image on social media condemning the actions of the new U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies. In the week before the King’s birthday celebrations, the ambassador criticized lese majeste prosecutions. This, along with calls for a quick return to elections, has led to many conspiracy theories among Thais about what the U.S. really intends in Thailand. Since quick elections would inevitably return Thaksin to power once again and Thaksin has been condemned as a very undemocratic leader by his opponents, some suspect the U.S. wishes a Thaksin government in power to advance its own interests in the region. More of these]

On the image above, from a speech by Sunan Srichanthra: The U.S.’s goal is not democracy, but they want ‘Thaksin’ to come back and have power. If ‘Thaksin’ won’t return, their benefits they expect to take from Thailand will not be achieved. How Prayuth’s government will respond to the U.S. for their slanders and how to deal with ‘abusive ambassador’ Davies who defamed Thailand?

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2 Responses to More Blowback

  1. Wiz says:

    “On Russel’s previous trip to Thailand, in January 2015, he criticized the junta’s curbs on democracy and met with Yingluck Shinawatra, who had been forced to resign from the prime minister’s job shortly before the military ousted the government she had been leading.”
    Not quite:The main clause is fine, but the rest is distorted leading to confusion. Look at the following facts.
    1. Yingluck dissolved the parliament on Dec. 9, 2013.
    2. Scheduled general election of Feb. 2,2014 aborted due to mass protest, meanwhile the country ruled by caretaker government under Mr. Niwatthamrong as Prime Minister, no Yingluck, until the junta’s coup d’tat took place on May 22, 2014.
    3. On January 23, 2015, Yingluck was impeached and barred from politics for 5 years in accordance with customary constitution.
    4. Dan Russell overreacted by rushing from White House to meet with Yingluck for consolation in Bangkok January 26, three days later while making a nasty statement that “The parliamentary impeachment was politically motivated.”

    US Ambassador should never be trusted – US Ambassador is too insincere after all

  2. Wiz says:

    TPP is surest way to make Thailand a US colony
    December 18, 2015 1:00 am
    Re: “Bitter medicine for Thailand in TPP trade deal”, Letters, December 17.

    A Johnsen is quite right to warn us about the Trans Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately expensive medicine is only a small part of the deception this abhorrent trade deal is pushing on nations, where it will benefit mostly politicians and giant companies. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are by far the biggest threat with the TPP because it has been scientifically proven that they are bad for health and infect nearby crops. Under the rules of the TPP, farmers with infected crops will be compelled to pay royalties to Monsanto and be subjected to the US legal system. I fear that, if reforms are not properly implemented, the next government will rush to sign this deal with the US, which will effectively turn Thailand into a colony of the United States.

    Clara Holzer

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