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Western Media Promotes Color Revolution in Asia

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22.01.2019

Just as the US has done across the Arab World and in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia faces political subversion aimed at transforming the region to serve Washington’s interests.

Thailand is a pivotal Southeast Asian state of nearly 70 million people, with the region’s second largest economy, a formidable military and able to boast as the only nation in Southeast Asia to avoid European colonisation.

It’s decisive pivot away from Washington, toward Beijing and other emerging global powers has led to the current government’s determination to replace aging US military hardware with Chinese, Russian and European weapons and the signing of multiple infrastructure project deals with China including high-speed rail networks both within Thailand and connecting Thailand to China via Laos.

As a key hub in Southeast Asia’s ASEAN bloc, Thailand’s influence either for or against American designs in the region can significantly impact Washington’s ambitions.

For all of these reasons, the United States has slated Thailand for regime change.

Toward that end, Washington currently maintains a growing army of supposed “nongovernmental organisations” (NGOs) attempting to influence and control everything from the media and law, to education, the environment and even elections.

These NGOs are also actively leading protests against the current government, protests that have recently grown after the government repealed bans on political gatherings.

The current Thai government resulted from a 2014 military coup that ousted a US client government headed by Thaksin Shinawatra via his nepotist-appointed nominee (and sister) Yingluck Shinawatra.

Shinawatra supporters carried out an extensive campaign of armed violence against over half-a-year of sustained anti-Shinawatra protests in the streets of the capital, Bangkok, leaving over 20 dead. Despite the number of protesters on peak days reaching well over a million, US and European media downplayed their significance and even wrote them off as “anti-democratic.” At the same time, there are examples of that same Western media justifying armed attacks on protesters as merely expressions of........

© New Eastern Outlook