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US-backed Agitators Go "Missing" in Asia - Why?

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17.06.2019

The Western media along with multiple US and European funded “rights” groups have sounded the alarm over what they claim is a wave of assassinations and physical attacks on “activists.”

The particular target of these claims is Thailand.

Articles like the Sydney Morning Herald’s “‘They sent an assassination squad': Thai exiles speak of life in fear,” allege:

The attacks on Thai dissidents and pro-democracy activists are becoming increasingly violent and are being felt across ASEAN countries. And for political exiles who are critical of the monarchy – many of whom are wanted for lese-majeste or royal defamation – the attacks can be deadly.

The article makes mention of those “deadly attacks,” claiming:

On New Year’s Eve, two bodies washed up on the banks of the Mekong River on the Thai-Laos border. They were gutted and stuffed with concrete to weigh them down, and were later identified as belonging to colleagues of Surachai Danwattananusorn, who has spent decades opposing the monarchy and military regimes. Surachai himself has been missing since December 12.

One problem with the Sydney Morning Herald’s article is its omission of the fact that Surachai himself is a convicted murderer and belongs to a movement that readily uses violence. Another problem is that there is no evidence of who is behind these attacks or why.

What remains is the West’s now all-too-familiar accusations of “human rights abuse” aimed at coercing yet another targeted nation.

“Missing Activists” Support Violence, Sedition

The Union for Civil Liberty, funded by the US government via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in a 1986 report would admit Surachai’s role in various acts of politically-motivated violence including murder and arson.

The report admits:

Surachai led [an] angry mob of 30,000 to protect against the authorities; negligence of the flood victims in the province. The protest ended in the burning of the governor’s residence. Surachai and 12 other people were detained but later released following the public pressure.

Threatened with arrest and death, he took refuge in the junge areas under the control of the CPT [Communist Party of Thailand].
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© New Eastern Outlook