Posted on May 18, 2010 by willyloman
by Shamus Cooke, Global Research
When the White House is quiet as protestors are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicity. One can only imagine what the U.S.’ response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand’s blood bath.
The history of U.S.-Thailand relations explains why. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used Thailand as one of the main “anti-communist” bulwarks in an area that included China, Vietnam, Burma, and other countries that were challenging capitalism.
Thailand was thus transformed into a U.S. client state and given money, guns, and U.S. government intelligence to battle Thailand’s “communists.” This relationship has equaled numerous Thai dictatorships that have a very bloody history, including the shooting of untold numbers of protestors that the Thai government named “communists,” or their modern equivalent, “terrorists.”
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Posted on May 17, 2010 by willyloman
You won’t see this video on Andrew Sullivan’s Breathless Blog. He spends too much time ranting about how we need to go to war with Iran because of some obviously staged Nada death scene.
But here is a real protester who was really killed, but this time, rather than it being by a democratically elected regime that the U.S. business interests want to overthrow… this time, this real death scene, was caused by a corrupt government with ties to U.S and British big business…
The protesters, mostly poor farmers or workers who have adopted the color red as a virtual uniform, are demanding that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva resign immediately, dissolve parliament and call new elections. They say the government is illegitimate, that it came to power by manipulating the courts and cozying up to the military, and that it embodies an elite indifferent to the plight of the poor. LA Times
That’s why you won’t see this video on Andrew Sullivan’s Breathless Blog… oh wait, strike that… he did put one picture up, with no Breathless comment of his own, of another protester who was shot in the head today. Under that article he has one that supports the deficit hawks of the Obama administration as they attempt to justify handing over your social security money, and on top of that article, he has one about some pageant winner dancing on some stripper pole someplace…. I guess the SEVERAL THAI PROTESTERS who were actually killed by their government, doesn’t rate the same NON-STOP BREATHLESS coverage he gave Nada in Iran.
Well, no one has accused me yet this week of being a shill for the neoliberal thugs that run this country, so I am going to post this video from April the 10th of this year… I think that is what it says…. It is extremely disturbing.
I’m going to say that again… this is a real death, not the “made for TV type” that Andrew Sullivan seems to like…. THIS IS VERY DISTURBING VIDEO… your kids should not be in the room while you watch it.
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