Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Recent Elections

Yinluck Shinawatra - PM elect
The recent elections in Thailand  brought the Peua Thai Party (PTP) back into power with a landslide victory about 10 days ago. This was pretty much expected. Party leader and PM  elect Yingluck Shinawatra is the sister of exiled fugitive and ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra. From all accounts the people in Mukdahan overwhelmingly voted for her, which is not surprising since most people here are aligned with the Red Shirt movement. This was quite evident with the burning down of the Salaklang in the aftermath of the crack down on the Red Shirt demonstrations last year in Bangkok. I was witness to the police and fire departments standing by in the shade while a group of about 5 to 10 guys set fire to the buildings. So again not surprising the voting went this way.

Yingluck has said that she is a "clone" of her brother and will probably re institute his policies. I found it rather amazing that the PTP began distancing itself so soon from its Red Shirt base with the announcement that it would not be appointing Red Shirt leaders to the new Cabinet.
From : The victorious Puea Thai party will not appoint Red Shirt leaders as cabinet ministers as the incoming Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, negotiates the make-up of Thailand's new coalition government with the country's minor parties, party sources say.

The party, backed by mass Red Shirt support, is treading warily to avoid upsetting Thailand's powerful military or Bangkok's government and business elite who are reeling from Puea Thai's landslide win in Sunday's poll.
It would appear that even though there was a huge landslide electorally the PTP did not push all that hard for the Red Shirts to have a seat at the table. They are busy distancing from their base and it appears it will be business as usual for the party elites. And I do mean Business with a capital B. If you look at who the PM elect's brother has been associating with in exile you find what appears to be a  rogue's gallery of CFR Globalists. This is from a fine article by Tony Cartalucci:

The globalist stooge in Thailand's case is Thaksin Shinawatra, who ironically was reporting to the CFR in New York City on September 18, 2006 the eve of his ousting from power via a peaceful, orderly military coup. Since then, Thaksin has been represented by global elitists via their lobbying firms, including Kenneth Adelman of the Edelman PR firm(Freedom HouseInternational Crisis GroupPNAC), James Baker of Baker Botts (CFR),Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers (CFR), and Robert Amsterdam ofAmsterdam & Peroff (Chatham House) - many of whom are either directly a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, or members of similar policy organizations working on behalf of the Fortune 500.

Additionally, these men and the organizations they are affiliated with funded and organized the opposition groups and hordes of activists that flooded the streets during the contrived "Arab Spring," The New York Times reported in their April 2011 article, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings" that, "a number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House."
Read the Entire Article Here 
I sure hope that the Thai people can keep the globalists at bay. Right now its all in the wind.
Khun Rut


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