The Economist Issues Warning

Thailand warned to keep hands off its own elections.
by Tony Cartalucci

Bangkok, Thailand July 1, 2011 - While many may believe the Economist is a reputable news publication, it is in reality a clearinghouse for the global corporatacracy and their illegitimate agenda. The Economist itself admitted to consorting with the global-elite at various venues including the annual, illegal Bilderberg meeting. And while many may rush to their defense, claiming such consorting is innocuous, the constant litany of self-serving, agenda peddling articles it turns out suggests differently. No piece better exemplifies this than their latest article, "Hands off the result." Describing Thailand's upcoming July 3 elections, the Economist considers the country as good as in the hands of the foreign-backed opposition party, and instructs the current Thai government to "behave as a loyal opposition."

What the Economist conveniently omits is the fact that the opposition party in Thailand, Peua Thai, is led by convicted criminal, Dubai-based fugitive, and globalist-stooge Thaksin Shinawatra. While the Economist claims that Thaksin's sister, who is running in his place, "is running a slick and brilliant campaign," the reality is she is simply a place holder with the campaign slogan reduced literally to, "Thaksin thinks, Peua Thai does."

Photo: While many try to suggest that Thailand's opposition, Peua Thai, is removed from Thaksin, his own sister is running the party in his place and their 2011 campaign slogan literally is, "Thaksin thinks, Peua Thai does." The Economist then suggests that the Thai government should keep its "hands off the results," and allow a convicted criminal, who is currently evading 2 years of jail time to simply seize back the nation through an obvious proxy party.

Thaksin, for his part, has been in the service of the global corporatocracy since before his 2001-2006 premiership, when he served as an adviser for the Neo-Con lined Carlyle Group. During his time as Thailand's prime minister, he attempted to ramrod through a US-Thai free trade agreement without parliamentary approval. On the eve of the September 19, 2006 military coup that ousted Thaksin from power, he was literally reporting to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

Since his ousting from power Thaksin has been represented by global elitists via their lobbying firms, including Kenneth Adelman of the Edelman PR firm (Freedom House, International Crisis Group, PNAC), James Baker of Baker Botts (CFR), Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers (CFR), Kobre & Kim, and currently Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff (Chatham House). Meanwhile, his street mobs dubbed the "red shirts" have received rhetorical support by US-funded NGOs like Prachatai which received 1.5 million baht from the Neo-Con lined National Endowment for Democracy.

Prachatai in turn makes a career undermining the current Thai government by citing contrived metrics provided by corporate-serving international arbiters. These include Freedom House (who's Kenneth Adelman served as Thaksin's lobbyist), the Soros-funded Human Rights Watch, and fellow NED fund recipient Reporters Without Borders.

It is quite clear, upon examining the facts the Economist omitted, who the Western corporate-elite want to win the Thai July 3rd election. And while the Economist instructs Thailand to keep it's hands off its own election results, suggesting the Thai Army "stay firmly in its barracks" and allow a convicted criminal's overt proxy party to seize control of the country, it fails to provide any advice to Thaksin's Peua Thai party in the event it fails to take over Thailand's parliamentary system.

In fact, the Economist suggests that "if it [Peua Thai] handsomely beats the Democrats yet is kept from power by a blocking coalition or by the disqualification through the courts of some of its candidates, its supporters will feel, yet again, that they have been cheated. They may abandon hopes for change through the ballot box." Of course, in Thailand's parliamentary systems, it is perfectly legal to form coalitions in any manner parties agree on. It is also perfectly legal to prosecute and disqualify candidates guilty of overt vote buying. By abandoning hope for change through the ballot box, the Economist of course means tipping off a third consecutive year of murderous street riots. 2010's riots featured admitted militants fielded by Thaksin's proxy "red shirt" movement. 2011's will surely make 2010's violence pale in comparison.

What the Economist, in tandem with fellow Chatham House major corporate member Amsterdam & Peroff, are trying to accomplish is establishing a particular narrative to call the elections "stolen" and justify Thaksin's third attempt of topping Thailand in violence and chaos in the streets. In an instant replay of the foreign-funded destabilization in Tunisia and Egypt, the global elite and their treasonous proxy Thaksin Shinawatra are preparing to plunge the region into an "Asian Summer."