Thai regime adopts Tiananmen Square tactics in assault on Red Shirts
publication date: May 14, 2010
WMR's sources on the ground in Bangkok report that the Thai military-backed government of Abhisit Vejjajiva staged a perception management campaign to convince the world and Thailand that he was serious about new elections in order to buy time to move military forces and equipment into downtown Bangkok to set the stage for an assault on Red Shirt demonstrators that is reminiscent of the Chinese bloody assault on demonstrators in Beijing'sTiananmen Square in 1989.
After Abhisit lulled some Red Shirts into a sense of semi-victory with an announcement of new elections in November of this year, there was also a staged performance that saw Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban reporting to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) for ordering security forces to fire on a Red Shirt group that left 29 demonstrators dead. The DSI had no power to arrest Suthep and was merely a cover to buy time for the major assault on the Red Shirts that is now taking place.
The sniper shooting in Bangkok of hard-line Red Shirt leader. renegade Major General Khattiya Sawadipol, also known as Seh Daeng or "Commander Red," was from a hidden Special Forces position atop one of the surrounding building. The shooting of Khattiya shows the Red Shirts were right to be suspicious that the Army was sneaking troops into Chulalongkorn Hospital last month when they entered the facility to flush out the snipers. The government falsely accused the Red Shirts of disrupting hospital operations. Khattiya was shot in the head while being interviewed by a New York Times reporter.
General Khattiya, who was reported near death, emerged as a folk hero for Thailand's rural and urban poor, a Robin Hood or a Lafayette, who defended the people against tyranny.
The order to strip Khattiya of his major general rank was delayed because it requires a signed order from the aging king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. Bhumibol. a dual Thai-U.S. citizen, owing to his birth in Cambridge, Massachusetts, acceded to the throne in June 1946, after his older brother, King Ananda Mahidol, was shot in the head in his bedroom in the Grand Palace. Although suicide was the explanation de rigeur, WMR learned that it was coordinated by the first Office of Strategic Services (OSS)/Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief in Bangkok, Jim Thompson, the silk entrepreneur, ballet aficionado, and widely-suspected pederast, who served as the CIA's non-official cover officer in Bangkok up until his mysterious disappearance in Malaysia in 1967.
It is believed that to officially order the assassination of a general like Khattiya the order would have had to come from the Commander in Chief, that is King Bhumibol.
The Obama administration is staging its own Kabuki theater in Thailand with Thailand's Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, a leader of the pro-royalist "Yellow Shirts," officially dressing down U.S. ambassador to Thailand Eric John over a meeting between Assistant US Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Kurt Campbell and two Red Shirt leaders, Jaturon Chaisaeng and former Foreign Minister Noppadon Pattama, an adviser to ousted Prime Minister and Red Shirt icon Thaksin Shinawatra.
WMR has learned the discussions between the U.S. official and the Red Shirt leaders are part of a construct favored by Abhisit, a Briish-born Oxford-graduate who believes he will find support for a government-moderate opposition coalition from the new pro-monarchist British coalition government of David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Bhumibol has reigned over a total of 16 military coups against the Thai parliament during his reign, all of which were sanctioned by the CIA, which has never loosened its grip on Thailand since the day its pedophile agent arranged for the dispatch of young King Ananda.
If the United States, which is concerned about the rigged elections in neighboring Myanmar (Burma), believes it has a problem with insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the word from the hills of northern Thailand is that a very organized People's War is brewing, one that will sweep away all who stand before it, including the British, American, and Australian special interests -- which range from oil and drugs smuggling to money laundering and pedophilia -- into the Gulf of Thailand.