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    How Chinese media see conspiracy in Thai protests

    There have been a number of conspiracy theories swirling around the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. The most popular of all is that the whole affair is being orchestrated by certain western powers with an aim of overthrowing the current Thai government.


    A recent opinion piece in the Global Times, an English-language publication under the People’s Daily which is an official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, has quickly seized on the theory.


    Under the headline “Behind-scenes funding of Thailand protests show invisible Western hands”, the article noted what it described as “a striking similarity” between the ongoing protests in Thailand and those in Hong Kong. It said the protesters attempted to occupying public places, landmarks and downtown shopping malls.


    “This was all done in a bid to trigger broad attention from the international community,” it said.


    The article also claimed that “unidentified Westerners at rallies in Thailand openly instructed students to set up stages and barricades.”


    “There was also a very professional camera team hiding in the crowd to capture ‘touching’ scenes. These images included protesters kneeing before officers and armed police swinging batons in front of unarmed protesters. Such photos went viral on social media platforms,” it said.


    It said the images were intended “to incite ordinary people’s hatred against the ‘brutal’ government and thereby turned them into protesters. This was a clear recruitment campaign.”


    Thai protest leaders, however, have consistently maintained that the ongoing anti-government rallies are organic and rejected claims they were influenced by foreign forces.


    Global Times is a daily English-languge tabloid newspaper which is seen as a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party. The author of the article is identified as a deputy director of the Military Diplomacy Research Center of the College of International Relations, National University of Defense Technology.


    The article in the Global Times also noted that some of the pro-democracy movement leaders in Hong Kong have openly expressed their support for their Thai counterparts.


    “Some Hong Kong rioters, including their leader Joshua Wong, have publicly supported Thai anti-government protests. This reminds people of the group photo featuring Wong and Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who served as the leader of the Future Forward Party that was dissolved by Thailand’s Constitutional Court in February,” it said.


    Without citing any references, the article noted that the Thai government and mainstream media believe that anti-government protesters “have colluded with the US and other Western countries to use young people with the ultimate goal to overthrow the current political system in Thailand. Those forces aim to bring in pro-West political proxies to rule the country with Western-styled democracy. It is essentially a ‘color revolution’.”


    The article ended by saying that what is happening in Thailand “is in line with the US general practice. The US manipulated color revolutions in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and other countries and regions for its political intentions, leaving many countries in a mess, threatening regional and world peace and stability.”

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    Yes indeed, because the Thai people could not possibly desire Democracy on their own.
    That the west promotes and supports democratic movement is no secret, and is publicly stated by such countries at any opportunity.

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    ^There is no secret that this govt is not very liked by US and subsequently by EU, that was clearly expressed in the first months, even with some form of sanctions. That had not happened when any former govt was changed.

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    Well China would be right.

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    "Asians aren't capable of organizing and using sophisticated protest strategies." That's what I'm getting from the article and some of the comments. Really people?

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    Submliminal message from Mr. Shithole to his own people:

    "Lao people are not protesting because we are bribing their leaders, stealing their land and poisoning their water. It is AMERICA'S FAULT"

    "Hong Kong people are not protesting because we are taking away their freedoms and disappearing those who dare oppose us off to the mainland for a bit of re-edcuation or worse. It is AMERICA'S FAULT".

    Similarly "Thais are not protesting because the Army and the establishment are stealing their democracy along with all the money. It is AMERICA'S FAULT".

    None of the people who are protesting believe that, but it sounds good when the police wade in with tear gas and the chinkies pat everyone on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Well China would be right.
    About what, specifically?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    There is no secret that this govt is not very liked by US and subsequently by EU, that was clearly expressed in the first months, even with some form of sanctions. That had not happened when any former govt was changed.
    And that leads the 'west' to overthrow the government . . . It's good to see that your fucked-in-the-head approach isn't waning



    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    There have been a number of conspiracy theories swirling around the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. The most popular of all is that the whole affair is being orchestrated by certain western powers with an aim of overthrowing the current Thai government.
    Nothing new there . . . like the US in the 50s and their 'reds under the beds' propaganda, China is trying the same thing - albeit it far more clumsy and primitive and without any world-wide goodwill on their side

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    What about the theory that the Military are purposely diverting the protester's attention to the monarchy and away from the government?

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    ^ Surely you mean the US military . . . as above



    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You win, by far the biggest idiot who on TD at this time.
    He has taken over the mantle left by chico

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    There is no secret that this govt is not very liked by US and subsequently by EU,
    why don't you tell us which governments do like them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why don't you tell us which governments do like them ?
    China and Russia have been getting along with them. Thailand is buying Chinese tanks and Russian Sukhoi jets. Hence why the US wants to color revolution them

    Thailand Chooses China, Russia Over US For Defense Procurement
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why don't you tell us which governments do like them ?
    As a matter of fact, there is no liking in politics, just taking advantage of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why don't you tell us which governments do like them ?
    That would be ones that can make money out of them, especially ones who can lend them tons of money at unfavourable exchange rates, to spend on vanity projects to be built with foreign labour and materials, leaving the people with the bill. Or appropriate large swathes of land to grow produce, leaving it poisoned with toxic pesticides for decades.

    Hmmmm, let me have a think. Bit of a toughie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    China and Russia have been getting along with them. Thailand is buying Chinese tanks and Russian Sukhoi jets. Hence why the US wants to color revolution them

    Thailand Chooses China, Russia Over US For Defense Procurement
    Well, there's a surprise: China, Russia and Thailand siitting in a tree. What a lovely bunch of human rights champions we have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Hmmmm, let me have a think. Bit of a toughie.
    Botswana, maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    What a lovely bunch of human rights champions we have there.
    Just the kind of places that Klondyke, OhOh and now Skidmark love so much.

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    Imagine having any of that embarrassing little mob on your side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    why don't you tell us which governments do like them ?
    Try looking at the UN members who voted against ameristan's latest proposals. 60%+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Try looking at the UN members who voted against ameristan's latest proposals. 60%+.
    Life must be so simple for you . . . have a look at the previous ones . . . 99.8% support

    That beats your 60%+

    All is well

    Facts

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    The pro-chinky and pro-Vlad mob on here do so love posting state propaganda and witless disinformation blogs to try and prove their usually worthless points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You have to ask yourself why they bother on a small Thai forum
    Like the good little drones that they are, they probably post the same shit all over facetubegram and the rest of the shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Any nutjob theory going on any topic
    Good job we don't have any "nut jobs" here spreading unsubstantiated nonsense then.

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    via some lunatic
    Unsubstantiated multiple posts time after time.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Like the good little drones that they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Good job we don't have any "nut jobs" here spreading unsubstantiated nonsense then.



    Unsubstantiated multiple posts time after time.
    We're certainly not left wanting for nut job websites with you, Backspin and your ilk around although they're no worse than the Chinese government propaganda you consider "news."

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