Image: The sign to the left reads, “Thaksin Thinks, Puea Thai Does,” the campaign slogan used by Thaksin and his regime in Thailand’s last general election. Thaksin, being an accused mass murderer and a convicted criminal, is openly running the country today despite not having been on the ballot nor even being in the country. He runs the country through his placeholder, his sister Yingluck Shinawatra in a display of humiliating 3rd world corruption and nepotism an increasing number of protesters are standing up against. The Western media, despite having reported all of this, still insists Yingluck represents a legitimate, “democratically elected” government.
While Thailand is technically under the premiership of Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, by his party’s own admission
, Thaksin is still literally running the country. The election campaign slogan for the last general election in 2011 was literally, “Thaksin Thinks, Puea Thai Does,” Puea Thai being his political party. Forbes would report in their article, “Thaksin in Exile: Advising Sister, Digging for Gold,” that:
Regarding his behind-the-scenes role in the party and policy, he is not shy: “I am the one who thinks. Like our slogan during the campaign, Thaksin thinks, Pheu Thai acts.”
The New York Times admitted in an early 2013 article titled, “In Thailand, Power Comes With Help From Skype,” that:
For the past year and a half, by the party’s own admission
, the most important political decisions in this country of 65 million people have been made from abroad, by a former prime minister who has been in self-imposed exile since 2008 to escape corruption charges.
The country’s most famous fugitive,Thaksin Shinawatra, circles the globe in his private jet, chatting with ministers over his dozen cellphones, texting over various social media platforms and reading government documents e-mailed to him from civil servants, party officials say.
The NYT piece would also report:
“He’s the one who formulates the Pheu Thai policies,” said Noppadon Pattama, a senior official in Mr. Thaksin’s party who also serves as his personal lawyer. “Almost all the policies put forward during the last election came from him.”
There is no question that an accused mass murderer and convicted criminal hiding abroad from a 2 year jail sentence, multiple arrest warrants, and a long list of pending court cases, is illegally running Thailand by proxy. Being unelected, Thaksin Shinawatra is by all accounts a dictator, and his “government” a regime, however cleverly they try to dress it up.
In the days and weeks to come, the regime and its Western backers will attempt to portray pre-planned confrontations with anti-regime protesters as “the people” rising up for their “right to vote.” In reality, it is merely the regime’s red shirts rebranded to help continue a confrontation they are now finding difficult to sustain.ที่มา : http://www.globalresearch.ca/thailand-regime-scrambles-to-rebrand-red-shirts-to-white-shirts/5364400