Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014

Thailand: Regime Threatens Covert Violence Against Protesters

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Beware of agent provocateurs and staged confrontations with “regime supporters” for January 13, 2014 rally. Be prepared, and the regime will crumble.

Tony Cartalucci (ATN) , – Thailand’s current regime led by unelected defacto dictator Thaksin Shianwatra and his nepotist-appointed proxy and sister Yingluck Shinawatra has issued a threat to protesters regarding an upcoming January 13, 2014 mass mobilization. Bangkok’s English paper “The Nation” reported in its article, “Justice minister warns people against joining Bangkok Shutdown protest,” that:

Caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri Monday warned people against joining the

Bangkok Shutdown protest on Monday, saying it is illegal and dangerous.

Chaikasem said Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary-general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, was facing sedition charge, which carried the maximum penalty of death sentence.

As a result, if the people support Suthep by joining the Bangkok Shutdown protest, they would also be regarded as committing wrongdoing, Chaikasem said.

He said the protesters could also be injured from clashes with PDRC’s opponents.

Image: Anti-regime protests have been massive, frequent, and most importantly, peaceful. The regime, desperately clinging to power, has conspired to use violence to discredit protesters and has already - when it could - deployed its "red shirt" enforcers to create violence and bloodshed. It has also deployed unidentified black-clad gunmen atop government buildings to shoot at its own police.

Image: Anti-regime protests have been massive, frequent, and most importantly, peaceful. The regime, desperately clinging to power, has conspired to use violence to discredit protesters and has already – when it could - deployed its “red shirt” enforcers to create violence and bloodshed. It has also deployed unidentified black-clad gunmen atop government buildings to shoot at its own police.

Of course, by “PDRC’s opponents,” Chaikasem means the regime’s own Hitleresque “red shirt” enforcers who are literally led by current members of parliament under the regime. It was not a warning, but rather a threat that includes both the prospect of agent provocateurs being planted within the ranks of the protesters as well as planned confrontations by armed thugs deployed by the regime in Bangkok beginning on January 13.

It should also be remembered that just recently, the regime has admitted to deploying unidentifiable black-clad gunmen atop government buildings during deadly violence on December 26, 2013.

To date, every mass mobilization by anti-regime protesters has been peaceful. There have been three mass mobilizations – one on November 24December 9, and December 22, 2013 – that have seen hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets not only across Bangkok, but in provinces across the country.

The only violence that has taken place was when the regime purposefully deployed its “red shirt” enforcers to confront protesters, as was seen yesterday (and on several other occasions) in the northern city of Chiang Mai. Recent threats are to be interpreted not as a position of strength by the regime, but as a sign of immense weakness. Protesters should take this not as cue to shrink from the battle, but to redouble their efforts to ensure a quick and complete toppling of the regime.

Whomever the regime deploys against protesters will be undoubtedly outnumbered 1000-1. Use this advantage wisely to quickly but peacefully and humanely deal with the regime’s provocations. By doing so, protesters will prove through actions what they have insisted on in words – that they represent a real alternative to the violence, intimidation, and thuggery of the Thaksin Shinawatra regime and his “red shirt” enforcers.

Tony Cartalucci, AltThaiNews Network

Read our extensive coverage of Thailand with News, Analysis and Opinion in nsnbc international.

About the Author

- Tony Cartalucci is an independent analyst based in Bangkok, Thailand, and the editor and founder of Land Destroyer Report, AltThai News Network and Local.Org. Tony Cartalucci also contributes to nsnbc international, our partner media New Eastern outlook and others.

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