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The West's real motives

In a string of royal decrees and an overarching new piece of legislation to deal with terrorism generally, Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order".

Prosecutors and judges are already using the "law" to prosecute and convict independent activists and peaceful dissidents. Yet, the Americans, British, French et al are all very cosy with the Saudis, who financially support the West's proxy wars in the Middle East.

So why does the same Western group now threaten Thailand? A think-tank connected to Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), is calling for the US military to be beefed up in preparation of a "great power conflict" with "a newly aggressive Russia and rapidly modernising China. This is not new. This needs the full co-operation of countries in the regions around Russia and China. Thailand is vital to this. Thailand's coup caused the loss of the West's Thai proxy for this plan, and thus their anger.

Don't for a moment think that the West's anger has anything to do with the well being of the Thai people, or that explaining the coup to the UN head has any value. In Iraq, when Pres. Hussein threatened to drop the Petro-dollar, sanctions were imposed that caused the deaths of over half a million children from malnutrition and lack of medicines. When the President still failed to toe the Western line, his secular country, the most modern then in the Middle East, was bombed back into the stoneage.

I don't believe Thailand, nor any other country needs the sham Western Democracy, designed for outside control.

Thomas Turk

Phuket


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