By Tony Cartalucci
November 26, 2011
Ampon was convicted of sending offensive messages to a government representative during a violent Wall Street-backed pro-Thaksin Shinawatra rally in May of 2010. Ampon was arrested in August and just recently received his sentence, which may be pardoned as soon as next month.
However, to understand the full scope of this, at first, seemingly unreasonable sentence for an allegedly sickly old man, a great deal about Thai politics must be understood ~ a back-story the disingenuous propagandists at the BBC, CNN, and throughout the US government funded propaganda fronts inside of Thailand, like Prachatai, depend on you not knowing.
It was quite clear a highly trained, well prepared third party was involved and both foreign and domestic, amateur and professional footage caught the melee on tape. Initial blanket denials by protest leaders quickly became piecemeal confessions as footage of these "men in black" filtered out.
International spokesman for the protesters, Sean Boonpracong, told Reuters elements of the army were with their movement, including the black-clad mystery gunmen that took part in the April 10 bloodbath. He stated,
"They are a secret unit within the army that disagrees with what's going on. Without them, the black clad men, there would have been a whole lot more deaths and injuries."
From April 10, until the widespread arson that marked the end of the protests on May 19, daily and nightly gun battles, grenade attacks, and sniper fire would claim the lives of 91 people. This included 9 soldiers and police, a woman killed by a protester M79 grenade attack, and at least one protester who died of smoke inhalation while looting a building fellow protesters lit ablaze.
Since the 2006 coup that toppled his autocratic regime, Thaksin has been represented by US corporate-financier elites via their lobbying firms including, Kenneth Adelman of the Edelman PR firm (Freedom House, International Crisis Group, PNAC), James Baker of Baker Botts (CFR), Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers (CFR), Kobre & Kim, and currently Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff (Chatham House).
Quite obviously, the UDD, Thaksin, and Prachatai, all now confirmed to be consorting with, funded, and supported by the US government via its subversive National Endowment for Democracy and the Fortune 500 corporate-fascists that direct them, are most certainly not pursing "democracy” and "freedom."
ENTER AMPON & HIS HAND-WRINGERS
Quite clearly Ampon's case and the movement he chose to participate in has nothing to do with “human rights,” “democracy,” or “freedom.” It is seditious and above all, violent in nature. While Ampon himself may be just one of many thousands of dupes worldwide drawn into Wall Street's insidious creep throughout the world, the movement he belongs to is one of exact purpose and poses a direct threat to the sovereignty, security, and future of Thailand.
Ampon's worth, and the value of his imprisonment to the Western corporate-media and its fully-funded and backed proxies both abroad and within Thailand, especially Prachatai, is his ability to give rhetorical leverage to their otherwise illegitimate political agenda of dividing Thailand, undermining its 800 year old institutions and implementing Wall Street and London “reforms."
One of the many flaws in trying treasonous behavior within Thailand's current legal system is that many comments filed as “lese majeste” are not made public. This means that Ampon could have theoretically said anything, including making threats of physical violence, a crime punishable in even the most tolerable societies.
The disingenuous “hand-wringers” exploiting Ampon's case fail to acknowledge this lack of information, or even focus on such a lack of information as one of many flaws within Thailand's legal system as the crux of the issue, and are instead using the opportunity to defame and undermine Thailand's ancient institution. By doing so, they raise the political capital on both sides so high that Ampon, if he is indeed “innocent” as the hand-wringers baselessly claim, stands in the middle of their political escalation which will prevent parties on both sides of Thailand's power struggle from backing down and letting reason prevail.
In other words, Ampon's hand-wringing supporters and their political exploitation of his case are as much an enemy to him and his receiving justice as they claim are the people who have imprisoned him. Besides Prachatai, a fully compromised propaganda outfit exclusively funded by the US State Department, we have BBC “weighing in” disingenuously on the subject.
BBC's article, “Thailand lese majeste man jailed for 20 years,” also fails to provide any facts behind the case and attempts instead to illustrate the draconian and unjust nature of Thailand's laws. BBC vaguely mentions “Thai academics and writers” who have “fled the country for fear of being denounced,” but fails to mention all of these characters, including most predominantly Giles “Jai” Ungpakorn and Jakrapob Penkair are all leading members of Wall Street-stooge Thaksin Shinwatra's “people's revolution.”
IT'S NOT ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Thailand can also learn a lesson from Belarus who recently skipped past “useful idiots” like Ampon who may have been in the wrong place, at the wrong time, hopped up on misinformation, and went straight for Wall Street's regional sedition ring-leader ~ charging him with tax evasion and sentencing him to 4 years in prison.
Likewise, Thailand has many candidates who should be prosecuted as part of a more appropriate response to Wall Street's creep, including Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchaiporn of Prachatai who has made a career out of taking foreign money, misleading her readers and apparently even her own associates, to help perpetuate Wall Street's agenda throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.
Ampon's "20 years for sending SMSs" now appears to be part of something much larger when one takes a look behind the curtain.
Ampon may or may not be the victim of a miscarriage of justice ~ we will never know. Those who sent him to jail have already proven they see him as a threat, and those "defending" him have already proven they see him and his "victimization" as merely an opportunistic means to advance their own political agenda.
And while these imposter-humanitarians clamor with tacky "Arab Spring" slogans like, "We are all Ampon Tangnoppakul" and insist "revolution" is just around the corner, it should be noted, as always, that no real revolution of any kind will take place until people both understand the balance of power currently held in the world today and how to change it pragmatically rather than politically.