Poll: 85% of Thais Aware of Foreign Interests Backing Anti-Government Protests

Most are aware of US government meddling. 92.2% fear mobs will destroy Thailand’s economy. 

September 13, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci – ATN) – Thailand’s largest newspaper, Thai Rath, published the results of a SUPER POLL survey (Thai language) indicating that the vast majority of Thais – at 85% – are aware of foreign support of ongoing anti-government mobs. 

With a sample size of 1,575 people, the poll also indicated that 92.2% feared the continued unrest would impact the Thai economy hard, particularly as the nation – and the world – is still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. 

Regarding pictures of student protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak visiting the US embassy multiple times – 85.2% believe it damaged both his own image and that of the Thai nation. 

A majority – 75.1% – believe that foreign interests seek to attack and undermine Thailand’s key institutions in a bid to divide and render the country into chaos. 

The Thai Rath article also noted that the protests are likely linked to a much wider “foreign” nation’s trade war in Asia. 

While Thai Rath never mentions the US by name, irrefutable evidence has exposed virtually every core organization behind ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand are funded by the US government via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). 

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The US has made it clear that it seeks to confront, encircle, and contain China in order to maintain what former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once called, “America’s Pacific Century.” 

Nation’s like Thailand count China as its largest trade partner, largest foreign investor, largest source of tourism, now its largest arms supplier, and a key partner in major infrastructure projects including the use of Huawei technology for Thailand’s 5G roll out and a regional high-speed rail network already under construction in China, Laos, and Thailand. 

Attempts by current US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and even the US ambassador to Thailand to recruit nations like Thailand into Washington’s united front against China have gone categorically ignored. 

While US-funded protests seizing power is less likely, the destabilization of Thailand politically and economically – and thus the undermining of benefits it shares with China – is all but guaranteed. It is both a form of coercion and punishment for Thailand’s reluctance to join US efforts to undermine China’s regional and global rise. It is also America’s only remaining method of containing China – a slash and burn of the entire region as it has just done in North Africa and the Middle East following the US-engineered “Arab Spring.” 

Continuing to raise awareness of how the US government and Thailand’s billionaire-led opposition are behind current anti-government protests in Thailand is important. 

That Thailand’s population is increasingly aware of US efforts to destroy their country and their understanding of the true nature behind current protests is the first step in effectively managing them. Cues from Russia and China who have successfully uprooted similar networks of subversion and even terrorism sponsored by the US within their respective borders serve as effective templates to deal with similar US-funded agitators in Thailand.