West Every war has its own rhythm in terms of how it is conducted and how the public responds. Depending on the nature of the times, the quality of political and military leadership, and the strength of the opposition, wars can go either really well or very poorly from the standpoint of achieving a country's strategic goals.
Tony Cartalucci - Just a Lousy Journalist? His writing focuses on the International dimension; the foreign interference in Thailand. While there is no doubt that no nation is an island and foreign groups with their own agendas interfere in all nations for their own personal ends, Tony has been very selective in which foreign groups he writes on, what their intentions are and who they work with in Thailand.
I write now to expose some of the glaring omissions he has purposefully made and encourage you to ask; What groups does this foreigner in Thailand belong to and what is his agenda?
I have been aware of his work for a year now. It started with the tragic events in Bangkok. Protesters were gunned down, soldiers died too, and foreign journalists, nurses and emergency workers were killed too, even delivery boys going about their business were gunned down. This is why they have chosen to be a Red Movement, it is not a left wing movement, it encompasses all of the common people of Thailand.
Over the period of a year he continued along the same vein and added further incontestable facts to his writing. Thaksin was in the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also continued with his nationalist ideological writing, praising the currently unelected government and Thai nationalists, while condemning all that they condemn with a fierce and violent passion; Highlighting some realities in Thailand such as the lax approach to enforcing Intellectual Property rights to essential drugs, which can not honestly be attributed to any political faction, and attributing them to the nationalists.
Perhaps, we should start with some glaring omissions. He was also a member of the Carlyle Asia Advisory Board. He, however, remained on the board for three years more than Thaksin, who left in Anand only left when the board was disbanded in He supported the military coup which ousted Thaksin and was surprised that the international community condemned it.
He has sat with George W. Bush at the Global Leadership Foundation. The list goes on and on. And so, the first questions arises; Who is more intimately linked with Western interests? Why was Anand surprised by international condemnation of the coup?
Surin Pitsuwan Surin Pitsuwan is another opponent of Thaksin and a coup supporter. He became unelected Prime Minister of Thailand in Above are a just a few influential Thai people with links to the same organisations as Thaksin, and more.
Again the questions arise; Who is more influenced by these foreign interests? In his first year in office, he inaugurated three heavy spending programmes that directly contradicted the IMF edicts: These policies did not bring on the inflationary crisis that the IMF and conservative local economists expected.
Paying off this debt will inevitably result in less public spending and higher taxes. New taxes are also being introduced such as the Land Tax which is currently going through parliament.
Asia Times noted before the coup that "Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was elected in on a strongly populist economic platform now widely referred to as Thaksinomics.
RSO Randall Bennet from the US Embassy at an on-line meeting wrote, "If anything, the Army has been extremely patient and while being attacked by Red-Shirts with lethal weapons, has responded with rubber bullets to minimize casualties.
The Army has not been the aggressor in this case.
Campbell met Thai government officials and Red Movement leaders. By the afternoon the Thai government stated that it had a secretive new plan to disperse the Reds.
On the Monday morning Thai and US governments were distanced by a report published in Thai newspapers. On the Thursday evening The New York Times interviewed Seh Deang where he was shot by a sniper after which a barrage of bullets entered the protest site killing and wounding many unarmed protesters and culminating in the end of the two month protest calling for fresh elections to replace an unelected government.
Interesting that part of his email address was "M," which is a 40mm grenade launcher similar to M I emailed him a photo and asked him to go home.
Further information on him can only be deduced from his writing or gleaned from the comments sections of his articles. According to various comments, if they are to be believed, he has been a US Marine and conscientious objector; "while I was in the Marine Corps - I never killed children, nor anyone not armed.
Eventually, when I woke up, I refused orders and spent a month in solitary confinement in defense of my convictions. This may be due to the fact that leaks purported to reveal that some nationalists planned on killing dozens of their own followers in order to gain sympathetic support and demonise the Red Movement.In contrast, Iraq is a relatively young state plagued by ethnic and religious divisions that threaten national unity.
In Vietnam the United States went to war with a pre-Goldwater-. I. Eliezer Yudkowsky’s catchily-titled Inadequate Equilibria is many things. It’s a look into whether there is any role for individual reason in a world where you can always just trust expert consensus. The Gulf War (2 August – 28 February ), was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
[Jewish and] “American Atrocities in Germany” by Judge Edward L. Van Roden This damning expose of the sadistic torture of German POW's by mostly Jewish prosecutors and captors in Dachau at the end of WW2 had some postive consequences.
JUST WAR AND IRAQ: I said below that I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer on why a quick war with Iraq would not be more just than the status quo of immiserating sanctions.
Now Glenn Reynolds links to a Michael Walzer essay on a war with Iraq that provides one response. The key grafs: "Defending the embargo, the American overflights, and the UN inspections: this is the right way to oppose. The movie has an important place in American history—and the history of LIF.