Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013
The ubiquitous anti-Thaksin scribe Tony Cartalucci wrote another tome yesterday this time attacking Reuters and the western press for smearing the protest movement against the Pheu Thai coalition government of Thailand.

He signaled out quite an interesting article about ‘high society’ Thais taking part in the recent demos in Bangkok, sourced a lot from ‘Thailand Tatler’. 

He describes the Reuters piece as 'The latest attempt by the West to use its large media machine to perpetuate the “class divide” myth in Thailand'

Well 'hi so's ' were there - but a lot of 'lo-so's' too.

But the Reuters story was true, quite amusing, and hardly a conspiracy. The agency was merely reporting on one sector of the protesters.

Now while I can see that people across all sectors could be unhappy with the Pheu Thai government – and if I were a red-shirt I would be really not so happy with how it has conducted itself – I am much more cynical about this Cartalucci chappy – who does not have a record that I can find in journalism and indeed appears to be purely an activist.  That’s all fine and good – as long as we all know with whom we are dealing.

I don't know what his real job is. This guy seems to be upsetting a few journos in Bangkok.

Thaksin is an easy target. If Suthep Thaugsuban is not a poster boy for clean conduct, Thaksin is not a poster boy for democracy - If he were then people would have hung for the war on drugs, Tak Bai, and Kruseque Mosque incidents. None of the victims were afforded democratic rights.

Nevertheless you cannot campaign to end 'democracy' and expect to get the vote!

I thought I would check out Tony who is a regular contributor to an organization based in Montreal, Canada called 'The Centre for Global Research'  which I have never heard of. I of course respect Tony’s right to his opinions. 

Wikipedia is of course not always right and is being continually corrected, but it’s always a good first choice before going any deeper.

But the internet is there I guess for a variety of opinion and I am sure Reuters has not the slightest interest in defending itself from Tony.

Wikipedia:“A 2005 article in The Jewish Tribune criticized as "rife with anti-Jewish conspiracy theory and Holocaust denial." B'nai Brith Canada had complained that there were comments on a forum that questioned how many Jews died in the Holocaust. 
"Website editor Michel Chossudovsky responded that there was a disclaimer that the website was not to be held responsible for the views expressed in the forum, and he had the comment removed. He also said that he was of Jewish heritage and would be one of the last people to condone antisemitic views. 
"The same article also reported that B'nai Brith Canada wrote a letter to the University of Ottawa (Chossudovsky's former employer) asking for the university "to conduct its own investigation of this propagandist site. 
"CRG was described in 2011 as having "an intimate and wildly successful relationship" with the RT network (previously known as "Russia Today").  
"CRG is a registered non-profit organization in the Canadian province of Quebec.  It accepts donations and offers a variety of paid "memberships" as a form of donation to support its work".

Is Global Research Republican or does its articles see evil everywhere. This is the beginning of a recent article on Obama's health care scheme.

"The Obama administration has designed a health care system aimed at defrauding the population, stripping tens of millions of Americans of decent coverage and rationing health care along class lines. It is a scheme largely authored by the insurance and health care industry to boost their profits by depriving people of medicines, tests and procedures and lowering the life expectancy of workers.
This was a Flying Sporran ramble
This is the essence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)".
No matter what one thinks of Obama I do not think he can be blamed for ill intentions in attempting to provide a health care scheme for all. US medical charges are legendary as are the monopolies of its drugs companies.
Global Research I think could be a misnomer.


  1. Cartalucci is also affiliated with the Alex Jones 'Info Wars' website. They say America is run by the likes of Goldman Sachs and the other big Wall street banks through their control of the U.S Federal Reserve. They consider Thaksin to be linked to people with a 'Globalist agenda' -whatever that is.

    Thaksin served on the Asia Advisory Board of the Washington, D.C. based Carlyle Group until he resigned upon becoming Prime Minister in 2001. There are all sorts of murky connections involving the Carlyle group and both George Bush senior and James Baker have acted as advisers. The main accusation against the Carlyle group seems to be they are war profiteers. (who would of thought)

    On September 11, 2001, Baker watched television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC, where Baker and representatives of Osama bin Laden's family were among those attending the annual conference for the Carlyle Group.

    The coverage I've seen from the foreign press about Thailand is sometimes laughable, especially when they try to paint Thaksin as some sort of freedom fighter for democracy.

  2. Cartalucci and Alex Jones are both disinformation agents doing their best at poisoning the well. With all the revelations of governments spying on their citizens coming to light in the past few months we cannot deny conspiracies anymore, but these two twist this information to support their own even more unbelievable views.

    In his recent posts about the turmoil in Bangkok, Cartalucci never once mentions that the yellow shirts do not want elections. They want an unelected "people's council" to appoint an unelected government because, they say, the vast majority of Thais are too stupid to choose a government. He is always hinting at or out right saying that the red shirts are communists. An unelected government sure sounds like communism to me.