Pro-coup ultra-nationalists have attacked the Facebook page of the US Embassy in Bangkok after the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific criticized the junta’s martial law, with some comments going as far as calling the US terrorists.
After Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs made criticisms of the imposition of martial law during his visit to Bangkok on Monday, pro-coup ultra-nationalist Thais attacked the US Embassy Facebook page, urging the US not to intervene in Thailand’s domestic affairs and stating that they are happy under the junta’s rule.
The conservative Thai nationalists posted the following message repeatedly in the comments to several posts on the US Embassy Facebook page;
Dear Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs,
Here is the Kingdom of Thailand.
We are independent country.
We can handle all our internal matters by ourselves.
We have nothing to do with you. It’s none of your business.
We, the majority of Thai people are warning you, don’t interfere in Thailand’s internal affairs regarding Martial Law.
We are very happy with this law as it stands.
You have been closely monitored Thailand situation but you pretend don’t know the real situation
or you are too dumb to know that we need martial law.
The martial law is the best to keeps our country functioning.
And please steer your Big Uncle Sam's nose away from our election.
It’s our own choice when we should have general election. Our beloved government and Thai people will set up election by our own.
For us, the longer the better, we don’t mind if it takes 10 years because we need to reform our country first. You have no right to tell us when. We don’t need any of your advice, OK???
Thaksin & Yingluck ruined all over Thailand. The shameless, criminal Shinawatra family is a shame of the entire nation; they did everything for money.
The damage that this family has done to our country is far beyond anyone could imagine. She was guilty of corrupt and legally impeached.
So why the hell would anyone wants to meet her and asking for her opinion about the country situation ???
To Mrs.Jane Saki, a spokesman: We don’t care you will send Ambassador here or not.
We are very close/good friend with China and Russia.
We have so many good friends all over the world.
All our friends have good manner, they never interfere with our internal affairs.
We know that the reason why you come to Thailand is because of your benefit in 21st round of bids for fuel concessions.
We all know you always want something such as natural gas, natural resources, and money from our country.
You are Satan in Saint!!!.
How about minding your own messy in your country first. Go back home to manage your hugh debt with China.
You are over indebted for too long time already. You better spend your time fix your financial crisis, political crisis and now you should take serious with natural disaster, heaviest snow in your country…
There has been no confirmation of the source of the message. However, the message was repeatedly posted all over the US Embassy Bangkok’s Facebook page.
Moreover, there are other comments, one stating “America is a terrorist”.
Another says “Many thanks to the US to unite Thai people together with the common enemy, the U.S.”
Kittisak Rattanawaraha, Assistant Secretary of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Cooperatives, said during the NLA meeting on Thursday that the US should not ‘suak’ (a rude word in Thai which means being nosy) into Thailand’s domestic affairs in response to the US diplomat’s comments on martial law.
Earlier on Wednesday, Don Paramatwinai, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, summoned W. Patrick Murphy, the US Chargé d'Affaires to Thailand, to discuss the keynote speech given by a top US State Department official on Monday.
Also on Wednesday, a group of pro-coup nationalist Thais rallied in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok, calling on the US to stop interfering in Thai politics because of the comments from the US diplomat. They said they were the representatives of over 60 million Thais across the country.
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