Tuesday, October 03, 2006

THE COUP THAT EVERYONE FORGOT...

Remember the Thailand coup? You know.. the one that happened 2 weeks ago? Oh. You forgot about it already? Too busy worrying about 'Foley's Folies' to care? Agreed, Foley will be the main news of this week (and maybe this election cycle). But the big news of the century is the rapid advance of radical Islam and terrorism that are sweeping our world. We are engaged in an epic battle which spans cultures, countries, religions, and will take decades to fight. The war is not only physical. It is economic, electronic, political, cultural, ideological, and media-enabled. It is the biggest threat that the Western world faces today. But our politicians seem to be too busy IM'ing pages to care. The others. Why their claiming how 'holy' they are and how hypocritical the other guys can be. It's just sick. Not only Foley's actions, but the Republican's inaction over it, and the Democrats reaction to this story. Meanwhile, the Islamic hordes continue their long-war, content on taking years to have their plans unfold, while our politicians focus on the minute sound-bite...

Back to the coup... Remember that? Where the Islamic general seized power from a democratically elected Prime Minister. Yeah. That one. Why has this story been completely dropped by MSM sources? It will have a lasting impact on that region for years and could potentially open the door for the spread of more Islamic radicalism around that region of the world. Yet our media continue to ignore this. Why? I guess some coup's are more EQUAL that other coup's...

From Canada Free Press (read the whole thing!):
The Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) provides a logical base for a second caliphate to build. ASEAN countries include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam with a combined population of 592,000. The ASEAN countries are culturally rich. It includes more Muslims than any other geopolitical entity. About 240 million Muslims live mostly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Buddhism constitutes the main religion of mainland Southeast Asia and there are about 170 million Buddhists in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. Roman Catholicism is predominant in the Philippines. Bringing Thailand under Islamist rule would provide a logical stepping-stone for the fall of other countries with significant Muslim populations. The first East Asia Summit (December 2005 -- the U.S. was not invited to participate.) was participated in by ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand.

Today, about 100 years after Thailand annexed the mostly ethnic Malay Muslim region, 'mujahideen' holy warriors yearn for a separate state ruled by Islamic Shariah law in a lush, tropical region where Islamists are waging similar insurgencies in the Philippines, Indonesia and elsewhere. Will the coup reduce tensions or allow the formation of an Islamic state?

The West must pay attention to the developments happening in South East Asia and particularly the events surrounding the Coup in Thailand. If left unchecked (existing terrorist and revolutionary movements) the repercussions will be physically far reaching. They will have a sound and secure base (more likely, bases) from which to export terror 'round the world', and potential control of a number of shipping lanes (Oil Transit Choke Points) throughout the area.


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