Thanathorn has also criticized Bangkok's decision to begin purchasing weapons from China to replace its aging inventory of US arms.
In a Bangkok Post article titled, "Future Forward Party vows to cut army budget," his party would propose slashing the military's budget thus hindering the purchase of additional arms from partners like China.
The article claimed:
The Future Forward Party (FFP) has vowed to cut the military budget and reduce the number of generals in the army, according to its secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.
Apparently oblivious to the multiple wars the US alone is waging around the globe, the Bangkok Post would quote Thanathorn's secretary-general, claiming:
"In today's world, no one engages in wars any more."
Of course - the US alone is waging multiple wars across several continents with hybrid warfare and proxy-wars waged across several more and the few nations safe from this global campaign of aggression are nations with powerful armed forces.
|Image: Western embassy staff accompany Thanathorn on his way to hear charges against him for his many blatant violations of Thai election and sedition laws.|
Amid Thanathorn's more recent legal troubles - Western embassies including the US and UK mobilized support and even escorted Thanathorn on his way to police to hear charges against him for his multiple crimes.
Thanathorn Offers Thailand a Blind Alley - Not a "Future Forward"
The US fully realizes that cutting ties with China would ruin Thailand economically - but a look at other nations where Washington has aided opposition groups - from Libya and Syria to Ukraine and Serbia - reveals that moving Thailand forward is not Washington's goal. The real goal is installing a corrupt and incompetent client regime, destroying a targeted nation altogether, or some combination of the two - denying the nation's ability to serve as a constructive partner for America's geopolitical rivals - especially China and Russia.
Billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and his political allies led by billionaire fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra represent Washington's choice of potential leaders of a US-backed client regime - one that would see Thailand divided and destroyed to spite and hinder China even if what remains benefits America directly in little or no way.
It is a blind alley other nations like Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, and many others have been led into by US-funded opposition groups - blind alleys none have re-emerged from. Thailand will not be the exception.