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    Why is this not covered elsewheer on PW? Peaceful protests in Thailand could escalate police fear. Protestors are looking to topple the current government . A lot of the army have stayed quiet

    http://rt.com/news/thai-protesters-army-compound-464/


    The group demonstrating against the current rule calls itself the Movement for Democracy and numbers about 200,000 people. It also represents some 45 unions, one of which represents Thai Airways. The carrier on Thursday threatened that any harm coming to protesters will result in the cancelation of all its flights. Its president, Damrong Waikanee, warned that if the confrontation turns physical, the union "will increase the pressure by stopping the plane wheels from turning."
    Note the unions involvement, something sorely lacking in Ireland....
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    The army has taken over in Thailand in another pro-US 'non-coup', just like Ukraine and Egypt. I imagine Biden is on his way - had his pajamas and toothbrush already packed.
    This direct rule from Washington appears to be the preferred form of government for now.

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    Ukraine, Egypt and Libya. Nigeria seems to be the next on the list.

    Constitution of Thailand suspended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binn Beal View Post
    The army has taken over in Thailand in another pro-US 'non-coup', just like Ukraine and Egypt. I imagine Biden is on his way - had his pajamas and toothbrush already packed.
    This direct rule from Washington appears to be the preferred form of government for now.
    It's a bit more complicated than that as the red and yellow shirts and the army could all be called pro US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Bar View Post
    It's a bit more complicated than that as the red and yellow shirts and the army could all be called pro US
    Army and/or paramilitaries seems to be the current mode - even parliamentary oligarchy offering too much democracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binn Beal View Post
    The army has taken over in Thailand in another pro-US 'non-coup', just like Ukraine and Egypt. I imagine Biden is on his way - had his pajamas and toothbrush already packed.
    This direct rule from Washington appears to be the preferred form of government for now.
    Will Biden's Son get a Directorship in a Thai company?
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Just read on Reuters that the 'hard-to-believe-its-not-a-coup' transition of power to the army is now complete and even Reuters is using the 'c' word. It will be interesting to see what the White House calls it later today.

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    Great background dope on the Thai crisis by well respected journo Andrew McGregorMarshall

    http://www.zenjournalist.org/2013/11...of-insanity-2/

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