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    Thailand has rich natural resources. A thriving tourism industry. So some Thais think they can afford to destroy their country like this. Maybe.
    Vietnam had its Vietnam war in the 1960s to 1975. Myanmar had it problems until recently. Cambodia had its killing fields.
    So now is Thailand's turn and they are doing it to themselves. 風水輪流轉.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Thailand has rich natural resources. A thriving tourism industry. So some Thais think they can afford to destroy their country like this. Maybe.
    Vietnam had its Vietnam war in the 1960s to 1975. Myanmar had it problems until recently. Cambodia had its killing fields.
    So now is Thailand's turn and they are doing it to themselves. 風水輪流轉.
    Nothing says "Shoot myself in the foot" like this one:

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...en/952966.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NazgulKing View Post
    Nothing says "Shoot myself in the foot" like this one:

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...en/952966.html
    Almost like a civil war.

    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/th...vil-war-2014-1

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    Does it matter if it is elected or people's council in Thailand's case? The same will happen every 2-3 years.

    The probable way is for it to come under permanent military rule.

    I thought Thailand was thriving under Thaksin. At least he was able to keep the country quiet for the 12 years when he was in power, corrupted or not. I don't follow much of Thai politics so dunno the details. But I don't remember so much protests during his time in office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    Does it matter if it is elected or people's council in Thailand's case? The same will happen every 2-3 years.

    The probable way is for it to come under permanent military rule.

    I thought Thailand was thriving under Thaksin. At least he was able to keep the country quiet for the 12 years when he was in power, corrupted or not. I don't follow much of Thai politics so dunno the details. But I don't remember so much protests during his time in office.
    All the elite are corrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    Does it matter if it is elected or people's council in Thailand's case? The same will happen every 2-3 years.

    The probable way is for it to come under permanent military rule.

    I thought Thailand was thriving under Thaksin. At least he was able to keep the country quiet for the 12 years when he was in power, corrupted or not. I don't follow much of Thai politics so dunno the details. But I don't remember so much protests during his time in office.
    You are right. Under Thaksin's time, peace and prosperity prevail. Like you have said, whether he was corrupted or not is another matter.

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    Hopefully the Thais will find peace and harmony.


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    Suthep has committed Lèse-majesté.

    • The Thai King had personally in his birthday speech stressed the importance of unity and solidarity among the Thai people.
    But Suthep no hue the King and insists on protesting and shutting down BKK.

    • The Prime Minister Yingluck's term of office was royally endorsed by the Thai King.
    But Suthep insists on removing the prime minister.

    • The Feb 2014 Thai elections was only announced after it has got the Thai King's endorsement.
    But Suthep insists on stopping the elections.

    Worse than that.
    Suthep has instructed his mob to "capture" or "detain" the Prime Minister in a "citizen's arrest".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post

    You are right. Under Thaksin's time, peace and prosperity prevail. Like you have said, whether he was corrupted or not is another matter.
    At least Thailand prosper and people are happy. How fast things can change....

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    Suthep has committed Lèse-majesté.
    All that is just smokescreen, the King is only going to reward Suthep for his hardwork if he succeeds.

    "Suthep is only a proxy for arch-royalist interests. His role has always been to bring out crowds to create popular legitimacy which might facilitate any judicial or military intervention," said Paul Chambers, director of research at the Institute of South East Asian Affairs in Chiang Mai.
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...n-bangkok?lite


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    Role and position of the King

    It was assumed by some Thai analysts and the international media that the coup had the support of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Thai_coup_d'état

    The Thai King has been instrumental in bringing down the various elected governments of the day through various proxies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Thai_coup_d'état

    The Thai King has been instrumental in bringing down the various elected governments of the day through various proxies.
    The difference is that the fellow is half dead and one foot in the grave now.

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    That is why the mob is being instigated and funded by shadowy BKK elites. Like a soap opera where the sons are fighting and quarreling over the inheritance right next to the father's hospital bed when he is dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    That is why the mob is being instigated and funded by shadowy BKK elites. Like a soap opera where the sons are fighting and quarreling over the inheritance right next to the father's hospital bed when he is dying.
    If the King pass on, then, it will be a even bigger mess in Thailand....
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    That is why the mob is being instigated and funded by shadowy BKK elites. Like a soap opera where the sons are fighting and quarreling over the inheritance right next to the father's hospital bed when he is dying.
    Ironically, Thaksin is a very good friend of the Crown Prince, probably why the king refuses to pass on.
    Thaksin “mentioned his strong relationship with the Crown Prince…”. Boyce considered that Thaksin was “implying that, once the present King was dead, he would have an ally on the throne.”
    http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/cable...politics/5098/

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Ironically, Thaksin is a very good friend of the Crown Prince, probably why the king refuses to pass on.
    The king has repeatedly emphasized that he wants only the crown prince to succeed him. But one can see the urgency in "fixing" Thaksin.

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    The Thai King should give LKY a call and ask for advise before it is too late.

    Why? He never learn succession planning meh?

    As far as Thaksin is concerned, it would be better for him to enjoy life away from Thailand. He can live like a King anywhere anyway. Just buy some islands and form his Coconut Republic. He can always remote control his family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    He can always remote control his family.
    Suthep wants to root out his entire family and proxies. 诛九族。
    Last edited by UncleFai; 15th January 2014 at 10:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Suthep wants to root out his entire family and proxies.
    More likely he will be exiled himself. Hope he got the billions that Thaksin have.

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    I want to believe the king is not in control. With the powerful ex-generals surrounding him, there isn't much he can do. Remove them, Thailand will see day light. Why they are like that is simply because if a few greedy individuals.

    If you don't respect law, then whoever wins you can always stage a protest. So forever protest the country will prosperous? While the rich can play this game, the poor are the ones that suffer. 18 yrs is a long time. For the sake of Thais, I sincerely hope they wake up and stop these idiots.

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