Skip to comments.Thailand coup d'état as military seizes power
Posted on 05/22/2014 5:06:06 AM PDT by Nextrush
Thailand's army chief has announced that the military is taking control of the government.
The coup came after two days of inconclusive talks between the main political factions.
Thailand has been in political turmoil for months. On Tuesday the army imposed martial law.
A curfew has been declared, effective across the country from 22:00 to 05:00 local time.
Political party leaders, including opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban, were taken away from the talks venue after troops sealed off the area......
Thailand political unrest ping.
Seems to me some Freepers call Thailand Home, with others considering it. Be safe.
Doesn’t this happen every few years?
Anoreth (my daughter) has visited Thailand, but doesn’t live there.
It is a pattern in Thailand but the struggle in the last few years between the two main parties in the courts, the election campaigns and on the streets has been exceptionally intense for Thailand.
Some people have died in gun or bomb attacks at protest sites in Bangkok in the past year.
Should I ask? Thailand?!
And often . .
I point my toes at you!
I sure hope this doesn’t negatively affect the sex tourist trade.
One night in Bangkok?
It is a beautiful place to visit. Costs thousands to get there. Costs dozens to stay per month lol....
Anoreth was on a Coast Guard cutter, so she was paid to get there. This was during a previous violent political disruption a few years ago.
Amazing how silent the Obama Administration is on this. With the Honduras “Coup” action was swift. Then again in Honduras people were fighting for democracy and Chavista interference while in Thailand the elitist/royalist are taking power.
I just finished up a one year holiday in Thailand. For the most part all the political unrest has very little to no affect on the average guy in the street. And if you are away from the protest areas in Bangkok it is invisible there is even a problem.
I have no problem returning today for another year. It is a great land to reside......
The only noticeable part so far are soldiers in the streets and all television signals taken over by the military. Playing 1930 traditional music and other propaganda.
Expect a sharp uptick in births around next January.
And here I was going to buy a new hard drive, well guess I better wait for things to settle down....
[ I just finished up a one year holiday in Thailand. ]
I’ve heard the people there are extremely laid back as if the water is spiked with some sorta soma.... Is this true?
Now's your chance to get an automatic weapon! Just knock one of them on the head and grab it!
Thailand’s military taking out the trash in government. Seems we might benefit from the seem here.
It won't. By the way, I highly recommend the Firecat Lounge.
I am SO not clicking on that link.
Thailand has the strangest coups. The army steps in and dissolves the government, but the king is never touched. He stands aloof as if he is uninvolved, yet it seems obvious the army is doing his bidding. One would think it would be simpler to create some constitutional way of doing this without the need of military action.
Take the royalty out and give them the Mussolini treatment -over and done.
Agreed. The former prime minister is the sister no good. She and her cohorts paid for votes, and have been taking advantage of their fellow countrymen. The revolution in Thailand is BY CAPITALISTS!! They drove her out and are making sure the lazy welfare mommas and daddas don’t get their “savior” in again. Kudos to the Thai Military for stepping up to protect their nation against corruption. And in this case God bless the middle class, upper class, highly educated, who see thru the corruption and are taking a stand.
actually the Thai way is the quickest, cleanest, least deadly way to do it. As long as this king lives things will never get out of hand like in Egypt, etc. But Lord help them if his rotten son ever gets power.
I think that is pretty true in any tropical climate. The heat and humidity are not exactly conducive to a great work ethic.
What’s wrong with his son? I don’t know any thing about Thailand’s politics.
“Kudos to the Thai Military for stepping up to protect their nation against corruption.”
Oh, come on. Corruption is a way of life in Thailand. Pretty much EVERYONE is compromised. Even the basically honest ones have to deal with it because it is practically expected.
Just for starters, the entire country runs on “Patron-client” relationships. The Puu Yai [big shot] bestows favors, and the underlings provide loyalty.
When one peasant has a problem with another peasant, they run to their respective Puu Yais, and plead for help. The Puu Yais get together, there’s some jockeying to determine who is the bigger Puu Yai, or whether the Puu Yai on one side should go to one of his patrons to kick matters up a level, and it gets sorted out. Similar to a Mafia dispute.
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