Skip to comments.Coup leader summons Thai politicians
Posted on 05/23/2014 12:21:24 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
Ousted Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra has appeared at a military facility in Bangkok, a day after the army took power in a coup.
Ms Yingluck is one of more than 100 political figures summoned by the army.
The army has banned 155 people, including some politicians, from leaving the country.
On Thursday the military suspended the constitution, banned gatherings and detained politicians, saying order was needed after months of turmoil.
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One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble...
This is an odd coup.
First, the king is not in great health, and might pass in the next year or two. The ‘red shirts’ (the new political guys in town), have been talking strongly over a new constitution which would allow them completely into the process of running the government. If the king passes, and a new guy arrives, before a constitution can be approved....the odds are against the ‘red shirts’.
Second, the old party still running the government and friendly toward the military....is fearful of this popular ‘red shirt’ political agenda. Presently, most folks think the only way that old style government stays in power...is for the whole scene to be put into a quiet period, the king passes, and no constitution changes.
Third, based on fair reporting (beyond BBC or Thai reporting)...it looks to me that thirty to forty percent of the country is supporting the red shirts.
Bad luck for Yingluck.
Which ones are the muzzies?
Amazingly enough....neither of the two groups have Islamic folks involved.
With the Red Shirts...they are progressive types on eliminating regulation, ensuring fair taxation, and reshaping benefits. But on the whole, I’d say they are just as much corrupted as the old party running things.
The Thai military just wants both groups to go back to normal politics, average arguments, and less frustrating deals on tourism (this is really screwing up the profits for everyone).
Yingluck choke haak :^)
That you very much.