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Martial law declaired in Thailand! NOT ITS a MILITARY COUP

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:16 am
by phuketrichard
Looks like the shit will hit the fan now.
How will this affect Cambodia ( along with new immigration policies) No one knows.

Stayed tune


Bangkok (CNN) -- The Thai army declared martial law throughout the country Tuesday in a surprise move that an aide to the country's embattled Prime Minister said the government didn't know about beforehand.

"They took this action unilaterally. The government is having a special meeting regarding this. We have to watch and see if the army chief honors his declaration of impartiality," the aide said, describing the situation as "half a coup d'etat."

Lt. Gen. Nipat Thonglek told CNN the move was not a coup.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/19/worl ... urn false;

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:32 am
by Soi Dog
Are they enforcing a curfew yet?

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:49 am
by Milord
This news has not been posted on the "other" forum yet.

Curfew? CNN reports that details have not been worked out or reported yet. lol

Lets announce sumting and figure it out later.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... mid-unrest" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

edit: Just saw this:
Anyway, as I see it (like most) three options:

1. Army sees elections held properly (red win?)
2. Army engineers an unelected PM (yellow win?)
3. Army calms everyone down with martial law, gets its boys in place around the country, then moves to a full blown coup with tanks and guns in place, and reds dispersed (yellow win?).

Sadly, we live in interesting times.....
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Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:53 pm
by frank lee bent
Nothing like tanks and troops to calm things.

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:37 pm
by Milord
Another RANT.
You, the Thai monarchists reading this post should stop bothering to fig-leaf this Royal or bestow a modicum of fake legitimacy on it. Of course the King was involved. Of course this royal circus was hatched in the Imperial Palace. Of course the King knew what was coming. Of course he was involved. Of course he had a vested dynastic interest to prevent the democratic, popular rule. Of course his CIA masters told him it was perfectly fine and dandy to proceed. Please don't tell us that His Majesty is as pure as Buddha and as immaculate as Queen Maya: his majesty is up to his royal cojones in nazi politics, elitist power grab, feudal privilege, cunning wizard-of-oz manipulations and every manner of political dirt under the tropical sun.
Think about it: how many kings have survived not one, not two, not three, but 11 (ELEVEN) SUCCESSFUL AND 7 (SEVEN) UNSUCCESSFUL COUPS?.
It is time to root out this royal $cum once and for all. And not only this royal $cum, but every other royal $cum in existence, and I can think of quite a few, many even in Europe, or just next door to Europe (hint. hint. wink, wink, nod, nod).

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:20 pm
by kiwiincambodia
All they will be doing is calming things down enough so the army can then take office. Either way with the army on the streets ok Bangkok we all know who is in charge....

It is defiantly not the "caretaker government"

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:45 pm
by phuketrichard
best thing in the world for Thailand, take it out of the hands of the Reds & Yellows an place it in the hands of the Army.

They will hold it together until something can be done, but don't count on any election solving this problem.

18 coups ( 7 failed ) since 1932

Here's number 19

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:46 pm
by Milord
It's interesting to read how fearful and circumspect the posters on Thai based forums are compared to foreign paper's comment sections.
When your own home life is threatened the shields go up. The Army is not fooling anybody in the know.

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:45 pm
by sigmoid
This is yet another reason why savvy expats left Thailand behind a long long time ago. :hattip:

Re: Martial law declaired in Thailand!!

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 pm
by Milord
sigmoid wrote:This is yet another reason why savvy expats left Thailand behind a long long time ago. :hattip:
Where did they go? (besides here)