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September 24, 2006 at 3:58 pm #1090131RajParticipant
reassuring that the coup has been so peaceful
take care benbearSeptember 25, 2006 at 5:56 am #1090142PHARTYParticipantraj wrote:reassuring that the coup has been so peaceful
take care benbear
The coup has been peaceful but lets hope the peace spreads to the south of the country bordering Malaysia where the insurgency has started to hot up only the other day a string of bombs went off in Hat Yai killing a lot of people and injuring many more the first westerner(a Canadian) to be killed in it died there, the death toll in these troubles is now in the 2000 region I hope that the change of goverment in Thailand deals with it better(like talking)than Thaksin`s mob did.October 1, 2006 at 4:23 pm #1090127missMushedParticipant
One of my closest mates is out there at the mo with her bf, u might have seen em on the news, he was the one who said its not scary coz they have ribbons on their guns! they seem fine, but havnt heard from them in a while as they are travelling about now.
Any hoo, glad everyone out there is ok!October 7, 2006 at 1:48 pm #1090136benbearParticipant
Just to update everone. The army have left the streets and the tanks have rolled out. If I may I’d like to say that that a disagree with any coup but this coup has changed and left Thailand the chance to start again.:wink:
I agree with General lightening but the situaion down south was never helped by Taxin (WANKER) sorry for that. Religon causes the most wars.
OK, I feel proud of the of the Thai army and the police (this is coming from a raver). There pure smiles and respect to everyone was unbelivable. 😉
To put into perspective a anti coup marched down to the palace, the army protected them and even helped them organize it, Is that propergander or just sheer wanting a better goverment ? I have answered that question.Flowers on the tanks and presents to the army. This is Thai culture,if they love you they love you 105%
This has been the most peaceful moup in history ?
Sorry for my polictical view
Also full respect to Partyvibe for the thread it was heartwarming. :love:
Peace,love and unity. 😉October 7, 2006 at 2:01 pm #1090120General LightingModerator
Glad to hear things are getting better (although it didn’t seem that dangerous TBH).
I wonder how many noticed the symbolism in one of ben’s photos?; that tank he is pictured in front of is a Chinese model of the same sort used at Tiananmen square; and here is the Royal Thai Army letting Westerners have their pictures taken standing in front of it.
Not that it was probably going anywhere; I expect its occupants were eating the gifts of takeaway food the grateful locals had bought them (note the carrier bags on the bench to the right of the tank 🙂 )
I don’t think you need to apologise for your “political view” – the “free market” is only a marginally less bloody substitute for the battleground (as the last PM there seemed to have shown!).
TBH human natures is still such that the “democracy” of a nation is really only as strong as its civilian and military security forces – at least those forces in TH showed sufficient restraint and a genuine desire for positive change. (Incidentally is there still national service in TH?)
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