With 3 updates: Army invaded! Others seen as threats!

29 11 2013

Reports tweeted by several journalists including Reuters say anti-government protesters have broken into the Army’s headquarters. Suthep Thaugsuban and his lot are either invincible, have done a deal, are seeking violence or are politically suicidal. Take your pick!

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Update 1: The Nation reports that Oxford lad Abhisit Vejjajiva and his tea-sipping chum Korn Chatikavanij have joined the demonstrators on the streets – while still members of parliament, thus putting the whole Democrat Party in a position to be dissolved. It seems they are doubling-down and expect to win by overthrowing the government. Exactly why they have led a march to the U.S. Embassy and attacked and/or pleaded with them for support remains a mystery. Much of what this lot do is a mystery.

Update 2: Readers tell us that those who occupied the Army HQ have now left, and The Nation seems to confirm this. Also of interest is this short video of protesters cutting power to Police HQ. As the video shows, the Police HQ is next to the Police General Hospital with about 500 patients, and reportedly lost power too (see our earlier comment on the hospital and double standards).

Update 3: A reader has accused PPT of running our Sunday giggle a couple of days early:

‘ Abhisit Vejjajiva and his tea-sipping chum Korn Chatikavanij have joined the demonstrators on the streets – while still members of parliament, thus putting the whole Democrat Party in a position to be dissolved … ‘

You’re kidding, right ? It says right in their contracts that the EC/judges cannot dissolve the Democrat Party. Not can they prosecute same … for anything.

Judges in Thailand are in charge of punishing those ‘who need it’. The Democrats are ‘good people’ and so never need punishing. The rest of us are always liable for punishment, it’s just a question of when and the severity of the punishment to be meted out.

In Thailand ‘justice’ works on the basis of one’s essential qualities … not on ephemeral characteristics, like ones actual acts, one’s behavior.

You know that. You’re just pulling our legs, trying to catch us napping.

We weren’t doing that, but we have to admit that the reader is making a good point.

 


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