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Old 04-12-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Rioting follows state of emergency in Thai capital (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090412/ap_on_re_as/as_thailand_politics - broken link)

Is there anyone in Thailand who can tell is what's going on over there?
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Well, even though the guy the red shirts support did some nasty human rights things, he was doing his job well, and better than before they started the military coup, overall I support them.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Two killed in Bangkok gun battle - Asia, World - The Independent
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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I have been living in thailand for over 10 years now, BUT I would have to say I am confused as to what is happening here myself.

at one time, I thought it was one group of people who wanted the monarchy to continue existing. and another group who wanted democracy to realm supreme.

then, another time, I thought maybe it was the muslims down south trying to exert their influence with their muslim counterparts in the north to wrest control from the buddhist majority.

yet, another time, I thought it was just power plays by wealthy people in thailand trying to increase their pieces of the pie.

it doesn't seem to be any one of these. my guess is - it's a combination of all 3. but of course it is just a guess. like I said in the beginning, the politics here are very confusing.

bottomline, none of the above parties seem to want to hurt foreigners though. so, I'm ok with that. it's none of my business anyway.
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