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    Wonder how many of them have guns and grenades?

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    I'm going to bring my coup estimate forward to latest tomorrow. This thing is beginning to escalate, in my view.


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    I think I am the only one that voted coup tonight and in America lingo that means coup before the sunrises!

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    Bangkok Airport Arrivals and Departure Information


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    Do any of the Thais realize that there is a world outside watching? Clearly these people don't give a fVck. Paulsmithson isn't going to be enough to cover the bills when everybody else has had enough.

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    BA 10 British Airways (SYD) Sydney 10:52 PM Redirected

    AY 5960 ^ Finnair (SYD) Sydney 10:52 PM Redirected

    QF 301 ^ Qantas Airways (SYD) Sydney 10:52 PM Redirected

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    This must be doing wonders for tourism down the road... Looks like this is going to be a fun for trip this time... I wonder what I'll be arriving to at the airport...?

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    http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news08/2511-BangkokAirport.shtml

    Bangkok Airport: Flights Disrupted by Anti-Government Protestors


    Today, 25 November 2008, protesters have taken control of Thailand's new International airport, Suvarnabhumi, an airport AOT hopes to be soon ranked in the top ten airports of the world.



    When asked in a press conference at the IT&CMA held in Bangkok this October, how it was possible that unarmed protesters took control of the international airports in Krabi, Phuket and Hat Yai earlier this year, the head of Airports of Thailand (AOT) assured the media in attendance that it would not happen again as "negotiations had taken place". He did not answer however, how an international airport, with today's stricter security measures managed to be ceased and consequently closed, affecting thousands of travellers.



    Inbound flights are still operating, however no flights seem to be departing Suvarnabhumi airport. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that inbound flights are being diverted to other airports in Thailand, such as Chiang Mai, Phuket etc.



    While these protests, which have been going on for months, are politically motivated, they are already having a negative effect on Thai tourism, and consequently the Thai economy. November is traditionally the start of the high season for tourism, but around the country hotels are quieter than normal.


    It is strongly suggested that travellers try to contact their airline if affected by this latest development.

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    Pad shooting in Bangkok.

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    This government has

    NO BALLS
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    Lets truthfully break this article down.

    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Today, 25 November 2008, protesters have taken control of Thailand's new International airport, Suvarnabhumi, an airport AOT hopes to be soon ranked in the top ten airports of the world.


    Thailand will claim to be in the top ten whether Swampy Poom is worth being ranked there or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    When asked in a press conference at the IT&CMA held in Bangkok this October, how it was possible that unarmed protesters took control of the international airports in Krabi, Phuket and Hat Yai earlier this year, the head of Airports of Thailand (AOT) assured the media in attendance that it would not happen again as "negotiations had taken place".
    The police are wimps and the army wags the government not the other way around.

    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    He did not answer however, how an international airport, with today's stricter security measures managed to be ceased and consequently closed, affecting thousands of travellers.
    He will not comment therefore he has not lost face.


    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Inbound flights are still operating, however no flights seem to be departing Suvarnabhumi airport. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that inbound flights are being diverted to other airports in Thailand, such as Chiang Mai, Phuket etc.
    Inbound flights are still operating because they want to make sure tourist can arrive and spend money, but they could care less if tourist are stranded once they get here.



    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    While these protests, which have been going on for months, are politically motivated, they are already having a negative effect on Thai tourism, and consequently the Thai economy. November is traditionally the start of the high season for tourism, but around the country hotels are quieter than normal.
    Thailand's tourism will not be affected by the global financial crisis. No comment on the protests.

    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    It is strongly suggested that travellers try to contact their airline if affected by this latest development.


    Cancel your trip.

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    They let them have Government house for a few months, wonder how long they will get to keep the airport

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    Very good Mr. Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    This government has
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    So, why is the government literally sitting on their thumbs and allowing the PAD to run amok throughout Bangkok???

    Is it fear of losing face in the world arena for oppressing protesters who appear to support the constitutional monarchy???

    This rag-tag bunch of hooligans need to have their ears pinned back and their collective asses kick out of Government House and all of their demonstrations actively squashed, period...

    I agree with the gentleman from Texas... No balls...
    Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post

    BANGKOK, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The "City of Angles" on Tuesday was in chaos as anti-government protesters seized the temporary administration seat
    Freudian slip???

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    Couldn't the planes land at Don Maung as the PAD have vacated those premises.?

    The army can secure that airport now and everything can move forward without too much trouble and or bloodshed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    I don't believe a few protesters and even gunfights on the the airport road will deter tourists, we could market Thailand as a danger destination, one step up from the adventure destination, white water rafting is so fvckin old, lets move the exitement up a couple of notches.
    I thought that. The thing is that type of tourist coming here is a dying breed in Thailand, most tend to be couples more than thrill seekers these days.
    The recession has meant a lot are stuck at home now! :O

    Bangers is hotting up though, I don't share the optimism on an high season now.
    It's gonna be belt tightening time for many I reckon.

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    Seems Thais may need to ban together and start fighting their own battle to end this mess since Mr Police ran in retreat !

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    What ever happened to the man in charge of security.

    What was his name? Oh yea. General Aupong or something.

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    Well, it's been all over the media in the US... CNN, network news, cable, etc... Some of the video looks rather nasty... Be careful out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    What ever happened to the man in charge of security.

    What was his name? Oh yea. General Aupong or something.
    Anystink is Thugsin's mate. Perhaps his mate's telephone isn't switched on at present?

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    by brian.murphy.63[at]eircom.net - Nov 26, 2008 06:13This news of unrest from Thailand gives a very negative image of democracy and justice in Thailand, which does not exist; as apparaently the country is corrupt and the Thai nation does not care that many of the helpless poor children and women of Thailand are simply sex slaves to support a " Tourist " industry for all the sex perverts of the world . Clearly the government, the police and the army and everyone else in Thailand are getting blood money from the "sex" "industry".
    Bangkok Post | Top Stories | Airport closed, shots fired

    oh dear the nutters are coming out

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:54 PM
    Filed Under: Bangkok, Thailand

    By Ian Williams, NBC News correspondent

    BANGKOK, Thailand – Late tonight, one of Asia's busiest airports remained under siege, sealed off by several thousand anti-government protesters. The protesters, clad in yellow – the color of the king – sat on mats and cardboard, in the road outside the main terminal building, where cars and buses usually drop off passengers.

    They were listening to fiery anti-government speeches, interspersed with Thai folk songs blasting from the top of a truck, also draped in yellow. At one point, a protest leader, speaking in perfect English, apologized for any inconvenience to the thousands of stranded passengers. "Please understand that our purpose is to stop this corrupt government," he said. The crowd of protesters shook their plastic "clappers" in approval.



    VIDEO: Thai protesters close airport, battle police
    The pleas didn't garner much sympathy with the bewildered passengers inside the terminal.

    "I just wanna go home. I like Thailand, but I don't like this," said one man, as he lay on the floor, waiting for news of his delayed flight to Sweden. Nearby a young couple nursed two sick infants.

    In for a long night...
    Most of the check-in staff had fled from the terminal, though one representative of a western airline handed out vouchers for a Bangkok hotel. The catch was that the stranded passengers would need to find a taxi. He could give little other comfort. "I have no idea what is happening outside this airport," he said.

    Many of the holidaymakers I spoke to were aware of the political crisis gripping Thailand, but had not expected it to come to them. The alarm felt by passengers when the protesters pushed past security guards and police into the terminal soon gave way to resignation.

    Many of the protesters handed out snacks and water, and some tried to engage the tourists in conversation, to explain why they'd sealed the airport. They appeared to find a ready audience in two young German men, but thought better of stopping at the couple with the sick children, walking awkwardly past.
    Other protesters looked a good deal less friendly, roaming near the terminal building in crash helmets, bandanas and dark glasses, and carrying iron bars. They'd put razor wire across access roads, and the whole event was being filmed by their own television station.

    By the early hours of Wednesday morning (Thai time is Eastern Standard Time + 12) there were no police to be seen. They have largely allowed the protesters to have their way to avoid confrontation. The protesters’ own security detail was unpacking boxes of water, while yellow-clad protesters wandered around the terminal building, stopping to look with some satisfaction at the electronic board listing delayed arrivals. They showed no sign of leaving.

    "They say to phone again at five o'clock," said one traveler, coming off his cell phone, while another group made themselves comfortable on the conveyor belt behind the check-in desk, which seemed far more comfortable than the floor for the long hours ahead. Though few expected much sleep as the speeches reverberated through speakers in the terminal building's concourse.

    Weary Thailand tourists 'just wanna go home' - World Blog - msnbc.com

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    I remember Bush on his recent visit here being interviewed on morning Thai TV, he was asked what he liked about Thailand? after e few seconds of deliberation he replied " YOUR WUNERFUL DEMOCRACY"

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