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    Podjieman's glorious control tower... the biggest, & tallest & bestest...

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    BBC reporting that Anupong is to hold a press conference "soon" which would sound like before the return of Somchai as he is expected at 7pm.

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    ^ "for the good of the country I have deceided to take over"??????

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    all talk and no action.


    how on earth did he get all those medals?

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    BBC NEWS | UK | Britons in Thai 'no man's land'


    British travellers are in "no man's land" after anti-government protesters occupied Bangkok's main international airport, the Foreign Office has said.


    A spokesman said some Britons had already passed through immigration controls and were now stranded.

    At least 3,000 passengers are stuck, and the Foreign Office said it had been contacted seven times by UK citizens.
    All flights have been cancelled and demonstrators say the airport will stay shut until the government resigns.
    No information

    Briton Rachel Kyte spent 13 hours at the airport before eventually catching a taxi to a hotel in the Thai capital on Wednesday afternoon.
    She had been awaiting a connection to Washington DC, where she now lives.

    There's a lot of angry people, some sick, needing to get home


    Ian Richards
    British traveller

    The World Bank worker said the lack of information and rumours of unrest had been fuelling the tense atmosphere.
    "We were being kept in the lounge on the ground floor level," she said. "The protestors were on the floor above.



    "There is the possibility the airport may run out of water and supplies. The people I feel sorry for are the families with babies, and the elderly and disabled travellers.



    "People were starting to get frustrated and tired. It only takes one person to lose their cool and it can become a crowd mentality."



    Ian Richards, from Basingstoke, said he was being put on a bus to a hotel in Pattaya, a beach resort about 100 miles (165km) south of Bangkok.
    The 26-year-old, who is heading to Australia, had been at the airport for seven hours and had passed through immigration.



    "Most people are being taken to hotels," he said. "I have no idea what happens after that. No-one seems to know what is happening but it is a lot calmer than it was before."



    "There's a lot of angry people, some sick, needing to get home."



    Small explosions

    Britons who had already passed through immigration are unable to travel back through the Thai airport into Bangkok as their visas are no longer valid.
    A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said: "Some people were stuck in the no man's land between the immigration and the plane but they are being looked after by airport officials."



    The protesters, from the People's Alliance for Democracy, want to topple Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, who had been due to arrive at the airport from an overseas trip. However, his flight will be diverted to another airport.
    Incoming flights have been diverted to other Thai airports, including Chiang Mai and Phuket.



    The BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok said the protestors had now taken full control of Suvarnabhumi airport, seizing the control tower and blocking access roads.



    He said there was utter confusion at the airport, although the yellow-shirted demonstrators had been relaxed in dealing with tourists.
    He added that a series of small explosions among the protesters early on Wednesday morning had injured several and underlined the risk of more violent clashes with pro-government groups.



    The FCO website described the political situation in Thailand as "very uncertain" and advised those heading to Bangkok to check with their airline or tour operator before travelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    British travellers are in "no man's land" after anti-government protesters occupied Bangkok's main international airport, the Foreign Office has said.
    Which brings to mind those that have been through immigration already. Wonder what their plight might be?

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    ^ think Tom Hanks and the poor bastard currently stranded in Mexico City for over a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    British travellers are in "no man's land" after anti-government protesters occupied Bangkok's main international airport, the Foreign Office has said.
    Which brings to mind those that have been through immigration already. Wonder what their plight might be?

    Britons who had already passed through immigration are unable to travel back through the Thai airport into Bangkok as their visas are no longer valid.
    A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said: "Some people were stuck in the no man's land between the immigration and the plane but they are being looked after by airport officials."

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gibbon View Post
    ^ think Tom Hanks and the poor bastard currently stranded in Mexico City for over a week.

    E. G.
    That japanese bloke in Mexico airport is doing it of his own choice,
    noone knows why.
    He has a return ticket and a 3 month visa.

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    I'm stuck in Phnom Penh and my car is stuck in the airport car park at Suvarnabhumi.

    There's a few people stuck here that were on their way to Bangkok and then on to other destinations.

    I might have to bus it back to Bangkok. Will see what the situation is tomorrow...
    Mortals you defy the Gods, I sentence you to travel among unknown stars, until you find the Kingdom of Hades, your bodies will stay as lifeless as stone.

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    good luck ET

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    you know in theory it is quite viable for any government who's citizens are in essence being held hostage by this action to send in troops and land right there and remove them from the hot zone if the Thai military doesn't take control. That's within UN mandate for a country's citizens..

    I'm certain that every consulate and government involved has passed out that information to the Thai Military at this point..and that would be the ultimate loss of face for them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Britons who had already passed through immigration are unable to travel back through the Thai airport into Bangkok as their visas are no longer valid. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said: "Some people were stuck in the no man's land between the immigration and the plane but they are being looked after by airport officials."
    Oops. Must learn to read the big print before posting.

    Being "taken care of by airport officials" still begs the question, "Wonder what their plight will be".

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    Suvarnabhumi Airport under high security
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    SAMUT PRAKAN, 3 April 2010 (NNT) Twenty-three companies of soldiers are stationing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, safeguarding the tourists and passengers from possible untoward incidents amid street-protests in Bangkok.

    The situation at Suvarnabhumi airport this morning is still normal despite the march of over 1,000 anti-government supporters who have traveled from Samut Prakan to join the mass rally in Bangkok today. On their way to the capital, the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) demonstrators also urge the public to join their protest at Phan Fa Bridge.

    The UDD protesters are staging rallies at Ratchaprasong Junction in downtown Bangkok and Vibhavadi Rangsit Road today. The roads around Ratchaprasong have been blocked, causing heavy traffic congestion in the area. People are advised to avoid the routes.

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    Just got back from the airport
    a lot of police and army about
    a few road"checks"
    I was stopped in my pickup.
    other than that pretty quiet at Lunch time

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Swampy's shut.
    Well, I'm glad I got out Monday...

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    look at the date BM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Well, I'm glad I got out Monday...


    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    look at the date BM
    good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Just got back from the airport
    a lot of police and army about
    a few road"checks"
    I was stopped in my pickup.
    other than that pretty quiet at Lunch time
    Where were the police and army when we really needed them back during the PAD airport siege?

    Seems law and order only applies when the peasant masses are protesting for democracy.

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    thought they were there waving them on and handing out the weapons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Just got back from the airport
    a lot of police and army about
    a few road"checks"
    I was stopped in my pickup.
    other than that pretty quiet at Lunch time
    Where were the police and army when we really needed them back during the PAD airport siege?

    Seems law and order only applies when the peasant masses are protesting for democracy.

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    Yes, only posters from Thai Visa are politically enlightened enough to comment.

    The tired old Thaksin obsession continues, blinkered to the real issues and Thailand's real problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Well, I'm glad I got out Monday...


    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    look at the date BM
    good one.
    Well, I'm glad I got out anyhow. Need a break from dawn to dusk labor during this hot season...

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    Hope all you Yellow supporters 'get out' for a while and enjoy your hols.

    I wonder what would happen to Boon Mee, George, Dr Patpong and the other TV lot anyway in a societal 'correction' in Thailand.

    Boon Mee - do us all a favor - fuck off back to the good ol USA and don't come back ok? Ask all your long haired aging CIA and right wing types to fuck off with you OK? Thailand needs to shake the shit off its shoes - finally - and become a real participatory democracy that doesn't have to think about China and Burma and the USA.
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