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    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBoet View Post
    So the Reds are finally going to get their Waco. Saying that they 'did not assess the situation correctly & never expected this' (but they kept their stockpile of guns just in case) and blaming the supporters for not wanting to have is ceasefire just shows how totally incompetent the Red leaders are.
    You're right. Saying they did not expect this is just bollocks, of course they expected it. If they didn't, they must be off with the fairies or smoking some heavy-duty shit of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    They should let the women and children go.
    Yes and no. If they shoot them, it will be for the good of the cause. .
    The good of the cause?

    Sigh.

    We live on different planets mate.

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    qandrew RT [at]Saksith: 10.25am Soldiers, APCs and press is entering rally site NOW! #livestation Soldiers, APCs and press is entering rally site NOW! #livesta... on Twitpic #redshirts
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    jayarc Aljazeera reporting troops flooding into redshirts zone. Not clear which entrance. No report of #redshirts caving in.
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    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simn Bolvar

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    Al Jazeera also reporting army has breached barricades at rally site and are moving into rally site.

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    Recent tweets, some opinions...

    Kicking off near Din Daeng btw....

    wildorchid9999 One gun shot per minute (tpbs)
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    RichardBarrow TV channels show raging bonfires at tyre barriers at the Bon Kai Community on Rama 4 and at Din Daeng intersection (Reuters)
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    KhiKwai [at]terryfrd This is not about proving a point. Like it or not, it's about forcing the regime to commit suicide. That was always the game plan.
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    RichardBarrow Pic of attempts to put out tyre barricade on Rama IV road RichardBarrow | TweetPhoto
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    vaitor rubbersmell, everywhere!! losing phone signal frequently
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    TAN_Network Thaksin says gov't should talk directly to red shirt leaders; claims he isn't involved; "pls stop accusing me"
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    RichardBarrow Exiled former PM Thaksin fears resentful 'red shirts' could wage guerrila warefare nationwide (Reuters)
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    UDDThailand Reports that Army now has control of Sarasin intersection. Reports that Army... | Facebook
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    RichardBarrow Exiled former PM Thaksin says crackdown won't end political turmoil (Reuters)
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    terryfrd Don't worry, our leaders are assessing the situation, speaker says. Don't listen to those wanting to burn or loot. It's not time. (What?)
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    RichardBarrow RT [at]BkkFlashman: large fire now belching smoke under din daeng fly over. everything obscured.
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    RichardBarrow RT [at]markmackinnon: Thai Red Cross calling for urgent blood donations ใครใกล้ มาที่รัชโยธินก็ได้ค่ะ
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    terryfrd Wonder when and if reason will prevail. They've made their point. They're brave. Subjecting crowd to tear gas or worse is irresponsible.
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    terryfrd Speaker on tells them crowd to get some rest. Dividing them into small groups. Sounds like they are getting them ready for tear gas later.
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    jonfernquest RT [at]jonrussell: Al Jazeera is a good option for keeping up with developments in Bangkok Livestation | Watch Al Jazeera English English online on your PC | Live streaming TV to your computer and iPhone (army entering rally site now)
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    UDDThailand Fire at Pratunam intersection: Photo from Getty Images Fire at Pratunam... | Facebook
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    We live on different planets mate.
    I don't think so. Solly, but my thinking has changed a bit.
    Rather than keep existing on a leaky old boat, I now think it should be scuttled.

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    Al Jazeera has extended live footage
    been going since 10 am on the southside of the encampment
    The area that the APC's(4) and troops entered(100's)

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    Thaksin spewing the crap as usual. All for peace before, now its warfare....what a joke....

    RichardBarrow Korn Chatikavanij on CNN: Intention is only to surround the protest site
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    jonfernquest RT [at]RichardBarrow: Thaksin: resentful 'red shirts' could wage guerrila warfare nationwide -Reuters [martial law likely elections not likely]
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    UDDThailand Troops at the base of the Rama VI statue: Soldiers now at Rama VI statue trying to get into tent city o... on Twitpic Troops at the base... | Facebook
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    wildorchid9999 Soldiers taking photos of smoke scene with their phones!
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    RichardBarrow Korn Chatikavanij, Thai Finance Minister, live on CNN now
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    Nation TV reporter seemed to be suggesting the reds are taking over Century Plaza Hotel and setting up a base there....didn't catch it all, reporter very excited.

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    tri26 RT [at]RichardBarrow: RT [at]UbonFarang: Something big happening in Ubon. A sea of red is arriving and troops stationed all around town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Hundreds of thousands of troops in Thailand and they cant beat a rag tag Red Army. ITS a Joke.
    Urban guerilla warfare is a nightmare for any army. A few armed people can hold up an entire army of thousands as long as the army is not willing to kill hundreds or thousands of innocent civilians which constitutes the vast majority of red shirts. And quite sensibly, the army is not willing to do that. They can't.

    They are doing it the hard way, and it's the only possible way.

    By the way, thanks, Thaksin. Were your billions really worth that? His involvement is beyond doubt, quite public, in fact, and Taksin, unlike the masses of red shirts is one who does know better, who knows exactly what is happening, and who is very much willing to risk the lives of the red shirts and the lives of others to get what he wants. He is willing to risk a civil war too.

    PS: Just now on CNN the Thai Foreign (finance?) minister. He is doing an amazing job explaining the government's actions, in English. Impressed.

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    Recent tweets, some opinion....


    tulsathit A red leader has admitted to one of our reporters that red leadership is losing control of angry protesters.
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    RichardBarrow Bangkok Warfare: The day so far (The Nation) Bangkok Warfare : Day 6
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    tulsathit With troops gaining grounds around Rajprasong, turmoil takeing place elsewhere and expected to b spreading.
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    newley Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong on Twitpic
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    TAN_Network ASTV: 2 deaths confirmed so far
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    jonrussell [at]RichardBarrow agree - needs verification from other media sources
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    veen_NT Saladaeng and in front of Chula areas are not safe.
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    vaitor constant shooting now on both sides...
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    tri26 RT [at]bangkok: unconfirmed RT [at]TAN_Network: ASTV: Jatuporn, Arisman, Suporn flee Ratchprasong stage as military take Sarasin intersection
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    jfxberns Watching Al Jazeera: Livestation | Watch Al Jazeera English English online on your PC | Live streaming TV to your computer and iPhone Brilliant, non-stop, live coverage from the front lines along with critical analysis. Worth watching
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    veen_NT The story so far: Bangkok Warfare : Day 6
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    tri26 RT [at]markmackinnon: Red barricades on fire near Chulalongkorn hospital Red barricades on fire near Chulalongkorn hospital on Twitpic
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    tukky_nt But if govt wants to enhance reconciliation I'm ready to cooperate:Thaksin
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    alohalavina CNN Intl is now doing a three hour live special on what's happening in #Bangkok. Channel 93 on TRUE Visions if you have it.
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    tri26 RT [at]markmackinnon: Now at Chulalongkorn hospital. Heavy gunfire. Helicopters overhead.
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    tukky_nt "Nobody knew better than you guys. Don't worry about me or be paranoid about me. It beyonds me." Thaksin (cont)
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    terryfrd For one side Thaksin is the devil, for the other, its Gen Prem -- that's the impression you get from Somchai at moment.
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    wildorchid9999 'He wants to do it in a peaceful manner as possible' Korn Chatikavanij on PM
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    Some opinion, some conflicting reports....

    More reports of armed reds.....it seems the gloves are off.

    RichardBarrow RT [at]newley: Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong on Twitpic
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    vaitor reds running around in small groups, carrying handguns, also two guys with ak47 and painted warface!
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    newley Redshirt barrier, Phloenchit + wireless Redshirt barrier, Phloenchit + wireless on Twitpic
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    terryfrd Today the situation is not normal, Somchai says on red stage. The soldiers have guns, we have 10 fingers.
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    Journotopia To left of this photo, smoke from Din Daeng just visble. To left of this photo, smoke from Din Daeng just visble. on Twitpic
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    BangkokDan Reports: first signs of panic among Ratchaprasong women & children.
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    wildorchid9999 Korn Chatikavanij,'We have no definite timeline'
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    tri26 RT [at]newley: Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong Reds watching TV coverage at Rajaprasong on Twitpic
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    tulsathit Rumours now of red leaders fleeing Rajprasong. (Arisman, Suporn, Jatuporn)
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    RichardBarrow There is a strong risk now that the violence MIGHT spread beyond the area marked on the map Bangkok Dangerous: Street Battles May 2010 - Google Maps STAY AT HOME!
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    thaicam One of our crews filmed 1 redshirt killed at Lumpini beneath Thai-Belg bridge.
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    Unconfirmed and conflicting reports.....

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    RT [at]terryfrd: Can't confirm other leaders have fled, but Somchai insists he is staying. He'd die for all of them if he could. #redshirts
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    RT [at]satien_nna: RT [at]wassayos: นี่ก็ นปช. อีกศพ นี่ก็ นปช. [at]ีกศพ on Twitpic < another UDD dead body #redshirts
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    MCOT: 11:00am 14 #redshirts have been captured at Sarasin, along with their weapons.
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    NBT: 10:58am #Redshirt guards don't allow press to go near their bunker at Rama VI anymore. More tires burnt under the express way.
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    RT [at]panatk: RT [at]noppatjak: RT [at]wassayos: UDD Guard หนึ่งศพการ์ด นปช. on Twitpic < Sala Daeng [graphic content]
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    RT [at]seacorro: 10:55am Guard at tent says leaders are in container . I did not see them. #redshirts > some have escaped..
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    RT [at]suthichai: RT [at]ktnews: TT [at]Bancha_nna: Rumor has it that Arisman has escaped from Rajprasong stage in white Toyota Yaris.
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    RT [at]WizardofWindsor: 10:40am 4. Sam Yan - A mob of #redshirts have formed outside the Phuea Thai offices, with more reported to come
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    TT [at]tistoo: 10:42am Kwanchai to #redshirts at Rajprasong: "I'll be here. Won't fight. I appreciate all of you who have fought with us."
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    TT [at]warakorn_NBC: 10:43a, Arisman has successfully ESCAPED by riding motorbike out of the rally!!! Mcot
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    RT [at]MCOTEnglishnews: 10:40am Fire rages [at] K-Bank, Rama4; Siam City Bank, SiamCenter Branch also set afire but blaze under control #redshirts
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    Previous report seems bollox, this guy translates live....

    Terry Fredrickson (terryfrd) on Twitter

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    Senior citizens, if you so wish, should go to temple as well, nattawud says. For the rest of you, you are free to decide to stay or not.
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    We will stay here together and resist. Stay calm. Whoever has brought small children, take them to the temple.
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    Nattawud, says that after the senators accepted role as mediators, govt closed the door and began crackdown.
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    Although the troops are coming, we still resist peacefully and are ready to enter negotiation process. We (leaders) will stay with you.
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    Nattawud on stage. Stay calm, he says. (There is obvious panic.) No matter what happens we will stay together here. Cheers now.
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    I don't know about anyone else, but after having seen so many pics of all the women and kids at Rajprasong lately, I'm finding it really hard to stomach the thoughts of them in panic and distress.

    I hope nothing bad happens to them.

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    From his lawyer....(who everyone should read about...)


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    007 escapes again!

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    Arisman has left in a Toyota Yaris and anyone sees such a vehicle please report 191.

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    Al Jazeera also reporting Arisman "sea of fire" has ran away....maybe he's gone to light some fires..........

    tulsathit In Khon Kaen, reds launched fireworks at provincial hall. Turmoils were also reported elsewhere. (via [at]addthis)
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    UDDThailand From Sarasin Intersection: RichardBarrow | TweetPhoto From Sarasin... | Facebook
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    tulsathit RT [at]veen_NT: Red leader watch update: Arisman fled by car around an hour ago. He may change his vehicle, according to a military source.
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    TAN_Network ASTV: Remaining protesters at Ratchprasong stage block entrance with tires laced with petrol
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    RichardBarrow Live pic showing fires at Sarasin Intersection (north of Sala Daeng) RichardBarrow | TweetPhoto
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    photo_journ 2 more shot protesters evac'd. Gunfire from direction of barricades. Troops shooting fwd as they advance. Very controlled operation
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    I've heard that Thaksin is paying 400,000 baht for each red shirt killed if the body is produced.

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    Just seen on TV a press man on a girny

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Kwanchai admits they did not assess the situation correctly. He never expected this, he says.
    And that is so fekkin typical Thai, not being able to foresee the possible consequences of their doings.
    Then, when the worst happens, they will say that they "had an accidence".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
    Go for the Snake head and then take back Bangkok street by street , they have thousands of troops .
    Crack troops have been moving along the skytrain rails for quick access to the centre of the site, they could be doing just that.

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    Can confirm it is still burning.
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    Fires ablaze in Bonkai; at least 10 shops on fire; looting of other shops; banks being stormed.


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