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    Soul searching

    If Thailand suddendly found itself at war and the invading country happened to be your country. Would you as an expat take arms and defend Thailand ?
    Admitingly most of you would have to be enlisted as some form of home guard, 'Dads Army'. But if it meant being exiled from Thailand for life for being a conscientious objector and your Thai partner being refused to leave with you, would you take arms against your fellow countrymen ?

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    Dumb question, of course not I'd help out the UK by executing all the poxy taxi drivers.

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    "My country" isn't going to invade anywhere in a hurry.

    Besides, the scenario is not specific enough. What would the reasons for war be?

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    ^I think this thread was dedicated to the seppos..

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    I'd move to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China or somewhere similar and just carry on in the same vein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    I think this thread was dedicated to the seppos.
    They are too busy in Iraq to 'liberate' Thailand in the near future...

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    If one of my countries- Oz or UK- invaded Thailand, I would more likely take up arms to defend Thailand than assist the aggressor.
    But most likely I would just get the hell out and head to another country. Cuba might be worth a look.

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    I'm with MtD, i'd be straight out the door and on to somewhere new. I like Thailand, but it isn't worth getting myself killed for, especially by my own countrymen. However, i would expect to find myself rioting in the streets of London in protest against the aggression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie
    i would expect to find myself rioting in the streets of London in protest against the aggression.
    Yeah but I don't think the Americans can fool us again into invading a soveriegn nation

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    i could not assist in the defense of Thailand.

    after all, it's the Thais that insist you must have a work permit, even for volunteer work. sum na na

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    Yes, I would defend Thailand, if I'd been here for many years, to preserve the way of life and loyalty given to me.

    Thailand is a great place. I would defend it.


    And no, I haven't lived in LOS long enough to say, but I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Dumb question, of course not I'd help out the UK by executing all the poxy taxi drivers.
    You would make a good Lord Haw Haw dd. You could have your radio station set up in Soi Yamato..Thailand calling...Thailand calling..

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    Frankly, I see no reason whatsoever to put my life at danger for the nation of Thailand. I have no rights here, even though, as many others, I have financed and cared for a Thai family for years, and it's been a hassle to be able to stay. If my money runs out, or I'll get sick, I'll be kicked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorin
    would you take arms against your fellow countrymen ?
    Yes, but only if they threatened me or those around me.

    I couldn't care less if Thailand was invaded and anyway it aint going to happen.
    If there was oil here, you know who would already have invaded on the premise that Taksin had fixed intergallactic laser beams capable of wiping out entire continents into his TV satellites or some other shite like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Taksin had fixed intergallactic laser beams capable of wiping out entire continents into his TV satellites
    Yeah I heard the same thing a couple of days ago from a group of Americans

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