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    Suthep : "Are you Thai ?"

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    When Being Thai Means Believing Suthep
    9 Jul 2010

    Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban surrounded by reporters
    (photo credit: Prachatai on Flickr)

    When things get tough for you in a debate, accusing your opposite party of being unpatriotic has been a tried and trusted method of ending the conversation – so long as you don’t care how silly that will make you sound.

    According to at least three Thai-language sources (see here, here and here), Deputy PM Suthep on Friday had a heated exchange with reporters over the issue of the April-May red-shirt crisis.

    One particular thorny question was who were responsible for the violence and the deaths.

    When a reporter asked him what the CRES (the vastly powerful government-military agency set up to oversee the emergency situation) would do about people’s belief that civilians were shot by army troops, Suthep at once pointed to that reporter’s face and angrily asked “Are you Thai?” before quickly disappearing into his office.

    As is repeated time and time again, the official version of what transpired during the red-shirt encampment is that all violence was perpetrated by “some” red-shirt protesters and mysterious unaligned paramilitary forces.

    None of the deaths were caused by the army, who, lest we forget, were authorised to fire live rounds in the protest zone.

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    Oh dear.....

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    Why doesn't Abhi just resign? It's his only hope of maintaining any shred of integrity and credibility as a politician, going forward.

    Then again, we already know how this government works anyway. The politician who spepped down from the Abhisit government because of a blatant corruption scandal humbly took his Fall, and naturally didn't implicate anyone higher up- and was promptly promoted to chief Government Whip.

    I wonder what they have in mind for Abhi. Governnment Whip, or appointed Senator? anything but PM I would think.
    probes Aliens

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    Isn't he ethnically Malay anyway?

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    I'd be surprise if he's not Chinese actually- they usually are in politics, it seems.
    Only in Thailand could a disqualified MP be deputy PM.

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    Abhisit and Suthep will deny for as long as possible; if they admit it, they open themselves up to a minefield of problems for themselves.

    Shortly however, they will have reached their used-by-date and the elites will toss them aside like they did with the PAD.

    Abhisits legacy won't be the shining political star as many people hoped, he will be the stubborn, shining lump of turd that was thrown into the trash.

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    I think we all know what Suthep is....








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    Abs is Chinese.

    Suthep probably is too. I thought that corrupt SOB was one of Abby's handlers?

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    A Thai acquaintance of mine who works in Kaosan Rd told me it was red shirts that were shooting civilians. He said this with tears in his eyes. At the end of the day people were killed by other people.

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    ^ Oh how sad it is to be used for others gains...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    A Thai acquaintance of mine who works in Kaosan Rd told me it was red shirts that were shooting civilians. He said this with tears in his eyes. At the end of the day people were killed by other people.
    It was mass suicide according to Tab Hunter

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