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    khun prayuth will be getting his own TV progamme every friday called,"Returning Happiness to the people"

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    starting to get visions of


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack
    Just watching the news the army are really spreading the love about, free concert free hair cuts free ice cream
    No doubt Prayuth will increase the army's budget to cover the financial loss. Perhaps he should be working for Goldman

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    or maybe has shares in siam commercial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post
    Just watching the news the army are really spreading the love about, free concert free hair cuts free ice cream.

    Must be winning the people over by now surely
    George Orwell 1984 - Ministry of Love, worst of the worst for torture.. Now we have "Reconciliation Centers" run by the military in 'selected' provinces - now that's as scary as it gets..

    This whole scenario was predicted though.. many times, by many people on this site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack
    Just watching the news the army are really spreading the love about, free concert free hair cuts free ice cream.
    The Lord Junta gives (ice cream, hair cuts, free concert) and the Lord Junta takes away (Western media TV access, freedom of speech, freedom to congregate, freedom to be on the streets at night). That seems like a fair exchange to 12 year olds.

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    I realize the army like waving their big guns around in public and generally scaring the crap out of people, but I would like to know under what circumstances the Thai army would find it appropriate to open up with a light machine gun- or any automatic weapon- in a big crowded city. It's when they come out with weapons that I wonder what sort of opposition they might anticipate. Is it merely a boyish need to wave a big dick around or are they considering the possibility of resistance to the coup from, say, military units commanded by anti-coup forces?
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    I'm putting money with a friend that Army hidden hand lets off a couple of hand grenades Sunday - maybe even to hurt some conscripts to blame Reds.

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    Remember the objective - to show the requirement of Junta and the eventual assession

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    are they considering the possibility of resistance to the coup from, say, military units commanded by anti-coup forces?
    Yes, this is what I was intimating a few pages back.. There has been no public show of support from the other military branches or the police at press conferences, it does not seem convincing. Seems maybe they are sitting back possibly assessing the peoples response before taking sides and that would also account for the Army's strong handed approach to squelch an uprising before it happens so as not to involve the other branches and the police..

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    Do they have a choice?

    whilst all the protests were going on i'm sure many wondered why was the PT govt standing back and letting them do what they wanted, possibly now they were told if they did anything what the consequences were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    are they considering the possibility of resistance to the coup from, say, military units commanded by anti-coup forces?
    Yes, this is what I was intimating a few pages back.. There has been no public show of support from the other military branches or the police at press conferences, it does not seem convincing. Seems maybe they are sitting back possibly assessing the peoples response before taking sides and that would also account for the Army's strong handed approach to squelch an uprising before it happens so as not to involve the other branches and the police..

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    What are the chances of an early re-coup?

    Blue Chan-Ocha doesn't seem overly confident - looks more like testing just how far they can go before having to make real life-changing decisions. Perhaps tomorrow's activities will tell?

    I noticed that it took four days before Blue Chan-Ocha claimed approval for their moves. No presence was evident at the ceremony & the document shown did not display a signature - oddly-enough. Smoke-&-mirrors perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    are they considering the possibility of resistance to the coup from, say, military units commanded by anti-coup forces?
    Yes, this is what I was intimating a few pages back.. There has been no public show of support from the other military branches or the police at press conferences, it does not seem convincing.
    Not convincing but the police protecting soldiers from angry crowds is quite ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack
    Just watching the news the army are really spreading the love about, free concert free hair cuts free ice cream. Must be winning the people over by now surely
    So similar to Thaksin.

    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    It's when they come out with weapons that I wonder what sort of opposition they might anticipate. Is it merely a boyish need to wave a big dick around or are they considering the possibility of resistance to the coup from, say, military units commanded by anti-coup forces?
    Or, possibly, the blatant obvious, which is that it's more likely to be red shirts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer
    I'm putting money with a friend that Army hidden hand lets off a couple of hand grenades Sunday - maybe even to hurt some conscripts to blame Reds.
    Sure. The reds never do that.


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    ^ Foul! I think the events behind that picture has been explained in freely-available literature. It is not conclusively the work of 'reds' as you appear to claim. Some sources mention friendly fire, other mention third hand.

    What is your point, Pickel? You seem to be incredibly anti-something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waid View Post
    What are the chances of an early re-coup?

    Blue Chan-Ocha doesn't seem overly confident - looks more like testing just how far they can go before having to make real life-changing decisions. Perhaps tomorrow's activities will tell?

    I noticed that it took four days before Blue Chan-Ocha to claim approval for their moves. No presence was evident at the ceremony & the document shown did not display a signature - oddly-enough. Smoke-&-mirrors perhaps?
    Something doesn't quite feel right about what is going on. Flat-out stating no elections possible for a long time, making a lot of noise about wanting to be loved- bread and circuses! Sorry, ice cream and concerts!- and for the people to be happy again (sounds like a returning first-time tourist- "Oh, the Thais are such happy people!"), is not really from the traditional coup (18 coups sort of makes overthrowing the government part of Thailand's democratic tradition).

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    but I would like to know under what circumstances the Thai army would find it appropriate to open up with a light machine gun- or any automatic weapon
    'Rules of Engagement' usually

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    Gentleman lottery today, could the numbers be centrered around the happy coup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    I'm putting money with a friend that Army hidden hand lets off a couple of hand grenades Sunday - maybe even to hurt some conscripts to blame Reds.
    I would be more taken with the commitment and gumption of the Red Resistance if they were to do it themselves.

    Civil resistance shows that an army-in-occupation cannot provide the security that it claims to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo View Post

    Today's soldier on the humvee At Terminal 21's protest appears to have ammo in his weapons unlike the day of the coup or martial law above..



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    Today's anti-coup resistance symbol. This might stick around...
    https://twitter.com/spywarey/status/...187137/photo/1
    Last edited by MineFalls; 01-06-2014 at 02:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waid
    I think the events behind that picture has been explained in freely-available literature.
    Got a link?

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    What is your point, Pickel? You seem to be incredibly anti-something.
    My point is that there are posters on this board that refuse to accept the reality that both sides have weapons and are capable of violence. Those same posters will call me a PADite for reminding them of the truth, yet not understanding that I feel Suthep should have met the same fate as Seh Daeng.

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    Some protest photos from around Th today...

    Protest at Benjasiri Park near Emporium
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    Asoke Terminal 21
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    https://twitter.com/ThaiFarmer_Son

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    Got it now. Fiction meets the real world...
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    https://twitter.com/Pat_ThaiPBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MineFalls View Post
    Today's anti-coup resistance symbol. This might stick around...
    https://twitter.com/spywarey/status/...187137/photo/1
    Index Finger : Freedom

    Middle Finger : Human Rights

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