Political paralysis looms as Thais go to polls

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beerpatzer wrote:

It’s pretty funny how non-Western countries demand democracy while the US sits silent on most of these issues… Ukraine, Egypt, Thailand, etc…

Feb 01, 2014 4:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
nwgunslinger wrote:

The country is not “deeply polarized “. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is extremely popular and has the support of the population by a wide margin. Saying the country is deeply polarized is incorrect and misleading. It would be much more accurate to say that there is a very small and very violent minority that opposed the duly elected government and the will of the people.

Feb 01, 2014 2:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nwgunslinger wrote:

beerpatzer – The US is not silent on Thailand. We fully support democracy there and we support the duly elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

The article calls the country “deeply polarized”, which is blatantly false. The current government has the support of a large majority of the people. It would be much more accurate to say that there is a very small, vocal and violent minority that wants to depose the elected government and replace it with a government that is not elected by the people.

Feb 01, 2014 2:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nwgunslinger wrote:

beerpatzer – The US is not silent on Thailand. We fully support democracy there and we support the duly elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

The article calls the country “deeply polarized”, which is blatantly false. The current government has the support of a large majority of the people. It would be much more accurate to say that there is a very small, vocal and violent minority that wants to depose the elected government and replace it with a government that is not elected by the people.

Feb 01, 2014 2:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Orawan wrote:

It was sick and stupid that seeing Thai people violent against our own people and to let their emotion create violent where thinking should be foremost. The PM is encouraged election providing, so the people can have a choice, how much better can leader lead. And further more, protesters do not want Thai people to have a choice. I don’t care who you are or what your situation, if you don’t agree with this then you are drunk or stupid. The protesters who are violently fighting and can’t wait to give up their FREEDOM! I’m saying because i love Thai people.

Feb 01, 2014 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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