Thai army detains former PM Yingluck a day after coup

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SR37212 wrote:

Note to Kerry: Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you have to. Just keep quiet occasionally and you won’t put your foot in your mouth so often.

May 23, 2014 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
1_Stock wrote:

All the parties have shown their hands but Uncle Sam. Or he has done his already?!

May 23, 2014 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sonsak wrote:

They don’t have the Kings approval, General Prayuth won’t be visiting the Palace this time, to seek approval, Col Sukhondhadhpatipak has confirmed that.

That means the soldiers should not be following General Prayuth. They swear an oath to our King, and if our King disapproves then our soldiers should also. They need to be told the news, even if General Prayuth tries to censor it.

You cannot have a coup in Thailand if the King disapproves. Soldiers, return to your barracks.

May 23, 2014 12:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

Detained the Prime Minister on what charges? None. The military is anti-democratic, and is working against the will of the people. The only solution is an armed insurrection to overthrow the Royal Family and replace the government with a republic.

May 23, 2014 3:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

The Royal family and government elites in Bangkok did not like the more democratic orientation of the twice fairly elected government, and now have taken steps to have it removed and arrested. It makes Thailand look like a monkey kingdom. The military will arrest, detain, beat down, and murder citizens, all in service to these elites.

May 23, 2014 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangB wrote:

The coup seems different to the last one. Arresting politicians, shutting down the news organisations. I see a weakness here that wasn’t there during the last coup The King!. The king is very old, his son is an ass, so it would seem the military may decide to keep control of power this time, for good!

May 23, 2014 10:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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