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Al Jazeera: Thaksin: Overthrow Thai government
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for the overthrow of the government after authorities imposed a state of emergency in Bangkok amid widespread protests.

His call came after armed soldiers were deployed across the Thai capital on Sunday, a day after "Red Shirt" movement anti-government protests forced the cancellation of a summit of Asian leaders in the beach resort of Pattaya.

He said: "The troops who have already come out can come and join the Red Shirts to help us to get democracy for the people.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Apr 12th, 2009 at 03:27:56 PM EST
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Related Eurotrib posts:

Fabulous Thailand by FarEasterner on 11 March 2009
Thailand's Berlusconi by Migeru on 5 October 2007
All that I know of Morality and obligations I owe to football by darragh on 2 August 2007
Alleged military coup in progress in Thailand by Gjermund E Jansen on 22 September 2006

threads: Saturday Open Thread on 11 April 2009, European Salon on 25 November 2008.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Apr 12th, 2009 at 04:02:24 PM EST
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Heh, I guess I can retire now :-)

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 12th, 2009 at 04:12:42 PM EST
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Ha-ha, fabulously rich revolutionary he will be. Thai Che, Lenin or Mao? Unlikely. He is desperate to cut a deal with royalist-military junta behind the backs of protesters, and if power haves defreeze his 2 bln dollars assets, scale back charges of conflict of interets in land deals of his former wife, then mirage of revolution will disappear.
by FarEasterner on Mon Apr 13th, 2009 at 04:52:15 AM EST
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So what do you think is going to happen? The last two governments have been toppled by red/yellow shirt revolts, in less than one year. How likely is "a deal"?

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 13th, 2009 at 04:57:39 AM EST
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