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Coup in Thailand

This is exactly why we have the 2nd ammendment. To keep our military from pulling this kind of sorry **** without a fight.

CNN.com - Thai government faces coup attempt - Sep 19, 2006
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This is exactly why we have the 2nd ammendment. To keep our military from pulling this kind of sorry **** without a fight.

I am not clued in to the political system in Thailand, from what I have read the Democratic Goverment that was in power is accused of corruption. Does anyone know much about the King?

Something tells me is the US Military wanted to over through the government, they would win. Their toys are better than ours.
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Re: Coup in Thailand

I don't understand why the people should be upset?

The PM was only elected in a landslide election, twice, and according to the military, their biggest complaint was that he was trying to modernize administration of the country using modern business management strategies.

Surely that means he should be overthrown?








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I am not clued in to the political system in Thailand, from what I have read the Democratic Goverment that was in power is accused of corruption. Does anyone know much about the King?
ACCUSED. By the military. And even if guilty, this is not how a stable democratic government is run.



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ACCUSED. By the military. And even if guilty, this is not how a stable democratic government is run.
I agree, there are ways to correct the situation democraticly.


As far as corruption, it's just how things are in Asia. Sure we have it here as well, but atleast in Indonesia it is out there and they do not try to hide it.
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Something tells me is the US Military wanted to over through the government, they would win. Their toys are better than ours.
There are similar arguments about the sophistication of the US Military meaning civilians can't resist it, or add to it, in the Second Amendment thread I have going.

I find it incredible a generation that's watching/fighting/dying in Iraq, would make this statement.



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I am not clued in to the political system in Thailand, from what I have read the Democratic Goverment that was in power is accused of corruption. Does anyone know much about the King?

Something tells me is the US Military wanted to over through the government, they would win. Their toys are better than ours.
You vastly underestimate the integrity of our military. If such a thing occured most of the rank and file would side with the citizens, couple that with armed citizens and you would be greatly suprised.

Even in the Thailand case the military is split and an armed populace could easily tip the balance to their favor.

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You vastly underestimate the integrity of our military. If such a thing occured most of the rank and file would side with the citizens, couple that with armed citizens and you would be greatly suprised.

Even in the Thailand case the military is split and an armed populace could easily tip the balance to their favor.
I would agree with this. Every Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine pledges to "Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the United States".
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I would agree with this. Every Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine pledges to "Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the United States".
and those that I have met very much mean it.

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This is exactly why we have the 2nd ammendment. To keep our military from pulling this kind of sorry **** without a fight.

CNN.com - Thai government faces coup attempt - Sep 19, 2006

"....and people in hell want ice water".
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There are similar arguments about the sophistication of the US Military meaning civilians can't resist it, or add to it, in the Second Amendment thread I have going.

I find it incredible a generation that's watching/fighting/dying in Iraq, would make this statement.
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You vastly underestimate the integrity of our military. If such a thing occured most of the rank and file would side with the citizens, couple that with armed citizens and you would be greatly suprised.

Even in the Thailand case the military is split and an armed populace could easily tip the balance to their favor.
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I would agree with this. Every Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine pledges to "Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the United States".
I realize all that, it was a failed attempt to be funny.
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I realize all that, it was a failed attempt to be funny.


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I realize all that, it was a failed attempt to be funny.
I would expect nothing more from Mr. Most Improved off the end of the straight '06 (it appears you and Kawboy69 are off the hook as I cannot find the video record of certain 'actions')

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I would expect nothing more from Mr. Most Improved off the end of the straight '06 (it appears you and Kawboy69 are off the hook as I cannot find the video record of certain 'actions')
Something Happend I do not recall
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May 1992: Gen. Suchinda's is forced from power when troops gun down at least 50 pro-democracy demonstrators in Bangkok. In the aftermath of the violence, his appointed prime minister resigns. King Bhumibol Adulyadej intervenes to end demonstrations, and parliament votes to reduce the power of the military in Thai politics.
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As soldiers and armoured vehicles moved through drizzly Bangkok, the military declared a provisional authority loyal to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, calling itself the “Council of Administrative Reform.”

That is strange in '92 tries to reduce the power of military in politics and now seems to be backing the Military in it coup.
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