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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's army has declared martial law in a surprise announcement in Bangkok.
It was not immediately clear whether a coup d'etat was underway.
The move comes after six months of anti-government demonstrations aimed at ousting the government.
She was only crowned Miss Universe Thailand on Saturday but Weluree "Fai" Ditsayabut has already become caught up in the political crisis engulfing her country, after comments were found on her Facebook page referring to pro-government demonstrators as "dirty," "evil activists" that should "all be executed."
originally posted by: SLAYER69
It's another US False flag!!
The Chinese on the border with Vietnam, no, wait, the Coups are, no, wait, The Government of Thailand declaring Martial law are.
I'll just wait for the dust to settle and find out who's the bad guy and then blame the US.
originally posted by: metodex
What caused the protests?
Isn't Thailand a kingdom? where's the king of thailand? Isn't your majesty supposed to keep order, isn't his word stronger than the army's? (lol no)
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: METACOMET
Saddam Hussein had Russian made Tanks, BMPS, Jets, Helicopters Scud missiles and launchers, AK47s, RPGs, boots, belt buckles and socks.
Yet, he was a 'US Puppet" eh?
If China keeps threatening their neighbors one could imagine even more arms sales, Would you blame them for arming themselves?
Thaksin Shinawatra and his political machine have dominated Thailand's political landscape for over a decade. Formally a Carlyle Group adviser and close family friends with the Bush family, Shinawatra would become prime minister in 2001. He immediately began making sweeping concessions regarding security and economics with his Western backers including the use of Thai troops to assist in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the use of Thai territory for the US CIA's horrific rendition program, and the privatization and sell-off of Thailand's oil and natural gas to Western petroleum-conglomerates like Chevron and Hess.
By 2006, his attempts to remove Thailand's sociopolitical checks-and-balances, his systematic abuse of power, attempts to subvert Thai sovereignty on behalf of foreign interests, and increasing contention between him and Thailand's various national institutions, including the courts and military, led to a bloodless coup that finally ousted him from power. Following the coup, a year-long reformation of Thailand's political institutions would lay the groundwork to being uprooting Shinawatra's extensively dug-in political machine.
Following reforms, elections were held and as expected, Shinawatra's political machine found itself back in power. Two successive regimes led by Samak Sundaravej - Shinawatra's admitted proxy candidate - and Somchai Wongsawat - Shinawatra's brother-in-law - would likewise be ousted through a series of street demonstrations and court decisions. By 2008 Democrat Party candidate Abhisit Vejjajiva would become Thailand's prime minister and would face violent street protests organized by Shinawatra in both 2009 and 2010.
altthainews.blogspot.com... During a protest ( I like the Thais for when the corruption or lies get bad they do more than just complain) way back in 1976 (?) the protesters were at one end of the street and the military was at the other... The King walked out to the middle of the street when the tensions were running high and told everyone to go home for he would not have Thais Killing Thais..The date may be off but it happened.
April 9, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The first step in subjugating a population is identifying their source of strength, undermining it, and eventually eliminating it. This textbook strategy employed by empires throughout human history is still busily being applied around the world as Wall Street and London seek to achieve global hegemony. In the past, it was done under the premise that the imposing empire was socially, economically, and militarily superior, and that by subjecting other nations, it was bringing them out of barbarism, and into civilization. Today, this brand of “civilization” includes the West’s “human rights” and “democracy” racket.
Thailand’s Source of Strength
Fiercely independent and nationalistic, and being the only nation in Southeast Asia to avoid European colonization, Thailand’s sovereignty has been protected for over 800 years by its revered monarchy. The current dynasty, the House of Chakri, has reigned nearly as long as America has existed as a nation and the current king is regarded as the equivalent of a living “Founding Father.” And just as it has for 800 years, the Thai Monarchy today provides the most provocative and meaningful answer to the threats facing the Kingdom – including economic ruination and poverty.
May 7, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Thailand's prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra was dismissed from her position along with several ministers from her cabinet by a Constitutional Court ruling regarding her transferring of key officials to pave way for her brother-in-law's promotion to National Police Chief. Thai PBS reported in their article, "Constitutional Court rules Yingluck and her cabinet guilty," that:
The Constitutional Court today unanimously ruled that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was guilty in interfering in the reshuffling of senior government officials, of covering up of facts in the unusual and speedy transfer, falsifying [the] date in the transfer order to cover up facts, and aiding [a] relative to get [a] promotion to top police post which is a blatant interference of senior government reshuffle.
The court said the transfer of former national security chief Thawil Pliensri and the transfer of former national police chief Pol Gen Photo Phosri was merely to make the national police chief post vacant and is a joint effort of the caretaker prime minister to facilitate the appointment of her relative [brother-in-law] Pol Gen Pliewphan Damapong to the post which is a violation of the Constitution.
May 15, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - In the early hours of Thursday morning, M79 grenades and small arms fire were directed at anti-regime protesters camped out at Bangkok's Democracy Monument. The attack resulted in 3 deaths and over 20 injured - some of them critically. It was the latest in a string of terrorist attacks carried out by regime militants, openly organized and used by the regime to menace its growing list of political opponents.
Confirming the regime's intent to deploy heavily armed terrorists in a bid to cling to power, TIME magazine on January 16 reported in their article, ""Bangkok Shutdown: Yingluck Supporters Prepare to Fight for Democracy," that (emphasis added):
As Thailand’s anti-government protests enter their fourth day, observers say prospects for violent confrontation are increasing, with reports of government supporters stockpiling weapons in case of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ouster.