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Breaking News! Thailand Declares State Of Emergency

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posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:45 AM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup.
"I declare Bangkok under a severe state of emergency," he said on television. He is currently at the UN in New York.

The measure came after tanks reportedly took up position around the Thai government headquarters in Bangkok blocking traffic.

An army-owned TV station is showing images of the royal family and songs linked in the past with military coups.

Mr Thaksin ordered troops not to "move illegally", Reuters quoted him as saying in a voice broadcast on Thai television

(all caps removed from title)

[edit on 9-19-2006 by worldwatcher]




posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:48 AM
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[removed unnecessary quote of Entire previous post]

Who's tanks are they?



Mod Edit: Quoting – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 9/19/2006 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:49 AM
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I started talking about this herewww.abovetopsecret.com...'



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:54 AM
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good find!

maybe this should be atsnn main

cnn




Tanks have been seen rolling through the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday amid rumors of an attempted coup, witnesses tell CNN.


its just hitting the news wires across the globe.

The prime minister of Thailand is in the UN headquarters at the moment.

more news as it comes.

Regards

elf



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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i think i beat you shar lol caus i happend to be on the bbc site when that flashed up. i keep my news ticker on all day. dont worry tho


this is what reauters are saying

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Tanks surrounded Thailand's Government House on Tuesday and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid signs of the first attempted coup in the southeast Asian nation in 15 years.

"I declare Bangkok under a severe state of emergency," Thaksin said in a voice broadcast on Thai television.

Thaksin, in New York at a United Nations summit, ordered troops not to "move illegally", and told armed forces chiefs to report to acting Prime Minister Chidchai Vanasatidya.

At least 20 soldiers entered the Government House building, according to reporters inside.



Army television broadcast images of the royal family and songs associated in the past with military coups.

Government officials said Thaksin, in the middle of a political crisis fomented by a street campaign against him, planned to return from New York early on Thursday, a day earlier than originally scheduled.

Even though Thailand's last military coup was 15 years ago, speculation about military intervention has been rife, with motorists calling traffic radio stations last week after tanks were spotted rolling down streets of the capital.

That proved to be a false alarm, with the army saying it was merely soldiers returning from exercises.

A general election scheduled for October was postponed last week, probably until November.

from today.reuters.com...



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:58 AM
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nope mine went up at 4:37 but dont matter to me. just wanted to get message out.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 10:58 AM
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Can't we all just get along? There's fighting everywhere. How can anybody deny we're in the early stages of World War 3?



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:00 AM
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so u did!

sorry dude

lol well we should be congratulated on getting this out so quick,

i dont mind if your's becomes the offical thread or if mine does it doesnt matter aslong as we all know



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:00 AM
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[edit on 19/9/06 by Eternal_Question]

[edit on 19/9/06 by Eternal_Question]



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:03 AM
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You may have it I just wish the mods takes mine off completely so there will be no confusion. But hey I beat you by 8 minutes. lol. No matter though, yours is very good. I waited at least 5 minutes hoping someone would post and when noone did i did it.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by Eternal_Question
so u did!

sorry dude

lol well we should be congratulated on getting this out so quick,

i dont mind if your's becomes the offical thread or if mine does it doesnt matter aslong as we all know




The joke is I just submitted an ATSNN report for the same w/o quotng any live online sources..



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:06 AM
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lol dont worry abt it, as i said aslong as the news reaches people then its all good! Thumbs Up.

E_Q



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:10 AM
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Originally posted by Daedalus3

Originally posted by Eternal_Question
so u did!

sorry dude

lol well we should be congratulated on getting this out so quick,

i dont mind if your's becomes the offical thread or if mine does it doesnt matter aslong as we all know




The joke is I just submitted an ATSNN report for the same w/o quotng any live online sources..


is that a good thing or a bad thing? lol i dont know! hehe

Sky News is reporting "Tanks on Bankok Streets"

news.sky.com...



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:11 AM
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Thailand calls state of emergency


news.bbc.co.uk...



Heres another link.

As of right now the milatary police are saying they are still in control.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:24 AM
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Reauters now reporting that the Thai Armed Forces are in controll and are apealing for calm



htt p://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.xml

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai armed forces and national police chiefs have set up a commission to decide on political reforms after troops and tanks took over government headquarters on Tuesday, a statement on television said.

The written statement relayed by all television channels, said the armed forces and police were in control of Bangkok, which remained peaceful, and appealed for calm.




[Mod Edit: Fixed ex tags, shortened link]



[edit on 2006-9-19 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:25 AM
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Thai police say they have arrested five army officers over an alleged plot to kill Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Two weeks ago police intercepted a car, driven by one of the officers and carrying a large bomb, near his home.


news.bbc.co.uk...



some more information on this.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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latest info for anyone traveling fco.gov.uk...

its down at the sec i think due to hits, but im sure will be up soon

video link



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 12:03 PM
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latest take over is tempory and a vow has been made to return power to the people soon,

so i would guess that means new elections,

thats being reported on there channel,



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 12:15 PM
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Just so long as its over soon. All that unrest is going to make it dang hard for tourists to have sex with minors.



posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by hogtie
Just so long as its over soon. All that unrest is going to make it dang hard for tourists to have sex with minors.


:shk:

They age of minority is different there, than here. Culturally speaking, it's their people, their right. I doubt that is the major concern at this point though, don't you? I'm more worried about violence and the loss of life that could come from this. Not to mention the factions that could take over and make this a more instable country.

Let's hope it just ends soon.




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