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Asia in Turmoil - State of Emergency declared in Thailand & Kyrgyzstan

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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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In both Countries Thailand and Kyrgyzstan within hours of each other, states of emergencies have been declared as the governments attempt to control the protests taking place there, and stop revolutions taking place:



Kyrgyzstan protesters storm state media offices
breaking news

Opposition supporters in Kyrgyzstan have stormed the offices of state radio and TV amid escalating unrest over rising fuel prices and corruption.
BBC



In addition the ongoing protests in Thailand have forced a similar move after the "red Shirts" broke into the countries Parliament:



Thai PM declares emergency in Bangkok amid protests
breaking news

Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid escalating anti-government protests.
BBC



Both of these actions come after Protests at Government, and business corruption.

It is unlikely due to historical events that the Thailand people will back down from any clashes with the police or army, and in Kyrgyzstan with the reports of at least 12 people dead, this will only stoke further protests and uprising.

This is something I have been expecting for a while, and indeed I fear this will spread further a field even globally. With further protests likely in even the USA with the "Tea Party" issues, and the worldwide protests at corrupt business, governments and states taking place with the worldwide strikes and protests from the 15th to 18th of April many of the worlds states, governments may soon find themselves trying to retain their power at growing discontent from the masses.

I have covered this buildup, and other worldwide protests, union actions the upcoming global protests and likely hotspots in the following thread:
"We the People" Summer of Discontent and Protests?Worldwide Strike April 15th-18th

ATS The Tea Party Is Over - The conspiracy to kill a grass roots political movement
April 19 1775 transitioning to April 19 2010

Police shoot 12 dead at Kyrgyz opposition rally
NY Times Thailand Parliment Stormed
Kyrgyzstan Wiki

Which is next door to this country:
Kazakhstan - The Most Important Country on Earth?

Edit to add Breaking News Forum thread:
Kyrgyzstan protesters storm state media offices

With Strikes, protests, grass movement politics raising their head on every continent, in most countries, will this become the summer of change and revolution?

Kind Regards,

Elf

[edit on 7-4-2010 by MischeviousElf]




posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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star n flag elf.

revolution is important, the whole world should be keeping an eye on this and how it plays out, we could very well be next.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by LurkerMan
star n flag elf.

revolution is important, the whole world should be keeping an eye on this and how it plays out, we could very well be next.


we've had our chance time and time again.

we're a bunch of talkers.

our country is too well divided and pays all attention to our differences instead of our similarities.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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I do believe that in fact this is the year of revolutions.

I am very interested that the Tea Party is growing legs in the USA, and I wonder with tent cities popping up everywhere, rising unemployment when that tipping point will be.

Of all the nations on the earth in the "West" I feel that the USA is most likely to go this way due to your history and strong constitution etc, and patriotism to the constitution not any current leadership. It is also the most armed country in the west as far as civilains go.

A wave Tsunami even is spreading of popular discontent.

Elf



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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The unrest in Thailand has been building for awhile now, and those Thais, when they get riled up you'd better just get out of the way. Their riots make the battle of Los Angeles look like a half-hearted game of tag!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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The Protestors in Kyrgyzstan have taken the Prime Minister Hostage!:



Kyrgyz Interior Minister and Vice Prime Minister taken hostage

nterior Minister of Kyrgyzstan Moldomus Kongantiyev, Vice Prime Minister Akilbek Kaparov and Governor of Talas region Beyshenbek Bolotbekov were taken hostage by the trouble-makers, who reportedly seized the arms and ammunitions at the building of the Office of Internal Affairs.
APA

The protest is spreading:


Riot police fought running battles with more than 5,000 demonstrators in the capital Bishkek as angry crowds demanded the resignation of President Kumanbek Bakiyev. Kyrgyzstan’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Larisa Kachibekova confirmed the casualty figures.
Times Online

Some reports indicate that the protestors have stolen armed riot vans for the police, and photos from the area show protestors wearing Police Riot Helmets and shields, you do not need much imagination to understand what happened to the police who were wearing them!

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Kyrgyzstan’s Interior Minister Moldomus Kongantiyev was reported to have been killed by protestors in the north-western city of Talas, where riots first erupted yesterday


There are Videos of the clashes on the BBC website here:BBC

In addition it is being reported that the Russain military and others has gone on alert:


Neighboring Uzbekistan reportedly increased security along its borders with Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakh authorities said they would take all necessary measures to reinforce security alongside the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border if the situation in the neighboring country escalated further.

"So far, the border is operating under its regular regime," Kenzhebulat Beknazarov. a spokesman for the Kazakh Committee for National Security, told reporters today. "However, the Kazakh border service is ready to take appropriate measures to reinforce the border if any threat to our national security occurs," he added.

Russia, which has a military base at Kant airport outside Bishkek, expressed concern about the ongoing tension in Kyrgyzstan. Moscow called on the Kyrgyz government not to use force against protesters to avoid bloodshed. The Interfax news agency quoted sources in Kant as saying Russian forces remain inside the base and that they had been put on a state of higher alert.
Radio Free Europe

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In Thailand, even though a state of emergency has been called the red shirts leaders are calling for a large mass demostration friday, and refusing to disband from their protest sites:



BANGKOK, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The anti-government "red-shirts" announced on Wednesday evening that they will continue protest in capital Bangkok though the prime minister declared a state of emergency, Thailand's Channel 9 Television reported.

After Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared the state of emergency in Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and some areas in Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Ayutthaya, "red-shirt" core leader Nattthawut Saikua announced the protesters will not leave their rally sites at Bangkok's Phan Fa Bridge and Ratchaprasong Intersection.

Moreover, the "red-shirts" have planned a mass rally on Friday in a bid to pressure the prime minister to dissolve the House of Representatives within 15 days.

The protest leaders have also urged the "red-shirts" in the country to stage a rally at provincial hall.
news.xinhuanet.com... .htm

All the world markets seem to be subdued I wonder how the Asian & australian Markets will react when they open tonight?

Kind Regards,

Elf



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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things are getting hairy pretty quickly. with US and Russian bases within the borders, if the Government completely falls then the UN will step in. If the UN Steps in this will end up being a practice run for US Martial law, and get the idea well sunk into everybody's heads.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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The Opposition seem to have overthrown the government:


MOSCOW — Large-scale protests appear to have overthrown the government of Kyrgyzstan, an important American ally in Central Asia, after violence between riot police officers and opposition demonstrators on Thursday killed at least 17 people.

The country’s president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, fled the capital, Bishkek, on his plane, and the opposition declared that it was forming its own government.

NY Times

Will Russia step in?

This is an very important startegic place as mY Kazahkstan The Most imprtant country Thread goes into detail to explain. As this is not to far also from the Cacus where the Russian suicide bombers came from, and also close to the hotspot of Georgia.

A tense imho next couple of days. I should imagine both the Russian and American special forces and spooks are on overdrive.

Kind Regards,

Elf



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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Kazakhstan has closed the borders with Kyrgyzstan.



Kyrgyzstan's border control service said on Thursday it had closed its border with Kazakhstan late on Wednesday at the request of the Kazakh authorities. "Kazakhs can now not go to Kyrgyzstan and our citizens cannot go to Kazakhstan," the service's spokesman, Dzhoodar Isakonov, said on the telephone.

APC News

This is interesting as Kazakhstan is the most powerfull and large country in Central Europe, and is currently



chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
for 2010.1

It is the only country in the world with close ties and very strong diplomatic relations with China, Russia, America, Iran, Israel, UK, France, Turkey, North Korea, Taiwan, all of those countries regard Kazahkstan as an "Strategic Partner" and is currently being closely backed by the US and Europe, in spite of the close toies with China Russia Iran and North Korea who also regard it as a "Strategic Partner"

The shaping of Kyrgyzstan will now be based on Kazakhstan's reaction and intervention imho.

In Thailand:

The Protestors have threatened to "Declare War" on the current leadership, so it seems that regimes days are numbered to:


Supporters of former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday threatened to "declare war" on the government as the authorities imposed a state of emergency in the capital after protesters stormed parliament, forcing government officials to flee by helicopter.


I am sure watching events of their neighbours the Thai government is very nervous, and the resolve and belief that they can overthrow the regime by the protestors will now be un beatable imho.

Kind Regards,

Elf

[edit on 7-4-2010 by MischeviousElf]



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