Re: The inevitable result of PAD's actions?
- From: "maxwell" <mmmaxwell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2008 05:35:56 -0400
On Sep 6, 8:14 pm, "maxwell" <mmmaxw...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:disastrous. PAD doesn't seem to care.
I have no doubt that a civil war in Thailand would be equally
As ever, the malevolent 'tchiowan' presumptions, of civil war and upon
rather, presuming a civil war will result
and opposing a would-be dictator
while another would-be dictator takes it on the lam in London
who is trying to overthrow an elected government with violence andintimidation
that's your spin
is "malevolent" in your mind?
uh-huh. you've already shown plenty of intentional ignorance toward violence
directed against the PAD demonstrators by PPP/TRT partisans, with all the
blithe dismissiveness of Samak's fairy tale of that bloody day at Thammasat,
and here again call PAD's peaceful assemblies 'the cause of violence,' much
in the manner of your having called the coup 'at the point of a gun'
Look in the mirror.
almost down the middle for and against the imposed on the Thai capital early<q> Public opinion regarding the government's Emergency Decree is split
Tuesday by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej following a
and 43 injured.clash between the pro- and anti-government demonstrators leaving one dead
BTW, you were wrong about who died. It was a UDD supporter who was killed.By the non-violent PAD.
In the course of an attack on the PAD rally, the UDD supporter was beaten
and died. I know you figure PAD should have stood there and not defended
themselves, or just run away, but fact is that violence begets violence.
<q>''During the demonstration at Sanam Luang, one leader on stage ordered
supporters to stand up and walk ahead to Makkhawan Rangsan bridge [where PAD
supporters were on guard]. Most grabbed wooden sticks or metal clubs they
found scattered around them,'' he said. He conceded many UDD members were
taken from upcountry and they could easily be roused for a fight. ''I'm
sorry that someone died under my training despite the fact that I did not
lead them into it. The one who died is deputy chief of staff [in the UDD
guard forces]. I appointed him,'' said Maj-Gen Khattiya. (Army specialist
Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, known as Seh Daeng, recently claimed he is a
fighting and tactics trainer to the pro-government United Front of Democracy
Against Dictatorship (UDD) supporters.) </q>
. . from Bangkok Post, 7 September.
people in 16 provinces nationwide, slightly over half of the respondents --In a survey conducted by Assumption University's ABAC Poll of 3,083
50.8 per cent -- agreed with the imposition of the
while 49.2 per cent disagreed and said the government must takeEmergency Decree, believing it could end the ongoing political turmoil,
responsibility as the violence would worsen the national
What does that have to do with anything? The people don't like theemergency decree.
50.8% agreed with the decree='the people don't like the decree' ? WTF?
You don't need a poll to know that. But it has nothing to do with the corequestion of whether or not PAD represents anyone or whether or not the
people support the actions of PAD.
By your decree, of course.
They don't. Both questions.article seen in the Bangkok Post neglected to include reporting that 67.2%
While the question set should have included more choices, and this
would view a military coup as a negative development,
So do you still say that PAD represents Thailand?
Nope. I never said PAD represents Thailand, so spare me the 'do you still?'
presumption. (not that you will, of course --but that's you)
Currently, they're far more of a 'necessary evil' than a representative
After all, PAD has been trying to get the military to stage a coup sincethis started.
They gave specific criteria that would be necessary before a coup tookplace and then said that all of those criteria had been met.
Anupong is as dismissive of that over-the-top notion as of demands that the
PAD demonstrators be cleared by force.
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