Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Military seizes power in Thailand

When the cat's away, the military grabs hold of the country.

Thailand's military leaders staged a peaceful, late-night coup yesterday, overthrowing the controversial government of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who had travelled to New York to speak at the United Nations.

Just goes to show you that you really, really should put a lot of thought into who you leave in charge when you leave town.

Army commander General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin sent tanks and armoured personnel carriers into positions key government buildings.


"The armed forces commander and the national police commander have successfully taken over Bangkok and the surrounding area in order to maintain peace and order. There has been no struggle," the new leaders said in a statement on national television.

That's probably due to the tanks and armoured personnel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

see what Bush did, he made him lose his country because he had to come to NY and listen to the rants of a lunatic mind.

September 20, 2006 2:46 PM  

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