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    Re: LATEST: Suvarnabhumi Airport

    This won't last long.

    Can you say "State Of Emergency"?

    It will be unfortunate, but the Royal Thai Army will have to do what needs to be done. Experience shows that they, RTA, don't like to sweep the streets twice.

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    Protesters storm Bangkok airport control tower

    Anti-government protesters stormed the control tower at Bangkok's main international airport on Wednesday, newspaper text messages to subscribers said.

    The Bangkok Post said masked members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) invaded the control tower at Suvarnabhumi airport, a day after they stormed the main terminal, prompting airlines to cancel flights.

    Source: Reuters - 26 November 2008
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    Army Chief calls meeting to discuss national situation

    The Army Commander in Chief has called a meeting between all internal security agencies and related business bodies to discuss a solution to the nation's current situation with a press conference planned to declare actions this evening (November 26).

    Army Commander in Chief Gen Anupong Paochinda, acting as the Chairman of a committee overseeing the nation's situation, has called a meeting of all internal security agencies and related business bodies today at 2 PM at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters. The meeting is expected to evaluate the current situation involving mass protests by the anti-government People's Alliance for Democracy and discuss solutions to the impasse.

    The Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) has drafted a detailed report of the situation and possible solutions under the nation's Internal Security Act to be proposed to the Government through the Council for National Security.

    A press conference will take place following the meeting today to address any questions and to declare proposed resolutions.

    Source: National News Bureau of Thailand - 26 November 2008

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    It's all up to Gen Anupong and which side he will join.

    Anupong failing to interfere so far quite clearly show that he's incredibly tolerant of the PAD. I think Anupong will ask at least Somchai to step down before asking the PAD to leave the airport. If Somchai fails to do this, then there are chances of a coup happening. A coup i believe would happen, before any hope of the army removing the PAD by force.
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    Re: LATEST: Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Cleary View Post
    Anti-government protesters stormed the control tower at Bangkok's main international airport on Wednesday, newspaper text messages to subscribers said.
    If that isn't a threat to national security then I don't know what is. It is time for the army to step in before they go too far. Though in many eyes, they have already crossed the line: Hijacking buses, refusing to pay toll way, opening fire on a public highway, storming an international airport etc. etc.

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    Protesters enter empty control tower
    AP foreign, Wednesday November 26 2008

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Officials at Thailand's main airport say several anti-government protesters armed with metal rods entered the control tower, demanding the prime minister's flight schedule. Group Capt. Chokchai Saranon, a control tower official, said Wednesday that 50 protesters demanded to enter the control tower at Suvarnabhumi Airport but only three were allowed up by security officials. However, since the airport was shutdown early Wednesday, there were no controllers in the tower. The protesters, who are among thousands who stormed Suvarnabhumi late Tuesday, eventually left. Their siege has forced the airport to cancel hundred of flights Wednesday and left thousands of passengers stranded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Barrow View Post
    If that isn't a threat to national security then I don't know what is. It is time for the army to step in before they go too far. Though in many eyes, they have already crossed the line: Hijacking buses, refusing to pay toll way, opening fire on a public highway, storming an international airport etc. etc.
    Really, totally unbelievable - and the army just stands by and let's it happen! Now, that has to say something. Anupong is completely showing his true colours and whose side he's on, and it ain't the governments!
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    and what about the police? They'd not done anything so far. Thailand really becoming an International joke now. Traffic is great on the highway today though.
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    This could get seriously ugly, and a lot of innocent people injured.

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    Re: LATEST: Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Quote Originally Posted by BUCKY View Post
    and what about the police? They'd not done anything so far. Thailand really becoming an International joke now.
    They have been told not to use force (because of their "over-reaction" last time in using tear gas).

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    Re: LATEST: Suvarnabhumi Airport

    A while ago I heard a PAD guy on radio. They think they're on a winner here, It looks as if they intend to occupy the airports for as long as it takes to force the government to resign.
    On TV at present the reporters are saying that cancellations for hotel bookings in the Kingdom are pouring in.

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