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    Questions but no answers

    Today I just feel troubled so excuse my rambling Moderators if you think this not appropriate please excuse me and delete it

    When does freedom of speech the right to demonstrate become insurrection? I have no answer but I think I see the sort situation that was in Ireland could happen.

    Who are the the police and army personel ? They are the people sworn to uphold the law and protect. For all of there faults they should not be villified. After all how would the Thai people feel if they reacted as those in Tianimin Square.

    Do you remember the first Gulf war? The forces stopped just short of ridding a tyrant! Than if they had finished the job first time.The second time there was greater bloodshed and collateral damage.

    Was stopping short of the finish a sign of strength or weakness?



    Should shirts of any colour stop the country and force new election? If they can do that then special interest groups will forever demonstrate and achieve constant change and instability.

    Is it legitimate for a government to use reasonable force? Or do demonstrators have the right to hold a whole country to ransom and then legitamatly say that any loss of life or injury is not their fault/resposibilty?

    We all love this wondrful country and it's people let us all hope that the strength is found to get a resolution. Is it time for one side or another to lose face for the good of Thailand.
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    Re: Questions but no answers

    I just heard the news reports here in Australia about the grenades and deaths in Bkk. :( Recent events (Echoes of previous events.) certainly dispel somewhat the power of generalisations about Thai people, such as "always friendly", "Always gentle", "everyone is Buddhist". It is a whole nation with all the diversity and potential for good or ill that any nation contains.

    One thought did occur to me today, as I pondered on how costly it is to be "not at work" for weeks and weeks, let alone what it costs to support thousands, let alone tens of thousands, of people for weeks, who are not working. So the Red Shirts must have some big dollars behind them, hard to see how a pure "grass roots" movement could fund such large numbers over so many weeks. People still have to eat and pay for petrol, etc etc.

    Mikel.

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    Re: Questions but no answers

    "So the Red Shirts must have some big dollars behind them, hard to see how a pure "grass roots" movement could fund such large numbers over so many weeks." True. Before the poor people had an advocate, their voices could never be heard because they lacked the means to assert their will. Please don't mistake that for the notion that they have no will of their own. The balance of power is shifting and the traditionally powerful aren't having any of it. As long as they view the poor people as inferior and not worthy to participate in the process, there will be problems. Once the genie is out of the bottle, you can't put him back in.
    Life is learning. If you stop learning, you might as well be dead.

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    Re: Questions but no answers

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    Helicopter passed the area and had heard 2 gun shots at Ratchapasong

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    Ambulance around ratchapasong.

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