Thursday, May 22, 2014

If it looks like a duck, and smells like a duck...'s not a duck until the Thai military says it's a duck.

It is now officially a duck (coup if you didn't catch where I was going with this).

I'm stuck on a conference call, and Mary just got back from successfully raiding local convenience stores for non-perishables.  A military curfew starts shortly.

The military is reported to be rounding up pro and anti government demonstration leaders. The head of the military (General Prayuth) is reportedly in charge of Thailand right now.

Malls, 7 Elevens, and mass transit services are reported to be shutting down shortly.  There have been isolated reports of fighting between soldiers and protesters in suburban Bangkok.

Most TV stations are off the air, although twitter and facebook are alive at well for the time being.  At least we don't have kids to entertain during the coup.  What would we we do?  Even the Disney Channel is down!

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The good news out of all this is that Thailand has more experience with military coups than maybe any other country in the world.  I'm not sure what the official count is, but it has to be close to 20 in the last 100 years.  We should be back to normal before long.  Time for friends and family to start booking trips to come see us before it's time for the next coup in a few years!

Time for me to hit the "publish" button.  The latest reports on Twitter is that internet service providers are in the process of being shut down now.  We'll update when we can.

1 comment:

  1. National Peace and Order Maintaining Council- such a reassuring name...