Thursday, May 22, 2014

While the internet is still on

If you were going to plan a coup, how would you do it?

I must admit, this was well planned.  The military arrested almost all key protest leaders at once.

Two days ago martial law was declared.  Yesterday the military invited various protest leaders to the Thai Army Club for a discussion on how to resolve the current political crisis.  Many from both sides attended.  The discussion was reportedly productive, but no conclusions were drawn.  Key players were invited back for more discussion today.  A few key players were cautious and avoided joining yesterday, but how many politicians do you know that would sit on the sidelines while powerbrokers laid out the future political landscape?  Nearly everyone attended today.  After more productive discussion this morning it seems they found themselves locked in, surrounded by heavily armed soldiers.

And that is how a coup happens.

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