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BANGKOK 16 February 2019 20:07

Don't worry - there is no coup, Thai military reassures citizens

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I know, I heard a rumor they are off to take over Laos, 68 million Thais

against 7 million Laotians will be a fair fight.

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11 hours ago, baboon said:

Not trying to be a smartass here, but will they refuse? When their own families could quite well be under the baleful eye of their superiors?

At some point I think they will.


The conscripts that are coming along now are a lot smarter than the ones of 20 and 30 years ago. More computer and mobile phone savvy and as conscripts they are probably not happy wearing green suits.


They have been following what has happened during the last 5 years and it wouldn't take too much for them to say no to shooting some civilians.


The regulars would have to stamp it out very quickly but the social media is a lot faster.


The generals are still in charge but I don't think that are necessarily that smart judging by the current crop, plus there are different factions within the Army all wanting their turn at the trough.


Ally that prospect and add the students as well and the mix is IMHO more volatile.


What was done in the 70s will be a lot harder to hide from the world today.

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