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Army chief dismisses coup rumour, but again says “don’t cross the line”

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4 hours ago, z42 said:

This plastic general is a disgrace and not worthy of holding such a position.

He is a lackey to the right people, and nothing more. Pathetic human being, he looks ridiculous and speaks / acts accordingly

have been trying to figure out how the heck they become generals....is it based on who do they know, what connections family has or is it based on military activity/actions out in the field or maybe the stars are send by express courier

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48 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

The first picture's quite aggressive, but I like the next two as the 'more acceptable face of communism'.

 

It remains what it became in 1938 (when the first of those who "would always be on the side of the people" acceded to power).

 

But as in communist states (and other states of a similar "disposition" to it) its true nature leads it to rely heavily on "State Capitalism".

 

But it is not, by any means, a communist state.

 

 

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Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Let's just hope that the old saying "like father, like son" doesn't mean that we are in for another "Black May" massacre, like his father was partially responsible for.

 

From Wikipedia:

Sunthorn Kongsompong was the de facto head of government of Thailand from 1991–1992, after a military coup d'etat led by Sunthorn and General Suchinda Kraprayoon deposed the government...

 

His son is Apirat Kongsompong, who since 2018 has also been Army commander.

 

 

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Amazing Thailand the Army Chief doing media stops , warning people with threats of retaliation if they step out of line , and nobody even voted for this person, where's the relevant Minister ( who also wasn't voted in by the people )  to put this guy back in the box. What a stuffed system of government Thailand has, in the west most people in their country of origin wouldn't even know or ever see the Army Chief.

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19 minutes ago, SupermarineS6B said:

Guy Gibson, 175 bombing missions, bounced bombs off water at night, less medal ribbons than a Thai bus conductor......... Not a patch on the General.....

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Good gracious.  I understand your point, but the  gentleman had multiple medals. For the sake of historical accuracy;

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Victoria cross, a DFC and a DSO. Real service medals that recognized contributions. The gentleman had  actual earned pilot wings too.

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4 minutes ago, Sticky Wicket said:

 

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The difference between a man running, and Prawit or a dog running: The man wears trousers, but the others just pants.

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1 hour ago, otherstuff1957 said:

Well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Let's just hope that the old saying "like father, like son" doesn't mean that we are in for another "Black May" massacre, like his father was partially responsible for.

 

From Wikipedia:

Sunthorn Kongsompong was the de facto head of government of Thailand from 1991–1992, after a military coup d'etat led by Sunthorn and General Suchinda Kraprayoon deposed the government...

 

His son is Apirat Kongsompong, who since 2018 has also been Army commander.

 

 

that answers my previous question...how the generals get their stars..... papa was a "Rolling Stone" (as in the song) son will follow the foot steps regardless of his capacities/capabilities for the  job

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Apparently referring to a known group of political elements he said “Do not cross the line. Everyone must play by the rules.”

Play by the rules ? Unless you have tanks and guns and can usurp any government at any time you feel like I guess

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1 minute ago, RichardColeman said:

Play by the rules ? Unless you have tanks and guns and can usurp any government at any time you feel like I guess

ahh..he didn't say and his papa didn't told him either, the rules were fair

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