Monthly Archives: November 2008

Siam sojourn – Letter to Bangkok Post (Sunday)

Dear Friends — I’d like to offer a different perspective than the generally anti-PAD letters of Sunday. For what it’s worth, my connections to Siam are more religious and cultural than economic. The key question in the current impasse is … Continue reading

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Siam sojourn – Sunday 1

Here’s a decent summary of today’s situation. Note that the turnout of the Red Shirts was very much smaller than the hundred-thousand pro-government people claimed would attend. Also note that red shirt rallies are often bulstered by people who are … Continue reading

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Siam sojourn – Saturday 2

Situation may be intensifying. Rhetoric on both sides is getting stronger, while the PM & his Council of Ministers appear to have almost disappeared. Comments from ex-PM & fugitive from justice Thaksin may be more active. Thaksin’s comments are blatantly … Continue reading

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Siam sojourn – Saturday

Uncertainty continues here … waiting, posturing, gamesmanship … nobody knows how things will play out. So many of the opinions are self-serving. The PM removed┬áHead of Police for not carrying out “request” to clear airports and replaced him with an … Continue reading

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Siam – nothing much new to report

Nothing much new to report. Police haven’t done anything noticeable to remove PAD from either aiport. People are arriving from around the country to join the protestors. I’m hopeful that the police & army will not do much, and especially … Continue reading

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