[Marxism] Thailand: Smells like a coup, tastes like a coup, looks like a coup

John Obrien causecollector at msn.com
Wed May 21 02:51:30 MDT 2014

I keep reading opinions on this list that the present day Red Shirts in Thailand
are progressive and for democracy.  My friends and acquaintances in Thailand
have provided me with sufficient knowledge to understand the Red Shirts are 
just paid pawns of the former wealthy Thailand prime minister Tashkin, who 
seeks to return to power and continue corruption for personal gain.

There is nothing leftist about the mainly rural Red Shirts Movement in Thailand.
There is also a long record of reactionary policies and actions by the military 
and previous governments of Thailand, whether as part of the Axis in WWII,
or more recent its providing military bases and support to the U. S. government
in its wars and bombings against Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.   

> Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 11:02:32 +1000
> From: stuartmunckton at gmail.com
> Subject: [Marxism] Thailand: Smells like a coup, tastes like a coup,	looks like a coup
> Despite the fact that Prayut claimed that “this is not a coup”, his actions
> smell, taste and look like a coup. This is from a man who has blood on his
> hands.
> Four years ago to the day, Prayut oversaw the gunning down in of almost 90
> Red Shirt pro-democracy demonstrators on the streets of Bangkok.
> https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56502
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