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Thailand moved to martial law

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According to the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", on the evening of May 19, the Thai Armed Forces reported on martial law to stabilize the situation in the country. According to the military, this is "not just another coup," but an attempt to ensure "peace and law and order." According to eyewitnesses, at the moment in Bangkok calmly, although experts do not rule out the beginning of a new stage of the crisis.


It is worth recalling that the political situation in Thailand was destabilized six months ago. Then began the confrontation between supporters and opponents of the current government. Normal life in the country was paralyzed.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court recently dismissed Prime Minister Yingluk Chinawat, accused of abusing power. At the same time, nine more ministers lost their positions. The Minister of Commerce became the interim head of the Thai government, but formally the power remained with the same political forces that are going to take revenge in the next elections. In turn, their opponents want to see their protege as the head of government.

To prevent full-scale chaos and possibly civil war, the commander of the land forces of Thailand, Prayut Chan-Och, signed a decree on martial law, citing a law of a century ago, giving the military the right to intervene in the event of a crisis.

"All this is definitely not a military coup. Everything is done only to ensure the safety of people so that people can live a normal life," an anonymous representative of the military command said.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 20 May 2014 12: 03
    +11
    Previously, Thailand and Ukraine were very similar, but Thailand found real patriots, and Ukraine turned out to be POOR ...
    1. asar
      asar 20 May 2014 12: 08
      +1
      These "patriots" will be replaced by others! Politics of chaos, however !!! laughing
      1. serega.fedotov
        serega.fedotov 20 May 2014 12: 20
        +4
        Quote: asar
        These "patriots" will be replaced by others! Politics of chaos, however !!!

        Well, Thailand is a separate topic: A neighbor of 8-9 months went to Nazat and brought back the riots! He only shot while standing on the sidewalk, and the protesters fought with police at 20 meters! But no one even tried to approach the tourist zone! Tourists calmly stood in aside and admired.
        Vobshem revolution-revolution, and the interests of business-holy!
    2. BYV
      BYV 20 May 2014 12: 24
      +7
      We were with my wife in Thailand in February-March, that is, when the previous martial law was still in effect. So, there’s nothing to say about the tourist zone - everything is calm there. But we also spent three days in Bangkok. I have absolutely no idea how Thais can organize riots. Everyone smiles at each other, everyone is very polite, and they eat all the time))) In addition to jokes, they eat everywhere and always. How will they be on the barricades? I can’t imagine. And so, in Bangkok everything is fine, only small strongholds scattered in the center reminded of martial law. I also noticed that at some military units the guard at the gate stood without shops. Tourists - it’s simply immeasurable, but all the locals unanimously claimed that there are almost no tourists, so it’s hard to make money. It’s scary to imagine what it means to be a tourist. wink
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 20 May 2014 12: 30
      +2
      Sorry, maybe not the topic.

      Babay's appeal to Putin


      The militia responds to shelling their cities
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      2. ARS56
        ARS56 20 May 2014 17: 09
        +1
        Projectiles from the Grad installations can be launched from simple guides. Arabs use such attitudes very effectively.
  2. Gagarin
    Gagarin 20 May 2014 12: 03
    +13
    ANOTHER POINT ON THE PLANET WHERE THE USA HAS PLACED ITS "PEACEKEEPING" SNOW.
    1. MOISEY
      MOISEY 20 May 2014 12: 23
      +2
      The USA, the Russia-Ukraine party failed, aggression against Ukraine failed to provoke. Now they are trying to pick up an abscess near China. But the mattresses do not understand that this is another push of China and Russia to meet each other and to realize the nightmare of the Americans - the military-political union Russia-China.
    2. nikrandel
      nikrandel 20 May 2014 18: 00
      0
      And the United States is advancing its "points" against China, trying to ring around its second geopolitical enemy.
      Obama recently visited Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines ...
      A new round of US hegemony begins
  3. Arsenal
    Arsenal 20 May 2014 12: 03
    +4
    The world situation is increasingly reminiscent of Controlled Chaos ...
  4. Morgan
    Morgan 20 May 2014 12: 06
    +2
    Comrades, and there you can clearly see the style of secret diplomacy ... Although in Ukraine it has long been not secret, but gopo-bydlya
    1. svp67
      svp67 20 May 2014 12: 14
      +2
      Quote: Morgan
      Comrades, and there you can clearly see the style of p $ Ndostan secret diplomacy ...
      You look at the whole history of events there - how it is written on a carbon copy from Ukraine, even anti-Russian rhetoric ...
  5. Arh
    Arh 20 May 2014 12: 08
    +3
    The country is good, so that all problems go away and everything becomes good !!!
  6. Giant thought
    Giant thought 20 May 2014 12: 13
    +1
    This was what Yanukovych had to do in Ukraine.
    1. Arsenal
      Arsenal 20 May 2014 12: 16
      0
      Yeah ... Yanek, now he is catching fish on the Don, fishing rod- (PensionEr) ...
  7. RUSS
    RUSS 20 May 2014 12: 17
    +3
    Thailand moved to martial law

    here you go request , and in September I wanted to go to Thailand, I have to go to the Crimea! laughing
    1. Arsenal
      Arsenal 20 May 2014 12: 20
      0
      Maybe settle down for Autumn. Do not lose hope ...
    2. BYV
      BYV 20 May 2014 22: 23
      0
      Quote: RUSS
      and in September I wanted to go to Thailand

      As I wrote above, there is absolutely nothing to fear. You can safely ride. In addition, as I understand it, are you planning to go to the sea? That is, Phuket, Krabi, Samui, etc.? In this case, you can not even hesitate. I am sure you will love this country. The only thing is September is not the best time (rainy season). It is best to go somewhere starting in December, maybe the end of November. However, the rains there very quickly end, and somewhere in an hour from the rain there is not even a puddle left.
  8. Barakuda
    Barakuda 20 May 2014 12: 30
    +3
    And we do not care by and large? This is there regularly. and tourist bunks there do not touch.
    Now, if Putin made friends with Lukashenko - I’ll put the liver for health. smile
  9. volot-voin
    volot-voin 20 May 2014 13: 21
    0
    Quote: Barracuda
    Putin made friends with Lukashenko - I’ll put the liver for health

    Lukashenko has nothing to do with Putin, he doesn’t want to, but he will have to be friends. But the liver is not worth planting, play into the hands of the enemies of Russia, by hook or by crook who want to arrange the genocide of the Russian people. Russian means sober. Ah cried vacation in Thailand ...... or maybe the packages will get cheaper)))
    1. Blondy
      Blondy 20 May 2014 13: 59
      0
      Ah cried vacation in Thailand ...... or maybe packages will become cheaper
      Think correctly, in the stream of the Russian mentality.
      Of course they will get cheaper - keep track of prices, and the vacation will not cry.
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  11. Ajax
    Ajax 20 May 2014 13: 35
    0
    Because you have to persist in jumping on the same rake! Everywhere they are these su..a striped rake! What can I say, make friends further with the "partners" and Thailand and the outskirts, etc. etc. on the list ... Thailand is an occupied territory with Vietnamese more. Wherever there are state warriors with their fucking bases, everywhere diversification, subversion everywhere, like a cancer!
  12. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 20 May 2014 14: 37
    0
    Quote: BYV
    Everyone smiles at each other, everyone is very polite,


    And in a quiet lake they say devils are found.
  13. mamont5
    mamont5 20 May 2014 16: 14
    0
    That's what real military men mean! And in Egypt, military fellows, they didn’t look at the USA, they threw off their protege and that's all. What about Ukraine? Eh-ma ...
  14. chudoudodelt
    chudoudodelt 20 May 2014 16: 29
    0
    why 3.14ndostan is not yelling now that peaceful protesters are being killed? fucking double standards
  15. artur
    artur 20 May 2014 18: 07
    0
    All! shit went through the pipes!
  16. kelevra
    kelevra 7 June 2014 19: 02
    0
    Another fool decided to ditch their country and their future!