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Three reasons why Thailand turned upside down

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As you know, 20 in May, the military in Thailand imposed martial law, and 22 in May announced a coup d'état. According to them, the protracted negotiations between the opposing political forces have stalled. The military had to take power into their own hands in order to prevent the collapse of the country and maintain order. This explanation did not please the Americans and their European partners.




The commander of the Ground Forces of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-Ocha, said on television: "Negotiations between political opponents were unsuccessful, power is shifting from the interim government to the command to preserve peace and order, created after the introduction of martial law in the country."

In the television studio, in addition to this general, were the commanders of the Air Force, Navy and the head of the main police department. From 22 May, a curfew was introduced in Thailand. The general banned television and radio broadcasting, and later dissolved the senate.

23 May was detained by the military former premier Yinglak Chinawat. The revolutionaries and several of her relatives were arrested.

Power in the country finally took the military. They also created a transitional body of government - "The National Council for the maintenance of peace and order."

The fact is that the 10-month standoff between the government and the opposition in Thailand resulted, according to open sources, in 28 people in Bangkok. over seven hundred citizens were injured.

26 May, the king appointed Prayut Chan-Ochu head of the National Council for Peacekeeping and Order.

As for the former prime minister, Yinglak Chinawatra, she was released from house arrest by the military.

According to the RIA News" With reference to the Nation newspaper, the revolutionaries issued a statement through the military attaches in all Thai embassies abroad, explaining the reasons for the coup. As pointed out by the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Thailand Vinnay Suvari, there are three reasons why the military decided to take power.

Quote:

“1. The political environment and political environment in Thailand are very different from those in other countries. 2. The military authorities in Thailand have irrefutable evidence and compelling reasons for the coup, and are going to soon demonstrate this evidence and cause to the international community. 3. Democratic rule in Thailand has led to many human sacrifices. ”


For these reasons, Colonel Suvari added something else. He explained that advocates in Thailand for democratic rights “switched to the use of firearms weaponsby attacking the homes of citizens in the capital. "

It is still difficult to judge what the coup will lead to. One thing is clear - the United States is dissatisfied with the actions of the military.

According to "BBC", The United States suspended the allocation of military aid to Thailand in the amount of $ 3,5 million (of the total package of $ 10,5 million). Washington urged the military to restore civilian rule in the country. The White House also appealed to tourists, urging them to refuse to travel to Thailand. Finally, the US administration canceled non-essential visits to the kingdom of US officials.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that "there is no excuse for what happened." France, Germany and a number of other states condemned.

General Prayut, in response, promised to restore order in the country: “I want all the officials to help bring order to the country. We must undertake economic, social and political reforms before the elections. If the situation is calm, we are ready to return power to the people. ”

However, the BBC correspondent in Bangkok reports that there are no signs that the country will soon return to normal life.

"Independent newspaper" with reference to Interfax, writes that in Bangkok and some other cities of Thailand there were demonstrations against the military coup. Protesters acted under the slogan "Down with the junta!"

In the United States, it should be noted, there is already experience in responding to coups in Thailand. In September, the Thai military threw off the Thaksin Shinawatan government in September 2006, and Washington immediately announced it was suspending aid to Thailand in the amount of $ 24 million.

At the same time, the US authorities "punished" Thailand with the abolition of joint military exercises. The representative of the Pentagon, General John Kirby, made a statement about this.

In addition, the United States canceled a Washington-funded police training exercise in Thailand, as reported by State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.

Recall that after the presidential election of 2012, Mr. Obama made his first trip to Thailand, focusing on the Asian political situation on issues of the political situation, democracy and human rights. B.H. Obama put quite clear:

“Asia is my first trip after the presidential election. And the first stop on this trip was Thailand. This fact is not an accident. As I have said many times, the United States is and remains a Pacific state. The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing region in the world. In this capacity, this region is of great importance in this century for our security and welfare, for the creation of new jobs and opportunities for the American people. "


That is why the United States so want "democracy" in Thailand. The American people must have “opportunities” in the region. It is also known that when the American president speaks about improving security and raising the welfare of the United States, in some other place, by the will of the evil rock of “security and welfare,” for some reason decreases.

It should also not be forgotten that several years ago the White House chose the Asia-Pacific region as a strategic point of reference, where China is considered to be the unspoken adversary. Partly for this reason, Obama made a tour of Asia in November 2012, negotiating with "partners" and "allies."

And if some partner, instead of democracy, easily controlled from the White House, is shining a typical autocracy for Asians, the White House immediately threatens to freeze, sanctions and starts yelling about the infringement of human rights. And the White House immediately begins to sing along with a whole choir from Western Europe.

And now we will re-read paragraph 2 from Colonel Suvari: “The Thai military authorities have irrefutable evidence and compelling reasons for the coup and are going to demonstrate this evidence and the reasons to the international community in the near future.”

Do not go to the fortuneteller here: in the protests of the last ten months, one way or another, the unsightly role of the United States will be highlighted.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Alex66
    Alex66 27 May 2014 07: 51
    +24
    Well done Thais, do not sell their homeland, do not let it plunge into chaos. The scenario is very similar to Ukrainian, only America creates problems for China.
    It’s a pity that there are no patriots in the Ukrainian army, but it’ll be like a joke: both the cows are mute and the Donbass lads are uncomfortable.
    1. _my opinion
      _my opinion 27 May 2014 13: 07
      +12
      To admit, when I learned about the actions of the military in Thailand, there was no unequivocal understanding of how good or bad it was. request BUT as soon as the Amer’s authorities started screaming, he immediately concluded that the military did the right thing. good Looks amers pressed their tail there, laughing otherwise they would not scream.
      1. Eugene
        Eugene 27 May 2014 17: 39
        +2
        Good day everyone! And I kept waiting for something like that to start there. I can say one thing, watch "Top Gear". At first they were in Egypt (there you know what started). Then Syria. Further Ukraine. And finally Thailand ... I somehow can't believe in coincidence.
        1. cdrt
          cdrt 29 May 2014 02: 14
          0
          Quote: Eugene
          Good day everyone! And I kept waiting for something like that to start there. I can say one thing, watch "Top Gear". At first they were in Egypt (there you know what started). Then Syria. Further Ukraine. And finally Thailand ... I somehow can't believe in coincidence.



          Rave. There is such a "religion" Church of the Flying Macaroni Monster. It was originally a joke of several scientists.
          So one of their tenets - global warming arose because pirates disappeared. When there were many pirates, there was no global warming. Now there are more pirates, global warming has stopped.
          Applicable to your statement. laughing
          1. Eugene
            Eugene 30 May 2014 22: 37
            0
            Good evening everyone!
            Dear "cdrt", where did you see any statement? And in relation to mine - the assumption, I can reveal it a little. You don’t think that only a few people travel when filming this TV show (exaggerating: three of the hosts and a videographer). The team is very large. Who can guarantee that there are no specially trained people there to collect various data (including videos), prepare the necessary analytical information, etc. Under the cover of this show, you can gain access to various areas of the State of interest (by coming up with some suitable idea for the topic of the program). And as they say forward - and with the song!
            As for the rest, I don't want to go deeper with the answer to your "comment". Ugly, all this. You need to be polite. Especially with people you don't know. Although with friends, probably too.
  2. parus2nik
    parus2nik 27 May 2014 07: 53
    +7
    One thing is clear - the United States is unhappy with the actions of the military
    Apparently not the pro-American forces made a coup, as it was more than once ... in the same Thailand ..
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 27 May 2014 10: 08
      +7
      So half of the royal seven in Thailand, lived and studied in the United States ... Americans have a very big influence on the political forces in this country! And the military there really are not fools, since they decided on the preventive measures of the Ukrainian scenario ... They understand what’s what.
      1. intsurfer
        intsurfer 27 May 2014 10: 53
        +3
        >> So half of the royal seven in Thailand, lived and studied in the USA ...

        the children of Russian officials are also not studying in Russia;)
        1. feanor
          feanor 27 May 2014 11: 17
          +6
          Well, if we draw analogies, then the daughters of our president studied in Russia.
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      3. creak
        creak 27 May 2014 12: 22
        +3
        Quote: Kibalchish
        So half of the royal seven in Thailand, lived and studied in the United States ...


        The king was only in Russia and Bulgaria, and in Thailand there was and is a king ...
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  3. Kubatai
    Kubatai 27 May 2014 08: 20
    +4
    In the country, every 3-4 years, a military coup .. But are they not dead?
    After the end of World War II - this is already the 18th .. maybe - is it just such a way of transferring power in Thailand?
    1. _my opinion
      _my opinion 27 May 2014 13: 13
      +3
      ... as history shows from scratch, coups do not happen. And as practice shows, the Amer’s authorities are behind the bucha. In this situation, they were moved along the side, and here the Americans became concerned.
  4. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 27 May 2014 08: 44
    +3
    Quote: Kubatai
    After the end of World War II - this is already the 18th .. maybe - is it just such a way of transferring power in Thailand?

    Well, they transfer power in this way, so what? maybe they have such a national kind of democracy - power is transferred from the prime minister to the prime minister through the general. from this what, the beaches of Thailand have become less sandy?
  5. anip
    anip 27 May 2014 08: 51
    +7
    It turns out interestingly:
    In Ukraine, those who burned, killed, and created riots took power - the West, led by the States, likes it, in Thailand, the military, who are tired of the riots, took power - the West, headed by the States, doesn't like it.
    It somehow turns out strange, because it turns out that the West and the States are behind the riots. And even stranger it turns out, for some reason (and in the West, the overwhelming majority in general) this oddity is not noticed.
    1. _my opinion
      _my opinion 27 May 2014 13: 21
      +2
      Quote: anip
      It turns out interestingly:
      ... for some reason (and in the West, the overwhelming majority in general) do not notice this oddity.

      I understand that thanks to the events that happened / are happening now in Ukraine, we have become a lot notice and understand... maybe someday this understanding and "remark" will reach Western people ...
  6. shurup
    shurup 27 May 2014 08: 55
    0
    Key phrase: "Democratic rule has resulted in many casualties."
    The king "appointed", but he would try to say something against.
    Citizens of Russia need to watch out for these patterns. I am hinting at the consolidation in the Constitution of the "undemocratic" government of the country, but without the monarch. Is it true whether the Russian security forces will, if necessary, overthrow the overdue or overcrowded ruler?
    1. Kubatai
      Kubatai 27 May 2014 08: 58
      +1
      It seems to me (IMHO) that Putin came to power in such a way .. or someone believes that Borka voluntarily refused the presidency and appointed a random figure.
  7. leytenant
    leytenant 27 May 2014 09: 14
    +4
    since Geramania and the SGA protested, then the Thais are doing everything right
  8. mamont5
    mamont5 27 May 2014 09: 24
    +5
    Hey! Ukrainian Armed Forces, take an example from real soldiers. They are not "staff members" a decree, they themselves take responsibility. And the sun's coming out, even themselves can not defend themselves.
  9. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 27 May 2014 10: 12
    +1
    General Prayut will come, put things in order. Ukraine would have such military. And then some kind of fecal bags and killers. Interestingly, the Russian military will have enough steel in their pants to also take power if anything, or there will also be "an army out of politics, but if you pay well, we will fly and go wherever you say."
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 29 May 2014 02: 19
      +1
      Quote: chunga-changa
      General Prayut will come, put things in order. Ukraine would have such military. And then some kind of fecal bags and killers. Interestingly, the Russian military will have enough steel in their pants to also take power if anything, or there will also be "an army out of politics, but if you pay well, we will fly and go wherever you say."


      My friend lives there. The attitude of the locals to their military is real people of honor, faithful only to their country.
      What was the last time, that this year actually stopped the bloodshed in the country.
      Of course there are those who are dissatisfied, but democracy.
      But ... the authority of the warrior in Thailand among the people is comparable only with the authority of the king
  10. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 27 May 2014 10: 42
    +3
    It is interesting...
    ... political actions have been going on for 4-5 years. When stronger, when weaker. The center of Bangkok (the Lumpini area of ​​the park and towards CentralWorld (for full Bayok Skye tours)) is almost constantly filled with demonstrators. At the peak of activity, the Square next to the Democracy Monument is also filled.
    All this does not allow a normal life and delays the tourist flow (and therefore finances). Well, it just lifted everyone. Both farang and ordinary Thais.
    (This is from a conversation with the Thais. But for what I bought it, I give it back) ... according to Thai law, the Commander from the battalion (I think so.). They hung noodles or not, I have no idea, but) and above can introduce martial law completely legally.
    ... "Unknown direction" is "A very strong building. Windows doors with bars ..." (c) Vysotsky After they were allowed to talk to them for an hour. Also, all the protesters are quietly transported to their homes with parting words that they can go, see above for several years.
    ... A curfew has been introduced in the country from 23.30 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Thai time). However, it is not strictly strictly observed (taxi drivers are a separate caste), but I do not want to risk checking.
  11. Nikich
    Nikich 27 May 2014 10: 45
    +3
    America suspends the military tranche, then let us give it in exchange for a military alliance! And the military will defend to the end that power to which they swore, unless of course there are still such concepts as honor and fidelity to the oath
  12. Andrey82
    Andrey82 27 May 2014 11: 53
    +2
    The Thai military are great. It's a pity that in 91 the military could not stop the EBN with Gorby (not to consider the "Swan Lake GKChP" as a serious coup attempt). It's a pity!
  13. Kir41
    Kir41 27 May 2014 12: 24
    +1
    When the empire is evil, the initiator of revolutions in the world - the USA will calm down already
  14. mgfly
    mgfly 27 May 2014 13: 44
    +2
    "US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was no excuse for what happened."
    and at the same time they squeak, they say, everything is correct in Ukraine and it should be so - in my opinion they have stopped hiding altogether and drive wherever they want, without looking back at others. at such a pace they will soon be justified by the words: "... but don't cling to words, it doesn't matter ..."
  15. leytenant
    leytenant 27 May 2014 13: 52
    +1
    if the situation in tai begins to worsen due to Western sanctions, then Russia needs to take advantage of the situation. the next PMTO as in Tartus will not hurt us.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 29 May 2014 02: 22
      0
      Quote: leytenant
      if the situation in tai begins to worsen due to Western sanctions, then Russia needs to take advantage of the situation. the next PMTO as in Tartus will not hurt us.


      You are in a fantasy world. Thailand has been a strategic ally of the United States for many years based on the common interests in the region.
      Have a fight, make peace
  16. Carlos
    Carlos 27 May 2014 13: 58
    0
    Again, the Yankees are sowing full of food on the planet "good and eternal." When will they backfire on their territory? Probably, after the collapse of the dollar, this pain point should be hit.
  17. CadetXXX
    CadetXXX 27 May 2014 14: 06
    +1
    Again, the Americans were trying to export their crap, but nothing came of it, or they might say that Putin also muddied everything there. laughing
  18. Kuvabatake
    Kuvabatake 27 May 2014 14: 37
    +2
    European dill has a lot to learn.
  19. Arzamas
    Arzamas 27 May 2014 16: 20
    0
    Is there at least one place on earth where the United States does not fit?
    In my opinion, it's time to SHAKE on the womb of "democracy" !!! soldier
  20. isidorenko4145
    isidorenko4145 27 May 2014 21: 12
    +1
    All Thais do the right thing. No need to wait for the Americans to appoint their leadership.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 29 May 2014 02: 23
      0
      Quote: isidorenko4145
      All Thais do the right thing. No need to wait for the Americans to appoint their leadership.


      The Americans have nothing to do with it, they simply traditionally support parties against the king and the military. As they have been doing there for 50 years
  21. sled beach
    sled beach 27 May 2014 22: 05
    -1
    Watch the documentary film "Zeitgeist" unexpectedly and very similar to the truth, and much will become clearer.