Tuesday, September 19, 2006


“The army will not get involved in the political conflict. Political troubles should be resolved by politicians. Military coups are a thing of the past.” ~Gen. Sondhi Boonyaratkalin~
Thai Military Launches Coup, Takes Power From Prime Minister Thaksin
An announcement on national television, signed by Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Sondhi Boonyaratkalin, said martial law had been declared across Thailand and the Constitution revoked. He ordered all troops to report to their duty stations and not leave without permission from their commanders. Sondhi, who is known to be close to Thailand's revered constitutional monarch, will serve as acting prime minister, army spokesman Col. Akarat Chitroj said. Sondhi, a well-regarded officer, is a Muslim in this Buddhist-dominated nation.
Ok, so this Thai general says the army isn't going to get involved in a political conflict, yet declares martial law in a coup? I'm confused. And just because the man is a Muslim, doesn't mean anything either... at least, not at the moment. Thailand is a beautiful country. Yes, I actually lived there many MANY moons ago. I loved it!