Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thailand under curfew amid army coup

Pat Macpherson, Ashley Wells, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly;
It's Orwellian, it's draconian, and it's coming to a town near you: A police state (with militarized civilian troops, deputies, and spies) is a state of collapse. Wage peace now.
Go Thailand! We're practicing in D.C., too!
A curfew has begun across [Theravada Buddhist] Thailand after the army announced it had taken control and suspended the constitution following months of political turmoil [as Red Shirts vie for revolutionary change and civil liberties against the conservative Yellow Shirts who want to preserve the corrupt status quo].
The army chief imposed the 22:00 to 05:00 curfew, along with a ban on political gatherings and suspension of normal television programming.
Key political figures have been detained and others ordered to report to the military. The army said it needed to restore order and enact political reforms.
You Occupy, we oppress (conspiracyplanet)
It declared martial law on Tuesday but then gathered political leaders together for talks on the crisis.
However, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha went on air on Thursday to announce the coup.
Several key figures at the talks, including opposition protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and pro-government protest leader Jatuporn Prompan, were detained. More + VIDEO
Thai soldiers guard the "Democracy Monument" in Buddhist Bangkok (

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