Sunday, April 11, 2010

What Bangkok Looked Like Last Night

via YouTube. Some graphic images around the 6:50 mark.

Part of what is going on in Thailand is that the U.S. and China are engaged in a tug of war for influence, with China leaning toward the Red-shirt side and their deposed president Thaksin Shinawatra, and the U.S. of course supporting the minority, what is called middle-class and urban elites in wire news stories. The U.S. was very quiet when Thanksin was removed in coup a few years ago. As with the case in any factional dispute, things can 'get out of hand' and lead to a revolutionary or insurrectionary situation that moves beyond the traditional party structures.

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