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Thailand's army chief announces military coup

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By THANYARAT DOKSONE and JOCELYN GECKER

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Worrisome to say the least. To bad such actions by the people could not affect China so. But then again it must be hard to breathe and move freely in a country that has a jack boot pressed to your neck.

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Even though I'm strongly against Yingluck, I think Thailand hasn't yet to learn a lesson from a coup. Right now, the military has all the power to tear down the Constitution Law and re-write a new one. In other word, it is now purely nothing but dictatorship.

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To bad such actions by the people could not affect China so. But then again it must be hard to breathe and move freely in a country that has a jack boot pressed to your neck.

Have you actually been to China? I'm curious what you mean by this 'jack boot'.

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I have teached in China for 2 years. So I suppose yes, I have been there. As for the Jack boot. Its really a matter of survival in China. Agree with the Party or find yourself unemployed or worse have yourself and your relatives punished by the state. Punishments being, Loss of employment, Loss of your home, Services denied to you, your neighbors (for not reporting you) and you family, and of course the age old adage of the Chinese government indefinite imprisonment.

The Chinese Polit Buro actually have agencies that seek Citizens that don't follow or promote the party line. So yes Jack boot.

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If you didn't see this coming you haven't been keeping up with the news or with history. If memory serves me since around 1900 there have been close to 20 coups, some were successful other weren't. So, this is nothing new.

The only thing that is a constant is the Monarchy and the Communist hate them.

HampyMay. 22, 2014 - 09:35PM JST Worrisome to say the least. To bad such actions by the people could not affect China so. But then again it must be hard to breathe and move freely in a country that has a jack boot pressed to your neck.

As for Communist China and the Chinese people they rule over, the people tried to gain freedom for the Communist Oppression in the past and each and every time the Communist have slaughtered the people.

Tiananmen Square protest were peaceful, but they were crushed by the jack-booted Communist thugs.

At this time and freedom of expression is an endangered species in Communist China. After the release of Document Number 9 and hope of a none violent revolution went out the door.

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Coups and political unrest have long been part and parcel in the land of smiles. In retrospect, is this even surprising? Unlike, for example, in autocratic countries, eg. China, where the slightest dissent is ruthlessly quashed, or in next door Cambodia, where ''democracy'' is a farce, at least the Thais are exercising their civic rights. Life will go on as normal. Too bad about the 10pm curfew. Until it's recinded, I can imagine the disappointment of Mr. Joe Sexpat who is unable to visit his favorite gogo bar.

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I do have sympathy for the "sex pats" in Thailand for no doubt their entire vacation to Thailand has been ruined! But for now I find it refreshing that there is a slight and possible chance that a more legitimate body of elected officials can take the cares of their people to heart, that is if the "militant" forces allow it!

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