Thailand Update

The Wall Street Journal reports that the current PM is refusing to resign and the Thai army is refusing to confront the protesters. It talks of a “silent coup” and notes that the military was none too fond of the PM’s predecessor, the same man the protesters say he’s emulating.

Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a political-science professor at Chulalongkorn University, suggested that new elections could provide a “clean slate.”

However, “if Mr. Samak is forced out while the PAD is still illegally occupying the Government House compound, that would show that Thailand’s democracy is nothing, that it’s mob rule,” Mr. Thitinan said.

That giant sucking sound you hear is capital fleeing the country if this keeps up.


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