Thaksin, burned by rage, threatens to “name names”

I wrote “More than ever, Thaksin wants his revenge” (after UK revoked his visa)… I forgot one very important point : rage.

Burning rage. Burning hatred.

Thaksin threatens to name ‘names’ in future phone calls to supporters

Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he has been pushed into the corner.

Speaking to Reuter, he was quoted as saying that he would start talking longer and naming “names”.

Thaksin told Reuters, “I will phone in and talk to the people who love and have faith in me. I will make a longer speech and start naming names because they have pushed me into a corner,” he said. (Nation)

Go for it Thaksin ! Give us names and facts and account numbers and amounts !

Come one, you have nothing to loose now : expose the global corruption. You were part of it ? Sure everybody know it. At that point, you don’t care anymore, you’re banned, convicted, humiliated. You’re falling… so make them fall with you.

Let the massacre and the show begin ! 😉

17 Responses to “Thaksin, burned by rage, threatens to “name names””

  1. 1 chinesethai 10 November 2008 at 9:29 am

    This square-faced guy will not stop. Thaksin really believes that money is king so he could still be manipulating his puppet leaders and underlings to work for him. He wants to win back Baht 73 billion. He thought by having huge financial means, it must be a sure bet for his asylum in Britain, the Philippines and now China.

    The longer he fights on, the quicker he is headed for disaster. The host countries he uses as a staging ground for his struggle will find it hard to tolerate.

  2. 2 MSB 10 November 2008 at 9:39 am

    He should call their bluff. Get on a plane and arrive unanounced in Bangkok airport. Or better yet at Chiang Mai. See if any police on duty actually dare to arrest him.

    Even if he does get taken to jail will they keep him? He knows the name of the prison guards and his supporters know where they live. Would they stop him from simply walking out?

    And if he gets the bullet then it proves he was right all along and Thailand is too dangerous for him!

  3. 3 Patiwat 10 November 2008 at 10:08 am

    It’d be nice to see an actual revolt.

  4. 4 FDL 10 November 2008 at 11:02 am

    Thaksin to name NAMES?

    Go ahead Thaksin and make our day. Of course his enemies are trying to put him a corner. In the same manner that Thaksin continues to terrorize Thailand with his stupid “I-am-Thai-Democracy-Defender”, and “Truth-Today”, and “I-am-the-Thai-Poor-Champion”.

    Thai bloggers want Thaksin to sing and sing loudly indeed. What does he know that he thinks he blackmail Thailand to its knees?

    Sing Thaksin sing. You had always been out of tume, but this time the Thais would really want to hear your songs.

  5. 5 ThaiCrisis 10 November 2008 at 11:48 am

    FDL, I wouldn’t be so confident… Thaksin was at the very center of the thai state apparatus… from 2001 to 2006… a very long time (by thai standards).

    Five years, that’s long and enough to collect mountains of informations, to explore and map every dirty and dark corners of the state, to corrupt many people, armies of people, even those who are not on your side… That’s the key point.

    There are many rumors about this. Some of them really “shocking”.

    So again, watch out for what you wish for. 😉

    To believe that Thaksin does not know any closets with some really terrifying corpses inside is I think a big mistake.

  6. 6 fall 10 November 2008 at 12:03 pm

    And he said that same thing about “invisible hand(s)” since he was a PM.
    Have some balls and actually follow up with your threat for once…

  7. 7 ThaiCrisis 10 November 2008 at 12:45 pm

    the “invisible hand” (or the sister “the third party”) is a very common allegory… used by many and not only Thaksin.

    Within the thai mindset and customs… you know what it can mean.

    The “invisible hand” is the one (but actually, they are many) you can not name (for various reasons). That’s all.

    Plus, and again with the thai mindset, it’s normal to have a gradation : first the “invisible hand”, then “i’m going to name names”.

    Even outside Thailand, it’s a classic at the poker : you wouldn’t want to disclose all your best cards, at the same moment, right ?

    Your point is : you don’t believe he will use his weapons.

    My point is : I don’t really know, however I’m sure of 2 things :
    -he’s getting more and more cornered (wounded bull principle)
    -he has compromising information about many people.

  8. 8 Janis 10 November 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I cannot believe that Thaksin can be so stupid as to not see where this is taking him – unable to walk anywhere without a horde of bodyguards and forever waiting for the fatal blow to strike….

    Hate can do terrible things to a man.

  9. 9 ThaiCrisis 10 November 2008 at 5:00 pm

    … Thailand is not really Bulgaria, during the good old days of the Cold War when they were sending around the world their agents with the famous “lethal bulgarian umbrella”.

  10. 10 Bedwyr 11 November 2008 at 3:41 am

    If he were ever to name the ‘invisible hand’ then there really would be problems. Because he surely knows whose arm is attached to the ‘invisible hand’.

    Same as everyone with more than 2 brain cells to jostle around.

    But saying it would put his supporters in direct choice mode. They could no longer pretend not to know.


  11. 11 chinesethai 11 November 2008 at 3:49 am


    I think Thaksin is turning his asylum setback into another opportunity.

    Do you still remember General Panlop Pinmanee? This guy abruptly changed tune to many people’s surprise once he came back from Beijing. In contrast to his stand just a couple of months ago, he said yesterday that Thaksin is very loyal to HMK and that PAD should dissolve and go home.

    Kattiya Sawasdipon or “Sae-Daeng” is another one who was very vocal about Thaksin’s alleged corruption 3 years ago. Just a couple of months ago he also abruptly became the key man who plans recent bomb attacks against PAD protesters.

    The police have found new tactic by infiltrating volunteer security guards into PAD and having them work for PAD for maybe a month or two. Recently the police have held more usually frequent press conferences almost on a daily basis. They’d bring a few men and have these people admitted of being PAD security guards and possessing illegal firearms.

    The list goes on…

    But I just want to point out that more skillful, high profile people see joining PAD as the opportunity to display their potential and negotiate their salaries with Thaksin. At the same time, Thaksin can effectively can use violence to scare and slowly disperse PAD.

  12. 12 Ozman_Bkk 11 November 2008 at 6:52 am

    While Thaksin waffles on about naming names those people most in fear of what he might say will be loading their guns. He may well know some big dark secrets, but the object of those big dark secrets may be forced into their own corner. He should be very careful they don’t come out fighting. It is a dangerous game he is playing. I think he should shut up and just disappear. He doesn’t have enough eyes to watch everyone who may have a bone to pick with him.

  13. 13 fall 11 November 2008 at 7:38 am

    In politic, everybody have dirt on everybody.
    A bid for pardon is understandable, but a repeated mantra of “I know what you did last summer” is old, real old.
    If he is so righteous and self-assure. Let the truth come out. Civil war or not, stop playing political poker…

  14. 14 Rockderk the Great 11 November 2008 at 7:46 am

    Hooray! I was going to have T-shirts made saying (in Thai) Thaksin and Imelda Shinawatra Get Out of UK! But now I think I’ll get: “Long live Queen Elizabeth!”

  15. 15 Fonzi 11 November 2008 at 7:56 am

    I coined this Thaksin’s nuclear option.

    I think it is a good option. What does Thaksin have to lose?

    And Thai society will benefit because we get to see all the real criminals exposed for the hypocrites that they are.

    The Nation and Bangkok Post must be trembling in their boots. They have been covering up for police, military, corporate, bureaucratic and judicial corruption for years. With Thaksin, all that “other corruption” might see the light of day for once.

    The real loser of Thaksin’s nuclear option won’t be Thaksin or those exposed, but the Thai media for doing nothing and all those crooked sanctimonious elites who bleat on about the ignorant poor, when it has really been them stealing from the state for decades.

  16. 16 FDL 13 November 2008 at 12:16 pm

    My one hundred baht is that the so-called Thaksin nuclear option will turn out to be a one big dud, or, just one big Thaksin fart. Any takers?

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