“As army chief, if I launch a coup the problems would be solved once and for all”

That’s the quote of the day ! 😉

We will send him (Somchai) a letter to inform that he must dissolve the house and call new elections,” Anupong told a news conference after an urgent meeting of military and business leaders to address the crisis.

“This is not a coup,” the army chief said, dressed in his uniform. “The government still has full authority. These points are the way to solve the problem which has plunged the country into a deep crisis.”

“As army chief, if I launch a coup the problems would be solved once and for all. But there would be a lot of consequences including the international reaction,” he added. (AFP)

Really ? His words went too far ? Or is he just a matador ?

But in a way, it’s scary, because it shows that Anupong is thinking only… one way.

Because, if we have a coup, you can be sure that the problems would absolutly not be solved... The current government supporters would… protest. The situation would just be reversed.

Unless, Anupong is thinking about a hard coup… a real one… a violent one… not the nanny coup we had in 2006.

Anupong knows that he’s trapped. He has only 2 alternatives : paralysis or violence. His calls for new elections are laughable. And I’m not sure a hard coup would be viable.

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