Abhisit shows his true colors : “decisive actions if…”

PM warns of ‘decisive actions’ against riot

He said in a national address that the government would “take decisive actions” in case of riot or fighting.

“If the protest affects the political system and the country’s revered institutions, this government will not tolerate it and will take decisive actions allowed by law,” he said.

Abhisit was referring to a massive rally by the anti-government red-shirt protesters in Bangkok on Wednesday. (Nation)

“Affect political system” ? And “affect the monarchy” ? What does it mean ? That the Red Shirts are against the monarchy ? Against the King ? In a too perfect symmetry of colors (the Yellows, the PAD, would be the supporters of the monarchy of course…) ?

And what about “decisive actions” ? Who is trying obviously to increase the tension with such threats ? Abhisit, our dashing and alleged Prime Minister.

Abhisit was supposed to be the alter ego of Obama (change, yes we can ! ), the friends of all living animals, plants and children on earth (and even elsewhere). A passionate lover of freedom and democracy. The Prime Minister of a “democratically elected government”… Blablabla. 😉

And now, he’s going on national TV for a special speech to threaten -nothing less- thai citizen who just want to protest… against his government.

As you see, the more it changes, the less it changes.

Abhisit shows his true colors. Less than 4 months after the grotesque parliamentary coup and the Frankenstein coalition that pushed him in front.

Abhisit is losing his nerves.

Because he knows that he is in a difficult position… that he’ll need more than hypocrite smiles, lies and nice haircut to get out of it… And it’s only the beginning.

The economic crisis is going to be his Nemesis…

9 Responses to “Abhisit shows his true colors : “decisive actions if…””


  1. 1 prokester 7 April 2009 at 2:46 am

    I guess the interior headcase would like to pop a few proles tomorrow, but it will the end of this lot if they do. Better to do a somchai and ignore …

  2. 2 sammy 7 April 2009 at 3:05 am

    By and large the yellow shirts are all about protecting the monarchy. I think a lot of their followers became disillusioned after the whole airport thing and realized some of their leaders were using them.

    By and large the red shirts are all about taking down the monarchy. I think a lot of their followers are becoming disillusioned and realizing they are also being used.

    Two camps of disillusioned shirts; it could go either way – violence or reconciliation. It depends on what the leaders incite; what way the mood strikes on any given day.

    Anyone who has spent any time in China around the education system there knows the Chinese government wants nothing more than to see the monarchy here replaced, as the king has always stood against communism and has pointedly stated that China is an ambitious power with asperations on others’ territories. Look at the clash in Nakhon yesterday; the red leader is an ex communist party of Thailand official. The color red is no coincidence. In Chinese culture it means war (yellow or gold stands for wealth accumulation through diligence).

    I want to say the red shirt leaders are like Thaksin: Chinese communists (capitalists) masquerading as Thai using the poor Issan people to do the heavy lifting for them. But the yellow shirts are also organized by Chinese masquerading as Thai, also with a few ex communists thrown in for good measure.

    So maybe the symmetry of colors is or is not perfect. What do we really know and observe about the colors?

    >Reds are for Thaksin and yellows are against.
    >Thaksin is for Thaksin
    >Government is for the monarchy.
    >In public, Reds are dark skinned, yellows are not
    >In public, Reds are mostly male, yellows are mostly female
    >Red leaders always dine at Chinese banquets
    >Yellow leaders always dine at Chinese banquets
    >Both colors can be violent, especially reds
    >Both colors have their own TV stations
    >Reds have help from State and local officials, police >can do nothing against them
    >Yellows have help from State and local officials, police can do nothing against them
    >Government has not or cannot take logical action against Thaksin: cancel passport, arrest his family members, pass a law people who die abroad while fugitives cannot be buried in their hometowns, etc., etc.

    Putting all these pieces together what can we deduce? For me, I conclude there are two camps of Chinese fighting for the future of their investments in their Thai colony and future leadership of the colony. One camp [ Yellow / dilligence ] wants to use the monarchy to keep the real Thai (the laborers) in social order and the other camp [ REd / War ] wants to follow the Singapore model of one party state to keep the Thai laborers in social order.

    That’s what I make out of all this. It is a Chinese drama between two camps being fought on colonial soil, using Thais as the extras. The confusing part for everybody is that the thais think they are directing the show.

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    Red and yellow shirts nearly clash in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    About 1,000 yellow shirts who are supporters of Privy Councilor President Gen Prem Tinsulanond surround 25 red shirts who criticized Prem of intervening in politics in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Muang district at about 6.30pm.The red shirts set up a stage in the province and leaders took the stage to criticize Prem one by one. When the yellow shirts who were gathering before leaving for giving moral support for Prem in Bangkok learnt about the red shirts, they moved their group to surround the red shirts.

    Both sides yelled at each other through megaphones. Police had to be deployed in the middle of both shirts to prevent them from fighting.

    Finally, the red shirts dispersed with their leader, Surachai Darnwattananusorn, escaped to a nearby lawyer office. He reportedly had a pistol but police managed to snatch it from him.

    As of 9.20pm, Surachai, a former Communist Party of Thailand member, still hid inside the building.

  3. 3 Tarrin 7 April 2009 at 4:09 am

    Actually I want to see how Abhisit will do on the 8th, because I firmly believed that under that pretentious smile there is this urge that want to hammered down the red to the ground.

  4. 4 Nigel 7 April 2009 at 4:46 am

    Abhisit is a clown. He’s only appeal is that he doesn’t look like saddlebag and can speak English well due to being born and educated in England. Sadly his actions are woeful, and lacking what Thailand really needs.

    Actions of this Thai government are making the monarchy look bad. They would be best to leave it strictly out of politics by saying nothing.

    > “If the protest affects the political system and the country’s revered institutions, this government will not tolerate it and will take decisive actions allowed by law,”

    Since there are only two revered institution’s. Is he implying that the Red’s also against buddhism?

    Sammy> By and large the red shirts are all about taking down the monarchy.

    A small minority which would keep these views to themselves. Most are ardent monarchists.

    Sammy> The color red is no coincidence. In Chinese culture it means war

    Sammy is this true? Sadly from wikipedia – Color in Chinese culture refers to the various colors that are considered auspicious (吉利) or inauspicious (不利).

  5. 5 Bedwyr 7 April 2009 at 5:41 am

    Sammy makes the same point I have been hinting at for nearly a year, but his point is usefully based on experience in China while mine is based on information from others.

    The point is that China is steering the impending changes in Thailand – strategically they are not going to tolerate a USA ally in their back yard, and they are assisted in that by the fact that Thais have systematically alienated themselves in Asi – they have no friends. Laos people loathe Thais, Cambodians loathe Thais, Vietnamese loathe Thais, Malaysians loathe Thais. Even the Burmese loathe Thais. In fact, everyone you can think of except some tourists seem to think that Thais are pieces of shit, which is really unfortunate because many Thais are good people.

    I know it won’t happen but this is the acid test: suppose the Chinese marched in here tomorrow. Who would cry? Nobody. They would simply buy their rice from India, go somewhere else for holidays and get their tourist sex somewhere else. Nobody would lift a finger because for all their perceived superiority, nobody actually gives a shit about Thais or Thailand.

    Is this just a rant? Not really, though a rant it certainly is. But it is an explanation for what is going to happen. The Thai monarchy is all but finished and when it finishes the Thai psyche will collapse. They won’t know who they are and will be ripe for re-invention, which is why I believe the next 20 years are going to be Thaksins.

    The elite know it and right now they are filling their pants.
    Yes Thaksin is a piece of shit but he was an elected piece of shit – a 3 times elected piece of shit in fact, which is unprecedented in Thailand. All he has to do is watch Abhisit fuck up the economy because for all his education he is just a stooge for the elites, fuck up the country because for all his education he is just a stooge for the elites, then wait for the King to die. Provided he can get money, all he has to do is wait. As the Chinese are fond of saying, “if you sit by the river long enough, you will see the body of your enemy float by”.

    These are historic times, I feel almost privileged to be watching it – albeit from afar.

    Bedwyr

  6. 6 Actu-Film.com 7 April 2009 at 6:59 am

    “It is a Chinese drama between two camps being fought on colonial soil, using Thais as the extras. ”

    Sammy you made my day with those well chosen words!

    You too bedwyr:

    “Yes Thaksin is a piece of shit but he was an elected piece of shit – a 3 times elected piece of shit in fact, which is unprecedented in Thailand.”

    You two sum up quite well what it’s all about.
    🙂

  7. 7 Fish 7 April 2009 at 7:40 am

    I agree great writing from sammy and Bedwyr now we just sit back and watch it unfold.

  8. 8 Tarrin 7 April 2009 at 11:51 am

    Sammy- really? red has more tendency to me more violent?? I dont know but the shooting just days before the air port close down and suriyasai speech couple of days ago about setting up a reactionary mob to fight the red made me firmly believe that yellow has tendency to be more violent.

    Btw, this struggle of classes is not new, you can look at it like chinese, but it certainly happened to the russian and french so looking into the past, thai’s monarchy’s future is grim indeed.

  9. 9 sammy 7 April 2009 at 12:52 pm

    To Tarrin

    Class struggle? Those were Thaksin’s words but who was more rich than him? Do you think he hangs out in Issan on his days off eating som tam? Look at the photo of him in the red shirts rally today; they put a cowboy hat on him and darkened his skin to try to look rural. Thaksin was a billioinaire who supposedly represents the poor and Sandi is penniless but supposedly represents the elite? It doesnt add up toa class struggle.

    More like class manipulation. I stick to my analysis the Thais are being used by the two Chinese camps: one that knows the sufficiency theory and loyalty keeps the Thai slaves in line and happy with their lot working for their chinese masters. The other camp, Thaksin, wanting to take it all for himself through a phony one party democracy.


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