2 sides of the same coin : more jetfighters and budget deficit

Cruel resonance

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Bt23 billion budget spreaded over five years for the Air Force to buy six Grippen fighter aircraft from Sweden and upgrade six F-16 fighter jets. (Nation)

And the very same day :

The cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft 2011 expenditure budget, amounting to 2.05 trillion baht, as proposed by the Budget Bureau and Finance Ministry, Korn Chatikavanij said.

The finance minister said since the expected revenue is 1.65 trillion baht, the budget would carry a deficit of about 400 billion baht. (Bangkok Post)

23 billions more for the clowns in uniforms. And a deficit of 400 billions for the country. Well done guys.

It’s not the first time. Since his “elections (ah ah ah) Abhist has been very generous with his masters (read here and there)…

Jetfighters, submarine… you name it. It’s not a buying spree anymore. It’s Santa Claus on Speed.

The alleged Prime Minister lovesย  to spend money Thailand doesn’t have in order to please the army.

Afterall, so many houses to refurbish. So many new Mercedes to buy ! Life is so short, right ? And times are hard.

I can only repeat the “chute” of my last piece :

The army is not the solution.

In Thailand, the army is obviously part of the problem.

And I should add : Abhisit is also part of the problem.

Amid a full global crisis… this man, this so called “democrat” is willing to increase the budget deficit in order to buy ridiculous, useless and overpriced toys for the army.

Childish ? Corrupted ? Cynical ? Or just plain dumb ?

Abhisit ? Change, Yes We Can(‘t) ! More than ever.

7 Responses to “2 sides of the same coin : more jetfighters and budget deficit”

  1. 1 bodhisattva 27 January 2010 at 6:53 am

    The showdown has started.

    Nobody is thinking about economics here in Thailand.

    The showdown has started and a Coup is in motiona….and the winner is?

    I think, our old friend, Thaskin is coming back with and he is pissed.

    Good bye Abshit and welcome back Khun Thaskin.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 27 January 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I don’ buy this “coup hysteria”.

    -1 because the media seem very happy to contribute to this hysteria (it’s like a “campaign”, planified. Why ? Why now ? Who profits ?)

    -2 motives ? why the army would like to launch a coup ! ?? they have the perfect puppet with Abhisit. It makes no sense. And furthermore, the price to pay would be too high (after the disaster of the coup in september 2006. Of course, the thai state apparatus starts to care less and less about foreign relations, but still…)

    -3 motives but no means. Sure the ex PM Thaksin is burning to come back, backed by the military. But i’m not sure he has enough friends…. The thai army is controled by the elite, the very same elite that launched the coup AGAINST Thaksin in 2006… So ?

    -4 this coup frenzy…. serves very well… our dear Abhisit. By creating a false threat, his leadership (ah ah ah ah), his legimaticy, at least the image of it, are increasing.

    The only… little… chance for a coup would be something going… very wrong… Like the royal succession. That would be an alibi strong enough. “The King is dead. The country is in serious danger. Therefore we to have to assume, temporarily, the power“.
    The thai people could “accept” such a move, because of the dramatic circumstances.

  3. 3 Pricilla 27 January 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Sadly it does seem that third world back waters always get saddled with the same style of military…gangsters armed to the teeth at the expense of the population to only intimidate & inflict death upon said population. They cynically wrap themselves in the flag claiming a higher calling to defend the realm but are nothing but parasites who contribute nothing to society whist striving only for obscene personal wealth. They are an abomination and an affront to decency.

    Morally superior western countries like the US have moved beyond that of course, the have the Military Industrial Complex – parasites who contribute nothing to society whist striving only for obscene personal wealth. They are an abomination and an affront to decency.

    As to rumors of an impending coup in Thailand…oh really?

  4. 4 RockderkmeBaby 28 January 2010 at 8:36 am

    It’s a good thing there’s a National Counter Corruption Commission, otherwise some of those funds just might go into the pockets of certain influential people (he said with tongue firmly lodged in cheek)

  5. 5 antipadshist 1 February 2010 at 10:55 pm

    fresh news (sod-sod ๐Ÿ™‚ ) from Thai TV and even already on Nation :

    some people has thrown plastic bag(s) with REAL shit in front of Abhisit’s house ! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Excrement bags landed in Abhisit’s house

    looks like Ab-hee-sh1t is truly “loved” by people, huh ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. 6 ThaiCrisis 1 February 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Yes… but Bangkok Post prefers to write : “Objects thrown at PM’s home”
    Where are the toilets ?

  7. 7 antipadshist 3 February 2010 at 7:35 am

    Nation (front page article “Security stepped up at PM’s home“) puts it even more eloquently:

    projectiles of human excrement” ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.

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