Thailand: Abhisit’s Soldiers Protecting the Country from Democracy!

Only tyrants stay in power by sending tanks on to the streets.  So why won’t Abhisit call an immediate election?  Answer: he knows he would lose.

Soldiers stand under a sign saying “We Won’t Use Violence.”  The guns are obviously for eating noodles.

Abhisit says these people are terrorists!

Keeping the streets safe from democracy.

Giles Ji Ungpakorn is a Thai socialist, currently in exile in the U.K.  His latest book Thailand’s Crisis and the Fight for Democracy will be published in April 2010.  See, also, “Thailand: Seeing through the Mist of Tear Gas” (MRZine, 16 April 2010).

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