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HowlingWind
19th Sep 2006, 17:07
Wow.

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid rumours of a state coup.
"I declare Bangkok under a severe state of emergency," he said on television. He is currently at the UN in New York.

The measure came after tanks took up position around the Thai government headquarters in Bangkok, where they blocked traffic.

An army-owned TV station is showing images of the royal family and songs linked in the past with military coups.

Full story on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5361008.stm)

Rollingthunder
19th Sep 2006, 17:30
Why does this bother me and why does this sound ludicrous? Every army needs a TV station. Does the airforce have one as well?

colmac747
19th Sep 2006, 18:10
I think this is the 4th attempt at a coup if my history is correct (probably not:\ )

BellEndBob
19th Sep 2006, 18:54
Get your Internet orders in quick chaps, before all the totty is conscripted. :E

Rainboe
19th Sep 2006, 19:03
Let us spare a minute's silence for the poor airline crews, wondering around lost whilst tanks prevent them entering their Bangkok usual haunts, totally devoid all of all barely dressed wimmin, 2 street dinners off, even internet connections not working. They may even be reduced to.........I can barely say it........CNN. Life is hell.

HowlingWind
19th Sep 2006, 21:49
Get your Internet orders in quick chaps, before all the totty is conscripted.Does this mean all the Asian escorts in London can now seek amnesty as "political refugees?" :E :ok:

If you can excuse a moment of seriousness on JB, the PM is naturally insisting he's still in charge. He has cancelled his speech to the UN and will head back home.

If it is indeed a coup, at least so far it seems to be bloodless one.

Rainboe, something tells me those chaps will be just fine. :}

reynoldsno1
19th Sep 2006, 22:32
Why does this bother me and why does this sound ludicrous? Every army needs a TV station. Does the airforce have one as well?

No, the TV station is run by the military, and offers equal opportunities to all the armed forces.

The military also runs its own banks.

If you spend enough time in Thailand, and with Thais, this is all perfectly normal .....

Fliegenmong
19th Sep 2006, 23:34
When yer all finished with throwing out Thaksin (?) - Can you all come down here to Aust. and throw the clowns out of Canberrra :D

...PLLEEEEAASSEE!! :\

ZFT
20th Sep 2006, 00:19
Let us spare a minute's silence for the poor airline crews, wondering around lost whilst tanks prevent them entering their Bangkok usual haunts, totally devoid all of all barely dressed wimmin, £2 street dinners off, even internet connections not working. They may even be reduced to.........I can barely say it........CNN. Life is hell.

Fortunately the military have switched CNN off - unfortunatley BBC as well - in fact now nothing on any channel at all other than their statement. All sat channels down. Interesting times.(Internet & mobiles still up though)

MACH.8
20th Sep 2006, 16:30
Its all calm.
Supposed to be a 8pm curfew but the freeway is busy as usual and all seems normal.

frostbite
20th Sep 2006, 18:14
The ousted PM has just arrived in UK.

How come we always end up with political refugees?

At least this one's got enough dosh to support himself.

Solid Rust Twotter
20th Sep 2006, 20:27
You shouldn't complain. We have Aristide and his entire retinue sponging off us....:*