Coup fears are rife and some believe it is just a matter of time before the tanks are again on Bangkok streets.
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25, October 2008
It is Thailand's political way of life
Investors, scholars, and ordinary citizens in Bangkok should not be surprised. The military coup is the political way of life in Thailand, when the institution of the armed forces is independent and not under the command of the elected government.
The Thai institution of the armed forces, whether Thailand has a civilian or a military government does not change the character of Thailand regime, which is a militarist regime. Militarist regime, whether it is Nazi or fascist behave alike. Internally, it is a dictatorship and internationally, it is imperialist arrogant and belligerent.
In the 21st Century, the militarist regime is obsolete. It does not know how to solve complex national problems, but using rifles, tanks, airplanes and ships.