18 April 2010

Thailand's very special forces

Last post I called the power struggle in Thailand over. The Red shirts have won, its now just a matter of time.

However, the current government seems determined to go down swinging, covering itself in humiliation along the way.

Far be it from me to tell the Thai government how to put down a popular uprising, but here are a few tips:

1. If you send in commandos to capture the leaders of the Red Shirts, better make sure your guys are up to the job.

2. If you’re going to hold a live press conference telling the world about the raid, its probably better if you’re sure your guys aren't being detained by the people they were sent to capture as you go to air;

3. If the major general and colonel leading your elite special forces get captured by the unarmed protesters, you’re probably doing it wrong; and

4. Its not really a good sign when the other side holds your commandos in such contempt that they release said major general and colonel without even a few face saving demands in exchange.
Last post I said that the Yellow shirts had lost but now its getting embarrassing.

If there were a club of dictators and unelected leaders, it would be currently drawing up papers to expel the Thai government for bringing the whole group into disrepute.


  1. Well, army moved in and dispersed the rebels today.

  2. Yes...I think I may have miscalculated. Time for a new post