Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Nation (BKK): Sonthi outsmarted Thaksin at the eleventh hour

Fascinating behind-the-scenes editorial about the Thai coup, indicating that the General had to move fast because Thaksin was about to assume stronger control over his opposition through a bloody confrontation leading to martial law: "Had Council for Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy (CDRM) leader General Sonthi Boonyaratglin not moved as fast as he did to stage a coup on Tuesday, Thaksin Shinawatra would have launched his own coup a day later. Don't be fooled by Thaksin's claim that he stands for democracy."


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