Red-shirts core leader Veera Musikhapong announced an end to the current anti-government protest in Bangkok on Tuesday morning as hundreds of soldiers surrounded the Government House camp where the remaining demonstrators had gathered.
The decision came a day after skirmishes in Bangkok, which left two dead and 113 injured.
"All of my brothers and sisters, please give up and board these buses provided by police," Mr Veera said to the crowd. "Police will take good care of you."
Mr Veera said the leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) agreed to end the rally because they were worried about the safety of the protesters.
That was short and bizarre.
The downside, I guess, is that for the next year or so the idiots at The Nation will have enough material to attack Thaksin until they go bankrupt. Thanong is already pulling conspiracy theories out of his arse. Sia Yoon will follow with his lame baseless theories, along with Sopon's lies, and Tulsie will talk to his imaginary friends.
Even though I think Abhisit is a tricky little weasel with even less integrity than Thaksin because of the dishonest way he came to power, I have to give him credit for the biggest comeback in the history of modern politics.
He was humiliated to the core a couple days ago in Pattaya, then his capital was in disarray the next day, but he took a chance with the crackdown, which could have killed his career, and looks to have gotten things under control quickly and with minimal loss of life.