April 12, 2009
Finally, tanks are rolling out of Bangkok streets. Some people have spotted the tanks at Pratunam. Others have seen the tanks heading toward the residence of Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, the president of the Privy Council.
We are about to see the Abhisit government taking harsh measures against the Red Shirt anti-government protesters.
I doubt it is a coup, just the democratically minded and Mr. Reconciliation Abhisit enforcing his State of Emergency to crush "the enemies of the state."
So, basically the State of Emergency has the military and legal force of a coup, but with the pretence of a legal government. The Democrats were chosen by the military anyways, so it is all semantics.
Interesting how the military responds when the Democrats are in power, but ignored the previous government and told the PM to quit.
And people wonder why the Reds are angry. No flowers for the tanks this time.
By the way, please don't link to this blog until it is confirmed that tanks are actually in the street. It might not be true.
Thanong is the source. Not very credible. I will be working on other confirmations.
Red Shirts seize police armoured carriers at Siam Paragon.
Manager reporting tanks in the street and has photos