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Zeitgeist, you are no Thomas Jefferson.....
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Was just watching the news here whilst having my breakfast aparantly the king has ultimate power and although the coup was not his idea he can tell the army to return to barracks and they must allow the government to take power again, or he can install a new PM or hold elections.
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Too bad it has not happened to the USA.
Shane, that is out of line. I think you are a better person then to come out with something like that.............

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Shane, that is out of line. I think you are a better person then to come out with something like that.............
Don't overestimate his value as a human being.

Afterall this is someone who "admires" FTL.....
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I am hearing that the army is staging a coup to overthrow the government, while officials are in NYC for the UN meetings. I see tanks and military shutting down the streets surrounding the key buildings in Bangkok such as the PM offices and the Palace. Apparently the opposition party and the army have announced the takeover is underway.

Corkscrew: Hope you're still in FL and not in Bangkok. What have you heard?
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Attention American Citizens:

A group calling itself the Committee for Democratic Reform under the Monarchy as Head of State has apparently seized control of the government institutions in Bangkok and declared martial law.

We have seen various reports that the military has deployed troops around key government facilities and other strategic locations around Bangkok.

There are no indications of any violence at this point.

We advise all American Citizens to continue to monitor the situation closely, avoid any large gatherings and exercise discretion when moving about the city.


At this point, we are not advising Americans to leave Thailand; however, Americans planning to travel to Thailand may wish to carefully consider their options before traveling until the situation becomes clearer.


The Embassy will continue to follow developments closely. If there is any important information regarding the security of US citizens the Embassy will post it on the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and Department of State websites.

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The U.S. Embassy Consular Section is located at 95 Wireless Road,
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Note: The ACS unit will be CLOSED on Friday, September 29 and Monday, October 9.

Tel: +66-2-205-4049 Fax: +66-2-205-4103
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Maybe some nice pictures of Thai bananas for the Republic there?

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What's Tom Green got to do with any of this?

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