The Thai Junta Embraces Communists


From Thairath, April 16, 2015
Title: In the past… killing the Communists is not bad. At present… loving the Communist is not bad.
On a student’s shirt: Student 2519 [refers to the massacre of left-leaning students in 1976 by the military]
On a paper held by Chinese man: China’s interests
On a paper held by Russian man: Russia’s interests
Phi Nooring: Balancing world politics
A mouse: [Self] Interest comes first.

[Refers to the junta government’s attempt to balance power with the U.S. by increasing ties with China and Russia. The joke is that in the past the military harshly cracked down on communists, but now is growing closer to communist China and former communist (and presently authoritarian) Russia.]

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