Wall Street Journal: Red Shirts a Wild Card in Thailand’s Political Drama

Red Shirts a Wild Card in Thailand’s Political Drama – WSJ, January 30, 2014
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Even in Roi Et, which is largely peaceful, the sense of foreboding is growing. During a recent visit, Mr. Prapai quickly scribbled out a poem circulated in Red Shirt circles:
The country will catch fire,
Thais will kill each other.
Spread of blood and tears,
Chao Phraya and Mekong rivers turn red

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2 Responses to Wall Street Journal: Red Shirts a Wild Card in Thailand’s Political Drama

  1. %%% says:

    Northern Thaksinland anyone? Or perhaps just Thaksinland, in recognition of his diminishing popularity in less over-populated and financially-gullible areas? The only slight disadvantage with that (from a Dubai perspective) is that the prospects for economic plunder would be somewhat curtailed. It would almost certainly also dash his pretentious hopes to be the next Lee Kwan Yew. (Although quite why he wants to emulate a small town mayor, begs quite a few questions about both his personal insecurities and his supposed megalomania.)

  2. Wiz says:

    UDD men asking for “The country will catch fire, Thais will kill each other. Spread of blood and tears, Chao Phraya and Mekong rivers turn red…” … and they will get this kind of wishes as they have asked for as the reprisal since even Northerners and Isan folks would never let the secession to happen – those who ask for secession will pay for madness by the reprisals from those who want unity.

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