President Obama and Secretary of State, John Kerry have blasted the military coup in Thailand as oppressive and unlawful. It did not take more than 10 minutes to make this announcement and announce all military aid for Thailand would be stopped. So far Congress has been rather mute, which is a surprise, as promoting this supposed crisis would take enough news time to stop the focus on killing America veterans with rationed healthcare.
Thailand’s military chief announced Thursday in a national address that the armed forces had taken control of the country after rival factions were unable to reach an agreement to govern.
My mind races to think about what if the US military had taken over our government in 2009 when rival factions began the race to eliminate all agreements to govern.
Would we have the nearly $18,000,000,000,000.00 in debt?
Would American be totally divided and hate each other?
Would the Supreme Court decide every issue based on politics rather than the Constitution?
Would we have Presidential Executive Orders that not only violate the Constitution, they also violate specific laws?
Would we have an Attorney General that openly defied Congress, was censured, and only prosecutes the law he decides need to be followed?
Would we have Obamacare this is an abominable failure?
Would we have a Senate that has not functioned and ignored the laws?
Would the four Americans killed in Benghazi still be alive?
Would the members of Congress and key government bureaucrats that openly ignore the law be in prison instead of in power?
Would we have thousands of people building the Keystone pipeline instead of drawing unemployment?
Would it have taken six years to discover the death panels that have killed so many veterans?
If anyone would like to add more to this abbreviated list, please send me your inputs. To be fair and balanced Obama did kill Osama with his bare hands.
Take a look at more facts about Thailand. On Tuesday May 20, 2014, the military declared martial law without consulting the country’s interim prime minister, who was serving in a caretaker status after former Prime Minister, also a caretaker — was ousted by Thailand’s Constitutional Court.
Martial law, which among other things includes restrictions on where protesters can gather, what TV and radio broadcasters can air and social media posts, according to the Bangkok Post. I would prefer to have our military control protest and decide what can be broadcast rather that Obama, Holder, Reid and Pelosi.
Thailand’s politics have been in turmoil for years, driven in large part by a schism between populists, many of them rural and poor, and a largely urban middle class and elite in Bangkok partial to the nation’s royal establishment.
This seems to be exactly what has happened in America except our Royal Class have elevated themselves without approval of the people.
Why should anyone except the Thai people worry about this?
In the business world Thailand is “Known as the ‘Detroit of the East.” Thailand has risen to become a vital manufacturing and assembly hub of hard-disk drives and automobiles for Japanese and Western companies.
The unrest and protests have already hurt Thailand’s economy and run the risk of making the country less attractive to investors and governments looking to strike up deals, analysts said. This sounds like a great description of what is happening in the USA.
A reputation for perpetual political unrest definitely hurts any countries competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign investment in the future. We seem to equal Thailand’s worries as our political unrest has increased for the last six years
I read a report that a stable Thailand is strategically important to the United States, both because of its status as a U.S. treaty ally and as an anchor for mainland Southeast Asia. The report stated that U.S. policymakers are faced with how to deal with an unraveling democracy. I wish they would be concerned with our own unraveling democracy.
Take a look at another recent coup our government agrees with. In February, Ukraine’s President claimed a coup had forced him from office, while lawmakers said they were following the will of the people when parliament voted to oust him and hold new elections. Our Congress is so divided, they can’t agree on what day it is much less stopping the rape of our Constitution.
In Thailand economic problems persist. Poor people remain poor. Poverty can’t be eradicated. Economic crises may be something that cannot be easily eradicated. Sounds like the USA to me.
There is always a relationship between the economy and political health. World Bank, has noted that “Thailand’s economic growth has been slowing down because of weak private consumption and investment demand, following political uncertainty”. They must ignore the same situations in the US and other countries. Why was The US credit rating lowered?
Corruption is common in many parts of the world, including Thailand. It has evolved into many different forms, some are not recognized by existing systems. We have recognized laws that are just ignored. We just ignore corruption unless you are a conservative.
Another Thailand issue is related to corruption and it is called cronyism or favoring one’s friends. Cronyism is common in Asia, as it is rooted in their cultural values. Who else would you help more, they may argue, if not your friends, relatives, and families? Is there one American alive that believes we have no cronyism culture in America? We have refined the process to make it legal.
I read that unemployment among Thai youths who have dreams, ambitions, and energy fosters unrest. There are not enough job opportunities for them to live normal lives. We have captured the art of pacifying unrest by using welfare, unemployment pay and creating hatred of successful Americans as a way to control our youth.
For anyone who has not traveled to Thailand and other South East Asian countries, they are all sick of political destruction of their lifestyles. Social programs do not exist in most of these countries which means if you are hungry you work for a living. Crime is a variable that is not the same in every country. One thing for sure they have no drug related usage problems. The military is responsible for the people’s safety and control the police if they get out of control. I had no concern for my safety in Indonesia, China, Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore in my many trips there. I fear being in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Detroit more than in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Batam or Singapore.
Maybe someday the American people will get sick of the tree hugging extremists, lying government bureaucrats, Progressive-Liberal Socialists, politically controlled Justice System and the morons they re-elect to pick their pockets and admit that countries like Thailand are no different than the USA and demand real change. C Brewer