/*PenDragn: Thanksin: Asia's Aristide?*/

9.23.2006

Thanksin: Asia's Aristide?

Does anyone actually think that US intelligence wasn't aware this was going to happen early enough to make some moves to stop it?

Even if they weren't involved with the groups that overthrew Thanksin (unlike in Haiti), our government must have known.

Thailand was a land of the kinds of excesses that unbridled capitalism causes. Desperate poverty and gluttonous wealth and even sex slavery. Then apparently Thanksin eased the suffering for the poor. So, of course he had to go.

Mostly our American press goes along with the neocon idea that this is just okay. I note, though, that WP's Anthony Faiola seems to be at least a little skeptical, and his article transmits the fact, that not everyone in Thailand is smiling over this.