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    Hi All

    Seems we're having a bit of a coup over here, nothing much to report on it at present, will keep you updated as things progress.

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    Just saw that on TV.
    "Members of the Thai military are trying to seize power in Bangkok, but Thailand's leadership -- currently at the United Nations headquarters in New York -- expects everything to return to normal soon, Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai told CNN.

    Stay safe. Hope it doesn't go too far.

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    Just saw that too. I hope it all works out well, stay inside for a while.
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    Thailand's leadership -- currently at the United Nations headquarters in New York
    It doesn't sound too promising when the current government is hiding in NY!

    I hope the rebels aren't a bunch of commies...

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    I arrived just after the people's uprising in 1992, that brought an end to the last coup. The coups tend to be pretty quiet affairs, it's the civil uprisings that follow that can be bloody.

    Naturally we're hoping for a very swift and peaceful resolution.

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    It doesn't sound too promising when the current government is hiding in NY!

    I hope the rebels aren't a bunch of commies...
    He's been over seas since before the "bomb plot" to kill him (fact or fiction yet to be decided), he's been on a bit of a sabatical...(Hidding)

    The coup is Army driven. They will likely be saying that Thaksin is going against the will of The King and they have decided to remove the present government in order to push through new elections.

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    All the Thai TV channels are off line and replaced with a message from the military that in short says :

    " No worries, everything is well"

    BBC shows a buses and taxis weaving in between armoured cars.... business as usual.

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    Are you anywhere near Bancock? Or are you out in the boondocks away from the mess?

    It's still scary Chris - anyway you look at it

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    Ack, one of my friends is getting married in Bangkok in January! Wonder what this is going to to do airfares... hmmm...

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    I'm right out on the edge of the city but a lot of the team live in the city center, John is probably right in the thick of it where he lives.

    Well the kids will be staying home tomorrow that's for sure.

    No one is quite sure who has taken power yet, some say an Anti Thaksin tycoon kicked things off, others the army, othes say The King sent in the army to stop the coup.

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    Yes, Chris, keep yourself and your family safe. Will be watching for updates. Hopefully it will be as you said, a quiet revolution.
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    Thanks All... Staying Home and Safe, I live right on the very edge of Bangkok, the most strategic thing to me is the new airport, not fully open yet, and still 40 km away

    Just remembered my Mum arrives back in Thailand tomorrow morning, she'll be in for a surprise!

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    Hey Chris - thinking of you and wishing you, your family, friends and the people of that majestic country God's speed and protection.

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    Stay Safe Chris. Looks like the King has full support of the general populace and ordered in the Troops and Police to make sure the unethical greedy PM and his cronies gets their pink slips. Glad that crap isn't allowed over here or we'd have a coup once a month.
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    Latest news I have is that there is a split in the Army... that would be bad... usually the Army acts as one, but there have been news items that Army outside of the city may be marching into town.... which won't be good at all. We certainly need the King to step in and put an end to this.

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    Be safe out there Chris, here is hoping everything will end peacefully.
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    To top it all my roof just sprang a leak right next to my PCs!!! It's 1 AM, not much chance of getting that fixed tonight!

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    I'm emailing you then pop in here to see this. Please...all of you make sure to stay safe. Don't want anything happening to any of you guys. Do your kids understand what's happening? Hope not, so they're not scared.
    Please stay very safe and hope everything is over soon and everybody's ok

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    Do your kids understand what's happening? Hope not, so they're not scared.
    They are fast asleep 1 AM here

    They'll be having a day off school tomorrow.

    So far safe and sound, seems the coup went down with good planning and execuition, no fighting, very quiet... very little fuss so far, other than the PM but he's in NY and hasn't had much to say other than "The coup has failed" - thatwas the official statement.... right...obviously he's not watching the same news as the rest of us.
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    Good Maybe it'll all be over by the time they wake up and they won't have to know anything ever happened.

    You should go get your ownself some sleep now, too...you little energizer bunny lol Don't wanna be worrying bout any of you guys... so take care of yourselves

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    They'll be having a day off school tomorrow.
    Gee, here in America our schools have "snow days" (NY) and earthquake days (CA), can't remember getting a day off for a "Coup Day"

    (just trying to distract you dude)!!

    They cut the CNN connection... so you're our only source of info now

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    Yes, be safe.. keep your head down.

    From the background reading I've done, it looks like the coup plotters may not be the bad guys that people might first assume they are. There have been a lot of accusations about abuses of the democratic process with the current PM.
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