- Posted December 7, 2013 by
THAILAND SITUATION IN A NUTSHELL
This is a tiny nutshell, on a big tree, in an orchard of other stories and truths.
In this tiny nutshell: The current Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the little sister of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.
Brother Thaksin is a convicted criminal living in exile to avoid punishment. The US actually allowed Thaksin to travel to the US, but that is another nutshell.
Sister PM Yingluck was lawfully and democratically elected. She helped push through a bill that will allow amnesty for her criminal brother who was convicted on corruption charges. He is a billionaire.
The family is rich beyond the dreams of most Americans or Europeans.
Thaksin is a fugitive. His sister is trying to waive the law of the land for her brother.
So, the government Opposition is truly trying to unseat a democratically elected government. The Opposition argument is Not that the election was illegal, but that the lawfully elected government is committing criminal acts and looting the country and the justice system.
This is easy to understand.
Imagine an American President, lawfully elected, who then commits so many egregious acts, and gets amnesty for an immediate relative who is a convicted criminal and fugitive, and finally the people have had enough.
International media says, "Yes, but President Smith was democratically and lawfully elected!" The Opposition says, "Yes, this is true, and President Smith is robbing the country and committing crimes and the Congress refuses to impeach him, so we will do it! Some lawfully elected people still commit crimes!"
That is the current situation in a tiny nutshell.