More on Thaksin

Quick addendum to the last post: in reading up on Thai politics I came across the Thai version of the Onion, which actually turns out to be pretty funny! (It’s spoofing this newspaper.) One of the articles in it suggests that the class and ethnic strife was mostly a sideshow; instead it claims that the dominant cause of the 2006 coup against Thaksin was simply that he misplayed civil-military relations and the army reacted against what they saw as an outsider’s attempt to horn in on their turf.

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