StilesBC wrote:> So yes, Cambodia's civil war could be interpreted as Thailand's
> also. But as I mentioned, I saw little evidence of this while in
> Thai museums. And the degradation of traditional Buddhist values I
> noticed, screams of an unravelling.
StilesBC wrote:> I guess what I have a hard time accepting is that China and Tibet
> will be almost certainly escalating their conflict - yet the
> Burmese and Thai Buddhists will simply watch as Tibet is
> slaughtered? I see that it is far more likely that they simply
> 'skip' the last 10 years of their unravelling and join with Tibet
> to fight against the Han Chinese.
Globe and Mail wrote:> “If they come, we'll not open the door. If they shoot us, we'll
> shoot them back. We'll die if that makes the country better,”
> People's Alliance for Democracy leader Sondhi Limthongul told
> supporters, the most explicit admission yet by the movement that
> they are armed
StilesBC wrote:> But I still struggle with how Thailand's buddhists will react to
> increasing bloodshed in Tibet (which is something we know for
> certain will escalate). I suppose just because they are in an
> awakening, does not mean they cannot participate in someone else's
> generational crisis war (ex. US in Vietnam). And that
> participation could be quite significant - as in WWI significant.
> But it would likely not occur on Thai soil, and wouldn't be
> genocidal from a Thai perspective.
> Deep divisions remain in Thai society after street protests and
> turbulence of the past few weeks, which included seizure of key
> airports by protestors.
> In today's Analysis Adrian Brown examines the causes of the
> political divisions in Thailand.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/progr ... ysis.shtml
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/chec ... 3399&ls=p2
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