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People's Alliance for Democracy take control of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok

ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Social Entropy++
http://www.welt.de/english-news/article2783216/PAD-storms-Bangkoks-Suvarnabhumi-airport.html
The "final battle" rages on in Thailand. Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, one of the largest in the world, was largely closed down after protesters easily pushed past riot police to storm the building Tuesday night. Meanwhile the country was anticipating the return of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from Peru Wednesday afternoon.

A series of small bomb blasts wounded several anti-government protesters blockading Bangkok's international airport on Wednesday, protest leaders said, as chaos ruled inside the terminal and all flights were halted.

One bomb wounded four members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), a spokesman said, hours after the PAD stormed Suvarnabhumi airport late on Tuesday in a dramatic escalation of its six-month campaign to oust Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat.

The Nation newspaper said on its website three explosions had been heard outside the $4 billion terminal, the gateway for nearly 15 million tourists to Thailand last year.

The Nation said a fourth blast appeared to target PAD supporters in another part of Bangkok. It said 12 people were wounded in the overnight attacks, but police have not confirmed the casualties.

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Markets were under some pressure after the latest eruption in a political deadlock that is entering its fourth year. Stocks were down 1.6 percent at midday, and the baht was trading at 35.28, after hitting a 21-month high of 35.34 earlier in the day. Thailand's finance minister has said the protests could have a damaging effect on the economy, which depends on tourism as a key sector and is already vulnerable to global financial turmoil.

What's going on, Asia?

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ASIA

    WHY YOU GOTTA START SHIT UP

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    AAAAAHHHHHHH

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm so scared Longbaugh

    hold me

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm so scared Longbaugh

    hold me

    copping a feel now

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  • LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Let me be the first to say, I know nothing about Thailand.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This is not good.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm so scared Longbaugh

    hold me

    copping a feel now

    this isn't the time, man!

    you can feel me up after the end of the world!

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    LTM wrote: »
    Let me be the first to say, I know nothing about Thailand.

    let me tell you that that is a big fucking airport

    there must be thousands of PAD people in there

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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ASIA

    WHY YOU GOTTA START SHIT UP

    fuckkkkk

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  • LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    LTM wrote: »
    Let me be the first to say, I know nothing about Thailand.

    let me tell you that that is a big fucking airport

    there must be thousands of PAD people in there

    Man, why did you change that? PDA people makes the insurrection seem so much happier.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

    peaceful, maybe, but not harmless

    they have taken control of the 14th biggest airport in the entire world

    and they have also stated they'll die before they leave

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

    peaceful, maybe, but not harmless

    they have taken control of the 14th biggest airport in the entire world

    and they have also stated they'll die before they leave
    Antimatter wrote: »
    motherfucker
    This reply, quite frankly, works for both threads.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Oh, Asia.

    When will you learn?

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

    peaceful, maybe, but not harmless

    they have taken control of the 14th biggest airport in the entire world

    and they have also stated they'll die before they leave

    consider that people who are willing to die for a cause have gone about their protest in a peaceful way

    the situation is not as grim as it may have been

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

    peaceful, maybe, but not harmless

    they have taken control of the 14th biggest airport in the entire world

    and they have also stated they'll die before they leave

    consider that people who are willing to die for a cause have gone about their protest in a peaceful way

    the situation is not as grim as it may have been

    they have guns, which they have fired

    they are not 'harmless'

    they may not be killing anyone, but they are trying to overthrow the entire Thai government

    not an innocent protest

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  • WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    democracy is ok I guess

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bsjezz wrote: »
    bsjezz wrote: »
    i hope that thailand doesn't get too crazy because i always wanted to go on a sex and heroin vacation there

    the protests seem relatively harmless at least

    they've since taken the only other airport to serve bangkok, and they're pretty much just camping out there and making food

    peaceful, maybe, but not harmless

    they have taken control of the 14th biggest airport in the entire world

    and they have also stated they'll die before they leave

    consider that people who are willing to die for a cause have gone about their protest in a peaceful way

    the situation is not as grim as it may have been

    they have guns, which they have fired

    they are not 'harmless'

    they may not be killing anyone, but they are trying to overthrow the entire Thai government

    not an innocent protest

    i used the word 'relatively' in front of harmless, and i think you don't need to look particularly hard today to see the kind of thing it's relative to

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well I mean really this'll only last the night.


    You see because


    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    No fucking way.

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    oh god another one?

    come on asia you gotta space this shit out

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    If I am to understand correctly it only takes one night in Bangkok to make a hard man humble, can anyone confirm/deny?

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    you are so beated august it is not even funny.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    All I know is to never get involved in a land war in Asia.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Maaan.

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