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Sep 22nd 2006

Worst. Analysis. Ever.

Who: Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister, Thailand

Where: Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY

What:

Q: In your vision of a Thai democracy, who provides the check and balances on the military and security class?

THAKSIN: The role of military is [decreasing] in terms of involving in politics. So we don’t need a check and balance system on that part anymore because…this is [the] 21st century…[t]he memory is still about the 20th century. This is 21st. I think things [are] changing a lot. Thank you.

When: September 18, 2006

The next day: Thaksin is overthrown in a military coup.

From Foreign Policy Passport.

One Response to “Worst. Analysis. Ever.”

  1. Don’t know if you caught this, but Thakshin and at least one prominent former ally did masters at EKU in Richmond. Looks like Thakshin missed the classes where they taught about KY politics. If he hadn’t, he’d have known what Rudy Lafoon learned back in the 30’s with Happy Chandler: When the cat’s away the rat’s will play.