Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Navymen and their secret support for red-shirts
Somkiat Pongpaiboon, a Democrat MP and a core leader of the "yellow shirts," charged last night that some Navymen at Sattahip base had helped guide the "red-shirted protestors" to storm the Pattaya hotel where the Asean Plus Six summit was being held.
"Some police and soldiers were not cooperating with the Abhisit government. The premier couldn't fire some of the officers because of a new law related to the hiring and firing of officers. So, he decided to declare a state of emergency so that as prime minister, he could issue orders to maintain law and order," Somkiat told a gathering of the yellow shirts at a "political concert" in Phuket.
Somkiat also charged that some members of Class 10 of the Army Cadets College -- Thaksin Shinawatr's classmates -- had switched on the "neutral gear" -- meaning that they were not following Abhisit's orders.
Heads must roll now, Somkiat declared, in order to prevent further chaos stirred up by Thaksin and his red-shirted supporters.