These pictures remind all political observers of Thai politics that there was a time when Thaksin Shinawatr, when he was premier, was very respectful towards Gen Prem Tinsulnonda, president of the Privy Council.
Today, Thaksin is calling for the "dismantling" of the "amataya" (elite) headed by Gen Prem.
Ironically, Thaksin has appointed himself "head of the grass-roots people" aimed at overthrowing the "elite" led by Gen Prem.
Even more paradoxical is when Thaksin claims: "The struggle is not about me. It's about democracy."