Friday, May 7, 2010
Red shirts, Yellow shirts at least agree on one point
Believe it or not, the red shirts and yellow shirts have somehow agreed on at least one thing now: PM Abhisit Vejjajiva must go!
But Time magazine, in its latest Asian edition, takes a different position: Abhisit, who only three weeks ago, was weak and fumbling, now appears "a statesman in this conflict."
And they are all talking about the same thing: Abhisit's "road map" that will lead to a Nov 14 general election if his five-point "national reconciliation" proposals are accepted by all concerned.
The red shirts have conditionally accepted the proposed new election date, seeking a confirmation from the premier as to the exact date of the House dissolution.
The yellow shirts came out with a strongly-worded statement condemning Abhisit for "colluding with the traitors" and perhaps even working behind-the-scenes with former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who was supposed to be his arch-enemy.
But Time magazine's analysis had a different take: Abhisit, with this new move, has demonstrated his restrait and leadership. The article urges the red shirts to accept the road map.
But then, that was before the yellow shirts came up with its highly controversial position paper asking the PM to quit!