Thailand declared a State of Emergency (SOE) here in Bangkok yesterday evening, and in light of the very alarmist headlines ricocheting around the globe, I wanted to post a short update about the situation here. There have been inevitable comments about the parallels between the current unrest in Kyrgyzstan and the situation here in Bangkok, and these powerful, disturbing pictures from the widespread anti-government protests in Kyrgyzstan are testament to how quickly a mob mentality can whip a situation toward its inevitable breaking point. However, it is important to remember that there was a SOE declared last year at this time, and that this is the 4th time a SOE has been declared in Thailand since 2008. Yesterday's activities at Parliament certainly catalysed a long-festering situation, but that situation remains stable at the moment.
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