Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Learning from Mexico, and Thailand...











NPR did a short story yesterday, which I was able to find online, about the massacre of innocent students heretofore little spoken of and researched, in Mexico in 1968. Read for yourselves - it is a very VERY familiar story, with shots fired into a demonstrators, beatings and imprisonments, special divisions of military, snipers, tanks, intentional provocation by government forces, hidden numbers of dead, official accounts drastically different from eyewitness ones,and so on...
Back to the present day, a similar situation...I offer my congratulations to the Thai people who have persisted for so many months...
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Demonstrators said they would end their siege at Bangkok's major airport after Thailand's top court banned the prime minister from public office for five years and dissolved his ruling party after finding it committed electoral fraud.

3 comments:

nazarian said...

I had wished so much that Armenia would avoid repeating the mistakes of the banana republics in South America or Asia. Well, she didn't.

Now my hope is that she avoids becoming like the failed states in Africa. Given the pace of the degradation of the country, it oesn't seem fantastic at all.

Anonymous said...

u should've read the article in Economist couple of weeks ago about
how Ortega in Nikarague stole the local elections: it's almost the same story, only names are different.
there's even a local Dodi Gago there - a former boxing champion who's been nominated as the mayor by the ruling party

tzitzernak2 said...

A Nicaraguan Dodi Gago? Do they have a Muk? a Lfik Samo? and the rest of the cast of characters, too???