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Egyptian Coup Blueprint Used for Thailand?

Posted by feww on December 2, 2013

High Noon in Bangkok: Thailand PM given “two-day ultimatum” to step down

Thai protest leader says he has met PM Yingluck Shinawatra and given her a “two-day ultimatum” to “return power to the people.”

Eight days of anti-government unrest to oust the PM has left at least four people dead and dozens more injured.

The protest leader Sethup Thaugsuban had already declared Sunday “Victory-Day” in what he called “people’s coup.”

Mr Sethup who claimed to have met the prime minister secretly in the presence of the army, navy and air force chiefs, said: “There was no negotiation and no compromise,” according to reports.

“I told Yingluck [PM Shinawatra] that this is the only and last time I see her until power is handed over to the people.

“There will be no bargaining and it must be finished in two days.”

About 30,000 demonstrators had gathered at various sites, including military barracks, police headquarter, Government House, radio and television stations.

Ms Shinawatra had previously stated that the government would only use minimum force, to disperse the demonstrators. However, the army called in to help the riot police after the demonstrations turned violent on Saturday.

The latest is Thailand’s  worst unrest since 2010, when thousands of red-shirt supporters of then PM Thaksin Shinawatra, occupied strategic points in the capital. At least 100 people were killed in ensuing deadly clashes during the following 10 weeks.

Chronology of Events in Thailand

  • Sept 2006: Army overthrows the PM Thaksin Shinawatra and rewrites the Thai constitution, under direct instruction from King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • Dec 2007: Pro-Thaksin People Power Party wins majority vote in the election.
  • Aug 2008: Thaksin Shinawatra flees Thailand before end of a “corruption trial.”
  • Dec 2008: Constitutional Court bans the majority People Power Party, as mass protests paralyze the capital Bangkok; the monarchists assign Abishit Vejjajiva to power.
  • Mar-May 2010: Up to a million pro-Thaksin protesters occupy key locations in Bangkok in a 10-week sit-in; army clears the streets, killing at least 100 protesters.
  • Jul 2011: Yingluck Shinawatra leads Pheu Thai party to general election win
  • Nov 2013: Anti-government protesters begin street protest.

Egyptian Coup

On August 31, 2013 Egypt’s military ruler the Puppet General Sisi gave the democratically elected President Morsi a “48-hour ultimatum” to resolve differences with the Tahrir Square protesters, failing which he threatened to put forward “a roadmap” [translation: military coup] for the country.

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Global Disasters Significant Events – October 7, 2013

Posted by feww on October 7, 2013


FITOW has so far effected more than 3 million people across 8 cities in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, Xinhua said, causing direct economic losses and damages of 2.28 billion yuan (~ $370 million).

United States


San Carlos Declares State of Emergency Over PG&E Pipeline
“City officials in San Carlos, Calif. have declared a State of Emergency after a series of internal PG&E e-mails sparked safety concerns over a natural gas line that runs through the city. Issues with the gas line include certain sections made up of a “thin wall” pipe made in 1929 and external corrosion with fatigue cracks on the pipe. City leaders on Friday also requested PG&E shut down the pipeline until a hearing could be conducted with CPUC to address the issue. PG&E declined the request, according to city officials. The city on Friday night obtained a temporary injunction against PG&E in San Mateo County Superior Court requiring PG&E to immediately shut off service to pipeline 147. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 24.” See full report…


At least 55 killed, over 200 wounded amid new wave of protests in Egypt

Clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi left at least 55 people dead and more than 200 wounded across the country on Sunday,  one of the bloodiest days since the “USrael-controlled” army seized power in a coup.

About 500 others were arrested, according to the

Protesters chanted: “The coup is terrorism” and “Sisi [the military ruler] is a killer.”

Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the man who toppled Morsi said: “There are a lot of people who think Egypt’s army can be broken. Egypt’s army is like a pyramid but it is a pyramid because the people of Egypt support it.”

The military says it was responding to the will of the people. “We are answerable to God and to you Egyptians for the mandate [by the] Egyptian people towards the army and police to preserve Egypt,” said Sisi.


194 Bodies Found in Migrant Shipwreck Off the Coast of Sicily

Search teams have now recovered a total of 194 bodies in and around the vessel that sank on Thursday near the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

Of the 518 African migrants on the boat 155 survived, which leave another 169 other missing presumed dead.

The 20-meter fishing vessel carrying mainly Eritrean and Somalian asylum seekers, including dozens of women and children, caught fire and sank early Thursday off the coast of Lampedusa, said reports.


Another day of deadly violence ended Sunday with at least 46 people killed and 180 others wounded.

Suicide bombers. truck bombers, gunfire and IEDs were responsible for the carnage across at least 7 Iraqi death centers of Baghdad,
Qabak, Tal Afar, Mosul, Kirkuk, Dour and Tuz, said reports.

  • October casualties as of October 6, 2013: at least 229 civilians killed.

The 2013 casualties has so far reached at least 6,331 civilians killed an more than 12,700 others wounded.


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Cairo’s Deadliest Day: Official Death Toll Hits 525

Posted by feww on August 15, 2013

Massacre in Egypt: More than 3,000 dead, 5,000 wounded

Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in a military coup six weeks ago, say about 3,000 demonstrators have been killed and at least 5,000 others wounded, according to news reports.

The latest carnage was the third and by far the bloodiest mass killings of pro Morsi demonstrators since the president was ousted.

The army-installed government has declared a 30-day state of emergency, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the capital and 10 other provinces.

Violent clashes between the security forces and Morsi supporters have also bloodied the cities of Alexandria, Assiut, Fayoum, Minya and Suez, as well as Beni Suef and Buhayra provinces, reports said.

Turkish Prime Minister RT Erdogan described the mass killings as a “very serious massacre,” said a report.

“I am calling on Western countries. You remained silent in Gaza, you remained silent in Syria … You are still silent on Egypt. So how come you talk about democracy, freedom, global values and human rights?” He said at a news conference.

In contrast, the UAE, one of the Gulf Arab states worried by Morsi’s victory in last year’s election, has fully supported the bloodshed, saying the Egyptian government had “exercised maximum self-control,” said a report.

On February 11, 2011, FIRE-EARTH said:

“Informed sources say influential members of Saudi Arabian royal family are inciting large scale violence in Egypt by promising to pay $1,000 for each demonstrator killed by the Egyptian security apparatus.”

In all likelihood, President Morsi would be killed “accidentally” while in detention, FIRE-EARTH blog advisers said.

On December 18, 2011, FIRE-EARTH commented:

  • At least a dozen demonstrators have been killed and about 500 others wounded by the Egyptian army following a third day of clashes in a new round of uprising as the winter of the so called “Arab Spring” deepens.
  • Increasingly, the Egyptians are realizing that what they actually participated in wasn’t a “revolution,” but a coup d’etat, cunningly orchestrated by the military and its paymasters and carried out on the back of a mass uprising.
  • Egypt is Israel’s next-door neighbor. Hell would freeze over before Egyptians are allowed to have a functioning democracy!

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