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Only the reds to blame

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Re: ''TRC report blames reds, army'' (BP, Sept 18). 

In April/May 2010 Thailand was in a state of major unrest. As it was civil unrest, it was the responsibility of the police to control the situation, but they did not appear. In their absence, and considering some protestors were armed, the government had no alternative but to call in the military in the interests of the country and its people. It was no longer mere unrest but serious anarchy with the objective of bringing down a government with the use of violence.

The government had a duty to control the situation in the interests of over 60 million people whose interests were threatened by a minority.

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