There are a few things I've learned from the rumble in front of the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) compound between the yellow People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and the red shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) last Tuesday. One, as I already suspected, the red shirts have the upper hand. The Romans and the Americans created their hegemony through the three R's: resource, reinforcement and resolve. The red shirts have all three, while the yellow shirts have simply wilted.
Another thing, also as already suspected, is the ineffectiveness of the Thai police.
If the Romans had put up a shield wall similar to the one the police put up around the CSD, three elderly Gauls could have breached it.
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