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Civil war? A scenario

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During these sensitive political times and only fragile peace between the political divide, one might ask the question: what could be the final straw that breaks the buffalo’s back – that which may plunge the Kingdom of Thailand into a civil war? Let’s consider this. 

For the anti-Thaksin Shinawatra faction, the end-game is a regime change, to bring down what they term the Thaksin regime and usher the Democrats back into power. All the street protests right now are but an effort to mount an opposition to achieve this. 

They fear the eventual monopolisation of power by the Thaksin faction. Whether this pending monopolisation is real or imagined is one issue. More pertinent to the current political struggle is that the fear is real. 

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