Pheu Thai just signed its own death war­rant

The Nation - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - Som­sak Pola Sa­mut Prakan

Re: “Pheu Thai will ban mil­i­tary con­scrip­tion if voted in”, Na­tional Au­gust 28.

What a gim­mick! They must have for­got­ten that the de facto power in this coun­try is vested in the mil­i­tary, not an elected gov­ern­ment.

Here, you don’t mess around with the armed forces, and es­pe­cially not with con­scrip­tion. Each year about 500,000 young men are called for com­pul­sory ser­vice and the mil­i­tary can take about 100,000 – mean­ing 400,000 are let go. Do you think they are let go for free? Or for fee?

If Pheu Thai win the elec­tion and dare to ban con­scrip­tion, I can guar­an­tee you it will be ousted faster than it can spell “coup d’etat”.

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