Andre Vltchek is a novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries.
The Thai army is covertly and openly threatening to carry out yet another coup, which would be country’s 19th since 1932.
The question is, on whose behalf would this coup d’état be carried out? Almost everyone in Thailand believes that the army is defending the interests of the feudal elites and the monarchy against at least to some degree the “progressive” political and business clan of the Shinawatras.
Several senior generals, including Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, are now sending confusing messages that are often open to a diverse interpretation.