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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Corrupt govt overthrown in Thailand

This is good news. I for one am glad for the Thai people that their military was brave enough to overthwon a corrupt & useless government! The liberal PC media will not point out the corrupt govt was thrown our in a just way at the hinting of the just ruler, the King of Thailand.

If only our army was brave enogh to to the same to the Labourites!! Probably wouldn't be able to becauseHelen sold our Defence forces short!


Blogger Lewis said...

You're nuts Bill. However corrupt the government might be, nothing justifys the use of force to overthow a government that has the support of its people.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Nice, Bill, I'm glad you approve. So when the next economic downturn comes (sparked by instability in, say, Thailand) you'll be able to tell all those Mum&Dad investors not to worry about their lost money, because the army in whatever country will repay them.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

And also, Bill, since our army is sworn to uphold the elected government, I can't see Ngati Taumataenga heading south with steely resolve in their LAVs anytime soon. Not if they want to still get paid each fortnight.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Lewis said...

...what silence!

Bearhunter: I think they're only sworn to serve the Queen. Which is worrying.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Different than the British Army, then. I have a cousin in the Royal green Jackets and he told me the BA was sworn to uphold the democratically elected govt of the day. I presumed that it would be similar here, given NZ's slavish imitation of the Mother Country...

2:04 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

The British Armed Forces oath of allegiance, if anyone’s interested, is as follows.

“I swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her heirs and successors and that I will as in duty bound honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, her heirs and successors in person, crown and dignity against all enemies and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, her heirs and successors and of the generals and officers set over me.”

3:17 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

That is their oath of allegiance to the monarch. Not their promise not to start a coup.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

bearhunter: What are you on about; that IS the Oath all members of the British armed Forces have to take.

As you can see there is nothing specifically saying that the "army is sworn to uphold the elected government" and nor should there be.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Fair enough, Brian I'm only basing it on my cousin, which in hindsight might not have been a good basis for argument. After all, he did take the Queen's shilling ;). I bow to your knowledge and withdraw the comment, since I know little about the British military except that rocks bounce off them wonderfully when thrown correctly!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Lewis said...

Brian: that proves Bearhunters point I think. Hey, how about a coup to overthrow Blair then!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Bearhunter: Watch you don't through rocks at Bill and Aidan when they try and overthrow the 'Labourites'; who knows if those Canadian built LAVS and handle it. :)

5:52 PM  
Blogger Banzai said...

WHats the point of couping Blair when he's stepping down next year anyway?

6:03 PM  
Blogger Bearhunter said...

Oh, for the sheer discomfort it would cause him. And don't worry Brian, I only throw rocks at British soldiers. A bad habit I picked up as a child!

10:55 PM  

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