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U.S. Military Support For Thailand's Junta

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's coup-installed Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will be in Washington from April 22-27 to meet Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis, boosting the junta despite demands for elections, ... More >>

Threats From the Junta & Civilians in Thailand

Monday, 9 April 2018, 1:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Threats From the Junta & Civilians in Thailand By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's military government insists the army will not turn against the ruling junta and is warning pro-election civilians to stop trying to split the ... More >>

Russian Trained Sex Spy "Nastya" to Record Oligarch

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:58 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A jailed Belorussian woman who claims to have audio of Russians and Americans colluding with President Trump's election, boasted that she is a trained "huntress" who secretly recorded her "seduction" of wealthy "victims" while lying, ... More >>

Russian Sex, The U.S. Embassy & Trump

Monday, 5 March 2018, 1:13 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Belorussian woman and her nine companions from Russia and Belarus, who are in jail for sex-related activity in Thailand, sent a letter to the U.S. Embassy pleading for asylum in exchange for alleged criminal ... More >>

China Collecting Human DNA Faster Than U.S.

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:07 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

The U.S. government's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is studying if every American baby should undergo extensive DNA sequencing and analysis at birth, while China and other countries are more advanced toward that goal despite reports ... More >>

U.S. Pentagon is "Not a Declining Power"

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:37 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford has arrived in Bangkok after visiting Australia, emphasizing the U.S. is "not a declining power" and will improve military ... More >>

Time Has Come Today for Thailand's Military Junta

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:22 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's coup-installed defense minister has offered to resign over his involvement in a worsening financial scandal which threatens to derail Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's chances of remaining in power after elections in November ... More >>

Richard S. Ehrlich: Time Machines Hurt Military Regime

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 4:33 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Twenty-five wristwatches totaling $1.24 million have become painful tourniquets on the arm of Thailand's coup-installed defense minister. More >>

The Pope in Myanmar During A Bloody Purge

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 2:19 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Pope Francis' first-ever visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Buddhist-majority Myanmar which started on November 27 will be closely watched for his reaction to the country's bloody military campaign against more than one million ... More >>

Buddhist-Hindu Cremation for Thailand's King

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 2:11 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Millions of mourners are gathering for the opulent royal cremation on October 25-29 of Thailand's king who had a Golden Death Mask placed over his face and has lain, for the past one year, in a coffin blessed by chanting Buddhist monks ... More >>

Ehrlich: White House Meeting With Coup-Installed Leader

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 4:50 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- President Donald Trump's White House invitation to meet Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on October 2 allowed Bangkok's coup-installed military government to gain prestige and legitimacy while the junta's political opponents ... More >>

She's Now A Guilty International Fugitive

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:04 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Supreme Court sentenced fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison on September 27 after ruling in absentia she was guilty of negligence for not stopping alleged corruption costing billions of dollars ... More >>

Yingluck's Secret "Great Escape" Benefits the Junta

Friday, 1 September 2017, 2:02 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's "Great Escape" from Thailand last week allows her to dodge a possible 10-year prison sentence and enjoy a billionaire's international lifestyle, but she gave the military government, ... More >>

$1 Billion in U.S. Weapons Sales, Plus $261 Million More

Friday, 28 July 2017, 1:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After the U.S. sold weapons to Thailand worth $1 billion during the past decade, this year's $261 million in U.S. arms deals will strengthen the current coup-installed military government against political opponents and Islamist ... More >>

"Cutting Off" North Korea to "Denuclearize" Pyongyang

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:59 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies recently asked Bangkok's coup-installed military government to support international sanctions against North Korea, he reflected concerns by analysts that Pyongyang could build nuclear ... More >>

The CIA's Lying Vietnamese Spies, "Ghosts," & "Slicky Boys"

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 4:06 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's belief in lying Vietnamese spies, "ghosts," "slicky boys" and "marketplace mush" contributed to America losing its Vietnam War in 1975, according to James Parker, ... More >>

Buddhist Nuns Suffer Hostility & Sexism

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:57 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- An American Buddhist nun said the U.S. Embassy rescued her from Thai men who wanted to kidnap her, but they later allegedly burned down her temple dormitory because she intentionally disobeys Thai Buddhist ... More >>

A CIA Evacuation from Vietnam: Suicides, Executions & Risk

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:50 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When the U.S.-Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975, a Central Intelligence Agency officer's two best military sources committed suicide and an American diplomat endangered the lives of escaping staff and CIA personnel, according ... More >>

Car Bomb in Thailand Injures 56 and Damages Peace Talks

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A devastating car bomb exploded in front of a shopping complex on May 9 in southern Thailand, minutes after a smaller blast lured security forces and rescuers to the site, injuring at least 56 people in the one of the worst attacks ... More >>

Fearing Waco Bloodshed at a Buddhist Temple

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 2:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Fearing duplication of 1993's Waco, Texas bloodshed, thousands of Thai troops and police retreated from their three-week siege surrounding a Buddhist temple after failing to find the former abbot who is wanted for alleged financial ... More >>

 

 

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