A friend and I were walking our dogs the other day and you could have knocked me over with a feather when she asked me if I was at all worried about the possibility of a coup this weekend. Who, What, When, Where?!? Apparently this coup isn't newsworthy enough to be breaking or headline news on www.bangkokpost.com. There are a few articles here and there but certainly not the coverage I would expect of a coup in the making. The General who is organizing this "rally" (scheduled for Sunday, November 24th) stated that he intends for the 1 Million + participants in the "rally" to topple the democratically elected governmental. Rally = Coup. This is big news.
Unfortunately, given very recent events in Thailand's history, the possibility of a coup does not bode well at all for Thailand and even less so for Bangkok. In 80 years, there have been 18 successful coups in Thailand, the most recent being in September 2006. In my opinion, the 2006 coup is very important because the players & political parties involved in that coup continue to affect the current and ongoing political crisis.