This pic might not make it as big as the lone guy blocking the path of a tank in Tiananmen , but its quite a pic
Kids posing in front of Tanks on Bangkok's streets - The military took control of the country last night
Tis also a nod at Thai dealings - things are rarely what they seem.
The level of shadow puppetry thats lead to last night's coup had exhausted the country and dented the economy to no small extent.
Thaksin has been a lame duck since Jan and his declaration from NYC that he has ordered martial law is beyond silly
He rarely was in the King's good books and that does not help his political career .
He had even gone so far as putting up posters of himself on many a country road . Posters that show him dressed in Royal regalia , with medals and all , much like the King's - recipe to get bullied.
Someone else who has gotten bullied in this whole affair is Temasek.
Their 2.6 Billion $ stake in AIS has already seen 40% of its value eroded with all the turmoil following their buying Thaksin's family business earlier this year.
This article in the financial times is a sparkling piece on the extent of 'adjust maadi' in Thai FDI system and the problem with that is that it is a house of cards.
Just like Thaksin's was when he messed with the Army and the King.
Investors will better have learned a few lessons following this episode.