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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:52 pm

Thanks for that insight DavAdmin.

Yes, I believe that Cambodia is falling into China's pocket along with Laos which is already there.

Meantime, Vietnam seems to be standing firm opposed to China.

https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/vietnam-p ... ic-winner/

Why do you think that these two countries are so readily falling captive to China. Are they led by fools or are they simply rotten with corruption?

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Re: Laos

Post by DavAdmin » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm

Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.

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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:06 pm

DavAdmin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.
Thanks DavAdmin from that reminder of the centuries old Vietnam-China emnity. I had temporarily overlooked it.

Obviously that China aversion is not shared by Vietnam's immediate neighbours to the west.

Would I be right in seeing Vietnam's dilemma like this? China is right on their northern border while the USA is far away across the Pacific. The trouble with enlisting US support is that long term it may prove to be unreliable. The US has a history in its adventures far aborad of cut and run once the going gets too hot and the toll in American lives mounts. Meantime China is in the position to mount pressure unrelentingly if it so chooses.

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm

DavAdmin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.

Yes, those countries have sold out. Ref Thailand - one had to be careful on the old forum (Hua Hin) not to shake things up. It seems things are the same ". . . what would one expect from a military dictatorship?"

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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:42 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm
DavAdmin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.

Yes, those countries have sold out. Ref Thailand - one had to be careful on the old forum (Hua Hin) not to shake things up. It seems things are the same ". . . what would one expect from a military dictatorship?"
Why so?

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:33 am

neverfail wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:42 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm
DavAdmin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.

Yes, those countries have sold out. Ref Thailand - one had to be careful on the old forum (Hua Hin) not to shake things up. It seems things are the same ". . . what would one expect from a military dictatorship?"
Why so?

Why not? Could it be that the royal entity locks up billions for his personal use?

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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:08 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:33 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:42 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm
DavAdmin wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:58 pm
Vietnam has been at war with China for hundreds of years so there is a natural ingrained dislike and distrust of their northern neighbours.

Laos, Cambodia and now Thailand are just interested in one thing - the money and the business. Thailand is probably the worst at the moment, still buying weapons from China when it there isn't enough money to help its own people during the Covid-19 crisis, it actually charges them for the test! But then what would one expect from a military dictatorship.

Yes, those countries have sold out. Ref Thailand - one had to be careful on the old forum (Hua Hin) not to shake things up. It seems things are the same ". . . what would one expect from a military dictatorship?"
Why so?

Why not? Could it be that the royal entity locks up billions for his personal use?
Why did you have to be careful on the old forum "not to shake things up" (whatever that means)?

(That the royal entity might have locked up billions does not explain anything.)

:?: Sorry Jim; I am now more puzzled than before. :?

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Re: Laos

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:07 pm

There was a concern on the old ATimes forum about issues of Lèse-majesté, especially in regards the Royal House of Thailand. Because the locations of correspondents and offices of Asia Times...... being where they were, it was felt that even casual online commentary should be held to certain rules. Just in case........
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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:51 pm

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:07 pm
There was a concern on the old ATimes forum about issues of Lèse-majesté, especially in regards the Royal House of Thailand. Because the locations of correspondents and offices of Asia Times...... being where they were, it was felt that even casual online commentary should be held to certain rules. Just in case........
Oh! I see.

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Re: Laos

Post by DavAdmin » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:19 pm

Anyway .. this thread is on Laos isn't it?

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