Thailand’s prime Minister Abhisit has made what can be only called a sincere offer that may set the path for Thailand’s future. The answer back from the Red Shirts will be a tell all, and many already have a gut feeling what that will be.
A few points to remember on this is the Red Shirts actually have no say. It will be Thaksin making the call to accept or reject the offer. Abhisit along with everyone in the Thai government knows this. So if the answer received will be yes OK, and that will be a first for Thaksin to make any type of compromise. Or no and that will mean more blood and suffering.
With the some elements in the Red Shirt’s spoiling for a fight while others are measuring their options for places to hide once their occupation of downtown Bangkok ends, it is becoming clear that there will be big losers on both sides.
Abhisit is making an offer based on the knowingly flawed assumption that the other side will play by the rules. There is little doubt that his offer will be twisted around with Red Shirt propaganda to make it look much less than it is. The list of tricks is way too long and we will save it for another entry.
The Red shirts look to lose because Abhisit has been consistent on the law applying to all, and the Red shirts have committed some very serious crimes that are well worthy of the death penalty. Once again the list is way too long and will be saved for another day.