Previously, few people would have thought about another coup or civil war taking place in this country. But now it seems hard to avoid the likelihood of either tragedy happening after defiant former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra showed his desire to return to politics.

Obviously, Thaksin’s declaration of war was a signal to his supporters. He provoked them to come out and fight against his antagonist, the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). Read in full