The final scene, as overseen by the big shots of the People Power Party, will produce one of two outcomes. First, there will be bloodshed, which will lead to a political compromise (Thaksin gets part of his money back; he has a room to move on Thai soil). Second, there will be bloodshed, which leads to the complete rout of one of the two sides. Either way, bloodshed is imminent.

– Extracted from Thanong Khanthong, “More violence on the cards as political tensions heighten”, The Nation, 21 November 2008.