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Biden’s APEC no-show seen as a blow to Thai government’s credibility


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1 hour ago, Pedrogaz said:

Ask yourself, would you fly over here from the US to meet with Prawit?

 

Indonesia expected Joe Biden,  Putin and Xi  to attend G-20 Indonesia in Bali on Nov 15-16, 2022.  Indonesia President Widodo had already invited Zelensky,  no word yet whether Zelensky is to show up or not. 

 

Then Xi will come  to Bangkok for APEC Thailand on Nov 18-19.

Joe Biden then fly back to Washington DC  for a wedding. 

Russia is NOT APEC member.   No Putin here. 

 

Indeed Harris is to fly a long way to here. 

Thai people may like to see Harris more than Biden 

 

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It was my understanding that President Biden would not be attending APEC due to a Funeral of a close Family member that he wished to understandably attend.

 

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5 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

A blow to what credibility? I think they are living in a constant state of self created delusion. Thailand and this administration have very, very little credibility on the world stage. Only a small percent of the locals are buying into the army nonsense. 

A small percentage might be exaggerated, yet diplomatic of ya. 

The only percentage that are on board are the traditional circles of The Club. 

 

 

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"a bolt from the blue" ?

No. Just a consistent foreign policy.

 

Biden didn't invite Thailand to his Summit for Democracy last year. Nothing has changed in Thailand (in fact worsened with Prayut resisting new elections after 8 years as PM) that would show any improvement towards democracy.

Or towards improved human rights, especially with regards to refugee asylum.

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4 hours ago, Gknrd said:

I doubt the US could care less about Thailand and increasingly SE Asia. It's over plain and simple. 

 

Wonder if the F-35 stealthy fighter jet thing is still on the tables............

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4 hours ago, blazes said:

The absence of a nincompoop like Biden from this or any other conference worldwide is a matter for celebration.  If he attended the meeting he would probably assume that Prayut was a Christian with a name like that.

 

But fear not, he is sending the brilliant VICE president to do the heavy lifting, the woman who just this week referred to the Republic of NORTH Korea as having been in an alliance with the US since 1953.   She uttered these breathtaking words at the DMZ, which, one would think, might have helped her to distinguish between North and South.

Entitled to your opinion and ... Dismissed ...

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4 hours ago, blazes said:

The absence of a nincompoop like Biden from this or any other conference worldwide is a matter for celebration.  If he attended the meeting he would probably assume that Prayut was a Christian with a name like that.

 

But fear not, he is sending the brilliant VICE president to do the heavy lifting, the woman who just this week referred to the Republic of NORTH Korea as having been in an alliance with the US since 1953.   She uttered these breathtaking words at the DMZ, which, one would think, might have helped her to distinguish between North and South.

Entitled to your opinion and ... Dismissed ...

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