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What Are Soldiers With Weapons Doing Here?

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There are the soldiers with scary weapons, battle helicopters and planes flying over Chiang Mai every day. What is taking place here, is it kind of a tiny war? There is even no information in the Internet.

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Do a search. Well documented.

Actually I would be more interested in knowing why the RTP have such a heavy presence around town. Saw 3 police trucks each with 6 cops in the back wearing bullet proof vests marked "Mae Ping Police" and carrying assault rifles heading towards Chang Phueak last night. Heading out from town last night, the area around Arcade Bus Station was also crawling with cops also wearing bullet proof vests. Don't think I have ever sen the BIB carrying assault rifles before.

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you can search for Cobra Gold 2013.

It's joint military(Thai, US, Japan, Singapore etc) exercises to prepare for Chinese Red Dawn

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Interesting that this is the first I've heard of it. Nothing in Chiang Mai Visa until now.

The blurb says it's allied forces, but the news says US, US, US......

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces

The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

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The Russians are coming.

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Is there a helipad on the roof?

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Cobra Gold happens every year. Some drive trucks, others 'hard land' helicopters or fly fighter jets. The remainder hang around in town during the evening.

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The Russians are coming.

Run for your life's

Phuket declared battle free zone.

Wasn't this on Thai Visa about a week or so ago. I remember seeing it in response to the number of planes.

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couple with heavy arms,on the area 41 entrance to top road yesterday.<br />

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They could make themselves useful and wipe out the vermin music scam gang.

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there is a heap staying in the Airport Greenery where I stay and they have not worn the uniform at all and have been pretty quiet really and they have kept to themselves pretty much, was interesting to see them arrive on the first day and their bags had no airling tags on at all. The circling herc has been pretty impressive on the night sky and while waiting for my ride into the city a blackhawk came rushing into land at the airport and on the afternoon hazy skies was a photograph missed.

Was funny though that the arrival of the American's also saw the Hare Krishna's parade down Loi Kroh road and that was funny

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Cobra Gold, It's been going on for as long as I can remember not just this year

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there also was a story on CM 108 news last week it is on You Tube

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Here's an official video of this year's exercises.

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Can't they exercise in their home country?

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Can't they exercise in their home country?

They aren't ready to napalm their own country just yet. Just practicing for now.

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Can't they exercise in their home country?

well for Iraq, they trained in the desert before interfering.... for afghanistan they trained in siberia before interfering.............maybe they now anticipate interfering with a war in Beijing. so they are now training in the smog of C.M

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Can't they exercise in their home country?

We don't have Cobra's in the USA, now if it was Python Gold they could go to Florida. biggrin.png

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It's the annual exercise cobra between the nations here and USA forces The officers are all billeted at Le Meriden nice break for them :-)

Can't they exercise in their home country?

We don't have Cobra's in the USA, now if it was Python Gold they could go to Florida. biggrin.png
How about Washington and the Pentagon. There must be a few snakes there.

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