Thailand Is Close To Civil War As Its British-Born PM Rejects Deal With Angry Red Shirts
He came to power as the decent leader:
a smooth British-born and Oxford-educated Thai aristocrat who promised to end political turmoil and restore democracy.
But Abhisit Vejjajiva was cowering behind razor wire in a military barracks in suburban Bangkok as his capital,
turned into a smoking battlefield by mobs in red shirts, braced itself for an expected bloody crackdown.