Patrick WinnFebruary 3, 2014 09:50
BANGKOK — After protesters yesterday blocked enough polling stations to prevent a new government from forming, Thailand has gone into round-the-clock coup watch. The nation’s dour military head honcho, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is the man who decides whether the tanks will roll. Just as US economists decrypt the Federal Reserve chair’s verbiage, the Thai punditry analyzes their army chief’s phrasing down to the last syllable. And he's getting testy.