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Thailand’s annual Cobra Gold military exercise, where Thai soldiers train the US and other foreign troops on jungle survival skills, is being scaled down this year due to the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The large, multinational military exercise has been known for its snake decapitating demonstration where soldiers drink the fresh blood from the headless snake before cooking the meat. Last August, after calls to stop the snake demonstration and others that involve killing animals, PETA announced that not a single animal was killed in the 2021 Cobra Gold exercise. The Royal Thai Armed Forces say Cobra […]

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28 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

Thai soldiers train the US and other foreign troops on jungle survival skills,

Great, let's teach modern soldiers how to fight like they did back in 1966 during Vietnam. 

What a good idea -  NOT

The US just has to keep finding ways to spend that 680 Billion dollar military budget every year. 

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36 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

Thailand’s annual Cobra Gold military exercise, where Thai soldiers train the US and other foreign troops on jungle survival skills, is being scaled down this year due to the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The large, multinational military exercise has been known for its snake decapitating demonstration where soldiers drink the fresh blood from the headless snake before cooking the meat. Last August, after calls to stop the snake demonstration and others that involve killing animals, PETA announced that not a single animal was killed in the 2021 Cobra Gold exercise. The Royal Thai Armed Forces say Cobra […]

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Thought PETA meant People Eating Tasty Animals

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4 minutes ago, ExpatPattaya said:

Great, let's teach modern soldiers how to fight like they did back in 1966 during Vietnam. 

What a good idea -  NOT

The US just has to keep finding ways to spend that 680 Billion dollar military budget every year. 

Relations. I see nothing wrong with Cobra Gold as is sort of like a friendship tradition. Next you will say do not allow USA Navy Pattaya port stops. Have you ever been to Pattaya when US Navy ships can be seen achored off shore? Or when Pattaya is full of US Navy guys and Navy gals at bars and walking around? Last time I was in Pattaya when the Navy was in town was March 2020, but been a long time since saw any ships right form the beach.

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too dangerous this year for both sides, spreading Omicron. Certainly US military will not be allowed to go to bars to merge with locals with dodgy ATK tests. 

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These are the guys keeping us safe from labor inflation from nearby countries. Thanks for doing a great service to our people. As always, the white guy on the left isn't wearing his mask correctly. 

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This has been going on since the End of the Vietnam War. The US Army had to flee from Saigon because the Vietcong knew their enviroment and defeated them with the most simple weapons just like the Taliban did in Afghanistan. So why waste time with the world's biggest bully that should sort out his own mess at home.

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