Thailand’s new military junta, which was heralded by Western media to abolish the atrocities of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled brother (who levied heavy taxes on the rich to provide free health care, education and micro-credit lending to the poor), has now been granted permission to travel abroad.

As a reminder, the media portrayed the Thai protesters as an underprivileged class when all along the leader of the protesters, Mr. Suthep, was one of the wealthiest men in Thailand and was charged with two murders and treason.  He opened his own law firm of 26 full- time lawyers to write his defense while campaigning ceaselessly before the naive camera men of U.S. and European news agencies that Ms. Yingluck was corrupt.

Ironically, all he really wanted was to not pay taxes, so he overthrew a government elected with a greater than 60% majority in four consecutive elections.