A frightening new game of "Civil War Poker" has broken out in eastern nations and experts warn it is threatening to spiral out of control.
After an innocuous start with a shouting match in Thailand, Ukraine retaliated, saying "We'll see your shouting match and raise you a really loud shouting match." This was followed by Thailand raising to shootings, rioting and the odd death or two by hand grenades, and Ukraine raising to mass destruction.
Analysts are anxiously awaiting Thailand's next move, and some believe that should they escalate the game, Ukraine will send soldiers to Bangkok and enter the temples with their shoes on and insult King Bhumibol by calling him ***king Bumhole.
Everyone is hoping Muslim nations don't get involved, as when angry their poker faces tend to get blown all over the place, along with their limbs and internal organs.