Mini war Thailand/Cambodia : 3 soldiers killed, 7 wounded

Remember what the clown Abhisit said 2 days ago, in London : “Everything is normal in Thailand. Political stability has returned “.

Sure. Abhisit is a disgrace. Resignation !

Fighting between Thai and Cambodian soldiers in a disputed border region has stopped after an exchange of heavy gunfire, Thai Foreign Ministry spokesman Tharit Charungvat said by telephone.

“The army chiefs are now talking,” Tharit said. “We asked for a ceasefire and do not want to use force.”

Cambodian and Thai troops engaged in “large-scale fighting” today, Cambodian government spokesman Phay Siphan said by phone. Two Thai soldiers were killed and six wounded, he said. Tharit denied the claim and said Thailand had suffered no deaths or injuries.

Two Cambodian soldiers were killed after soldiers fired at each other in at least three locations on the border, Agence France-Presse said, citing government spokesman Khieu Kanharith. Phay Siphan said he couldn’t confirm the Cambodian deaths. (Bloomberg)

Last october, there were already some fightings. And who was Prime Minister then ? Samak.

This is what happens when insane politicians use a border issue for their own gains.

UPDATE
It’s confirmed by Thailand : 2 thai soldiers were killed and 7 wounded.

UPDATE 2
Abhisit was fast to open… the umbrella. In a perfect Abhisit way if I may say… Nothing to worry about… it was just a “misunderstanding“. 😉

Abhisit Vejjajiva has blamed a “misunderstanding” as the cause of a Thai-Cambodian border clash yesterday near the Preah Vihear Hindu temple in which one Thai and two Cambodian soldiers died.

Several other people, including officials, were injured as both sides exchanged gunfire on two occasions, in the morning and afternoon.

I think it’s clear now : Abhisit himself is… a misunderstanding.

An error.

A fault.

UPDATE 3
It continues saturday…

Cambodian troops opened fire twice at Thai troops at the border here Saturday afternoon.

No one was injured in the shootings, seen as attempts to provoke the Thai troops.

9 Responses to “Mini war Thailand/Cambodia : 3 soldiers killed, 7 wounded”


  1. 1 fall 3 April 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I think the proper term is “skirmish”.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 3 April 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I don’t agree : a “skirmish” would lead to a few bruises…. Here we have 4 deads, 7 wounded…

    Plus the fact that it’s not the first time…

    It shows the total insanity of the current gvt (and no jealousy… Samak and Somchai before too) and the military “leaders”. This is what happens when politicians and lunatics in uniform are playing with cheap nationalism.

    2 thai soldiers were sacrified because of little dirty political games…

  3. 3 World Insanity 3 April 2009 at 3:00 pm

    This border issue is a smoke screen for what is really going on in this country. When a government has unsolvable domestic problems, they try to distract the public by creating foreign conflicts.

  4. 4 World Insanity 3 April 2009 at 3:12 pm

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

  5. 5 fall 4 April 2009 at 4:01 am

    Of course, it’s a misunderstanding.
    Thai Foreign Minister fiery speech and insult on stage was a misunderstanding.
    The Dem passionate no-confidence voting focused on reclaiming the temple was a misunderstanding.

    Be a man, Abhisit and say it out loud.
    “We do not mean anything we actually said when we were an opposition. It was just to get us in power.”
    Admit it before your vanity and two-cent dignity bring about war and cost more human lives…

  6. 6 George P Tuckeer 4 April 2009 at 6:26 am

    The economy is in the doldrums and things are going to get worse. Real people are undergoing real suffering.

    While it’s true that in light of the fact that this is a worldwide crisis, the Thai government can do little in the way of providing solutions.

    However, there *are* things the government can do ease the immediate suffering of the worst affected and they’ve done little in that regard. What the government has done so far has been ineffectual, wasteful and downright clownish.

    In light of the above, this border skirmish is a distraction. Let’s not allow the media —including TC! :)— to blow it out of proportion, and let’s not allow them (government and media) to take their eyes off the ball that matters: the economy. Because when people’s livelihoods are destroyed, the very fabric of society is threatened.

  7. 7 Bob 4 April 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Nerver ever believe whst thais say!!!

  8. 8 InPhuket 6 April 2009 at 3:47 am

    I can almost hear the clown say to a grieving mother “I am sorry your son has died at our border, but don’t worry, it was just a ‘misunderstanding'”

  9. 9 អគ្គលីបុត្រ 8 April 2009 at 1:52 am

    How many dead is not important! The important thing is who invade whom? Everybody said Thai troop is stronger. But why they did not continue to fight to make all Khmer troop dead? Why did they stop?
    Khmer dead is a hurt, but a hurt that makes Khmer stronger, but if Thai dead, it is a trouble, a trouble that makes Thai troop to flee from war. They drop the gun and run away. Khmer used to hurt for long time. We never be afraid to hurt anymore. Khmer Rough used to kill their own races. Why they are afraid to kill foreigner?
    Thai said Preah Vihear is belong to them, but why they destroy their own temple with gunfire? For Khmer, we protect our own properties.


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