-the incidents this morning made officially 77 wounded. The Reds claim that several people were killed.
It was not a crackdown. It was a local operation (Ding Daeng).
-Abhisit went live on TV at 11h45…
“urging protesters to go home so that the political situation could improve. He said the government would rush to ease the tensions. He said only peaceful rallies would be allowed.” (Nation)
Abhisit is over, because every hour with chaos shows that he’s weak.
What is his weapon ? To tell the protesters to… “go home ” ! Sure, they are going to be impressed and sure they will feel the Prime Minister’s resolve… Abhisit is an embarassement for the country. Eventhough the Reds might be crushed by the army soon, Abhisit is burned out.
In any case, he couldn’t lead the repression (if any). Casting error !
The man educated at Oxford, the “democracy lover”, the sweet talker, the buddy of Obama, the perfect son in law… wouldn’t order to shoot at the people ?
(are they shooting with “blanks bullets” ?)
(you’ll find on Getty Images many striking pictures taken during the last 24 hours, by press agencies. Click here)
(And a must see video footage from the BBC : monday afternoon, the soldiers charge toward the people, and open fire, click here)
Supreme Commander Gen Songkitti Chakkrabat addresss on a TV live at 3.15pm Monday that the urgent meeting of the emergency-tackling command wanted the public to realise that all citizens have equal rights including the rights to protest in peaceful means and all were under the laws.
The security force would not use violence and weapon against people if not necessary. They however would reserve the rights to protect themselves, to bring peace and order and to protect others’ rights, he said. (Nation)
And the version from Bangkok Post :
“We will not use arms to injure anyone,” Gen Songkitti said in a national address.
“We are all aware that we will not use weapons to injure the people because all are Thais. But we will have to use weapons to protect ourselves,” he said.
Gen Songkitti is the head of a committee overseeing the situation under state of emergency. The committee comprises of chiefs of the army, navy and air force.
“We will do all we can do bring the situation back to normal,” he said. “We will not use weapons unless necessary.”
Another perfectly nonsensical statement from the Supreme Clown in Uniform. It means nothing and everything, at the same time. It’s like the Magic Box : you decide what you want to put inside. It’s a cheap and vulgar rethoric trick from someone who clearly is afraid of his own shadow… and probably afraid for his job, his position, his status.
If he’s afraid to be labelled as as “murderer” in History books later… or if he is afraid to lose everything in case of a change of regime, well… he should put his words in line with his acts, and stop this bullshit.
3 pm: Army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd says that despite sporadic incidents. the operation to retake control of the Victory Monument and nearby areas has been “satisfactory”. He denies claims that some protesters had been killed. There had been no death, he insisted. (Nation)
Almost 12 hours of operation… to only retake control of a small area ?
He also says footage of soldiers aiming and firing at protesters could have misled the public, because the soldiers were only firing blank bullets.
You see this is why I hate military : they are just a bunch of clowns, and even worse, a bunch of simple minds. Dumbs. With liquid shit in their brain. It’s really unbearable.
You can see by yourself (YouTube video). We all believe indeed that soldiers were sent, to enforce the emergency decree, with blank bullets. And the taxi was also riddled by blank bullets. 😉