2 sides of the same coin : fireworks at the border and a defiant officer

A brief fight between Thai and Cambodian soldiers on the disputed site near Preah Vihar Temple was caused by misunderstanding and has been resolved, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Monday.

There is no report of casuality from both sides after they exchanged gunfire early Sunday about 20 kilometers from the temple. (Nation)

Abhisit is the misunderstanding. The alleged Prime Minister is unable to calm down and to give orders to a bunch of trigger-easy lunatics in military fatigues, the so called “Thai Army” ! It’s unbelievable.

It’s not the first time than those nuts are playing with their guns, like retarded children, at the border with Cambodia (read here, and there). So no surprise. Enough of the misunderstanding. No “oops I did it again”.

Where is Britney Spears ?

And each time, the clowns in Bangkok say “it’s a misunderstanding. Sorry, It won’t happen again”.

Of course, it’s a political game too… Abhisit is a victim… but also an accomplice. This little (and artificial, and grotesque) tension can serve him (with the story of Thaksin in Cambodia), to show that he’s a real warrior (ah ah ah ah), a real man. 😉

Now, let’s look at the other side of the same coin :

Army specialist Khattiya Sawasdipol, or Seh Daeng, said on Monday he would not rush to report to police to acknowledge charges of wrongful possession of war weapons found at his house.

Maj-Gen Khattiya said he would surrender to police, but he would wait another seven days or so to let things cool down a bit and then he would surrender in the early hours of the morning, possibly between 2am and 4am. (Bangkok Post)

Voila ! Another lunatic who thinks that he is above the law, because… well he wears an uniform and because he loves guns.

I mean : what’s going on ? Who is this guy with those ridiculous James Bond scenarios (“I’ll arrive between 2h15 and 3h48 AM, I’ll wear black sunglasses. Why ? Because my name is Seh Daeng with a S and a D.”) ?

Wake me up, it’s a nightmare.

Those are 2 small events. Indeed. But they are symbolic. They show what is the biggest problem for the country, its biggest liability : the army.

The army is not the solution.

In Thailand, the army is obviously part of the problem.

5 Responses to “2 sides of the same coin : fireworks at the border and a defiant officer”


  1. 1 RockderkmeBaby 26 January 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Like any mere politician could control the army!! Abhisit’s just the face of the moment, saddled with the ridiculous task of explaining one heinous military blunder after another (with a smile). And what’s that other uniformed group he also has zero control over? What hope for good ordinary Thais with leadership like this?

  2. 2 Pricilla 26 January 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Militaries interfering in politics seems to be part and parcel of Banana Republics. They don’t actually have anything to do relating to defending the country so so are involved in “business” (corruption) and politics (corruption). They are basically parasites on the economy, but in all fairness in that they are just one of many groups elbowing for their place at the trough.

    There again I suppose what happened to Taksin is a clear warning to any government that tries to defy the Military. If you arm a parasitic entity why be surprised when you see where the guns are pointed? I suppose at least here is still better than Africa or Burma etc.

  3. 3 fall 26 January 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Everything in this freaking country were said to caused by misunderstanding!
    What’s the matter with Thai people? Are they all idiot or something?

  4. 4 Insanity 26 January 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Nearly everyone’s quality of life is being degraded as the world is divided between Banana Republics & Kleptocracy governments (“rule by thieves”).

    Both have the same aim to take advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class, via the embezzlement of state funds derived from tax payments, or money laundering schemes, at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service.

    There is no misunderstanding!

  5. 5 Lord HaHa 27 January 2010 at 2:38 am

    A little out of date but still pertinent:

    By Tammy, this blog humanity journalist
    http://thaiintelligentnews.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/latest-thai-cambodian-conflict-jokes/

    Why does the Thai government say Cambodia’s wanting 50-50% oil and gas split is not fair and the Thai wanting 80% split is fair?
    Because the Thai government thinks it is smart and the Cambodians are so backward and stupid.

    Why does the Thai government say the Khmer empire Phra Viharn relic is Thai?
    Because the Thais have no idea of how to build such a great thing so they can only try to steal it.

    Why did Taksin went to Cambodia?
    Because the Cambodian offered Taksin a home, when the Thai government kept him on the run for a long time now.

    Why did Thailand send spies and intelligence people to follow Taksin in Cambodia?
    Because the Thai government was curious if Taksin or Hun Sen will win in their golf rounds.

    Why is the Thai press so nationalistic and far right?
    Because they think helping the Thai government beating on a small country make them important.

    If war breaks-out between Thailand and Cambodia, who will win?
    Cambodia will win because it can export more wood to Thailand to make coffins.

    Why does the Thai government say Cambodians are sending guns into Thailand to cause a revolt?
    Because the Thai government knows most Thais hate it and guns is all that is needed to topple it.

    Why does the Thai Army says it can win a war with Cambodia to newspapers?
    Probably because the Thai Army is about 100 times bigger than Cambodia’s army, but still can help braging about winning.

    Why do most Thai guys hate the Thai Cambodian conflict?
    Because they have a hard time choosing between cute Cambodians chicks and being called a traitor.

    Is it Taksin or Cambodia that caused the Thai Cambodian conflict?
    Neither, it is the Thai government’s ego.

    Why is the globe on Cambodia’s side in this Thai Cambodian conflict?
    Don’t know, but the Thai government says the globe is un-fair and un-just.

    Why did Thailand’s foreign minister called Cambodia’s prime minister a Cheap Thug?
    Because the Thai foreign minister is a classy thug.

    What is the best way to solve the Thai Cambodian conflict?
    Get France to pound some senses into the Thai government’s head.

    Why does Taksin advising Cambodia economic development is such a threat to Thailand?
    Because the Thai government is afraid Taksin will pass on information how Thailand is a fail state to the Cambodians.
    Why is ASEAN on Cambodia’s side?
    Who know, maybe it is about how the Thai government is so friendly to everyone that everyone can not help but love back.

    Why is the Thai foreign minister is under investigations for terrorism?
    Because the mere sigh of him freaks the shit out of every diplomat on the globe.

    Why does the Thai poll say Thais support the government on the Cambodian conflict?
    The heck with the Thai poll because the global poll says the Thai government is full of propaganda crap.


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