As I wrote here, in the GT200 scandal, Abhisit fights against himself, inside a basket full of contradiction.
-Abhisit knows that the whole story is a national shame, a scam, supported by the military
-but Abhisit can’t give an order to the Army, because the real power lies in the Army’s hands. Abhisit is the mere governor of a Potemkin State.
-and the Chief of Army took obviously great pleasure to remind (the hard way) the rules to Abhisit.
That leads the Prime Minister to use some stupid rethoric, as an escape route.
For that matter the GT200 scandal is a curse, a daily torture. He had to endure exactly the same situation during the Refugees scandal last year (read here).
Look at the latest example :
“An immediate ban could lead to chaos,” Abhisit said. “Those working in the field will ask what alternative do they have. And what can we say if we order a ban and bombs explode immediately?”
Here we have an intelligent man, educated at Oxford, who came to (the obvious) conclusion that GT200 was nothing more than a fraud, who had the courage (let’s not fear this word) to say publicly that the GT200 was inefficient… This very same man is now forced to attract ridicule by making, in public, such inane statements.
It’s a condensate of cheap rethoric and idiotic syllogism (you remember : “All men are mortal. Socrates is a man…”)
Let me translate for you :
-the army needs detectors. if we ban the GT200 and a bomb explodes, then it will lead to chaos… therefore we can not ban the GT200.
The poor guy is so stuck, that he has to sell himself like a whore, in order to justify what can’t be justified.
Because eventually, it’s all what this story is about : the GT200 is a fraud therefore the GT200 should not be used.
The Army should stop using it. Period.
Any other explanations, any other ideas, any other justifications are nothing more than intellectual frauds.
But wait, it’s not finished.
The “users who have come to trust” the device still had to be convinced, he said. “Time is needed to get those working [in the deep South] to understand the situation. But one thing must be clear. The device must not be used against human beings, as mistakes can lead to problems, not to mention lawsuits,” he added.
“At tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting, I will instruct the [Science] ministry to come up with a plan to decommission the GT200s,” he said.
The plan should include measures to assist the military in finding new devices, he said. (Nation)
Like a pathetic athlete… Abhisit managed to come up with the lastest part of his twisted inferring, his false reasoning.
-since we can not ban the GT200 because it would create chaos
-and since the military on the ground do need explosive detectors
-we have to wait… for the Army to find a replacement… !
-therefore : before the Army finds a replacement… the Army will continue to use the GT200
Thai politicians love to use such figures de style in order to subdue the plebeians (it works very well with people with low education)…
But here, I don’t really think Abhisit enjoys it. He has to try to bend common sense, basic inferring and logic, in order to save face and to (try to) close the case.
You know what ? I start feeling pity for the guy. He has a really hard job. 😉