An investigation into massive losses of weapons and explosives stolen from an arms depot of a military camp in the southern province of Phatthalung is underway, according to Panitan Wattanayagorn, acting government spokesman.
The incident was reported to police and concerned officials last Thursday, said Dr Panitan, adding that investigators were checking whether the stolen weapons and explosives were secretly transported within the insurgency-affected southern provinces or to Bangkok where anti-government protesters from the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) plan to hold a mass demonstration next Sunday aimed at ousting the government. (TNA)
They call that an “incident” ? ! Massive theft ? What about massive incompetence.
And massive stupidity ?
Informed sources claim about 6,000 assault rifles and a large amount of explosives were taken from Engineering Regiment 401, part of the Fourth Army Region, in Phatthalung Province, and the theft was only discovered on Tuesday.
Mr. Panitan said the investigation was focusing on the possibility the theft was “an inside job” and that since the loss, security at other army weapons warehouses, especially in Bangkok, has been tightened.
6 000 rifles ? Why not 450 missiles, 36 helicopters and 3 nuclear submarines ? I mean… a “possibility of an inside job“… Panitan is a sure winner… It would be hilarious if It wasn’t tragic…
Let’s recap :
1-as usual, it took a few days to publish such news. Fear ? Loss of face ? Or false flag operation, conducted by some bozo Dr Strangelove ?
2-the thai authorities are at war in the South…. and yet they seem totally unable to protect such “yummy” targets. And let’s remember that the insurgency (or whatever you want to call it) started officially… after a weapons depot was attacked and robbed in january 2004 !
3-it’s mind boggling to see the thai authorities drawing -so fast- a link between this attack and the Red Shirt rallye… I mean… by any logic the insurgents would be more likely the culprits.
4-it’s a miracle… today our dashing Prime Minister warns us about… “sabotage“. This guy is really smart. 😉 Or really… lucky.
Anyway. The bottom line is : logic went on holidays… perpetual holidays in Thailand. And meanwhile, some clowns, behind the scene, are playing with dangerous toys : weapons, minds and fear mongering.
An explosive cocktail.