Second round : shootings, attempt of target killing, US and UK embassies close

After the grotesque “Road Map” blew off… reality is coming back with a vengeance.

The first round was on april 10 (26 deads). The second round started today with a string of events.

shooting and incidents at Lumpini : at least 1 dead, 10 wounded

-target assassination (attempt) of Seh Daeng (the “military” red leader). He was shot in the head by a snipper at Rajprasong tonight (CNN video here).
I guess it’s going to be difficult this time to accuse him of being the leader of the “men in black”, the famous “terrorists” who shot at protesters last month… I’m sure we can trust Abhisit to find a decent and logic explanation….

state of emergency extended to 15 provinces (while the security apparatus crushes the protesters in Bangkok, it’s important to prevent their “komrades” based up country to react)

-the US and the UK close their embassies.

-… foreign journalist reports more shooting tonight

Overall, It could be the “final” round…

Red as blood.

But the important point is to think about the “rule of law”, the “democracy” etc. The key words used over and over again by the government. And to trust the orwellian “Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation”.

Educated in the UK, Abhisit was a very good learner… “Road map”, Orwell, the Newspeak, thoughtcrime, the Ministry of Peace, Ministry of Plenty, Ministry of Love, and the Ministry of Truth… He knows the whole set…

It’s just -another- sad, and even tragic day for Thailand.

26 Responses to “Second round : shootings, attempt of target killing, US and UK embassies close”


  1. 1 Traveler 14 May 2010 at 3:39 am

    Seh Daeng himself hinted in his last interview with the Bangkok Post that he has sympathies or even a connection to the so-called ‘Black Shirts’ (‘Ronins’ as he liked to call them, comparing himself to a Samurai as well who feels kind of lost).

    Given that he did his best to insult several dozens of very powerful people (I’m not speaking of the government, but the military, various Red Shirt leaders, heads of other parties etc.) during the last weeks alone, he has made himself so many enemies during this short time alone that I think it really doesn’t need another conspiration theory that the shooter might have been a government agent or whatever.

  2. 2 ThaiCrisis 14 May 2010 at 4:18 am

    Of course… the shooter was perhaps hired by Mickey Mouse or Winnie the Pooh. Like hundred previous attacks, bombing, shooting, murders in Thailand… we won’t know the truth. Never.
    But my point : perhaps the government is responsible.

    You can’t discard this possibility just because several other institutions and individuals wanted Seh Daeng dead.

  3. 3 GmanFoo 14 May 2010 at 5:04 am

    Government sponsored killings!
    When one would deduct fruits, beaches, shopping, smiles, sabai sabai, sanuk, thai food, pussy, massages, religion, cult, etc. from the picture and would look only at the state of government, corruption and so-called “democracy” in Thailand, then I wonder which country would look better: Thailand or Afghanistan. Or have they become frightingly similar on a political level? Do they need a Yugoslavian style civil way with a similar ending to get rid of their corrupt police, corrupt army, corrupted mindset? And maybe democracy is not the right from of government at all…

  4. 5 fall 14 May 2010 at 8:32 am

    High power rifle, infiltrated position, night shooting, and combine with head shot.
    It’s logical to narrow down the shooting as by someone with access to weapon, equipment, and training… aka. soldier’s sniper or police’s markman.

    It’s mind boggling why the media have never condemn this government, compare to the PAD protest crackdown.

    Let’s have no double standard and shoot every leaders of every protest!

  5. 6 Anonymous 14 May 2010 at 10:13 am

    This second-round crackdown has proved the existence of a govt sniper team just like in the 10 April incident. At that time, video clip clearly shows a guy holding a flag who suddenly fell down after being hit by a sniper using high velocity rifle.

    For me, it is very clear that the shooter must be Sae Daeng’s enemy and I am amused to read other bloggers’ posting that suggested it might have been done by the reds themselves.

  6. 7 Rockderk 14 May 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Seh Daeng had several arrest warrants out for him and was looking at dismissal from the army; a court martial. None was carried out even though the guy’s been running around central Bangkok like a hi-so teen on ketamine. Why, you have to wonder, was he not simply nabbed during his hi profile jaunts around the toy barricade? Could it be that someone didn’t want to see him in court, didn’t want him saying things that might implicate the military elite? I guess someone would have to have an over active imagination to think that.

  7. 8 In Phuket 14 May 2010 at 5:52 pm

    The effects of the last few months political mess are painstakingly apparent now.
    I am now staying in a beautiful 55 Room hotel, directly on the beach, in a small town just south of Surathani.
    This is a large full-service hotel with pool amazing pool, restaurant, massage, game room, bar, karaoke etc.
    I have been here for 3 days.

    I AM THE ONLY GUEST HERE.

    Som Nam Na LOS

  8. 9 Jerry 14 May 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Some people-traveller- are really ridicolous…
    they believe to the words of the world ‘s most brutal and genocidal government.
    Poor idiots
    Hitler Abishit has been trying to convince the army generals to massacre men, women, elders and children to “wipe them out like cockroaches” to use his words…
    Well, the world most horrible assassins are here…we know…
    i remember when army threw 650 corpses of innocent students into the river in 1992 (but the total death toll of that GENOCIDE was by several thousands). or what about the royal snipers who in 1974 massacred DOZENS OF THOUSANDS of innocents, including children ?
    Nothing in the world after the second world war, compares to the most brutal elite in the world.
    0.001% of multi billionaire who keeps millions in slavery and starvation.
    Check the WHO website: Thailand has one of the highest extreme malnourishment rate in the planet,people in the countryside only eats ants,cockroaches and rats. I know people they have ever eaten anything different for their whole lifes…they work 15 hours a day 365 days a year for just 100-150 baht a day…less than a capuccino in the elite shop caffess for the genocidal elite.
    Revolution will go on….the time of genocide and slavery must come to an end….few centuries after France, now…Thailand

  9. 10 ThaiCrisis 14 May 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I AM THE ONLY GUEST HERE.

    Must be weird…. 😉

    I think other factors than the political circus are probably playing : the recession. I know we are supposed to use the words “recovery”, “green shoots” etc… and some figures, fruits of the Great Extend and Pretend, could give some credibility to this idea… But nothing sustainable.

    The deep and violent imbalances, quietly (or less, see what is happening in Europe) are building up…

  10. 11 Vichai N 14 May 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Why on earth did Thailand ban your website ThaiCrisis? You probably run the most nonsensical inane political website there is – – ergo: harmless.

    And your economic posters even outdo your political insight for deep nonsense.

  11. 12 ThaiCrisis 14 May 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Following your logic, the thai authorities are totally inane of banning my inane website.

    Which is exactly what I try to demonstrate, over and over. 😉

    You are the living proof of what I point out about Thailand.

    And as Thai, you just shot yourself in the foot (which seems to be currently a national sport for people like you, unfortunately they are shooting at other’s feet and… heads).

  12. 13 Bedwyr 14 May 2010 at 10:13 pm

    And so Vichai N, in an spectacular display of debating wit and wisdom, makes himself ‘persona non grata’ in yet another internet blog.

    Must be running out by now…

  13. 14 dave fairtex 14 May 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Reading the accounts, its pretty clear to me that Seh Daeng was a sort of “live by the sword” fellow; once bombs and bullets started to fly (some pretty clearly unleashed by his “inspiration” if not command), its not unexpected that he would become a casualty himself.

    Condone assassination? Certainly not. It leads to a tit-for-tat escalation of violence, which solves nothing. Now his boys will no doubt break out the sniper rifles and pick out targets of their own.

    But it was not surprising, given the bomb and grenade attacks on the PAD, the police and the other anti-red protesters. Reading the things he said both before and recently, he was an obvious target.

  14. 15 koko 14 May 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “I guess it’s going to be difficult this time to accuse him of being the leader of the “men in black”, the famous “terrorists” who shot at protesters last month”

    maybe it’s because he is the leader of the “men in black” that’s why he got taken out?

  15. 16 Vichai N 14 May 2010 at 10:39 pm

    TC you believe yourself politically very savvy about the Thai situation so please help me answer two questions:

    a) Do you think Thaksin and General Khattiya (up to the point when he was shot) were in cahoots to nurture this near ‘civil war’ currently entangling Thailand? (hint: General Khattiya was quoted in a Wall St. Journal interview that his authority came directly from Thaksin Shinawatra and by Khattiya’s own words ” . . says he raised his ragtag militia for one last mission: to turn the marathon antigovernment protest on the streets of Bangkok into a full-blown civil war.”

    b) Who TC do you believe will profit the most from a ‘near civil war’ in Thailand?

  16. 17 Lothar 14 May 2010 at 10:56 pm

    @Anonymous: “I am amused to read other bloggers’ posting that suggested it might have been done by the reds themselves.”

    Well i’m not amused by this stupid facists guys (most of them our freedom loving US American friends) who blog and comment for example on thaivisa.com. They are part of the problem and should be handled in the same way as the red are now approching the real main problem.

    I’m really happy that i’m banned by so many Forums and Blogs. It keeps my blood pressure down. Following all the uninformed journalists in the public mass media is hurting enough right now.

  17. 18 ThaiCrisis 15 May 2010 at 12:54 am

    Yes I see through. And clearly. Because, unlike you, I’m looking at the big picture.

    The questions you’re asking, hidden in a cloud of cheap dialectic, are quite irrelevant. What do you me want to say ? That the evil Thaksin wants to create a “civil war” ? The audience is scared. And then ? Once you have said that, basically, you have said nothing.

    We could talk for hours about the lunatic Khattiya (by the way if you think I’m a thaksinistas you should peruse my old post, and this one about the infamous general), or the color of Thaksin’s underwear, etc.

    It would lead nowhere.

    The big picture is very simple, and I wrote it in 2007 : the King’s death is awakening the factions.

    The royal succession is the key.

    It’s a classic power struggle, a basic concept old as the human history itself.

    But in Thailand, there are other factors that are acting as leverages. The thai society is like a sclerosis. The “unity” was a fiction, a fiction that was upheld by a group, for its own interests using the monarchy.

    I don’t want to make cheap marxist analysis, but nobody can’t deny (now) that Thailand will change. Has changed already.

    The social situation compounds the power struggle.

    An erzats of absolute monarchy, used as political proxy by a bunch of lunatics in uniform (the famous thai army, so called guard and mother of the nation), is just not sustainable in the 21th century.

    Voila. All the other issues are pink mini skirts to untertain the masses. A circus.

    You don’t agree, fair enough. You want to keep the status quo, I understand perfectly. In your position, I would do exactly the same. But a basic study of history shows that are you’re at the wrong side of the stick, If I may say.

    Thailand can’t afford the luxury of a new 1976, a new 1992… Of course, the current government will do it, is doing it (apparently). It won’t solve the problem. On the contrary. The country will change. The royal succession is the key.

  18. 19 Jerry 15 May 2010 at 3:21 am

    Lothar…me too…
    I have been banned from Thaivisa after a pseaudo-Nazi (many of them) were referring to poor peasents from Ysaan as “thugs” and “they should be crushed by force if necessary”.
    I answered talking about the illegal criminal ass-licking PM ABUSIVE Abhisit and i have been banned immediately and i have received death threats by email.
    Well, that s not a surprise in the world most brutal and repressive country.
    Unfortunately for them, i know Thai society quite well and i know Thai history better than 99.9999% of Thais.
    I read all the “dangerous” books which are forbidded in Thailand.
    Thaicrisis is a smart man who got the point,but this situation is even deeper than the already important royal succession: this is a real revolution, a world class revolution against a FEUDAL AND ALMOST-SLAVERY SYSTEM .
    BTW, these black shirts are obviously paid by the ruling elite and the Privy Council : 3 weeks ago I was in Pinklao in the market and i saw two of them passing with a motorcicyle and hurling a bomb which injured two policemen, i was at 20 meters…
    I know they are NOT RED SHIRTS…they are government THUGS, MERCENARIES….
    Up with the truth, the free speech and with the Thai revolution !
    (hey i am not a leftist, just in case, i am a liberal, a true liberal who believes anybody should be given an opportunity at birth)…

  19. 20 dave fairtex 15 May 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Jerry – your powers of discernment must be astonishing that you can determine whose payroll someone is on from 20 meters away. I must confess, I’m not in your league.

    One thing to note: revolutions do not have a good record in how they end up. Communist revolutions, French revolutions – these things tend to end badly, usually the most bloodthirsty and politically astute people end up in power, and at the end of the day after a lot of rank and file die in the name of change, the peasants just end up exchanging one set of masters for another.

    It is telling that something has split the top leadership of the Reds. Once again the apparent moderates are bailing, leaving the more extreme members in charge. That’s the usual pattern in these sorts of affairs.

    There is one that did end well – in India. But it was not violent; I wonder why those methods aren’t being used by the current Red leaders, since it would seem to align well with the buddhist nature of the Thai people.

  20. 21 Insanity 15 May 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Why Bangkok bloodshed should concern the West
    SIMON TISDALL
    May 16, 2010
    http://www.theage.com.au/world/why-bangkok-bloodshed-should-concern-the-west-20100515-v5ic.html?

  21. 22 Jerry 15 May 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Look at the comments in the Bangkok Post: criminals praising the government actions and ask to crush and kill all the protesters.
    Anybody who dares to criticise this genocide will not see his comment posted.
    Bangkok Post is another criminal organization acting is sponsoring the massacre and the genocide of the Thai population in favour of a dying monkey who never smiles and a bunch of chinese billionaires and some madmen pluriassassin generals.
    Not even a single comment criticing the government is posted.
    Well, why that stupid government ass licking Vichai wonder why the world msot genocidal government should ban a innocent blog like this ?
    Since free speech doesn t exist anywhewre in Thailand and there is not a single newspaper nor a single TV nor radio station which is allowed to give even the minimal criticism agsinst the bunch of assassins controlling this country, they paranoia is all against the thosands of websites they are blocking, including the Wikipedia biography of the Monkey who never smiles.
    Myanmar ? Give them a break…the worst criminal ruling elite is just here…in Thailand…
    Abhisit is looking of glory…who knows if the bastard pluriassasin corrupt thief is collecting the heads of all innocents he sends to be massacred.

  22. 23 Jerry 16 May 2010 at 12:48 am

    Look my friend, this comment comes from Bangkok Post (check it out if you don t believe me):

    Discussion 10 : 15/05/2010 at 09:43 PM10

    they have violated every law. they were ORDERED to leave.now they remain at their own risk. sweep the streets and take out the trash please!

    ———-
    “sweep the streets and take out the trash, please”

    This genocidal comment was posted of course..

    Try to say anything against the mass murderer genocidal government, …you will be censored straight away…

  23. 24 Lothar 16 May 2010 at 3:11 am

    Well Jerry, the real problem of Thaivisa is if they get blocked their whole business model collaps and George can start selling orange juice on the street. The cooperation with the worst english newspaper in Thailand made it even worse.

    So what can you expect from a forum where nobody can mention the real problems. There are so many bored Farangs who’s most intimate knowledge about Thailand is the history of beer prices. They don’t understand the fine tuning of the thai speeches that is necessary to avoid lese majeste.

    With freedom of speech it would be easy to silence most of this stupid couch potato facists.

    Unfortunately almost all thai forums have the same problem. I only found one german forum dedicated to thai politics which does not care about lese majeste.

    In english there is “new mandela” and “thai political prisoners” but they are not forums.

  24. 25 davidb98 18 May 2010 at 1:05 pm

    how western governments handle protests
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/1b6c4l

  25. 26 antipadshist 27 May 2010 at 5:22 pm

    TC

    let me remind you your prophetic words 1.5 year ago in regard to SD:

    Watch out little general…

    apparently he didn’t watch out….


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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.


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