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Archive for November 26th, 2008

Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang Bang Bang…In Bangkok

Posted by redsatellite on November 26, 2008

What the heck is going on in Thailand? I love this Buddhist country….I’ve been to this peaceful place…not once, but…TWICE. Four years ago, they were hit by a tsunami that wiped out Phuket. God Bless them….they managed to survive that. Then, murdering Muslims decided to amp up their discontent in the south.

And now this?

Flights into Thailand have been thrown into chaos Wednesday after explosions at two Bangkok airports wounded four people and triggered the closure of its main international gateway– a major hub in the region for travelers.The blasts come a day after thousands of anti-government protesters stormed the airports to protest the return of Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from the APEC summit in Peru.
Anti-government group People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has accused his government of being a front for ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

A natural disaster- I get. Angry murdering Muslims- I understand. This?uh…not so much.

Pro- and anti-government protesters also exchanged gunfire, a Thai police official said. Protesters with golf clubs and long wooden sticks also clashed with airport taxi drivers, with each side throwing things at the other.

I’m in shock…I’m still trying to picture this. Trust me…this use to be a peaceful place.

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