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Fatal car bomb in central Bangkok

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:27 AM
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Fatal car bomb in central Bangkok


news.bbc.co.uk

A suspected car bomb has killed one person in Bangkok, as tensions rise in a long-standing political crisis.

The blast occurred quite near the parliament building, where anti-government protesters are trying to block top officials from leaving.

Earlier in the day, police fired teargas to disperse the protesters, injuring at least 65 people.
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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:27 AM
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This can only be part of the police efforts to disperse the crowd.

I cannot see how this is a terrorist action.

You'd think any terrorist would have driven the car into the parliament buildings not into a crowd protesting the government.

This stinks. something is very wrong here.


They are members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), a group that wants to replace the one-man, one-vote system with a system in which some of the representatives are chosen by professions and social groups rather than the general electorate.

Is this why?
Are the government there scared and desperate that they haveorganised this 'suspected' car bomb?

i wouldn't put it past them not to.

They say rats are highly dangerous when cornered.

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:02 AM
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Consider to be electable for Parliament in Thailand you must have a college education. Only 2% of the people have that.

The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


Though their educational system is set up to secure none gets too much educated, they unfortunately have educated enough to stand up against the injustice of feudal system, out of date, based on religious principels from times more simpel.


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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:29 AM
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That's incredible, Sounds like class-ism.

Is it fairly easy for Thai's to go to another country for their education?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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How odd. First there is a report on this 'car bomb' and now they report about troops going in.


Troops have been deployed on the streets of the Thai capital Bangkok after police failed for a second time to disperse anti-government protesters.

Protesters have been gathered outside the parliament building trying to stop the Prime Minister, Somchai Wongsawat, from leaving.

Mr Somchai has been holding emergency talks with military commanders on how to resolve the stand-off.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Is this further evidence that the bomb was ordered by the government to disperse the corwds, which failed, and now they order the troops in to clear things up by any means?



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:13 AM
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Yes, if you have money it is no problem. The rich get educations in US, UK and Australia. The wealthy in Singapore and Malaysia. The well-enough-offs get it in China and India.

The general problem for Thai students abroad is climate and food very different from what they are used to.

The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


My shot considering the carbomb, it is the military or police forces trying to create enough havok to justify a (probably violent) crack down.


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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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These tensions have been brewing for a while now.

I posted this over a month ago.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

No one seemed to care then......



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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The problem for Thai people is no one cares. The problem for Thailand (investments) is when the world cares.


The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


There's a silent agreement between MSN and high profile investment not to mention anything unnecasery when it comes to civil turmoil, to downplay it when not possible to conceal.

Like they did in May 1992, in Oct. 76 etc. Officially they are incidents with a few hundred causualties. Human rights NGO's set the numbers in thousands and calls them massacres.

The deal is to protect one of the most profitable and well functioning investment climates on the planet.



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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 06:48 AM
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I guess you're right
Which is very sad for these people.



posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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as pointed out Thailand is strickly governed by "classism" as you call it. It is based on thai buddhism, which does directly evolve from earlier hinduism.
See Ankor Wat, one of the mysteries of modern man.
It has become accepted that it fell apart in months (not years) due to rape and pillage of the surrounds. Trees were stripped, water ran out, everyone left.

Raped of the natural resources it fell in a day, like Easter Island.

Back in this time Siam (Thailand) Myanmar(Burma) and Cambodia were basically identical kingdoms under rule from an elite bloodline of kings.

The interesting thing is classism becomes an endemic part of even a modern asian society.

It is thought that in Ankor the peasants/workers, although under a king or deity, were housed and fed within the amazing structures we see today. It may have been a genre of socialism that worked (don't shoot me yet, I mean evidence suggests that it may have worked well for 600-100 years).

Anyone who has been to Ankor will have considered this.

In modern Bangkok people are educated (perhaps not the fact over the whole country) but they are still victim to higher forces, and wealth may have dictated godly power, to this day.

These PAD protests are a recent version of 30yrs of an educated middle class, who is still loyal to the patriarch, but also free thinking.

The sad part is that corrupt money is driving a wedge between a beautiful culture of acceptance and a time when people descibed as activists are actually normal people moving with the times.

Thais are the most proud people on earth. They love their kingdom and state religion.
What these protests are showing us is how far elitist forces will manipulate a situation for their own means.

The man behind it is a chinese thai, who got outrageously wealthy as a business man and politician by using this knowledge against his prolateriat and purely for his financial gain.




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