Sunday 7 August 2011

Thailand's Hurt Locker

The video is a must see for the Thai Bomb Squad member complete with bomb proof padded suit taking the full blast of a car bomb. The article by Patrick Wintour is a solid reminder that Southern Thailand is one of the most active conflict spots anywhere. Blaming doesn't help and so while I don't take sides with necessary peaceful negotiations, I remember full well how the Tak Bai and Krue Sae massacre under Thaksin Shinawatra were a disastrous episode in what was once a peaceful part of the country. I believe he regrets his actions now and I hope his sister the new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra can find a peaceful way to diminish the conflict.