Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Bangkok's Burning ~ Retribution for the Thai Army's Massacre of its Narathiwat Thai Muslims?
It wasn't too long ago that we read and saw the videos as above showing the Thai Army and Police blatantly shoot and massacre the Thai Muslim population at Tak Bai as they damn well pleased!
We also read of how the Thai Courts conveniently found their military 'innocent' of such brutal massacres and freed them from all charges of mass murdering unarmed civilians who were Muslims of Southern Siam now called Thailand.
Here is the news report :
Thai court clears military of Tak Bai massacre
Fri, 29 May 2009
A court in southern Thailand on Friday cleared military personnel of any misconduct in the Tak Bai incident in October, 2004, an action that resulted in the death of 85 Thai-Muslims. The Songkhla Court ruled that military personnel were carrying out their duties in the Tak Bai crackdown, in which 78 alleged demonstrators suffocated after being stacked like logs on trucks taking them to prison.
The court, ruling on a post-mortem inquest into the Tak Bai incident, noted that Thai authorities were acting under an Emergency Law which states officials could not be subjected to civil, criminal or disciplinary liabilities arising from their actions while performing their duty.
"The relatives of the victims are not satisfied with the decision," said Anchana Nilaphaichit, whose lawyer husband Somchai went missing more than five years ago when trying to defend Thai-Muslims charged with terrorist activities in the deep South.
"The people can't do anything," Anchana said. "All they can do is walk away." She added that some relatives were expected to appeal the verdict.
On October 25, 2004, Thai soldiers cracked down on thousands of demonstrators at Tak Bai, Narathiwat province, 750 kilometres south of Bangkok, with tear gas, water cannon and batons.
More than 1,000 of the demonstrators were tied and loaded on army trucks, piled five bodies high, to be taken to Ingkayuthaborihaan Army Camp in Pattani.
Some 78 of the prisoners died of suffocation en route to the camp. Seven others died in the crackdown on the demonstration.
The incident, which outraged human rights activists and Muslim communities around the world, also helped to inflame a separatist struggle in the majority-Muslim deep South, which has simmered for decades.
Some 3,500 people have died in the escalating violence in the deep South - comprising Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces - over the past five years.
The region's separatist struggle took a more militant turn in January, 2004, when insurgents raided an army depot, killing four soldiers and making off with 300 weapons.
The incident sparked a series of brutal government crackdowns, including the Tak Bai incident, on the separatist movement, which turned much of the area's 2 million people, 80 per cent of whom are Muslim, against the central government.
Although the region, which centuries ago was the independent Islamic sultanate of Pattani, was conquered by Bangkok about 200 years ago, it has never wholly submitted to Bangkok's rule.
Analysts said the region's Muslim population, the majority of whom speak a Malay dialect and follow Malay customs, feels alienated from the primarily Buddhist central government.
There is a popular saying that the prayers of those who are victimized are not in vain.
Barely a year after the then Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was deposed in a military coup, Thailand's new government under Abhisit Vejjajiva today reels under the ferocious defiance of Thaksin's rogue mercenary citizen protesters @ the Red shirted protesters where he has no choice but to order his army to open fire and crush the dissidents!
Talk about retribution for the lives of the Tak Bai Muslims lost during the massacre on October 25th 2004!
Do we need to wonder as to why the Pattani Muslims are not just going to let the Thais annihilate their people just like that without fighting to fight for their rights to live autonomously?
Today, Bangkok is being drenched in blood and set on fire. Instead of Thai Muslims, amulet wearing Thai Buddhists are being shot dead by the Thai Army and Police! Retribution?
Here are some photos I gleaned from sources online. Click on them to view them better!
There are many other photos and videos showing how it is right now in Bangkok which is experiencing a retribution period for all the sins of the Thais perpetrated against their Southern Thai Tak Bai Muslims in Oct 2004?
Today, Bangkok is being burnt and drenched in blood as a result of the Abhisit government failing to nip the Red Shirts uprising in the bud!
Thaksin Shinawatra is behind all these uprisings and he is on video testifying that he pays 500 Baht per protester rampaging through the streets of Bangkok!
Whatever it is, he's just shot his integrity to bits!
Meanwhile, here are some latest videos of Bangkok burning :