Bombs in Bangkok: My thoughts

In all honesty, I’m not at all shocked that their were bombs placed in Bangkok last night. The newspaper are reporting that its not from the Southern insurgency but from factions of the ousted Thaksin’s government.

If that was true, Thaksin is never stepping is foot in Thailand again.

My bets are on the Southern insurgency trying to get their point. Blowing up monks, teachers, children in the 3 provinces hasn’t gotten their point across. So, its only natural that the sick bastards move their chaos into the heart of Thailand.

But, of course no one is sure of who placed the bombs. Its all speculative right now since no faction has come out and claimed the attacks.

Which reminds when I was having dinner with a few highly ranked police officers 5 months ago, I told them that it was only a matter of time before the bombings took place here in Bangkok. They agreed. I then asked if they would be prepared if such a matter would happen. They said they ran drills before, but the majority of them said if it actually happened they all believed they’d be ill-prepared. Comforting, I know.

I have to say the saddest part of yesterday was watching the King make his address, while the bombs were going off.

7 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 4:16 am

    the problem is that no police force can be fully prepared for any terrorist activity. Hopefully this is the last of these attacks

  2. CRUE (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 4:18 am

    Do you guys work there? Im curious, if yes, what as?

  3. Bonafide (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 8:27 am

    Daniel: True, but to protect a city like Bangkok is damn near impossible I’d say. Just too many nooks and crannies, plus no one likes to obey the law here. I’m thinking there’s going to be some heavy enforcement going on soon.

    Crue: Yeah I work in BKK, I work on government projects.

  4. adrock2xander (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    Two words to describe pre-bomb Bangkok: Organised chaos.

    One can only imagine what the situation in Bangkok is like now.

  5. Rod (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    I must say having lived here for 6 years that someone actually did this… In the past there have been threats, and there was also a fake “stink bomb” in CM2 (Novetal) a couple of years back…

    Personally I am not sure who to believe at the moment as I just can not stop thinking that the so called “politicians of the past” would have investments in Bangkok that would be hurt if people were to stop coming to Thailand, or even worse the investment dollars were to stop coming to Thailand.

    I am sure the Army and Police will sort this one out pretty quickly.



  6. Mike (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 3:06 am

    Ha, why do people all of a sudden have faith in the Thai Police??
    I keep hearing “The Police will sort this out quickly,” as if the police have ever shown and competency. If they have, Im not aware of it. Dont we remember how this post even started? I doubt they will be able to do anything besides rushing out a explanation to calm people and make it look like theyre on the ball.

  7. tom (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 6:39 am

    This was so obviously an al-Qaida inspired attack, and the southern insurgency is the obvious source. The cowardice of the military to admit this and their dishonesty in blaming Thaksin is a sign of their corruption.

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