Posts Tagged ‘haadyai blast’

Second Amendment in Southern Thailand

April 19, 12

Tipped by hutchrun, excerpt:

Thailand’s Buddhists Take Up Arms Against Insurgency

A deadly Thai insurgency has Buddhists scrambling for guns.

…a deadly insurgency is terrorizing Thailand’s south. The separatist movement, made up of mostly ethnic-Malay Muslims, roils the region with daily threats of sectarian violence and has prompted many Buddhist villagers, and even some monks, to take up arms in self-defense.

“First Muslim people came to our village and asked to buy our land,” says Suphorn Nison, a soft-spoken Buddhist in his mid-40s. “But they became less diplomatic when Buddhist people declined to leave.” The following month, Nison says, two men entered a convenience store operated by Nison’s father and executed him with two shots to his head. Nison claims the gunmen were Muslim and intended to send a stern message. Most Buddhists in his village left, but those who stayed, including Nison, formed a neighborhood-security force.

That was in 2006. Today such community-defense units are ubiquitous in Thailand’s south. Nison carries a revolver with him at all times. Many other Buddhists have also armed themselves, including a demure 38-year-old teacher, an acquaintance of Nison’s, who prefers a light Glock .22.

HuaHui, a long-bearded villager, exemplifies the kind of self-appointed power that the militia system offers Buddhists. At the entrance to his restaurant, he sits behind a makeshift bunker, holding an M-15 assault rifle. He keeps a cache of weapons on hand, along with special bullets designed to overcome “the voodoo of insurgents.” He’s been the target of drive-by shootings and bomb attacks more than a dozen times, he says. In the latest incident, “a month ago gunfire struck guests.” HuaHui sometimes patrols his district in a pickup truck, paying visits to friends—both Muslim and Buddhist—and making his presence felt to those he suspects of being on the “wrong side.” He visited a group of Chor Ror Bor in a nearby village who said the hordes of Army and police are not enough to secure the area. Later that evening, cars passing along the entry road to the village were struck by IEDs and gunfire.

And here’s what happens when people don’t have ways to protect themselves, from older posts The Wolves of Pattani, Southern Thailand and Photos of Brutally Murdered Victims of the Southern Thailand Pattani Insurgency:

Pattani1a

A beheaded motorcyclist. A threatening warning note was found on the body, you can see it and the translation at Zombietime.

Pattani1b

The removed head left near the body. Gruesome…

Pattani3

A soldier after the terrorists had their way with him. I forget, which is the merciless, inhuman organization of oppression again? The Thai government?

Pattani4

Brutalized dead body, probably of a monk, found in a house in a very unnatural position.

Pattani5

A tiny censor box to blot out the gore from a victim left on the train tracks to be run over… But that doesn’t stop you from realizing “Oh **** where’s the rest of the body?!”

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Worst of the lot – the viciously defiled body of a monk, so gory and heartless that basically the entire photo had to be censored to post it on my blog.

The above photos are sourced from Zombietime.com. The uncensored versions and more photos can be found there.

See also other related posts:

Bomb Blast in Haadyai – Long Running Brutal Terror Campaign Now Hits Malaysians

April 2, 12

Excerpt from The Star 2 April 2012:

Fears rise as tourism belt is hit by Thailand blasts

Saturday’s blast at the Lee Gardens Hotel has become the biggest talk up in the northern states because most of us would have stayed there at one time or another. Or worse, could have visited Haadyai over the weekend.

The Muslim insurgents have been blamed for the deadly coordinated attacks but there’s a huge difference this time.

In the past, the bombs were planted in small, isolated towns that are off the highway. They were mostly small scale with little damage caused.

Sometimes, monks were beheaded in gruesome manner to send powerful messages of discontent to the authorities in Bangkok.

But this is probably the first time that the Haadyai town centre has been hit. The bombing killed three people including a Malaysian.

By picking the 405-room Lee Gardens Hotel, a favourite of Malaysian and Singaporean tourists, the insurgents have now shifted their targets.

So I must ask moron apologists for terror again… How does whatever the eviiiiiiiiiiillllll Thai government do to Pattani Muslims justify the murder of Malaysians?

And such apologists please be warned… If you try and come at me with moral equivalence and/or justification for the above, I am more than prepared to smack your noob a$$es down.

The commentary also mentions beheaded monks. What exactly is it talking about?

Well, here are some of the photos:

Pattani1a

A beheaded motorcyclist. A threatening warning note was found on the body.

Pattani1b

The removed head left near the body. Gruesome…

Pattani3

A soldier after the terrorists had their way with him. I forget, which is the merciless, inhuman organization of oppression again? The Thai government?

Pattani4

Brutalized dead body, probably of a monk, found in a house in a very unnatural position.

Pattani5

A tiny censor box to blot out the gore from a victim left on the train tracks to be run over… But that doesn’t stop you from realizing “Oh **** where’s the rest of the body?!”

Pattani2

Worst of the lot – the viciously defiled body of a monk, so gory and heartless that basically the entire photo had to be censored to post it on my blog.

More, including links to the uncensored sources of the photos, at my original old posts here and here:

And a Malaysian was one of the dead, among plenty other Malaysian injured.


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