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Thailand: Who shoots who?

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Three of the bullets fired on Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of Thailand’s Yellow Shirt movement last week, are said to be M-16 bullets, commonly used by Thai army infantry units. Sondhi Limthongkul is out of danger now, writes The Times – and apparently also very responsive.

According to The Nation (Bangkok) today, foreign minister Kasit Piromya blamed exiled premier Thaksin Shinawatra for the assassination attempt, but the Yellow-Shirt movement leader himself apparently thinks that people in the military wanted to eliminate him to provoke his supporters to attack the Red Shirts.

That in turn could have served as a pretext for the military to stage another coup.

This stuff may not be unlikely, given the country of origin, but the plot would be too complicated for a Western.

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April 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

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