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    Is Thailand a new terrorism playground?

    Here we go ...

    Is Thailand a new terrorism playground?
    The Nation January 23, 2012 1:00 am

    Sixteen hours prior to the US government issued a warning of terrorism attack in Bangkok on Friday, the 13th January, at 4.00 pm., Hussein Atris, 47, a Lebanese-Swedish passport holder, was apprehended at Suvarnaphoumi Airport near midnight on Thursday. What came after the following days showed the huge perception gap of Thai policy makers and their counter terrorism measures with the international community. Worsen still was the unpreparedness of

    Thai security apparatus to face up with the perceived threats of highly mobile and sophisticated terrorism networks. No wonder, they are still in denial.[/h]Atris was under the watch list since Dec 10, 2011 when the Thai intelligence was alerted that a group of Hezbollah operatives, who were in and are coming to Thailand, could plan terrorist attacks in Bangkok, targeting foreigners, in particular Israeli citizens and assets. On the list are places they frequently visit or stay such as Khaosan Road (cheap hotels and a Chabad), Samui and Pangan Islands (for Full-moon parties) and Sukhumvit Soi 22. Although the Special Branch Police have been on the lookout, they did not have any lead as bits and pieces of intelligence were not case specific.

    It was a stroke of luck that Atris was not aware that his name was on the wanted list. Had he chose to exit through land check-points, say, at Nongkai on the Thai-Lao border, he could slip out without notice—indeed not all computers at land border check-points are linked to the immigration's headquarters. After hours of intense interrogation, Atris disclosed the location of a three-story building in Mahachai, Samutsakon on the outskirt of Bangkok where he has accumulated explosive materials—urea-based fertilizer and ammonium nitrate. The Thai authorities believed that they were destined for the third countries not for local targets.


    Thailand is no stranger to such terrorist plots targeting Israeli assets and citizens. In March 1994, a Hezbollah-linked group planned a car bomb attack at the Israel Embassy, which was situated in Langsuan. Again, by sheer lucks, the mission was aborted as the car-bomb miraculously broke down. The incident, known among the Thai intelligence, as "Lung Chum (Uncle Chum)" affairs--referring to the hijacked Thai driver who was killed and tied up to the bomb hidden inside the car—serves as a fresh reminder that changes have been for too little and slow in the ways and methods the Thai security apparatus and policy makers reacted including the public's benign attitude on the perceived terrorist threats. According to a latest ABAC poll released last weekend, 55.9 per cent of Thais do not believe that terrorist attacks would happen in Bangkok while 58.1 per cent thought it could occur elsewhere.


    Is Thailand a new terrorism playground? - The Nation


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    Here's why we are largely safe from bad muthafooking muslim terrorists in Thailand.

    Arabs and Muslim are short-tempered. Much more short-tempered, and far shorter-fused than farang.

    In order to operate in Thailand, in order to plan and set a plan in motion, will require for any of them to interact, for a considerable length of time, with Thai infrastructure, people, and resources.

    MT: "this isn't primer cord! It's not even useable as any sort of fuse. what in the prophet's name (praised be he) is this?"

    Thai: "good cord, get from shop my brother."

    MT: "... but I can't use this!"

    Thai: "Yes, khap!"

    MT: "... why do you think this would be useful to me...?"

    Thai: "Bless' by monk, you see, na!"

    MT: "... but I gave you money for primer cord, and explosives... where are the explosives?"

    Thai: "... I bring you amulet, na?"

    (bad guy shoots himself)

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    Not to be critical here Cluez....

    But does the entire planet have to take the same course as the USA vis-a-vis this perceived "terrorist threat" phenomenon?


    .................


    I'm not sure what the point of the article is. ( I doubt the writer is either)

    Another thing I've always wondered is.......... why in the hell the Bangkok Times, the largest English speaking paper in the country, doesn't spring a few bucks and hire a native English assistant to proofread ?

    The article is so in-concise as to be non-comprehensible..
    When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Bangkok Times,
    what the fuck are you blubbering on about?

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    The Nation...sorry

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    Then shut the fuck up about anyone being "in-concise," you baboon.

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    Let's take a step back...

    ....does the entire planet have to take the same course as the USA vis-a-vis this perceived "terrorist threat" phenomenon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    ....does the entire planet have to take the same course as the USA vis-a-vis this perceived "terrorist threat" phenomenon?
    No just the Canadians. Shut up and wait for us to tell you what to do next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluezo View Post
    Shut up and wait for us to tell you what to do next.
    We should have burned the fucking White House down when we had the chance.

    And we should have kept Washington and Oregon too.

    So there.....

    (foul mouthed yank, eh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    We should have burned the fucking White House down when we had the chance.

    And we should have kept Washington and Oregon too.
    Well too fucking late for that. Now you must be satisfied with sitting in our grand shadow. Puny ass culture ..

    Now, Russ. Go to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Here's why we are largely safe from bad muthafooking muslim terrorists in Thailand.

    Arabs and Muslim are short-tempered. Much more short-tempered, and far shorter-fused than farang.
    I cannot believe someone could be ignorant enough to write that.

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    no point in a two way a mud slinging contest.

    Any more inputers?
    Last edited by russellsimpson; 23rd January 2012 at 09:58.

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    Bed, Russ!! Now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    no point to two way a mud slinging contest.
    No point to 2 two way too?

    ---Update---

    Quote Originally Posted by cluezo View Post
    Thai security apparatus to face up with the perceived threats of highly mobile and sophisticated terrorism networks. No wonder, they are still in denial.
    This is the part I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluezo View Post
    and Sukhumvit Soi 22


    I thought the point of a bomb and all that was to kill a lot of people.
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