Monday, May 03, 2004
Thais To UN: Phucket
Brilliant story at lgf. As you may know, the Thais are the latest people to have annoyed the ROP with their Imperialistic McQu'Hungs and their sinful existing. Except the L3 don't have a lot of presence out there, so samity still reigns:
More than 100 suspected militants — mostly young men wielding machetes — were killed Wednesday when they attacked police and army posts in pre-dawn raids in three southern provinces. Three police and two soldiers were also killed.
Needless to say, such an outrageous display of nuancelessness has enraged the usual suspects:
On Friday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights demanded that Thailand investigate the killings, citing treaties that require security forces to refrain from using excessive force.
International and local human rights groups have also called for investigations.
And the Thai response ?
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra responded with defiance.
“Please don’t intervene. Please leave us alone,” he said in a radio address Saturday.
“It is my job and we can cope with this matter. We are trying to explain this to foreigners. But if they do not understand or ignore our explanation, I don’t care because we are not begging them for food,” Thaksin said.
Why don't more people do that ?