Monday, May 17, 2010
wow. red shirts, yellow shirts, thaksin vs. vejjajivait, it's all really confusing... most people have already heard about the recent violence consuming bangkok, thailand and killing it's land-of-smiles-and-etc tourism industry, but i thought i would post a couple of links anyway. i also read in the paper this moring that maj. gen. khattiya sawasdiphol did finally die after being shot while giving an interview to the nytimes reporter last week. but if you want to catch up on what's going on, the seattle times posted a good article this morning with a time line of events leading up to the recent escalation of violence. i have posted it with its link here.
here is an update from this morning on the situation there:
and here is a fascinating article detailing the king's silence amidst the conflict: