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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    its gonna be a big deal for the army as more corruption down the line is exposed..
    They've carried on regardless in the face of far stronger evidence than anything likely to be provided by this 'line of enquiry'.

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    " You, you, farang!! You no likee Thailand, you go, na!"

    You craven Thai apologists really are quite absurd, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    They've carried on regardless in the face of far stronger evidence than anything likely to be provided by this 'line of enquiry'.
    The times they are a changing Cy...

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    ^^You think?

    Well, let's wait and see if army heads will roll, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    17 dead now. I wonder if any LB's got shot
    Why would you wonder that FFS ???
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Why would you wonder that FFS ??
    because it is SoCal and he has a concealed carry fetish

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    ^^You think?

    Well, let's wait and see if army heads will roll, then.
    Problem with serious army heads rolling is that they know where bones are buried. More likely a couple of low-level uniforms that don't know too much, with the choice of a secure pension or a few gm lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    what a shambles.

    this man manages to shoot 3 people in an off camp house, return to his army base where he shoots 3 more, raids the armoury and tools himself up, steals what must be one of the most noticeable vehicles in thailand, an army humvee, and drives across town for 20 minutes to a shopping centre where he kills more people.

    yet no one on the army base, where one imagines that there is no shortage of armed military. manages to stop him, and again on the streets during his journey across town in his "look at me" vehicle, streets where normally in thailand there are mean looking armed police waiting on every corner to apprehend helmetless motorcyclists and jaywalkers, nobody makes an attempt to stop him. did the army even notify the police of what had occurred?

    and in the shopping centre, if it is like every other shopping centre in thailand, with cctv cameras monitoring every inch of the place, they still cant locate him and pin him down, with their commandos, their special forces, their swat teams, their helicopters, their police generals flying in from bangkok and even his fucking mother. what a clusterfuck.

    perhaps the brave prime minister, he of the army uniform, epaulettes, medals and steely resolve should himself turn up and save the day.

    the army and police should be ashamed of themselves for their mishandling of this.
    Yeah if only they'd taken the time to read the thoughts of some experts on an obscure Thai-centric forum on what they should've done.

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    Well, that's the lottery sorted - 27 dead ( including the shooter ), 57 injured, the shooter was 32 years old, and the length of the Terminal 21 siege was 17 hours 47 minutes, began on 8th and finished on the 9th.

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    'Uncovered' some of the pics on twatbook. Took out quite a few before heading to T21.

    3 women in a pick-up (2 crouched in the back)
    A school boy on a Honda wave in his school uniform.
    One copper headshot in his pick-up.
    One copper as he was getting out of his passenger door.
    Another woman in a pick-up.
    A fat lad on some dirt ground.


    Reincarnation mightn't be the kindest to the lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Why would you wonder that FFS ???
    He's an odd one, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    RIP to the innocent.
    There's no dead Farang there then

    A bit close to the wife's home, they are all fine though, so will pass on the lotto numbers now.

    Cheers Gent and Lu

    Is this Thailand's biggest rampage?

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    I notice the Bangkok Post makes no mention of his comments about being ripped off by the rich and powerful.

    There's a surprise.

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    now that the situation has ended, it seems that all news coverage has ended too.

    the general turned up at 11am and made a rambling speech outside the hospital in khorat, (he arrived smiling and waving as if he were opening a carnival), he warned the thai media not to speculate or dwell too much on the causes in case the foreign media misunderstood the situation in thailand, resulting in bad publicity re. thailands image.

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    A vivid and insightful vignette explaining just why the place is such a serial fuckup seemingly incapable of achieving any progress in resolving this society's ills.

    So, what is the current situation regarding the Lopburi shooter ...........all a bit quiet there but maybe he made bail.

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    he warned the thai media not to speculate or dwell too much on the causes in case the foreign media understood the situation in thailand, resulting in bad publicity re. thailands image.
    FTFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I notice the Bangkok Post makes no mention of his comments about being ripped off by the rich and powerful.

    There's a surprise.
    Ah, but a new dawn has come apparently.

    Maybe the BP hasn't got the memo.

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    Our glorious military should be made to explain why they panicked and smothered news of the early murders, instead of issuing a general alert for this guy and the humvee on the loose, which could well have saved several lives.

    But they won't, and nobody would dare to demand that they do.

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    HTF can you get out of an army base that easily?

    2 of the 3 that he killed there, were they on guard duty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Our glorious military
    I see you keep calling the Thai, our glorious leaders and our glorious military.

    Never go full Luigi mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    HTF can you get out of an army base that easily?
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It doesn't look like it would take much effort to get in or out of that camp.

    The front gate.

    Nev has style

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    Anywhere else, there would be a major military scandal brewing here- how on earth was a lowly sergeant able to exit a military base with automatic weapons, heaps of ammo (which is kept strictly segregated from the armoury, or should be)- and borrow a company hummer, and just drive off the base and proceed untailed into central Korat?- after killing his CO, and a couple of others?

    But the Genrals will just warn the Press off, TiT.

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    Here we go, doubt you'll read this in thailand-

    Thai mass shooting shows lack of military discipline

    Rogue Thai soldier gunman shot and killed 27 mostly in a shopping mall with arms he seized from a nearby army base




    After shooting dead a rogue soldier gunman on February 9 in a Thai provincial shopping mall where he killed at least 27 people, Thailand’s military faces hard new scrutiny of its ability to secure weapons and control troops at its bases and barracks.

    The killing spree dominated national headlines and is being touted as perhaps the worst mass shooting of civilians in the often violent kingdom’s modern history. At least 57 others were wounded in the gun violence, officials said.

    The Thai military, critics said, may also want to examine the wisdom of having many of its senior-most officers busy in politics, running ministries and staging frequent coups instead of imposing discipline among its rank-and-file.

    The killings, which gunman Sargent Jakrapanth Tomma apparently documented and narrated on his Facebook page, also raises hard new questions about the role of social media in such violence. Jakrapanth’s page has since been taken down by Facebook, reports said.

    It is nearly impossible to stop a lone gunman determined to kill innocent people at an undefended venue anywhere in the world. Mass shootings of civilians are rare in Thailand, unlike the United States and some other Western countries where firearm ownership is widespread.

    The shopping mall massacre in Korat, a northeast Thai city also known as Nakorn Ratchasima, showcased heroic unarmed security guards, who bravely escorted terrified mall-goers to safety during the 17-hour ordeal.

    Medical personnel in orange prepare to enter the Terminal 21 mall where a mass shooting took place, Nakorn Ratchasmia, February 9, 2020. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFPHeavily armed security forces who entered the mall also displayed impressive techniques while hunting for the killer. They tapped into the mall’s array of CCTV cameras to track his movements and eventually kill the 32-year-old gunman.
    They also deployed drone surveillance through the multi-story building to track the gunman’s movements. Some of the most decisive acts to end the slaughter occurred while security forces lay flat on the mall’s shiny polished tiles one floor above Jakrapanth.

    Peering through high-powered assault rifle’s telescopic lens, security forces aimed past empty escalators at Jakrapanth in the basement floor, near several shops next to the base of a red-and-white faux lighthouse, an iconic part of the Terminal 21 shopping mall’s interior design.

    Security forces finally got a clear shot and killed Jakrapanth at the base of the lighthouse, according to graphic video they released shortly after the end of the siege. It showed gruesome bloody streaks trailing from the lighthouse where someone had dragged Jakrapanth’s body away.

    The gunman’s rage allegedly erupted after a land sale where he apparently expected to receive a commission fee. Thai soldiers are often involved in side businesses, many security-related, to bolster their low incomes.

    The first person among three killed at the Suatham Phithak military camp his was his commanding officer, who allegedly was involved in the land deal. Details about their relationship were not immediately clear.

    Nor was it clear why he then went to the mall and opened fire on innocent people. In one of his Facebook posts during the siege, he cryptically wrote “nobody can avoid death.”

    Thailand’s heavily politicized and sometimes poorly disciplined military culture has not yet been mentioned as a possible motivating factor in the killings. But officials, dissidents, politicians and others have frequently criticized its lack of focus on purely military affairs.

    SuwanrumphaSenior army officers and their units have been involved in 18 coups and attempted putsches since 1932, the year that ended absolute monarchy.

    By diverting attention to Thailand’s murky, often corrupt and treacherous politics, dangerous gaps have appeared in some of the military’s most vulnerable points, the same critics say.
    Minority Islamist ethnic Malay guerrillas in the south have occasionally been able to raid military camps and checkpoints, and steal weapons

    Millions of legal gun licenses are issued by the Interior Ministry each year, but it is not easy for Thais to purchase and possess a well-made, reliable gun.

    Guns are also relatively expensive and are bought and used mostly by middle and upper class Thais, primarily for personal protection but also for sports or collections.

    Prices are steep because this predominantly Buddhist country lacks a major indigenous firearms industry and instead imports most of its weapons, according to the Firearms Association of Thailand.

    With high import taxes and retail profits, a Glock pistol which might cost US$500 in America could sell for up to $2,500 in Thailand.

    Those prices are dearer, no doubt, than on Thailand’s long-thriving black arms market that has for decades supplied neighboring Myanmar’s various ethnic insurgent wars.

    At the same time, Thailand scores high in the rates of homicide, gun suicides, unintentional gun deaths and gun deaths from an undetermined cause in Asia. The tragedy in Korat will likely push that rating even higher.

    Asia Times | Thai mass shooting shows lack of military discipline | Article
    Last edited by sabang; 09-02-2020 at 07:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    There's no dead Farang there then

    A bit close to the wife's home, they are all fine though, so will pass on the lotto numbers now.

    Cheers Gent and Lu

    Is this Thailand's biggest rampage?

    If one doesn't include the historied massacres by the beloved military upon hordes of protesters throughout the decades.

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    Or the annual Songkhran festivities in Pattaya.

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