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    ส้มวัว

    These two words have no meaning, taken literally it reads som wua "orange cow", unless its some local dialect. The picture seems to show a malaysian registered bike, so probably a suicide bomber scare at the border post mentioned in the caption.

    Unless it refers to some kind of pounded cows meat "delicacy", as in som nuea wua, that would look like those wrapped parcels around his torso.

    Maybe some thai proficient foodie will know.
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    Think you'll find crystal meth a pretty sad explosive- although the labs blow up pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Not sure what coloured shirts they were wearing, but the folk arrested for the 2017(?) bombings were from Narathiwat. And the Erewan bombers were from the part of China they eat kebabs.
    Chinese Uighurs ? The guys arrested for that debacle still maintain their innocence.
    No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.[10] The attacks are thought to have targeted Thailand's tourism and economy,[2] but there has been a range of inconsistencies in the statements of Thai authorities about those arrested and the reasons for the attack. The Thai government has at times suggested the bombers acted to avenge a crackdown on their human trafficking network, to take revenge for Thailand's deportation of a group of Uighurs back to China in July 2015, to strike a blow for the insurgents fighting the Thai government in the deep south, or for reasons related to Thailand's domestic politics. The government has implicated a range of other suspects in the bombing, mostly Thai opponents of the military regime.[11]
    The site of the bombing had been cleaned, and the crater paved over with cement, by 19 August.[12]
    Regarding other bombings in the capitol and other strategic locations:-
    Pathan said peace talks to settle the southern insurgency have meanwhile stalled between government negotiators who want to handle the conflict internally and separatists who want to involve international mediators.
    If any members of those groups were involved, he said, it was possible they were only paid to work for others.
    "In the past, some of these guys ... insurgent guys, have sold their services or their expertise to criminal elements in Thailand, criminal-slash-political elements," he said.
    Panitan agreed.
    "That link has to be [made] clear, that it's not a separatist group targeting Bangkok, but their individual members may venture out to organized crime, drug trafficking or act as an agent of local interest groups who are in conflict, including politicians," he said.
    Link: Thai Police Suspect Southern Insurgents in Bangkok Bombings | Voice of America - English

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    So who killed the victims in the Terminal 21 cold store?
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    Same lot that do most of the killing in Thailand. A soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    ส้มวัว

    These two words have no meaning, taken literally it reads som wua "orange cow"
    Nev has style

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    I think its Laos or Isarn.
    Some kind of fruit in those packages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So looks like this chap stopped off at a Temple on the way to the shopping mall and cleaned up a few there as well.

    Monk claims Jakrapanth shot dead 9 people near temple in Korat – Thai PBS World
    I followed that link, and it included this...

    'Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma allegedly shot dead nine people at Wat Pa Sattharam, in Tambon Hua Thaley in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday, according to Phra Manaswin Thirungkulo, a monk at the temple, who claims he witnessed the shooting.'

    I live in the Tambon bordering Hua Thale, and in fact Hua Thale is just the other side of the main road near us.

    I knew there was a Hua Thale association with the shooting, but didn't realise just how close it was. That temple is probably about 5km away from our house, as the crow flies.



    This has made me realise two things... just how isolated I am from my local community and also how little I talk to the wife!

    Anyway, I had to stop off in town this morning, and this was Terminal 21 today. An army of clean-up workers were hard at it, there must have been hundreds.


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    Like with the Wuhan new hospital:
    -1 worker will need 24 hours
    -100 workers - 24/100= 0.24h = 14.4 minutes

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    Thailand struggles to come to terms with first mass shooting - BBC News

    A BBC article by Jonathan Head on the shootings .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick View Post
    Thailand struggles to come to terms with first mass shooting - BBC News

    A BBC article by Jonathan Head on the shootings .
    Been a few over the years but this would be the first one not sanctioned by the government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Same lot that do most of the killing in Thailand. A soldier.
    ....or police.
    One and the same circles.

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    A video showing the soldier involved in last weekend’s mass shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima firing shots at an army private before taking firearms and ammunition from an armoury went viral online on Saturday.

    The emergence of the video comes after a week of hand-wringing and public condemnation of the behaviour of internet users and media outlets that shared grisly images of the slaughter.

    The authenticity of the three-minute-long clip, reportedly obtained from rescue workers in the province, has not been confirmed. The Bangkok Post has chosen not to show or link to any of the videos or stills.

    The clip is a compilation of video from three locations. In the silent one-minute first video, a man who looks like Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, armed with a shotgun, walks to the armoury at the Surathampitham military camp. He is seen talking to Pvt Metha Lertsiri, 23, who was guarding the site on the afternoon of Feb 8. Pvt Metha then walks into a nearby room with open doors and the soldier fires two shots in his back. The private falls to the ground.

    The soldier then fires shots at the lock of the wooden door to the next room and opened the door.

    The private was the third victim of the shooter, who had earlier shot two people to death nearby. The attacker then took several weapons and ammunition from the armoury before going on a rampage that resulted in the deaths of another 26 people.

    The second part of the video, which is 1.50 minutes long, shows the cordoned scene around Wat Pa Sattharuam monastery and some of the spots where nine people had been gunned down by the soldier.

    According to news reports, after Jakrapanth took the guns, he stole a military truck that looked like a Hhumvee, but the army insisted it was just a modified truck.

    He then went to the monastery. There, he loaded the weapons and started shooting passers-by randomly, killing nine in total before driving to Terminal 21 shopping mall in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima.

    The third part of the video was taken in front of Terminal 21 at night. Gunfire can be heard from the inside and rescue workers are seen carrying a woman and escorting a man to get medical help.

    Volleys of gunfire rang out before dawn on Sunday, hours before police commandos moved into the ground floor of the shopping mall, where the gunman had holed up.

    Jakrapanth took 29 lives and wounded 58 others in total before police commandos shot him dead around 9am, ending the rampage that lasted more than 17 hours.

    Before the mass shooting, Jakrapanth shot dead his commander Col Anantharot Krasae, 48, and real estate developer Anong Mitchan, 65, and wounded a man identified as Witthaya Kaewprom, 40, over a real estate deal, at Anong’s home in tambon Nong Jabok of Muang district.

    On Feb 14, the army issued an order to promote slain Pvt Metha posthumously to the rank of sergeant for his dedication to duty.

    Video of Korat shooter killing guard goes viral
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    Nutters gonna nut.

    Yet, if asked to gun down innocent civilians within a proper and accepted setting - let's say....during mass demonstrations/protests, petty border skirmishes, flushing out unsuspected innocents within the confines of an invented wars on drugs or rebellious regions, assisting other military types in foreign wars, etc, etc....

    That's quite ok, though. And accepted.
    Military ingrained DNA.
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    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESThousands of Buddhist monks in Thailand have gathered for prayer ceremonies to honour the 29 people killed in the country's deadliest mass shooting.
    Public prayer ceremonies were held on Saturday, a week after the massacre in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima.
    Jakraphanth Thomma, a 32-year-old soldier, carried out the killings during a 16-hour shooting rampage in several locations across the city.
    The shootings began when the soldier killed his commanding officer and stole weapons from a military base.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESThe gunman continued his attack on the streets and in a shopping centre before being shot dead by security forces.
    Floral tributes have been laid outside the Terminal 21 shopping centre, which has been reopened to the public.
    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage copyrightGETTY IMAGESPictures show Buddhist monks leading tributes to the victims on Saturday, sitting in prayer with thousands of people. Photographs of the victims were shown on banners.


    Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said a dispute over a property deal appeared to be the motive for the attack.
    The PM described the shooting, in which 57 people were injured, as "unprecedented" for Thailand.








    Media captionBuddhist monks chant and pray at a vigil for the victims in Nakhon Ratchasima

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    [QUOTE=thaiguzzi;4059527]Army not sacred nor above criticism


    I read that yesterday, very informative, not just about the military but different aspects of 'Thai culture". Surprised they printed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    I read that yesterday, very informative, not just about the military but different aspects of 'Thai culture". Surprised they printed it.
    I was surprised the BP printed this also, not one of there usual fawning ass kissing article's.

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    Interesting reading Thaiguzzi, thanks for sharing. The article made very good points on the poor army base security, poor communication and lack of action to stop it. most of these points have been raised here before but it's good to read them in a national media.

    Fair criticism of Army mindset and the the broadening to clergy and police is also valid.
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