Monday, December 06, 2004

Buddhists bomb with paper birds, Muslims not

The Thai seem to be inflicted with the European Appeasement Virus. A shame, they were doing so well until now.
Thailand's troubled south has been hit by fresh violence, just hours after army planes dropped 100m origami birds as a peace offering.

The paper bird drop was arranged to coincide with the 77th birthday of Thailand's revered king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and ordinary Thais across the country wrote messages on paper birds they had folded.

As the birds fell to their targets in the provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, school children rushed out to collect them and seek the notes inside.
So what would any sane Muslim do to respons to such overt weakness?
A bomb exploded in Narathiwat province on Monday morning, injuring at least one soldier, police said.

On Sunday, as the 50 planes made their drops, suspected Muslim militants shot dead a former prosecutor in Pattani.
On the other hand,
The bird drop caught many people's imaginations, but has been criticised by southern leaders as insufficient.
I like the idea of bombarding the Malaysian-backed Muslim terrorist in Southern Thailand. It's just the type of ordnance I take issue with.


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