If you look in the right places you can connect the dots. The accusation, widely reported by the gullible MSM, that Thaksin Shinawatra ‘was corrupt’ is clearly a canard. (In Thailand, accusing someone in government of being corrupt is no different from accusing somebody of breathing) Thaksin was a very popular prime minister and he did have overwhelming support in Thailand. That’s why the Muslim generals waited to oust him and staged their coup when he was traveling overseas.
Take a closer look: Here’s what the ‘usual suspects’ are saying, and it all falls into place:
“It is the right thing that the military has taken power to replace the Thaksin Shinawatra government,” said Lukman Lima, an exiled leader in one of several groups fighting the central government for a separate Muslim state.
Lukman Lima of course, the ‘exiled Muslim rebel leader’, will not settle for less than ‘full independence:’
“We hope that the political [situation] can be resolved under General Sondhi Boonyaratkalin as the new leader,” Lukman said.
In an e-mailed response to questions, Lukman said that Sondhi was the “only one who knows the real problems” of the Muslim-dominated southern provinces.
Lukman, living in exile in Sweden, is vice president of the Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO).
“We will continue to fight until full independence [is attained] in Pattani,” he said, referring to the provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.
But wait, there’s more, much more, stay tuned!
This statement, from the general coup-leader Sonthi Boonyaratglin, stinks to high heaven: It is the same drivel we always get from the adherents of the ‘Religion of Peace’ when their peaceful bombs go off:
General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, the first Muslim army chief in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, condemned the attacks, which came on the eve of a festival to celebrate the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan. “These people aren’t Muslim,” he told Reuters news agency. “Muslims wouldn’t do anything bad on the eve of a happy holiday.”