The Jihad against Thailand

In the most recent coup the Thai- PM Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted by a Muslim general, Sonthi Boonyaratglin. The interior minister Aree Wongaraya is also a Muslim and a close associate. It would be interesting to know how many more Muslims have come to power through this coup. The New-years bombings in Bangkok are used as a pretext to uphold martial law. Who benefits from this? Are we failing to connect the dots?
Here’s some background on the ‘insurgency’ in the south. If you have some insider information on what’s really happening in Thailand please post it, so I can put it up.