A first batch of explosives planted inside a parked pickup truck ripped through an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of Yala city, a main commercial hub of Thailand’s restive southern provinces, said district police chief Colonel. Kritsada Kaewchandee.
About 20 minutes later, just as onlookers gathered at the blast site, a second car bomb exploded, causing the majority of casualties. Eleven people were killed and 110 wounded by the blasts.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces – Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala – since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004.
Islam did it.Â Not some “group of suspected Muslim insurgents”. Â Unless we get ourselves to hold all Muslims and Islam collectively responsible we cannot respond to the global jihad in any meaningful way.
All they pretend to know is that the attacks Â involved Misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace. “Three deadly explosions hit Yala in southern Thailand, officials say,” from theÂ BBC, March 31 (thanks to JW):
Last month, Reuters showed a number of Iranian girls Â assassins training martial arts in a city near Tehran, claiming Iran was training more than 3,000 female ninjas to kill any possible foreign invaders.
The assassins have Â taken legal action against Britain’s Reuters news agency for branding them as assassins,Â Press TVÂ reports.
Because I won’t be back. Just returned from South America to Oz after a grueling 30 hours in a tin can, and Â I’m not impressed. Â Argentina is a nation stuck in a time warp, obsessed with past glory and what they call the ‘Malvinas’, (the Falkland islands.) Â They are a people obsessed with Marx, Che Guevara, Mao and Eva Peron. Yes, there is the Tango, and there’s music, and the whole place is like a giant antique shop. But if they really believe that their national survival Â depends Â on the conquest of the Falklands and 2000 proud Englishmen and women who voted to remain British, Â Argentina is a lost cause. More later.
In light of the above, another piece of the puzzle falls into place: