August 18th, 2015.
Who Bombed Bangkok?
Thailand was struck by a major terrorist attack last night. At least 21 people died when a device was detonated outside the popular Hindu Erawan shrine in the early evening.
Tony Cartalucci has pointed the finger at the Thaksin Shinawatra faction, and /or their Western backers who have been engaged in an intermittently violent power struggle in Thailand for several years and culminated in a series of counter military takeovers by the opposing political faction, the most recent last year.
Both sources know more about Thailand than I do, and both may well be right but evidence of the guilt of whoever may be responsible is yet to emerge.
Whomever was responsible is clearly motivated by.an intent to harm the Thai economy and cause instability. A number of foreign tourists died in the attack. These acts of economic terrorism are now sadly familiar.
There appears to have been no claim of responsibility.
Unless you are trying to build a police state political violence is beyond useless. No-one achieves anything from these atrocities. Even when they achieve a major success, like the Khan Bani Saad attack in Eastern Iraq last month that killed more than a hundred people at the end of Ramadan. there is no achievement. Nothing has changed.
Given the fact that Thailand is under military control, there can be no excuses for a failure to solve this case.
The Plot Thickens.
Thai sources are claiming to have captured the person who planted the bomb on CCTV.
According to the Thai Government Tony Cartalucci was correct. Thai authorities are trying to blame it on the “Red Shirts” movement backing the Shinawatra faction or rogue elements within that movement, as this quote makes clear.
“Thailand’s junta leader Prayut Chan-Ocha said on Tuesday that security forces were looking for a suspect believed to be from an “anti-government group based in Thailand’s northeast” following Monday’s deadly bomb blast in the capital, Bangkok.”
“Today there is a suspect who appeared on CCTV, but it’s not clear…. we are looking for this guy,” Prayut told reporters, adding that the bombing was the “worst-ever attack” on Thailand.”
“The northeast region is a stronghold of the so-called “Red Shirt” movement, which opposes the military junta and remains loyal to ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was toppled in a coup last year.”
“Army chief Udomedej Sitabutr said the male suspect was seen on closed-circuit television footage holding a suspicious-looking package before the bomb went off.”
Incoherence Implies Deception.
Bangkok: Bomb Blast Near Hindu Erawan Shrine Caught on CCTV, ’18 Dead’
Thailand: Moment of deadly Bangkok bomb blast captured on film
GRAPHIC Macabre scenes after Bangkok blast
‘Bangkok blast likely related to political infighting’ – Escobar