Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bang, OK

Thanks for all your messages following the bombings in Bangkok on New Year's Eve. As with September's excitement, life has returned to normal very swiftly. The problem is that nodbody seems to know who was behind it, although General Sonthi Boonrayatglin, the coup leader, has ruled out the possibility that the culprits were Muslim insurgents from the Southern provinces. As he put it, "If southerners came up here to Bangkok they would get lost and wouldn't have been able to escape."

Meanwhile, a more cheery response to 2007 was offered by demonstrators in Nantes. Down with this sort of thing, indeed.

PS: Here's the CiF take on the events of 31/12, as they won't be known.

The Chasms of the Earth: for all your conspiracy schlock needs!


Annie said...

Phew, so glad you're alright. (This is how I find out the news these days - must start reading newspapers again...)

Valerie Polichar said...

I don't think newspapers will help Annie. Silly me, I read a U.S. online news site and knew nothing of the bombs. Gotta go back to Google News. But natch, glad you are okay!

Billy said...

Glad to hear all is well with you.

Tim F said...

Thanks again for good wishes. To put things into context, over 300 people died on Thailand's roads over the New Year holiday.