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Crackdown in Bangkok

Earlier today, soldiers from the Thai Army broke down barricades and entered the fortified camp occupied by anti-government Red Shirt protesters for the past several weeks in downtown Bangkok. Several clashes took place, and Red Shirt leaders announced to their followers that they were surrendering to police as the soldiers approached. Many protesters dispersed, but some continued to battle with grenades, guns, slingshots and fire, setting as many as 20 locations ablaze in central Bangkok. At this stage, it is unclear how many have been killed or injured, but at least five are known to have died, with dozens more injured. Thai authorities have imposed a curfew as they battle fires, process detainees and clear the rest of the Red Shirt encampment. (39 photos total)

Thai soldiers storm through the barricade of anti-government protesters on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in Bangkok, Thailand. Downtown Bangkok became a raging battleground Wednesday as the army stormed a barricaded protest camp and toppled the Red Shirt leadership, enraging demonstrators who fired grenades and set fires that cloaked the skyline in a black haze. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E )
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878 comments so far...

The Land Of Smiles

Posted by TJay May 19, 10 11:34 AM

As someone who once lived in Thailand, and grew to love it, I find this situation heartbreaking. I hope a fair and equitable solution to this crisis can be found soon before the trouble grows. Thailand deserves a better fate.

Posted by Convair May 19, 10 11:39 AM

Amazing pictures as always. But I question the accuracy of the caption saying Chandler Vandergrift was dead in that picture. The latest news reports say he's seriously injured but was taken away to hospital. Here in Canada we're still hoping for good news about him.

Posted by Ian May 19, 10 11:42 AM

With the leaders surrendered, perhaps the riots and fighting will die out in the near future.

Posted by Josh Pyle May 19, 10 11:45 AM

Sad stuff :(

Posted by Mark Thomas May 19, 10 11:45 AM

Tiananmen dejavu...

Posted by Jaime Daza May 19, 10 11:46 AM

Here comes the flood of Thai political comments in 5...4...3...2...

Btw, great photos again.

Posted by Dan May 19, 10 11:46 AM

Cuando la pena de muerte sea automática para todo aquel gobernante que provoque la muerte, muchos de estos conflictos desaparecerán.

Escondidos en sus residencias, servidos por sus sirvientes, sin mancharse, sin oler, percibir o sentir el dolor y el sufrimiento provocado en personas tan o más humanas que ellos mismos, los líderes mascan con fruicción sus viandas. Apartando de sus inexistentes conciencias su inimaginable maldad y egoismo.

Posted by Juan Quijano May 19, 10 11:48 AM

Thank you for catching that error Ian, caption updated.


Posted by alan taylor May 19, 10 11:49 AM

I'm reading through the articles posted at the bottom right now - after reading the NYT 5/19 one, I still have NO idea what is going on over there.

Posted by Jacob Klinger May 19, 10 11:50 AM

Terrible pictures. I am sad for those who are no more and sad for those who started shooting and killed all those people.

Posted by yohnuta May 19, 10 11:50 AM

A Red Shirt protester Go Helll.... F*$# You !!
Thailand is our country, not only your group !
Get out !
Get out !

Posted by Oh chid May 19, 10 11:56 AM

props to all the photo journalists who bring us these images.
#21, 22, and 34

Posted by Al of Fairfax, VA May 19, 10 12:00 PM

@Ian (#3): The picture's caption says "Canadian journalist Chandler Vandergrift (left) lies wounded [...]". Wounded, not dead... I also hope he's fine now!

Posted by Magzime May 19, 10 12:10 PM

The canadian press presently says that Chandler Vandergrift is seriously wounded. No news of his death for now.

Posted by Denis B. May 19, 10 12:25 PM

29 is among the more ironic images I've seen lately. What a world we live in.

Posted by martin May 19, 10 12:27 PM

red in black army

Posted by takky May 19, 10 12:30 PM

Until know I don't know which part is on the right side..
So sad to see army had to made their own people (not their enemy) die..

Posted by pekujawang May 19, 10 12:33 PM

If the middle class would stop ignoring elections that the reds had won, none of this would have happened.

Posted by palvar May 19, 10 12:34 PM

Thucksin Where r you

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 12:35 PM

Red shirt! Stop burning Bangkok
Go to hell!

Posted by Marcel May 19, 10 12:35 PM

Ah... the situation here is so complicated.....

Posted by Panrawee May 19, 10 12:37 PM

My beloved country...what's going on
Just one person...mess all of our love to the country
Destroy our hope...

I think he is sitting somewhere in Paris or else and smiling...
cold blood person...

Posted by Love King May 19, 10 12:37 PM

I'm Thai but I'm not comment on this political crisis.

We're leaving in grief now. The riot's gone too far and there's nothing we can do about it but to sit and (trying not to) watch. RIP for those who rested in peace.

BTW, very nice picture as always :)

Posted by Renne May 19, 10 12:40 PM

So far, there is only one foreign press lost his life here. The Canadian press is still wounded.

Posted by Yoki May 19, 10 12:41 PM

Thailand Only

Posted by Noge May 19, 10 12:42 PM

Why thay have to burn Central world.Red shirt you are Bad!!!!!!!
Can you thinking about THAILAND .....T^T

Posted by peach May 19, 10 12:43 PM

Photo #30
The shopping mall was burn by red shirt protester before
the advanced of an army soldier

Posted by Firm T. May 19, 10 12:43 PM

Where are the photos of soilder been shoot? other photographer got lots of photos that soilder and civilian been shoot by red shirt. Also photos of red shirt use M 79 and bomb back to civilian. The red shirt leaders got paid 100 million bath each for bullshit Thailand.

Posted by kaka May 19, 10 12:44 PM

Thank you Thai soldiers for protecting us from The crazy protestors.

Posted by KhunYing May 19, 10 12:44 PM

i'm Thai, and all i wanna say for this crisis that i felt extremely Depress.

once, Thailand used to be land of smile, people are so selfless and have no hesitation for helping others but now because of one people, they burnt down their own country and betrayed our loyal to our king.......Taksin Shinawatra, you should be ashamed......

In Bangkok, Thai goverment's announced curfew from 8pm today - 6 am in the tomorrow morning...If it's not for emergency, we're suggested to stay in out own property.

If we have to rebulit our own country, that'll be fine because i still believe that Thais still have that potential left after all crisis occurred.

Posted by Thais May 19, 10 12:46 PM

What's a kind of democracy the RED shirt want ?
They HAVE TO learn that democracy;basically is to respect other right.

They burn everything even the place that not related with government, looting the shop, breaking into bank & ATM and burn it, continue shooting to block the fireman.

At least two of the RED leader used to say that they will burn Bkk if the things not goes the way they want.

Posted by anu May 19, 10 12:47 PM

Hope it's just a nightmare...

Posted by DusitC May 19, 10 12:49 PM

Very good pictures but description was missing some information. The fire was set by the Red shirt. The riot 's spreading around...was also part of the Red plan!!

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 12:49 PM

I live in Bangkok, and this is really heartbreaking to all thais...

Thaksin, the former PM, has planned all the disaster....

Posted by OMG May 19, 10 12:50 PM

In #11, is that a fake mustache and beard drawn on the sign? Amazing.

Posted by Matt May 19, 10 12:52 PM

Really like the 30th Pictures, With the face of Buddha and the torn flag in Background. See what my country become...

Posted by Montri D. Boonlarp May 19, 10 12:54 PM

All comments above was great from your point of View's but just would like all you to know.

We still living here In BKK>
We so sad of this situation but what should we do for tomororw.

Posted by Quincy. May 19, 10 12:55 PM


Posted by Sariporn C May 19, 10 12:55 PM

Some of them are protesters, most of them are terrorist.
More soldier die than terrorist in the operation

Posted by Suthep May 19, 10 12:56 PM

This is a shame as most of the Thai people.

Posted by thai May 19, 10 12:58 PM

The caption of photo 30 should be "A statue (that's not of buddha) and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok's Central World shopping mall, 'which was burnt by red shirt protesters after their leaders announced to surrender'" because it's the truth.

The statement about "army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of Red Shirt protesters" really has nothing to do with the mall being set alight.

Posted by nusrin May 19, 10 12:59 PM


Posted by ก็อบ May 19, 10 12:59 PM

Where is Sagat??

Posted by Yoff May 19, 10 01:00 PM

sad now, who can help us, only Thai people, please stop

Posted by pk May 19, 10 01:01 PM

I was there last Thursday. No problems at the time. But this is really really sad. Such a nice country with really friendly people.

Posted by Tom Joling May 19, 10 01:03 PM

that was a worst day for Thailand ....
R.I.P for CTW ..... (last time i went to CTW was .... before they closed 1 week ...)

Posted by rip May 19, 10 01:03 PM

This is a master piece of terrorist of Mr Thaksin Shinnawatra and his Red-Shirt.

Thaksin and The Red Shirt should be kill as soon as possible.

The are the only one terrorist on the earth who burn their house.

Posted by Chanon May 19, 10 01:05 PM

I love my country How did Thailand come to this? Its makes me crying.... Red Shirt Group you're not Thai People You destroy our country!!

Posted by PLyly May 19, 10 01:06 PM

Mr.Thaksin Shinawatra (a.k.a Darksin), who is behind the red protestor, always dreams to be the 1st President of Thailand and revolute Thailand to be Republic of Thai. He is the Evil Tyrant like Hitler, Stalin and Hussein but by his power of funds. So, the critical goal for him is overthrow Thai Monarchy.

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 01:07 PM

Just want to let everyone know that a statue in pic#30 is not Buddha immage. It is a woman sculpture.

Posted by Siri W. May 19, 10 01:08 PM

All of destruction from one animal who start all of this crisis ==> Tuksin S.

Posted by oak May 19, 10 01:14 PM

I can't believe it that happened in my country, everything happened because of Thaksin's money.....

We love the King.

Posted by DaoStudio May 19, 10 01:15 PM

I was in Thailand 1 week ago with my boyfriend and I am disturbed with all of this... I hope with all my heart and prayers that this end soon... I wish that God put some lights in the head of the Prime Minister and make him quit of his job soon... Thailand is a beautiful country which lives of tourism... This should not be happening... Nowhere...

Posted by Eliana V. May 19, 10 01:16 PM

The crisis was not ended. It's just the beginning of fighting between 2 sides of people; elites and civilians that will last a long time.
Rest in peace, those who lose their life for making Thailand better place and for better democracy. No more brain washed royal's slaves.

Posted by ANAWAYA May 19, 10 01:16 PM

picture 29 shirtpolice

aphisit tyrant!!!!

soldier life firing

Posted by New May 19, 10 01:18 PM

I Agree on #40

The Real Protesters is unarmed.
Most of them are terrorist.
Many soldier die by terrorist.

I'm a people who live in Bangkok and suffering from something that red shirts call "PROTEST for DEMOCRACY"

Posted by Kwan May 19, 10 01:19 PM

Photo#11 Red Shirt anti-government protest leaders announce their surrender to a gathered crowd from the stage inside the protesters' camp in downtown. He tell all protester to go to Supatchalasai stadium then 15 minutes after that the main route to the stadium (Siam/Rama 1 Road) was on fire. In my opinion (only my opinion) i can only think that they knew and send them to die.

I don't think the protest is aiming for peace. If you understand Thai language you will know they said on the stage about a month ago "take a bottle and take our oil then we will burn Bangkok down" every single leader said that.

This is the part of the fact for what have happened, I never know for sure who is behind but this is really what happened.

Posted by Star May 19, 10 01:20 PM

Strongly support the government and Thai troop.

They are protecting real innocent citizens of Bangkok against the red terrorists. This is not a peaceful protest. They said they come for democracy and want the prime minister to step down, ironically, many of the red demonstrators don't even know the name of the prime minister. Some of them were interviewed live and said the wrong name.

Posted by nnnc May 19, 10 01:21 PM

Picture No.16: People in yellow doesn't mean that they are Buddhist monk. Please don't present distorted information.

Posted by Maytouch May 19, 10 01:23 PM

Great pictures, they contain so much feeling; enough to make me bursting out tears after I realized what is happening to my country. Now most of citizens just living with fear and grief.

I can't really describe how I feel right now but it's just the feeling that I want my 'Land of Smiles' back. Everything here had gone way too far to be settle by just a word but it's still sad to see Thai people spitted into 2 sides, killing each other, destroy their own country and worse; they drag so many innocents people in to this, some even lost their life.

Moreover, it all starts from just one person who now doesn't even care about his own country and living happily as nothing happen. This is just sad.

Posted by mewpraew May 19, 10 01:23 PM

An ex-redshirt protester said "Most of redshirt who burn building are not Thai. They can't even speak Thai. They are professional terrorist from outside which get paid to destroy our country."

Posted by PJ May 19, 10 01:24 PM

#19 is a truely depressing image.

Posted by Frederik May 19, 10 01:26 PM

Some of the army are from Combodia, they couldn't speak and understand Thai. That's why they could kill people so easy...
We should all know that we should believe in The Law Of Karma.
Please listen to others before you judge them.
No one should be killed in Thailand in a Buddhism Country.
The First Precept is No Killing from Body, Mind and Speech.
We are all human. Please respect that.

Posted by A Woman From Hong Kong May 19, 10 01:27 PM

Some of the army are from Combodia, they couldn't speak and understand Thai. That's why they could kill people so easy...
We should all know that we should believe in The Law Of Karma.
Please listen to others before you judge them.
No one should be killed in Thailand in a Buddhism Country.
The First Precept is No Killing from Body, Mind and Speech.
We are all human. Please respect that.

Posted by A Woman From Hong Kong May 19, 10 01:27 PM

The worst part of crisis is picture number 34.
I have to say Thank you Wally Santana for making the world knows the real lost.

As I'm Thai and I'm not on any side.
Anyway I could say they didn't fight for democracy.
I feel sorry and ashamed for what Thai people do and every side as red shirts and government with soldiers

That's why I hate old generation as I'm new Thai generation!

Posted by Lenny May 19, 10 01:29 PM

OMG.. those red shirt people so stupid.. they dont just hurt people, but also them selves.. so stupid

Posted by Nia May 19, 10 01:29 PM

so sad

Posted by faai May 19, 10 01:31 PM

Peaceful for Red Shirts,protester leader and Thaksin
Go to the Hell
Need be the president of Thaksin, it makes the end of Thailand

Posted by Thai people May 19, 10 01:32 PM

How Sad, my land of peace.

Posted by Gothicia May 19, 10 01:34 PM

RED shirt, you deserve hell and shouldn't born again.

Posted by bb May 19, 10 01:34 PM


Posted by wimonrudee May 19, 10 01:34 PM

Is No.30 is the Buddha statue?
I thought Thai wouldn't worshipping a Buddha statue in that posture. It could be some sort of modern art sculpture,but I might be wrong.

Great pics, but heart-breaking to browse thru.

Posted by Marini May 19, 10 01:34 PM

unbelievable how many ignorants are posting comments here.
the real terrorosts is the thai government with abi-shit and the thai army.
if the idiots who post comments here would have accept the elections, nothing like that would have happen.
to hell with the stupid and ignorant thai middle and high class.

Posted by Joel Mueller May 19, 10 01:35 PM

I think, nowadays some of thai people who attended to anti-government protesters will receive a true information after leave from the area.

Some of national news channel oversea will receive and declare a true information now.

Many source and video even a photo are on the internet about anti-government protesters using a violence to government , military and people around.

Posted by JPdx May 19, 10 01:35 PM


Posted by Tertz May 19, 10 01:36 PM

only word !! Sad !!

people , military , all ..

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 01:37 PM

only word !! Sad !!

people , military , all ..

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 01:37 PM

I think, nowadays some of thai people who attended to anti-government protesters will receive a true information after leave from the area.

Some of national news channel oversea will receive and declare a true information now.

Many source and video even a photo are on the internet about anti-government protesters using a violence to government , military and people around.

Posted by JPdx May 19, 10 01:37 PM

It was heart breaking to see these pictures. Too strong and beautiful. Familiar places burning is making me feel as if my memories of those places are burning as well. I hope every life lost in this incident rest in peace and for the situation to resolved as soon as possible.

Posted by Pantida S. May 19, 10 01:38 PM

Simple question, Where is the king?

Posted by nonespeaking May 19, 10 01:39 PM

The point here to take home, guys, is that both sides are armed. The red shirts are heavily armed (even M79 grenade launcher). See photo 22, that ain't no slingshot wounded!

So stop twisting the fact that the army fired on to unarmed people, because it's not frigging true!

Posted by Sak Puri May 19, 10 01:40 PM

#30 is a sculpture of Northern Thai lady's head, not a Buddha image. It was there for decoration. Please correct your caption as it might lead to more misunderstanding.

Posted by K.Boonthawee May 19, 10 01:40 PM

All this happen because of one person who control behind...Mr.Thaksin SHINAWATRA

Posted by My BKK T.T May 19, 10 01:41 PM

This is like Tien Anh Moen square incident in China. Army killed bare handed protesters. Pictures tell the stories.

Posted by Katcher May 19, 10 01:41 PM

Many always say that pictures can tell us many words. These pictures show heartbreaking words for Thai. It's so sad to see this kind of riot happen in Thailand again after October 6, 2519 and May, 2535. Nowadays Thai people seperate themselves into 2 groups; the reds and yellows. After today riot, I believe everything will get worse because the reds won't believe in justice and government anymore. This time they come in peace but many are killed and Thai medias won't even show their pictures. They are called "terrorism" by their own government and treated like that from soldier. Before they are not, but they will become it soon.

Posted by jedi May 19, 10 01:43 PM

I don't know why...
This is our country...
Why did you destroy your country
Why did you burn your country..
Why did you keep our peace out...
I'm thai and and I only know that thai never hurt them country...
So where are you from ??
Why did you destroy our country..........

please stop...
'cause If we hurt our king is hurt more than you!....

R.I.P with dead person..

Posted by july May 19, 10 01:43 PM


go to hell red shirt protester!!!

Posted by bbrr May 19, 10 01:47 PM

Though my office is in suburb which is quiet.
But we were allowed to leave early because of curfew.

While driving home, I listen to the traffic radio, FM 100 MHz, which reporting lively situation from the audiences in many places.
And then I cried, I felt so depressed like my heart was breaking. I'm so worried about the people around there.

This afternoon my mom and dad called from Udornthani to asked me whether I was home and she said now the city hall and municipality office were burning.
After checked that all of my family were safe at their homes, I feel better.

I wish tomorrow all devils must be quashed and everywhere is back in peaceful.

Posted by Sleepless Thai May 19, 10 01:48 PM

The king is smiling in the hospital.

Posted by Joiky May 19, 10 01:52 PM

I always ❤ THAILAND, land of smile.

Posted by PAT May 19, 10 01:53 PM

I'm working at ZEN WOLRD(29) all of my dreams is there.
and it was burning by .......... How can i call this kind of animal?
What the spicies are you?

Posted by They Call me Graphic Designer.. May 19, 10 01:54 PM

Why do you bring up the king?Why does the king has to take the resposiblity for this? Its not his fault. You think he is not suffer enough to see his own house being destroyed by his own people.The house which he is working,building it up for his whole life? Think of it yourself if your house got burnt down by your son what would u feel.He is not mad not even upset. What he said earlier today when the soldiers came to protect the hospital where he is living " No need to come here,go protect the civilians"

So nonspeaking,if you want to mention the King,then learn about him first.

Posted by Ilovemyking May 19, 10 01:55 PM

thank Thai troop for protect our country from terrorists.

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 01:55 PM

(--_/l\_--) RIP.....

(TTOTT)............. what the worth fight for or die for ?

Posted by teayzss May 19, 10 01:57 PM

Support government's action to deal with the terrorists. The reds have taken bangkok and the country hostage for far too long. The violence they have unleashed in incomparable to any point in Thai history.

Posted by Josh May 19, 10 01:57 PM

Red shirt is a terrorist now.

Posted by Imay May 19, 10 01:59 PM

Those are definitely not a rubber bullets. Those are live ammunitions. They need to take a closer look. The Red shirts suffer more casualties than the government and they did not have any tanks or ammunition like the military. Those who support the king should take a closer look at what is going on. I don't support the red shirts myself but I don't think the king is on the right either.

Posted by ThailandisHellbecauseofDumbassPeopleliketheking May 19, 10 01:59 PM

Red shirt is a terrorist now.

Posted by Imay May 19, 10 01:59 PM

This killing is for Thai monarchy. Sad.

Posted by Singapore May 19, 10 02:01 PM

My King cannot involve in politics,,,he cannot take sides.

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 02:02 PM

So sad!! from thai people

Posted by kkk May 19, 10 02:02 PM

Picture can't tell all of story.
In this page is a few part of all story.
I'll tell you "The red shirt annouced to kill the press".
This is real story.

Posted by Imay May 19, 10 02:03 PM

Now my prayers are with those who died or got hurt today. Mayority of good Thai people doesn´t deserve this.

I´m pretty sure they will recover from this deep wounds, hope they can reconciliate each others and stop this insane political intolerance...

Posted by Sergi Santana May 19, 10 02:05 PM

Thailand will go deeper into division. Now everything is decided by violence. Both sides are willing to use violence.

Posted by Singapore May 19, 10 02:06 PM


Posted by Badvan May 19, 10 02:07 PM

in picture 29 a man who threw the bomb can be red shirt protester because police shirt can buy at copy cloth shops in Thailand

Posted by bolona May 19, 10 02:09 PM


Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 02:10 PM

"i'm not UDD leader" who believe thaksin's word.
he isn't leader...
he only said what he want and fully support red shirt

Posted by nok May 19, 10 02:10 PM

Thaksin go to hell

"IT" is the root of all problem.

He and his family will become "nothing" in Thai society

We must get rid of "IT"

Posted by boyboomboom May 19, 10 02:10 PM

Can we stop?
Stop for the peace.
Stop for our country.
Can we just... Stop.

Posted by Lunatic May 19, 10 02:12 PM

ขอเขียนให้คนไทยอ่านนี่ไม่ใช่การจบแต่เป็นจุดเริ่มต้น รัฐบาลคุณทำให้คนทั่วประเทศเห็นถัึงว่าประเทศไทยมีสองมาตรฐาน อย่างชัดเจน ประชาชนที่คุณคิดว่าเขาไม่มีทางสู้ คุณดูถุกเขาเกินไป แล้วคุณจะรู้ว่าสงครามจริงๆเป็นอย่างไร

Posted by Red army May 19, 10 02:13 PM

Today soldier go to protect The King at hospital, The King said "please go back to protect my people"

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 02:13 PM

Imagine an armed group took over Times Square by force. How long would you think they have until they are all taken down? Remember that they fired live rounds to the soldiers, too, not counting lethal weapons like the M79 grenades.

This is NOT a peaceful, unarmed protest. Please put things in the right perspective. If this were to happen in any country, the outcome will be very similar. Please Katcher in opinion 85, get all the facts before making a conclusion like that.

Posted by Sak Puri May 19, 10 02:15 PM

Look at the Photos.

The redshirts are indeed pissed off. First they lose there hero to a Military Coup. They endure 14 months of junta rule. Their leaders are banned from politics for 5 years. Finally there is an election in which they get the largest number of votes. Then their Prime Minister is thrown out for having a cooking show. They elect a replacement Prime Minister and he gets sacked when his party is disbanded and its new leaders also are banned from politics for 5 years.

Then backstage, while the remnants of his party are trying to form a government, the army gets all the members of the coalition parties together minus the newly banned party, and gets the slick polished handsome Oxford Educated Apisit to take is losing opposition party to head the military brokered government only made possible by a splinter breaking away and joining Apisit under the BJT party. Never mind that the guy is alleged to be the Godfather of Buriram. There are rumors of one million dollar (USD) 'incentive payments' to the members of the breakaway group.

Now the articulate and Polished Apisit claims that he is the legitimate.

Time to let the voters of the Kingdom to express their views on the subject. But he can't allow it as his party has never one an election under his leadership. He is no longer a part of any solution.

Meanwhile Bangkok Burns and he says Oops?

Loved the "Mission Accomplished" speech too. Then all hell broke loose.

His harsh measures, are only hardening battlelines. The 'terrorist' charges are being leveled.

But the bottom line is that he is not legitimate until he and his party are elected.

Posted by Stanly Simmerton May 19, 10 02:15 PM

This is true... Red-shirt leader (Mr. Nuttawuth) would compomise to Gov. but P.M. disagreed ... and he ordered soldiers to kill a lot of People like that hungry their blood. Some comments said that red is bad ... but I think that Heart of Red Protesters who want only Democracy only..

Posted by Suan May 19, 10 02:19 PM

any comparison between Tiananmen and what is going on in Bangkok is a ludicrous and ignorant simplification.

Posted by crimson May 19, 10 02:23 PM

that so worst what happen in Thailand !!!! the red shirts they are so stupid !!!! what do you flighting for???? Thailand land of smile that will be only history becasue stupid person like you !!!! Red shirts !!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 02:24 PM

Solely the pictures may mislead those who do not understand well Thailand crisis, the pictures tentatively present that solidier enforce the red-shirt who fight for democracy innosensely. But the fact is, more soliders and anti red-shirt groups die earlier becuase they are terrorism. Really want you guys- foreign medias know the backgroud of this long-story before making comments to our government. We trully support Thai army to fight with these red-shirt gang.

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 02:25 PM

For the 90'th comments, what the hell that you're thinking?
Do not say that again. I love my King!!!

Posted by Kewalit Nakhasit May 19, 10 02:28 PM

@Stanly Simmerton

"Time to let the voters of the Kingdom to express their views on the subject. But he can't allow it as his party has never one an election under his leadership. He is no longer a part of any solution."

Have you even followed what has been happening in the last month? The PM offered to hold an election later this year. This is the offer that was turned down by the leaders of the red shirt.

However, that is not to say the crackdown is justified by any means.

Posted by crimson May 19, 10 02:31 PM

Speechless....I'm Thai

Posted by Nattapon May 19, 10 02:31 PM

I agree with # 103.
Those pictures have bias on red shirts. They kill people. They destroy and bomb all over Bangkok's places and properties, tens of shopping malls, banks, temples, schools, ATM, convenience stores, utilities, city halls, main roads, transportation, and so on. They steal things. They accuse Thai government and our King. They are not humans. They should not have been born in this country, or even this world. They are not grateful. Like many comments say, Red Shirts and Thaksin go helllll!!! deeply deeply hell...

Posted by thai May 19, 10 02:34 PM

Thailand - I cry for you

Posted by Sabine Richter May 19, 10 02:34 PM

Is this what red shirts say themselves "the peace protesters"?
They're obvious criminals and looters!!!!!!

Posted by NiNi May 19, 10 02:34 PM

" Democracy is not a matter, if it can't lead to peace. "

Posted by DeeDy May 19, 10 02:34 PM

This situation is not a plain simple protest. The situation was complex since there is a terrorist hiding among these protestors. These terrorists are armed with heavy weapons such as M79 grenade luanchers and M16 guns. The picture descripe from the army view point because all press had to stay behind the army line for the safty of their own, so it look like army fire at people but the real situation was that the army was hitted with many M79 grenade which force the army to fire back at that terrorist who hiding among the protestor. These terrorist use protestor as a human shield which make the army job a lot harder to control and limit the loss of innocent people. This government come from the same parliament which was erected by people. Who is behide of this mess you all know. He is the most coward and son of a bitch, do everthing to destroy Thailand for his own benefit and he is a big lier. I don't blam the protestor since they were brain washed from the group of old government power.

Posted by Thai citizen May 19, 10 02:34 PM

Look at the Photos.

The redshirts are indeed pissed off. First they lose there hero to a Military Coup. They endure 14 months of junta rule. Their leaders are banned from politics for 5 years. Finally there is an election in which they get the largest number of votes. Then their Prime Minister is thrown out for having a cooking show. They elect a replacement Prime Minister and he gets sacked when his party is disbanded and its new leaders also are banned from politics for 5 years.

Then backstage, while the remnants of his party are trying to form a government, the army gets all the members of the coalition parties together minus the newly banned party, and gets the slick polished handsome Oxford Educated Apisit to take is losing opposition party to head the military brokered government only made possible by a splinter breaking away and joining Apisit under the BJT party. Never mind that the guy is alleged to be the Godfather of Buriram. There are rumors of one million dollar (USD) 'incentive payments' to the members of the breakaway group.

Now the articulate and Polished Apisit claims that he is the legitimate.

Time to let the voters of the Kingdom to express their views on the subject. But he can't allow it as his party has never one an election under his leadership. He is no longer a part of any solution.

Meanwhile Bangkok Burns and he says Oops?

Loved the "Mission Accomplished" speech too. Then all hell broke loose.

His harsh measures, are only hardening battlelines. The 'terrorist' charges are being leveled.

But the bottom line is that he is not legitimate until he and his party are elected.

Posted by Stanly Simmerton May 19, 10 02:35 PM

to Stanly Simmerton

"Time to let the voters of the Kingdom to express their views on the subject. But he can't allow it as his party has never one an election under his leadership. He is no longer a part of any solution."

Have you even followed what has been happening in the last month? The PM offered to hold an election later this year. This is the offer that was turned down by the leaders of the red shirt.

However, that is not to say the crackdown is justified by any means.

Posted by crimson May 19, 10 02:36 PM

I'm Thai I can't accept the half-truth captions under some photos.
I hate violence for sure.
The red-shirt people have m79 and all kind of bombs.
They killed soldiers, reporters and even innocent people.
They destroy everything, burn everywhere,
They are not Thai, not even Human beings

I believe in Karma, They'll get what the do.

I Love the King, I love Thailand,

Posted by Pallapa K. May 19, 10 02:38 PM

It's sad and disturbing that most of the foreign media covering this situation are ill-informed about what is actually going on. No doubt they are going to portray the whole thing as 'troops shooting at innocent civilians' without even bothering to look at the majority of people, who have been severely affected by the red shirt's many unlawful and violent acts in the past two months.

Posted by WakeUp May 19, 10 02:39 PM

Hope Tomorrow will be better

Posted by We Love Thailand May 19, 10 02:40 PM

My heart goes out to all the soldiers out there tonight keeping our city safe. Hopefully things will be one step closer to normal tomorrow. Stay safe everybody.

Posted by pk May 19, 10 02:42 PM

#16 why a buddist monk of all the people?

Posted by James May 19, 10 02:42 PM

Thai government is very cruel. Apisit has never thought the red-shirts are human. He would like to kill everyone having the opposit opinion. He has not been sincere in negotiation. It's just been a drama shown to medium.

Posted by erythrocyte May 19, 10 02:43 PM

I am a Thai and I am a red shirt. Red shirts from the leading end of protest and resignation announcement. I have red shirts some group dissatisfied and very emotionally intense. No one in control sabotage Do not include that all the red shirts. If the military does not kill the red shirts. Redshirts and sabotage would not be angry with this. The past, but the military has killed hundreds dead red shirts, but black out Why it is a factor of sabotage When people in red shirts were slaying of soldiers by order of the government people, people tell the government, but government does not know enough red shirts to slander the government created a divide. Many other bad things that happen in Bangkok. Was developed by military orders from the government. We love Thailand It is our home. But Thais do not love each other is not a key to the problems of today and lose it so much editing happens what do I do not regret it.

Posted by Thai people May 19, 10 02:43 PM

Pictures could tell all the stories. Unfortunately, we don't have all pictures to tell all the stories. All I can do is telling what I heard and saw. Then, you decide which side is right and does the jobs right. Who does protect and uphold peace or who does destroy and kill.

Judge from the voices of red shirts' leaders and the actions of the protesters towards the black shirt terrorists, they are working together. Why do the red shirts search for armed or suspected materials from ordinary people, when they have to access those staging areas? However, the terrorists are among the red shirts. What are the protesters doing now? They insist that they are staging the peaceful protest, but there are some heavily armed black shirts mingling among them. To put it mildly, the protesters' leaders do not care about the safety of the red shirts much less the people of this country. To put it more accurately, they support violence and instigate lawlessness. To view it as it is, should those protesters be counted as the real terrorists in disguise - just like the suicide bombers?

Why is the casulties of the militaries quite low? Those terrorists mostly target civilians, foreign presses and even red shirts and they tried to operate in the nights. So it's difficult to get the pictures. They did this because they wanted to attack the government that the goverment used excessive forces and use live bullets. They wanted to hold down the government operations and wanted UN to intervene or made the government to lose it credibility.

Some people said that the red shirts burned down building to retaliate the crackdown. How could they burn down many places in very short time? In addition, how could they acquire lots of fuels very soon? This opeation is a well prepared plan. They have already orchestrated the plan for long time. They just waited for the right timing.

Posted by Khetkan Dumrongthai May 19, 10 02:50 PM

Red shirt was forming by scum leaders with lots of scum people who has no place to show up their identity.

While government was too kind to force them before they can prepare lots of weapons by just think that they are Thais.

(Of course they are Thai, or fully.. they are Thai's terrorists)

Posted by JN May 19, 10 02:51 PM

Now I am living 7 months in Bangkok.
After this event, there only losers, and NO winners.
Hope Thailand will be normal soon, but everyone know this isn't possible in a few years.

Posted by Ed May 19, 10 02:51 PM

Stupid, they destroyed their own country.

Posted by A.Shawki May 19, 10 02:51 PM

Only word that i can give to all those picture "Tuksin,even hell have no room for you anymore"

Posted by narongwong May 19, 10 02:53 PM

Taksin Shinnawat dreams to be the first president of Thailand and the red shirt protestors support his idea. Do you think all Thais want an idea of having the president? NO WAY!!!!!! What is wrong with the King? Is he a bad guy? He doesn’t have any power to control the constitution. But we respect what he has done to help many poor people. And that is the reason many Thais love the king. Sad and shame on those people who destroy their own country just for money.

Posted by NickyD May 19, 10 02:55 PM

can i let you know about my country. the problem has been really complex. firstly, can i remind you sth, reporter or journalist. did you know about the origin of problem from? and you know the fundamental thai politic or any thai culture!!!!

some journalists or reporters purposed their news just only side and also not deep in issues. then are you shame to do this to the other. that becaz it not your country.

but i can accept that if you report balance bith side not bias. and you know about background of this protester, what for are they protesting and who support their activities.

you must know this fundamental and know ex PM, thaksin, what did he do in the past? how the country side people like him? if you dont know this thing, you shud not desreve to be journalist!!!!

did you study ETHIC or MORAL of media?

but if i were you as international journalist, I shoud realise that what my acitng going to affect those countries.

that not fair for those countries, you have power to propose anything that you want it going to be

Posted by pong May 19, 10 02:58 PM

Agree with 103..

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 02:59 PM

Photo no.16..A Buddhist monk who was detained by Thai army soldiers .. I think it is impossible T___T

Posted by Kae S. May 19, 10 02:59 PM

this is such a sad situation ..
#17 is an awesome pic though ..

Posted by shan May 19, 10 02:59 PM

This is so sad!!! :(

Posted by kimchi May 19, 10 03:02 PM

คุณดูถูกคนไทยส่วนมากเกินไปหล่ะครับ ผมคิดว่าสงครามจริงๆมันกำลังเริ่มต้นครับ

Posted by ไพร่ May 19, 10 03:05 PM

and i thought Thailand is "THE LAND OF SMILES" .... guess i was wrong

...sad =(

Posted by TAKUMI May 19, 10 03:07 PM

Because of one man Taksin

Posted by my blood is thai May 19, 10 03:12 PM

Red Shirt are Terrorism, I don't understand why you distortion the truth. Why don't you show picture that red shirt carrying the gun and throw the fire bomb around Bangkok. Right now Bangkok people want all of them to get out form Bangkok or out of Thailand event better. They don't have humanity an more and we don't need them in our country. They already destroy Thailand more than enough.

Please present the truth of Red shirt in cruel side also, don't show only pity side of them.

Posted by Theeradet May 19, 10 03:14 PM

i hate red shirt

Posted by tent May 19, 10 03:15 PM

If this, what youve done just want to show that you can do more than the government think, whats the hell are you thinking?, this is your country, if you can live longer than this month, your live and future still be here.. Anyway, youre not Thai anymore.. not even human being..

Posted by Love Thailand May 19, 10 03:20 PM

The soldiers' use of shotguns with rubber bullets suggests that the authorities wish to minimize serious injuries. Whatever the faults of the government, this is not Tiananmen Square.

Posted by Sal Monella May 19, 10 03:24 PM

coz most of Thais are low-educated so they will never know what gonna happen after they have the President Taksin not the beloved King.

Taksin never cares about the death people who died for him,,,never ever
He just enjoys shopping with his dearest kids and also said to american that he's not in Red side....just wanna know u talked in videolike to motivate protesters ... think about it!

I hate Taksin ,,, just know that i hate him!

Posted by Anna May 19, 10 03:30 PM

just to correct one poster below


but still, doesn't change the fact that the reds have brought this unto themselves

and also, it is sad that what tiny thread of validity in the reds' strife will be erased by their riot today, and the division in the country will be more pronounced.

i just hope that there remains enough thais that still wish to see reconciliation--both sides, that is, as reconciliation is not a unilateral process.

Posted by ton May 19, 10 03:31 PM

ผมไม่พอใจในการกระทำของทั้งสองฝ่าย ทั้งรัฐบาล และ กลุ่มผู้ชุมนุม

ทำไมคนไทยด้วยกันเอง ถึงไม่ ถอยหลังให้กันคนละก้าว

ไม่เข้าใจทั้งสองฝ่ายจริงๆ บ้านเมืองถอยหลังไปมากกว่า สามสิบปีแล้วมั้ง

เลิกได้แล้ว กับการกระทำของพวกคุณทั้ง สองฝ่าย

ปล เกลียดทั้งสองฝ่ายทุกคนที่ทำร้ายประเทศไทย

Posted by คนไทย รักไทย เบื May 19, 10 03:31 PM

take taksin chinnawat to punishment is the best way

Posted by Old man May 19, 10 03:37 PM

I agree with #135. The negotiation plan that Abisit offered before the massacre was merely a ploy to have the claim for the killings. In a sincere negotiation process, when one side rejects the proposal, there must be some communication. However, when the red-shirted leaders said if the government wanted to prosecute them, the government should prosecute the yellow-shirts who also committed crimes and press a killing charge on ministry of security too. Also PM does not have right to declare an election date; only the election commission can declare the date. They demanded PM to set a certain date to dissolve the parliament. Thai's it. Then the next few days PM turned down the negotiation table.

Thai PM. is just a puppet of royal elites. He has no real power. He can't even appoint a vacant police chief.

Posted by Thonburi May 19, 10 03:42 PM

My house is in Red zone(Dindang)
Red shirt have many war weapon and they burn everything
Red Shirt.. Who did you? Me or Thai Gov.
Why you burn my city. T_T
Please...... Stop to use violence......

Please...... everyone stop

Posted by Keen May 19, 10 03:44 PM

Dear red shirt...wake up looking aroud what happen now,
stop put the bad thing and blameing to others, ....because of your guys that is why every country can see how is it in thailand now...
No body want to kill each other but someone have to stop this ..
poor thai people Born in the same people who do not realize in favor of the land

Posted by GUKONTHAI May 19, 10 03:44 PM

We are blaming and accusing on each other for what reason? Does it make anyone's life better? I understand that both sides are full with anger, but the country won't be able to move forward if we carry this anger around. People who has different political views are acceptable, but the terrorists ARE NOT, and should be get rid of.

A lot of serious problems in our country have been surfacing during the political turmoil as you all can see, such as law enforcement, prosperity as a whole, and poor education system. We have suffered more than enough from corrupted government in the past. The current government seems to have good intention for the country (I know that lots of people would disagree with me, but it's Ok). I just hope they would dedicate themselves to re-build this country and gradually fix our country's major problems. As for us, Thais, our words and actions affect others and the society more than we know. So why shouldn't we be constructive instead of destructive. We should think more about what we can do for our beloved country and give public's interest the 1st priority.

Posted by suburban May 19, 10 03:46 PM

Taksin was not legit either as he won the election by buying votes. During his time as the prime minister, he stole so much money from Thai people and gave a little bit back to them for his next election. Most Thai people are educated nowadays and, thank to the power of internet technology the news and information are now available more than ever. The problem is, how democracy be achieved when votes can still be bought throughout the country? Burning down buildings and financial institutions by the red shirt is not helping either. How many people will be unemployed because of their work has been burnt down? This just adds more problem to the country that is almost crippled economically. Another problem is, how Thais can put aside their differences and come to table for sincere talk. What we have been seeing is people with money like Taksin and other red shirt hardliners who on Taksin's payroll, are hijacking poor and uneducated Thais to fight and die for them for their political gains. It's time for Thais to ask ourselves what kind of democracy we want and how we achieve it. Meanwhile, PM Abhisit is the only one we've got for the moment until the next election and most of Thais like him as he's the most clean hand politician Thailand ever has so far.

Posted by Phoebe May 19, 10 03:49 PM

King 's Soldiers Killed Peoples

Posted by - May 19, 10 03:50 PM

killing of any forms is wrong... Everyone deserves the right to live. Both sides were too stuborn and too greedy to compromise and work for a better Thailand. The politicians should be ashamed for destroyed our beloved Bangkok.

Posted by oversea Thai May 19, 10 03:51 PM

Thaksin is responsible? Corruption and ignorance are responsible!

Corruption that makes politicians buy votes and ignorance that makes ruralites vote for them. Corruption that makes the "elite" (including the royals) decide that it's ok to own everything while the masses live in abject poverty, and ignorance to think that the masses will just take it.

Yes the King is loved and has done much good for this country, but where is he now? Why does he allow his armed forces to fire on his own children? And - will those who claim the King is a divine presence love the new one just as much when he comes to the throne with his little dog foo-foo?

This is not over. It is only beginning...

Posted by Ilovethailandtoo May 19, 10 03:56 PM

in general thai are very good people. and we have to thank THE KING for nurturing the kind people of THAILAND. but like every race, there will be a few black sheeps among them. it's the devil that influences the poor and uneducated to cause destruction. please do not allow it to happen again. let's pray for peace in THAILAND again.

Posted by PEACE May 19, 10 03:57 PM

I usually follow this page and don´t remember seeing so much hate in comments to recent photo collections.

Way too many "go to hell" comments and others in a similar tone.
At times it seems to me like a coordinated effort to show the world that "red shirts" are not representative of the Thai people, or even that Thai people would like them banished or something.

if that´s the case -a coordinated effort-, it´s worth asking who´s behind so many similar posts in the website...

Posted by Rieux May 19, 10 04:00 PM

Thaksin can go rotten in HELL. He's not Thai anymore. He cheated taxes and corrupted Thailand for 6 years during his term. Now he spent his corrupted money to hurt Thailand and Thai people. His propaganda machine brainwashed poor villagers who have no education and promise them that the new Thai republic will bring them justice and pay off their debts. These poor people got to learn communism and learn to hate our King. Thaksin's media outlets feed them 24 hours non stop that there's no justice so they have to come out to protest and die for the new state of Thailand.

THAKSIN WANTS HIS SUPPORTERS TO DIE IN LARGE NUMBER so he cound put the pressure on the government and the international 'peace' organizations could step in. He made sure there will be a lot of people die by recruiting all these foreign gunmen from Cambodia and Burma to attack Thai soldiers and also his own supporters. So red shirt people please wake up! Thaksin don't care about your future. He only see you as tokens that could be used to topple the government. The more people die the happier he gets!!

so he could get his siezed money back.

Posted by Stop hurting Thailand May 19, 10 04:00 PM

Give us a break,yes we r the underdeveloped country but..most of the developed country has been through the same evolution process.. we'll be back together as a better country from this...There will be no more a man like Taksin...a Traitor, a Terrorist...he manipulated the poor with all the democracy talk and the money... but all for his own benefit..we all know that now
Personally i support our government in every way..they were trying in every possible way to compromise with the red shirt...although their process seems a bit too slow...but that is their way to show that their action is base on the rational international standard process

Posted by Piti Lerthattasil May 19, 10 04:07 PM

I don't know enough of the background to know who is right and who is wrong, but I do know enough to know that this is tragedy. It reminds me a bit of the various revolutions in Paris. Life on the barricades never lasts. May this not become another semaine sanglante.

Posted by Calli Arcale May 19, 10 04:07 PM

Most of the people that do not like Red Shirts protesters because they only listen to one side of the story from whatever the media say which is controlled by the government. Some are effected with their daily lives,they can not go shopping because the protesters are there. People carried on with their lives as normal. The situation was calm until PM decided to bring the troops in. This was the time where violence started. Problem inside the country should be dealt by police force. Armed force should defend the country from other country. It would have been sorted and new election would have been allocated since the first week if it was some other developed country. If he believes that majority of the Thai people support him, why is he scared of a new election? What has he done for Thailand since he became PM? Nothing except for borrowing more money. What kind of PM is that, killing civilians? Taking away our human right. If he loves this country and would do anything for the people, he would put the people first not his power.To be honest I don't think he would be able to live in this country anymore because nobody would want murderer and liar to be their PM. The PM who made the wrong decision, chose to have the city burned down instead of loosing his power. Think about it, open your eyes and wake up Thai people.

Posted by Civilian May 19, 10 04:08 PM

well you see some comment here from the red shirt wrote in that '' this war just begin ''

Is that what good people can think ? I can't imagine if these people rule Thailand .

Posted by Noble Life May 19, 10 04:11 PM

As you can see, most of protesters came from side-country those who are uneducated people. They were very very poor, so they decided to move to BKK for money. This evidence shows that Red shirt people is very stupid and act like piece of shit in BKK. why dont you try burn your home that your parents live inside?, it's quite fun! for red dog.

Posted by Educated Man May 19, 10 04:12 PM

Red shirt is real terrorist. You can see how they burn Bangkok in last 5 days, they are fully-armed with M69, fire bombs etc., they burn not only tyres but many buidlings (most of them are banks), they steal everything from many 7-11 shops(except books because they can't read it i think)

Real Bangkok civilians want them to go out from Bangkok or may be go to hell. They said that thay want democracy but some of them still don't know PM name - i once heard that one of them said that she came here to ger Mr.Prasit out.

In my opinion our PM is very good man, he do everything for the sake of our country and very unlucky to be PM in this situation. If Mr.Thaksin is our PM in this situation, I can guarantee that more of 100 protestors would die.

And do not bring our beloved king to this conflict. There is no one in the world that can do all of things like those he do for thai people.

Our king is the greatest man.
Mr. Abhisit is a good man.
Red shirt leaders are all big liar.
Thaksin is a fucking shit terrorist.

Posted by Boy May 19, 10 04:18 PM

I Agree on #40 also

The Real Protesters is unarmed.
Most of them are terrorist.
Many soldier die by terrorist.

I'm a people who live in Bangkok and suffering from something that red shirts call "PROTEST for DEMOCRACY"
some of the red shirt is okay.... but some of the peple inside of the redshirt is really killer ....them know how to use BOom..and manything to kill the Soldier ........ like in 10 apirl ....

so take to look all .... before in many country ..have the thing like red power to made it free in them country ...
but in Thailand.. them not follow anything with that idea....
them only try to made it badly...and not listen any peple in Thailand... only stuborn .and listen the new 1 side...... of them.. like CNN them try to show the world ...
i was 2 time with my boyfriend.... when them start to flight....
i seem the red shirt try to start ...and not do any peach... like them said to the Solder .... and my German boyfriend see....on his eyes...and believe.. that red power is not pure flight for the freedom.. like any country in World history did it before .....

Posted by Thai man in Sathron road May 19, 10 04:19 PM

Thai government has done the right thing so far.

Red shirts were illegally gathered to invoke the crisis. Most of the protestors do not know what democracy is. They are villagers mostly in the North and Northeastern parts of Thailand. They were also brain-washed by their leaders with distorted information. The protestors came to Bangkok because they got paid to do so.
What Red shirts have done are far beyond democratic demonstration.

The Buddhist monk whom you saw in the picture was likely to be eccentric. Good monk would stay in the Temple and pray for peace; Not to take any political sides.

Thai soldiers = Hero
Red shirts = Devil

Posted by Nash P. May 19, 10 04:21 PM

Imagining an armed crowd in DC,
burning any building including huge shopping malls, banks, gov. houses, media etc..
shooting at innocent, soldier or even military vehicle,
robbed convenient stores,

what'd you ask your gov to do?
do you call them protester?
let me know if you guys can do this without being death...

Posted by tommy May 19, 10 04:22 PM

I had join the red protestor earlier because each one will get 2000 baht/day. For a week in March, I received only 500 baht. Next, a red chief told me if stay until we get victory, we will receive 1 million for each one and if someone got hurt, will receive 500,000 baht or die during the battle, family will receive 2 million baht from our main sponsor (Mr.Thaksin). But I thought they tricked me to die for them, so I decided to quit before I was used to kill soldiers & people.

Posted by Ex-Red May 19, 10 04:28 PM

Agree with 103 too.

Sad but true......
It is not our beloved Bangkok we lived... it's hell!
These're all caused by the real "puppet master" ...
you know who ...Taksin Shinnawatra...
Do you know he is a convict who flied away with no any responsibility.
Left his people died, left our city burned, while calling for the fake democracy from somewhere peaceful and cozy.
Why don't you come back here and get punished by Thai law? Do not escape your sin anymore, because you never!

Posted by nattaya k May 19, 10 04:30 PM

Should we be surprised? The Red-Shirt protesters have been repeatedly indoctrinated by their leaders for months on how to burn Bangkok and provincial halls down if anything should go wrong. If you understand Thai, you can search on Youtube for many of such clips of these Red leaders on stage proclaiming about "burning Bangkok into a sea of flame" and the like.

On May 19, the misguided Red Shirt rebels, in part angry at their leaders for turning themselves to the police (5 of them did so) and for deserting them since early morning even before any shots broke (at least 3 of the leaders are still on the run.), just carried out what they have been told it was the right thing to do all along. Here are some examples of where they have committed arson and looting today:
- Central World shopping complex (one of the largest such complex in Asia).
- Stock Exchange of Thailand building
- Metropolitan Electricity building, a government office responsible for the city's electricity systems.
- Siam Paragon, another large shopping complex with an aquarium underground.
- Siam Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Thailand and the first building to completely collapse.
- Siam Square, a fashionable small-shop area, often referred as Thailand's Shinjuku for its popularity among teenagers.
- at least 16 branches of Bangkok Bank, K Bank, Government Savings Bank, Krungthai Bank, etc.
- Provincial halls in northeastern provinces.
- Channel 3 TV headquarter (ironically perceived by both sides to be a pro-Red station, but unfortunately located close to the main protest side.)
- Center One, another shopping complex
- Numerous branches of 7-11 convenience stores around the city. Some branches have to close their doors around 6pm for security reasons.
- and many more buildings I have no will to list further.

Judging from the majority of readers' comments here, I gather most of you already understand how anti-democratic, illogical, violent the Red Shirt movement has revealed themselves to be these past few months.

For those of you who still think these Red hardcores are peaceful protesters, I urge you to do more research and reading more about the real situation from both English-languaged local media and non-superficial Western media (such as the New York Times.) The disadvantaged poor are deserving of our sympathy, not for the often-cited "dictatorship oppressing peasants" distortion of the truth, but for their naive dedication while being manipulated as dispensible pawns in the eyes of their leaders and Thaksin.

Lastly, I wish to repeat just one detail often left out from Western media because it is less sensational than picture of soldiers with guns or militant protesters with rifles and grenades. About two weeks ago, the government gave the protesters a reconcilliation offer of an parliamentary dissolution in September and an election in November. This early election, more than a year ahead of the schedule, is exactly what the Red protesters claims they were asking for. Thai people thought the government had caved in and the violence would be gone. Surprisingly, the Red leaders, without asking their supporters, repeatedly made more fanciful demands and finally rejected the election offer. The real reason behind this? Out of this offer, Thaksin will get no amnesty for his convicted corruption charges and none of the $1+ billion seized from his large, corrupted fortune.

Alas, all in the name of democracy. How ironic.

Posted by Thai Doctor May 19, 10 04:30 PM

agree with # 143 the problem has been really complex.
I sure the people all the world know about the truth but difficult for thais.
journalist of Thailand know the truth but cannot post the truth because the goverment was control them all.Now there are not the truth of Thailand journalist anymore they are post one side which support the goverment and blame every bad thing to ther Red Shirt.Depend on International journalist for tell the world for the true story.Ex-PM, Thaksin, he make this contry advance to the great contry and help poor people in Thailand by the real heart that reson why Thucksin is most popula more than The King.I loved thist contey but now i not sure anymore.

Posted by TheMaxKIng May 19, 10 04:30 PM

Today soldier go to protect The King at hospital, The King said "please go back to protect my people"



Posted by adrenaline May 19, 10 04:34 PM

Stop blaming one side or the other. Quit your allegiances, just end the violence. Nothing matters before that.

Posted by Drew May 19, 10 04:35 PM

The rich get richer and the poor stays poor, hopefully there will be an end to what the small elite is doing in Thailand. And yes, I believe there is hope for the country whilst the middle class is growing bigger still and the population is also getting better eduacated than before. It is very easy: it is all about the money, and the middle class want a bigger piece of the cake. With that, hopefully, follows REAL democracy. Bless you all ordinary hard working thai citizens.

Posted by Per-Fredrik Andersson May 19, 10 04:35 PM

There are many protesters who were protesting peacefully, yet these actions of setting fire and burning buildings are unacceptable.
It is therefore justified for the authority to move in and secure peace in the country.
I condemn these actions and have no mercy for those behind these.

Posted by Jun Kan May 19, 10 04:45 PM

this is not peace protest, I am thai i know the situation, alot of thai people support the government to get back the peace country and start again with new committment to make the country go on . The PM already said will have new election in November but the red shirt want more than that. they don't think the affect of the whole country. they even don't care what is this government do for the country its not enough for them like Taksin did for 8 years, they set the mob since this government just start up. they still stuck with the Taksin policy and fight for him, think this is not fair country and they fight until don't care for the whole country.
some news think yellow shirt supports this government, its wrong,
Yellow shirt is anti-Taksin and they are not all support the government either. well, im the government side and most of thai people are, want to get the country back to be peace as soon as possible.

Posted by ari May 19, 10 04:46 PM

เราทำเพื่อคนไทยทุกคนครับ เลือดเนื้อพี่น้องเรานับร้อยก็เพื่อคนไทยทุกคนครับมิได้ทำเพื่อคนหนึ่งคนใด หรือกลุ่มหนึ่งกลุ่มใด

Posted by แดงแท้ๆรักในหล&# May 19, 10 04:55 PM

เราทำเพื่อคนไทยทุกคนครับ เลือดเนื้อพี่น้องเรานับร้อยก็เพื่อคนไทยทุกคนครับมิได้ทำเพื่อคนหนึ่งคนใด หรือกลุ่มหนึ่งกลุ่มใด

Posted by แดงแท้ๆรักในหล&# May 19, 10 04:58 PM

Agree with #178

How do you going to deal with the situation?
Don't just type and bra bra bra.....THINK

Posted by Richy May 19, 10 04:58 PM

Beautiful pictures, but unsightly dismal

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 04:59 PM

#182 stop blaming the other side.
Yes, the problem has been really complex.
We're all know that poor people and some of the red shirts are innocent and unarmed.
But you need to accept that some of the red shirts are also armed and violence.
Some parts of the red shirt's core of protest are true and good for poor people.
But another parts are really really bad like you can see what happened in Thailand last night; fire around Bangkok, Udon, Ubon and Khonkaen. Innocent people was threatened by the uncontrolled, armed and violence red shirts.
The bad parts also cheat poor people, illusion them to fight for the bad sake and use them as a human shield.
The government and soldiers were proved and show us many many times that they do their best to avoid killing innocent people. You can think by your own common sense that if not, more unarmed red shirts will die and the MOF will end since last week or last 2 months.

Posted by Pear May 19, 10 05:03 PM

I'm a Royal Thai people,middle side but I hate Red Shirt!!
They killed innocent people and destroyed many places in Thailand.
They said they needed democracy!!
But what is democracy for them??
It didn't call democracy but should call "Selfish"
They caused this shit situation for help their Head Leader who cheated our country and never respected not only the civil law but also the human law.
He can do everything which he need by supporting money.
He bought you Red shirt!

Why you still stayed in Thailand if you didn't respect "OUR KING"
Why you fighted for someone more than fighted for your king who sacrificed all of his life for "The Peace of Thailand"
If you can do this,you aren't Thai people anymore.

Who destroyed our country,They should get out of Thailand!

Please Don't make OUR KING Hurts!!

Posted by I LOVE KING!! May 19, 10 05:08 PM

Some of you people are crying over a goddamn shopping mall when you should be crying over the death of democracy in your country. When an election is forcibly removed by a coup, then the people shall revolt by whatever means necessary. This is revolution. It is bloody. It is violent.

You should be ashamed of yourselves. The only terrorists I see are the armed soldiers killing their own people.

Long Live the Red Shirts! Burn it all to the ground!

Posted by Democracy in Action May 19, 10 05:11 PM

ทำไมต้องทำกับคนเสื้อแดงแบบนี้ นะ แล้วเหลืองละยึดสนามบิน ยึด ทำเนียบ ต่างๆ คนไทยลืมง่ายจริงๆ ก็จงอยู่ในอุ้งตีน เขาต่อไป

ปล ไอ้ คนข้างล่าง ปากดีนะ

Posted by yinnnnn May 19, 10 05:13 PM

I think PM Aphisit has no responsibility for his wrong decision. So ashamed!!!

Posted by No violence, Peace May 19, 10 05:17 PM

โกง - รวย - ซื้อ - ใหญ่ - หลอก - รวย - ถูกจับได้ - ถูกเกลียด - ถูกแฉ - โกรธ = อาละวาด

พุทโธ่... ท่านผู้(อยาก)ยิ่งใหญ่

Posted by กลับไปโง่ต่อดี&# May 19, 10 05:27 PM

# 195 Again, stop talking about yellow shirt. We're not agree with them and don't like their protest, too.
Thailand is not devide in only red and yellow.
Most of the people don't like yellow shirt and much for red shirt.
If you think what yellow shirt have done is bad, the red shirt should be blamed more because they do the same but more severe.
Another point is the yellow shirt are unarmed but half of the red shirts are terrorist.
Burning Bangkok, firing M79, threatened and closed HOSPITAL are more severe than close the airport in my opinion.
Again, I don't like yellow shirt but I much more don't like red shirt.

Posted by Pear May 19, 10 05:31 PM

The elites and middle class who have more access to internet still look down people from rural area as you can see many of them here repeatedly call the red shirts 'stupid'. And when the red shirts gathered in Bangkok, I saw many comments on facebook like just kill them or some thing like that.

Posted by Jonathan May 19, 10 05:31 PM

Could you please tell me,why you be a Red shirt?

Posted by Doubtful May 19, 10 05:33 PM

This has a simple solution.

The stateless society. Let people run their own lives. I don't need a government to buy a house, start a business, repair my car, educate my kids, etc.

Just forget about governments all together. Elections don't solve anything. Army's don't either. Democracy does not work. Tyranny is even worse.

Just live your life! Check it out and free your minds from the world's nonesense.

Posted by COB May 19, 10 05:34 PM

Does "Thai" realy mean "Freedom"?
A free country where the army is fighting its own people?
This is a policejob. Army should defend the country from invaders and not fight for any "Government" against the people of the country.
Very sad to see all this!

Posted by Ludwig Urning May 19, 10 05:35 PM

Now the RedShirt are burning down Bangkok. They're burning residences,banks,department stores and city hall. They're robbing.
Moreover, they've killed some reporters and foreigners.

So, Do you still call the RedShirt "Thai People"?
I'm "REAL" thai people.....and I can no longer take any suffering from the RedShirt.

My shirt's getting "RED" of blood because of the evil RedShirt.

Posted by REAL Thai People May 19, 10 05:44 PM

This is the sort of horror that the right-wing tea party idiots wish to trigger in America. Luckily, the average teabagger is morbidly obese, cowardly and mildly retarded. So the most they'll ever do is scream nonsense and make hilariously misspelled signs.

Posted by Carbon May 19, 10 05:49 PM

i dnt why this is happening...

Posted by Thomasstar May 19, 10 05:52 PM

#188 Are you burn bangkok for thai people?
(I hope you can read)

Posted by bkk people May 19, 10 05:56 PM

All the Thais on here telling how much they love their beloved king must be ashamed of themselves , The royal family with their yellow friends and the HI SO 20 rich families are the ones financing the yellow criminals , financing the corrupt Thai Army. We love our King? Yes so much that you can not be critical of this senile old man or you will be thrown in jail for years and years on les majeste charges. Kick the royal family out, the man is not a freaking god but someone who has profited from Thailand the whole of his life living in a total state of luxury. Queen Sirikit is one of the big supporters of the Yellow PAD. I am not a fan of Thaksin , but the red shirts are fighting for their rights ! 2% of rich Thais own 80% of all wealth and control the army and politics. That time is over . Lets talk about that first and then talk about 'terrorists'. The only ones dying in volume are the reds, not the military or their rich backers. Abhhisit should be hold accountable for his treason and the murders committed under his command. That slick Oxford style will not help him get away from what is coming for him: a bullet form the left or right. Does he deserve it ? I do not know. I live in Thailand , I speak Thai, I am considered a very rich Farang but there is no love lost for me towards the HI SO rich Thais, they should be ashamed for pointing the finger at Thaksin and meanwhile robbing the country of democracy. Again Thais : get rid of your ridiculous ideas about your King, one word from this old senile guy would have been enough to stop all this, but he seems to be too far gone or under the control of the evil one beside him to have anything sensible to say or do.

Posted by FarangwithaVision May 19, 10 05:57 PM

why are the "red skirts" doing this to their own country.
I really hope that this will end soon, because i want the "old" bkk back like it was before this shit started.

Posted by dee farang May 19, 10 06:05 PM

Because of the Darkside of the KING (No Justice !!!)

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 06:05 PM

You'll die when you got the terrorist's picture with the firearms , grenade weapons.The journos are being specifically targeted.

Posted by diff. between war and terrorist May 19, 10 06:25 PM

Thailand should be home of everyone eventhough the person doesn't like the king. The country is built by tax of people, king not just doesn't pay tax, his family lives on tax of people. Tell me why you think this is the land belongs to only one person. Get rid of your feudalism belief.

Posted by NewThai May 19, 10 06:32 PM

The red shirt likes Taksin because he had introduced populous policies such as 30bath to see a doctor and receive treatment. Before Taksin, many PMs and even the royal family had the opportunity to introduce such policy but they didn't. I believe what taksin tried to do was to bring the rest of the population outside of Bangkok up to a decent standard of living and offer them the opportunity to better themselves. As a result, it didn't go down too well with the old establishment.

Many Thais respect the current King, but unfortunately they do not respect his successor. As a result, different groups/political parties are fighting to be in control of the government. Should the monarchy system collapse they will be in a strong position to rule over Thailand.

What we are seeing now is the beginning of a revolution in Thailand. It won't be too long before north eastern and far south of Thailand are split between Laos and Malaysia. The North eastern of Thailand (Issan) are closely linked to Laos and the southern regions to Malaysia. While the central of Thailand remains with Bangkok.

Corruptions are rife in Thailand, but at least Thaksin gave something to the people. When taksins was in office he reduced drugs trafficking and drug use in many part of Thailand. But now, many high schools in Thailand have to deal with drug dealers outside the school gate!

Posted by Another thai May 19, 10 06:46 PM

I notice a common theme among thai's who are against the "red-shirts"

They claim they are "unhuman"
They claim they are killers/armed with high calibre rifles and grenade launchers
They advise the aren't real thais and should move out of thailand.

I sense that the government news in thailand is brainwashing its citizens.

From an outside perspective we know the thai snipers are doing the majority of the killing and the red-shirts are mostly unarmed peacefull protesters. That certainly doesnt mean i agree with whats going on or how it's taking place on either side, but the people who are against the red-shirts seem to be confused about the facts.

There is no evidence to suggest red shirts are armed with/using grenade launchers or high calibre weapons.
Red shirts are humans
Military snipers have been doing most of the killing.

Posted by canada May 19, 10 06:48 PM

The problem in Thailand began from what they call "double standard in justice". Since the yellow shirts or PAD orccupied the Thai Government House and two airports in Bangkok has never been brought up into a court of law. The Thai officials, especially the court of justice in Thailand should blame themselves before blame these protesters.

Anyway, I feel sorry for Thailand after reading many comments on the Internet and saw that some Thais posted their comments telling that they support the troops to crack the protesters down by killing. Are they crazy???? They happy to see their own troops killing their own people. Poor Thailand.

Posted by Tommy Lewis May 19, 10 07:06 PM

I still don't understand why people are still staying that this PM has never won an election. You should go back and study what's really going on before expressing your opinion. He has won more elections than Thaksin and his party. It is just like what's going on in the UK now. What is so great that people are cheering for Red Democracy when they lure people by giving money and buying votes. And most importantly, by using money that came from corruption.

Posted by PB May 19, 10 07:13 PM

I am surprised to see many comments accusing the red shirts for the responsibility of M79. Where's the evidence? Show me if you can. Not just barking. Why don't you think that there might be a possibility of power struggling between the army on the night of April 10th? You guys just believe in whatever ASTV said. So stupid, indeed!

Most of the red shirts are unarmed and did not deserve to die. Thai government and the army used excessive and inappropriate forces to the protesters, period!

Posted by Fact Only, No Bullshit May 19, 10 07:21 PM

I watched a military officer on a TV program trying to make the points about the crack down of the protesters yesterday. He portraited the redshirt supporters as terrorists and denied their demand for the UN to mediate their negotiation with the Thai government.

I wonderred how possibly a terrorist would want the UN to interfere with their talking to the government. If the Thai government was certained that the redshirt people were terrorists, it should be more than happy to let the UN people to go ahead to do their work. Am I right?

Posted by Kris S May 19, 10 07:29 PM

You foreigners who are outside Thailand and think that Redshirts are fighting for Democracy should read and learn more.

All the redshirts lost their stand on politic as they used violence and children as shields.

We all Thais know that it's not for Democracy, it's only for Taksin Shinawatra to come back to Thailand.

Thai goernment is doing their best to minimize the number of casualties.

Remember that Thailand is still a developing country where there are a lot of uneducated people. Take your high and mighty judgements elsewhere.

Posted by Pat May 19, 10 07:30 PM

Don't need to see governments news my dear..
People have the eyes and they know what the red shirt armed or doing....


Posted by Someone who live in Bangkok May 19, 10 07:55 PM


Posted by Dominic Roberts May 19, 10 07:56 PM

Facts: terrorists Redshirts they are armed with M79, guns, etc. Taksin Chawait and Puathai Party are behind all this chaos situation. They have plan to set the new Thai state!!! without Our beloved the King!!! These tragedies are Taksin money's result. He is the real Terrorist!!!
We all real Thai are terribly sorry to the situation and would like you (who is reading) to read the news around the world with facts that Taksin ruin Thailand. He also pay a Campaign promoter to make the news look like this pictures! there are a lot more pictures unpublished why????

Posted by k long live the King May 19, 10 08:01 PM

ขอ confirm ข่าวอีกทีนะค่ะ รถตู้ที่รับคนออกไปจากสนามกีากับสำนักงานตำรวจ มีทั้งของเอกชนด้วย ยิงทิ้งหมดค่ะ จาก สส ลำลูกกาค่ะ

Translate: Confirm the news again. public and private Vans that took Red protesters from the Stadium and Police station, they all were shot to death
reported by represntative from Lum-luk-ga

This is very sad. they think by doing this, it will scare the protesters from coming back.

Posted by Banyat May 19, 10 08:03 PM

We, all peoples in Thailand, ensure that this situation was planned from ex-Prime Thaksin who support money and try to persuade many peoples to help him from corruption. He has escaped from Thailand and tried to control redshirt leader.

Posted by Sadly May 19, 10 08:07 PM

I love the brave red shirt soldiers of the poor fighting to get accepted.
So many stupid people here for example

"why are the "red skirts" doing this to their own country"

Because it is not their country. They feel like alienated persons under the occupation and slavery of the yellow feudal system.

Sure many people will loose a lot. But remember we had to burn down Europe a few times and millions died to get where and what we are now: The best place to live with freedom and social security.

So my advise is to go and burn more Buildings and even Farang Hotels so the elite feel the instant removal of 6% GDP.

Posted by Peter May 19, 10 08:32 PM

good collection of images. Hopefully this nation rises to the occation above all others and declares never again - to end disagreement with violence instead of dialogue. Never been a fan of Taksin and his populist politics - and his low character in buying his votes and paying protesters in this case - but their is obviously a grievance among the countrysiders and the poor that needs to be addressed.... at least Taksin gave them something!

Posted by pauly semick May 19, 10 08:32 PM

I guess this is what happens when people are shot at and killed / wounded by live fire for two weeks.
The differences this time compared to '76 and '92 is that the protesters haven't passively taken the gunfire and deaths this time - a massive change. Things will not be so easy for the Thai elite going forward.
The same old lies are being rolled out by the government, army, not to mention the foaming at the mouth vitriol of the non-censored and given free reign yellow shirt media such as ASTV and "The Manager Weekly" to justify these killings.
1. The red shirts are terrorists
2. They have war weapons
3. these terrorists are using women and children as human shields
@Canada's comments above are indeed correct given the lack of evidence to the contrary.
It's time the Thai elite grow up and take some lessons from this event and release the strangle hold they have over Thailand and the Thai people. Thailand and the Thai people deserve so much better than what they have experienced for the last 70 years.

Posted by SummerBreeze May 19, 10 08:35 PM

After seeing Thai soldiers shooting unarmed protesters, I certainly won't be going on holiday to Thailand anymore. What a shame since it's such a beautiful country but with a corrupt, and now murderous government. There are plenty of other nice locations in SE Asia that will take my money until Thailand gets its act together with justice for the victims who are the poor and powerless.

Posted by sss May 19, 10 08:45 PM

The purpose of the red shirts. Is to refute the king.

They are renegade

Posted by juny May 19, 10 08:52 PM

To all th smart people who blame the King for this its time to wake up and realise that he cant mix up with politics and law,i am sure he was hoping he could but thats just how it works in a democratic monarchie.Its a shame that foreigners(i am one as well) are daring to write this down it show the level of brains you have.

Yes the reds are to blame but even more then those who burned looted and killed its Thaksin and his dogs who are to blame and i hope jail is waiting for them!!!!!!

Posted by zigistar May 19, 10 08:57 PM

Even in the best of times Thailand is a sham democracy where the will of the people is subordinate to the interests of the wealthy, the military and the hereditary power.

Shame on anyone who does business with Thailand or spends their tourist dollars there.

Posted by M. Black May 19, 10 09:10 PM

I love what the King did. ...

Posted by Peter Hummel May 19, 10 09:13 PM

Yes, Red shirts are humans but Thaksin is not.
He is behind alll of this.
More people die more benefit he gains.
Some red shirt may be ingenuous.
They believe they are fighting for their social class and living
but finally the one who got advantages from them is Thaksin.
Even though, Thaksin party come back on power, it does not quarantee that people living will be better.
Since the election in 10years ago until now, Thaksin still use smart marketing strategy. He knows what people want and offer them with benefit. Then he will got his return much more than he invests. Whatever he does, there is nothing about good and bad, it is totally about loss and profit. He is alike Silvio Berlusconi, current president of Italy.
Successful businessman become a great crook politician.

Posted by wut May 19, 10 09:16 PM

Godspeed to the red shirts!

Posted by Joël Cuerrier May 19, 10 09:17 PM

Red shirts ARE terrorists. They Do take orders from criminal ex-PM Thaksin. I am an pro Obama American living in Thailand. Do not believe for a second that the reds are pro democracy and pro freedom. They are/were armed to the teeth with lethal weapons. They are actually a very dangerous extremely violent movement similar to the Khmer Rougre. The Thai PM Abhisit is a HERO and deserves the support of the US government to resists Thai red terrorism.

Posted by Thaiquila May 19, 10 09:20 PM

The red shirt people are used as tools.
More people dies more Thaksin can gain benefit.
He can request third party to intervene Thailand by claiming a lot people die.

Posted by wut May 19, 10 09:23 PM

Make no mistake, this is a high level power struggle between factions that are making use of pawns in the name of democracy.

Posted by The Foreigner May 19, 10 09:25 PM

I'm Thai, I was born here and live here for 30 years, working for international company in Thailand.
I agree with Current government's decision, we lost many soldiers from this crisis, they were killed by protester's guard weapon. Thai Soldiers fight for people!

Thai soldiers stand beside people. But protesters stand beside Thaksin.

Posted by Kon Thai May 19, 10 09:25 PM

The Thai government want the world to think that PM Thaksin is really bad by making accusation that PM Thaksin financed the protesters. The protest is not about PM Thaksin. It about the injustice, double standards, lie and corruption of this Thai government. It has been continues effort from the Thai government and its supporters to paint the protesters as "terrorists," while deprived the protesters of their gegitimate grievances ovr repeated violations of their democratic rights and reversals of their votes.

The protesters are not Terrorists as claimed by the Ahbisit Vejjajiva government. If they are truly Terrorists, they would not wear a distinctive red color shirt and put themselves in an open area where they can be easily targeted. They would go underground and use high tech weapons similar to those used by military. To protect themselves from government, the protesters are armed with home-made fireworks, stone rocks, sling shots, bamboo sticks, and water balloons filled with hot pepper and bean seeds. They burn tires mainly to create a smokescreen to make it harder for the snipers to aim and hit.

The Thai government has been trying very hard to make people believe that the protesters shoot M79 military grenades. Foreign reporters have seen no military ordnance among the protesters. There was a recent clash between protester-friendly police and army snipers where the army ended up killing a couple of police men with a grenade. The government blamed the protesters for killing the police officers.

Army snipers are positioned on rooftops and target anything that moves. The claim that they only shoot when provoked or threatened is an obvious lie. Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, known as Seh Daeng, who supported the protester, was shot by a sniper while giving an interview to a foreign reporter.
The official body count is ridiculously low as Army soldiers were quick to drag bodies away to be disposed. Red Cross vehicles and hospital ambulances take the victims away but few people know where they're taken. The main point is to keep the official body count as low as possible. Not too hard when the government controls the media in the first place and especially now when foreign reporters are asked to stay out. Still, unlike similar conflicts decades ago there's a steady leak of information--you simply can't silence all channels in this day of age.

The Thai government has been abusing its power by allowing the military to fire live ammunitions into protesters and using censorship to prevent independent media from presenting the true story. The Thai government has made extensive use of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in a State of Emergency. As noted on the letter from the UN Human Rights Council to Prime Minister Abhisit, “Thai government has been used in an abusive and counter-productive manner in the context of the protracted protests by the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) and in ongoing counterinsurgency operations against separatist militants in Southern Thailand”.

According to the Amnesty International press release on May 17, 2010, The Thai government has committed a gross violation of international law and the standards of key human rights by using lethal force recklessly and deliberately firing live ammunition at unarmed people.

The protesters accepted the prime minister’s national reconciliation road map. They asked for assurance of sincerity by having the Election Commission, not the government, set the time frame for election and the dissolution of parliament. The protesters also asked the deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban to take responsibility for ordering the killing of people on April 10, 2010 by turning himself to the police. Instead, the deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban gave himself up to a government controlled agency where he would not be giving a fair trial and would go free without punishment. The government refused to take responsibility for this wrong doing. It withdrew the national reconciliation road map offer and turned to siege tactics.

The Thai government uses Thai media under the government control to bombard Thai society with distorted news and information, suggesting that the deaths were caused by terrorists who mingled with the protestors. The Abhisit government announced that aggressive suppression will be used to crush the terrorists that mingle with the protestors. There is no sound evidence that there are terrorists among the protestors. However, the Abhisit government is using the word “terrorists” to deceive society and justify the use of heavy weapons and live ammunition against the protestors, who are unarmed and were protesting in peace.

Posted by rugged May 19, 10 09:27 PM

Number 227, pull your head out, they are not unarmed protesters, they are militants of a paid militia of a well funded, planned terror plot to undermine the kingdom, do you doubt that too??? Peaceful protestors, please !!!!

Posted by joe May 19, 10 09:30 PM

In the last four days more than 60 unarmed Thais have been shot dead by the army using real bullets, not rubber bullets. Many were shot by army snipers. Yes, one soldier has died--accidentally shot by other soldiers. If the reds were really armed with war weapons and bombs and such ruthless terrorists, how is it that they have not managed to kill even a single soldier in those four days? The press is now entirely controlled by the government and any dissenting voices are banned. Hundreds of web sites and radio stations are shut down, as well as some TV stations. The government will not hold a fair election because everyone knows there is no way they could win it. They will only hold an election when they have rigged the process to guarantee that they will win. This is what happens when you stage coups to overturn elected governments. The Thai people used to put up with that nonsense, but those days are over.

Posted by JT May 19, 10 09:33 PM

#213 did you not follow the news when they captured the Reds with M79s over the last few weeks not to mention all of the other evidence??? Or are you just ignoring the facts that you don't like? Nice try but the Reds and black shirts were armed, killed many innocent people, and have been doing so for weeks with no intention to stop. Or just continue in your own delusional world. They have no respect for Thailand or the rule of law. If they did, they would use the political system and vote. They instead laid seige to the country and took the city hostage as if it were their right. Pathetic.

Posted by John May 19, 10 09:35 PM

long live to the king

Posted by nadav bangkok May 19, 10 09:36 PM

Taksin is bad

Posted by We love the king May 19, 10 09:38 PM

Why they burn hospital, so angry!
Please give back the beautiful Bangkok for us!

Posted by Winnie Tham May 19, 10 09:41 PM

Red man+Weapon = red terrorists...

We support the goverment to eliminate red terrorists.
It not Thai people...get out from my mother land!!!!

Posted by One for all and all for one... May 19, 10 09:44 PM

I just don't get it.

What do people gain with violence? Poor Thailand is being destroyed by their own countrymen.

Posted by Eyks May 19, 10 09:44 PM

From this morning on we are about to witness the common perspective as the presenting situation is a visionary effect to violence that is out of control. In politics, if violence characterizes itself with logic and philosophy, it is often receptive violence.

But right now the situation in Thailand brings us the opposite visual effect to violence. Only government and the emergency officials hold that their violence is vigilant and delicate, so as to promulgate that their violence is merely just and logical. Red-Shirt is stigmatized as terrorist per se, though under the guise of some who tries to undermine their political objectieve from within, and majority of people are the victims of government news "opium for the masses". That's so sad.

According to the official report, at least more than 20 spots are caught in fire. Crucially though all of those spots are in the city central not the outbound. How could this happen? This is more than rational and more than political struggle of the Marxian proletariat indeed - though i can say that Thai proletariat has never been Marxism from the first place. Only fantasy of the Thai Marxists associate Red-Shirt with Marxian proletariat. Yet, the government, and particularly those who are espousal to Panitarn "Operation Security Blockade" enjoy proposing themselves as victors. At least they could win this operation for eradication temporarily because they got upper-card in their hands. Thai politics will drown in rotten road for years to come from my prophecy.

Obviously government violence is a preoccupation that prelude the revolutionary terror, a universal side of violence that subvert the hierarchy order ideological edifice, yet renders democracy for the mass, isn't it Mr. Slavoj Zizek?? How will you say to violent situation in Thailand? Does anyone tell Zizek about this? Thai academists love to hear your view through your article.

Before i go. The Chomsky phantasm is now dragging into Thailand. My friends who admire Mr. Chomsky dub that "fail state" is a right definition. Rational enough since only subjective violence depiction brings the unavoidable judgement.

Posted by Chatchai Rakthai May 19, 10 09:45 PM

If this government really transparent. Why disconnected and closed to all media people are not aware of the true self at first I did not favor the two parties is so.
Tap View and then try to analyze news. Thus feel that the state bar to take advantage if the government is treated to real transparency can actually close the cable red shirts Why Why can not people own analysis of news. President has not made the election will take you to why people have chosen silk.

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 09:51 PM

Very well taken pictures.. But it's really sad to see Bangkok in such a state now. So much violence had occurred for the struggle of power and the economy has basically been driven to the ground. My condolences to the people of Thailand, and I hope the country and its people will recover from it soon.

Posted by Pat Ong May 19, 10 09:54 PM

I Hate red shirt. They are terrorists.

They receive 500 baht per day from TAKSIN.

and 3000 baht per day if you bring your TAXI.

They didn't fight for country, They fight for money!! (and If you don't know yet, some of red shirt cannot speak Thai language!!! where are they came from ????)

Only scum can destroyed their own country.

They burned everythings. They despoiled the biggest shopping area. Lot of thousand people Work there, Live there.

Now good people have no place to work, no money because of avaricious of some scum. Many corporation have to close.

Thailand polulation is over 70 million, their is just a few of scum do this thing.

I think it's so clearly for foreign who want to know who is the good guy and who is the bad guy.


Posted by Park May 19, 10 09:58 PM

LOS land of sorrow :(

Posted by Glenn Mills May 19, 10 10:05 PM

หากยุบสภาแล้วเลือกตั้งใหม่ก็ไม่เกิดการสูญเสียขนาดนี้ หรือพรรคปชป.กลัวว่าสมัยหน้าจะไม่สามารถสู้พรรคอื่นได้ ถึงได้ยืนกระต่ายขาเดียวว่าไม่ยุบ

Posted by พลิ้วไหว May 19, 10 10:11 PM

ให้ประเทศไทยได้พักบ้าง เจ็บมามากแล้วครับทุกคน สงบ เถิด

พักผ่อนเถุอะนะ ธงชาติไทย

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 10:13 PM

My goodness, how can this happen to such a beautiful place with smiling people everywhere? I am not from Thailand but I adore the place. Thailand is a great country that do not deserve this kind of situation.

Posted by dik strong May 19, 10 10:17 PM

I'm Thai. I feel so sad with the way red shirts did this. It is not Thai PM fault. He has been trying his best to let the situation calm down. He tried to negotiate with the red shirts. He tried many things but the red shirts just denied. They need the violence from the beginning. Please don't believe that Thai government need the violence. It is not!! I've been following the news and I can see most of the red shirts burn so many public place such as Central World, Siam cinema, Thai bank, etc.... They did this because they are unsatisfied with the red shirt leaders surrendered. I think this is their plan from the beginning that they want to burn everything. In my opinion, those hardcore red shirts should be put in the death penalty. No more negotiation as red shirts never want to negotiate with Thai government sincerely. Red shirts must pay for these tragedy.!!

Posted by Thai May 19, 10 10:19 PM

ไอ้ห่าพวกมึงไม่รักในหลวงพวกมึงไม่น่าเกิดเป็นไทย สงสัยไม่เคยดูทีวี ขุดรูอยู่ เลยไม่รู้อะไร ก่อนข่าว2ทุ่มเขาฉายรูปท่านเสด็จโน่น เสด็จนี่ เหนื่อย แต่ท่านมีความสุข กูคิดว่าพวกมึงมากกว่าท่ำให้องค์ท่านทุกข์ ธงชาติไทยเป็นของคนรักชาติ กลับไปอยู่ในหลุมเถอะ อย่าทำให้ธงไทยเปลี่ยนสี กูจะยกโทษให้เอาธงชาติไทยยัดปาก เผื่อเกิดชาติฉันไดจะได้ระรึกได้ว่าเคยเกิดเป็นคน"ไทย" ไอ้ห่าเสื้อแดง

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 10:19 PM

ภาพคนที่ถูกปิดตา และพระถูกมัดมือนั้น มีที่มาจากข่าวนี้ค่ะ

ทหารรวบ 7 นปช.แยกสารสิน - การ์ดแดงหญิงซุก M-67 ในถุงเงาะไม่รอดถูกจับ
เจ้าหน้าที่รวบตัว 7 นปช.บริเวณแยกสารสินได้แล้ว ด้านกองบังคับการสืบสวนสอบสวน สามารถจับการ์ด นปช.หญิงที่หิ้วถุงเงาะซุก M-67 สองลูกได้เช่นกัน

วันนี้ (19 พ.ค.) การรุกคืบของเจ้าหน้าที่ทหาร จากบริเวณแยกศาลาแดง ตั้งแต่ช่วงเช้าที่ผ่านมา จนถึงขณะนี้เจ้าหน้าที่ทหารสามารถไปถึงบริเวณแยกสารสินได้แล้ว และสามารถควบคุมตัวผู้ชุมนุมกลุ่ม นปช.ได้ทั้งหมด 7 คน ในจำนวนนี้เป็นพระสงฆ์ 2 รูป

ส่วนกองบังคับการสืบสวนสอบสวน กองบัญชาการตำรวจนครบาล สามารถจับกุมตัว น.ส.พยอม หนูสูงเนิน การ์ด นปช.ได้พร้อมกับวัตถุระเบิด M-67 จำนวน 2 ลูก ซุกซ่อนอยู่ในถุงเงาะ โดยสามารถจับกุมได้บริเวณด้านหน้าคอนโดมิเนียมย่านพระโขนง ซึ่งเป็นที่พักของผู้ต้องหา หลังจากมีการสืบทราบมาตลอดว่า น.ส.พยอมมีความสัมพันธ์ลึกซึ้งกับนายโชคอำนวย สุรกาญจน์ หนึ่งในการ์ด นปช. ซึ่งถูกเจ้าหน้าที่ตำรวจจับกุมได้พร้อมอาวุธปืนปากกาก่อนหน้านี้

จากการสอบสวนพบว่า กลุ่มผู้ต้องหามีความเชื่อมโยงการก่อเหตุขว้างปาระเบิดจำนวน 11 ครั้ง อาทิ ปาระเบิดด้านหน้ามูลนิธิรัฐบุรุษ เมื่อวันที่ 30 มีนาคม 2553 ปาระเบิดหน้าบ้านนายบรรหาร ศิลปอาชา และการปาระเบิดด้านหน้าสถานีโทรทัศน์กองทัพบก ช่อง 5

Posted by Thai People May 19, 10 10:20 PM

For those of you who have claimed yourself as Thai people and also red shirt protesters, can you really explain to us why did you do that to our country? Are you really Thai? What will you get from destroying our country?

Stop blaming the government and the army for your own crap. They did what they had to for protecting our country and real "Thai people," and nobody blames them for doing that. We Thai people want you red shirt protesters out of our land.

You have claimed that this is a peaceful protest. Will you swear it to god if that's true? How many soldiers have we lost after since this protest began? They had been shot dead. Will you tell me that they shot they own self? You think you can do no wrong. When you killed them, you said they tried to harm you and you had to protect yourself. If the soldiers did the same thing, would you consider it as a self-defense too?

To be honest with you, I don't really care if thousands of you would die today, only if that will make Thailand a better tomorrow. Thai people are sick of you. Everyday we live our lives with fears and we don't know what tomorrow will bring. We love our country and our king to death. And if you don't, you are not Thai. You should leave our country now and please better not return again. I'm begging you.


Posted by Odette May 19, 10 10:22 PM

This is indeed an orchestrated and well planned attack. The owners of CTW surely planned to have CTW burnt down so they can claim insurance money. Arson attack = pay day. They certainly need some money caused by the lose of business in the past month.

Why not burn it down, claim insurance money and at the same time, blame it to the protestors? CTW owner wins.

Then we have the army, surely the casualty has to be more than 6 dead. Who's kidding who? So why not cover up all evidence by burning them in the big CTW fire?

I can't believe that a few grenades and molotov cocktail can generate such a huge fire that destroy a concrete structure like CTW. Also, the army had armoured trucks in Saladaeng, why not bring them up to give cover to firemen in order to do their job?

Why were the army suddenly gone missing after the red leaders surrendered knowing full well there will be further riots and protestors running amok?

Something very fishy about this CTW fire.

Posted by James Wong May 19, 10 10:22 PM

Thaksin/Abhisit - Both corrupt.
Corruption is endemic throughout thai politics, police and army.
Terrorists/Mob have killed many innocents on red, yellow and neutral soil.
As have the Army.
Heart of the unrest:
1. Thaksin
2. Unjust towards poor
3. Class division - Brown skin/White skin
4. A constitutional monarchy is not a democracy
5. Lack of press freedom/inability to question the King
Fresh elections immediately in the fairest possible way - without UN intervention, will cause loss of face and will not ensure transparency.

Posted by rob May 19, 10 10:29 PM


I don't understand why you burn yours country




Posted by thai May 19, 10 10:34 PM

Hi My name is Sittipong. Im thai and now Im a student of Thammasat University of Thailand , the faculty of Laws. Im not good in English but I want all of you to know that most of thai people love the king and accept that the king is our father who never leave thai people... If you study about Thai history , our country is belong to the king since for a long time. The king is our leader to confront with the enemy and save our country "Siam"...
Till the time is changed , Thailand became to democracy and have our own government... So, the king is undercuted the power and meddled. But so sad , Every government in their age always corrupted... But the King Bhumipol (Rama 9) always work hard for his thai people. He always think a new project for thai to develop there quality of life to be standing by themself.. He do a lot of project and never stop... He go to everywhere from north to south (I cant explain about this for all of you to understand well).. But this reason is that why most thai people love the king and respect the king as their father...

About the red shirt , All of the problem is origin from The ex-priminister Thaksin Shinawat who refute the king... He plan to have a big change to Thailang again ...and he want to be the first the President , not just priminister...

Now he support the money for the red shirt to do everything to discredit the government and destroy the country till the UN come... and he will be present himself to be a middelman...

Last year I did a report for my study about the red shirt, I used to go with the red shirt to the protest... and I saw the leader give them money 500 - 1,000 bath per a day with free meal and drink include the alcohol...

Sad for Thailand , Sad for democracy ... We love our majesty the king...

Just go to hell Thaksin Shinawat ...and please the red shirt stop shoot the soldier ,bomb and commit arson...

Please , pray for my country "Thailand" ;(

Posted by sittipong tummaraj May 19, 10 10:42 PM

Red shirts STARTED all of this. To hide behind supposed just reasoning is a lie. What do you expect when you block a million dollar business for weeks and months then start to loot and damage other businesses? If you live in another country the police would have killed you ALL red shirt scum.

The PM tried to do things calmly. He let the red shirts evacuate the area on their own and even provided buses to leave. They set a time and told everyone to leave by then and even waited longer before moving troops in. What more do you want?

I live in Bangkok and fell sad that Thai hurt other Thai people. The fact that the red shirts STILL act with violence shows it is not about some high moral ground, but just a bunch of ignorant low class people that only have a mind to destroy the world around them, helping no one.

Posted by lostpacket May 19, 10 10:47 PM

The King was not elected and he is a great man. So why get up in arms that the PM was not elected? It comes down to the man himself and the PM is a good man, not corrupt like Thaksin.

Posted by lostpacket May 19, 10 10:51 PM

"4. A constitutional monarchy is not a democracy
5. Lack of press freedom/inability to question the King
Fresh elections immediately in the fairest possible way - without UN intervention, will cause loss of face and will not ensure transparency. "

4. A constitutional monarchy is a democracy since ALL the power is in the house and the King has NO power other than the great love and respect of Thai people all over.

5. The King has no power so does it really matter? The King is protected out of love and respect, not repression of people. When the prince is king people will surely speak out against him as many hate him.

A democracy is overrated. The US doesn't even have democracy, they have a republic. Things are just as bad over there with idiot Teabaggers that think everything is an Obama socialist idea, even an oil spill.

Posted by lostpacket May 19, 10 10:56 PM

This is what it looks like. I agree with alot of the comments. The Red Shirts (and not all of them but enough of them) were very well armed. As a matter of fact in the middle of the time line, in April, the Govt. tried to crack down and they were severley out gunned. It was a big embarrasment. They went in with rubber bullets and shields and got their asses kicked. I do believe the Red Shirts have some legitimate beefs, but they are allowing some very corrupt people into their ranks and they back them up blindly. Doesn't that then impose some culpability upon them? For some reason the Red Shirts don't see it that way.

Posted by Chris Living in Bangkok May 19, 10 10:56 PM

How you want to stop people which are under drugs? not even their red leaders have been able to control them?
these people got free drugs every day...
on top of that you have Thaksin behind which will never stop, until he recoverd his face....
he will continue until his last day

Posted by Max May 19, 10 10:57 PM

You can't treat people like this. How is this response justified?

In all the pictures where are the armed red shirts (catapults don't count)?

I'm sure international journalists would show them if they were there. I'm sure they were there but not in the numbers claimed by Thai Government.

You are murdering your own people.

Look again at 24, just how skinny was that dead red shirt.

It is the poverty the wealthy do not wish to do anything about that has caused all of this. If you care about your own people, prove it.

The rich in Thailand are very wealthy and very corrupt. In response to comment 261. The country that they are burning bears no relation to where they live, it is a fantasy world that belongs to the wealthy minority.

Hence the many anti-red-shirt comments, after all how many red shirts do you think can afford a computer and internet connection when many can barely feed themselves?

Believe me I speak from the experience of a decade of living in Thailand.

I know many stories and have even met a few people who have paid their way out of Thai prison. BTW they were guilty. Money talks and the guilty walk.

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 10 11:03 PM

Never in the history of conflict have I seen violence justify the cause , this is no exception to that. Many lives have been lost hearts and homes broken....... When will people learn that violence is no answer to solving problems. I sit here and look at my new born son and I worry what world he will grow up in........

Posted by Paul May 19, 10 11:05 PM

เค้ายังไม่ออกไปกันเลย 3พันกว่าคนเพิ่งออกจากวัดเมื่อกี้เอง


Posted by N. SL May 19, 10 11:09 PM

I guess it's official now: Thailand is months away from erupting into full-scale civil war. Sorry guys, but unless negotiations are started now, the best case scenario that can be hoped for is that this degenerates into a terrorist campaign rather than full-blown warfare. Not to mention that both the islamic insurgents and the burmese are going to take advantage of the crisis...

Posted by OptimisticPessimist May 19, 10 11:17 PM

Red shirt member was fooled by their leader which are supported by Thaksin.
I watch red TV and found the liars who told a lie every 5 minutes. I doubt why Red shirt member did not acknowledge that.
Red shirt leader lead them to hate our king. Promise to be equal after this riot which mean all member life will be as Thai middle range people. Promise to give a big benefit to registered member if they won this riot, force goverment out and Thaksin's party win the next election. Apisit's goverment did not come from election but frm the army.
Sample of that, " Our king has a supreme power to control army. Why our king did not stop the army. Our king send his army killing red shirt." You could find some coment below in this tone.
In fact if you understand Thai law, goverment control the army. Our king has no power to direct control anything. In the past Thaksin had lied to public that his goverment was control by invisible hands which he intend to mean as our King. This is the second step to attack our king. No way by Thai law that our king could control the army. The Red shirt member who belive this will get bad impression to our king. If someone has power over Thaksin when he was a priminister. Thaksin will never success in sending his foolish brother " Chaiyasit Shinawat" to be army supreme leader. This is the first army supreme leader who has no experience in command the troop or war plan. He is quite dummy in my view.
I met many guys who had confirm that their relations were registered to Red shirt member and will get a big benefit to after success. If someone said he never get paid, he is the minority to do it for free. If they have come to the rally without paid, they should have some sense that the rally shall be over after the first shot on the street. Because their rally hurt the country for noone but Thaksin and his slave.
Many Red shirt I met complain on double standard and ..... But they could not answer my question " Did all of your complaint never happen during Thaksin time?". I saw the interview of Red shirt women in Rajprasong. She said she is very poor if Red shirt won this rally she will be equal to other family. She mean she will has her own house and good earning. This women work as a Thai traditional massager. She also complain that her work is too tough, hurt her arms up to her neck. I doubt on her mind. Did she dream to get good earnning without hard working?
Apisit's goverment set up by the same Parliment as the leading 2 goverment, Samak and Somchai. First more member of Paliament vote for Thaksin party to set up government, Samak and Somchai. After some trouble that goverment could not continue. Then some member change their side to Apisit. I did not see anything like Red shirt claim.

Posted by Thaksin May 19, 10 11:18 PM

Soldiers protect the king and Peoples is against rebel red shirts group.

(Rebel red shirts bad guy)

Posted by Rat May 19, 10 11:22 PM

long live People


Posted by thaipeople May 19, 10 11:32 PM

If you filter out the voices that are emotionally out of control, much of what has been said here on both sides is right, and is much the same as is said at the time of most revolutions. This is why the very first comment in this list, #162, is the best: it calls for some new thinking on the social and economic order in Thailand, which is inevitable anyway. No one is going to be completely happy, but that is the way it is. Thai people who present themselves as educated should free themselves of their Confucian restraints and think of some promising comparisons. Italy? Ireland? Brazil?

Posted by Jack Swelters May 19, 10 11:35 PM

I'm in Bangkok, in the middle of city. I don't like seeing people die, no matter what side they're in. I feel bad for the red shirts protestors, who really came because of the democracy but cursed those who use the benefits of their belives. Using that to cause all kinds of riots in the country, destroying the stability of our sovereignty, for their own benefits.

Last night, the government announced curfew. This morning, all i can see is fire and the remains of the buildings, bank, convenient stores that were burned and robbed. Someone claiming that they're red shirt said that this is the effect from the disappointment of losing the fight. Why do you have to burn other people's houses, not your own. Please tell me this is the fight for democracy??? What do the owner of the destroyed houses do to deserve this kind of disappointment???

We did not believe in everything from the news, but from our eyes and minds.

Posted by Prae May 19, 10 11:37 PM

And I thought it couldn't get any more sick from last batch of pictures...

At Red Shirt: yes, they're human too, but right now "some" of them are like loosed rabid animals doing inhuman things around the capital and country.
Yes, not all of them are armed with automatic weapons or M79, just homebrew explosives,that can burn down some buildings, or tear off some limbs from soldiers and reporters.
And yes, there are many nasty things to be said about Red Shirt, but who wouldn't be ready to believe any of them after seeing what they have done ?

At the government: all I see now is that they are trying to restore order. And that's most important issue right now, not how they got to power or not how many people in the country don't like them.
Not much to be said about government. Maybe they're really keeping us blind so we don't see them slaughter those mobs or just to keep us calm, or both. Either ways I'm cool with that, just put down those barbarians and give us back BKK. A little less bloody would be nice, but if they are just plain beyond saving, cap'em plz.

How can you achieve equality when those who demand it, not only unwilling to strife for better life themselves, but also thrasing about and destroy everything thus making them even less sympathizable.

Posted by AnnoyedCheese May 19, 10 11:38 PM

If you filter out the voices that are emotionally out of control, much of what has been said here on both sides is right, and is much the same as is said at the time of most revolutions. This is why the very first comment in this list, #162, is the best: it calls for some new thinking on the social and economic order in Thailand, which is inevitable anyway. No one is going to be completely happy, but that is the way it is. Thai people who present themselves as educated should free themselves of their Confucian restraints and think of some promising comparisons. Italy? Ireland? Brazil?

Posted by Jack Swelters May 19, 10 11:38 PM

Some Red Shirt are Good,,just has some different Political view but nvr think to do Bad things and Kill ppl.

Some Red Shirt (almost) are stupid and crazy,,do these things cos of money but tell everybody for democracy...shame on you.

ที่เต้าข่าวแล้วเอามาเล่ามาโพสโดยไม่มีการพิจารณา เช่น หลอกปชช.ขึ้นรถว่าจะส่งกลับบ้านแล้วยิงกราดตายทั้งคัน...ขอโทษเถอะ ดูหนังมากไปนะเราน่ะ


Posted by Pim Goh May 19, 10 11:39 PM

@268 - So you believe this is about democracy or the belief of one man attempting to gain access to a country and overthrow the King? Having knowledge of clandestine services... its humorous how many believe that the right thing to do is to burn down the surrounding buildings and call it a fight for democracy. If this was done in USA... it would be called terrorism.

If a group of protesters killed a policeman or a person in the military, in the USA then military would of arrested and if they have to shoot the red-shirts that have weapons. Yet, how many journalists died or have been injured while taking pictures of protesters with weapons?

You mention they are killing their own people but, in the USA, we allow officers protect themselves from being shot and allow them to shoot the perpetrators who would kill them.

It has all ready been proven the protesters received M-79 grenade launchers and you see pictures of journalists who die and Thai military soldiers wounded from an imaginary grenade? How ignorant can you be from a belief system of everyone has the right to burn, kill, loot for the democracy?

Yes, Thailand is a growing country but to place ignorance on a proven fact that Thaksin is behind this protest is humorous! To claim that the gap between rich and poor is outstanding is a moot point. We know there is a large gap between the Bangkok rich and the Northern rural village poor. But, the Bangkok citizens are the middle class like any other country.

I personally hope some Thai citizen who has seen Thaksin in Paris (last reported country he is residing in) kills him and see how this protest will end.

Posted by me May 19, 10 11:46 PM

I don't know if you (Especially the foreiners) understand this situation well. Everything you see today in BKK caused by only one people name "Thanksin" , the x prime. He is the real terrorist. What other countries could help Thailand is to arrest and send him back.

Posted by Thailander May 19, 10 11:47 PM

Fantastic Photos !!! The Best I have ever seen on the Coverage of Bangkok Anarchy.

There is a very fine line between street mobs and democracy fighters, especially on the streets of Bangkok. But there must be LAW & ORDER to maintain a country's stability and majority's well-beings. Unfortunately, in Thailand, it has always been..........People above the Law... The Rich & The Powerful,.....rural poor remained the untouchable. Will there be any changes on politicians' or social elites' minds after all these mess? Unfortunately, ....soon they will forget about the dead and chaos..... the good old corrupted lives go on....peasants back to their paddy field.

Posted by carlito May 19, 10 11:49 PM

Red Shirts have killed Bangkok, killed Thailand.

This country will never be the same.

My girlfriend is one of the people left to pick up the pieces of the torching of Central World. So many other places have burned. My thoughts go with all those people whose lives, whose dreams have been destroyed. Why did they deserve this? They were only honest, hard-working bystanders trying to make a living. Probably a few of them even sympathised with the protesters.

The Red Shirts demanded democracy and were offered new elections on a plate. Even Thaksin supported Abhisit's reconciliation plan.
They rejected it. Why?

They were asked to leave peacefully. Free buses back home.
They didn't. Why?

They were forced to leave.
They burnt Bangkok to the ground. Why?

I get it.

________________ If they can't have Thailand, nobody can. ______________

Posted by Mike A May 19, 10 11:50 PM

The land that have no fair will face of this situation in one day. Even, the red shirt just want the democracy but the government give the a gun shot. Pity of them that some people blame them with this. No fair in the real world. I'm not wonder why they have war in middle east.

Posted by Pat May 19, 10 11:54 PM

Majority of Thai are for democracy, against dictatorship against corrupted military. This gov is not by the people not for the people but for suppression of the poor people and serving the minority riches. You can disagree but you should be civilized enough and accept that the majority rule, now or later, like most western countries or S Africa; It will happen. Look at the history of some countries, pick any one for case studies to prove me wrong. This government cannot bend the truth forever. They can
shut down the media and websites in Thailand that tell the true but not
foreign media that is why they shot the journalists.

I support the red shirt, they are not the terrorists but the heroes. Instead the real terrorist are this government
and the corrupted stupid military themselves.
They get promoted by the old unmarried retired cold blood person who never get elected by the people.

Let's compare apple to apple, compare elected PM to elected PM
( unelected is not qualify, sorry). Thaksin is on top.

I have some questions to ask mr knows it all out there.
Q: Why this government does not admit it is cruel coldblooded and inhuman behavior to shoot to kill unarmed people, ie with snipers ?
All victims are unarmed and innocent until proved guilty by the real court.
This present court is not real, set up by the terrorists themselves to get rid of the opposition.
Q: What is the rule of law ?
A: a) military coup.
b) get rid of the political opposition.
c) baseless accusation of being terrorists.
d) merciless killing of the underclass citizen.
e) using real bullets but said rubber bullets.

Posted by deec May 19, 10 11:54 PM

The captions need to be redone on these photos.

Every word "protester" needs to be replaced with "terrorist." Protesters aren't paid to be there. Protesters don't have paid recruiters who go around the country recruiting and earning commissions for each human shield they recruit.

Where it shows the soldiers guns, it needs to mention they are loaded with rubber bullets.

Where it has the leaders about to surrender, tell what they really said in Thai. That they told their followers to burn down the city.

Where a monk is detained, do not call him a monk. The red shirts were using people dressed like monks, fake monks, as weapons smugglers. The Thai people are the most reverent people I know. The soldiers wouldn't hurt a real monk and real monks are bound by their faith to not become involved in these messes.

Where you show the soldiers/press lying down, be sure to mention that they aren't ducking for cover because they are under slingshot attack... that the terrorists have grenade launchers and assault rifles.

I hope Thailand bars your reporters from entering the country for participating in propaganda to support terrorism.

Posted by บิล May 19, 10 11:55 PM

This is barbarian protester,no ideologies,who protested for private interest,especially Thaksin Shinawatra and network of Capitalist.Thai goverment has done the right meassure to bringing country back from war of red shirt.Consequestly red shirt and Thaksin are definitely new terorist in southeast asia.

Posted by Alex May 19, 10 11:57 PM

เชียงใหม่ จงเจริญ

เชียงใหม่ จงเจริญ

Posted by โมฮัมหมัด May 19, 10 11:58 PM

Stop selling your vote to the politician and you will get back the real democracy inreturn, but above all please your kid to school rather than sell them to the sex factory. Soon you will not poor any more with your knowledge and know how. Stop bleming the other person or government, they can't change anything for you if you don't change yourself.

I am Thai, and I came from the small town, but education made me up, to know and to learn will develope more about everything surrouding us.

Ask yourself what you have done with your motherland, rather than ask what this motherland has gaven to you.

Posted by Kryno Priyajana May 20, 10 12:04 AM

ภาพ "ทักษิณ-หัวหน้าก่อการร้าย" ที่ชักใยปฏิบัติการอยู่ในเมืองไทย...ชัดเป๊ะ!
ยิ่ง ศอฉ.ออกมาประกาศว่า เหตุการณ์ในเมืองไทยประจักษ์ชัดว่ามี "กองกำลังไม่ทราบฝ่าย" คละเคล้าอยู่กับผู้ชุมนุมสันติ-อหิงสาจริง และการก่อวินาศกรรม การซุ่มสังหารนายทหาร การวินาศกรรม และปฏิบัติการต่อต้านกำลังรัฐ นี่..มันครบ "องค์ประกอบ" ของการเป็นปฏิบัติการ "ผู้ก่อการร้าย" ชัดแจ้ง!
และนั่นก็คือ "ทักษิณ-หัวหน้าก่อการร้าย" เทียบชั้น บิน ลาดิน แต่ชั้นเลวกว่า บิน ลาดิน ก็ตรงที่ บิน ลาดิน ทำลายที่อื่น-คนอื่น-ประเทศอื่น ไม่ทำลาย และไม่ทำร้ายประเทศตัวเอง พี่น้องร่วมชาติตัวเอง ซึ่งเป็นหน้ามือกับหลังเท้า เพราะ....
ทักษิณ...ทำทุกอย่างที่ "บิน ลาดิน" ไม่ทำกับชาติของเขา!

Posted by คนไทย May 20, 10 12:05 AM

dangerous , be away from this

Posted by peter May 20, 10 12:06 AM

I Love my KING. I love Thailand.I detest TAKSIN
รักในหลวง รักประเทศไืทย เกลียดทักษัณ

Posted by Thailand May 20, 10 12:12 AM

It is ironic people chanting democracy yet they support a socialist leader like Thaksin. Socialism doesn't work, countries are going bankrupt with the fiat currency and high taxes it takes to support that facade of a high standard of living. Thaksin allowed Singapore to operate its airforce from Kanchanaburi which causes tension between Thailand and Malaysia. Malaysia starts financing the separatist covertly. It started with Thaksin. He privatized infrastructure then sold it to Singapore. Then we have that fiasco with the ExIm bank and Burma. Universal healthcare and rationing is ineffective with plenty of examples yet it was pushed through to justify increasing taxes on the people.

Posted by Benja S. Sariwatta May 20, 10 12:19 AM

In my view

- Yellow shirt = "people who lost something because of Thaksin."
- Red shirt = "people who gain something because of Thaksin" + "people who believe that a Rich person is a Good person"

- Some of protesters on both sides receive money during their protesting.
- Some of protesters on both sides use guns during their protest.
- Most of protesters on both sides don't want violent.

- Thaksin = old PM who did the corruption by selling Thais properties and by his policy
- Abhisit = current PM who do the corruption by borrowing money from many sources and distribute it to his supporters

- Red shirt puppet master = Thaksin and his family.
- Abhisit puppet master = "Yellow shirt master" + "people who support the last revolution by the army"

- Me = a person who hate them all but do nothing for his country.

Posted by akatsuki May 20, 10 12:19 AM

The truth from oneside. Most of these picture shows the violence from military force because reporters stay in group of soilders. The truth is reporters could not take pictures from Redshirt because Redshirt claim to attack reporters. All of them have to takeoff green-armband which is symbol of reporters.
Moreover there are snipers from Redshirt who are in high building around Redshirt camp. These snipers aim to military, reporters and fireman which cause to more damage from fire to the bulilding.
In my opinion, Redshirt deservesd to shot. They burnt city and steel many things, You would think I am a violence man. But if you are in my shoe which is Thai , you will know. about my feeling. MOREOVER I WANT TO BLAME THAKSIN SHINNAWAT WHO BEHIDE ALL OF THIS CAOS

Posted by Vorakorn Kowattana May 20, 10 12:23 AM

comment 182, ......You r a REAL Red Shirt! You r not Thai. So Don't try to persuade people who know the real story. Everyone knows what kind a person of Taksin is. Thai reporters or Thai Medias still reporting the truth excepted CNN reporters. We all know... I dont want to write down anything much about that.. if you r adore Taksin, that's your right!! But DO NOT TOUCH OUR KING OR EVEN COMPARE OUR KING AND Taksin. Taksin is a terrorist who always run away while his supporters dying..... that's funny. Beside, if you adore Tasin as your father, just get out from our country!! Get out!!!!!! GET OUtttttttt!!!

Posted by PIYWAN - WE LOVE OUR KING May 20, 10 12:26 AM

Military catch 7 protesters Separate Sarasin - Female Red Guard M-67 tucked in a bag is killed Ngo was arrested.
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The Investigation Division. Police Department. To arrest Ms. Payom rat Noen protester card. Was with M-67 explosives concealed in a child of two bags Negrito You can be arrested in front condominium district Prakanong. Accommodation of a suspect. After the investigation known all along that Ms. Payom a deep relationship with Mr. Surachai favorable Kan protester one of the cards. The police officer was arrested with the gun earlier pen.

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Posted by Kon Thai May 20, 10 12:28 AM

For those who still not sure why Red Shirt burn buildings, take a big look (its in Thai, find a translator). When you understand what the leader said, you will know they wouldn't go down empty handed.

Posted by Sleepless night May 20, 10 12:28 AM

The americans are so ignorant about the situation of Bangkok, they only repeat that the TV saids or comments, the red shirts are not terrorists, they are people fighting for they rights for a better life´s conditions,

Posted by Johannes May 20, 10 12:32 AM






Posted by THAI May 20, 10 12:34 AM

สัตว์มึงไปอยู่ไหนมา เขาประกาศยุบบอกวันเลือกตั้งแล้วไปอยู่ในกะลาไหนมา ถ้าพวกเสื้อแดงรับแผนปองดองเรื่องมันคงไม่เกิดขึ้นหรอก แม่งมีข้อต่อรองมาอีก เป็นไงโดนจับนอนคุกยาวแน่ กระทู้ 252

Posted by boy May 20, 10 12:34 AM

yaa ALLAH, meskipun Thailand bukanlah negeri ku,,, tolong damaikanlah mereka,,, cukup sudah perang diantara mereka,., amiiin

Posted by syaiful May 20, 10 12:34 AM

ผมว่ารัฐบาลทำน้อยไป เพราะการยึดสนามบินของพันธมิตร เค้าไม่ได้ทำอะไร แค่ยึด และแสดงพลัง

แต่เสื้อแดง แสดงอำนาจ กลักขละ เถื่อน ทำร้ายประเทศตัวเอง

แล้วยังจะไปให้ร้ายผู้อื่นอีก น่าทุเรสจริง ๆ

Posted by wanchai May 20, 10 12:35 AM

นี่คือการร้องประธิปไตย หรือ การก่อการร้ายของพวกคนเลวๆๆๆๆๆๆๆ

Posted by ฟ May 20, 10 12:37 AM

Please wake up stupid Red shirts! what you call yourself between peaceful protesters and terrorists??? You burn your land everyday. You bomb everyday. You ruin Bangkok everyday. How come you listen to a person who is not in Thailand? How come you agree to destroy the public place? How come you love money more than your homeland? How come you believe in Thaksin, he is F**king liar? Thaksin said he would be with you when the bomb started. Then where is he???? He take his family and his relatives out of the country already. He said he never ever support the red shirts. Now, he tries to make himself clean. Thaksin fooled all of you, Red shirt people. You are trapped now. Then now who you fight for? What are you asking for? You are brain-washed. You can't run away from what you have done to Thailand. All of you need to pay for it. You and Thaksin are SIN people. All of you never ever rest in peace for the rest of your lives and after death.
And Thaksin, please don't blame my king and my government. They are so much better than you. My king has been working for Thais since we have asked him to be our king. He never stop himself for loving Thai people. He always keeps his promise that he will be with his people. Also, PM. Apisit always concerns to our safety. He is cleaning up your shit! Don't try to pull both of them down as you are. You belong the the bottom of the hell. You are a heartless person.

Posted by IamThai May 20, 10 12:37 AM

for 268

Just want to say abit about you re how many red people can afford the computer. I would say 30% of them can afford over a few millions computers. They have saving over 20 m. in their account. They have turned themselves from poor to rich over a night. For those red people that can not afford any computer, but they hope that UDD cards would gains a promise of a few 100,000 THB when Thaksin returns. (if you wanna prove, it's eady and you know that) For the pictures, we may not seen many pctures that Red holding gun or pictures of army injured because the army cant take the journalist to red group. it's too dangereous. Any journalist that believe the red is harmless. they went into the group and they get injured lol hahaha The journalist always stay with the armed army therefore they willl seen the army holiding the gun. this is for the fact. TO not try to blind ppl eyes.

One thing we want is He comes back and be charged for his corruption

One more to ass. I think you are completely a thai person

Posted by S.mese May 20, 10 12:40 AM

bad person- Thaksin who greed in power.
He do everthing for that buy people for do this terrible

Posted by I love my place May 20, 10 12:42 AM

Stop blaming each other, but thinking how to make us improving. Now we are behind other neighbour country. Please do your duty the best, reduce your demand, just enough for your right and not invade to other ppl right.!!!

Posted by Back to normal May 20, 10 12:43 AM

where is blue diamond ?

Posted by kkk May 20, 10 12:43 AM

สิ่งที่พวกเสื้อแดงทำ มันเกินกว่าคำมนุษย์ เสียชาติเกิดจริงๆ ถ้าไม่มีคนเสื้อเหลืองถามหน่อยว่าทุกวันนี้เราจะยังมีในหลวงอยู่อีกหรอ เพราะคนๆเดียวใช้เงินหลอกให้คนโง่มาตาย แล้วทำไมไม่โทษเจ้าของเงินล่ะ ซื้อตัวมาเพื่อให้มาตาย โง่แล้วยังเลวได้อีกนะ ถ้าเป็นแบบนี้อย่าเกิดมาบนแผ่นดินไทยเสียดีกว่า

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 12:43 AM

It's nice to see some sense prevail here, the real criminal is Thaksin. The convicted thief, who can still easily afford to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to overthrow a government that confiscated $1Bn of his ill acquired assets just days before this started.
He financed this mess, hoping for a civil war.
(that is not to say that the red shirts dont believe in their cause - but they are misguided by self serving leaders)

One thing people will not get to see/hear, is the hate speeches spilling out of the red radio, this is what triggered the unrest in the north east last night.
These guys have no interest in the truth, they just want to galvanize their power base, and if this costs the country billions in damages... so be it, it's "for democracy" they'll say...

Posted by Antoine May 20, 10 12:54 AM

ระวังฝรั่ง(209) หรือคนไทยด้วยกันที่ปากพล่อยๆพาดพิงเบื้องสูง อย่าบังอาจให้มากนัก...เดี๋ยวจะได้ไม่ตายดี....นรกส่งมาเกิดพวกมึง

Posted by คนไทยของในหลวง May 20, 10 12:55 AM

I think not all dead bodies were shot by the soldier but they also shot by red terrorrist and yet the red shirst still going out for being shot and belived what the red leader said that the army kill the people. In fact, some of them are killed by the group that want to blemed the act of thai army.

Posted by Thais May 20, 10 12:59 AM

I hate red shirt,they burn my courntry
Taksin want to president frist of Thailand
Most Thai people disagree that him

Posted by Jellyfish May 20, 10 01:00 AM

#182 comment is very obscured.
Thaksin did nothing but promoting corruption in Thailand.
Firstly, people / polices can be bought for a small price to pay.
Then, their brain were wiped due to a long, continuous process.
I used to meet a Red Shirt / UDD taxi driver.
Here is his reaction:
- I am graduated from Oxford.
- Minutes after, I have two PhD degrees.
- Minutes after, I owns an armored car.
I think he is on some kind of drug, so are other UDD followers.
This is a pattern for being a terrorist.

In the other end, the current government has the best financial policy, acknowledged by many countries.
Thai had been recovered from the world economy crisis in a timely manner.
Now, UDD / Red Shirt destroys not only the economy, but also many buildings.

However, Thai people have strong hearts.
I believe we will be better if we could get pass Taksin regime of treason / terrorist.
Once all UDD / Red Shirt, which are small amount of Thai population, are sentenced / changed to good side / eliminated; Thai will recover itself fairly quick, I believe.

Posted by Love My Country May 20, 10 01:00 AM

Look out for those posts where one side blames and shows anger to the other. This is all about Thailand growing up as a democracy - and the sharing of politcal power and wealth with a rising middle class and a better educated population. Come on Thailand, you can do it!

Posted by Jai_Dee May 20, 10 01:03 AM

I want to use history to change the future. Not to emphasize the pain

Posted by thai student May 20, 10 01:22 AM

I believe Abhisit has gone nuts. This is the stupidest Thai PM ever. Authorise killings of Thai....Abhisit, you can sleep well with Thai blood in your hand.

Posted by AbhisitKiller May 20, 10 01:22 AM

I want to use history to change the future. Not to emphasize the pain

Posted by thai student May 20, 10 01:23 AM

I totally agree with 207! You are speaking my mind. This is a topic that a lot of Thai people do not talk about.

Posted by Bee May 20, 10 01:24 AM

You said you're red but you love king. Do you understand and heard from your leader highpark. Red want to collapse Thai Royality. You - Red Bull love only money, no soul, no attitude. When the time coming, you will know and feel the right thing, You can not run from retribution that you have done to your own country.

Posted by sweetheart May 20, 10 01:25 AM

#182 why you foreigners always look that the government are bad, I think this government have done everything to protect the people and country. Many time they have tried to end the rally in a non violence way. The situation is more complex with Former PM Thaksin funding and behind all the operation.
The government have not blocked Facebook or twitter during their operation. Please do your research before you comment.
Much like the invasion of Iraq where you people assume that they had weapon of mass destruction. I feel for Iraq now repaying their sorrows with pumping oil to the US.

Posted by OneEyE May 20, 10 01:27 AM

May be before you people post or criticize about Thailand or Thai people, you should go back and study our history and background of the country. There's the reason why this is happening in Thailand, it's not just happened because the government want it to happen. I really want to ask you only few questions, Were you there in the area when the situation happened? Have you ever go into the area and experienced it with your own eyes? Have you every talk or even ask second opinion of the local people rather than the "Red Shirt"? If not, it's quite unfair for Thailand that you have been given false information and exposed to the world in the other way around. Providing information is your job but giving people only one side of the information is not appropriate either. It's your right to have freedom of the press but "your right" are now violating the others' right.

Posted by Chanita Komalanon May 20, 10 01:27 AM


Posted by Guardian of Hell May 20, 10 01:29 AM

I am from Boston, and currently I live here in Bangkok. Like all things in the modern world, there is no black and white, or right and wrong. The gray is so vast that nobody can really speak to the issues happening. No westerners or even the Thais can truly understand the depth of frustration the different sides feel. Living in this culture for a few years, you begin to "understand" a little. We have issues that I think we will see again around the world. Bangkok has in the past 25 years moved very quickly into the modern world, changing many citizens lifestyles, and the way they think. But the countryside has been left behind in many ways. These people from the countryside are not isolated from the changes in their own country, and they are feeling left behind, neglected, and inferior from the city residents. This causes great anger and frustration, that being said, this should be a country of law. The government did not handle the situation correctly, they believed the protesters would grow weary and leave the city. Delaying action empowered the protesters, and the results can be seen today.

Posted by sean May 20, 10 01:31 AM

Well, educated folk, lets just look at the history books the way educated folks do...we'll take Italy for starters....

Italian Republic (after 1945)
Main article: History of the Italian Republic
[edit] The First Republic (1946-1992)

In 1946, King Victor Emmanuel III's son, Umberto II, was forced to abdicate. Italy became a Republic after the result of a popular referendum held on June 2, 1946, a day celebrated since as Republic Day. This was the first election in Italy allowing women to vote.[50] The Republican Constitution was approved and came into force on January 1, 1948.

Under the Paris Peace Treaties of 1947, the eastern border area was annexed by Yugoslavia. In 1954, the free territory of Trieste was divided between Italy and Yugoslavia. In 1949, Italy became an ally of the United States, which helped to revive the Italian economy through the Marshall Plan. Moreover, Italy became a member of the European Economic Community, which later transformed into the European Union (EU). In 1950s and 1960s the country enjoyed prolonged economic growth.

Italy faced political instability in the 1970s, which ended in the 1980s. Known as the Years of Lead, this period was characterized by widespread social conflicts and terrorist acts carried out by extra-parliamentary movements. The assassination of the leader of the Christian Democracy (DC), Aldo Moro, led to the end of a "historic compromise" between the DC and the Communist Party (PCI). In the 1980s, for the first time, two governments were managed by a republican and a socialist (Bettino Craxi) rather than by a member of DC.

At the end of the Lead years, the PCI gradually increased their votes thanks to Enrico Berlinguer. The Socialist party (PSI), led by Bettino Craxi, became more and more critical of the communists and of the Soviet Union; Craxi himself pushed in favour of US president Ronald Reagan's positioning of Pershing missiles in Italy.

Posted by Educator May 20, 10 01:34 AM

จากแพทย์ผู้รับใช้ใกล้ชิด ได้เล่าให้ฟังว่าภาพที่พ่อนั่งเหม่อลอยอยู่ริมแม่น้ำเจ้าพระยาเป็นเวลานาน เหมือนจะร้องไห้นั้น ณ. ที่ตรงนั้นกับเวลาที่ยาวนานที่พ่อพูดออกมา ประโยคเดียวว่า 'เราไปทำอะไรให้เขาเจ็บช้ำหรือ คนไทยเหล่านั้นถึงได้โกรธ/เกลียดเราขนาดนี้' ผู้อยู่ใกล้ชิดพ่อน้ำตาไหลพรากเพราะสงสารพ่อที่ทำทุกอย่างทั้งชีวิตพ่อเพื่อ ...คน ไทยมาตลอด พ่อไม่เคยคิดทำร้ายคนไทยแม้แต่น้อย แต่สิ่งที่พ่อได้รับจากคนไทยกลุ่มนั้นคือ ??

Posted by 1011 May 20, 10 01:41 AM

You foreigners are so naive. You lot watch and believe what CNN tells you. Well you should go and ask them how much are they getting paid from Thaksin PR company. We as Thai and resident of Thailand, we live in this situation everyday, we feel the explosion, we smell the fire burning, we are living the truth. So stop your comments and leave Thai people to peace.
Its time for us to rebuild our country now.

Posted by OneEyE May 20, 10 01:43 AM

Dear Thai friends,

Please know that I am telling all my friends around the world the truth about the situation. The foreign journalists have been terrible. I am also writing to all the newspapers in my country. I love this country and am very sad. It must be awful for you.

โปรดทราบว่าฉันบอกเพื่อน ๆ ทั่วโลกความจริงเกี่ยวกับสถานการณ์ นักข่าวต่างประเทศได้อย่างสาหัส ฉันยังเขียนหนังสือทั้งหมดในประเทศของฉัน ฉันรักประเทศนี้และฉันเสียใจมาก จะต้องน่าสะพรึงกลัวสำหรับคุณ

Posted by Jeff Davis May 20, 10 01:51 AM

for most of Thai people RED SHIRT is terrorists...

Posted by narakna Thailand May 20, 10 01:54 AM

Having been really following the politics in Thailand after the september 2006's sad and hard to swallow.....what's happened at the end! No ultimate winner at the end...but Thailand is a biggest loser for 111% sure! if u guys think everything is over.....better think's just started!

Posted by juarez fong May 20, 10 01:56 AM

The reason is Military(yes, soilder) burns those building and commercial company that support red shirt. At this situation we did not see any red shirt burn ASTV or The Nation News or Manager news.

Think and Think, Ours problem are really complex and not easy to solve.

Just election why it so hard for rich or hi-class people ?
Or hi-class people afraid to lose their power ?

People this is 21 century. We need real Democ. We(Thai) not stupid
as we did in old time. We need Democ and freedom from Hi-class.

Posted by We_need_freedom May 20, 10 01:59 AM

I agree 1000% ! One evil greedy man named Thaksin is behind all this. If the USA and UK do not help arrest him and send him back we can understand that they are supporters of this anarchy and have their own motives

Posted by William Benedict May 20, 10 02:00 AM

The red shirts have had their own set of problems for centuries.

Out of job, drinking, gambling,selling their daughters to brothels etc. They are prone to do whatever gives them easy money and BINGO! Thaksin offered it to them. Only a few bahts, and they are willing to be exploited to Thaksin's benefits.

Why ? Genetic, perhaps. Blame the weather , the heat in their home area.

They have their excuse. They say they are never given a chance. No, that's not true. They are blessed with chance, too many chances even , but they are too lazy to make it work.

Look around and you can see many Chinese immigrants who came to Thailand with nothing in their pocket but successfully achieved something for themselves in only a few years. Why? Easy answer. They work hard. And wailing for others' help is not their choice.

Posted by Saito May 20, 10 02:01 AM

คนเราถ้าได้รับสื่อ ข่าวสารต่างๆนาๆ ที่ผิดๆ ได้ยินได้ฟังทุกวันๆ ๆ ๆ และทุกวัน
คนๆนั้นก็จะเชื่อในสิ่งผิด ที่ได้รับมา คิดว่าเป็นจริงและก็เข้าข้างฝ่ายตน เข้าข้างตนเอง
คิดไปเอง หลงงมงาย และในที่สุดก็จะถูกครอบงำได้ง่าย ผูกโยงเรื่องรายได้ง่าย
หน้ามืด ตามัว ไม่มีสติ คิดเองไม่เป็น ใครสั่งทำอะไรก็ทำตาม
คนบางคนนำไปใช้ เพื่อให้คนอื่นทำในสิ่งที่ตนต้องการ
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Posted by P-III May 20, 10 02:02 AM

ยังจะมาหน้าด้านว่าทำเพื่อไทยอีกหรอเสื้อแดง ใครขอให้เมิงทำวะ กูคนนึงละที่เปล่า~!... u know, most of thai people hate red shirt very much, ther r terrorists~!!!

Posted by narakna Thailand May 20, 10 02:03 AM

It is really sad to watch 'the land of smile and beautifully peacefull' country burn and fell apart. Red ,Yellow, or even the army- you are just a pawn. Please take a quite moment to hear- the cry of a thousand babies and children whose parents are fighting with each other, lost their jobs, or even get killed. Please think about their future.
I love your country.

i'm Indonesian. and bangkok is my second home.

Posted by Santo May 20, 10 02:04 AM

My name is Chanpen. I am 100% Thai who was born and raised in Thailand. Bangkok is my hometown. Needless to say that how sad and depressed I feel right now, Only one reason I 'm here, writing and post the comment, just to tell the world what the truth is.
Taksin Shinawatra who ex-PM of Thailand had constantly and still takes power over everything. These including arrested and killed drug dealers with no hesitation. Killing a group of thieves in Southern of Thailand, His man arrested those people and handcuffed them in their backs. More than 100 guys were thrown in and stacked up in the back of a truck. Most of them were suffocated till death. I imagined that some of you may never know about this story before. Of course, those guys were bad people but they have the right to defend themselves in the court and they absolutely not deserved to die like that. This is brutally cold blood action by Taksin.
However, the best well known of his selfish is corruption. His wealth was 10K millions before he stepped in political. After 5 years passed, it went up to more than 100K millions. I wish I could tell you all the details of how could he done it. But there is never enough paper for that. It does not matter how but it matter that he is the most corrupted, self-absorbed and greedy politician in Thai history ever.
Fortunately, some good Thai politician group could not stand his greedy anymore. Finally, he got kicked out of being PM by the Soldier group. Since then, he has been trying so many things to revenge his own country while he is residing in other countries. He has bought uneducated people by paying them 500 -2000 baht per day, it depends on the jobs he assigned. Most of them don’t even know that what are they fight for , claimed for. They just know that if they were here (Bangkok) they will get paid everyday.
As some of the people here said, Government stop killing your own people, I can understand that you are not thai and you probably are just deceived the news only on your country channel like CNN. What you have seen, it is not what you think. Those protestors are not innocents and they claimed they are. They told the world that they are here for democracy and they have no weapons. That ‘s a big fat lie! They have planned this for a long time and now attempting to turn Thailand into chaos as much as they can. They are burning our country now. Can you see what have they done to my beloved country. They have their hidden weapons, bombs, M79, M16 and all kind of war weapons you can imagine. They are terrorists ! they are not just innocents protestors. I am very pity of Thai soldier, they have been ordered not to use gun but shield and the billy club. The night of April 10th, Those soldiers got bombed, hit and killed by those protestors and their black snipers called “ RONIN” that ordered by Taksin Shinawatra.
We never wanted to bring violence to the situations, that ‘s why we take time to stabilize the good and bad people. Thai Government is doing the best they can now, especially current PM, Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva. He is the best and proud Prime Minister of Thailand in decades. Please look him up if you don’t know him. And give him a chance before some of you said This government are killing people. It is not true. The one who kill the country and make all thai suffering right now is the RED Shirt. And I don’t need to say that who is behind all kind of bad things that happened to my country now. You know the answer.
To Taksin Shinawatra, We will not forget you but we will remember you and what you have done to us, to our beloved King, and to our country.


Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 02:05 AM

To someone who still believes in those terrorists...

Go back to #178 and answer that question please.

Posted by SP May 20, 10 02:10 AM

Thaksin was Terrorist of THAILAND...I'm Thai.Live here for all of my life.and i saw always that our KING was KING OF KING...if you not Thai people you never get this feeling...People in THai love King...but everything happen like this (burn central worlk and other) BECAUSE THAKSIN SHINNAWAT....He was a worst guy.Born from hell to destroy my country...Please remember WE LOVE OUR KING TOO MUCH

Posted by gaynemo May 20, 10 02:10 AM

the devil thai goverment, u cannot live on the happiness.

Posted by mm May 20, 10 02:11 AM

To 211 The King pay "TAX" and you can check it out!!

Posted by Majesty the King May 20, 10 02:12 AM

at 182 comment is FAKE,, Thaksin not make my country advance,he is so dishonest and now is leader of terrorists also, Red Shirt Shit~!.

Posted by narakna Thailand May 20, 10 02:13 AM

Red-Shirt is not supposed to be in conformity with Thaksin. If they aspite democracy, they should compose their political fabric themselves, yet disavowal themselves from Thaksin and to offer Thaksin re-sitting in politics. The politics of the mass fails efficiently.

By the way, do you realize another hidden scandal? Thaksin comforts nothing with the Red Shirt leaders long after their surrenderning for arrest to the police. Thaksin says nothing despite of red-leaders are at Naresuan Camp right now. What he said is like a pervert "i really hand-off from the terrorist plot". What a shame and no reflection of his guilty at all? Have you ever thought of how the red leaders's endeavoring for you for 2 months? Are you still human, or only greedy capitalist tycoon?

Tha Thai Proletariat is "Thailand Only" politics, wishing to return power to the tycoon capitalists. Marxism Thailand only! What an ironic

Posted by Chatchai Rakthai May 20, 10 02:13 AM

Wow I cannot believe the comments on here- burn it all to the ground? and making accusations against the King?? You people need to wake up and stop believing what you see on BBC and CNN or even the thai news. I witnessed 4 attacks on 7/11's and ATM's last night but so called ''black shirts'' and they stole beer and money!!! You want the reds in charge the you should have voted in the last election- the fact that there is a coallition government speaks for itself- THAT IS DEMOCRACY AT WORK.

Thailand politics are not perfect and there is a lot of corruption agreed- but I have a question for you obviously uninformed red supporters: Why did they not accept the reasonable roadmap offered by the PM if new elections were your only goal??

How do you explain 1.1 billion baht CASH being taken out of Twatsin's ex-wife's account when this all started???

And please dont say the PM is power hungry as by all accounts he will resign once this is completed.

I am convinced that the govt has some very incriminating evidence that will come out in the next few weeks and I hope the reds shut up and listen.

BTW I can make these comments as a Foreigner living in Bangkok because I have been paying my Tax in thailand for 5 years and I employ just over 100 thai's(some who were red supporters until yesterday when they had to run home fearing for their lives).

Posted by Janore May 20, 10 02:17 AM

So many people have been killed by grenades from red shirts. So many businesses suffer from the effects caused by terrorist red shirt. They burned our buildings, bombed our city. Most tourists have left the country and wont come back so soon. No matter why red shirts protested this action is unacceptable. They are destroying our country. They destroyed our economy for a long time. WHY? Because they are greedy, they have been paid by Red shirt leaders and by Taksin. They have been misled by their Red leaders and brainwashed to hate the goverment. The government is doing its best in this economically difficult times. Stop BRIBES, stop Corruption! STOP Taksin and the reds buying votes from poor Thai people. Then the country will be much better.

Posted by DvE May 20, 10 02:21 AM

Many of the red shirts were armed with orders to hide their weapons from view. Thai TV showed many of them fumbling to hide their pistols under clothes and handkerchiefs-

Posted by benny in Thailand May 20, 10 02:25 AM

The King is largely to blame for this. It's time to reform the monarchy. Down with the King.

Posted by James Head May 20, 10 02:27 AM

I cannot profess to know every nuance in Thai politics. But this much I can see as an outsider.

Thailand is a democracy. And there is a ballot box. If the Red Shirts are unhappy with the current Thai government, use the ballot box. They demanded for a November election, and Abhisit's government was going to meet them halfway. And then the Red Shirts dropped negotiations and decided to move the goalpost. In the meantime, you have Thaksin in a passive-agressive role overseas supporting the Red Shirts action. Very convenient for him since he can fan the flames of discontent to his advantage.

Who loses out? All Thai people - including the Red Shirts. I find it incredible that if they profess to ask for justice that they should now resort to burning down Thailand to achieve their goals.

What point is there to cut the nose to spite the face?

Posted by Sawadee-kaa May 20, 10 02:27 AM

someone wrote yesterday at another page here: (this is a copy, please make link to page if you find it again)
I had join the red protestor earlier because each one will get 2000 baht/day. For a week in March, I received only 500 baht. Next, a red chief told me if stay until we get victory, we will receive 1 million for each one and if someone got hurt, will receive 500,000 baht or die during the battle, family will receive 2 million baht from our main sponsor (Mr.Thaksin). But I thought they tricked me to die for them, so I decided to quit before I was used to kill soldiers & people.
Posted by Ex-Red May 19, 2010 04:28 PM
Not sure if this is true, but it sounds very plausible. The Reds have been misled by their leaders. There are videos on youtube of the REDs paying the protestors money every day. This is not acceptable and the leaders and responsible people must be taken to court for it. They caused the people to go violent. It is aid to murder! In any country in this world punishable! Someone sold them the grenades. Find them and persecute them. They are destroying Thailand, even the majority DOES NOT agree with their point of view.

Posted by DvE May 20, 10 02:28 AM

Red Shirt very crazy it stupid don't worry every thing

Posted by Thail May 20, 10 02:28 AM

31 for some reason kind of make me realize the magnitude of this situation, great pictures as usual and thank you for posting them, I visit the Big Picture and it's pictures and captions help me understand and visualize daily news better then black and white text.

Posted by Jonny May 20, 10 02:30 AM

เลือดต้องล้างด้วยเลือด สำหรับรัฐบาลอภิสิทธิ์

Posted by คนไหว้เจ้า May 20, 10 02:31 AM

กูร้องไห้ กูสงสารคนไทย กูร้องไห้ เพราะกูคือคนไทย

Posted by kk May 20, 10 02:35 AM


Posted by คนไกลบ้าน May 20, 10 02:36 AM

เลือดต้องล้างด้วยเลือด สำหรับรัฐบาลอภิสิทธิ์

Posted by คนไหว้เจ้า May 20, 10 02:38 AM

RIP ThaiLand
พอซะทีเถอะค่ะ จะทำแบบนี้ไปอีกนานแค่ไหน ที่ทำอยู่ประเทศพวกคุณทั้งนั้น หรือไม่สนใจอะไรแล้วทั้งนั้น คิดถึงแต่ผลประโยชน์ตัวเอง งั้นเหรอคะ!!!
ฉันไม่ได้อยู่ข้างไหน ฝ่ายไหนหรอกนะคะ แต่ฉันเลือกที่จะมองจากการกระทำ ที่แสดงออกมา มันไม่ใช่ สิ่งที่พวกคุณทำ ที่แสดงออกมา ไม่ได้มีสิ่งไหนที่สร้างสรรค์เลย ฉันไม่ใช่สีไหน ฉันรักในหลวง ฉันเป็นคนไทย

Posted by Pey May 20, 10 02:38 AM

Message to the poster "Democracy in Action" Post number 194

You truly are an idiot and have no idea what you are saying. Thailand is a democracy you dick, and all the red shirts have achieved is hurting a lot of people. Elections where going to be held, but this wasn't good enough for the Red Shirts, they had to make more stupid demands, so what is the Government supposed to do with a group of people who can't negotiate.
Also, why can't the Red Shirts just wait for the next elections to vote the government out, like every other democracy in the world. What, they have to wait one more year and then they get a legitimate chance to vote the government out.

You mentioned "Some of you people are crying over a goddamn shopping mall", but what about all the people who work in those buildings? What do they do now, how do they make a living?

I can't believe that anyone can support what the Red Shirts have done. You are incredibly stupid and it's people like you that make life a misery for so many others.

Posted by Anti Red Shirt May 20, 10 02:38 AM

Why can't the Thai Govt and courts issue an Interpol arrest warrant for Thaksin?
Thanks to the biased and corrupt local police, his ex-wife Pojaman and super-rich spoilt kids conveniently took flight and managed to escape Bangkok just days before the violence!
When will the most corrupt, billionaire crook be brought to Justice while poor farmers and common men continue to die for nothing!
The so-called Red & UDD leaders betrayed all their loyal supporters and have now become over night millionaires while the faulty justice system will soon let them free instead of a summarily trial and swift punishment of death penalty.

Posted by Nithi Thanon May 20, 10 02:41 AM

Taksin's thugs have damaged Bangkok as well as killed people. He will never be allowed back into Thailand whatever happens. Too many millions know how evil he is and how greedy he is and what he has done. No other government would ever have waited two months to try to avoid violence.

Posted by Herby May 20, 10 02:42 AM

I might actually have respect for the red-shirts in their fight for democracy but their fight for democracy is just a facade. What many non-Thai's don't realize is that the red-shirts have been a group long before they started protesting in mid-March. They group was formed for the sole purpose that they are loyal to the former Prime Minister Thakin. And their protest sights are littered with images of Thaksin's face. Why do they love Thaksin so much? In a nutshell, he was on the side of the poor, uneducated, farm workers. AKA, he literally handed them money, which they promptly used to buy crap like cell phones. So of course when a new Prime Minister comes in, they aren't going to like that very much. But they've never had a good enough reason to band together and revolt... So why did they start protesting in mid-March? Why now? Because a court ruled that the large amount of money that Thaksin gained while he was PM was gained illegally. THAT is why the sudden uproar occurred. Sure, the current Prime Minister Abhisit only came to power after a military coup in 2006, not democratically, but he has on more than one occasion agreed to dissolve the House and have new elections, but the Red Shirts continued to find reasons to say no, it's not good enough, or soon enough, and continue protesting. ABHISIT GAVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTED AND THEY SAID NO. Which discredits their COMPLETELY and leaves them looking like liars. Because not actually democracy they want, they want Thaksin back in power, and he's paying them to do so. Because if everything was functioning orderly and properly here, he'd be jailed immediately (on corruption charges). To be honest, I don't like the fact that the military is using force, but if several thousand people shut down roads, public transportation systems, and entire neighborhoods in your city, causing it to be dangerous or impossible to live a normal life, because they are protesting (not for democracy) but to get back a ruler who only works in their favor (not in the interest of the entire country)... then yes, I as a member of government would probably tell them to get the fuck out after trying to negotiate with them for 2 months. And yes, the Red Shirts indeed have been carrying around weapons and have indeed been armed. It really isn't a secret. And any news source who tells you otherwise is either biased or isn't doing their job well enough. Not that I particularly like the military, but to be honest, I think that the red shirts are lower than dirt not because of their lies, not because of their failure to compromise and say "Yes government! Thank you for holding new elections and we would indeed be willing to wait a couple of months to have them because we realize it isn't possible to overnight," but I think my last grain of respect for them was gone yesterday, when they went on a burning rampage of the city burning down about 30 buildings (which don't even have anything to do with government) such as CentralWorld mall, the theater at Siam, a 7/11. They want anarchy, not democracy. Don't be so gullible people.

Oh ya, and go Sox!

Posted by ALaw May 20, 10 02:43 AM

In fact that Thais never want this but Taksin wants it.He wants Thais to hate together. A lot of Thais don't wan to show up how to hate taksin because of Thai polices (Rad shirt too). Thanksin" , the x prime. He is the real terrorist

Posted by Thai May 20, 10 02:45 AM

The one man who could stop all this in an instant, His Royal Majesty King Bhumibol, has done nothing to help our bleeding nation when we needed him the most.

I hope he understands his failure to our great Thailand.

Posted by Somkit May 20, 10 02:48 AM

Enough of the blame game. It is irreverent at this point who is (more) right and who is (more) wrong. Even the truth will have to wait for the history to sort itself out. What matters now is what are we going to do about the problem, and Thailand, you have a big problem on your hand. It surely will not be solved by yelling (or shooting) at each other. Go home to your family. Go back to do productive work. Pour cold water over your hot head and start listening. Together we can solve the problem, separately, we will perish as a nation. Be tolerance, be a good Buddhist.

Posted by Jupe May 20, 10 02:51 AM

on the 274 comment ........get out of Thailand you are not deserve to die at this country ......

Posted by xoxo May 20, 10 02:53 AM

#182 Of course Thaksin would be more popular than his highness. Because his highness taught these poor people 'sustainable economy' which requires hard work and the pursue of knowledge (but will earn them sustainable prosperity in the long run) while Mr.Shinawatra just gave away money ('our money' at that)... I guess you would fall for the ones who gave you free money rather than those who tried to teach you how to make a living.

Posted by Sincerely Yours May 20, 10 02:57 AM

Go in peace red-shirted protestors. I have no mercy for you at all.

Posted by ............... May 20, 10 02:57 AM

Human life is so precious and therefore much has been lost recently in your country.I have lived in a war zone where many people have died.After thirty five years of conflict we now have peace.So many people lost their lives during this time.Now our government is made up of ex-terrorists,an unpalatable thought for most but,at least we have peace in our country now.Best wishes to Thailand and it's people.I hope that peace will indeed return to your lands soon.Learn the lessons before another family has to bury their loved ones.

Posted by Northern Ireland viewer May 20, 10 02:58 AM

"They receive 500 baht per day from TAKSIN."

I don't think 500 baht would be enough for me to get shot

I think they have a legitimate goal

Posted by Shii May 20, 10 03:01 AM


Posted by HYOMIN May 20, 10 03:05 AM

Thaksin Stop Hurting Thailand

Posted by mary May 20, 10 03:06 AM


Posted by ตี๋มือเก่า May 20, 10 03:08 AM

I'm Thai peopel and never belive in it hometown, I only dream!?

Posted by lost cat May 20, 10 03:10 AM

M16A1 / M16A2 / Travo / Tank VS Free Hand.

Land of smile ?

Smile on Blood.


UN. Where are you ?

Thank you for Pics.

Posted by Thai People May 20, 10 03:14 AM

Thaksin is well known for his business mind and he sure has been using his marketing strategies the wrong way. Sadly he was a corrupted politician; therefore, his country now has to pay the price for giving him a chance as a Prime Minister.

To the countries who open arms to him, you'll soon find out he does this everywhere. Once he has sucked you dry, he'll desert you. He'll leave behind a scar. He's corrupted to the core. That's his nature.

This latest incident is his red bow, an act of terrorism.

If you think you know what is happening in Thailand at the moment, you haven't yet seen the whole picture and what else Thaksin has in store for his next move, with or without himself being alive. He has succeeded starting up his own cult. You go figure.

Posted by Bollocks the Square Face May 20, 10 03:15 AM

A few up there suggested that the CTW fire is fishy...
I personally know the daughters of the owners of Central World, and they've been weeping and crying, not knowing what to do...

I don't think they ever wished to see their work burn down the way it did. Not a win for anybody.

Posted by just sayin' May 20, 10 03:17 AM

4. A constitutional monarchy is a democracy since ALL the power is in the house and the King has NO power other than the great love and respect of Thai people all over.

I think you need to pull the wool from your eyes - if you live in Thailand this information is not readily available, but please - he is not a living deity, sure he's done some good - but there's alot more that goes on which the media cannot question/report - Hence not a democracy.

Plus - I never stated "democracy" was the right way - just what the reds were inciting.

Posted by rob May 20, 10 03:18 AM

#194 and #227 should get a clue.

Unarmed, peaceful? What are you talking about?
There was a picture of a soldier entirely shredded to pieces by a grenade from the Red Protestors, aswell as journalists around them.

They have guns too, and a homemade rocket launcher, probably ALOT of other stuff not shown on these pictures.

There have been just as many photo's of injured/dead soldiers as protestors.

Posted by Jeroen May 20, 10 03:20 AM


"Never in the history of conflict have I seen violence justify the cause , this is no exception to that."

ARE YOU KIDDING? So you are saying the French Revolution, the Glorious Revolution and the American Revolution were wrong. You are saying using violence against Nazi Germany was wrong. You are saying using violence to settle the Civil War in the US over slavery was wrong?

Many great causes were won through violence. You have to be living in a dream world to believe otherwise. Just for your information, Nelson Mandela and his party were considered terrorist in South-Africa. That's the plain truth here, most great countries have went through bloody conflicts to get to where they are today.

Also, the Civil Rights movement in the US was also considered to be terrorist by many. Trust me, they were violent too, it was not all Martin Luther King speech. Conflicts happen in free countries, that's also what keeps them free, their fight against tyranny!

Posted by Joël Cuerrier May 20, 10 03:21 AM

ยุบสภาแล้วไงครับ เพื่อไทยได้ เสื้อเหลืองออกมาอีก ถ้าประชาธิปัตย์ได้เสื้อแดงออกมาอีก แล้วมันจะจบยังไง ผมก็ขอยืนยันว่ายุบสภาไม่ใช่ทางออก
ท่านเสื้อแดงช่วยใช้วิจารณญาณด้วยครับว่าทำไมถึงต้องเผาบ้านเมืองตัวเอง ไม่เข้าใจ

Posted by oak May 20, 10 03:24 AM

จงใจลงแต่ภาพทหารมีอาวุธ เสื้อแดงบาดเจ็บ แล้วภาพที่เสื้อแดงมีอาวุธไม่ลงบ้างล่ะคะ ทหารมีอาวุธไม่แปลกหรอกเพราะเค้าทำหน้าที่แล้วภาพที่เสื้อแดงมีอาวุธ ทุบรถนายก เผาบ้าน เผาเมือง ทุบโรงแรม ทุบห้างเผาห้างล่ะ ไม่ได้เข้าข้างใคร งานนี้แรงทั้งสองฝ่าย
อ่อที่บอกไม่ยุบสภาไม่ใช่หรอก รัฐก็ยอมยุบแล้วแต่เดือนกันยาไม่ใช่เหรอ แต่เสื้อแดงเองไม่ยอมจะบังคับให้เค้ายุบทันที บ้านเมืองมีกฏหมาย หากยอมให้กฏหมู่อยู่เหนือกฏหมาย ครั้งต่อไปใครไม่พอใจอะไรก็ออกมาประท้วง มาสั่งเจ้าหน้าที่ได้ทุกอย่างมันก็ไม่ใช่ ตอนเสื้อเหลืองออกเราก็ด่าเสื้อเหลือง แต่เท่าที่เทียบกันเสื้อแดงทำแรงกว่านะ บุกโรงแรมเข้าพัง ทุบรถนายก ค้นรถทัวร์ ค้นรถส่วนบุคคล เกินคำว่าชุนนุ ไปหรือเปล่า

Posted by pan May 20, 10 03:29 AM

"If this was done in USA... it would be called terrorism."

It was done in the USA... They called it the American Revolution and the Civil War.

The country was divided in two in the civil war, South versus North. Americans killing Americans. Ring a bell?

Posted by Joël Cuerrier May 20, 10 03:31 AM

Why the King wasn't help???????

Posted by i doupt. May 20, 10 03:34 AM

Some thoughts in no particular order.

This is not a battle about democracy! It is a rebellion. Trace back the timeline a few months people. There was a court decision - it took about 7 hours to be read out - and Thaksin had a fair share of his wealth appropriated by the state for corruption and conflicts of interest. it is no coincidence that the protests followed that. What else happened to spark all this so suddenly?

Speak to red shirts and they want Thaksin back - this is not a secret. Taxi drivers carry pictures of Thaksin in their wallet. He was doing regulary call ins to the crowd - remember??

The guy was only prime minister to further his own interests - the construction of the new airport for example was a nice money spinner for him and his party. I hoped that one day the poor people would get enough money off taksin to educate themselves and then work out they could now support themselves and rebel against him - the coup short cutted that.

To understand what is happening you have to imagine the end game for the red shirts.This is a power struggle funded by big money and the country folk are sadly used as pawns. I listened to the red shirt radio and it was scary the way they revved people up with their misinformation -it was very divisive. They were not peaceful at all and ready to fight - whatever it takes.

The army had to be called in because the police are generally useless at real law enforcement and also scared of mob retaliation. When walking in BKK I felt safe with the army around. So far they have done a professional job of putting down the rebellion. Hopefully the red leaders will be proscuted to the full extent of the law once things calm down.

If thngs were really democratic here we would still have a corrupt PM in power further his business interests and those of his cronies.

I wonder why Thaksin's party cant get elected in BKK now?? Maybe they know something/ have learnt from the past??

If we have another election, who will be the PM if it is not Abhisit? I cant see any potential candidates at the moment that would have a chance and could be considered persons of good character.

It helps if you live here and do business here to understand what has been happening and the role money plays in all this. In the end, I hope it is a wake up call to the current powers to put aside their self interests and invest in their people so they can take contol of their lives and not be fooled again.

Why the hell is a red shirt leader doing wearing a Ghandi shirt!! The man has brainwashed himself. And when he gave his last address at police HQ I did not hear an apology for the violence he incited - still cant admit it to himself.

Posted by Somchai May 20, 10 03:35 AM

มันกับเอาปืน อาวุธสงคราม มาฆ่าประชาชน

Posted by T&A May 20, 10 03:39 AM

From italy
34 Fabio R.I.P

Posted by Leonardo Furio May 20, 10 03:40 AM

I have a lot of friends in Thailand. I do hope that violence stops and may there a peaceful resolution to this issue.
May peace be in Thailand especially in the Bangkok area.

Posted by John May 20, 10 03:40 AM

I am a foreigner living in Thailand neither support yellow nor red. But everyone in Thailand should think why these red shirts do these things?Why are they fighting against well equipped army with their home-made weapons?Why do they destroy their land?Why are they dare to die?
They must have very strong belief or bitter feelings that can be served as driving forces for current situation. It is unfair to blame reds only.We(Thai people) must find the cause and need to solve it.Otherwise just crack down is not the real end. We cannot see the mind of everyone. No red shirts in BKK but these can happen any time again if Prime Minister cannot handle well. I love Thailand. Every people must think about Thailand.

Posted by William_Lee May 20, 10 03:40 AM

I hope it’s clear to everyone now that the red shirts are thoroughly discredited. After making Bangkok look like New York on 9/11 the Thai people should no more consider them as a possible future government than the American people would consider Al-Qaeda as a potential American government. May 19th, 2010 was certainly the most astonishing day in Thai history since May 1992. In ’92 Thailand was shocked at how the army acted. This time what’s shocking is how the protesters have acted, destroying vast amounts of property across the country in a petty rage at having lost their battle against the government fair and square.

The authorities of course will be examining the video and photographic evidence and arresting hundreds of arsonists in the coming weeks. There’s no question that this is justified and necessary; you don’t cause billions of baht’ worth of damage and just walk away from it. Red shirts may complain about the yellow shirts’ actions in Government House and Suvarnabhumi, and I don’t disagree that people should have been held accountable for that too, but they didn’t actually burn those buildings down! And they didn’t actually kill policemen! The rule of objective law, not politics or revenge, must be paramount now and the Reds have no-one but themselves to blame for the fact they have been contemptuous of the law to a degree that’s way beyond anything previously seen in Thai society.

The red shirts’ starting of fires after their leaders were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, and the game was clearly up, seemed in many ways to be just stupefied rage at the fact that the army had done their job well with minimal loss of life. Even Al-Jazeera, which over the last week had often repeated the canard that Abhisit only represents the elite, and which had given much airspace to red shirt spokesmen bleating about human rights and Tiananmen (while red shirt foot-soldiers burned down the city) were by Wednesday night admitting that the Thai army had done an excellent job.

What’s still worrying is that the irrational hatred inculcated into red shirts may cause more trouble. It’s hard to understand the mentality of such people and it’s truly frightening to listen to the firebrands on red shirt TV and their furious sermonising. There have been a few silly allusions to Hitler over the last few months, with both Abhisit and Thaksin compared with him, but when I hear the hectoring tone of red shirt TV it truly does seem similar to the Fuhrer whipping up the masses. These broadcasts seem to have an actual hypnotic effect on people, almost like a cult; it seems as if a leader showed them a blue circle and told them it was a yellow triangle they’d believe it. I have friends who listen to these channels and it’s noticeable how they think nothing of joking about killing those who disagree with them. As the last week has shown murderous red shirt intentions are no joke.

So as the government moves forward with its road map to peace and reconciliation I hope it doesn’t underestimate the irrational spell some people are still under. As The Economist of May 15th point out, the Democrats may give the rural poor everything they want and they’ll probably just take it and vote for the opposition anyway. I know many, many good, decent people from Issan and I hope they can influence their brethren who’ve become almost zombie-like in their anti-government hatred. There are income inequality issues in Thailand which must be addressed for sure- the government has admitted as much many times if anyone’s prepared to listen- but burning everything to the ground is not an answer that helps anyone. Those in power now must continue to rise above any attempt to bring things down to a basic revengeful level, and must redouble efforts to improved education countrywide. The punishments for wrongdoing must be very specific and they must prosecute based on evidence only. Not everyone in Issan is a red shirt by any means. But it’s also up to the people themselves to admit that in the real world you improve your own situation through your own positive actions, and destroying what belongs to others is not one of them.

Posted by Steven Sharp May 20, 10 03:41 AM

who is never read " King never smile" please go to get it, then you would understand more about.. why? and know more Juggree Royal family, then no more word to talking affter read about them.

Posted by Prai... May 20, 10 03:43 AM

PLEASE Do not speak of what you do not truly know.
+ Don't make a simplistic conclusion about my country.

AND I LOVE THAILAND no matter what happen.

Posted by Maesya May 20, 10 03:46 AM



เพราะถ้าจะยิงทิ้งหมดจริงๆ น่าจะเอาไปส่งให้ถึงหน้าบ้านของแต่ละคน แล้วยิงทิ้งต่อหน้าครอบครัวตัวเอง หลังจากนั้นก็ยิงสมาชิกครอบครัวทิ้งตามไปด้วย ทีละครอบครัว ทีละครอบครัว จะดีกว่านะครับ

ไม่งั้นขู่ไม่ดุพอ เดี๋ยวกลับมาแว้งกัดได้อีก

Posted by ยิงทิ้งมันยังน&# May 20, 10 03:46 AM



เค้าเรียกว่าทำลายประเทศไทยครับ คุณเองก็น่าจะรู้ดีในสิ่งที่พวกคุณทำ

Posted by ผมคนไทยที่เกลี&# May 20, 10 03:52 AM

Type your comment here...I FEEL SO SAD TO SEE THESE PICTURE. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS IS THAILAND.Why does pm choose this way. I feel hate him so much and want him enter the international law. Because He will free in thailand

Posted by Akai May 20, 10 03:58 AM


Posted by assddffg May 20, 10 03:59 AM

I'm not Thai. But i lived in Thailand long enough to know what The King means to Thai people.

That's why I think, that The King CAN and SHOULD stop this by speaking to the nation. By adressing both sides, asking both of them to stop violance and work things out without any more casualties. You are ALL Thai people - wise, warm and understanding - use THOSE qualities against each other, not full metal jacket bullets!

The time is hard. But if you continue do fight, Thailand would suffer even more! Lots of Thai's revenues were coming from tourism and related businesses - and they never recover fast. The corporations won't suffer as much as ordinary people.

What's the goal of fighting if in process you destroy what you fight for?

Posted by Eugene, Russia May 20, 10 04:01 AM

Long live Thailand!

One of the very few exceptions where greedy freaks have not succeeded completely: THAILAND.
Thailand is not Russia 1917, where the few were financed from NY bankers and killed killed killed everyone who refused to become a subservient slimy Bolshevist "RED". Marxism Leninism killed hundreds of Millions. Their teachings of "dialectic materialism" justifies EVERYTHING. As long as the idea of communism will bring them power.
World War I and II have made them richer and richer.
Never, never allow those, whose god is money, fool you into believing in their dirty propaganda.
Karl Marx' s most important book is called: "das Kapital".
That's where his priority of thought lies. The raping red army is the enemy of humanity forever.
The money sack and terrorist Taksin who is safe in Paris now has poisoned the minds of some of the red shirts.
He needs to be neutralized.

Long live Thailand!
Long live the King!

Posted by endorphin May 20, 10 04:02 AM

The red shirts are the worst animals on the face of the earth. Osama creates problems but he admits it. These red shirt animals create problems but blame everyone else for it. They steal, kill and mess up a great city, all for the sake of a man who then claims that he is not their leader and he didn't ask them to do it.

I hope the red shirts now feel good for what they have done, as they just made themselves look really stupid, going through all that for someone who betrayed them in the end. He doesn't care. He's enjoying his life and shopping at LV. Bloody THUGsin.

Don't the red shirts know that the tax money from Bangkok is paying for most of the country's expenses?

Red shirt hooligans, shame on you. Your faces should be red with shame or blood. For what they have done to the great city of Bangkok, they should all be arrested and made to pay for all the trouble they have caused. Bloody red shirt cowards.

Although I am not a Thai, I love Thailand and I hate the red shirts for messing up this great country.

Posted by Just Me May 20, 10 04:05 AM

People are upset with the buildings being burnt down, but not the gunned down red shirts? Wow, humanity is f*cked.

Just about everyone knows how corrupt Thailand is. With the media being pro-government and all, let's look at things from an objective point of view. You'll probably say that I don't know enough etc, but the fact that the army are using guns to shoot down innocent people is just inhumane and disgusting. My father watched a real footage filmed secretly from a building, weeks back. About three or four soldiers used their guns and physically attacked this man. They went about brutally hitting him for five minutes when it was pretty obvious he had no weapon to defend for himself. He died. Another case was a man holding a Thai flag. He had only just walked for about five metres, but then got shot down from behind his head. His wounded younger brother saw this with his own eyes. The video was so graphical, if any were to see this video it would make you understand things from a red shirt point of view. About 20 innocent lives died that night, also including a Japanese journalist. The thing is, they protested; but what is so wrong about showing some voice? This occurred about two months ago. Hardly anyone knew about this because the government tried to cover it. Already, we know how fucking controlled and biased the government is. No wonder people are so upset by the Thai government. It's stupid that people blame the red shirts for having weapons right now. It's called retaliation. Had the army not acted violently with their weapons, Thailand would have not pushed its political turmoil further.

I can't believe how some people strongly support the government and are actually supporting the army to eradicate the red shirts. It's a shame that I probably can't holiday in Thailand this year :(

Posted by asdf May 20, 10 04:07 AM


Long life to Thai Kingdom
his beloved King
and all his huge amount of good thai people

Long live to Khun Abhisit, the best PM that Thailand got from decades...

Posted by Bruno R. ROPSY May 20, 10 04:09 AM

i do not know,what i write after seeing this images,,
i do not know,why all peoples do not lives in a peace,,,why the war always ,why,,
i can not imagin that i do kill someone,,i can not
i hope every one who have decision of war to think before decision,,
i hope all people in the peace,,

regards,, for the all

Posted by bebars May 20, 10 04:10 AM


Posted by Mikarusso May 20, 10 04:12 AM

red shirts and goberment are both wrong... everything have a balance

Posted by someguy May 20, 10 04:13 AM

Very Rude Army

Posted by meenge May 20, 10 04:13 AM


Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 04:20 AM

This page illustrates the strangeness of people shooting at each other reason over an argument better than any other. What sort of madness to we inflict on each other on a daily basis, all over the world? Our own, at the expense of others. Sometimes I wonder how we've managed to progress at all.

As ever a compulsive view on the world we live in, even if it is horribly confusing. I hope you never lose the will to keep caring about people and their surroundings at the Big Picture while covering so much hostility and unpleasantness.

Posted by Paulio May 20, 10 04:20 AM

ไอ้เบอร์ 274



Posted by รักชาติ รักศาสน& May 20, 10 04:30 AM

I hate TAKSIN CHINNAWAT, all of it, happened by him.

Posted by siri May 20, 10 04:35 AM

#281 is absolutely correct. Foreigners don't understand what's really going on in Thailand, leave alone the long history of Thai monarchy, yet you try to justify Thaksin and Red Shirts from your own background and environment. Even foreigners who live in Thailand, you are too neive to ask for evidence to accept that this whole thing, the protest and now the riot happen well planned by Thaksin and his people, and fully supported by Thaksin and some other supporters in his group. And if you are not happy with our monarchy system, you have the choice of living in other countries. Nobody is asking you to stay in our country. And yes, what other countries could help Thailand is to arrest Thaksin and send him back to be jailed in Thailand.

Posted by Pure Thai May 20, 10 04:36 AM

I hate TAKSIN CHINNAWAT, all of it, happened by him.

Posted by siri May 20, 10 04:41 AM

It's so sad that we have a murderrer like this Prime Minister who think the poor are not humans. They come here only want ballots, not bullets. Their lives have no value.I want to see someone kill him and see how this protest will end.

Posted by panithan May 20, 10 04:41 AM

I see many comments said that the problems are from the reds and one more issue that caused the problem is the reds do love the King or not. ???
90% of comments from Thais claim the that the red shirt protesters are not loving the king. I'm wondering, how do you know that? Because of they are red? Or because of they are not with your side(yellow, pink,green bla bla bla..... whatever) Only you guys love him???. loving the king doesn't mean your comments are good or you are a good people. Please looking from another side, 90% of reds still love and always love and they're just asking for the equalization. (From what they know about the 2 standard in Thailand.( Thaksin might be bad but not all )) Please dont think roughly like this. Have your own opinion and look down deeper for the truth. Don't just let the wrods out from your mouth, love love love ...bla bla bla. I saw many bad guys turn to a good one just because they said "I love the King"
To say and feel "I love the king" is good but if it comming from a bad guy, It's really bad. And if you do believe it, It's stupid and terrible. The problems in Thailand is not only about love the king or not but it's about the guy who think that I'm good and my opinion is the best. And people in the opposit side are real bad. Please take 5 mins a day to think different.

Posted by I'm Thai too. May 20, 10 04:44 AM

We can't blame on only Mr.Thaksin for what happened yesterday but the whole thing was an order from a group of powerful people behind, who think Thaksin could steal their power. They have been trying to get rid of Thaksin and his crew or other innocent people who do their job but didnt benefit these group of people. There is no impartiality in Thailand. The process of equity is under the power of some groups of people. That's why the protesters came n did these shits....because of the unfairness of the governments..

Posted by _ _ _ May 20, 10 05:00 AM

the true as been properly mystified, as actually a correct analysis of real fact all documented with photos as evidence prove that:
1) actual Thai PM and government has been too weak in handling this protest, they should have with force removed the reds from the city center at least 45 days a go, being lenient they give the opportunity to the guerrilla mercenaries and the armed reds guided by rogues and renegades army general to prepare themselves and ready to burn down half bangkok, the question rise will US or any European country allow protester to block over 2 months the core center district of its capital and made barricades full of bombs and and fuel ??? no country will have allowed that

2) reds are not poor (well the one paid 1000THB per day yes they are poor, they are labor that working in the farm got 300thb per day, the shinnawatra family of course paid better 1000THB per day to protest, as well 100,000thb per death in a family or better 150,000THb per family upon the present government resign and allowed the reds to win

3) all the trouble is caused by one person and one family thaksin shinnawatra who is answerable of the 2000 killed person for the so called drug war and for the 85 death at tak bai in south of thailand, plus all the human right activist "MOA"

the below link prove that one of the core leader who said to be in daily contact via phone with thaksin shinnawatra is telling to the crowed that they will burn down bangkok and all thailand as they will light fire to banks, commercial district and so on click on the link,

then we still do not understand why a good part of oversea paper call the reds poors against the rich, when actually is one billionaire tyrant thaksin shinnawatra, his wife and his kids against another rich elite (the present governament) who at least are not evil and full of blood as the shinnawatra family is

Posted by somsak May 20, 10 05:05 AM

We can't blame on only Mr.Thaksin for what happened yesterday but the whole thing was an order from a group of powerful people behind, who think Thaksin could steal their power. They have been trying to get rid of Thaksin and his crew or other innocent people who do their job but didnt benefit these group of people. There is no impartiality in Thailand. The process of equity is under the power of some groups of people. That's why the protesters came n did these shits....because of the unfairness of governments..

Posted by _ _ _ May 20, 10 05:06 AM


Posted by kkn May 20, 10 05:12 AM

To all this people who are still behind in the current covernment and believe in there politics: The real criminals are on your side ! Murders are your companions ! traditional liars are your friends ! and you vote for dictatorship and military power ! Coruption is your daily Bread (rice) and you are not ashamed when your companions kill innocent poeople. you lie and tell the world "not soldiers killed, red shirts in uniform killed" ! you prevent objective reporting, you (especially your not voted MP) prevent talks with UN, and you are so dumb and stupid to oust the most helpful man for thailand. You are all a bunch of stuck-up people who want to control the majority with minority and the help of the corrupt army leaders.. Why don't you learn from the history - there is no country in the world who survived with a leadership like this, and the few nations which still leaded in this way. will collapse in the near future. Every country belongs to the people and the majority of the population in thailand want DEMOCRACY ! - and this government is far away from this, I'm sure now the guerilla war is starting and the prvileged who are closed to the government should leave the country wich they almost ruined with there policy. Good bless the king and the red shirts wich are certainly royalists.

Posted by J. Hemingway May 20, 10 05:15 AM

Double standard, inequality, corruption, etc. have been around in Thailand for as long as I remember and long before PAD came into existence. Abhisit has been trying to correct all these, but solution takes time and we will see results only many years from now. If Thais gave Thaksin a chance, why not other elected PMs? Those who say Abhisit is corrupt, think again. If Abhisit were corrupt, what do you call Thaksin? Foreigners, including you expats living in Thailand, should try harder to understand the context before making your comments.

As for the King, what has he done? He doesn't deserve the curses thrown at him. Read the Constitution! He's powerless. Look at old footages and see how hard he has worked for the country. Those who say or imply that he's rich and doesn't pay tax; you just don't know that he does pay income tax on his personal income/properties. Read more to understand the differences between the Crown Property and the King's personal properties. Don't just badmouth somebody because you don't know any better.

It's most important now for the government to restore law and order so that the country can move ahead with the government's plan to overhaul the country for sustainability.


Posted by Bangkokian May 20, 10 05:22 AM

I hate Taksin.He not Thai people.

Posted by Tiwada May 20, 10 05:24 AM

คอมเม้นที่ 274 ลองมองดูตัวเองดีดีนะคับว่าใครสมควรที่จะออกไปพระองค์ท่านทำเพื่อประเทศมาเท่าไหรแล้วคับแล้วคุณละทำเพื่อประเทศเท่าไหรคับได้เศษเศี้ยวของพระองค์ท่านหรือยังถ้ายังก็อย่าพูด ผมว่าคุณนั้นหละควรออกไป

Posted by I LOVE KING May 20, 10 05:27 AM

เดียรฉานชัด ๆ พวกเสื้อแดง และไอ้สัตว์ ทักษิณ ทำได้กับแผ่นดินเกิดตัวเอง

Posted by Tawatchai May 20, 10 05:32 AM

ความคิดเห็นที่ 274 คุณคิดว่าคุณเป็นใครคับมาไล่พระองค์ท่าน พระองค์ท่านทำเพื่อประเทศไทยมามากแล้ว แล้วคุณลองมองตัวเองดูสิคับว่าคุณทำอะไรเพื่อประเทศไทยบ้างได้เท่าเศษเสี้ยวของพระองค์ท่านหรือยัง อย่างนั้นอย่ามาพูดอย่ามาไล่พระองค์ท่าน ผมว่าคุณนั้นหละที่ควรออกไป

Posted by I LOVE KING May 20, 10 05:34 AM

Over the past 45 years of my life, we have many governments. But one person who never change is the King. He maintains his duty and only show his kindness to the people. Why people attack him, this is not fair. He never take money into his pocket in the same way as that man. I feel that having this King is a special blessing for this country. The non-Thai may not understand as they never have the same history as Thailand to relate what they think. Can't blame them. But the Thai who attack the King is not to be forgiven.

Posted by Lisa May 20, 10 05:38 AM

คนเสื้อเหลืองมันเลวกว่าเสื้อแดงมากมาย มันยึดสนามบิน มันทำลายสนามบิน ทำลายเครื่องบิน มันเผาสนามบิน มันเผาบ้านเมือง มันทำร้ายประชาชนที่ไม่เห็นด้วยกับพวกมัน มันไม่ได้ต้องการความเสมอภาคที่ท่านทักษิณสัญญาไว้ว่าจะให้มีทุกคนร่ำรวย มันทำให้ท่านทักษิณไม่สามารถทำตามสัญญาได้ เงินของทักษิณที่สัญญาว่าจะให้กับพี่น้องเสื้อแดงก็ถูกยึดไปหมด แล้วพวกเสื้อแดงอย่างเราจะรวยเหมือนคนอื่นๆได้อย่างไร ความเสมอภาคอยู่ที่ไหน พวกเราอยากรวย อยากรวย อยากรวยบ้าง ใครจะโกงใครจะใช้อำนาจอย่างไรเราไม่สนใจขอให้รวยไว้ก่อนก็พอ รัฐบาลอภิสิทธิ์ทำกับพวกเราเสื้อแดงแบบนี้ได้อย่างไร พวกเราอยากรวยแต่ไม่อยากทำงาน อยากรอให้ทักษิณกลับมาแจกเงินอีก ท่านรวยออกจะตายไป เนอะ

Posted by oyo May 20, 10 05:41 AM

32# How about the last time of yellow shirt? The Airport and foreigner life was taken to the trouble. How about the dead body in the airport and the picture of airport guards who was lunged? It's the same.

Because of what?? Pls answer.

Do you think that the leaders of yellow shirt do the right thing without the personal conspiracy?? Or do they have right to do that? They were purified. You know that the both side of thai politicians are filthy. Equalisation is what we need now. It's not one side viewer's comment like you do. One of many samples that cause Thailand walk backward. Look from both side. I'm not colored, red, yellow, white, pink, black or colorful.. 55. I have my own eyes and I don't let anyone lead or persuade me to looki to what they want me to see. I know what i see. Do you?
Pls don't push me into those color. I'm not.

One more thing, Don't forget that we are now in the war of the Thai capitalists.

Posted by pa May 20, 10 05:41 AM

The rich should listen The poor. If Thaksin is a supporter on Red-shirt; Who is a supporter on Army and Aphisit? Yellow shirt did mop as same as red shirt but some of them can be promoted to Ministry of Foreigner.
The real reason of crisis is profit-basis not resulted from people or King at all.

Posted by Cheng liu May 20, 10 05:42 AM

I'm a 40 year old Thai. Thai people needs to re-question old values they have learned when they were young, not take everything at face value. Some cultural values and myths taught to us are illogical and have no value towards life. It does not help contribute to a good civilized society but actually hinders clear-minded thinking and judgement. Listen to some of the comments above that you consider insulting. See if you can learn something new from views different from your own. In many of them, you can.

Posted by ListenAgain May 20, 10 05:50 AM

สองมาตราฐานจริงๆ ... คนไทย ... มีคนไทยบางกล่าวหาโดยไม่มีหลักฐาน

ขนาดสนามบินเกิดรอยร้าว ก็หาว่าทุจริต โหมข่าวซะใหญ่โต สุดท้าย ศาลตัดสิน ต้องลงขอโทษเขาว่ากล่าวร้ายเขาโดยไม่มีหลักฐานที่น่าเชื่อได้ ลงเล็กนิดเดียว

เสื้อเหลือง ผู้ก่อการดี อาวุธเพียบ ยิงคนกลางถนนวิภาวดี ยึดสนามบิน ...

เสื้อแดง ผู้ก่อการร้าย หนังสติก ระเบิดขวด สู้กับ M16 ลูกกระสุนจริง ...

ทักษิณโกง ... ผู้ชุมนุมถูกจ้างมา .... ท่องได้แค่นี้ ....

Posted by คนไทย May 20, 10 05:55 AM

All this stuff about Red vs Yellow is far too simple analogy. The reds have a break away faction who are insistant on causing damage, mainly in Thaksins name. I do know a lot of the protesters are paid to protest and I do know that they often have rally meetings with Thaksin talking.

Yellow shirts also had factions that were violent. The country is not divided in to two areas. What about all those inbetween who don't support either. Abhisit is legitimately in government due to the winning party being corrupt. He has shown a lot of restraint and although I don't agree with all his decisions I think he is doing what he can.

People asking for the king to get involved have no idea how a consitutional monarchy works. He is not there to side with feuds, he is there to look after the people.

Many of the red shirts (but not all) don't understand what they are fighting for. They fight for a criminal (Thaksin) who got rich from a government handout while he was in the police force. He has then proceeded to manipulate the uneducated in to thinking that he is a good person. I agree there was some good things he did for the country but the fact is he did it for the wrong reasons. With enough money you could buy the majority of red shirts which is what he has done and is doing now.

As for the General who was shot; the fact of the matter is he shouldn't be there in the first place. He is a soldier, his allegiance is to King and country, not to a band of people with opinions.

Those who don't understand Thailand, it's politics and the depth of the situation should think twice before they post ignorant comments.

Posted by Tranquillise May 20, 10 05:55 AM

For my comment, I just see something a bit unfair because while the Yellow shirt take over the airport, the government have done something to make things better but while red shirt start to do something, the government start to use power to against those red shirt.

It is the best choice if the prime minister make a better decision - allow people make their voice by re-election.

Posted by Neaktaep May 20, 10 05:56 AM

Today soldier go to protect The King at hospital, The King said "please go back to protect my people"


I support this comment

Posted by rifle_lover May 20, 10 05:56 AM

Thaksin only. ถ้าไม่มีในหลวง พวกมึงคงได้แค่ขอทานข้างถนน ไม่มีโอกาศมานั่งเล่นคอมอย่างนี้หรอก สำนึกบ้างว่าประเทศไทยต้องการคนที่คิดเป็น

Posted by รักเมืองไทย รัก& May 20, 10 05:58 AM

Long live Thailand!

One of the very few exceptions where greedy freaks have not succeeded completely: THAILAND.
Thailand is not Russia 1917, where the few were financed from NY bankers and killed killed killed everyone who refused to become a subservient slimy Bolshevist "RED". Marxism Leninism killed hundreds of Millions. Their teachings of "dialectic materialism" justifies EVERYTHING. As long as the idea of communism will bring them power.
World War I and II have made them richer and richer.
Never, never allow those, whose god is money, fool you into believing in their dirty propaganda.
Karl Marx' s most important book is called: "das Kapital".
That's where his priority of thought lies. The raping red army is the enemy of humanity forever.
The money sack and terrorist Taksin who is safe in Paris now has poisoned the minds of some of the red shirts.
He needs to be neutralized.

Long live Thailand!
Long live the King!

Posted by endorphin May 20, 10 05:59 AM

Would like anyone to explain how the following definition does NOT apply to the Red-Shirts: "Terrorism: the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons."

Posted by thaimato May 20, 10 06:01 AM

Hmm, let me say
I don't completely agree with the red shirts or the gov. but killing or burning the buildings are not the answer plus it will make things getting worse.

Nobody deserves to die. What i've learn from this situation is, people around me are cursing and wanting to see the other side die. I'm not sure if I know these people anymore. That's what we really want? This crisis bring out the dark side of these people out.

Please, do not laughing for dead people, they are somebody's fathers, brothers, friends or sons. Solidiers died because of they are protecting our beloved country. The red shirts died in what they are believe. Journalists died because they are serving us. Innocent people die because of ours hate.

What is right or wrong I wonder. Something you think it's right may be wrong through the eyes of other people. It depends on how people see it and they have their reasons to support the idea which some people can't understand.

Our King is getting older and older. He doesnt deserve to see people fight in Thailand, our beloved country. It hurts.

I hope it will over soon.
"Let's give peace a chance"

Posted by T May 20, 10 06:01 AM

Red sheep or Yellow sheep, each side's shepherd boys are liars.

Thailand really needs to grow up.

Posted by Anonymous Thai May 20, 10 06:02 AM

Let's me give you a good example. I studied in the same school with Nuttawut S. and his mom cried with my mom before how bad we was since he were young. He started stolen things from school shop since he was in high school. The more he grew up, the worst he is.

For all red shirts, you are so pathetic. I feel sorry for myself as I was born in the same country with you. So ashame....

Posted by Crispy Cat May 20, 10 06:02 AM

The usual red trolls are out in force, claiming to defend "real democracy".
I've read their posts for months on other websites, it usually sounds reasonable and ends with "fresh elections". Last time I checked this is a parliamentary democracy, you may not like the alliance in power but the reds only got 35% of the votes at the last elections (check it if you want), that is not and never will be a majority. The reds got offered fresh elections in November (god knows why the PM would bow to those demands coming from untrustworthy liars and thugs) and the reds leaders turned it down, adding some completely unreasonable demands that far beyond the rule of law. (arrest without due process)
The true reason is that Thaksin doesn't want negotiations, he just wants unrest, just read his latest statements: very thinly veiled encouragements to start a civil war.

None of them will answer for their dreadful acts: their leaders asked them to torch Bangkok in the name of democracy.
Reconciliation cannot start until they stop lying to their supporters to please their exiled traitor.
I'm sure he enjoyed his day shopping in Europe. The idea that he cares about any life lost is preposterous: he cares about power and money.

Down with the corrupt thief!

Posted by Antoine Martin May 20, 10 06:13 AM

Wish For all of people . ... God Be with .. all citizen of Thailand.

Posted by Pwint Thit May 20, 10 06:15 AM

I Confirm!!!!! that there is no Red Shirt shot on the van that send them home or anything.

If anyone who want an evidence, just turn on the news. There are many repoerters and jounualists over there who make news of sending people back home.

As you can see there are some group of people try to make a rumor to destroy and discredit the country. Can you still trust on these idiot people? If they told you it's real, just ask them to prove the evidence. Don't just let them brainwash your cleverness!!!!!

The reason why Red people are very mad and angry is they are brainwashed. They watched only one channel which is Red Channel and listen to one radio station which belong to Red group. They didn't even try to recieve news or fact from another sources. As a result, they only believed in their leader. This is the Fact and True.

For you people who believe in your cleverness just go out and find all the fact which shows all around in the internet and news. Don't believe in want other people says or don't believe in just one source. There is a case of CNN news compare to another internation news stations such as Aljazira, Japan news, or else. PS. For myself, I found out that there is a BIAS in CNN news reporters

Posted by Thai people May 20, 10 06:15 AM

It is obvious that there are no terrorists amongst the red shirts. The military junta and yellow shirts behave like criminals against humanity. It is a pity that the King is too sick to put some order and to stop the violence!!!

Posted by Pablo Rodriguez May 20, 10 06:18 AM

My name is Pongchai, I have been working abroad since 1980, but I have been following situation in Thailand all along. I want to have some comment.

Since 1932 the king has given power to the people to rule themselves but one way or another the king institution was brought back the the country and I personally believe that the Thai love to be with their king, under his guide line and advise with his great kindness and hospitality style, it suit Thai culture quiet well,The Thai does not like conflict as you can see they always keep distance from each other, very polite, hardly argue or verbally assault to any one. What ever pressure or anger they prefer to keep it inside. In most case when they are unhappy they just ignore the cene and walk away. Once it burst, it is already out of control and deadly.The guide line how to deal with the Thai people was published and well known to foreign tourist in order to understand the Thai character.
Now look back to the history since 1932. We have elected government under the constitution, then we have coup attempted and followed by military rule so many time until it become usual behavior of our ruling style. Interpret another way the Thai people dose not know how to compromise, they feel that if they lose the argument then they lose their face. To keep their face they prefer to stay firm on what they believe, resulting conflict and end up with interfering from referee...the military. then restart again. The constitution was revised and adapted in order to make the government last longer than the previous one. Untill 1997 revision where Mr.Thaksin party won the majority. With the sense of democracy system that party shall be able to govern the country comfortably, but some thing turn up(The usual thing). It start from demonstration of small group and growing bigger and bigger.It is big and powerful enough to create conflict in the society...then again the old friend come to knock the door....military.There are worry that the country are divided and it is very dangerous for the country to move forward.Actually Democracy need to have different side in order to balance power. All member must learn how to accept the majority, some may say that is fake majority, they use money to buy the vote. In fact every country in the world use money to buy vote. from USA downward to UK to all over Europe.Attract the voter with money is not new campaign strategy it is old since Rome Empire. I believe that is human nature and it is fundamental problem in our society, because we prefer to keep face than to keep peace as we could see the Red shirt fought to dead or the government stand firm to their strategy regardless how much the damage to the country. THOSE ARE ALL SIGN OF "I PREFER TO BREAK THAN COMPROMISE"
What will it be if the government ask Mr.Thaksin to come back to the country, arrange re-trial and make it fare to everybody, then dissolve the parliament and launch new election or even set community to revise the constitution(again). Off course it has to be under the atmosphere of compromising, give and take, most importantly TRUST.
That is just my opinion and please do not feel offended if it is different from

Posted by Mr.Pongcchai Pichayakul May 20, 10 06:19 AM

Red shirt did not do it for Country..Obviously seen on fact evidence. They did for only their fucking Dad (Taksin). They destroy their own country and did not pay respect to King.

Posted by Mei May 20, 10 06:21 AM


Posted by jberto May 20, 10 06:23 AM

32# How about the last time of yellow shirt? The Airport and foreigner life was taken to the trouble. How about the dead body in the airport and the picture of airport guards who was lunged? It's the same.

Because of what?? Pls answer.

Do you think that the leaders of yellow shirt do the right thing without the personal conspiracy?? Or do they have right to do that? They were purified. You know that the both side of thai politicians are filthy. Equalisation is what we need now. It's not one side viewer's comment like you do. One of many samples that cause Thailand walk backward. Look from both side. I'm not colored, red, yellow, white, pink, black or colorful.. 55. I have my own eyes and I don't let anyone lead or persuade me to looki to what they want me to see. I know what i see. Do you?
Pls don't push me into those color. I'm not.

Posted by pt May 20, 10 06:25 AM

the red shirt protester didn't protest for democracy. they did all of these for The Ex- prime minister "thaksin shinnawat" who was escape from corruption crime. and for 500-1000 B/day. Thaksin is terrorist.

Please don't blame the goverment to do this. I think the goverment should do this for a month. Many people are in trouble because of them. Many people cannot work, didn't recieve their salary.

Posted by tidtee May 20, 10 06:25 AM




Posted by hate-red-shirt May 20, 10 06:29 AM

The gap between the poor leaving in the north and those staying in bangkok is getting larger and larger.

Posted by Silvanus May 20, 10 06:29 AM

#reply 188


แต่การกระทำของท่าน มันเป็นเครื่องมือที่หนักหน่วงเอามากๆ

เพื่อช่วยในการกลับมาของผู้ สั่งการ ให้เผาบ้านเผาเมืองในเวลานี้

ต่อให้ผิดหวังกับจุดประสงค์ของแกนนำ แต่จะยอมให้เผาเมืองกันแบบนี้เพื่อ ??




Posted by hate-red-shirt May 20, 10 06:36 AM

What if the Thai protest came to America? A lot of commentary has referred to the Red Shirt protest as "terrorism." It is possible that our economy has yet to crash. If you look at the debt levels, it's possible the dollar will suffer dramatically over the next few years, and possible never recover. The point is this. Like in Greece, if the American government decides to indebt itself further to the banks in order to pay interest on debts, Americans may protest.

Protest should always be peaceful, but sometimes it's not, and most of the time, it's not clear where, when or why violence originates. What's important is that people understand that even a limited amount of violence or vandalism (by two protesters, legally, I believe) creates a "mob," or "riot," whereby a police apparatus can effectively react to essentially free speech with violence and tyrrany.

Tell me - would a "terrorist" protester or two in America justify a police state crackdown on speech here?

Many on the left are allowing themselves to be whipped up in a totalitarian, anti-Tea Party fervor. This mentality tends to view the Tea Party as racist (because it's easy and fun to dismiss a massive organic dissent as a bunch of angry rednecks) or terrorist (because Tea Partiers support the Constitution and the Second Amendment).

There's a lot of psychological warfare out there, priming America to view the Tea Party as extremist or militant (i.e. Militias). But what's a militia? It's just a group of trained citizen soldiers, those training to defend the Constitution were it to come under assault. If you have a problem with that I don't think you understand America's formative political documents. Regardless, rhetoric can become dangerous.

Watch words like "seditious," "extremist," "terrorist," they are shifty, and a serious threat to political and economic freedom.

When governments are justified in silencing the speech of one group, they will silence everyone.

Posted by John Brown May 20, 10 06:39 AM

I think if any thai doesn't love thailand or our king any more.They should just leave thailand,surrender their ID card and just leave. For my opinion the best place for them is to go to hell after all the damage they did to our country.We bangkok people work so hard and pay the highest tax to support the up country people...they should be greatful of our support to them.It is not any one's fault that some people are rich while some are poor.If the red skirts has a heart and love thailand..all of this will never have happen.Will you hurt someone who you love and respect...Will you hurt your farther who never give up on you and work all his life for his children...HAVE A HEART and the hate inside will slowly disappear

Posted by M.L.Anchalee Devahastin May 20, 10 06:47 AM

One voice from real Thai....
Pixs here are to paint soldiers black and also paint Red shirt white.
Everybody has inclination to blame soldiers and symphatize protesters.
This is not that simple. Things are much more complicated than you thought. If you really want to know what's really going on before you jump into the conclusion, pls study more...
Yes, most of Red shirt crowd are poor from rural. They're poor, uneducated and have relatively less opportunity in the capitalism world. So in almost every case, they are always used by someone. They are real victim, not of army but of someone who want to back in the office and write off all his guilty... Poor the poor.. Poor Thailand..

Posted by JO love the King May 20, 10 06:48 AM

if somebody lead the team ,,, should be really good leadership and a good management ,,, it is peaceful protect ?? it is not Terrorist??
Now really sad... the history in the WORLD !!!!! thanks for the red shirt are down .... but Thanksin is still a life,,,,,,

Posted by Man on right hand May 20, 10 06:51 AM

I have to tell you something...
Many red shirts fight for money NOT for democracy .Taksin is the evil ex PM that behind all of these worse situations.HE is the prisoner who corruption and escaped from the he supports red shirts to bring him back home and want to be the important person in our country again.He want to change our country from democracy to be communism.
and if you follow the current situation you may know that red shirt protesters destroyed many places and properties in BKK.Red shirts dont have the right to destroy other properties...destroy our city especially other humanities BKK HUMANITIES.
You shouldn't blame our PM and our king if you dont know our country enough. WE AREN'T BRAINWASHED BY PM.ABHISIT AND GOVERNMENT BECAUSE WE FOLLOW THE NEWS IN MANY WAYS.INCLUDING RED SHIRTS MEDIA .AND OUR BELOVED KING NEVER BRAINWASH US TO LOVE HIM.but everything he has done all of his life prove that he deserve to receive the love from thai people.before this situation many innocent people who disagree with red shirt injured by m 79 and many weapons many times, someone before you criticize our country you should follow the news in many ways and many side and should more understanding our country better. thank you

Posted by รักประเทศไทย May 20, 10 06:53 AM

Dear my PM Abhisit
สงคราม ย่อมมากับความสูญเสีย ผู้นำควรเลือก "ไม่เอาสงคราม"
War = Calamity Leader should to "REJECT WAR"

Thailand will never be the same. This is what you choose.

Posted by Justice? May 20, 10 06:57 AM

ไปเผาที่อื่นทำไม กลับไปเผาบ้านโครตพ่อโครตแม่มึงซิ เขาสร้างมาต้องใช้เงินเท่าไรเพื่อประเทศชาติได้ดูทัดเทียมต่างประเทศ ถ้าพวกมึงกลับไปเผาบ้านของพวกมึงกัน

Posted by ton May 20, 10 07:02 AM

ให้ตายเถอะ เกลียดทักษิณ มากๆ


Posted by thailand May 20, 10 07:11 AM

great pictures, falang different opinion to Thai. the red shirt are paid by a corrupt ex-prime minister Thaksin s. who stole 79 billion baht from Thai people, other county should send him back so that he can serve his 2 year prison sentence. the red shirt are using anti-tank weapons Lumpini park had land mines to protect red shirt protester in wireless rd. finally don't let the corrupt take over a real democratic elected government! get out of my city red shirt. and stop burning the stock exchange. (literally)

Long Live The King

Posted by Fai May 20, 10 07:11 AM

great pictures, falang different opinion to Thai. the red shirt are paid by a corrupt ex-prime minister Thaksin s. who stole 79 billion baht from Thai people, other county should send him back so that he can serve his 2 year prison sentence. the red shirt are using anti-tank weapons Lumpini park had land mines to protect red shirt protester in wireless rd. finally don't let the corrupt take over a real democratic elected government! get out of my city red shirt. and stop burning the stock exchange. (literally)

Long Live The King

Posted by Fai May 20, 10 07:11 AM

ให้ตายเถอะ เกลียดทักษิณ มากๆ


Posted by thailand May 20, 10 07:12 AM

อยากจะไพร่ถามความเห็นที่ 389 แล้วคุณรู้ได้ยังไงว่าสิ่งที่ตีพิมพ์ใน king never smile เป็นเรื่องจริง??? หุบปากไปซะเถอะ

Posted by thais May 20, 10 07:17 AM

foreginers and thais be careful be very careful the redshirts are now is desperation and hate so they might do anything.
there might be a risk of people getting kidnapped too so be careful please.
martin pery on twitter said:
MartinPerry A very serious request: Does anyone have any contacts or friends in the Police here in Bangkok who might be able to help us? Son kidnapped
about 5 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
there might be other cases but we dont know anything yet.

Posted by nolikegohome May 20, 10 07:21 AM

ไม่น่าเชื่อว่าสิ่งที่ ดา ตอปิโดพูดไม่เคยเข้าหัวไปพวกขี้เหลืองเลย

เซ้นไปทำไม 17 ครั้งปฏิวัติทุกครั้งเซ็นทุกครั้ง หรือว่าตัวเองเป็นคนสั่งให้ทำเอง
จะอ้างว่าที่เซ้นให้ คมช เพราะว่าเขาบังคับนะเหรอ จะบอกว่าตัวเองอยู่เหนือการเมืองนะเหรอ โกหกชัดๆ สำนักงานทรัพย์สินเป็นเงินของประชาชนไม่เห็นมีใครกล้าออกมาพูดเลย

เสื้อเหลืองออกมาพูดหน่อยสิว่า Siampark ที่ Spain เงินของใคร

ท่านปรีดีทำผิดอย่างเดียวคือ เอาสิ่งแปลกปลอมเข้ามาสู่ระบอบประชาธิปไตย

ใครฆ่ารัชกาลที่แปด จำได้ไหมคนไทย
ไม่พูดกันหน่อยเหรอ นายชิด นายบุตร นายเฉลียว สามคนนนี้เป็นแค่แพะให้กับไอ้คนชาติชั่วตัวจริงที่บังเอิญท่านปรีดีไว้ชีวิตพวกมัน

Posted by Craig Dadid May 20, 10 07:28 AM

I am not a Thai, but I love Thailand.
these photos are too difficult to watch.
it is heart-breaking.

please, all Thais stop fighting and come to peace.
no more people need to die.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 07:39 AM

Don't believe everything you hear on CNN and BBC. They always only shared one side of the coin ... here are examples that can easily notice ... they always have red shirt spokemen on hand to interview ... they always have never- ending images of soldiers with big weapons and the red shirts with nondescript stones and b...ottles ... they always report innocent ppl being targeted by soldiers ... They NEVER ask why the red shirt protesters dont reconcile ... and about why they are putting lives of 'innocent' people especially women and children in danger ... if only asked, they only said they were so unhappy by the injustice done to them, thus making protesters remaining enthused ... even though they were being ATTACKED by the troop .... who attacked who ??? ... we just couldnt afford to have irresponsible reports diisseminated across the world, knowing it was false never know the truth because you are not THAI.

Posted by Warittha May 20, 10 07:40 AM

confuse myself where we are going
what can be the world without the military
what can be the military without the weapons
I don't think that is not the battle of the clothes

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 07:40 AM

ถึงตอนนี้แดงแต่ละตัว ยังไม่สำนึกยังคิดที่จะทำเรื่องเลวร้ายต่อไป
ตามสันดานทั้งขู่ทั้งด่า บอกว่านี่พึ่งเริ่มต้น เป็นชนกลุ่มน้อยที่คิดว่า
ตัวเองยิ่งใหญ่ เพราะมันอยู่แต่ในรู พอโผล่หัวออกจากรูเห็นที่โล่งๆ

Posted by เกลียดแดง เกลีย& May 20, 10 07:46 AM


Posted by mp1920_ May 20, 10 07:53 AM

I'm glad Thailand will become like North Korea.

Long Live the King!
I love the King!
I can die for the King!

Posted by I really love the King! May 20, 10 08:01 AM


Posted by 李光耀 May 20, 10 08:03 AM

Don't touch my KING!!!!!
TAKSIN!!! you destroy your country. You are the TERRORIST!!! Please GET OUT from THAILAND through of your life!!!

Posted by Moo+ May 20, 10 08:05 AM

็็Hi, I am a Thai person and lives in Bangkok (but now has to flee to another province because of the demonstration). My English is not that good, so please forgive me if there are mistakes in this comment. However, as being Thai and have no colors, I try my very best to be neutral and see what's going on now as fair as possible. Here I would like to share some of my opinions with the previous comments that I have read.

For the comment 207, 211: we Thais love our King from the depth of our heart, so much that if you are not Thai, you will never understand (and you don't have to, but just respect that we do). So, it's natural if you disagree or cannot accept that we love our king. However, don't you think that it might be good reasons behind it if seeing a large group of people loving someone that much? I don't know about the others of the loyal family, but our king deserves love and loyalty and respect. All his life, he has done so many good things to us and he's the only king who actually went out of his comfortable palace to help people for real (he's not really living all his life in a total state of luxury. If you see the pictures of him walking by foot in the forest helping people, eating only rice, and working so hard, you'll know what I mean) . Yes, maybe he is only a "person" (not deity or anything), but I do believe most of us love him not just because we are forced by law or think that he's supernatural, or not even because of feudalism, but because of he himself. As for the crackdown in Bangkok, I don't think he's the one behind it. The King in Thailand reign, not rule. Government sent the troops, not the king. Yes, Thailand has problems about classes. We are divided into high class , middle class, the rich, and the poor, but being the highest person of the country, he never once abused his power. We maybe in jail if we said bad things about the king, but that's what the law and tradition said (every country has law and tradition, right?), not the king himself. Yes...he could end all this just by saying a word, but he's now too old and in bad condition. Don't you think a man at the age of 90 who did his duty all his life and is now really ill deserves to rest? Plus, how do you know that he doesn't want to stop all this? What if he would love to but there was no chance for him, whatever the reason was (his health, his doctor etc.)? Please...I know from foreigners' point of view, you'll never understand and think that this is ridiculous for us to love him this much, but a great man like him doesn't deserve insult or any bad words, and those who said they love the king should not be ashamed of themselves. We are free to express our love to our king as much as everybody has the right to express their opinions.

As for my opinion about politics, I am neither red nor yellow. I feel sorry for what happened and blame both sides just the same. Now it's so sad to see Thailand being divided into 2 groups. Each group has its own opinions and reasons. Being in the middle, I feel really uncomfortable and sad since my friends are both red and yellow, and I am in between. I try to be as fair as possible, seeing this from the point of view of someone who has nothing to do with this (which is really difficult for me since I am Thai, and now I am really sad and upset for what has happened).

For the reds, they came from Democracy. Lots of people blaming that they are terrorists and are armed, but that are some of them, not all. There are also those who seek democracy for real and want to ask for their right and justice. What I don't like is that they rely on Thaksin too much. Rumor has it that lots of them receive money from Thaksin (500 Baht per day etc.). With this, I don't know, but if you don't work and have to participate in the demonstration without without support, how will you live? At first, I was really relieved to know that their leaders finally surrender, but then the rest of them got angry and started burning things. With this, I disagree the most. Destroying the city is the act of terrorists and unacceptable. I think the reason that they do this is not about politics at all, but they want revenge since the government kill a lot of their friends. I don't most of the people in Bangkok (middle class) hate the reds so much. For me, I hate what they do to the country, but don't really hate them since I understand a bit why they did this. Their motive is understandable, but their method is just so wrong! Sad to see there's a gap between us.

As for yellow and government, I don't know what to say. I think you can get the information from others who support the government..I swear I am no red shirt, and I quite agreed of what the government did before. However, on the crackdown day, the government just did something that change my entire perspective of Abhisit. In the early morning, the red leaders ask the government for a negotiation. They wanted to talk to the gov. to prevent the lost of so many lives. However, the gov. refused to do so, saying it was not necessary and it had no choice but to attack. There WAS choices to prevent this tragedy, yet the gov. refused to do...I don't know, but I feel like it was as if Abhisit and his people tried to find an excuse to attack...maybe I am wrong...In his position, he might have to do so to protect's this exact moment, when the red leaders ask for negotiation, why didn't he take it if he loves "his" people for real like he said? Why he chose to kill instead of to talk?...This made me sad, angry, disappointed, and almost hate him at the moment (I also believe that the reds wanted revenge because of this crackdown too). Trying not to be bias as much as I could, but I still don't understand and really need explanation for this...

Frankly, I still don’t know what’s going to happen next for Thailand, but just pray that it would be better. All I can do now is just to pray that this all ends soon and things will come back to normal. Hate to see people die, hate to see my country falling apart…

Posted by another Thai person May 20, 10 08:08 AM

อยากรู้ว่าพระเจ้าอยู่หัวผิดตรงไหน พวกคุณถึงได้โกรธท่านนัก

แผ่นดินที่พวกคุณเกิด ที่ยืน อยู่ทุกวันนี้ เพราะพระราชกรณียกิจของท่าน

ที่บ้านคุณฝนไม่ตกท่านก็ไปช่วยเหลือ หากไม่มีโครงการในพระราชดำริ

พวกคุณจะมีกินจนถึงทุกวันนี้หรือ สำนึกกันบ้าง อย่าเห็นแก่เงิน ขายแผ่นดิน

Posted by คนไทย May 20, 10 08:13 AM

Thaksin is the worst citizen of any country.
He used to be Thai he was the Thai Prime Minister.
But when he does not get what he want.
He destroyed Thailand --his country that he used to live since
he was born.
There are were many big fires in Bangkok and all over the country.
Many lost their home their family. Many people and soidiers dies.
Thaksin , we all Thai hate you and never never forgive.

Posted by Apple May 20, 10 08:17 AM

331 . Your dream of Medias were burned by Soldier is so funny. It reflect your IQ level as well. The reason why ASTV was not attacked because ASTV-manager is the highest risk media in the country then a small troops were set there. People around ASTV-manager love this media and also protect them. They report their community when alien get in. Tell your Red shirt friend to try it. RIP.
If we have to set up a new election everytime the protester request by the stupid reason. We will have election at least 12 times a year. The one who did not support Red for new election because Red give the stupid reason to the public " double standard". Double standard was existing in Thailand all the time including Thaksin goverment. Thaksin might be the only one county leader in the world who tell his people on behalf of Thai PM " We will take care of the province that people vote for my party. The province who not vote for my party will be take care later (later or never?)". No double standard in Thaksin period?

Posted by Hans May 20, 10 08:19 AM


Posted by backham May 20, 10 08:19 AM


PLEASE Do not speak of what you do not truly know.
+ Don't make a simplistic conclusion about my country.

AND I LOVE THAILAND no matter what happen.

Don't mean to sound rude but you need to educate yourself.

Fabio - I should have spoken to you more at out local noodle stop off Ratchadapisek 13.

R.I.P mate.

Posted by rob May 20, 10 08:25 AM

Dans un affrontement quand le sang est la,la peur aussi!
Dans un affrontement quand la mort est la,la tristesse aussi!
Dans un affrontement quand la folie est la,la colere aussi!
Dans un affrontement quand ils y a des hommes,ils y a souvent des femmes aussi?
Je suis triste pour nous tous, car dans chaque guerre il y a une raison
la vrai... une grande part de verrite et de mansonges,

Posted by a.caron May 20, 10 08:27 AM

อยากรู้ว่าพระเจ้าอยู่หัวผิดตรงไหน พวกคุณถึงได้โกรธท่านนัก

แผ่นดินที่พวกคุณเกิด ที่ยืน อยู่ทุกวันนี้ เพราะพระราชกรณียกิจของท่าน

ที่บ้านคุณฝนไม่ตกท่านก็ไปช่วยเหลือ หากไม่มีโครงการในพระราชดำริ

พวกคุณจะมีกินจนถึงทุกวันนี้หรือ สำนึกกันบ้าง อย่าเห็นแก่เงิน ขายแผ่นดิน

Posted by คนไทย May 20, 10 08:28 AM

More than 50 years of my life as Thai. I saw many pictures of my King. I love my King. Why I have to believe in the book " King never smile" as you are. Did you believe in all the pocket book you read? I have no doubt you will believe in the liars Red shirt leader too. Let try Tui-toon (ต่วน ตูน), you will keep watching an empty sky for UFO.

Posted by Hans May 20, 10 08:31 AM

เสื้อแดงส่วนมากเค้าจะรู้จัก COMPUTER $ INTERNET????

Posted by คนไทย May 20, 10 08:34 AM


Posted by MBBO May 20, 10 08:34 AM


Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 08:36 AM


Army could destroy the reds now, But what will happen in the future? In my humble opinion Thai citizens must throw out "Abhisit" and go for a fair election to make it fair and peaceful and for a bright future.

Posted by iLoveThailand May 20, 10 08:43 AM

เป็น อย่าง ไงล่ะ เห็น ผลงาน พวก มึง ไหม!!!!
ซะใจหรือยัง ????
นรกส่ง มาเกิดแท้ๆเลย !!!!!
เกิด มา เพิ่ง เคย เห็น คน ไทย กัด กันเองเพราะ เงิน ก้อ ครั้งนี้หละ !!!!
ออก ไป !!!
ไอ้ พวกเลว !!!
ฆ่ามันทิ้งให้ หมดไปเลยค่ะถ้า เงิน มีค่า กับ พวกมันนัก!!!!

Posted by pat May 20, 10 08:47 AM

Aphisit and Thep must be responsible everything that happened, you will NOT able to go out side BKK, I believe that you will be killed by sniper as you did with protesters who don't have any thing in hand. sa thou

Posted by uk May 20, 10 08:55 AM

เลวจิงๆครับ ทำกันแบบนี้ เหมือนตัดแขนขาตัวเองไม่มีผิด ยังจะมาบอกว่าทำเพื่อประเทศไทย ผมว่าคุณทำเพื่อ' คนบางคน ' มากกว่า ....

Posted by i hate red shirt ! May 20, 10 09:00 AM


Posted by linkyaw May 20, 10 09:08 AM

เสื้อแดง เสื้อเหลือง ก็คนไทยด้วยกันทั้งนั้น เมื่อไหร่จะเลิกคิดถึงแต่พวกพ้อง ของตัวเอง หัดคิดและไตร่ตรองด้วยตนเองบ้างได้ไหม ว่าอะไรควรทำ อะไรไม่ควรทำ ไม่ต้องมาเถียงหรอกนะ ว่าเสื้อเหลืองดีกว่าเสื้อแดง เสื้อแดงดีกว่าเสื้อเหลือง เพราะทุกอย่างมันเริ่มต้น จนมาถึงความเลวร้ายขนาดนี้ เพราะพวกท่านทั้งนั้นแหละ เกลียดพวกสื่อมากๆ
เทคโนโลยีทันสมัยขึ้น แต่คนไทยกับโง่ลง เลือกจะฟังเลือกจะเชื่อ ไม่มีสมองคิด

Posted by ปากบอกว่ารักชา&# May 20, 10 09:09 AM

who firer? who see? who said that the buildings were fired by red shirts? are they really red shirt or the person who just wearing red shirt? who can definitely say?

Posted by nuteyeview May 20, 10 09:10 AM


Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 09:14 AM

Je connais la Thaïlande depuis 6 ans, et je ne suis pas dans cette page de commentaires pour juger, je veux seulement dire que ces très belles photos m'ont fait pleurer. Je souhaite que Bouddha face revenir le sourire à son peuple.

Posted by bil353 May 20, 10 09:28 AM

Red shirts need only to democracy .But the Thai government to budget for the military to disperse the gathering. People using live ammunition shooting them with inhumanity and cruelty to the Thai government for this series. Are paying the price of them do.

Posted by siriporn May 20, 10 09:47 AM

Comment # 470.....
I urge all of you to please read comment #470... I think the comments are really true from Thai people who know the difference between right and wrong.........

Posted by Amm May 20, 10 09:48 AM

Thailand move on after all this its finish.The goverment should get Thaksin bring him back too thailand and put him in jail for life and throw the key away.Red Shirt people are PIGS and every single one of them the police government army should kill them non too live and thailand would be better off and move on.

Posted by Evan May 20, 10 09:48 AM

490 ช่วยไปถามบิดามึงหน่อยซิว่าใครทำ

Posted by CK May 20, 10 09:56 AM

ก่อนอื่ขอบอกว่า เสื้อแดง รักในหลวงมากครับ ผมขอยืนยันด้วยชีวิต
คัยเผาเราก้ไม่รุ้ หรือ เซนเวิลเผามันเองเพื่อเอาเงินประกัน 100ล้านเหรีญยดอลล่า

เผาทำไมช่อง3 ถ้าเสื้อแดงเผาจิง!! ต้องเผาastv nbt บ้านอภิสิท บ้าน เทพเทือก มากกว่าครับ เราอย่าไปมองเสื้อแดงแบบนั้น ถ้าไม่รุ้จักเค้าจริง

เสือแดงโดนกระทำมากนะครับ เสียชีวิตเป็น 100ศพ บางศพ โดนทิ้งทะเลนะครับ
โดน ซุ่มยิงสมองเละ ถ้าเค้าไม่มีอุดมการจิงๆ เค้าคงไม่ออกมาหลอก เสี่ยงกับชีวิตนะครับ อยากหั้ยลองมองดูหลายๆมุมๆครับ

Posted by เสรีปัญญาชนองค&# May 20, 10 09:58 AM

Take a lesson from this!!! It's time that the US paid attention to mess we are in at present. Thailand is none of our business nor are the problems suffered by the rest of the world. We have enough here. A passive populace, a government bound on destroying the country, a president forming his own police force similar to Hitler and schools that no longer teach our history. The constitution is constantly being ignored and attempts are being made on a daily basis to turn this country in to a third world haven for all forms of radicals. Wake up America, pay attention to your own business. The more our government exports money materials and our military, the more hated we are. We cannot afford to pay welfare to the whole world. We already owe China enough money to bankrupt the country yet the US Government continues to print more and give it to countries that will look the other way when " der tag" comes.

Posted by Joe Pursley SMSGT USAF Ret. May 20, 10 10:07 AM

Haven't Thai political leaders learnt anything from the wars in the past? Is war and violence the only answer to any solution in order to achieve power? I must say I feel sad for the people in Thailand. They have to suffer for this. It is obvious that the leaders don't have communication skills.

Posted by Don May 20, 10 10:08 AM

We Thai people need to wake up and as the great Lord Buddha said, learn to really listen, no one ever learnt anything talking. Open you minds and consider the thoughts of others intelligently.
I am quite sure in my heart that the King is a very good man because I have been very lucky to study much of his great work. However the main reason most Thais love him so much is because the Americans spent millions of dollars on public relations to make us love him so we would not choose communism. A great love for his people mixed with great PR from the Americans is the reality of our deep unquestioning love.
Most of the people ranting against the red shirts not being Thais are not even real Tai, they are from Bangkok of chinese descent and living a life of rich confucian selfishness and expoliting the poor Tai people who's country they live in. Most people from Isaan are pure blood Tai race, unlike most people from Bangkok. Study your history and improve your understanding. The real truth is Thailand has always been a country of many mixed races, Tai, Mon, Lanna, Laos, Khmer, Malay, Portuguese, Arabs and Chinese have all mixed together to create a mythical nation called "Thai".
We need to go back to real Tai values of being open minded buddhists living a simple live, stop the reckless greed of the selfish Bangkok Sino-Thai and go back to loving kindness and caring for our fellow men.

being open mon

Posted by Norapong May 20, 10 10:12 AM

The government failed to handle the situation, now its time to leave.

Hope all who committed crimes will be punished, especially, the few who are in control.

The poor are fighting the poor, and the rich just complain about their shopping mall.. its because of their Ignorance and Neglect towards the majority of the people in thailand for so long.

Why do the real Thai people have to die for a few "elite"?

Posted by Somchai May 20, 10 10:15 AM

Anyone who says the problem is mainly because of Thaksin is naive and is a bigot. The current unelected government (is Thailand not a democracy? In democracies the majority elect the leadership) has not done anything. Period. If you were to ask a Thai to name one of Mr. Aphisit's policies they would have nothing to say "simply, I have not heard of any."

There are always two sides to a story, however in this case, one side is based on facts whilst the other is based on unfounded accusations.

Posted by WakeupThailand May 20, 10 10:15 AM


Posted by pp May 20, 10 10:15 AM

You have your links bodged up - "previous entry" takes u 2 the Mt Helens Volcano page!

On a different note:

Over the past 45 years of my life, we have many governments. But one person who never change is the King. He maintains his duty and only show his kindness to the people. Why people attack him, this is not fair. He never take money into his pocket in the same way as that man. I feel that having this King is a special blessing for this country. The non-Thai may not understand as they never have the same history as Thailand to relate what they think. Can't blame them. But the Thai who attack the King is not to be forgiven.

Please stop with your - sorry to say - "cringing" love of your Monarchy.

Please take the time to read up on why everybody has to "stand before a movie" - "stop in their tracks at 6pm" - "accept the belief in a supernatural demi-god" before you proclaim your unbinding love of one man.

Please - I urge you.

Posted by rob May 20, 10 10:19 AM

ระวังฝรั่ง(209) หรือคนไทยด้วยกันที่ปากพล่อยๆพาดพิงเบื้องสูง อย่าบังอาจให้มากนัก...เดี๋ยวจะได้ไม่ตายดี....นรกส่งมาเกิดพวกมึง

Mind you, farang (209) or any Thais who are too brave with their mouths about the Monarchy.
Don't go too far. You will die nastily.

My reply:
Whoo hooo, this is why the most frequently suggested rule in guide books to Thailand is
behind the mask.

There are witch-hunts going on around Thailand by those extreme royalists, the product
of 60 years long propaganda.

Intolerance is not accepted here. Especially to whom who think differently about
the monarchy.

Posted by Be Careful May 20, 10 10:21 AM

I remembered when I was refugee in Thailand,and Taksin was in power, the media were restricted in every where. I hope these red-shirt people lean that Thailad was not built by one men.All I want to say is Taksin want to lead Thailand as his company and Thailand is not Shinawatra company.

Posted by Kawkasa May 20, 10 10:22 AM

ไอ้มาร์ค มึงอยู่ประเทศนี้ให้ นาน ๆนะ

Posted by saddVann May 20, 10 10:23 AM

For those of you who doubt that the red-shirts had any weapons or not, go to this Thai newspaper website today to see picture the confiscated ammunitions so see why APC and fully-armed soldiers were needed whereas the police were just standing and doing nothing.

And mind you, on that clearance date, around 10 people died. If the Thai army shot indiscriminately you would expect hundreds of casualties. A number of people were killed, believed by black-clad snipers, not Thai soldiers.

And the burning of Bangkok and city halls in many provinces were planned in advanced by the red-shirt leaderships.

Posted by burachai May 20, 10 10:27 AM


Posted by kkk555 May 20, 10 10:28 AM

ดูเองแล้วกัน ยุบกับเลิกอะไรวุ่นวายก่วากัน

Posted by bob May 20, 10 10:30 AM

The Prime Minister controls the news that you watch and make you feel angry towards the Reds.

A Prime MInister not chosen by its people makes him a dictator, and this is what dictators do.. shed blood.

Stop being ignorant, you dont need to like the red, but you need to also listen to the poor people, as they are the majority of you country. Listen and share, see whats happening.. open your eyes and that of your PM
He deserves jail as much or if not more then Thaksin.

You are all Thai, live together in peace

Oh and stop talking about your king, he wont be there for ever and he cannot always solve your problems.

Posted by James May 20, 10 10:38 AM

เสื้อแดงตายไม่เห็นมีอาวุธอะไร ต่างจากทหารที่มีอาวุธครบทุกอย่าง แล้วคุณจะเชื่อใตรดี สักวันคนที่คิดว่าเค้าคนนั้นดี มันอาจจะสายไปเสียแล้ว และทหารก็เตรียมไปรับกรรมในสนามรบต่อไป กรรมใดทำไว้มันจะสนองมันเอง แล้วคำทำนายที่มีมาทหารไทยจะตายเป็นฝูงในอีกไม่กี่วันที่จะถึงนี้ ไมได้สาปแช่งใคร แต่บอกให้กองเชียรทหารรับทราบไว้เท่านั้นเอง เพราะทหารไทยเก่งแต่ฆ่าคนไทยด้วยกัน แต่พอออกรบแพ้แน่ในไม่ช้า

Posted by คนเกลียดทหารที&# May 20, 10 10:40 AM

I'm on neither yellow or red side, it's just that I am very upset that both sides are just plain wrong.
YELLOW: Stop being such idiots and let the country have another election. You say you'll make the best choices for the future, but here you are, wasting money away. You're too much of a d*ck to even listen to the people. We ARE the people. We chose YOU to make the best choices. Since we voted for your ass, we expect you to actually DO something for the people and f*cking LISTEN to them!! That way, REDS won't burn the city to ruins. I expected someone with such authority to be SMARTER than this.
REDS: I hear you. I know that you all want equality in this country. BUT, you don't have to destroy the whole bleeping city! I'll have you ALL know that you are destroying what WE, the REST of the people are paying taxes for. Stop being such a burden and grow up. With all you GROWN-UPS, I would've had expected you to know that 'VIOLENCE IS NEVER THE ANSWER'. Violence just screws everything up and SO MANY lives were lost due to your grenades and guns. I've seen the videos. Cheering whilst shooting out a grenade to kill and injure people is wrong. Is this what you want the children to grow up to? A country filled with war? Yes, I am a kid, speaking out to STOP THE FIGHTING. Thanks to YOU, school is always cancelled. Due to your antics!! Have you no SHAME?! I think not since you cheerfully burned down the second largest mall in south-east Asia, you pr*cks. Also, stop. Looting. You just destroyed Bangkok, famously dubbed "City of Angels". Where are the angels NOW? Oh, you just shooed them out with burning tire and trash barracades [WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING] the bombs, the landmines, the looting, the vadalizing of public property which AUTOMATICALLY made SO MANY PEOPLE JOBLESS. For someone with access to all these weapons, you aren't that smart.
SO: Just STOP THE WAR. Are you not ASHAMED of yourselves that a MINOR is speaking out and urgently saying to STOP? We all CANNOT go to school! Lives are LOST! Hundreds are HURT! Thousands are JOBLESS and have to EVACUATE THE CITY! Imagine the disappointment of the King. This land he rules [NOT the YELLOWS NOR the REDS] is on the VERGE of a CIVIL WAR!! Think of ALL the casualties!! Have a HEART and STOP this WAR. YELLOWS: LISTEN to the REDS and HOLD ANOTHER ELECTION. REDS: Stop f*cking up the CITY. Don't LOOT, EITHER!! So many people are SCARED!! YELLOWS & REDS: Stop being so hard headed. YELLOW; hold another election: the country will not be torn apart by war and hate and WE, the CHILDREN will not suffer being in a WAR-STRICKEN COUNTRY and be TRAUMATIZED. REDS; Don't vandalize. You're all causing a scene like a four-year-old's tantrums, throwing bombs like there was NO TOMORROW. Stop vandalizing and the YELLOWS will EVENTUALLY LISTEN TO YOU. So many people lost their homes, jobs and etc. thanks to YOU and your stupid VANDALISM and DETROYING of PUBLIC PROPERTY. Just because the governmet owns it doesn't mean you have to f*ck the damn place up. NOW, since you just BURNT the SECOND LARGEST MALL in SOUTH-EAST ASIA, all the people who once WORKED there are JOBLESS. Stop being attention-whores, PLEASE? What happened to 'Peaceful Rally'? What you just did was ANYTHING but peaceful.
Both of you are both WRONG and dissappointing. Is this REALLY the future of Thailand? The answer depends on your maturity level and kindness of doing the RIGHT THING.


Posted by Thai Teenager May 20, 10 10:43 AM

Long Live the King. Our beloved King has devoted all his life to develop the country. Thousands of people have been praying for him to be long live. On contrary, whatever the red shirt protesters have done, thousands of people have also been cursing them. Watch, wait and you will see the end of their lives including Taksin, they must pay back one way or another in the near future.

Posted by Lim May 20, 10 10:46 AM

This is the speech of Natawut one of Red shirt leader

He said if there have seize the power. Red shirt will set the country on fire.

They will burn their own country.

It's obviously to show you, red shirt get idea to burn Bangkok from him.

Posted by Park May 20, 10 10:49 AM

why the king did not come out to do something good for stop killing like the passed.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 10:51 AM

ฺBoth sides are dead. The italian reporter was with a soldier when he died. The soldier also died with the reporter. The fireman who tried to put out the fire also died because someone shot at him. Why do you have just red shirt die?

Posted by So sorry for what happen. May 20, 10 10:52 AM

Sorry but to say the majority of the country agree with the Red Shirts is wrong also, not to condone the use of violence by the Government.

It is a divided line that will not be resolved anytime soon, especially with each side calling violent acts upon one another.

2007 Thai MP Elections Results

Proportional Votes
People's Power Party 14,071,795 votes 39.60% (Red Shirts)
Democrat Party 14,084,265 votes 39.63% (Current Government)

Constituency Votes (Provinces May Have Up 3 MPs depending on Division)
PPP 26,293,456 36.63% (Red Shirts)
Deomcrats 21,745,696 30.30 (Current Govt),_2007

Posted by Patiwat May 20, 10 10:52 AM

ดีใจที่เหตุการณ์สงบลงได้ในระดับหนี่ง คนไทยด้วย ก็อย่าซ้ำเติมกันอีกเลยทุกคนย่อมมีความคิดที่หลากหลาย คนที่ได้รับคำสั่งมาฆ่าพี่น้องกันเองก็คงจะหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ เขาก็รักชีวิตเขาเช่นกัน แค่เขาโดน รองเท้า ตบหน้า ก็คงจะเสียใจมากและเขาคงไม่รู้่จะทำอย่างไร ใหญ่สุดกันประชาชน เขาคงเลีอกที่จะฆ่าประชาชนดีกว่าตัวเขาตาย ก็ขอวิงวอนอย่าทำกับผู้ที่มอบตัวเหมีอนสัตว์ ล่ามและปิดตาแบบน้ัน น่าจะทำกับไอ่โม่งที่ปล่อยออกมาเผ่นผ่านแต่ไหงจับไม่ได้สักตัว

Posted by รักความจริง May 20, 10 10:53 AM

The Days Another people inside to the not' war!

Posted by jokerst99 May 20, 10 10:59 AM

I have visited Thailand a few times. My friends are mostly Isan. They are grateful for health care for their children and little understand international business and corruption. They are the most kind people I have ever met. I hope the King will ask people to go home peacefully. All Thais love the king and he must be the great father once more. This needs to stop and people need to focus on the future and democracy and peace for Thais. The King should ask the population to gather in temples and pray for peace!

Posted by joe bergin May 20, 10 11:06 AM

taksin is the real terrorist and he kill se-dang. -one of the leaders of red shirts-a you think he is bad?
i hate him very much

Posted by roller on fires pznafuc May 20, 10 11:08 AM

#505: I would like to add to your comments. Only way the royalists can protect the monarchy from collapsing is to close the country, block the Internet, jail people who want the real democracy. The truths of the dark side about Thai monarchy have been revealed more and more everyday, about their connections with big businesses, courts, military, and Abhisit government, and also thier dirty personal behaviors.

Posted by Tomorrow May 20, 10 11:08 AM

I love my KING!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 11:12 AM

I love the King.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 11:19 AM

เลิกเถอะครับผมกราบละ เลิกเอาพ่ออยู่หัว มาอ้างเพื่อทำร้ายซึ่งกันและกันเลยครับ
ไม่คิดคนเรา...(ไทย) ...จะเป็นกันได้ถึงเพียงนี้
คุณ(เหมารวม) เข้าใจกันบ้างไหมครับ กับคำว่า เชื้อไทย สัญชาติไทย ผมมองว่า
ทุกคนบนผืนแผ่นเป็นเป็นเชื้อสายเดียวกันสายเลือดเดียวกัน แต่ตอนที่ผมเห็นผมเห็น
สายเลือดเดียวกำลังเค้นฆ่าประหัสประหารกัน บอกตรงๆๆ สัตว์มันยังไม่เลยครับ

Posted by ยู May 20, 10 11:24 AM

เสื้อเหลืองเผาสนามบินเมื่อไร เสื้อแดงด่าอย่างเดียว แถมทำให้ชิบหายมากกว่า
โลกนี้ ประเทศนี้ไม่ได้มีแค่ สองสีนะ หัดไปเรียนมาบ้าง มันแจกเงินแก 500 มันเอา 5 ล้าน คิดได้ไงอยากให้มันกลับมาแจกเงินอีก กินหญ้า อ๊ะป่าว ยังฉลาดได้อีก ทีมันเอาไปก็เงินภาษีของเราทั้งนั้น ที่นำไปจัดงบประมาณ จบที่ไหนเนี่ยจะได้ไม่ส่งลูกไปเรียน น่าอ่านหนังสือบริหารจิต กะ พัฒนาสมองนะ ไอ้พวกที่ด่ารัฐบาลเนี่ย ถ้ามึงเก่งจิงมึงก็มาเป็นนายก ฯ ดิ มึงไปทำงานเป็นขี้ข้าคนอื่นทำไม ความรู้สูงไม่ใช่เหรอ รู้ลึก รู้จริงนี่ เอาเลยลงสมัครนายก ฯ กูจะเลือกมึงเอง

Posted by 4561 May 20, 10 11:26 AM

ดีใจมากครับที่สงบลง และขอแสดงความยินดีกับครอบครัวที่มีผู้เสียชีวิตนะครับ ก้อเสือกมากันเอง ควายกันเอง ก้อต้องตายกันเอง สมควร

เวรย่อมระงับด้วยการไม่จองเวร (ไอ้พวกควาย โง่ยิ่งกว่าหมาอีกพวกมึง)


Posted by สมน้ำหน้า May 20, 10 11:29 AM

ควายก็คือควาย แต่ควายในร่างคนคงกู่ไม่กลับแล้ว


Posted by รักในหลวง May 20, 10 11:43 AM

มันไม่ได้ตายแค่ร้อย แต่เป็นพันเขาปิดข่าวกันให้ชาวบ้านโง่เหมือนควาย


Posted by kkk555 May 20, 10 11:48 AM

526 แล้วมันหนักหัวมึงเหรอไอ้ห่า

Posted by kkk555 May 20, 10 11:50 AM

red shirts go to hell with your boss Thaksin please. You are always right. SOB.
เสื้อแดงมึงนะถูกเสมอ ไม่เคยผิด ไม่เคยยอมรับความจริง อะไรก็แดงเทียม เสื้อเหลืองยึดสนามบินแต่ก็เดือนร้อนน้อยกว่าเสื้อแดงเผาบ้านเผาเมือง

Posted by boring May 20, 10 11:53 AM

I think it's a bit too simplistic to blame Thaksin for all this. Surely people wouldn't risk their lives and get themselves killed just for a deposed Prime Minister? There must be a deeper grievance present that drives the anger of the redshirts.

I've been to Thailand several times and I love the country. That makes me feel even sadder that such a gentle people are tearing themselves apart.

Just curious too, but what did His Majesty The King have to say about the tragic loss of so many lives in Bangkok during this episode? There is nothing on this in the international news networks...

Posted by Carlos Javier May 20, 10 11:55 AM

ทำดีได้ดี ทำชั่วได้ชั่ว เห็นผิดเป็นชอบ
อำนาจเงินมันซื้อได้ทุกอย่าง ไม่เว้นแม้แต่คนเคยดี

ส่วนที่พวกคุณอ้างว่าอหิงสา สันติ นั้นมันแค่คำกล่าวอ้าง

ผมไม่ใช่คนเสื้อเหลือง แต่เคารพในสถาบันพระมหากษัตริย์

Posted by เปิดใจตาสว่างก&# May 20, 10 11:56 AM

good taking pictures ....

.....but those ones do not told the whole stories of the horrible facts which deeply injured to our country by the RED or their allied illegal forces.

We love our King and our country, Do they ...?

Posted by PV May 20, 10 12:04 PM

รักพ่อ อยู่กับ พ่อ ไม่รักออกไป นะดีแล้ว
love king at thai no love getout thai .......ok

Posted by ruach May 20, 10 12:08 PM

good taking pictures ....
.....Do those ones tell the whole stories of the horrible facts which done by the RED or their Allied illegal forces ?

We love our King and our country,

Posted by PV May 20, 10 12:10 PM

รักพ่อ อยู่กับ พ่อ ไม่รักออกไป นะดีแล้ว
love king at thai no love getout thai .......ok

Posted by ruach May 20, 10 12:11 PM

The disowning of groups of people as "NOT THAI" is shameful. Yes, the red-shirts are Thai. Yes they are under-educated. However, there are no voting restrictions based on for education. Democracy means that all people can vote; even the uneducated have a say in their government. When you decide that, actually, their votes are meaningless, yes they should be angry, yes they should protest- and they have the legal right to do so. The ensuing violence on both sides is disgusting and tragic, but declaiming one group as "not-thai" is also disgusting, it is also tragic.

Why are so many Thai's in Isaan uneducated? That is a question you should ask yourself instead of saying "those uneducated, poor, red-shirts are not Thai." If you want only educated people involved in your system of democracy, then petition your government for better schools and educational opportunities for Isaan. Vote for politicians who want to improve the lives of these individuals. Ignoring them, making them the "other", making them less than yourselves, will not make the people of Isaan disappear.

As a witness to the tragedies that occured on Soi Rangnam and Thanon Rajaprarop -- seeing unarmed civilians shot by the Thai military, I can honestly say that it is insulting to suggest that all Farang on this board are uninformed. I have tried to understand the issue as much as I can. I read all the newspapers, the blogs, the nation, the bangkok post, watch thai television channels, I talk with my Thai friend, my Thai extended family. CNN is not nearly as biased asthe main Thai channels that most people watch. Or the outright lies of the CRES that people lap up willingly. The Thai military shot at tenants in my building. The thai military shot tenants in my building for looking out the window. They then told people to stayinside b/c they could not tell the difference between cigarrettes and snipers. The CRES then came out and said- perhaps it was black shirt snipers down the street that shot at the tenants of my building. Lies, and more lies.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 12:21 PM

ขอด่าคนจีนในไทยส่วนใหญ่รักเงิน ชั่งหน้าเลือดอำมหิต
เสื้อเหลืองแจกเงิน แต่เสื้อแดงแจกข้าว
ที่ประท้วง ขอ ยุบสภา เพราะเขาเดือดร้อนจริง
เมิงบ้างตัวที่มาพิมด่าๆๆเมิงไม่ รู้ถึงความเดือนร้อนและความทุกข์ยากของเขาแล้วมาด่า

อย่าดีแต่พิมด่า ถ้ามีเหตุผลเมิงไปดูที่ชุมนุนแล้วจะรู้ไม่ได้สบายอย่างที่เมิงคิด




Posted by รักประชาธิไตย May 20, 10 12:22 PM

เสื้อแดงมาเรียกร้องประชาธิปไตยผิดตรงไหนหรอ เลือกตั้งกี่ครั้งๆ เสื้อแดงก็ได้ตลอด

แต่เสื้อเหลืองมายึดไปเอาดื้อๆ แบบนี้ประเทศชาติเป็นประชาธิปไตยรึป่าวคะ หรือเผด็จ

การ แค่อยากเรียกร้องให้เลือกตั้งใหม่อีกรอบ ถ้าเลือกตั้งใหม่นะ เสื้อแดงชนะแหงๆ

แต่เสื้อเหลืองกลัวการแพ้เลยไม่กล้ายุบสภา จริงมั๊ยคะ เลยกลายเป็นว่าเรื่องบายปลายถึงกับให้ทหารมีปืน

มาสู้กับเสื้อแดงซึ่งไม่มีอาวุธเลย มีแต่หนังสติ๊ก เห็นแล้วอดสงสารไม่ได้ แม้กระทั่งพระ

ยังจับมัดมือเลย สงสารคนไทยกันเอง จังเลยค่ะ แค่เรียกร้องประชาธิปไตยเท่านั้นเอง

สงสัย เรื่องเผาสถานที่ต่างๆ เนื่องจากคนเสื้อแดง ตายเป็นจำนวนมาก อาจเป็นเพราะความโกรธที่ญาติหรือเพื่อนเสียเพราะเรื่องไม่เป็นเรื่องกระมัง

ทักษิณถึงเค้าจะผิดที่หลีกเลี่ยงภาษี แต่เค้านักพัฒนาประเทศ ช่วยเหลือคนจน

รัฐบาลนี้มา เทศบาลหน่วยงานราชการ โดนตัดงบ เหลือนิดเดียว แล้วแบบนี้จะพัฒนาประเทศได้ไง ไม่รู้ที่ยืมมา หายไปไหนหมด

อยากให้ประเทศชาติเจริญจังเลยค่ะ อยากให้เป็นเหมือนญี่ปุ่น ฮ่องกง ที่พัฒนาแล้ว
ขอวิงวอน ให้สงบ สันติ ซะที สาธุ

Posted by คนใจน้อย May 20, 10 12:23 PM

I'm very disappointed that this end very quickly. I'm hoping to see more action than this. There is no victory without sacrifice. Those people who risk for doing what they have to do is always be remember, maybe a bit longer than other. That's all.

Posted by PHILIP May 20, 10 12:26 PM

อ่านพวกคุณๆ comment ก็แล้วแต่ความคิดของใครของมัน อยู่ที่ว่าใครมีสติมากกว่ากัน แล้วจะทำอย่างไรให้มันดีขึ้น?
สิ่งที่ตอบคำถามได้ดีที่สุด คือ ตัวเราเอง จะดีจะชั่วอยู่ที่ตัวเราเอง
อย่ากล่าวโทษใคร หากไม่รู้แจ้ง อย่าเกลียดอะไร ถ้าไม่รู้จริง
ดับทุกข์ในใจของเราเสียเถอะ ที่เราเป็นเดือดเป็นแค้น เพราะเรามีทุกข์ในใจ
เราทำอะไร เรารู้ตัวเอง ทำดีมีสุข ทำชัวฝังหัวจนตาย
คุณไม่ต้องด่าไม่ต้องแช่งใครๆ หรอกสิ่งที่เขาทำลงไป มันลงโทษเขาอยู่แล้ว
เขานอนตายตาไม่หลับหรอก ไม่เชื่อลองไปถาม คุณอภิสิทธิ์ ซิว่าต่อนี้ไป เขาจะนอนหลับไหม? คุณทักษิณ ล่ะ เขาจะมีความสุขไหม? เมื่อบ้านเมืองเป็นอย่างนี้?

Posted by ครูแก่ๆคนหนึ่ง May 20, 10 12:30 PM

เราต้องการแค่ประชาธิปไตยเท่านั้นทําไมต้องฆ่าเราด้วย คนตายเท่าไหร่ไม่สนใจ แต่บ้านเมืองที่โดนเผามีค่ามากมาย ชีวิตคนคงไม่มีค่าในสายตาหรอกนะ เราจะรอสักวันที่บ้านเมืองจะเป็นของประชาชนทุกคน

Posted by ArmY May 20, 10 12:35 PM

I love my KING more that my life.
Is it clear??


Taksin, all of us H A T E you so much.
Please go to the h e ll(with your wife!).

Posted by ayepiye May 20, 10 12:47 PM

I Love my King.
และก็เห็นด้วยกับความเห็นที่ 531 ค่ะ

Posted by kimmy May 20, 10 12:56 PM

The red shirts are the cause of this ruin.
stupid and have no word to explain them.
they're moving by the money not for democracy just democrazy.

Posted by emotion May 20, 10 12:56 PM

Kudos to all these photographers for taking the risks they did to cover the crackdown. These stunning pictures really capture the moment!

Posted by Vincent Vanderveken May 20, 10 01:00 PM

Outpouring images and journalists reports from all over the world speak for themselves. The Reds do not have heavy weapons except homemade ones. They have been killed mercilessly as though they were serious criminals.The Thai government went too far. They think they were supported by the Thai elites and the city people, who already buy in to only one fixed idea about the Reds as doing everything for Thaksin, while the Reds have been telling the world for quite a long time now that they are doing this for their own rights. But the anti-Reds never listen to them. PLS help Thailand !

Posted by Plomtua May 20, 10 01:05 PM

หน่วยข่าวกรองเก่งมาก ๆ ถ้าครั้งต่อไป มีการชุมนุม
เอาว่าถ้าแดง ขึ้น เหลืองก็จะออกมาต่อต้าน
แล้วพอเหลืองขึ้น. แดงก็จะออกมาอีก
ถามพวกรักชาติ คุณได้จากชาติ ไปเท่าไหร่แล้ว
เป็นรัฐบาล เมื่อใด รู้สึกว่าจะอยู่ดีกินดีกันหมดเลย
ถ้าเป็นเหมือนประเทศจีน เรื่องการลงโทษไม่ว่าจะนักการเมือง
หรือนักธุรกิจ จับได้ว่าครอรัปชั่น ประหาร สงสัยคงจะหมด
สภาแน่ๆ จำไว้อย่าง คนไทยลืมง่าย เคยรักกันแทบจะจูบปาก
แต่พอบทเอาตัวรอด กลับกลายเป็นหนังคนละม้วน ไม่มีมิตร
และศัตรูที่ถาวรใน หมู่นักการเมือง

Posted by Sutat A May 20, 10 01:06 PM

จงแยกแยะให้ออกว่าอะไรดี อะไรไม่ดี วางตัวให้เป็นกลาง ทำหน้าที่ของตัวเองให้ดีที่สุดอย่างสุจริต ไม่ทำตนให้เป็นที่เดือดร้อนกับตนเองและผู้อื่น มีน้ำใจและให้อภัยกัน ช่วยเหลือเพื่อนมนุษย์ โลกจะน่าอยู่ขึ้นครับ ตั้งสติแล้วปัญญาจะเกิด

Posted by คนไทยรักกัน May 20, 10 01:08 PM

Il finiront par gagner car ils sont trop nombreux. Quel genre de dirigeant qui donne l ordre de tirer sur ses propres freres,qui reclament tout simplement de vivre decemment. Tout se paiera et ce sera terrible. Vive la Thailande...

Posted by faure May 20, 10 01:08 PM

Come on, let's ship all the red shirts to Iraq. They can protest and camp out on the streets as much as they like there.

Then let's see if they'll be begging their silly asses to be allowed back to the wonderful kingdom of Thailand.

Disgusting bunch of people who do not follow the law and think they can do anything they like.

A few dead red shirts and they whine like sissies. So many more innocent children are dying in Africa every day and it's not even their fault, they have done nothing wrong. These red shirts create so much trouble and injure and kill reporters and soldiers and they want people to pity them when they get shot (They have been warned to leave the area but refused). Sick red shirts. They are a bunch of useless scums.

Posted by Anything but red May 20, 10 01:09 PM

ผมละงงกับสิ่งที่คนมีความรู้คุยกัน เสพข่าวทั้งสองฝั่ง ให้มากๆๆๆๆ แล้วให้เหตุผลกันดีดีนะครับ ที่ผมกลัว คือ นักวิชาการ ดอกเตอร์ และผู้ที่คิดว่าตนเองมีความรู้ทั้งหลาย ที่บอกว่าตนเองเป็นกลาง สิ่งหนึ่งที่ผมรู้ก็คือ จะเล่นการเมืองหรือแย่งชิงอำนาจบ้าๆบ้อๆ ก็เล่นกันได้ แต่อย่างเล่นกับของสูง จะฉิบหายทั้งโคตรเหง้า

Posted by Lawyer of Thailand May 20, 10 01:11 PM

No'comment because So sad .....
I ♥ the king I ♥ Thailand forever I wish saw everyone in thailand smiling Again

Posted by ice May 20, 10 01:20 PM

My Thai blood is boiling right now. How dare they do this to their own country? Why burn down the buildings/tear things down? Their mouths are yielding how they love their homeland while hands and feet are destroying it. This is enough already! Those uncivilzed acts, by a bunch of idots who don't have a brain of their own, must be stopped immediately. Sometimes gentleness does not always work with beasts!

Sadly, we are all losers in the end, as Thailand is no longer a land of smile that we once proudly had!

Posted by Airroars May 20, 10 01:27 PM

For comment 262#

I'm a student of Thammasat University of Thailand too, and really appreciate to see your comment.
I posted my comment on 193. I just need to demonstrate that I’m a royal Thai people who Love The King and our country.
I don’t want to see someone blame “OUR KING” anymore.
We are “Thai People” so we know who sacrifice for our country the most.


Now, It’s enough to losing.
Stop to burn our country…our Thailand.
Many innocent people had to lose because of you.
Poor them!

Posted by TU May 20, 10 01:28 PM

Nice picture but everything are more than the picture. It's still have another side of the red shirt troops(ware black) that you didn't present to the world. International press are present only the violence fear and tragic but not explain why and how the feeling of REAL Thai people, are they agree with this evict... you should ask somebody that not the protester how do they's better than you only ask from the protester inside. What a shame..

Posted by FenDer89 May 20, 10 01:30 PM

"This is going to be a long note, but I want my overseas friends to understand what has been happening here in Thailand. You would only see the soldiers' shooting scenes or injured people being carried away on international TV channels for 30 seconds, but never got to know about the background. The truth is, the Thai government has been too accommodating by withholding the use of force since the rally started 2 months ago (with the exception of 10th April event, when the soldiers were ordered to move in without live weapons and subsequently got slaughtered by unknown gunmen shooting from the 'Red Shirt' protesters).

The majority of us support the government in dealing with the terrorists hidden amongst the protesters. It held talks with the rally leaders and offered peace solutions to them 10 days ago. The Prime Minister publicly urged the protesters to disperse for fear of violence created by the terrorists. But the plan wasn't accepted. So, it's time to block food and water supplies entering the center of the protest. If the protesters were peaceful, they wouldn't rush out to throw rocks, firecrackers and even bombs at the soldiers' barricade -- thus, causing the soldiers to defend themselves by firing rubber bullets and live rounds.

It has been very frustrating for the law-abiding citizen of Bangkok -- we even voiced our dissatisfaction at the government for its failure to uphold the laws. The situation was like Bangkok was being held for ransom. A lot of businesses got affected because it's right in the middle of the major commercial area.

Again, think what your government would do if there were a large group of protesters blocking all traffic at Orchard Road in Singapore; Times Square in NYC; Ginza in Tokyo; or Knightsbridge in London for two months. They set up barricades to search through personal belongings of everyone travelling through the area. Also think what it would do if those protesters invaded a nearby hospital, causing doctors & nurses to evacuate patients -- some of whom are newborn babies in incubators and those in ICU -- to other hospitals. And most important of all, think what it would do if the protesters were found to have large stockpile of M79 grenades, M16 & AK47 assault rifles.

Do you think your government would be as tolerant as the Thai government? "

Posted by Nuwan May 20, 10 01:35 PM

If you ask Thai ppl, I believe more than 80% from whole country we support our soldier to stop this stupid things and I'm not Yellow side for sure!

"Bangkok is burning by the ppl who call themselve as peaceful protestors"
keep your eyes open, use your brain to analyse

Posted by Flure May 20, 10 01:36 PM

I would like to propose a question to ponder. This is a democratic country and everyone has the right to vote. However, this only entered my mind a few days back and applies worldwide! I'm talking about Irak, Iran, USA, UK as well as Thailand! Should anyone really have the right to vote if they know nothing of politics, political parties and what they really stand for and the benefits of each for their country?

This was how I believe the red shirts were used and exploited! At first I had hate and utter contempt for the red shirts until I also believed; as a posting above, most really were uneducated and being exploited. They were listening to speeches day after day and a single brainwashing broadcast. I suddenly felt sorry for them. When I write about red shirts I'm talking of the young, old, woman, men and children that simply sat at the rally site! Sadly though, they have to accept the responsibility of the deaths, damage and total carnage done to the city! After all, they were supporting this party!

I had just finished watching a movie; Saving Private Ryan which showed courage, valor and men that gave their lives during world war 2 for freedom and all the right reasons! I turned over the channel to see the red shirt demonstrators! I could have cried!

Within the red shirts movement we had the young hooligans, thugs, could I perhaps even go as far as to write the red shirt leader's henchmen! They had no idea what they were fighting for! It was like a young child given the freedom to run wild. Where was the humanity when a soldier (to be honest, an old man driving the truck) who had surrendered, continually wai at the demonstrators/captors and yet got shot and killed at point blank range! Another; a man holding and placing a little 4 year old boy on tires in front of the army! Just two of many examples. These thugs stood for nothing! They were not red shirts!

The leaders! The ones who said to fight to the death, never surrender, we will stand by you to the end and as soon as the army got close ran to the police to surrender for protection! They should be responsible, for everything they had done; manipulating, exploiting, dividing a country, destroying the economy, causing deaths of innocent people all for their fat little purses. Who suffers? Everyone else but them! What else can I write except to read George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four'! That's my perspective of the red shirt leaders!

The answer: red shirts, yellow shirts ........ no! EDUCATION before voting!

Posted by Stephen T May 20, 10 01:54 PM

Another comment especially a reply to Nuwan's very accurate posting. We had over the last few weeks many Thai TV channels showing the most horrendous acts by a division of the red shirts! Different news channels, different reporters, different cameras! This was not shown on the International channel especially the BBC who always seemed to deliver the news pro red shirt. Shame on you for not being accurate and daring to take sides!

And a posting by thaiteenager: well done and well written. Don't put yourself down because you are a teenager! Perhaps you should study politics and run for prime minister. Hint hint

Posted by Steve May 20, 10 02:10 PM

โอ้โห เสื้อแดงไม่มีอาวุธ ขอโทษเถอะ ทหารพังบังเกอร์ลุมพืนีเข้าไปพร้อมกับนักข่าว เจอเคโมแขวนกับบังเกอร์ เจอกระสุนM79หลายสิบ กระสุนปืนกลนับร้อย ระเบิดเพลิง ระเบิดเครมอร์อีก2 ฯลฯ

ที่สำคัญ ช่างกล้องสถานีโทรทัศน์อยู่ด้วยขณะบุก คิดว่าทหารมือไว เอาเคโมไปแขวนทั่วบังเกอร์ โยนอาวุธสงครามเข้าใต้โต๊ะใต้เวทีได้ ทั้งๆที่เข้าไปโดยไม่มีของพวกนั้นสินะ

แล้วก็นะ เลิกคิดเรื่องรัฐบาลเผาสร้างสถานการณ์ได้ เพราะพวกเผามันก็ยังยิงโต้ทหารอยู่ บางคนโดนเก็บไปแล้วหลังจากเผา+ปล้นออกมาจากเซ็นทรัลเวิร์ลสดๆ

ปล.ไม่ต้องตอบหรือโยนขี้เหลืองให้ผมหรอก เพราะผมไม่ใช่เสื้อเหลือง ที่สำคัญ ผมเกลียดสนธิลิ้มมากด้วย เพียงแต่ผมไม่ได้รับฟังข้อมูลเท็จจากแกนนำแดงอย่างเดียวแบบบางคน

Sry, if my language isn't good.(i thing it's very bad -*-)

Yesterday, when Thai soldiers can break Lumpini's shelter. They and Thai reporters go inside at the same time. First to see, Some bombs is hang behind that shelter. All soldiers keep out reporters from that zone. After check, they find M79 bullets 60+, Gatling bullets 200+, fire bombs, Claymore bombs and etc. My question, U thing Thai soldiers can hang bombs behind shelter, hide all bombs and bullets under table and stage, but reporters can't take a picture, see? Important, they aren't bear all them to that zone!! (K-bombs M79 bullets 60+ Gatling bullets 200+ fire bombs 20+, if reporters can't see a little bit, i thing i should dismiss all reporters ^^)

I have some question for U.

If some people occupy "Statue of Liberty" "Bigben" etc. They have weapon, bomb and gun. They announce anti-government. Herm differ think people.(and kill in some time) Require divide country. U thing American or Eng. army go to talk, negotiate, follow them?

In this case. I thing, NO!! Perhaps, they disintegrate in first day. Because they aren't protester. They are terrorist.

At last, in this time, Red Shirt isn't protester. but they are Mobster/terrorist.

Why I know? Because I have Eyes. ^^

Posted by Thai people May 20, 10 02:15 PM

Thais are not only red and yellow.
Thais who hate reds don't mean that they are yellows.

I am sure that more than 80% of red protestors are peaceful (and more than 90% love our king). Most of reds receive wrong information from their leaders who try to use every dirty method to make them hate government. Furthermore, most of reds don't understand about democracy of Thailand - they think that democracy is only election. Red leaders try to convince them that they will fight for country they will be hero. But behind the scene, the real objective of reds is to establish new thai kingdom by bring Thaksin back to be president. They use heavy-armed black shirt as their army and use stupid protestors (use only sling shot, home made bomb) as tool to make the world seen the violence of government. I can tell you that some of sling shot army of red shirt was killed by their black shirt army.

And I can tell you that burning BKK is not from the anger of protestors. Do you know why CTW was heavy burnt, Big C was also damaged but Kesorn Plaza and Erawan was not even scratched. Do you know why Bangkok Bank is the most damaged bank?

My poor english make me can't tell you what I want to tell but I think some of you may notice something.

Most of low level people in Thailand need money as their first priority, the don't care if Thaksin is goo or bad as long as Thaksin gives them money. Unfortunately, the low level people can decide the election because this is the largest group in Thailand. Thaksin may pay much to them but he can get much more if he is PM.

So what do you think why low level people support Thaksin while middle level people support Abhisit.

In my opinion, among Thai politicians in nowadys, Mr. Abhisit is the best one. He is unlucky to be PM at situation like this and also unlucky that he has bad allied party and also unlucky that Thai police is slave of Thaksin.

Posted by Bonkai people May 20, 10 02:35 PM

Please read before you get anything more wrong

AGREE with comment 472 PLUS at first both government and red shirt leaders negotiated for couple times, but after the REFUSAL of red shirt leaders to negotiate any longer the government gave them time to protest peacefully but all things didn't seem to be that way because they have to consider about the local people living nearby who was threaten by the situation, that's why the government takes action but still...the PM gave them time to move away from the downtown (what would you think if that area is the area to make Thai economy running, the places where you live, where you work and where you love). They refuse to do so after warning of soldiers coming to take place. .......what would you think? Do you think it's too harsh while most of us want that area back so we can go back to our normal life. and PLUS Thais aren't just Red or Yellow, we're not divided in two groups, we are family, we just argue.

Posted by another Thai and local May 20, 10 02:38 PM

กูเบื่อ อีพวก อ้างว่ารักรัชกาลที่ 8 เอาท่านมาเป็นประเด็น

อีดอก เกิดมาก็ทันท่าน แต่รักท่านค่ะทำมาทวงสิทธิ์ นู้นนี้ หี แดด อีอ้าง มั่ว

ไหน ตัวไหน เกิดมาทันท่านบ้าง

วันที่ถูกลอบปลงพระชนม์ พวกมึงก็ไม่ได้อยู่ในเหตการณ์กัน แต่ แหม่ present เรื่องราวซะหยั่งกะ มึงเกิดเป็นหมอน เป็น เสา เป็น โถ ในวัง

Posted by busaka May 20, 10 02:41 PM

Don't wanna be skeptical, but here I have to. Having read so many comments, I found that most Thai-government advocates have demostrated their poor logics and (both Thai and English) languages through their comments... Educated people shouldn't be like that, should they?

Be considerate of others, whichever sides you are. The country needs no more of bloody scenes.

Posted by anti-hatred May 20, 10 02:44 PM

I wish Thailand come back to land of smile again.
No!. I'll do Thailand come back to Land of smile again....

Please stay aside of our way red shirt, all of this is your fault.
just go home and think what you have done. this is your country,
our country. not only your group or someone.

one thing I want to know from you, why soldier shoot someone
without reason? why them not go to center of the red area and kill you all,
if they want to kill you ? remember soldier do by order not by them self.

please open your mind red shirt, world of your mind is so narrow.
Blame other people that don't know anything, but the true is
you are prevent anything to your self like a cup filled with water.

open your mind and our country will be better and better.

Posted by magicxeon May 20, 10 02:44 PM

As much as I can understand the government's fear of a movement like the red shirt protests and the subsequent crackdown some tactics just don't belong in a civilised country. Using snipers to assassinate people who are not directly threatening anyone, before the offensive even started, is not the action of a stable, modern or reasonable government. The Thai government have a long way to go before they can call themselves civilised.

Posted by Mark May 20, 10 02:51 PM

I believe the simple minded have been led by the media.Taksin bought the trust of the poor farmers by buying them with a little money and promises.Every simple soul can be bought.The tragedy is that Taksin exploited his position as prime minister to fill his pockets with more money and his priority has always been power ,money and control of the media.He has never been a philanthropist but just an opportunist.It is true that a lot of money was spent to improve the city of Chiang Mai (his home town) but most of it was wasted on ridiculous urban monstruosities like a 4 lane highway to the Zoo.Chiang Mai has been concreted over and disfigured by huge billboard advertising blotting the view of the lovely mountains surrounding the city.Chiang Mai has lost its soul to greedy speculators and no longer the peaceful rose of the north.It has now become the Bangkok of the north,noisy and dirty.
With his huge fortune Taksin could have had a reconstruction programme of the inner city using traditional material .All the timber cut illegally and confiscated by the police or the army could have been used to repair old traditional houses . Tapei road still has some beautiful houses lacerated by ugly american style electrical wires and telephone cables,their front covered up by bill boards .Money is the only motivation what has happened to the beauty and harmony of the traditional northern buildings ?
So this is the legacy of Taksin : a concrete city and a divided country on the brink of civil war.
Thais have a gentle and trusting nature .The poor really felt they had a champion to defend their cause.In reality they were conned by a calculating and manipulative Tyrant. How many innocent people were shot during his regime ? How much money was embezzled by him and his rich cronies ?
Why be red or yellow ? This protest has been very destructive and dammaging for the country. People have needlessly lost their lives . Reds and Yellows should unite in their sorrow for no one really wins. The master puppeteers lead them like little lead soldiers in a papier mache landscape and watch them lilling eachother like cocks in a cockfight.
His magesty the king ,wise and respected will hopefully be the guiding light in a process of reconciliation and bring back peace and happiness in this golden kingdom.
I have a very deep affection for Thailand and I am very distressed at those scenes of violence and hatred.I hope wisdom and tolerance will return.I hope that all those greedy fat cats who play with the lives and destiny of innocent people will be held responsible for what they have done.

Posted by P.walsh May 20, 10 02:53 PM

I am a Thai. Here is my view on this:
When I read on Thairath website. Some hot shot was saying how much he loves the king and that if anybody is an enemy of the king, then they're his enemies as well. The implication was that the red shirts are the king's enemies. C'mon people. Are we so stupid to believe that the millions of red shirt protesters want to harm to king ? Please don't insult my intelligence !! And quit using an award ceremony to exploit and divide the country as a way to gain popularity. You make me sick. Go and stand in the middle of the red shirt protest if you think you have a point to make..

I am certainly against the tactics of the red shirts in bringing about political changes, but I'm not stupid enough to let you tell me that those red shirts have ill intentions toward the king. Go sell crazy somewhere else, please.

Look.. I am not for the red shirts. What they did to the country and how they set Bangkok on fire sickened me. My fist was shaking just looking at the videos. But if you want to have a fair political debate, I wish the other side stay away from cheap tactics like this. If all you got is to brand them as traitors and carry the pictures of the king, then you don't have nothing to offer.. Argue your points on the merits or shut the hell up and let someone else who is more articulate than you speak. But quit all the mud slingings.

I hope Thai people are smarter than letting politicians manipulate their thinking like that. Anytime you see any side bring the picture of his majesty into a political debate, you know they are desperate. Red flag should go up. If you have a point to make, make it. But don't tell me I should listen to you because you say you love the king and the red shirts are the instruments of the devil.

Demonizing your political opponents in that manner pitches brothers against brothers. By doing so, you just turn political disagreements into personal attacks. They are not enemies, they are political opponents. That's a big difference. They are our brothers and sisters, our pee nongs, our blood. Don't let people so manipulate your thinking making you think that killing your brothers and sisters is a good thing. It is never a good thing.

I don't agree with the way the red shirts are protesting and creating havocs for the country. I think many of them should be arrested for what they are doing.. But please don't tell me that you are more patriotic and more loyal to the king just because you have political disagreements with them. I am not that STUPID !!

Post # 536 by the Annonymous farang is right on the money.

Posted by Nick Ragan May 20, 10 02:56 PM


แต่ใครหน้าไหนจะมาทำอันตรายพระเจ้าอยู่หัวพระองค์นี้ คนไทย99.99% ไม่มีการแบ่งแยกสี จะพร้อมพลีชีพปกป้องพระองค์

ต่อให้เป็นทักษิณ ถ้าคนเสื้อแดงรู้ความจริง ผมมั่นใจว่าพวกเค้าจะเลือกปกป้องในหลวงแน่นอน

ส่วนไอพวกที่เหลือ แนะนำให้มาโอนสัญชาติแล้วไปอยู่ที่อื่นครับ พวกเมิงมีชิวิตอยู่บนแผ่นดินไทยถึงวันนี้ได้เพราะบรรดากษัตริย์ปกป้องแผ่นดินไทยมา ในหลวงพระองค์นี้ท่านทรงไปแม้จะที่กันดารที่สุดของประเทศ แม้ทางไปจะยากลำบาก แม้จะต้องเดิน ตากแดด ตากฝน แต่เพื่อลูกๆ พระองค์ไม่เคยท้อ (ขออภัย ผมใช้ราชาศัพท์ไม่เป็น)

พระคุณของท่าน คนไทยตายกี่ชาตืก็ทดแทนไม่หมด แล้วท่านทำผิดอะไรครับ บางคนถึงโกรธท่าน

หากพวกเมิงอยากมีเสรีภาพมาก อยากเท่าเทียมกันมาก ไปเสรีที่อื่นครับ ต่างความคิดทางการเมืองเราคบกันได้ แต่ใครคิดร้ายต่อในหลวง เราพร้อมพลีชีพปกป้อง

Posted by loveking May 20, 10 02:58 PM

The comment, "falang different opinion to Thai" erroneously presumes all Thai share the same view on this matter.

Posted by David Angkor May 20, 10 02:59 PM

ไอ้สัด 537และ538 มึงพอใจใช่ไหมที่บ้านเมืองเป็นแบบนี้อย่าให้กูเจอนะไอ้สัด

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 03:02 PM

The government supporters wonder why most of the international press do not agree with them on th black-clad. It's because they know that there is a rift among the ranking army officers. Some groups who don't like the others may help the Red protestes, but that doesn't mean they are the red protesters. Most of the real protesters are bare handed. The protest leaders might believe that if they could gather a lot of people, they will not be slaugthered. But they were wrong, there was no mercy from the tyrants ie. Abhisit, army, and the palace.

Posted by Fact May 20, 10 03:56 PM


Posted by คนรับใช้ May 20, 10 04:13 PM

People, don't fight!

The best are the NO SHIRTS in Phuket & other Thai islands.

Life is too short to be protesting and fighting. Let's surf!

Posted by Surf dude May 20, 10 04:16 PM

ku ni

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 05:14 PM

I have read some comments, and kind of feeling so sad. I am Thai, I love Thailand, and I do love KING. I think everyone has been suffering for a long time. Not only from crazy things that have been happened in our country, but also from many criticizing from foreigners who has lack of truly information. Now Thais' heart are broken. We are Speechless from the senseless things that Red shirts have done; under the leading of Thaksin Shinawatra, who is greedy and selfish, and, of course, he wants to destroy our country for his personal purposes. I can say that everything that have been happened in Thailand because of him. As some comment wrote that Red shirts leaders urged for negotiation. I don't think they really want it, if they want to stop this kind of shit. They have many opportunities to do since Abhisit, our Prime Minister, has been invited them to conference for solving the unrest situation last month, but they did reject and ruin it. Then, after that Abhisit has tried to provide the proposal to Red shirts and their leaders, and again they refused it. The proposal contains the main point that the government is going to held the new election in August, and Red shirts need to release women, children, and old man from the unrest area. Moreover, they need to stop protesting and let people go back to their home. But they did deny it. Everything that happened in Thailand has been planned before they did. You can see a lot of evidence from "you tube" which Red shirts leaders said that Thailand is going to be "Fire Land", and also told Red folks to burn the buildings. For example, Nattawut Saikeau, one of red shirts leader said "Don't be afraid folks, burn it!. I am the one who is responsible for this matters" , before they surrendered.

I wrote this because I want you to know the FACT. If Red shirts really want democracy why don't they received the government's proposal.

Let me en light you; main reason that they refused this because their BIG leader, Thaksin Shinwatra, didn't want it because he got nothing from that proposal. He is thinking about himself, not the country. Whatever it takes to make him can go back to Thailand, and turn to have power again. He's willing to do, even though, the people were killed, including red shirts protesters. He said he is not a Red shirts' leader, but actually he is.
While Red shirts were protesting, he and his family were shopping in some where around the world.

I am kind of heart broken to see my country has turned to be land of WAR and FIRE. I am kind of disappointed from foreign journalists who have been trying to criticize our "beloved KING". But good point is we have known that we cannot rely on their news anymore. ( Some of them were lobby by Taksin Shinwatra to influence foreigners to get wrong information from Thailand; they have told the public only one side of the news)

For Thais, Thailand is a land of smile. Do you forget it? stop fighting and ignoring some people who never understand us. At this point, it is time for us to take care of ourselves, and try to solve the problems together. If Thais don't love Thais, so what is going to happen with Thailand.

Posted by Lydia May 20, 10 05:33 PM

พวกเสื้อแดงบอกแต่ว่าต้องการประชาธิปไตย แต่ถึงขนาดโชว์ตัวเองเผาบ้านเผาเมือง เงินมันซื้อพวกคนแบบนี้ได้จริง ๆ พวกไม่มีการศึกษา เงินคือพระเจ้าไม่คิดว่าอะไรถูกอะไรผิด น่าจะกลับไปอ่านประวัติศาสตร์ไทย กว่าจะมาเป็นประเทศไทยได้ พระนเรศวรท่านพลีพระชมน์เพื่อประเทศไทย แต่พวกเสื้อแดงกลับทำตัวเองเหมือนพวกพม่าเผาอย่างเดียว เนรคุณประเทศที่เกิดจริง ๆ ไม่พอใจก็ออกไปซิ หน้าแต่ละคนดูไม่เหมือนคนไทยเลย น่าจะถูกจ้างมาจากเขมร พม่า นายทักษิณก็งกและโลภเหลือเกิน หน้าตาก็เหมือนพวกพม่า เขมรอยู่แล้ว น่าจะรู้นะว่าตายไปก็เอาอะไรไปไม่ได้ อยากจะเป็นใหญ่เหลือเกิน คุณงามความดีก็ไม่มี ตกนรกทั้งเป็น ถึงขนาดเอาพระมหากษัตรยิ์มามาเปรียบกับตัวเอง เลวมาก ๆ ไม่รู้จักที่ต่ำที่สูง นายแม้ว ไม่ใช่ไทย

Posted by จากประเทศอังกฤ&# May 20, 10 06:20 PM

All this blood shed, loss of many lives, loss of properties and many other losses, just for one person who is power hungary and that is all he thinking and working for. This fight is between poor and power (rich). After looking these pictures I am thinking that in which direction we (human) are going and where is the end of this blood shed we get to see every day all over the world. Is this the benefit of education, building more shools, cllages, universities and high tech development, reaching to the moon and maars ? I think we are running too fast towards future regardless of what happen to our present and what had happen to our past, we are not learning from our past at all and do not want to fix the problems we are facing right now, we need to slow down and think that where we are going with all this? Thank you for giving me the chance to say some think,(please excuse my English) You have a gteat day, Thank you.

Posted by Farrukh Javed May 20, 10 06:36 PM

What is happening in Thailand is really disturbing... Though we are neighboring countries (Philippines), we also have common problems that can be easily resolve through peace talks... You have a very beautiful country and many tourists love it... It's time to love not war...

Posted by Lenard Albert Bringas May 20, 10 06:40 PM

In UK we don't really know whats happening over there as all, and i mean ALL the media is corrupt especially BBC & C4. They are MIND CONTROL.

But i can guess looking at the Soldiers uniforms. Our Soldiers and the Chinese and the Russian Soldiers all ware the same insignia and sybols on their clothing. The so-called redshirts arn't even waring shoes.

So its a case of the FASCIST Thai government being the same as all governments and the same as ours. Fascist Psychopaths Taking pay-offs from the BAnksters from the Masonic Knights following Religious dogmatic beliefs, set up and paid for by the Royal Families of the World. Do the research peeps, you will see who really runs the show.

Posted by 00bskty May 20, 10 06:41 PM

I have read some comments, and kind of feeling so sad. I am Thai, I love Thailand, and I do love KING. I think everyone has been suffering for a long time. Not only from crazy things that have been happened in our country, but also from many criticizing from foreigners who has lack of truly information. Now Thais' hearts are broken. We are Speechless from the senseless things that Red shirts have done; under the leading of Thaksin Shinawatra, who is greedy and selfish, and, of course, he wants to destroy our country for his personal purposes. I can say that everything that have been happened in Thailand because of him. Some people said that Red shirts leaders urged for negotiation. I don't think they really want it, if they want to stop this unrest situation. They have many opportunities to do since Abhisit, our Prime Minister, has been invited them to conference for solving the unrest situation last month, but they did reject and ruin it. Then, after that Abhisit has tried to provide the proposal to Red shirts and their leaders, and again they refused it. The proposal contains the main point that the government is going to held the new election in this coming November, and Red shirts need to release women, children, and old man from the unrest area. Moreover, they need to stop protesting and let people go back to their home. But they did deny it. Everything that happened in Thailand has been planned before they did. You can see a lot of evidence from "you tube" which Red shirts leaders said that Thailand is going to be "Fire Land", and also told Red folks to burn the buildings. For example, Nattawut Saikeau, one of red shirts leader said "Don't be afraid folks, burn it! I am the one who is responsible for this matters", before they surrendered.

I wrote this because I want you to know the FACT. If Red shirts really want democracy why don't they receive the government's proposal.

Let me en light you; main reason that they refused this because their BIG leader, Thaksin Shinwatra, didn't want it because he got nothing from that proposal. He is thinking only about himself, not the country. Whatever it takes to make him can go back to Thailand, and turn to have power again. He's willing to do, even though; the people were killed, including red shirts protesters. He said he is not a Red shirts' leader, but actually he is.
While Red shirts were protesting, he and his family were shopping in somewhere around the world.

I am kind of hearbroken to see my country has turned to be land of WAR and FIRE. I am kind of disappointed from foreign journalists who have been trying to criticize our "beloved KING". But good point is we have known that we cannot rely on their news anymore. ( Some of them were lobby by Taksin Shinwatra to influence foreigners to get wrong information from Thailand; they have told the public only one side of the news)

For Thais, Thailand is a land of smile. Do you forget it? Stop fighting and ignoring some people who never understand us. At this point, it is time for us to take care of ourselves, and try to solve the problems together. If Thais don't love Thais, so what is going to happen with Thailand?

Posted by Lydia May 20, 10 07:00 PM

The Thai government (Abhisit and Suthep in particular) must be held accountable for the use of snipers killing civilians with head shots.

This problem comes around as the PC/PAD/Yellow hold the power of the army and the courts/judiciary and so the people of Thailand are left with nothing more than the ability to protest, and if they kill them and take away their right to protest then they have nothing left but to get frustrated, angry and show the world how angry they are.

This government does not care how many die, does not care about how many injured, all they want to do is to stay in power long enough to pass the budget in September where they will set up big spending projects that their friends and supporters companies will win, and they want to be in power long enough to oversee the military reshuffle so that all their friends can be put into high positions, so that if they lose the next election they can simply hold another coup and take over again.

After November this government does not care, it will have filled its boots, set up big projects in the budget for its supporters to win to enable the money to be made to "vote buy" in the next election and will have power of the military so that it can call a coup easily if it loses the election.

It is a disgrace and until the PC/PAD/Democrats/Yellow stop abusing the powers of the army and the judiciary, this is going to get worse and worse.

Posted by John Smith May 20, 10 07:29 PM

if u love the king so why the hell did u brun Thailand????
if u dont wan to stay in Thailand just get out!!! because Thailand is a smile land not for stupid people!!! you said that u do it for the king but have u know that what u did have make him really really sad!!!
stupid people just want money!!! why dont u go to work???
if i have a three wirh
first i wish all of red shirt die
second i wish Thailand back to normal
and the last one i wish Taksin di e and his family to bo gone!!!!
that just what i want to to make my country be land of smile against!!!!

Posted by i love Thailand and the king!!!! May 20, 10 07:38 PM

Thai Army could only stop them, for now.

Tomorrow, it'll be another battle.

Posted by keithb May 20, 10 08:06 PM

ประชาชนก็ต้องแพ้คนถือปืนอยู่ดี แต่ก็เป็นกำลังใจให้นะ และขอแสดงความเสียใจกับครอบครัวผู้เสียชีวิตด้วย ผมว่าต้องมีภาพอีกเยอะที่เราไม่เห็น ยังไงก็ช่วยกันส่งมาให้ดูหน่อยนะ เพื่อให้คนหลายๆคนรู้ความจริง ขอบคุณครับ

Posted by โอมอญ เด็กเหนือ May 20, 10 08:11 PM

So sad, so sad, so sad...

Posted by David May 20, 10 08:28 PM

576 good good good

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 08:29 PM

No way for Thailand to advance to a modern democratic country, even a constitution monarchy country as in UK, Japan, Netherland, if we don't reduce the roles of the monarchy to only ceremonial figure. King should have no say in politics, military, government.

Posted by Monkut May 20, 10 08:32 PM

Also Lese Majeste law must be removed.

Posted by Monkut May 20, 10 08:34 PM

All of you who think to know better than a native Thai or even better than long term foreigners in Thailand should read the following article:

After reading that article you should re-thinking about your opinion!

And don't forget: The whole "game" was planned (incl. the burnings and vandalizing of more than 300 public and private properties) by just one person who could not accept that other humans didn't accept his behavior. In real, the whole "Red Shirt Rally" was also financed from that Person and his close Aid's. The goal were just to through out the existing Government, "washing" the constitution and "clear" the way for the comeback of those bunch of crook's and cheaters!

Also don't forget that the "crack down" of that "protest's" were supported by the majority of native Thai People and that are the Owner of Thailand, not any Foreigner!

Posted by 30 years of living in Thailand May 20, 10 08:39 PM

From this blog, why do I always see the comments from the yellow shirt supporters saying : Red shirts must die, or go to hell.
However, the red shirts seem try to explain about the problems of Thailand.

Posted by Foriegner May 20, 10 08:57 PM

Where did the money come from to finance the red shirts estimated to be around 4 million baht a day since the beginning of the protest? For those of you who think Abhisit came to power by illegitimate means please refer to the new British government which is a coalition of two quite different parties just like the present coalition government in Thailand. This is how democracy works not the way Thaksin wanted it which is basically a dictatorship where he can do whatever he wants, control the press and throw a few crumbs to the peasants to keep them happy.

Posted by Mike Spencer May 20, 10 09:11 PM

Red shirts want chaos, not overthrow of government.

Posted by Foolishness leads nowhere May 20, 10 09:16 PM

All I see is middle class Bangkok chinese families showing their ridiculous ignorance and selfishness shouting "we love the king" and "you are not real thai". The fact is Bangkok chinese man you are not real tai, you are a visitor in our country and your believe is just greed and make you and you family rich. Looks at the people who make this mess Abhisit and Taksin, all are rich chinese the same as you. You love the yellow because they will protect your rich and keep the real Tai people poor. The real truth is the people form the North, from the North East are real thai of pure thai blood and simple life they are not greedy.and they believe in the simple life taught to them by the Lord Buddha and our great King You cannot cut them out from their own country, we must all look after each other and follow the true thai way of loving kindness and caring about all others. You need a bigger mind then your selfish anger because your rich selfish high so shopping centre got burnt down. Real sons died for our cause, real blood on the street which is a much bigger sadness then your ridiculous obsession with designer sun glassess and wasting money on labels instead of feeding your fellow Thais. Shame on the rich of Bangkok and their disgraceful greed and selfishness

Posted by Norapong May 20, 10 09:27 PM

I agree with the red shirt.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 09:39 PM

การยิงคนมือเปล่าทหารไทยภูมิใจมาก ประเทศไทยมี 2 มาตรฐาน แน่นอน

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 09:47 PM

I am not yellow, but I am not red. I am just a thai person who loves and respect thai royality.

It's not fault if you want to have a protests and asking for democracy. But I wonder the most people who were in the area, a lot of them are very old. I wonder do they understand why they were here or is just because the money that they will get each day that they were there.

I dont know who is right who is wrong but I blame on people who fired all the places in Bangkok. And I also blame on the Red Shirt Leaders who could not control them or stop them. It was a mess!.

For me those people who destroyed bangkok they are not Thais Love Thais. They dont even have ideas that they are destroying a whole country!

Our economic will be down and it will be very hard for all the workers who does not have a good jobs. So who will be blamed later if it's not goverment
but the things is it thier fault they cause all the problems and will have a huge effect in the future!

I want to pass this message to thais people from myself.
We have to be strong we have to take care our home country and if we see things wrong we need to report to the official.

This is just my opinion.

Sry for my bad english.

เราไม่ใช่เสื้อเหลือ และเราก็ไม่ใช่เสื้อแดง เราคือคนไทยธรรมดาๆ คนนึง ที่รักผืนแผ่นดินไทย และอยู่ใต้ระบอบประชาธิปไตยโดยมีพระมหากษัตริย์(ที่เรารักและเทิดทูน)เป็นประมุข

เราเข้าใจว่าการชุมนุมประท้วง(ประชาธิปไตยของท่าน)อันชอบธรรมสามารถเกิดขึ้นได้ แต่เราสงสัยว่าหลายคน ไม่ว่าจะเป็นคนเฒ่าคนแก่ หรือว่าลูกเด็กเล็กแดง มาประชึมเพื่ออะไร เพื่อประชาธิปไตย? ไม่รู้ว่าหลายท่าน ณ ที่นั้นเข้าใจความหมายอันถ่องแท้ของประชาธิปไตยหรือไม่ หรือว่าการจากบ้านจากที่ดินมาเพื่อประชุมเป็นการหาเลี้ยงท้องตัวเองให้มีกินไปอีกวันๆ หรือเพราะว่ารายได้รายวันค่าหัว

เราไม่รู้หรอกว่าเหตุการณ์นี้ใครผิดใครถูก แต่เราขอประนามผู้ชุมนุมที่ไม่มีความคิด เผาบ้านเผาเมือง ประนามแกนนำซึ่งหนึ่งในนั้นเป็นรุ่นพี่ที่โรงเรียนและค่อนข้างสนิท (ณ สมัยนั้น) ที่ไม่สามารถควบคุมพวกพ้องของตน คือผู้ชุมนุม ที่ไม่สามารถห้ามให้หยุดการก่อการร้ายได้

การทำลายของพวกเขา จะส่งผลกระทบอย่างมากในอนาคต คนที่ทำงานหาเช้ากินค่ำจะมีผลกระทบอย่างมาก นักท่องเที่ยวไม่เข้าประเทศ ประเทศขาดรายได้ เศรษฐกิจตกต่ำ เดี๋ยวในอนาคต ก็จะโทษรัฐบาลอีก ทั้งๆ ที่พวกคุณเป็นคนก่อเป็นคนทำลายประเทศ

เราแค่คนไทย รักไทยธรรมดาๆ คนนึงอยากให้ทุกคนเข้มแข็ง รักกัน และผ่านวิกฤตนี้ไปได้.. และพวกเราคนไทยธรรมดาๆ นี่แหละ ต้องช่วยกันเป็นหูเป็นตาคอยดูแลถิ่นที่เราอาศัยหากมีเหตุการณ์ผิดปกติ ก็รีบแจ้งให้กับเจ้าหน้าที่ทราบ


Posted by theaombie May 20, 10 09:48 PM



Posted by เก่ง May 20, 10 09:55 PM

พวกเห็นแก่ตัว ไม่สำนึกในบุญคุณแผ่นดิน แห็นแก่ได้ มีประชาธิปไตย อหิงสา สันติ
ที่เห็นเนี่ยแม่งสันติตายล่ะ.... ตื่นซะที จะเอาประชาธิปไตย หรือจะเอาประเทศวะ....
กูล่ะเบื่อ.. ไม่เอาเขามาใส่ใจเรา ใช่เซ่... พ่อมึงไม่เดือกร้อนสาด...

Posted by k May 20, 10 10:06 PM


Posted by Craig Dadid

คือบางอย่างคุณยังไม่ได้รู้เห็นจริง ....ก็ไปโง่ งมงายกับ ดอตอปิโดสะงั้น.....
ท่านปรีดี เคยมาเข้าฝันบอกเรื่องราว ต่างๆหรอครับ.....???
ผ่านมานาน กลับเรื่องราวที่ไม่รู้จิง...แต่ที่ผ่านมาให้ดูว่าพ่อเราทำอาไรให้บ้านเมืองบ้างครับ ท่านปรีดีท่านก็ดีกะบ้านเมือง.....แล้วตัวคุนละครับ???
บรรณพบุรุษของพ่อ เสียเลือดเนื้อเพื่อปกป้องแผ่นดินที่มึงอยู่สบายเนี่ย แล้วตอนนี้มึงจะมาด่าพ่อสะงั้น....ออกไปจากประเทศไทยเถอะคับ

Posted by chan May 20, 10 10:08 PM

Is it all worth it?... (Either side can ask themselves)

Posted by zen May 20, 10 10:10 PM

แดงแม้งโคตรชั่ว เอาดีใส่ตัวเอาชั่วไห้คนอื่น หน้ามืดตาบอด ไร้การศึกษา
พวกชุมนุม ก็ไปเป็นบันไดให้คนชั่วมัน ไช้

Posted by Thai May 20, 10 10:12 PM

however i like Mr- Thaksin and red-shirt people and love them forever...

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 10:30 PM

"พ่อเป็นเสาหลักของบ้าน บ้านของผมหลังใหญ่นะครับ ใหญ่มาก เราอยู่กันหลายคน ผมเกิดมาในบ้านหลังนี้ก็สวยงามมากแล้ว สวยงาม และอบอุ่น แต่กว่าจะเป็นแบบนี้ได้นะครับ บรรพบุรุษของพ่อ เสียเหงื่อ เสียเลือด เอาชีวิตเข้าแลกกว่าจะได้บ้านหลังนี้ขึ้นมานะครับ จนมาถึงวันนี้ พ่อคนนี้ ก็ยังเหนื่อย ที่จะดูแลบ้าน และก็ยังดูแลความสุขของทุกๆคนในบ้าน ถ้ามีใครสักคน โกรธใครมาก็ไม่รู้ ไม่ได้ดังใจเรื่องอะไรก็ไม่รู้ แล้วก็พาลมาลงที่พ่อ เกลียดพ่อ ด่าพ่อ คิดจะไล่พ่อออกจากบ้าน ผมจะเดินไปบอกกับคนคนนั้นว่า ถ้าเกลียดพ่อ ไม่รักพ่อแล้ว จงออกไปจากที่นี่ซะ เพราะที่นี่คือ บ้านของพ่อ เพราะที่นี่คือแผ่นดินของพ่อ ผมรักในหลวงครับ และผมเชื่อว่าทุกคนที่อยู่ในที่นี่ รักในหลวงเหมือนกัน พวกเราสีเดียวกันครับ ศรีษะนี้มอบให้พระเจ้าแผ่นดิน ขอบคุณครับ"

Posted by GREEN ARMY May 20, 10 10:38 PM

As I knew from in-field Press, Red Shirts used their guards to limit the RIGHT of Press
in case of taking pictures of thier violent.
So, I didn' t amaze to see several pictures of soilders shot the gun.
Press will safe with soilders and free to take pictures.

In the other hand, yesterday (20 May 2010) during Thai government' s return home program,
lots of Red Shirts were found that they have several watches with tag price and lots of telephone block-up model
(you can guess where they bring them from, CTW??).
Innocent protestors will bring telephone block-up model to rally??

The guys who support Red! It's time to Free your mind, Open your eyes!!!
If you don' t shame on anyone, please honour to yourself!!

Posted by It' s time May 20, 10 10:38 PM

everything Taksin's fault plz don't come back to Thailand again because you are not thai people anymore

Posted by Tomorrow May 20, 10 10:43 PM

Who are you to judge others? All in power are corrupt; doesn't matter the color of their shirts.

Otherwise it wouldn't be called Power.

Thai's love your King? He is a symbol of Thailand. Try to love your fellow Thai's, and stop polluting your country if you love it so.

Thailand hasn't been the land of smiles for a long time; since decades ago...

Best of luck and peace to all. Who to blame. Ourselves for not standing up for our rights; or other people's rights, even if they are wrong.

"Even though I may not believe in your cause, I would die for your right to say it" - Volatire

Posted by Guy May 20, 10 10:44 PM

how sad to see this kind of picture. Does the king knows about this? If people of thailand respect the king. Why this red-shirt need to do this. Cant they do it in proper manner. I think there are people behind this kind of chaos. Poor innocent people are being affected by this kind of act.

Posted by White shirt May 20, 10 10:55 PM

it's really sad to see this happening.

Posted by jay May 20, 10 11:09 PM


Posted by Anonymous May 20, 10 11:13 PM

#516 shut up มิบังควร

Posted by dude May 20, 10 11:16 PM

เสื้อเหลืองมีอยู่2พวก 1.คือรับไม่ได้กับความจริงที่เกิด 2.คือพวกโง่ดักดานใครจะมาพูดไรกูจะโง่ต่อไป

Posted by tOnkLa May 20, 10 11:23 PM

Someone said " people is worth than burning building because we can rebuild them. However, I wanna ask someone who support red shirts than why they tried to burn Chanel 3 building? More than 5 hundred people is up there!!!

Posted by ZooM May 20, 10 11:40 PM


ถ้าพวกมึงบอกว่าเรียกร้องประชาธิปไตย ทำไมรัฐบาล 2 ชุดก่อนหน้านี้อยู่ในอำนาจพวกมึงไม่ออกมาล่ะ อย่ามาพูดให้กุขำเลย

Posted by Red Buffalo May 20, 10 11:46 PM

ทีเสื้อเหลือคิว่าทำเพื่อชาติ ไม่ผิด ทำอะไรก็ไม่ผิด นี่ไง เสื้อแดงก็ทำมั่งแล้วไงล่ะเมิง สะใจมั้ย

Posted by dfdsfsdfd May 20, 10 11:59 PM

Well, educated folk, lets just look at the history books the way educated folks do...we'll take Italy for starters....

Italian Republic (after 1945)
Main article: History of the Italian Republic
[edit] The First Republic (1946-1992)

In 1946, King Victor Emmanuel III's son, Umberto II, was forced to abdicate. Italy became a Republic after the result of a popular referendum held on June 2, 1946, a day celebrated since as Republic Day. This was the first election in Italy allowing women to vote.[50] The Republican Constitution was approved and came into force on January 1, 1948.

Under the Paris Peace Treaties of 1947, the eastern border area was annexed by Yugoslavia. In 1954, the free territory of Trieste was divided between Italy and Yugoslavia. In 1949, Italy became an ally of the United States, which helped to revive the Italian economy through the Marshall Plan. Moreover, Italy became a member of the European Economic Community, which later transformed into the European Union (EU). In 1950s and 1960s the country enjoyed prolonged economic growth.

Italy faced political instability in the 1970s, which ended in the 1980s. Known as the Years of Lead, this period was characterized by widespread social conflicts and terrorist acts carried out by extra-parliamentary movements. The assassination of the leader of the Christian Democracy (DC), Aldo Moro, led to the end of a "historic compromise" between the DC and the Communist Party (PCI). In the 1980s, for the first time, two governments were managed by a republican and a socialist (Bettino Craxi) rather than by a member of DC.

At the end of the Lead years, the PCI gradually increased their votes thanks to Enrico Berlinguer. The Socialist party (PSI), led by Bettino Craxi, became more and more critical of the communists and of the Soviet Union; Craxi himself pushed in favour of US president Ronald Reagan's positioning of Pershing missiles in Italy.

Posted by Educator May 21, 10 12:10 AM

เอาเงินภาษีของเรามาจ่ายเป็นค่าหัวให้พวกทำลายชาติ มาเผาบ้านเมืองเรา ซึ่งกว่าจะสร้างมาได้ด้วยเหงื่อของเรา มันอิจฉาความเป็นอยู่ของเรา ลองกลับไปถามตัวเองดูซิว่าได้มีความพยายาม ความมานะ อุตสาหะมากพอแล้วหรือ กับการประกอบอาชีพสุจริต อลงกลับไปถามตัวเองว่าความอบอุ่นที่ให้กับครอบครัว เพียงพอแล้วหรือ หรือป้อนให้แต่ความรุนแรง จนเป็นนิสัยสันดานแล้ว เงินที่ไได้มาก็ไม่ใช่เงินของพ่อเจ้าแต่เป็นเงินจากภาษีเรา เงินโกงจากแผ่นดินเรา พวกเจ้าอยู่ตากแดดตากฝนเพื่อมัน แต่มันมีความเป็นอยู่อย่างหรูหรา กินอาหารภัตราคารใครกันแน่ที่เป็นไพร่ ใครแน่ที่เป็นอมาตย์ ถ้าแน่จริงคงไม่ปล่อยให้พวกเจ้าตากแดด ตาดฝนหรอก อย่าโง่ไปหน่อยเลย

Posted by แม่มดขาว May 21, 10 12:24 AM


Posted by ดักดาน May 21, 10 12:33 AM

ถ้าพวกคุณรักพระมหากษัตรย์จริง แน่ใจเหรอครับที่คุณทำอยู่มันถูก การที่คุณดึงสถาบันพระมหากษัตรย์เข้ามาเป็นข้ออ้างแบบนี้เรียกรักเหรอครับ คิดได้ยังไงครับ ....................คนเสื้อแดงเค้าก็รักพระมหากษัตรย์เหมือนคุณ แต่นี้มันเรื่องการเมืองเค้าจะชอบหรือไม่ชอบไครมันเป็นสิทธิที่แสดงออกได้ (ไม่รวมถึงความรุนแรงที่เป็นผมสืบเนื่องจากการสลายมอบด้วยวิธีการที่ลูกผู้ชายเค้าทำกัน คือสั่งฆ่าประชาชนจนเค้าไม่มีทางสู้ต้องหันมาใช้วิธีอย่างที่เป็น มันเป็นความผิดของไครถ้าพิจารณาดีๆ ควรจะมีคนรับผิดชอบ ) อย่าพูดเลยครับมันไม่ใช่วิธีที่ยุติธรรมเลยกับการกล่าวหาแบบนั้น ในความคิดที่ไม่ตรงกันอาจจะมีญาติคุณอยู่ด้วย คุณน่าจะเคารพความคิดที่แตกต่างของเค้านะ เรื่องนี้มันเป็นเรื่องของการเมืองอย่างเบี่ยงเบนประเดนให้ตัวเองดูดีเลยครับ

Posted by คนไม่ได้ใส่เสื&# May 21, 10 12:34 AM

คห. 512

Posted by กิ๋วกิ๋ว May 21, 10 12:36 AM

this war must be stopped!!
please! stop this war!

#30 and #34 made me so sad :-(

Posted by 張旭 May 21, 10 12:44 AM

According to Bloomberg news, Thai king owns 30 percents of Siam Cement company, Thailand's largest industrial group. He owns 21 percents of Siam commercial bank, Thailand's third-biggest lender. In total, the companies controlled by Crown Property account for more than 7.5 percent of the market capitalization of the SET (Thailand's stock market). The profits made are tax free. Are there any conflicts of interest?

Posted by ShowMeTheTruth May 21, 10 12:54 AM

Send the greedy selfish chinese invaders home to China. Taksin and Abhisit we do not want you, your culture does not fit with our Buddhist belief. You killed your Chinese king now you destroy our country. GO HOME!

Posted by Pom May 21, 10 01:16 AM


Posted by อิม May 21, 10 01:31 AM

As an elite Bangkok who is more fair-minded than some of my Bangkokian fellows, the following is the big picture of the situation in the last several years leading to this May Massacre. It's a summarized background for those unfamiliar with the situation.

(1) The album here will serve as a good historical archive - Thanks

(2) Thaksin has made extraordinary contributions to Thailand during his 6-7 years, compared with other PMs.

(3) Thaksin also has his weakness. Like most Thai leaders in the past and even Abhisit, he corrupted. However, It is perhaps system inherent.

(4) Thaksin did not hide his ambition to be a world-class statesman. His idols are Lee Kuan Yew and Mahadhir.

(5) His party has gained most popular support, a level never achieved by any party. He openly helped the provincial poor with projects that should have been provided rightfully by any elected government, not depending on royal charity.

(6) With popular support, Thaksin felt the need to rid politics of royal intervention. News of intervention by Chair of the Privy Council were often the talks of the town. At one time, Thaksin was heard to prefer "the Japanese Model of Constitutional Monarchy" than the current one.

(7) After re-election, Thaksin consolidated his inner network, and acted tough against politicians and businessmen outside his circle. This created a slogan that he cuts the cake and eats it all. Sondhi who used to praise "Thaksin was the best PM in Thai history" started to collude with his political opponents to rally against Thaksin.

(8) Yellow-shirt protesters were organized by Thaksin's opponents who were disappointed with Thaksin for different reasons, including members of the Privy Council and beyond.

(9) Thaksin's weakness was exploited as the reason to overthrow his government, but the real reason is correctly cited in this article.

(10) Like Thaksin, Abhisit is also a victim of the system. He is unable to perform his authority in appointing his Police Chief until now.

(11) The red consists of 3 groups (1) those who genuinly seek a fair soiety not a system of two or more standards, and who want to see their votes counted; (2) those who felt Thaksin was unfairly treated and are ready to fight for him; (3) those who want to change the governance structure of Thailand, most prefer Japanese model of constitutional monarchy, some wanting a republic.

(12) Red protesters are peaceful people with well intention. However, there was a group of third-party armed "ronin" (government refers to them as side-undeclared black-suit army), initially came out to help genuin red protesters to fight the authority. Later, this "ronin" gave the government a reason to accuse the red-shirt movement as "terrorists".

(13) After the crackdown with war weapons, the authority seemed to be surprisingly too naive, or by intention, to allow the red go amok and many buildings were burnt live-broadcast on the TV. Some people believed this was part of the authority's plan in justifying the cruel crack down.

(14) As one of the red leader said "We may have lost this battle, but the war (for justice) is far from over."

Posted by US Educated Thai, Ph.D. May 21, 10 01:33 AM

น่าสงสาร ทุกฝ่าย ไม่มีใครได้ดังใจคิด การฆ่าไม่ทำให้ปัญหาจบ

Posted by ถถถ May 21, 10 01:48 AM

Let us pray for these people.

Posted by Louis.E May 21, 10 01:52 AM

ก็ไม่เห็นต้องเถียงกันเลย ขีดเส้นแบ่งประเทศไปซะใครรักผู้ปกครองคนไหนก็ ไปอยู่คนนั้น เหมือน 3 จว.ใต้ แต่เขาโดนกดขี่ข่มเหง

Posted by นั May 21, 10 01:58 AM

This is Thaksin's revenge to Thailand and his followers' stupidness. Shame on Red shirts, destroyers.

Posted by Analyst2010 May 21, 10 01:58 AM

ขอร้องด้วยครับ กรุณาอย่าดึงเอาสถาบันลงมาครับ


Posted by joke May 21, 10 02:14 AM

Blaming red shirt will not solve any problem here. red shirt do not need to go that far if Thai high court appear and kick out Abhisit like they did for other two Prime Minsters Samak and Somchai.

Red shirt don't come to set Bangkok on fire at first place they expected that they will get their fair chance like yellow shirt who successfully ousted two Prime Minsters when they come to bangkok. But Thai High Court never appear for Red Shirt only Army and police force come out to kill them. What is it?

The sad thing is that not the red shirt set Bangkok on fire, real sad thing is that Thai army still killing unarmed civilian like they did before. What a shame? No wonder such killings trigger violence across Bangkok.

Of course, Thaksin is a bad guy try to get personal profit from his political career in unethical way. But it dose not give right to army or Thai elite to overthrown him in unethical way either. They must find democratic way to kick him out from office but they used the force and undemocratic way to remove him from power. They committed big mistake at first place.

Now they are committing same mistake again to remove red shirt by using force. I have no doubt that Thailand will be in deep trouble in coming years if they are using same approach to solve the problem that need creative and diplomatic approach.

Posted by John-Myanmar May 21, 10 02:17 AM


Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 02:19 AM

i think education and poverty to be delt 1st and all other things will fall in its place....
look india before 10 years and look now...
education and job oppertunity is making all work is on its way and hope we thai people understand the value of education...make it free for under12 years..and all will be taken care....pls.....lets work togather for our beautiful land of fire.....ooooops smile....

Posted by david May 21, 10 02:26 AM

กาลครั้งหนึ่งนานมาแล้ว Once upon a time
มีคำทำนายถึงช่วงเวลาก่อนกลียุค There is a predition about the Pre-Fucking Period on Thailand
แผ่นดินจะลุกเป้นไฟ The land are burnt.
คนจัญไรจะออกมาทวงหาความเลว Fucking mankind request their badness.

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 02:34 AM

ด่ากันทำไม เลวกันทั้งนั้น ปรองดองกันเถอะ เลวกับเลว

Posted by คนเลว May 21, 10 02:46 AM

I am one of Thai people. I do not believe that Red shirt does not have any weapon. In many cases, It was shown that they use gun, bomb, etc to not only kill soldier but they kill themself just for the right to claim our government. I am sure that there is someone who command these brainless people. the one who want to hurt this country.

Posted by Varutrit May 21, 10 02:47 AM

However i love Mr.Abhisit and every non-red-shirt people forever...

คนที่คืนบัตรประชาชน กรุณาทำเรื่องอพยพไปอยู่ดินแดนอื่น

ที่คิดว่าดีไม่มี 2 มาตรฐาน ไม่มีทหารมายิงประชาชน มีบ้านมีเมืองให้เผาเล่นสบายใจ

ไปหาประเทศที่อุดม สมบูรณ์ พูนสุข ไม่ต้องทำมาหาแดก มีเงินแจกทั่วถึง เหล้าเบียร์ฟรี กะหรี่เดินกันมั่ว


ประเทศที่มีมารศาสนาเป็นที่พึ่ง คอยช่วยประกอบพิธีกรรมและสงคราม

ประเทศที่ต่อสู้ด้วยพิธีกรรมสาปแช่ง เทเลือด ปาขี้


Posted by Annonymous May 21, 10 03:09 AM

ถ้ายังมีชีวิตอยู่ เรายังมีโอกาสแก้ไข ผลิตและสร้างใหม่ อาคาร, ธุรกิจ, ความเชื่อ, ความรู้สึก, ความสัมพันธ์ ฯลฯ แต่บางคนไม่มีโอกาสนั้นแล้ว ขอไว้อาลัยกับผู้เสียชีวิตในเหตุการณ์บัดซบตลอดสองเดือนนี้

Posted by yatto May 21, 10 03:29 AM

ต่อแต่นี้ไป ต้องช่วยกันพัฒนาประเทศไทย
อย่าให้ใครหลอกใช้ มาทำลายประเทศไทย

Posted by Dr.Ar.Ki May 21, 10 03:35 AM

5555+หนีงกระติ๊กแต่หัวแตก ปืนวิสัด ไส้แตก

ที่บอกก็เพราะเห็นมากับตา.......ทหารเตะพระกุล่ะ งง ชิบหาย




Posted by คนไทยไม่อยากเป&# May 21, 10 04:31 AM

พวกจอมสร้างภาพมันได้ใจ จึงพาเรดกันออกมาเสนอหน้าในทีวี แม้แต่สิ่งที่เป็นเท็จมันยังทำหน้าซื่อตาใสอธิบายความใส่ร้าย สงสารคนเสื้อแดง แต่ ขอประนามไอ้กนก ควาย
มันไม่ใช่คนไทยแน่นอน มันคงไม่คิดว่าข้าวที่กินอยู่ทุกวัน ก็มาจากคนเสื้อแดงเป็นส่วนใหญ่..ขอมึงทบทวนคำพูดของมึงเมื่อเช้าด้วย.

Posted by แดงเชียงใหม่ May 21, 10 05:05 AM

ต้องขอยอมรับว่า ไม่ทราบความเป็นมาของไทยชัดนัก และไม่เคยติดตามการเมือง บ่อยครั้งที่มีการเลือกตั้ง แล้วมีคนถามว่า "จะเลือกใคร" ก็ได้ตอบตรงๆ ไปทุกครั้งว่า "ไม่เลือกใครเลย เพราะว่า ไม่รู้จักการเมืองของไทยจริง" เสียหายนะค่ะ ที่เป็นคนไทย แต่"ไม่รู้ถึงขนาดนี้" แต่ก็ยอมรับตรงๆ ว่าไม่รู้ ต่างจากคนไทย ในเมืองไทยที่รู้ และมีโอกาสได้รู้ แต่ไม่เลือกในสิ่งที่ควรเลือก แต่กลับเลือกที่ทำร้าย ทำลายบ้านเมือง ถิ่นของคนไทยด้วยกัน... ทำนองที่ว่า "กูไม่ได้ คนอื่นก็ไม่ควรได้"

เหตุผลของคนทุกๆคนอาจจะต่างกัน แต่ความเป็นไทยไม่ได้มีต่างกันเลย เรื่องเสื้อแดง เสื้อเหลือง แรกๆ ทีเ่ห็นประท้วงกัน ก็เข้าใจ แต่หากว่าอยู่ในขอบเขต มันคงจะไม่ร้ายแรง ครั้งที่ปิดสนามบิน ก็ว่าร้ายแล้ว คนไทยลำบาก เสียหายเอาการ แต่เวลานี้มันยิ่งเลวร้ายไปกว่าอีก เราต่อว่าตำรวจ ทหารทำร้ายประชาชน แล้วภาพตำรวจ ทหาร โดนยิง ที่เห็นมานั้น แล้วจะว่าตำรวจ ทหารสู้คนไม่มีอาวุธได้อย่างไร...

ทุกวันนี้ ข่าวต่างๆ ออกมาไว อย่างน่ากลัวนะ่ค่ะ คนไกลบ้าน ห่างเมือง เห็นก็ตกใจ เครียด เศร้าใจ และสลดเอามากๆ และคิดว่า ทุกๆท่านที่เข้ามาดูภาพและอ่าน คงจะไม่ต้องการเห็นภาพ และรับข่าว ที่ไม่น่าจะเกิดกะเมืองพุทธ อย่างไทยอย่างนี้...

ทุกท่านในที่นี้ ก็เป็นผู้ที่มีหูตา มีความรู้ และมีปัญญา ขอให้ก้าวถอยไปซักก้าว แล้วหยุดคิดซักนิด แล้วขอให้อ่านข่าวที่ได้รับ ในมุมต่างๆอย่าได้อ่านในมุมมองเดียวนะค่ะ

เพราะไม่ว่าอะไรจะเกิด คนที่จะเจ็บช้ำที่สุดก็คือ ตัวท่านและประเทศของท่าน หากว่าท่ายยังเป็นคนไทยอยู่ ก็ไม่ควรจะทำร้าย ทำลายประเทศชาติของเรา ด้วยการกระทำก็ดี วาจาก็ดี...

Posted by ThaiWomen May 21, 10 05:23 AM

“Dumb Red Shirts ..... go away ! This is my country, you just happen to be born in it. Shame on you for demanding the same privileges that I have. I run the country, ok ? You just follow along. Its been like this for 60 years, or longer. What's the matter with it now? It's worked for me. Trust me, it’s the way forward. You're too dumb to decide for yourself; you're not educated. I know, I know ... you've seen and read a lot on the internet about respect, justice, etc. Sure, that’s good for humanity and civilization, but in the case of Thailand, it doesn’t fit here. Don't go for it. We have to do it the Thai way. My way is really good. It’ll work for the next 100 years too. Trust me. I know, I know … I have a lot more money than you do, while you can barely make ends meet no matter how hard you try. Don’t worry, I’ll hand you money from time to time; just wait for me to donate it. Also, don’t spend too much, be thrifty. I’ll take care of you, like before. C’mon, don’t worry.”

Posted by LetMeLead May 21, 10 05:35 AM

It's normal for the head and heart to go separate ways sometimes but when the body is down sprawling, there's no choice but for both entities to tell it to get up.

Posted by Quote from The Nation May 21, 10 05:40 AM

บางทีวิกฤตก็เป็นโอกาส ลองมองดูตัวเองบ้างทำดีกันขนาดไหน ทำสิ่งที่คิดว่าถูกรึไม่ ไม่ใช่ปากบอกสู้เพื่อชาติ เพื่อ..........ใครกันแน่ ไม่ใช่แดง ไม่ใช่ขาว และไม่ใช่เหลืองแค่อยากบอกว่าทุกคนมีความเห็นแก่ตัว แต่ความเห็นแก่ตัวคุณรุกล้ำสิทธิคนอืนไปรึเปล่า ไทยเมืองพุทธ แต่คนไทยไม่มีสติ คนไทยการศึกษาน้อย แต่ไม่ได้หมายความว่าเราไม่มีความรู้ ออกมาเรียกร้องมากมาย ไม่พอใจก็ปิดโน่นกั้นนี่ ถามตัวเองรึยังว่าจะเอาอะไรกับปรเทศไทยนัก ไม่ช่วยกันพัฒนาแต่ช่วยกันกอบโกย อยู่กันคนส่วนมากจะเอาอะไรนัก ถามตัวเองทำอะไรเพื่อประเทศไทยบ้าง ลืมหน้าที่ประชาชนที่ดี ลืมหน้าที่ลูกที่ดีไปรึเปล่า อย่าโทษแต่คนอื่น สิ่งรอบข้าง คนเราเลือกเกิดไม่ได้ แต่เลือกที่จะเป็นได้นะคะ แค่ทำสิ่งที่ถูกและดีคนละนิดประเทศก็หน้าอยู่แล้วค่ะ

Posted by Im Thai May 21, 10 05:43 AM

ดีจายยยยยย สงบ ยุติ ส้ากกกกกกกกกที
สองวันนี้ถ.ศรีนครินเหมือนถนนร้าง ปิดไฟมืดหมด

Posted by Aha May 21, 10 05:49 AM

Well... I read some comment and I found that many red side still can not accept the truth that they did in Bacngkok and try to discredit the other side. I agree that this all picture are the evidance that Red Protester didn't protest with peace.

Posted by Thailand's eye May 21, 10 05:53 AM

I hate Taksin very much.

Posted by Tiwada May 21, 10 06:17 AM


Posted by Rindy May 21, 10 06:31 AM

Dear Mr John smith
if you never known thailand ,don't posted your assumed comments anymore!!!
The Thai government could be held accountable for someone maybe is Thaksin use of snipers killing civilians with head shots and traduce the government!!!
All words you said, I feel like you were telling the whole world about act of Thaksin and his gang!!! Please opened your mind and your eyes
I love and respect PM.Abhisit in this case and will be supporter him forever.

Posted by Thai indeed May 21, 10 06:36 AM

Stop involve the King in here and there in this or any other protest. It's not just annoying but it makes people get the wrong perception that every political violence and riots in Thailand has something to do with the King. Since when your love for the King or the King himself has anything to do with the protest and the color whatsoever?! Please stop mentioning his name too often than necessary. His name is saying in almost every press and media including foreign ones. Those of you who claimed your undying love and that you want him to be happy and peaceful so start from leaving him alone.

Posted by different point May 21, 10 06:54 AM

539,548,549,571,575,583,585,591,592,597 say all what I want to say. Pictures can say things more than words. Foreigners are lucky to see things as they are. Thais can see only what they want us to see or hear. A lot of websites are blocked. Just think why they are blocked. You can find the answers. I wish I were in a country that has true democracy. Killers have to pay for what they did. Free Thailand.

Posted by silly thai May 21, 10 07:11 AM

Oh hey, one more thing.... stop whining about double standard! Wake up you people! this is the REAL world, there are always double standard everywhere you go! your action that is all that counts. Crying for justice crying out for democracy whatever are fine as long as you do it in proper manner as a human being does. New flash: burning buildings, robbing others properties doesnt help bringing democracy nor elect a new government you idiots!

Posted by different point May 21, 10 07:13 AM


Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 07:37 AM

I am the one who really have to say that I am fully support to whatever the GOV have done. You would know how suck the redshirt have been behave if you have to live with and work in that area for over last 2 month and my patient almost the same as the GOV at the last week....
" Get rid of them". Of course there will be some consequence from that but that would be better to leave this on and on and not ending. It is like a job which is not done and they not getting paid till its done. Oh well since they have burnt all around the city, I hope their boss would pay well enough to leave the country and change their nationality to be something esle not "Thai"....How could they call they are thai after they have done? Calling for democrazy? Last time I check, Thailand is the democrazy country. 2 Standards? Said who life is fair? Said who only Thailand has rich and poor? Even Amrica and Europe and other countries in asia also have these in their country. I feel sorry for those who died for mostly like I feel sorry for those who died and dont know what they actually fighting for. And the person behide this stories? How they could live with it and sleep with it every night?

Posted by Moo May 21, 10 07:49 AM

Red Shirts have had a taste of western democracy..for the poor. Now the Courts will `sort them out`.

Have a look at Grapes of Wrath and the police there.

The west is not just smiles and shopping ladies, otherwise you might like to move to London England. A peaceful jolly place: just `economic propserity` and `self-determination` - Heaven on earth. We don`t even meet the producers over here.

Posted by edith hughes May 21, 10 07:54 AM

Fabio Polenghi

Posted by Mago Fabian May 21, 10 07:55 AM

Thai PM is killer. The rich persons who have guns killed poor persons. Killer is killer.

Posted by jerry May 21, 10 07:56 AM

To the RED SHIRTS: I’m proud you fought for change, but very angry you couldn’t control your anger and burnt Bangkok.

To the GOVERNMENT: I’m proud you exercised restraint and finally put an end to this, despite some mistakes here and there.

To the BIG GUY: I am NOT proud of you or your family. You could have said or done something, given how large your clout is. You DID NOTHING.

Posted by No Longer Love Blind May 21, 10 08:10 AM

Hundreds of thousands of web sites are now "Blocked" from Thailand, the government is now clamping down to ensure the real "truth" is hidden from Thai's and they only get to read and see what the government propaganda machine wants them to see and read.

The government has used lethal force on civilians, used snipers against the people and wants to hide this.

If you have watched what has gone on, you will see when nurses at the Yellow Chula hosptial cried as they were "upset" the nations media (all under the control of the government) spent 5 days, yes a whole 5 days pouring over this non-stop 24 hours a day.

Now that many people have been killed by head shots from army snipers you see what in the media ? Nothing other than stories of the burnt buildings and the clean up.

The dead are quickly forgotten by this Yellow government propaganda machine, that is how disgusting they are.

The reds DID NOT HAVE TANKS, so they could not hold a coup easily.

The reds DID NOT HAVE CONTROL of the judges and courts, so could not use them to get the government kicked out.

The reds only had the power to protest.

They did that. When that single outlet they had was taken away and their supporters murdered by the army, it is not surprising that they got angry.

Abhisit/Suthep and others should now be charged with crimes against humanity in International Courts in my view.

With regards to Thailand, watch this disgusting government stay in power long enough to pass their budget to pass big spending plans that will go to "government supporters" companies to get the money to vote buy in the next election in 2011.

Also watch them put their people in place in the military reshuffle, so that even if their vote buying fails, they can easily hold a coup not long after the election and kick the reds back out of power.

The country is a disgrace, the media in Thailand is a disgrace, the armed forces have disgraced themselves, the judiciary is disgraced with its double standards and all these troubles are due to the illegal coup in 2006.

Notice the coup makers in 2006 broke the law and should have been tried for treason, but they threw the 1997 constitution in the bin and granted themselves immunity from all crimes. That sums up very simply the appalling double standards the Yellow Elite get away with there.

Posted by john Smith May 21, 10 08:33 AM

Takhsin has blood on his hands. A truly evil piece of work.

Posted by john May 21, 10 08:36 AM

As I said hundreds of thousands of web sites are blocked, there is an easy way around it, which I will post here for people to pass on to get around the censorship of the government.

Use Google Translate.

Enter the web page you want into Google translate and do "English to English"... this will get you the web site and get around the government blocks on them.

Freedom of speech and freedom of the media are crucial to ensure justice.

Posted by john Smith May 21, 10 08:36 AM

How can a farang who doesnt have the King for real but in the fairy tales comment so hard on Our King ??????????

Posted by Thai Blood May 21, 10 08:43 AM

most thais here are bloodthirsty morons who do not care at all when human beings are killed only weep insanely seeing their shopping centers burnt down.

that's more sad than anything else.

Posted by thai too but not that cruel thai May 21, 10 08:56 AM

#517 Information you got has been fabricated. That picture CRES used wasn't the firefighter died on May 19th. It was a rescuer who died few days earlier.

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 09:34 AM

ทั้งหมดนี้มันคืออะไร..เพื่ออะไร จริงๆแล้วต้องการอะไรกัน?
นี่หรือที่พวกคุณต้องการ คนตาย บาดเจ็บ เผาเมือง?
เผาบ้านเรือน ขโมยของชาวบ้าน ทำลายข้าวของ และ ฆ่ากันเอง
คุณจะเกลียดใคร มันก็เรื่องนึง คุณมีความเห็นที่แตกต่างกันมันก็อีกเรื่องนึง
แต่สิ่งที่พวกคุณทำอยู่ มันทำร้ายประเทศชาติ คนไทยด้วยกันทั้งนั้น
อยากทำอะไรก็ทำไป แต่อย่าทำลายประเทศไทยได้ไหมคะ
ประเทศไทยที่บรรพบุรุษของไทยเรา สู้เพื่อปกป้องไทยให้พ้นจากชาติอื่นใด

Posted by littlecatinThailand May 21, 10 09:46 AM

I'm myanmar. I'm very sad for Thai citizens.

Posted by kabar May 21, 10 09:49 AM

643*644 เสื้อแดงไร้อาวุธ โง่........คิดว่าทหารโยนระเบิดใส่ตัวเองรึไง โง่หลายเด้อ

Posted by หนูนา รักเจ้าแท& May 21, 10 10:02 AM

643*644 เสื้อแดงไร้อาวุธ โง่........คิดว่าทหารโยนระเบิดใส่ตัวเองรึไง โง่หลายเด้อ

Posted by หนูนา รักเจ้าแท& May 21, 10 10:05 AM

The "protestors" are not protesters; they are terrorists in disguise--mere puppets and pawns getting paid to protest. They are getting paid for guerilla warfare.

They are protesting under the guise of "democracy" where their definition of democracy is an overthrown corrupted government only interested in self-gain and elected from a grand scale of vote-buying. That is NOT democracy. These are NOT protestors.

Journalists have barely scratched the surface...

Posted by Dave May 21, 10 10:45 AM

I totally agree with #628. The biggest crime that Thaksin commited is he didn't idol the Thai king, but he wanted to be like Lee Kaun Yue of Singapore. The royalists cannot tolerate this.

No any Thai authority can rise and gain too much popularity. It's agianst the stablity of the monarchy. Bad politicians can survive no matter how bad they are, if they can bow their heads to the king. That's the conclusion of the Thai politics's corruption.

Posted by ThaiForJustice May 21, 10 11:06 AM


Posted by เอก May 21, 10 11:11 AM

Thats all we need. Exactly.

If you really don't see it exactly in your eyes. You'd better think and realise on what you 've seen. Sometime for someone, mouth really useful for only putting food in. If you don't see it, PLS, keep it shut. If you say the words, it might be cause of blasted.

The best comment for me..
543.อ่านพวกคุณๆ comment ก็แล้วแต่ความคิดของใครของมัน อยู่ที่ว่าใครมีสติมากกว่ากัน แล้วจะทำอย่างไรให้มันดีขึ้น?
สิ่งที่ตอบคำถามได้ดีที่สุด คือ ตัวเราเอง จะดีจะชั่วอยู่ที่ตัวเราเอง
อย่ากล่าวโทษใคร หากไม่รู้แจ้ง อย่าเกลียดอะไร ถ้าไม่รู้จริง
ดับทุกข์ในใจของเราเสียเถอะ ที่เราเป็นเดือดเป็นแค้น เพราะเรามีทุกข์ในใจ
เราทำอะไร เรารู้ตัวเอง ทำดีมีสุข ทำชัวฝังหัวจนตาย
คุณไม่ต้องด่าไม่ต้องแช่งใครๆ หรอกสิ่งที่เขาทำลงไป มันลงโทษเขาอยู่แล้ว
เขานอนตายตาไม่หลับหรอก ไม่เชื่อลองไปถาม คุณอภิสิทธิ์ ซิว่าต่อนี้ไป เขาจะนอนหลับไหม? คุณทักษิณ ล่ะ เขาจะมีความสุขไหม? เมื่อบ้านเมืองเป็นอย่างนี้?

Posted by ครูแก่ๆคนหนึ่ง May 20, 10 12:30 PM

Posted by patt May 21, 10 11:19 AM

#666. Most countries used to have kings. However, they got rid of their kings, because it's not right that one person is above everyone else. It goes against democracy.

Posted by Europe May 21, 10 11:39 AM

just like myanmar goverment

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 11:51 AM

อยากเห็นทุกคนรักชาติ ศาสนา พระมหากษัติย์ และเชื่อในกฏแห่งกกรรม ทำดีได้ดี ทำชั่วได้ชั่ว ทุกคนต้องรู้จักหน้าที่ของตนและใช้ชีวิตที่เหลืออยู่สร้างความดีเพิ่มอย่างเต็มที่
สามัคคีกันในสังคม คนเรารู้จักเรียนรู้ภาษาควรพูดจากัน จะไม่ใช้กำลังเขาโจมตีเหมือน
สัตว์เดรัจฉาน สัตว์เขาพูดไม่ได้ เขาถึงใช้กำลังประหัตประหาร
จงเป็นผู้มีความกตัญญูกตเวที ระลึกรู้และตอบแทนบุญคุณ ชาติ ศาสนา พระมหากษัติย์ เทอดทุกท่าน
จากลูกหลานเมืองไทย ในต่างแดน เยอรมันนี เมืองเบอริน

Posted by แพ็ททิก May 21, 10 11:51 AM


Posted by tom May 21, 10 11:52 AM


Posted by yayaya May 21, 10 12:01 PM

I just want to give you some of my perspective on the Thai political since I have spent a lot of times traveling around the country and talking to the people especially to the poor working class families or farmers in rural areas. I have seen Thailand under Chuan Leekpai's administration which ended up with debt and economic problems. I have seen Thailand under Taksin's admistration, which he paid off the national debt. I have seen Thailand under Aphisit's administration, which he borrowed more money and got rid of many good programs that had helped many people. You don't have to like Taksin or agree with I'm sharing with you. People don't just one day decide to burn down buildings....this anger has been suppressed for a long...long time. People don't just one day decide to defend themselves with weapon...perhaps they were victims of violent acts by the government before. So, stop the double standard system. Stop the unjust system. Stop the corruption. Stop blaming each other. Stop hunting Taksin down (Wasting tax payer money), but continue those projects that would help assisting those poor working class people. Under his administration the people's lives were improved, especially the rural, poor or farmer. For the first time someone listened to their problems and fixed them. They could finally depend on themselves and made their own decision on how best to live their lives. Taksin's program had benefited so many poor and working class people. This includes the Thai elite who also got rich under Taksin's administration economic policy. For the first time, the poor working class people could finally get medical care. For the first time, the poor working class community was able to create jobs for their community and earn income from One Tambon One Product (OTOP). For the first time, the poor working class people had a source of funding (One Million Baht for One Tambon program) which was managed by the people in the community to help assist them in providing the capital fund for the people who had a business idea/dream but had no capital to start the idea and live their dream. For the first time, the motorcycle taxis didn't have to buy a vest (Pink and Orange jacket color) to wear to be able to run passengers in and out of the side streets in Bangkok because they were free. These jackets would cost them around 20,000 - 30,000 Baht, which had to be purchased first and these people don't have this kind of money to pay it. For the first time, the taxi driver could own a taxi with little down payment and monthly payment. For the first time, the poor working class people could own a home while making affordable payments each month (Housing project for low income families). For the first time, the children from working class family would have opportunity to go study aboard. This program was paid by Taksin's online lottery program. For the first time in the Thai history, he legalized and created Thailand lottery system which helped pay for the education of those children who were full of dreams but lack of funds and opportunity. I can go on...and on...and on. That is why the motorcycle taxis, taxi drivers, farmer, teachers in the rural areas, love him. It is disappointing to think that these people came out to protest were only for Taksin. Yes, they love him. They had the right to do so since they elected him. What gave the Thai military and elite the right to take those votes away from them. They have been fighting for a true democracy for 4 years. It's time to give them back those rights Mr. Aphisit. How many lives do you have to take before you'll call for a house dissolution and new election?

Posted by Democracy supporter May 21, 10 12:26 PM

หยุดสบถถ้อยหยาบโลนได้แล้วขอรับ บ้านเมืองแตกครั้งนี้ไม่ใช่เพราะด่ากันไปด่ากันมาอย่างข้างบนนี้หรอกหรือ ขอให้จดจำสิ่งที่เกิดขึ้นให้เป็นบทเรียน แล้วร่วมกันแก้ไขให้ไปในทางที่ดีกว่า เว้นแต่ว่ายังอยากแบ่งก็ขอให้ทำซ้ำอย่างเดิม
When will they've ever learn, when will they've ever learn.

Posted by eprad May 21, 10 12:30 PM

Anytime authority uses armies with war weapons to kill civilians, this is crime against humanity. International investigation must be started, before it is too late else you will find more and more countries like Myanmar.

Posted by คุณหญิงชัชนี May 21, 10 12:58 PM

Ask yourself and think logically.
1) What is the purpose of becoming a politician in Thailand when the pay is less than an Executive in a multinational company?
2) Why people in the rural provinces are less educated than the people in Bangkok? Why such double standard on education? For what reason?
3) What difference are the rights of peasants and that of elites?
4) What difference between the blood of Redshirt protesters and that of Yellowshirt protesters?
5) Why are the Redshirts shot down by army snipers for refusing to leave the protest area, but why are the arsonists and looters not shot down by army snipers?
There are so many questions that need answers, and the answers are there if only you are willing to put aside what the politicians want you to belief and start to think logically.
There is not need to kill, hurt or hate your own brothers and sisters if you really love your country and your people.Just don't be manipulated by the politicians.

Posted by asiavox May 21, 10 01:03 PM

oh my they doing like this...??? no peace.....i am really sad to see this, just pray to God.....i wish Thailand back to normal

Posted by sam hutabarat May 21, 10 01:35 PM


Posted by SARAH May 21, 10 01:45 PM

I love Thailand, love Red Shirts too !
Very sad, very sad :(( I'm sorry for bad time in Thailand now !!!
Be strong and stand up ! Go on Thailand !
And hope Thailand will be stronger in future,
God bless U, I hope.
Vietnam friend

Posted by FAN Cuong May 21, 10 02:42 PM

well, burn down your homeland aint the way fighting for democracy at all, just the way for gangsters and roughnecks. Looking at those faces of the protesters, and ask yourself are they really fighting for democracy? Carries their babies along. If i were a protester, my kid would stay home safely.

Posted by ugh May 21, 10 03:15 PM

That is not democracy with fucking shoot the protester. The government has many ways to against the protesters. Example firer's truck, 20thousand or more of soldier with shield,guard and stick but the government didn't do it. i heard the new Thai Government used only 1500 - 2300 soldiers in this command but they all were fully of weapon.if it's true that is bustard

Posted by NG May 21, 10 03:20 PM

559 said...
"This is going to be a long note, but I want my overseas friends to understand what has been happening here in Thailand. You would only see the soldiers' shooting scenes or injured people being carried away on international TV channels for 30 seconds, but never got to know about the background. The truth is, the Thai government has been too accommodating by withholding the use of force since the rally started 2 months ago (with the exception of 10th April event, when the soldiers were ordered to move in without live weapons and subsequently got slaughtered by unknown gunmen shooting from the 'Red Shirt' protesters).

The majority of us support the government in dealing with the terrorists hidden amongst the protesters. It held talks with the rally leaders and offered peace solutions to them 10 days ago. The Prime Minister publicly urged the protesters to disperse for fear of violence created by the terrorists. But the plan wasn't accepted. So, it's time to block food and water supplies entering the center of the protest. If the protesters were peaceful, they wouldn't rush out to throw rocks, firecrackers and even bombs at the soldiers' barricade -- thus, causing the soldiers to defend themselves by firing rubber bullets and live rounds.

It has been very frustrating for the law-abiding citizen of Bangkok -- we even voiced our dissatisfaction at the government for its failure to uphold the laws. The situation was like Bangkok was being held for ransom. A lot of businesses got affected because it's right in the middle of the major commercial area.

Again, think what your government would do if there were a large group of protesters blocking all traffic at Orchard Road in Singapore; Times Square in NYC; Ginza in Tokyo; or Knightsbridge in London for two months. They set up barricades to search through personal belongings of everyone travelling through the area. Also think what it would do if those protesters invaded a nearby hospital, causing doctors & nurses to evacuate patients -- some of whom are newborn babies in incubators and those in ICU -- to other hospitals. And most important of all, think what it would do if the protesters were found to have large stockpile of M79 grenades, M16 & AK47 assault rifles.

Do you think your government would be as tolerant as the Thai government? "
[Posted by Nuwan May 20, 10 01:35 PM] "

That's right!!!

Posted by Tiger May 21, 10 03:34 PM

To the People of Thailand; The Country Belongs to you, not to anybody else, It's up to you to Break it or Build it, not anybody else.

Posted by Spactem May 21, 10 04:09 PM

why why why pawns on a giants chessboard
i love Thialand

Posted by tom May 21, 10 04:19 PM

#691. I see only countries that run by dictators like China, Iran use troops to disperse protesters. Thai government now is in the same dictator club as China, and Iran.

Posted by Sadday May 21, 10 04:33 PM

มึงด่ากันไป ด่ากันมา แล้วมัน ช่วยประเทศ มึงได้ไหม

กุว่า พวกมึงเลิกด่า แล้วหัน มาทพหน้าที่ของมึงต่อไป กุว่า ดีกว่าเยอะ

ด่าๆ พิมพ์ ๆ แล้วมึงรู้หรือป่าวว่า พวกคุน มันก้อเหมือนกับ พวกไม่รู้แล้ว มาแยกแยะข่าวกันแบบ ผิดๆ

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 10 06:26 PM

to dfdsfsdfd
เมิงเผาบ้านเผาเมือง ยังบอกว่าไม่ผิด เอาทรีนส่วนไหน มาคิดว่า ฟายจริงๆ

Posted by KhonThai May 21, 10 09:12 PM

#694 USA used troops to disperse rioters in New Orleans.

Bangkok has been held hostage for 7 weeks. I have been stopped and searched by 'Red guards'. Main roads blocked. People assaulted. Hospital invaded.

For anyone who believes they are not terrorists, see this clip of their leader Arisman urging people to bring gasoline to Bangkok and burn it to the ground.
It was made March 17th.... long before any troops were sent in and before Red Shirts had taken over Ratchaprasong junction.

Posted by Dave Bell May 21, 10 09:20 PM

you put your snipers in

you put your conscience out



shame on thai media, there is no journalism of any kind

shame on thai establishment upto the highest layer

nobody will join your "LIEconciliation" only WAR ahead

Posted by RED ALL THE LAND May 21, 10 10:32 PM

#682, WELL SAID.

Posted by person May 21, 10 10:56 PM

เหตุการณ์ที่เกิดจากการชุมนุมทั้งหมดและฝ่ายทหารทำการยึดพื้นที่นั้นทำถูกต้องแล้วเพราะทางรัฐบาลเขาก็ประกาศถึงขั้นตอนต่างๆไม่ว่าการเจรจาด้วยความสันติหรืออะไรก็ตาม คนส่วนใหญ่เขาก็เห็นด้วยแต่ผู้นำเสื้อแดงก็ไม่ยอมเพราะคุณเป็นคนโง่เชื่อคุณทักษิณที่ทำทุกอย่างเพื่อจะเข้าประเทศไทยเพราะอยู่ที่ไหนก็กอบโกยได้ไม่เท่ากับอยู่ประเทศไทย น่าเสียดายที่ประเทศไทยถูกทำลายซึ่งเป็นเงินภาษีของพวกเราทั้งนั้น เราเคยไปเที่ยวมาหลายประเทศแล้ว ขอบอกคนไทยทุกคนว่าไม่มีประเทศไหนน่าอยู่และอุดมสมบูรณ์เท่าประเทศไทยของเราอีกแล้ว หัวหน้าผู้ชุมนุมบางคนมีความรู้สูงเป็นถึงนายแพทย์แต่ไม่มีจิตใจเมตตา และยังปลุกระดมคนที่ไม่รู้อิโหน่อิแหน่มาทำลายประเทศแม้กระทั่งสถานพยาบาลจนเป็นอันตรายถึงแก่ชีวิต คุณจะมีตราบาปไปตลอดชีวิต ขอเป็นกำลังใจให้นายกและทหารโดยเฉพาะศอฉ.ทำงานได้ดีมาก น่าจะทำตั้งนานแล้วเพราะคนกรุงเทพฯเขารำคาญพวกชุมชุมมาก ถ้าคุณไม่หลงผิดเป็นทาสรับใช้ทักษิณป่านฉะนี้เรื่องมันจบไปนานแล้ว

Posted by ตัวแทนคนรักประ&# May 21, 10 11:10 PM

honestly, some thai citizens need to understand the word 'terrorist' and use it in the right context. seriously, refer back to #382. As for #682, what this person is saying is right. the red shirts have every reason to fight for REAL democracy!

Posted by :) May 21, 10 11:12 PM

The area is closed to my mom's house, my daughter's school and my office. My daughter school for summer course is closed as RED (protester) placed many tank of gas in front of school. They blocked the streets, they bomb BTS sky train and we need this as a way back home. U know? just a way back home, it's normal and basic need of living in your own country without fear of persecution.

As my mom lives near by, while talking with her on the phone I can hear the voice of gun shots & explosion. I can't pick her up as the streets were closed, you need to imagine how painful my heart would be!!!

I didn't pray for protesters to be dead, but LAW needs to be able to ENFORCE. The bad guys need to be punished and I mean after investigation and excluding the innocent protesters who are not involved with these violences which I believe lots of them are heading back home.

Again, it's not wrong for asking democracy in the way the protesters understand but ... definitely not by BURNING, BOMBING and FIRING their home land!?!

Posted by Chunli .. I love Thailand May 21, 10 11:24 PM

เผาบ้านเผาเมืองแล้ว เสื้อแดงได้อะไร....ความสะใจที่อยู่บนคราบน้ำตาของความฉิบหายวายวอดของคนทำมาหากินในกรุงงั้นหรือ..เข้ามาใหม่ มาชุมนุมกันใหม่...แล้วดูซิ จะสุขสรรค์อย่างคราวที่ผ่านมาหรือเปล่า...เหี้ยแล้วยังโง่ให้ไอ้หางแดงทักษิณกับโคตรมันหลอกใช้เป็นเครื่องมืออีก....คนรักชาติน่ะมี แต่คิดเป็นหรือเปล่า ความแตกต่างของคนไทยมีมาก่อนหน้าไอ้ทักษิณเข้ามาเป็นนายกซะอีก เคยศึกษาไม๊ว่ามันแก้ไขหรือเปล่า อะไรที่ไม่ใช่ประโยชน์ของกลุ่มโคตรมัน มันให้หมด เพราะมันไม่เดือดร้อนนี่ แต่ธุรกิจของพวกมันเคยลดราวาศอกให้คนไทยหรือไม่..คิด...คิด...คิด..เอาตีนที่ไม่ใช้ตบ ก่ายหน้าผากคิด กระเป๋าตัวเองเต็มในขณะที่ผลประโยชน์ของประเทศถูกสูบถูกยักย้ายถ่ายเทไปเข้ากระเป๋าไอ้ทักษิณ ลองศึกษาดูบ้างมันเข้ามาเป็นรัฐบาลกี่ปี ทำให้มันมีเงินเป็นกี่หมื่อนกี่แสนล้าน เงินของคนไทยที่จะต้องนำมาพัฒนาประเทศ ยังกราบกรานมันอีก...ควายยังมีบุญคุณมากกว่าไอ้ทักษิณซะอีก..โคตรโง่เลย

Posted by กูผู้แช่งให้ไอ&# May 22, 10 12:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands of web sites are now "Blocked" from Thailand, the government is now clamping down to ensure the real "truth" is hidden from Thai's and they only get to read and see what the government propaganda machine wants them to see and read.
The government has used lethal force on civilians, used snipers against the people and wants to hide this.
If you have watched what has gone on, you will see when nurses at the Yellow Chula hosptial cried as they were "upset" the nations media (all under the control of the government) spent 5 days, yes a whole 5 days pouring over this non-stop 24 hours a day.
Now that many people have been killed by head shots from army snipers you see what in the media ? Nothing other than stories of the burnt buildings and the clean up.
The dead are quickly forgotten by this Yellow government propaganda machine, that is how disgusting they are.
The reds DID NOT HAVE TANKS, so they could not hold a coup easily.
The reds DID NOT HAVE CONTROL of the judges and courts, so could not use them to get the government kicked out.
The reds only had the power to protest.
They did that. When that single outlet they had was taken away and their supporters murdered by the army, it is not surprising that they got angry.
Abhisit/Suthep and others should now be charged with crimes against humanity in International Courts in my view.
With regards to Thailand, watch this disgusting government stay in power long enough to pass their budget to pass big spending plans that will go to "government supporters" companies to get the money to vote buy in the next election in 2011.
Also watch them put their people in place in the military reshuffle, so that even if their vote buying fails, they can easily hold a coup not long after the election and kick the reds back out of power.
The country is a disgrace, the media in Thailand is a disgrace, the armed forces have disgraced themselves, the judiciary is disgraced with its double standards and all these troubles are due to the illegal coup in 2006.
Notice the coup makers in 2006 broke the law and should have been tried for treason, but they threw the 1997 constitution in the bin and granted themselves immunity from all crimes. That sums up very simply the appalling double standards the Yellow Elite get away with there.

That's a very good post!

Posted by Crusader May 22, 10 12:10 AM

#697. You're insane to use the riot in New Orleans to compare with the protest in Bangkok. The New Orleans riot occured in 1866, that was almost 150 years ago. Maybe you want to mean that Thailand is a backward country that is still governed by the same rule that the US used 150 years ago. One thing that is the same between the 1866 New Orleans riot and the protest in Bangkok is that both protests asked for justice. The new Orleans riot was started by black men who were refused the rights to vote. 2010 protest in Bangkok was started by lower class people in Thailand who were refused or stolen the rights to elect the party they wanted.

Posted by Sadday May 22, 10 01:13 AM

ความเสียหายของประเทศ ให้ตระกูลชินวัตร แกนนำนปช สสพรรคเพื่อไทย ชดใช้ทั้งหมด โดยยึดทรัพย์ทั้งหมดมาเป็นของแผ่นดิน แล้วนำเงินมาช่วยเหลือพัฒนาประเทศ ช่วยเหลือผู้ที่เดือดร้อนจากไฟไหม้ ร้านค้า และผู้ประกอบการแถวนั้นที่เดือดร้อน จากกลุ่มคนมี่ทำให้ประเทศชาติร้องไห้เดือดร้อน

Posted by เห็นใจคนไทยด้ว&# May 22, 10 01:37 AM

the only comment I read hear that made any sense was posted by "Posted by US Educated Thai, Ph.D" it has been said that most people want peace most of the time.

They are human beings they are the same as you. They seek the same path as you, which is the search for Love, Peace, Wisdom, Truth, Joy, everything is conscience related evolution in order for the quickest growth to take place freedom must be present. Inequality is not a form of freedom, but rather a form of suppression, a degenerate act by those who wield power. Their ideas stem from the dying traditions of false religions and belief. Their weapons before any storm, hype, hysteria, panic, lies, chaotic degenerate thinking from a clear tongue. We should not honor the things that life above the life that built it. Be it religion, belief, cash, labels, etc.

So if you are a soldier or protester think before you shoot. For you are first and foremost life.

Posted by Natdrip May 22, 10 01:46 AM

"Tax Sin" shame on you, deceiving poor, illiterate, typical Thai from upcountries to death.
Go buy yourself an island and live to death.

Posted by army May 22, 10 02:37 AM

อหิงสาปาระเบิดขวด ยิงM-79, RPG,AK47,M16 ใส่ทหารฆ่าพวกเดียวกัน โยนความผิดให้รัฐ เพื่อให้รัฐอยู่ไม่ได้ แล้วจะนิรโทษให้แม้วมอนเตอร์เนโกร
ตายน้อยไปหน่อยนะ ไม่น่าปล่อยให้รอดไปได้แม้แต่ตัวเดียว อยากมาเป็นเหยื่อทำไม เขาประกาศให้ออกจากพื้นที่ไปไม่รู้กี่ครั้งต่อกี่ครั้ง เอารถมารับก็แล้ว มันพวกม๊อบกบฏป่วนเมือง เผาบ้านเผาเมือง ไม่ใช่ประชาชนแล้ว มันผู้ก่อการร้าย100% จัดการตามกฏหมายให้เด็ดขาด ไม่งั้นบ้านเมืองไม่มีขือแปร เดี๋ยวจะเป็นเหมือนภาคใต้ อย่าไปสมานฉันท์กับพวกโจร อ่อนข้อให้ไม่ได้เด็ดขาด เอาให้มันหมอบคาทีนไป จัดไปอย่าให้เสีย เหล่าทหารหาญ

Posted by คนไทยรักชาติยิ&# May 22, 10 02:55 AM



Posted by ศิษย์ อ.ปรีดีย์ May 22, 10 03:57 AM

I'am agree 200% at #682. Moreover: Why the King wasn't help??????? We say that "If somebody did'nt say nothing mean it's agree"....
Other sentence: "Violence call violence".
And than you have not confuse the date.10 april 2010: 24 people died and 870 hurt; 12 may 2010: the special soldier kill the red general Khattiya while he was talking with journalists; 19 may 2010: the military to burst into Lumphini Park and is the begin of the end; few time late the red heds of demostrators (and not rebels) say "We have to surrender". Until now the red shirt where quiet but they don't want surrender and after that the war was coming. When the people are available to lose their life is becouse they want to change the situation and not for 1000 bath a day.
Abhisit is inept us P.M.

Posted by Resident that love Thailand May 22, 10 04:13 AM

As you know that Thailand has a big gap between the rich and the poor. When the red shirt picked up this issue basically I agreed but I have some doubt whether they really want to solve this problem or the want to make use of this issue as propaganda to mobilize the innocence people for the benefit of some group especially for Taksin.
Then the picture became clear ..for Taksin and his group benefit.

The government and red shirts almost reached negotiation but red shirt leaders changed their mind in the last minute. What happen? Who control them? ..Taksin and former military leader

If red shirt leaders have a strong intention to solve this problems. They must realize that they can not make it happen in few months. It takes time with collectives effort from all groups not only red shirts especially poor people themselves.

Red shirts want violence to be happened. There were almost hundred of children who are future of our country were at Ratchaprasong area. Why they did not asked them to leave both children and parent especially mothers for their safety? WHY? They want these people to be killed and they make use of this opportunity to get in power. I can’t believe it. Do we still support red shirt leaders?

I feel sad about this game of both government and red shirts leaders (Taksin and former military leader)
Then at the end of all games, people are victim. We as Thai should learn from our past history.

The best ways to solve the big gap between the rich and the poor. People must stand up by themselves. It's obligation of the government to solve this problems.

Please do not blame innocence people no matter what color they are because they are victims. We have to condemn people who conduct all game for their own benefit.

I’m not support red shirts and not support the government. If this government can not solve the big gap between the rich and the poor. Then they have no right to rule the country.

Posted by Thai May 22, 10 04:28 AM

ถามจริงๆเถอะ ปากบอกว่ารักในหลวงแต่ไม่รู้เหรอว่า คุณทักษิณต้องการอะไร ใช้สมองของคุณคิดดูหน่อยเถอะครับ ระบอบประธาณาธิบดีน่ะไม่ได้หมายความว่ามีการปกครองโดยกษัตริย์นะครับ หรือว่าแกล้งไม่รู้ครับ ลืมตาและเปิดใจเถอะครับพี่น้องครับผมเชื่อว่าสมองอันน้อยนิดก็คิดออกถ้าคุณลองคิดดูครับ พี่น้องทะเลาะกันพ่อก็หนักใจครับออกมาเตือนก็ไม่ได้ฉะนั้นขอจงอย่าเอาพ่ออันสูงส่งลงมาเกลือกกลั้วกับเรื่องไม่ดีที่พวกคุณสร้างกันมาเลยครับ หยุด เพื่อพ่อ ถ้าคุณรักพ่อจริง

Posted by ํyom31 May 22, 10 05:40 AM

To Comment #701 - So according to you, red shirts have every reason to fight for REAL democracy! Sure everyone, red, yellow, pink or whatever color have right or reason to fight for democracy. But I guess being red-shirt as you are, or Thaksin's ass kisser, you would not really know what REAL democracy is. Real democracy does not include breaking the law, hurting others, looting, stealing, setting fires, etc. Why don't you all the red shirts go live where Thaksin lives. Thailand belong to Thai people who love our country and we don't care who is our government. GO AWAY!

Posted by JAM May 22, 10 05:51 AM

It's so sad to see this happening...
my heart is so tired and so exhausted..

Posted by nandar aung May 22, 10 07:26 AM

This is so triggering event and a hard to forget type demonstration which I ever witness since I was born!
Let all mankind share the peace with prosperity and constantly reproduce when it is needed in strike-torn,war-torn places.

Posted by kai mang May 22, 10 07:47 AM

โทษของการเรียกร้องให้ยุบสภามันร้ายแรงถึงกับต้องฆ่าให้ตายเลยเหรอ หรือว่าเค้าโง่โทษก็คือตายใช่ไหม ถามใจตัวเองดีกว่าถ้าคิดแบบนี้ยังเป็นคนอยู่ไหม

Posted by I just want Democracy May 22, 10 08:59 AM

ใครว่าแดงเลว ที่ผ่านมาดูแล้วที่เหลืองเลวกว่ามั๊ย
- ยึดสนามบิน
- ยึดทำเนียบ
- 2 มาตรฐาน
ความเป็นธรรมไม่มี สามัคคีไม่เกิด อีกนานๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆ

Posted by Anonymous May 22, 10 09:20 AM

for 717
โทษเรียกร้องให้ยุบสภามันไม่ร้ายแรงหรอก ถ้ามันแค่นั้น
แต่ถ้าไม่ได้ดั่งใจแล้วมาี่เผา้บ้านเผาเมือง ลองถามใจตัวเองว่า "คนที่คิดแบบนี้ยังควรเป็นคนอยู่ไหม"

Posted by ืำiq May 22, 10 09:39 AM

I am really sorry for Thailand. May they all be peaceful!

Posted by naing May 22, 10 09:47 AM

ไม่เคยเห็นแดงตายเพราะ M79 กลางที่ชุมนุมซักคน เห็นแต่เหลืองตาย

ตอนเหลืองประท้วงไม่มีระเบิดที่ไหนนอกจากโดนในที่ชุมนุมของเหลืองเอง แดงมีเต็มไปหมด ทั้งชีวิตและทรัพย์สินเสียหาย แต่ที่ชุมนุมแดงเองไม่เคยได้ยิน

ไม่เห็นเหลืองซักคนตายเพราะพวกเดียวกันเอง แต่แดงนี้มีข้อสงสัยที่ยังต้องพิสูจน์ว่าตั้งใจยิงหรือยิงพลาดโดยแดงกันเอง, คนไม่เกี่ยงข้อง หรือ นักข่าว

นี้เท่าที่พอนึกได้ ผมว่าแค่คำว่าเลวคงไม่พอสำหรับผู้กระทำ
แต่ผมก็บอกไม่ได้นะว่าแดงแท้หรือแดงเทียมทำ มันยากพอๆกับระบุเพศไส้เดือนนะ

Posted by Ayuthaya May 22, 10 11:41 AM

ไม่มีการสลายม๊อบ ที่ไหน ที่ไม่มีคนตาน ครับ... รัฐบาลรู้ข้อนี้ดี

Posted by เสียใจกับเหตุก&# May 22, 10 11:57 AM

ไม่ว่าจะเสื้อสีไหนก็เลวกันทั้งหมดนั่นเเหละ ไม่ต้องเถียงหรอกว่าใครเลวกว่าใคร
โดยเฉพาะการกระทำต่ำช้าเกินคนในครั้งนี้น่ะ เป็นอะไรมากไหม คิดไม่ได้หรอไงว่าที่เผาอยู่น่ะมันเป็นที่ซุกหัวนอนของพวกคุณๆทั้งหลาย
ถ้าเเน่จริง เผาเเล้วก็ออกไปเลยสิ ไม่คิดว่าประเทศไทยคือบ้าน ก็ไปหาบ้านใหม่ไป
รำคาญมากก มากกกที่สุด คนต้องเจ็บต้องตายต้นเหตุมาจากอะไร ที่เดือนร้อนกันน่ะ เดือดร้อนเเทนใคร เค้าเป็นพ่อพวกคุณหรอไง

Posted by คนเสื้อไม่มีสี May 22, 10 12:09 PM

Taksin and all his party members should go to prison for what they have done.
We have been getting a steady diet of incitement and extremes with very little truth in it from Taksin daily. Mob mentality.
Taksin bought off the judges who were trying him for hiding his wealth, getting it out of the country into off shore money havens and not paying taxes.
He was even asked on National Thai TV where all the money went when he and General Chavalit Yongthaiyut in 1997 ran the country. Taksin BOUGHT his Prime Ministership by paying the people to vote for him in his first bid for PM and he followed it up by paying more money to the people for his second "victory". He was able to recoup all of it many times over.

His cronies in parliment made sure that the Thai government would be unable to work efficiently because they had another agenda - to have Taksin as their PM again so they could steal the rest of the GNP of the country.
They kept running to Cambodia to take orders from their lord and master Taksin and not doing their job honestly with integrity.

No one seems to want to acknowledge that it was Taksin who ordered the extra judicial killing of more than 2,500 people (mostle innocent) - 40% from Essarn, 30% from the north, 20% from the south and 30% from the rest of the country. He only stopped when people started protesting "legal murder", no arrest, no trial, only death. That does not count the number of people who were kidnapped and never seen again. GREED is the main reason that Taksin wants back as PM because he bought the country. He is the biggest "owner" of Thailand and he doesn't cafe what he does to the people. The people who received money to support him don't even know that they have to pay him back.

The Dhammakaiya sect were well paid by him to come out to support him. Most of the monks who came out to support him were not really monks - smoking, drinking, pretending to be holy.

The red shirt leaders used the people as human shields and the people never knew it. Some of the red shirts were paid only 500 baht per day, most were paid 1,000 baht per day while the red shirt leaders were paid - as I heard - 200,000 baht per day. MONEY. Where did all this unlimited supply of money come from? Is it part of the money that was stolen from Thailand when Taksin and General Chavalit Yongchaiyut were running the country in 1996-1997?

Taksin, when he was minister of education, closed all teachers' colleges and turned them into universities. Our children have no teachers to teach them. The quality of education has fallen off drastically. Our children can't read, write, or speak Thai well, much less think by themselves. They can't solve problems and neither can their "teachers" just coming from universities.The teachers have a difficult time teaching bored students. It is teacher centred and not student centred.

Education is a must for everyone in the country if we want democracy. We can't have democracy until 95 % of the people are well educated up to university level. Maybe in another 50 - 70 years from now.

The only thing that Taksin has done for Thailand has made Thais have strong bodies with unskilled hands. This is why other countries in the region have passed Thailand by. Education for all. We sent unskilled labour to other countries.

Corruption is in all walks of life here from top to bottom. When we do get someone in who is not corrupt the country runs much better. "What is mine is mine and what is yours is also mine" (Issarn). Kriengjai is the main cause. Politicians give money to the people to vote for them. Let's get rid of paying money to the people to vote for you.

Posted by Suderat p May 22, 10 12:28 PM

ome fact about the Red-shirts.

The fact is "some" Red-Shirt protesters has the heavily weapon ,eg. M79 .
The fact is "some" Red-Shirt protesters has gained money from Thaksin's nominees.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters has been killed by terrorists.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters has been killed by soldiers.
The fact is"almost of all" Red-Shirt protesters support ousted PM Taksin.
The fact is"almost of all" Red-Shirt protesters came from the poor.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters want overthrow the monarchy ,is called " the extremely left side".
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters doesn't know exactly democrotic.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters has been excited by the "Pua Thai" party.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters has the " hard core" group ,the group is just want to make the violence situation.
The fact is"some" Red-Shirt protesters has burned Bangkok and Thailand .
Thailand is ruined by the "some" Red shirt terrorist.


Posted by prem May 22, 10 01:50 PM

To 646
You may want to express your frustration. And yes you can. But I think you might be a bit pessimistic. The person you are targeting at is not as bad as your imaginative sayings. At least he had led so many good things to Thais especially the needy in rural areas for 60 years or longer as you mentioned, since those unfortunates are still dependent and are not as clever as you. This MAN doesn’t give only money, but also opportunities, jobs and help these people to feed themselves not to beg for ones to regularly donate. Just wanna say don’t be too pessimistic. I think you can otherwise you would be depressed and frustrated all your life living here among majority who do love the MAN.

Posted by Don't be too pessimistic May 22, 10 01:55 PM

Good try! Mr. elite, guy. Thanks for the long essay, but I've heard these kind of stuffs too often from red shirts medias. Anything new?

Posted by Thanks May 22, 10 03:00 PM

but why is that?

Posted by Andrea Vitti May 22, 10 03:02 PM


Posted by ABIZ May 22, 10 04:03 PM

If Thai society wants to be a mature democratic country, it needs to step out of the shadow of the monarchy. Thai people need to elect a good government, and vote bad politicians out if they don't keep promise. If you allow the democratic election develop itself without interfering the results, within less than twenty years Thailand will be a full democratic country.

Posted by Hope May 22, 10 04:25 PM

ที่บอกว่า เสื้อแดงมีปืน มีอาวุธสงคราม
เคยเห็นมีแต่คนเคยโพสรูปเสื้อแดง ถือปืนลูกซองสั้นไทยประดิษฐ์
เหมือนที่กลุ่มวัยรุ่นใช้กันทั่วๆไปเต็มบ้านเต็มเมือง ไอ้แบบนั้นน่ะ มันเด็กๆครับ

ขอสักภาพเถอะครับ ที่ไอ้เสื้อแดงถืออาวุธสงครามอ่ะ
อยากเห็นจะๆบ้าง เห็นมีแต่ทหารยิงประชาชน

Posted by ขอสักภาพเถอะอย&# May 22, 10 09:12 PM

ภาพเสื้อแดงถืออาวุธสงครามจะไม่ค่อยมีให้เห็นชัด แต่่ที่แฝงตัวแล้วจับภาพได้มีเยอะ โดยเฉพาะตอนที่ตรวจค้นอาวุธจากเต็นท์ อาวุธสงครามเพียบ คุณคิดว่าทหารระเบิดหัวตัวเองหรือ ที่ตายน่ะ
เราไปชุมนุมเสื้อแดงบ่อย ตอนแรกเห็นด้วย เพิ่งตัดขาดตอนเจ๊ดา แกขึ้นไปพูด มีหลายอย่างที่ไม่เห็นเกี่ยวกับการประท้วง เป็นการดึงฟ้าต่ำ ก็เลยตัดขาดไม่ไป เป็นความโชคดีของเรา พวกที่ตายไม่รู้เรื่องราวอะไร เพราะอยู่ภายในวงล้อม แต่พวกที่เป็นการ์ด เตรียมอาวุธตั้งแต่ต้น ที่เวทีก็ได้แต่ประกาศให้สู้ตาย และให้เผาเมือง สั่งให้เผาอย่างเดียว ไม่เห็นด้วยที่เผาเมืองแล้วขโมยของ เพราะตอนนี้ การ์ด นปช. โดนจับได้ มีของกลางที่เป็นนาฬิกาและของแบรนด์เนม เพียบ

Posted by เราอยู่เมืองไท&# May 22, 10 11:38 PM

Please do not comment about the Thai King or Thai Monarchy. They have always worked tirelessly and selflessly for all Thai people especially the poor. This is why they are so dearly loved in Thailand.

Posted by John Adams May 23, 10 12:14 AM

ทั้งคนที่ตาย ทหาร เสื้อแดง เสื้อเหลือง รัฐบาล ทุกคนเป็น พี่น้องคนไทยด้วยกัน
เจ็บปวด เจ็บปวด ...

Posted by คนไทย May 23, 10 12:37 AM

Thaksin's money alone can pay for people to demonstrate and many other things, BUT money CANNOT BUY so much anger and call for equality from the underpriviledged segments of the Thai people that we've seen the last 3 years. That anger comes from years and years of being taken advantaged of, shutting them from opportunities, denying them quality of life and education (because quality of schools upcountry are so lousy), and treating them eternally as low-class servants and farmers, and denying the results of past elections. Look carefully, all this is not about Thaksin or the King. Its about YOU and ME not treating fellow Thai citizens with the same respect. This problem will remain until YOU and ME understand we need to change.

Posted by Lack of Respect May 23, 10 01:04 AM

My beautiful adopted country what has happened?
the problem is far deeper than maybe we realise, please let's get back to some peace!
Neither side is right or wrong, what is needed is vision and heart, not European politics as you can see Thailand is an individual case and can not i repeat can not be run on the same politics and economics!
Where is the man with vision and heart for Thailand and it's people, please show yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Steve May 23, 10 02:49 AM

"Real democracy does not include breaking the law, hurting others, looting, stealing, setting fires, etc"

hypocrite. you blame the red shirts when your government is actually doing something way more inhumane -- killing humans and framing the red shirts of possessing weapons they probably can't even afford? at least try harder and create a more convincing lie. that's why there is no peace or democracy in thailand. you fail, troll. what an abhisit/monarchy ass kisser. you instantly accuse me as a red-shirt when i don't even live in your country. wow, you're mature. besides, my country supports democracy so i have every right to know more about what real democracy is compared to you. i feel sorry for stupid people like you.

Posted by :) May 23, 10 03:16 AM

รำคาญอิตา จอห์น สมิธว่ะ
Dear Mr.John Smith

Red shirt has "Right" to protest but not to "Destroy". Government tried hard to give them many informations and kept waiting for long time. They were really care about innocent but uneducated people. Unfortuniately, those uneducated people did n't accecpt any info from Government. They deserved "DEATH".

I hope u have some business in those area, u may have more understanding our country's situation.

Posted by Pailn May 23, 10 03:36 AM

Finance Minister Korn said in Tokyo a few days ago``The trick of telling a big lie successfully is to attach it to a big truth. The big lie of the leaders and ex-prime minister Thaksin was that this was a fight about democracy. The big truth is that there remains poverty and income inequality in Thailand.''

He is right, BUT when Korn tries to DIG DEEPER to see why “there’s poverty and income inequality in Thailand”, he will STEP ON THE TOES of very powerful groups in Thailand. And they will get rid of Korn just like they got rid of Thaksin.

Posted by Concerned May 23, 10 04:15 AM

เฮ้อออออ ลูกหลานเห็นแล้วละอายใจจิงๆ T^T

Posted by 123 May 23, 10 04:48 AM

I agree with John-Myanmar (#634)

"Red shirt don't come to set Bangkok on fire at first place they expected that they will get their fair chance like yellow shirt who successfully ousted two Prime Minsters when they come to bangkok. But Thai High Court never appear for Red Shirt only Army and police force come out to kill them. What is it?"

In addition, Pictures shown by Boston can give things more than thousand words that Pro-Abhisit people in this page try to say. Foreigners are lucky to see things as they are. Thais can see only what they want them to see or hear.

Posted by Woods Abu May 23, 10 05:11 AM

ยังจะบอกไม่มีอาวุธ ทั้งระเบิด ทั้งเผาเมือง
โง่เป็นควายให้ไอ้ทักษิณมันหลอกใช้ ก็ตายๆไปบ้างเถอะ เพราะอยู่ไปก็รกโลก

Posted by โง่งมงาย May 23, 10 07:21 AM

I get the impression these "red shirts" were not fighting in the name of a better government or democracy, but perhaps in the name of a tyranical government that would eventually leave Thailand vulnerable to outside forces.

Posted by Jack Quincy May 23, 10 08:59 AM

การกดขี่ข่มเหง การเอาเปรียบของคนรวย การสุขสบายการดูถูกเหยียดหยามว่าเป็นคนจน คนจนทำงานหนักทั้งวันได้200กินกันทั้งครอบครัว ลูกคนรวยใช้เงินวันละหลายพันค่านำมันรถอย่างเดียว สงครามชนขั้นกำลังจะเกิดขึ้นทำอย่างไรเราจะช่วยกันหยุดมัน เสื้อเหลืองชุมนุมกรรมการสิทธิบอกว่าใช้ความรุนแรงส.ว.ก็บอกเหมือนกันอาจารย์ลงชื่อกันบอกอย่าใช้ความรุนแรงส.ส.ประชาธิปัตย์จัดหาคนมาชุมนุม แต่พอตัวเองเป็นรัฐบาลเสื้อแดงชุมนุมด้วยกลับกันทุกคนมองเสื้อแดงผิดยุยงให้ปราบปรามอย่างเด็ดขาดจำลองบอกให้ใช้ดฎอัยการศึก หมอตุลย์อ้างสถาบันจัดชุมนุมสนับสนุนให้ปราบเสื้อแดงอาจารย์กรรมการสิทธิ์กลับกันเลยไม่น่าเชื่อจะเกิดเรื่องเช่นนี้ สองมาตรฐานอย่างนี้บ้านเมืองจะเกิดความสงบสุขได้อย่างไรเตรียมตัวพบกับความวุ่นวายกันได้เลยถ้าไม่รีบแก้ไขเราคนไทยลำบากแน่

Posted by ik222 May 23, 10 10:34 AM

Well, now Thailand is ruin by a few greedy, uneducated, liars, corrupted, money hunger people. Then they blame on the 69.5 million people and Prime Minister. SO, so SAD.... Now it is over, I wish for the best for Thailand. Everyone must help rebuild and educate other to understand the simple simple 5 precepts of Buddhism, if they do, there will be no fight and everyone will understand how to live in PEACE to family and each other in Thai society. Buddha Bless You and God Bless U.
PS. for all the farang, if you are not Thai and do not live in Thailand for 5 years or more, you should not write or comment about Thailand., period.

Posted by sue May 23, 10 10:49 AM

No government in their right mind would accept whatever the people demand from it. I don't care if the government was elected or not, they cannot show that kind of weakness just to appease the population.

There have been regrettable mistakes on both sides, so I think it's best not to start pointing fingers at people. Both sides have their arguments and their own sense of justice, no *one* group of people can claim that their justice is the *right* one.

I think it's already good that the government offered election dates in november, even though it does sound very far off, if you truely believe in your justice, the democratic system should allow the more popular governing body to win and take control. What's the rush? If you've said that you've waited so many years, what's the harm in a few more months if it means your freedom?

From my point of view, the poor people were taken advantage of this time. They may have suffered from the current government but the protests were not organised for their best interests, but more for against Abhisit. Unfortunately, I do not believe the majority of poor populations in any country are qualified to vote... they can be easily deceived because they cannot find things out for themselves, and take the word of their supported politicians for granted. That is what I view the be the ultimate downfall of democracy... the poor and less educated dominate the country's population and I believe that democracy drags the country down because the 'quality' of the votes is diluted by uninformed or misinformed population.

I wish I could think up a better system, but my point is that all these 'democracy' outcries are just plays by people seeking power used to manipulate the uneducated population, and so people should not equate democracy to 'freedom', because it's not... democracy just means that of all the people who vote on certain matters, the decision made will not benefit any one of the extreme side of the argument(s) but instead benefit the ones who stood in the middle the most. It takes the median of people's feelings about certain matters so that it won't piss anyone off too much....

Posted by JY May 23, 10 11:21 AM

เห็นด้วยกับ #731 คะ

Posted by Thaigirl May 23, 10 12:14 PM

เลวที่สุดคือ คนหน้าเหลี่ยมที่ไม่รู้จักพอ ขายประเทศจนจะไม่เหลืออะไรเป็นของคนไทย และคนหิวเงินบางคนก็ยอมรับใช้มัน เพื่อเงินและพร้อมที่จะทำลายประเทศ บ้านเกิดของตนเองโดยไม่นึกถึงใคร ถ้าคุณไม่รักประเทศไทยก็จงไปอยู่ที่อื่น อย่าทำตัวกินบนเรือนขี้รดบนหลังคาแบบนี้ หนักแผ่นดินไทยเปล่าๆ

Posted by ลิดา May 23, 10 01:22 PM

How could you said Red shirt are bad. You are foolish Open your mind,open you eyes and open your brain!!! See what's happening? The soldier who should protect people just kill people who have emptie hands,women and people who have no power to fight back. They are so proud of themselve for killing innocence people.Think!! If people who were killed is one of your family. How do you think?

Posted by Charlie May 23, 10 03:44 PM




Posted by PU May 23, 10 06:43 PM

The powerful dominate the weak. This is the way of the world whether we like it or not (and we generally don't). In Thailand the powerful include the military and the Chinese-Thais and some of the business people in larger cities. They use their knowledge and wealth to control the country's politics and economy. Those protesting don't much like it but are poorly organized and can't do much about it. Thailand is not the happy country that tourists typically see, at least not these days. The situation is, of course, far more complex than a few words here can describe. This conflict is far from over. It will take a repressive govenrment to beat back this protest, so the near future for Thailand does not look good at all. This is a tragedy since Thailand and the Thai people deserve better.

Posted by GTB May 23, 10 07:53 PM

ลาว เขมร พม่า เวียดนามจงเจริญ ไทยสิ้นชื่อแล้ว เตรียมตัวอพยพมากันได้แล้ว ไชโยไชโย

Posted by Anonymous May 23, 10 09:26 PM


Posted by dbm999 May 23, 10 09:34 PM

Reading some untrue comments from foreigners, make me feel sick. Thai is not even your mother tongue. You said, the government control medias. How do explain Redshirt's Radio and TV that have been on air ? Have you listen or watched it? Fun to listen to! Make you want to be part of it. But if you step out and think about what they have said, it doesn't make any sense at all. Unless they said things you want to hear.
Their behaviors during and after protest is unacceptable. Would you accept it at home? I don't want to make it sounds like racist. Please just imagine Thailand as your family friend. We have problems, we argue, we fight, but we are dealing with it in our own way. At the end of the day we are Thais and we still call each other Pi and Nong. Both sides are dealing with their pains and loses. We see foreigners as our friends as you may have experienced our warm hospitality. Would you go round and tell your friend, who his house just been burned, that you think, this person is right and that person is wrong? We would appreciate your sympathy and support, but please don't start another fire. In every Thai hearts are truly sad and lost about what happened. Please excuse my English. It is not my mother tongue.

Posted by Supinda May 23, 10 09:42 PM

ถ้าผืนบ้านของคุณเป็นไฟ แล้วคุณจะไปอาศัยที่ไหน
พวกเราแค่มนุษย์เดินดิน แค่โดนพิษเศรษฐกิจต่างประเทศมากระทบก็แย่แล้ว
คนสั่งการเขานอนสบายในต่างแดน แล้วคุณละถูกส่งกลับบ้านอย่างน่าอับอาย
เพราะได้ขึ้นทะเบียนใหม่ว่า "คนทำลายชาติ"

Posted by บุ๋ม May 23, 10 10:00 PM

อย่างน้อยกลุ่มอื่นเขาชุมนุมประท้วงเขาก็ไม่ได้ออกไปฆ่าใคร ชุมนุมเฉพาะที่ ไม่ปิดถนนบ้าๆขนาดนี่ ไม่ทำร้ายพยาบาลหรือหน่วยกู้ภัย ไม่เป็นโจรไปปล้นร้านขายของ ยิงM79 ยิงประชาชนที่ไม่มีอาวุธ ที่สำคัญการชุมนุมที่ผ่านมาไม่มีใครเขาไปเผาบ้านเผาร้านเผาสถานที่ราชการ เผารถดับเพลิงที่เขากำลังจะไปดับไฟ ชิงหมาเกิดชัดๆไอ้พวกเลว ขอสาบส่งให้เวรกรรมที่พวกมันก่อจงย้อนสู่ครอบครัวมันให้ไวๆ โดยเฉพาะผู้บงการ แกนนำ และไอ้ผู้ที่ลงมือยิง หรือเผา สาธุ

Posted by คนเชียงใหม่ May 23, 10 10:01 PM

#746 I am Thai who has moved to live in th US. I didn't follow the news in Thailand closely until recently. According to what I research from the Internet, back into year 2008, the yellow-shirt protested on the street almost four months, and then seized the government house. The Thai government at that time sent police force to clear out the yellow shirts, but the queen came out to support the yellow-shirst protesters. Finally, the yellow-shirst moved to seize the airport. So could you please answer me why the army didn't crack down the yellow-shirt protesters? and why the queen was eager to show support to the yellow shirt but didn't say anything to stop the killings of the red shirts. I have no doubt that this is a double standard in Thai politics, and the monarchy involved directly in Thai politics. Could you please answer my quetions?

Posted by Cool May 23, 10 10:27 PM

# 757 My comment is N.o 711. You can understand that I'm agree with you and with red shirts. It's very incredible the King's Family had this NOT IMPARTIAL position. How they love Thai people? One word of Them can avoid what happening because ALL THAI PEOPLE love the King.

Posted by Resident that love Thailand May 23, 10 11:18 PM

I once travelled to Thailand, and I loved it. However, with the incident that occured recently in Thailand, I told myself that I will never go back there again. I saw pictures that Thai soldiers killed bare handed protesters. I would like to urge foreigners to stop travelling to Thailand, because money that we spend in Thailand will be used by the Thai army to buy weapons that will kill innocent people. SPEND YOUR MONEY IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAT GOVERNMENT TREATS ITS PEOPLE BETTER.

Posted by Arizona May 23, 10 11:39 PM

They burn 7/11 and took everything inside but BOOKS...

Posted by Anonymous May 24, 10 12:09 AM

#757, #758 - HOW do you think about THE QUEEN of Thailand with your BAD sentence?
You are BASELESS for your wording "but the queen came out to support the yellow-shirst protesters".
PLEASE You don't call yourself to "I am Thai" because of YOU ARE NOT THAI. PLEASE living at your USA country for EVER and EVER, DO NOT COMEBACK TO THAILAND although you die.
PLEASE GO TO HELL AT USA , your lovely country.

Posted by THAI May 24, 10 02:56 AM

Hola..las imagenes son excelente y hablan por si solas.practicamente no requieren palabras los hechos estan a la vista..
Queria hacer una pregunta y ojala alguien me responda.Es posible guardar estas imagenes en mis archivos y crear un power point..y subirlas en mi blog..todo es sin fines de lucro,solo compartir informacion con mis amigos..

Posted by Roberto.M May 24, 10 04:37 AM

Harmony is the foundation of wealth.

Posted by Ishak Latipi Mastan May 24, 10 05:13 AM

Thailand, I am so sorry. My heart bleeds for you, especially for the soldiers. The dead have died, but the soldiers looked into the eyes of their own people and shot them dead. No human among them will ever be whole again. I am so sorry.

I am a farang, and will not comment on politics or the true meaning of democracy. But I am a human, and can comment on things that involve humans. And as a human, I am sorry. Hopefully a proper election will prevent another problem like this. Elections can fail people just as easily as a dictator.

Posted by rylet orney May 24, 10 05:45 AM

สองมาตราฐานชัดเจน เลือกตั้งคราวหน้าแดงมาแน่ แล้วคราวหน้าถ้าเหลืองมาชุมนุมผมจะขออาสาอยู่แถ้วหน้า เพื่อขอกระชับพื้นที่แบบนี้มั่ง คงจะมันมือแบบไอ้ทหารเหลืองที่มันมาตอนนี้ เที่ยวหน้าอย่าลืมมานะเสื้อเหลอง จากทหารแดง

Posted by ทหารแดง May 24, 10 06:10 AM

เลือกตั้งคราวหน้าเปลี่ยนขั้วรัฐบาลแน่ เสื้อเหลืองออกมากันอีกนะแล้วทหารแดงจะขอออกมาขอกระชับพื้นที่มั่งอย่าลืมนะจ๊ะ งานนี้ขอเอาคืนนะ

Posted by ทหารใจสีแดง May 24, 10 06:16 AM

บ้านเมือง มันขาดความยุติธรรม คนจนโดนกดขี่ พอคนรวยโดนบ้าง โวยวาย คนจนนอนตายบนถนน ไม่มีใครเห็นใจ เหตุการณ์นี้เกิดเพราะแรงกดดัน จากภายใน หลังจากนี้คงไม่มีการเผาอีกแล้ว นี่แหละการระบายของคนจนที่โดรกดขี่

Posted by คนไทยทีจน May 24, 10 06:56 AM

I wish to the people of Thailand to have peace very soon.Thai government has no right to kill their own people.....what is the negotiation!!!!!!!!! Why innocent people got killed by armforce brutal military or government....There is another genocide had happened in Burma on 1988.They are using the same way because they don't wanna lose their power...they are just selfish.....they will kill eveybody for their own sakes.....This is not fair ......WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS .......MESSAGES TO THAI GOVERNMNET """"""""" .....THIS IS YOUR OWN PEOPLE ,NOT FOREIGNER ......THEY JUST WANT ONLY DEMOCRACY ..NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE ........THEIR HOPE IS TO HAVE BETTER FUTURE FOR THIER COUNTRY........."""""""""""
THE ANSWER IS VERY CLER "''''WHY PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE GOVERNMENT """""" Because government is weak and can't afford to make better future..................................very clear...

Posted by DEREK May 24, 10 06:59 AM

#760 you should know that only morons buy books in 7/11

only horoscope / ghost stories / sex scandal / loser biographs / all those things unworth of the paper

that's why all the reds are smarter than you since you only believe everything the killer gov want you to believe.

Posted by realy red thais not terrorist May 24, 10 09:02 AM

#761 You are stupid, and ignorant.

Posted by Cool May 24, 10 09:13 AM

To # 739. You're quite right. It would be unfortunate to see Mr. Korn being driven away to live in exile (Dubai, Montenegro, whatever) like the first person who tried to narrow the nation's income inequality and give everyone a fair chance at life.

Posted by Tough Fight May 24, 10 09:31 AM

i was there when the first shoot start ......:(
it was sad .... i lost my friend that day ......
i when with my friend for the Red Shirt mob , he was the guard ....!
i told him not to go but he was not listening to me ..... coz i saw the other guard guys (many) with the guns ( some r black color rifle like M16 but most of it r like more smaller ) and i know that something would going to begin .
when the army come near one the guard start talking with his mobile phone bout something like ".."ok " ..."i will " ...." yes , sir "....." then what will we do "......" kill, ok " ....... then he put down the phone. The word "KILL" was on my head again and again. i turn to my friend , " hey, this is not what i come here for ", but no answer from my friend .
suddenly i first big noise of gun shooting begin and my friend get up with a pistrol and said loudly, " FOR TAKSIN, KILL THEM ALL". that set i cant take it n e more............ i run ..........................."this is not i plan for", i said to myself .
after two day at nearly night in the temple, i heard that he was dead
this thing teach me something ........


p.s. sorry for everything.

Posted by Red Shirt Guard 083 May 24, 10 10:20 AM

I hate soldiers I hate army...All the nation that gorvern by army are like thar..
all the soldiers are killer... we need democracy...we do not need killer in our country...

Posted by skipboyz May 24, 10 11:06 AM

Thaksin is the major cause of the situation. He is still greedy with the power while he cheated and gain tremendous amount from his cheating.
Again, he is using his cheated money to buy the poor become the protester.
This is the lightest way to treat them and we lost very few people of both side by the nice Government's policy.

Posted by Ronachit Jinadit May 24, 10 11:06 AM

#772 You have to show me the pictures that show red-shirts were carrying M16. So far I have seen none, pistols maybe, but it's far different from M16.

Posted by Cool May 24, 10 11:57 AM

#774. With this kind of mind set, I guess it's ok with you for Thailand to have a civil war.

Posted by James May 24, 10 12:16 PM

I just traveled trough Thailand a while ago and found it to be the most beautyfull country in the world. People spoke so highly of their king and landscape and people themselves are amazing. The last week i was in Thailand the peacefull protests began and i looked at it on the national news with great respect that the thai people stood up for themselves.
It's such a shame to see what the gouvernment is doing and ofcourse the protesters take over this behaviour because as i know thai people, they are most calm and friendly but they also have a lot of pride and you better not touch that.
I look at what's happening to the country with great remourse and really hope the efford of the thai people will not be in veign.

With high regards to the thai people,
Thijs, from Holland.

Posted by Thijs van den Hurk May 24, 10 12:20 PM

#775 Sorry but one of the protesters did have something like an M16 as I actually watched it on numerous Thai tv channels! A few Thai army truck drivers were captured and as one of them (army) wai-ed and surrendered this demonstrator walked up and shot him at point blank range carrying a rifle. The camera followed him as he walked away behind bushes. He was wearing a black t shirt and crash helmet. This piece of film really choked me as the man he shot looked old and I'd probably go as far as to say just drove the trucks!

Posted by Steve May 24, 10 01:37 PM

#778. I'll wait for the UN human rights' investigtion. I'm from Thailand, so I know very well that Thai government can lie in your face.

Posted by Cool May 24, 10 04:22 PM

For all thais, I would like to ask you that what or who you are fighting ? Why we thais have to fight each others? Please, to all of reds, I respect you who really fight for democracy but the way you are fighting is not correct. You should respect the right of others before you request for your right. You have no right to ruin the others' life.

I beg all of you to think carefully that Do you really think you are fighting for democracy not for money or Thaksin.

And the very serious thing I can observe is the increment of people who treat our king with no respect and most of these people are red shirt. (I don't mean red shirts don't love our king but I mean that most of people who don't respect the king are red shirts)

So i beg for all reds to stop your angry and stop thinking this is fighting. For our country stop fighting with same thais. If you really want democracy, please protest with respect to others. If you still love Thailand, if you still love the king who give all his life to his people, please protest with peace.

But if you come to destroy BKK again, I and other BKK people will not let you burn our city again.

Posted by saga May 24, 10 04:34 PM

Whether it is Thaksin or Abhisit. Still the same. Aim to control and get rich. Leaders of Yellow shirts also same. They want power and to rule people and get rich.

Posted by Ton leong May 24, 10 09:20 PM

คุณใช่ คนไทยหรือป่าว ?

Posted by ake1710 May 24, 10 10:31 PM

เหตุการณ์ 19 พ.ค.ที่ผ่านมาเกิดเพราะรัฐบาลไม่ยอมตามข้อเสนอของแกนนำเสื้อแดงที่ให้เข้าสู่กระบวนการยุติธรรมเหมือนแกนนำเสื้อแดง รัฐบาลต้องการเล่นงานฝ่ายเสื้อแดงโดยตัวเองไม่ต้องรับผิดชอบต่อการตายของคนเสื้อแดงใน 10 เม.ย. รัฐบาลจึงตัดสินใจสลายคนเสื้อแดงด้วยอาวุธโดยไม่ยอมสมานฉันท์ใดๆทั้งนั้น พวกเชียร์รัฐบาลอย่าทำเป็นลืมเรื่องนี้

Posted by วรรณ May 25, 10 12:37 AM

May they all be peaceful.
But I wanna say something 4 them.
Gun has , Gun less.
May they all be peaceful.

Posted by YG May 25, 10 07:50 AM

เสื้อแดงไม่ใช่เหรอที่ปฏิเสธการเจรจาตลอด รัฐบาลพยายามแล้วกี่ครั้ง เสื้อแดงอย่ามองข้ามสิ ถ้าชุมนุมโดยสันติจริง แล้วไปขโมยของตามห้างแถวที่ชุมนุมทำไม ตอบได้รึป่าว การที่มีเสื้อแดงป่วนเมืองเผาบ้านเผาเมืองแทบทั่วประเทศจะบอกว่าแดงเทียมใช่มั้ย แล้วถ้าในกลุ่มป่วนเมืองตายสักคนแล้วทำไมมาบอกว่าเสื้อแดงตายล่ะ ก่อนที่จะเข้าข้างเสื้อแดงอย่างหัวปักหัวปำ โปรดใช้มันสมองวิเคราะห์ถึงเหตุและผลด้วยนะค่ะ

Posted by เกลียดคนทำลายป&# May 25, 10 08:39 AM

The red shirts seem to stand for nothing but vandalism and ignorance. Even the leaders of the red shirts are suggesting ideas like holding a blood drive only for the purpose of throwing it on government buildings. This is no way for a government to act. I live in Bangkok, am a foreigner, and the only comment that I can make is that the current government has been much to tolerant of the red shirts. Blocking traffic, terrorizing the public, blocking ambulances, shootings, bombs, destroying and burning over 30 buildings among the stock exchange, shopping malls.. It is insane. If this were in any other country the government would have stepped in with force to dispose of this situation before it was so out of control. The current government has done a great job of trying to hold this country together, while the red shirts seem so determined to vandalize it.

All of this manipulation, only because of a billionaire with a hurt ego.. Such a waste. Karma.

Posted by John May 25, 10 10:53 AM

Most of the Thais that bash the Red-Shirts on the internet are rich people, part of the elite and of course they support the current (illegal) government. If you want to find out the truth, go ask the MILLIONS poor Thais in rural areas and small cities. Those who are not fortunate enough to have internet access and know to speak english to go to web forums and blogs and tell the truth. They are the people of Thailand. They are the MAJORITY and they SUPPORT the Red-Shirts!

Praying for freedom to come soon in Thailand!

Posted by mpiftex May 25, 10 07:16 PM

Thai Prime Minister Mr. Abisit, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Suthep and all associates must be brought to ICC for committing Crime Against Humanitarian in Thailand.

Posted by Robert Chang May 25, 10 07:58 PM

อย่าดูแต่ ฟรีทีวี ....เค้าอยากให้ประชาชนรับรู้อะไร
เค้าก็ให้ ฟรีทีวี ออกอย่างนั้น
แน่จริงอย่าปิด หู ปิดตา ประชาชนสิ
เลิกบล็อก เวป วิทยุ ทีวี ดาวเทียม
ประชาชน....เพราะประชาชน เค้าไม่ได้กินหญ้า....

Posted by ทรราชย์-ฆาตกร-อา May 25, 10 10:06 PM

ไม่เข้าใจจริงๆๆ กับคนที่ดูไม่ออก ว่าใครดีไม่ดี ทำไมน่ะถึงไม่ดูข่าวหลายอย่างๆ แล้วคิดวิเคราะห์ด้วยตัวเองว่า อันใหนใช่ ไม่ไช่ อันใหนควรไม่ควร ทำไมจะต้องให้ใครมาเล่ากรอกหูอยู่ได้ ว่าผิดหรือถูก ประท้วงน่ะได้ไม่ผิด เรียกร้องได้ไม่ผิด ปิดถนนบางเส้นได้ไม่ผิด บางเส้นผิดเพราะมีคนเดือดร้อนจำนวนมาก มีอาวุธผิด เผาผิด ฆ่าคนผิด ไม่มีอาวุธแล้วจะตรวจเจออาวุธได้งัย คิดเองเด้อ พี่น้องจะได้ไม่ต้องให้ใครมาหลอกได้อีก

Posted by คนไทยแท้ May 25, 10 11:11 PM

The EU's foreign affairs chief called on Thai authorities to respect human rights after a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters, saying the outbreak of violence had "harmed Thailand".

Thai government put Thailand in a new low position in the eyes of international community. Abhisit and his supporters should be ashame of themselves.

Posted by LoveThailand May 26, 10 12:15 AM

The EU's foreign affairs chief called on Thai authorities to respect human rights after a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters, saying the outbreak of violence had "harmed Thailand".

Thai government put Thailand in a new low position in the eyes of international community. Abhisit and his supporters should be ashame of themselves.

Posted by LoveThailand May 26, 10 12:42 AM

โทษของการชุมนุมเรียกร้องด้วยสันตินะ...ไม่ร้ายแรงหรอกแต่ที่ไอ้พวกเลวทำนี่ซิยิ่งกว่าสัตว์เดรัจฉานอีก เป็นถึงด์อกเตอร์(dog) เรียนมาก็ไม่ใช่น้อย ถึงเมืองนอกเมืองนาสุดท้ายก็ถ่อย(สรุปว่าการศึกษาไม่ได้ช่วยให้สันดานดีน้ะ) เพราะฉนั้นเหตุการณ์นั้สรุปว่าพวกที่เรียนน้อยแม้จะได้เรียนสูงก็ยังโง่เป็นทาสเงิน ทาสไอ้ชาติชั่ว ชั่วทั้งตระกูลเนรคุณแผ่นดินที่ให้มันมีกินมีใช้ มีให้พวกมันโกง....ไอ้พวกถ่อยต้องมีจิตใต้สำนึกที่เป็นคนเลวไม่งั้นคงไม่ทำได้ขนาดนี้(สันดาน) ...ถ้าคนอื่นไปเผาบ้านพวกมัน
บ้างเผาธุรกิจของพวกมันอย่างนั้ พวกมันคงนั่งหัวเราะซินะ เอาหัวแม่เท้ามาคิดแทนหัวสมองเหรอ ถึงได้ทำแบบนี้ ขอตั้งมั่นว่า ถ้าเจอไอ้พวกเลวพวกนี้ที่ไหน จะเอารอง.... (ส..นเท้า) เฟี้ยงหน้ามัน...

Posted by ประชาชนที่พร้อ&# May 26, 10 01:42 AM


Posted by jkt May 26, 10 01:48 AM

The EU's foreign affairs chief called on Thai authorities to respect human rights after a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters, saying the outbreak of violence had "harmed Thailand".

Thai government put Thailand in a new low position in the eyes of international community. Abhisit and his supporters should be ashame of themselves.

Posted by LoveThailand May 26, 10 01:51 AM

ถ้าทักษิณตาย ประเทศไทยจะสงบกว่านี้ นักการเมืองไทย ไม่ได้คิดเพื่อประเทศชาติ คงมีแต่ในหลวงและพระราชวงค์ ที่ทำเพื่อคนไทย ภาพที่เห็นเหล่านี้ เป็นฝีมือนักการเมืองเลว ๆ อย่างพวกทักษิณ และพรรคเพื่อไทย มันน่าจะชื่อว่าพรรคเพื่อพวกกูมากกว่า ขอให้ กรรมสนองคนเลวพวกนี้เร็ว ๆ

Posted by ตะวัน May 26, 10 04:11 AM

Taksin is a very very very bad man. I am Thai, I love my country and I need peace. There are many poor people think the same as me and they also love the King. Taksin is a big lier, crook, selfish. He is a devil. I love the Thai soldiers. Why don't you show me a picture of the soldier was killed by the black shirt!!!! Why don't you show me a picture of the buildings was burned by the crazy red shirts.

Posted by We need peace May 26, 10 06:13 AM

Le Pays du sourire aujourd'hui nous fait pleurer. Pouquoi en arriver là. Ce serait beau, pour une fois, de voir des politiciens d'un Pays se réunir autour d'une table pour gommer leur différence. La Thaïlande pourrait le faire, elle en a les moyens. Alors pourquoi ?. Mais je vous aime tout de même

Posted by andé- genève May 26, 10 06:50 AM

To Thai People who wrote in thai on this site ... Here some people may thai but some people are not .. be polite, use English if really want to give comment of some participate in such discussion... Don't act Sniper behavior.... If u dare to say some are stupid , be ready , don't go away when some say you are stupid...

Posted by KKKK May 26, 10 06:53 AM

รัฐบาลเฮง ซวย มันฆ่าประชาชน

ดูมันทำสิครับ ปิดตาคนเสื้อแดง แล้วยิงทิ้ง

เค้ามาเรียก ร้องประชาธิปตรัยนะครับ

Posted by ดูมันทำ May 26, 10 08:06 AM

Thai people love King

sure, otherwise you will get 15 years in prison.

that is the hard fact

Posted by hard truth May 26, 10 08:45 AM


Posted by 妈妈做的菜 May 26, 10 10:34 AM

ไอ้เหื้ยทักษิณ หยุดทำร้ายประเทศไทยได้แล้ว และเอาลูกเมียที่มึงโกหกคนทั้งโลกว่าเลิกกันแล้วพร้อมทั้งญาติพี่น้องมึงไปอยู่มอนเตกับมึงเลย รวมทั้งบริวารและพวกเพื่อไทยด้วย ไอ้เหี้ย

Posted by คุณเล็ก May 26, 10 11:00 AM

ไอ้เหื้ยทักษิณ หยุดทำร้ายประเทศไทยได้แล้ว และเอาลูกเมียที่มึงโกหกคนทั้งโลกว่าเลิกกันแล้วพร้อมทั้งญาติพี่น้องมึงไปอยู่มอนเตกับมึงเลย รวมทั้งบริวารและพวกเพื่อไทยด้วย ไอ้เหี้ย

Posted by คุณเล็ก May 26, 10 11:01 AM

Thai elite conservative rulers have used propaganda , media, lese majesty law to protect the monarch. However, more and more truths are coming out. I don't care if there will be a monarchy or not, but let people speak out.
That is a basic human right. Stop the lese majesty law.

Posted by NewThai May 26, 10 11:06 AM

Red+yellow+blue=black. Confirm!

Posted by Lao Ppl May 27, 10 01:11 AM

ถ้าพวกที่มาชุมนุมประท้วงรักสันติจริง (ไม่ปากว่าตาขยิบ ปล่อยพวกมีอาวุธมาหลบซ่อนตัวอยู่ในกลุ่มแล้ว) ทหารก็คงไม่ไปทำร้ายใครหรอก

พวกที่มีอาวุธหลบซ่อนตัวก็พยายามยิงให้คนตายมากที่สุด เพื่อปลุกปั่นมวลชน และใส่ร้าย โยนความผิดให้ทหาร มันเป็นแผนล้มรัฐบาล เพื่อให้ทักษิณกลับมาครองอำนาจ และโกงกินชาติ

เห็นคลิปวีดิโอที่มีผู้ชายคนหนึ่งพยายามไปจุดไฟที่รถขนน้ำมัน เพื่อให้มันระเบิดไฟลุกลามไปทำลายชีวิต และทรัพย์สินคนในละแวกนั้นไหมล่ะ ??? ทหารยังแค่ยิงที่เท้าเป็นการสั่งสอน และไม่ให้วางเพลิงสำเร็จ ถ้าจะเอาให้ตาย ก็แค่เล็งสูงขึ้นมาอีกหน่อยก็ตายเรียบร้อย เล็งยิงที่หน้าอกง่ายกว่าเล็งยิงเท้านะครับ

Posted by ราษฏร์ที่รู้เร&# May 27, 10 03:27 AM


Posted by เส้นขนาน May 27, 10 03:29 AM

It's a tragic event. But the terrorists still not quite enough with it. The terrorist forces are running rage on the northern and northeastern area of Thailand. It is now very dangerous to travel to northern and northeastern of Thailand.

There are bombs and burning almost everyday in Northern andnortheastern of thailand right now.

Posted by T__T May 27, 10 05:15 AM

comment 800 - มีด้วยเหรอ ปิดตาแล้วยิงทิ้ง นึกจะพูดอะไรก็พูด ถ้าผมบอกว่าเสธ.แดง ทำปืนลั่นใส่หัวตัวเองผมก็พูดได้ ผมอยากให้ทุกคนพูดด้วยเหตุด้วยผล พยานและหลักฐานครับ

Posted by รักกันไว้เถิด May 27, 10 05:31 AM

Agree with 805. Fortunately for humanity, we have the internet ! It can penetrate and expose everything and let people see and know, more than ever.

At the same time, we should also learn to be careful when we absorb new information. Must double check. Not everything is right. Please spend time to think as well. And avoid 'selective listening', otherwise you never get to see the whole picture. Judgement quality is best when you see more. A flexible mind is important; U-turn quickly if you're wrong. Too many Thais are too rigid in their thinking. I was one such Thai, people with rigid minds take a long time to change .... please don't be like me when I was younger.

Posted by I See More Now May 27, 10 06:55 AM

I can predict from now on, it will be a fight between the conservative group who wants to keep everything in the same old way, keeping power in the hand of elite classes, and the democratic group who wants have open elections, more power to ordinary people. How fierce this fight will be depends on how much the elites see the truth of unjustice, and let go of their tight control of power. World is changing fast.

Posted by NewThai May 27, 10 12:32 PM

Я вообще не понимаю, зачем подставлять себя против вооруженной армии?

Posted by Goodkoal May 27, 10 12:49 PM

ผมว่าคงจะมีน้อยคนในหมู่คนเสื้อแดงที่จะเข้าใจคำว่า "ประชาธิปไตย" อย่างแท้จริงนะครับ มันไม่มีคำว่า "สันติ อหิงสา" ในการชุมนุมดังกล่าว เพราะฉะนั้น อย่านำคำ 2 คำนี้มาอ้างครับผม

ประชาชนเราเคยชินกับการ "แบมือ" ขอ อยากได้อะไรก็แบมือขอ ทำไมล่ะครับ ทำไมเราไม่เริ่มจากการสร้างขึ้นมาด้วยตัวเราเอง

ผมเชื่อเหลือเกินว่า คนที่เค้ามีฐานะในปัจจุบัน เขาก็เริ่มมาจากการอดมื้อกินมื้อ เขายังสามารถขยับสถานภาพทางสังคมของเขาได้

เพียงแต่ประชาชนบางกลุ่มไม่เข้าใจในบทบาทหน้าที่ของตัวเอง ประเทศไทยเราบอบช้ำไปเท่าไรแล้วครับกับ 2 เดือนที่ผ่านมา เริ่มจากเศรษฐกิจพังไปหลักแสนล้าน จบด้วยการเผาบ้านเมืองตัวเอง

ถ้ามีคนจ้างผมสัก 180 ล้าน ผมก็ไม่เผาประเทศของผมอยู่ดี จำเอาไว้ด้วยนะครับ

แล้วทหารแดงครับ คุณบริโภคข้าวทุกจานจากเงินภาษีของประชาชน "ผิดชอบชั่วดี" น่าจะรู้อยู่ใจ อย่าปล่อยให้คนบางคนเขาหลอกใช้ ถ้าพวกคุณร่วมใจกัน มันก็ไม่มีทหารสีนั้นสีนี่หรอกครับ จะมีแต่ทหารที่รู้จักบทบาทแลหน้าที่ของตัวเอง คือ "การปกป้องประเทศไทย และรักษาไว้ซึ้งแผ่นดินไทย"

*****With respect to all pictures, RED doesn't seem to be a peaceful protest as be understood in worldwide broadcasting news. The Thailand's government had tried to create many road maps which would bring a peaceful situation back in Thailand. I don't believe that the surrendering of RES's leaders is the real one, and it's set up for burning important places in Bangkok.*****

Posted by Seenam May 29, 10 02:14 AM

I'm elated seeing how foreigners praise my king but at the same time regret for those small amounts of Thais who couldn't perceive his great determination to see the well-being of his people that even the blind can see with their minds. However, I know well that many people here will always be on his side. I'm grateful for him and what he has done for us.

Posted by Long live the King May 29, 10 04:40 AM

785 อย่าพูดมั่วๆแบบนี้เลย ที่ผ่านมาก็มีการคุยกันบ้าง ปฏิเสธกันบ้าง แต่ครั้งสุดท้ายที่รัฐบาลเสนอนั้นแกนนำเสื้อแดงรับได้หมดเพียงขอให้รัฐบาลเข้าสู่กระบวนการยุติธรรมเหมือนแกนนำเสื้อแดงเท่านั้น อภิสิทธิ์ไม่ยอมในขณะที่สุเทพทำเป็นไปมอบตัวกับอธิบดีดีเอสไอที่ตัวเองตั้งมากับมือโดยย้ายคนเก่าไป แกนนำเสื้อแดงบอกว่าเป็นการเล่นปาหี่ ขอให้มอบตัวกับตำรวจแทน เท่านั้นแหละทั้งอภิสิทธิ์และสุเทพไม่ยอมจึงสั่งให้สลายการชุมนุมด้วยปืนจนเสื้อแดงตายมากมาย และใส่ร้ายว่าเสื้อแดงมีผู้ก่อการร้ายพร้อมอาวุธร้ายแรง 500 คนอยู่ในการชุมนุม น่าแปลกที่ผู้ก่อการร้ายเหล่านี้ไม่ได้ฆ่าทหารสักคนในขณะที่ทหารฆ่าเสื้อแดงมากมายกระทั่งพวกที่อยู่ในวัด

Posted by วรรณ May 29, 10 09:39 AM

ถ้าพวกเสื้อแดงไปประท้วงปิดแถวบ้านกู กูขอสาบานว่าจะดักยิงหัวพวกมึงด้วยปืนติดกล้องแน่นอน

Posted by ฮุนเซ็น May 29, 10 02:40 PM

nice i like it very much, great effort

Posted by emma james May 29, 10 10:43 PM


Posted by 555 May 29, 10 11:18 PM

#739"The big truth is that there remains poverty and income inequality in Thailand', answer to u, i agreed but it is the same as any country in the world. My adopted country here in the u.s. of a , got load of homeless persons just new york city or miami alone have more homeless persons than the whole country of Thailand
I love you Thailand

Posted by Bobby P. May 30, 10 11:01 AM

심하네.진짜... 어쨌건 정리돼서 다행입니다.

Posted by Anonymous May 30, 10 11:13 AM

#820 I don't know how long you have been in the US. Of course the inequality problem exists in every society, but the difference between the lower classes in the US. and Thailand is in the US., all american people are protected by the constitution to criticize and scrutinize anyone, even the highest leader, the president. Nobody in the US. is allowed to play politics behind the scene like in Thailand. Thailand political structure is holding back Thailand's advancement. If Thai people are still brainwashed or blocked all information, I believe within twenty years, Thailand will be the least developped country in southeast asia. The economical problem of Thailand is getting too big to resolve. The connections among big businesses, military, and monarchy are destroying the country. They are corrupting the country. Long Live freedom of speech.

Posted by NewThai May 30, 10 12:56 PM

For the foreigner and the Thai who live in foreign country who are very negative to the way that Thai government did on 19/5. Can you answer me if this happen in your country or the country you live for, the economic zone was block by a group that need immediate democracy for over a month what's your government will do with those demonstrator. Don’t forget the demonstrators have guns, children and old people. Many thanks.
About brainwashed we have 2 kinds of brainwashed
1. by the government TV
2. by the specific color TV. Do you know in Thailand each color have they own TV channel and they member watch they own color channel some never watch other channel even Government TV. This information was from interview by TTV.

Posted by kkk May 31, 10 06:47 AM

#822 I have been in the us since 1974, i am a chinese by blood,a thai by birth and a us citizen by naturalization you stated that " but the difference between the lower classes in the US. and Thailand is in the US"
my last posted i didnt want to go extreme coz i love usa too but for your lag of the true facts , this is just for your infomation only.
In Thailand ,they dont have higher or lower classes, they have the poors and the riches , the poors got foods to eat and roof over their head,no homeless or hunger . unlike in the us,here we got homelesses and hungers

Posted by Bobby May 31, 10 04:27 PM

The woman in picture #32 was shot in her head when the army soldiers came to the stage.

Posted by Muon May 31, 10 04:31 PM

ถ้ากษัตริย์ในราชวงค์นี้ ถ้ามีดีซักตัว ทําใมต้อง ปิดกั้นสื่อต่างประเทศ หนังสือหลายเล่มที่ต่างประเทศเขียน...เอาหัวแม่เท้าคิดดูให้ดี มันต้องชั่วทุกตัว เลยต้องปกปิดไม่ให้คนไทยที่ไม่รู้ ต้องไม่รู้ต่อไป โดยไม่เฉลัยวใจว่าประเทศไม่เจริญเพราะพวกตัวซวยพวก

Posted by Anonymous May 31, 10 05:39 PM

เบอร์ 826 นับแต่สงครามคอมมูลนิส ยังไม่เคยเจอใครที่กล้าอย่างเธอเลย แน่จริง
แสดงตัวจริงออกมาเลย ไหนไหนก็โกรธขนาดนี้แล้ว คุกก็ไม่น่าจะขังความโกรธได้นะ ส่งรูปตัวเองให้ดูเลย หรือ ย้ายไปดยู่มองเตนิโกก็ได้ มีคนเบให้อยู่แล้ว จริงไหม

Posted by kkk June 1, 10 04:03 AM

816 คุณเอาอะไรมายืนยันว่าทหารฆ่าคนทีวัดประทุม ถ้ายังไม่มีหลักฐานก็ยังสรุปไม่ได้อยู่ดี ที่คุณพูดเช่นนั้นก็เพราะคุณมีคำตอบในใจของตัวคุณเองแล้ว ไม่ต้องมีหลักฐานคุณก็สามารถเชื่อได้แล้วว่าใครทำ โดยไม่ต้องรอให้คุณพร้อมพงศ์สรรหามาป่าวประกาศด้วยซ้ำ

Posted by Anonymous June 1, 10 11:47 AM

ชอบความคิดเห็นที่ 748 และ 755

ถูกใจครับ อยากให้ทุกคนกลับไปอ่าน แล้วคิดตามนะ

และขอฝากบอกคนไทยทุกคนไว้ว่า "แผ่นดินไหนที่ให้เราอยู่อย่างสงบสุขไม่อาทรร้อนใจ ขอให้ทุกคนจงช่วยกันปกปักรักษา และ ซื่อสัตร์ ต่อแผ่นดินนั้น"

Posted by คนรักชาติ ศาสนา June 3, 10 03:11 AM

พอได้แล้ว ไม่ว่าฝ่ายไหน หยุดซักทีเถอะ

Posted by คนรักชาติไทย June 3, 10 12:46 PM

ผมไม่ทราบหรอกครับว่าคุณทักษิณเป็นคนดีหรือไม่ดี แต่ผมรับรู้ด้วยตัวเองอย่างหนึ่งว่า เมื่อเขาได้มีอำนาจในการปกครองบ้านเมือง ประเทศไทยย่อยยับ สังคมไทยแตกแยกไปทุกหย่อมหญ้า ร้าวลึกลงไปในระดับครอบครัว ชุมชน ที่ทำงาน
สมัย 14 ต.ค.16 เราเรียกจอมพลถนอม จอมพลประภาส พ.อ.ณรงค์ว่า "สามทรราช" แต่ทั้งสามคนนั้นให้อย่างไรก็ไม่เคยทำให้แผ่นดินแม่ ที่สร้างเขาว่าวอดวาย เผาบ้านเผาเมืองแบบนี้
คุณทักษิณ "คุณคือ คนไทยหรือไม่" แต่ที่แน่ ๆ คนไทยอย่างผม ไม่ต้องการมีสมาชิกประเทศไทยอย่างคุณร่วมเป็นเพื่อนร่วมประเทศ
อายเด็กที่ไปทำความสะอาดถนน ย่านราชประสงค์บ้างนะครับ

Posted by สราวุธ June 6, 10 12:02 AM

จะคิดมากและสนใจอะไรมากมาย รักใครชอบใคร ก็ควรจะไปอยู่กับคนๆนั้น เมื่อทำเพื่อเขาลำบากตากแดด นอนข้างถนน เพื่อคนที่เขารักและเทิดทูล คนๆนั้นสุขสบายกับครอบครัวใช้เงินที่ได้มาอย่างใจต้องการ อีกทั้งขายฝันให้เหล่าสาวก อยากถามทำไมเขาไม่มาเวลาสาวกต้องการ แถมยังบอกว่าจะมาเป็นผู้นำเดินอยู่หน้า ถ้าเหล่าสาวกต้องเสียเลือด และตอนนี้เหล่าสาวกต้องเสียเลือด เสียชีวิต แล้วท่านทำไมไม่มา ถ้าเหล่าสาวกคนไหนที่ประกาศบอกว่าไม่อยากเป็นคนไทยแล้ว และยังนำบัตรประชาชนมาคืน ก็กรุณาเก็บของของท่านบินไปอยู่กับผู้นำที่ท่านรัก อยากรู้ว่าเค้าจะเลี้ยงท่านหรือเปล่า และอีกอย่างนะคืนโฉนดที่ดินด้วยเพราะถ้าท่านไม่อยากเป็นคนไทยแล้วที่ดินนั้น คนต่างชาติไม่มีสิทธิครอบครอง

Posted by anus June 6, 10 12:38 AM

พวกที่ด่าเสื้อแดง พวกมึุง วัน ๆ ทำอะไร ไม่เคยเสียสละเวลาแม้แต่น้อยในการทำความเข้าใจ ...พวกมึงโดนโกงการจัดตั้งรัฐบาลมึงก็ยอม เพราะมึงเกลียดแค่คนที่ชื่อที่ทักษิณ ใครเป็นต่อในสังคม พวกมึงก็กระโดดงับ ใครตกต่ำมึงก็เหยียบซ้ำ ...
พวกมึงด่าเค้าเป็นวัวควาย ...กูอยากรู้ว่าข้าวที่พวกมึงแดก ไม่ใช่มาจากชาวนาหรือไง
ถ้าพวกมึงว่าเค้าเป็นควาย มึงก็เหี้ยเสียยิ่งสัตว์ไหนในโลกนี้ เพราะมึงขอข้าวควายแดก ...
เค้าปลูกข้าวให้มึงกินตั้งแต่โคตรมึง จนทุกวันนี้ แผ่นดินนี้จึงไม่ได้เป็นของพวกมึงพวกเดียว

Posted by เบื่อคนตอแหล June 6, 10 09:52 AM

วันพระ ไม่มีหนเดียว สักวันไอ้พวกฆาตกร 100 ศพที่สังหารประชาชนมือเปล่า อย่างโหดเหี้ยม ป่าเถื่อน และยังลอยหน้าลอยตาอยู่ในสังคมจะต้องได้รับการตอบแทนอย่างสาสม...แน่นอน

Posted by มาร์คฆาตกร ทรรา& June 6, 10 10:10 AM

Thailand is now not a land of smiles,land of cry.
Thai people especially Bangkokien lost their way.
Some Bangkok girls and ladies support Abhisit Vejjajiva because of his handsome face.This is the Thai way of Democracy.

Abhisit Vejjajiva copied from his big brother Than Shwe,Myanmar leader and he will not keep his promise for reformation and transformation of democratic nation.

Thailand has been drifted with bloods,unfair and violent.

Thai economy will be start effected in next 2 months,after comprehensive assessment of Insurance companies for damages.

Than banks will follows with those insurance companies.

Dear Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva,i hope that you will remember DOMINO Theory from your under graduate lessons,
It will come true to your hand.

General Ne Win destructed Union of Myanmar and Mr. Newin Chidchob destructed sprite and image of Thailand.

Posted by Mg Myanmar June 6, 10 02:33 PM

Dear my Thai friends, let's get on our feet, work for the peace, rebuild the country, red shirts have the right to ask for their freedom, the government have to take care and protect the country. let us both sit on the same table, turn to the same page, come to a good understanding.
May the Lord keep the nation with peace and love.

Posted by Mr Vaill June 7, 10 12:29 AM

excellent ohotographys work. i have never seen before this type of colours and frame

Posted by kd bhatt June 10, 10 04:47 AM

ทำไมท่านนายกไม่ออกมาแสดงความรับผิดชอบต่อเหตุการณ์ที่เกิดขึ้นโดยการลาออกตั้งแต่แรกจะได้ไม่มีใครตาย เกลียดหว่ะไอ้ รัฐบาลกากกกกกกก

Posted by ไอ้ตุ๊ดมาร์ค June 11, 10 07:48 AM


Posted by Anonymous June 12, 10 04:41 AM

ขู่ได้น่ากลัวจังไอ้สถุนเหลืองที่ชื่อฮุนเช็นไอ้ควาย .. มึงบอกมาสิว่าบ้านมึงอยู่ที่ไหนไอ้สัตว์ .. เก่งจังนะเอาแบบไอ้อ๊อฟน่ะกล้า ๆ หน่อยไอ้เหี้ย .. ? อย่าเก่ง แต่เห่าอยู่ในรูอย่างเดียว .. ส้นตีน

Posted by เจิมสาก June 12, 10 04:27 PM

กบฎแดงมันยังเคลื่อนไหวกันอยู่ตามจังหวัดทางภาคอิสาน ทำไมรัฐบาลไม่จัดการกับแกนนำให้สิ้นซากไปเลย

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 10 05:24 AM

ก็เค้าเดือดร้อนอะเค้าถึงออกมาชุมนุม รัฐบาลชุดนี้มันทำเหี้ยอะไรได้บ้าง ถามหน่อย แม้กระทั่งการเปงรัฐบาลมันยังไม่มีปัญญาเป็น เข็ญก็แล้ว ลากก็แล้ว ดันก็แล้ว มันยังได้คะแนนเสียงน้อย จัดตั้งรัฐบาลไม่ได้เลย เลยใช่วิธีสกปรก โดยการยุบพรรคไทยรักไทยมันซะเลย แล้วตัวเองก็มาเป็นรัฐบาล ไอ้คนตัดสินยุบพักก็พวกของตัวเองทั้งนั้น มันไม่ใช่ประชาธิปไตยเลยซักนิด เค้าออกมาเรียกร้องก็ถูกแล้ว ยังหน้ามึนไม่ยอมยุบ เพราะรู้อยู่แก่ใจว่า ชาตินี้ทั้งชาติก็สู้ เพื่อไทยไม่ได้ แต่ถึงบอกไงว่าวันพระไม่ได้มีหนเดียว รอเลือกตั้งใหม่ ถ้าเพื่อไทยๆด้ เสื้อเหลืองต้องออกมาอยู่แล้ว เมือถึงวันนั้น จะขอกระชับพื้นที่หน่อยนะ เอาให้ตายทั้งหมดเลยดีมั้ย แล้วก็ออกมาพูดเหมือนนายกว่า ผมเสียใจแต่ผมไม่ขอโทษและผมจะดำเนินการต่อไป ไอ้เหี้ย เสื้อมันออกมาเรียกร้องอะไรล่ะ พวกมันก็ล้วนทำเพื่อตัวเองทั้งนั้น มันบอกว่ามันทำเพื่อประเทสไทย ไม่หวังผลอะไร จริงหรอ เนี๊ยะมันจัดตั้งพรรคการเมืองแล้ว คนที่อยากเป็นใหย่เป็นโตก็ต้องเล่นการเมือง เพื่อหาคะแนนนิยมส่งตัวเองไปถึงฝั่งฝัน แล้วจะบอกอะไห้นะ ไอ้ลิ้มนี่แหละ มันอยากจะหุบและปกครองประเทศไทย ตัวเหี้ย

Posted by ple June 14, 10 12:22 AM

ผม เป็นคนหนึ่งที่เคยชื่นชม คุณทักษิณ ช่วงที่เป็นนายก ทุกอย่างดีมาก แต่ถ้าใช้เหตุผลทบทวน ลองเปิดใจแล้วคิดตามผมดู เผื่อ ท่านจะคล้อยตามสักนิดก็ยังดี
1- ที่ผ่านมา คุณทักษิณ อาจจะไม่ได้ทำผิดกฏหมายตามที่เค้ายัดข้อกล่าวหาทุก เรื่อง
2- คุณทักาษิณ ถูกรุมกินเโต๊ะ จากผู้หลักผู้ใหญ่ของบ้านเมือง ทุกฝ่าย ( จริงมะ)
3- ถูกทหารยึดอำนาจ อย่าหน้าด้านๆ
4- ลูกน้องได้เป็นรัฐบาล ก็ ไม่มีผู้มีอำนาจหนุนหลัง ( สั่งทหาร ตำรวจ ไม่ได้ ก็ จบ)
5- เสื้อเหลืองปิดสนามบิน เพื่อขับไร่ก็ ทำไรไม่ได้
รู้มั๊ย ทำไม
1 เนื่องจาก คุณทักาษิณ ใช้นโยบาย ประชานิยม ในการบริหารประเทศ ซึ่งเป็นสาเหตุให้ประเทศที่เคยใช้นโยบายนี้ ล่มสลาย มาหลายประเทศ จึงมีนักวิชาการที่ตระหนักเรื่องนี้เค้าต้องขัดขาว ( ไปหาเอาเองทำไม นโยบายนี้ จึ่งทำให้ประเทสล่มสลายได้)
2 ความคิด คุณทักาษิณ เป็นความคิดที่ก้าวหน้ามาก ก้าวข้าม ความคิดของ คนไทยทั่วไปอย่างน้อย 30 ปี ผมหมายถึง การปกครองเเบบประชาธิปไตรเต็มใบจริงๆ เศรฐกิจแบบทุนนิยม จริงๆ เหมือนประเทศที่พัฒนาแล้ว เเม้แต่ บริการขั้นพื้นฐานต่างๆ ก็บริหารโดยเอกชน แต่ความดิดนี้ เร็วเกินไปที่จะใช้กับคนไทย ตราบไดที่ ส,ส ซื้อเสียง ได้ในราคาเสียงละ 500 เเม้แต่เลือกผู้ไหญ่บ้าน มันก็ซื้อเสียง( เรื่องนี้อย่าเถียง) สุดท้าย ก็ได้แต่พวกเลวๆ เข้าไปมีอำนาจ ความคิด คุณทักาษิณ จึงเป็นภัยร้ายแรง ต่อประเทศชาติ เพราะคนที่ เอานโยบายไปใช้ มัน โกงทั้งประเทศ อีก 30 ปี ( ผมอายุ 65 ) ถ้าเอานโยบายนี้มาใช้คงไม่มีไคร ขัดขวาง

คนเสื้อแดง หยุดเถอะ ไม่ว่าไคร บริหารประเทศมันก็ โกงกินทั้งนั้น อยู่ที่ว่าไคร โกงน้อยกว่าไคร ประชาธิปไตรจริงๆ ไม่ต้องไปเรียกร้อง มันอยู่ในมือคุณเอง คราวหน้าก็อย่าขายเสียง ถ้าคุณขายเสียง แล้วจะไปเรียกร้อง ประชาธิปไตรจากไคร

เหตุผล อีกอย่างที่ พวก ผู้มีอำนาจไม่ยอมให้มีการเปลียนเเปลงตามนโยบาย คุณทักาษิณ ทั้งๆที่ถ้าสำเร็จประเทศอาจจะพัฒนาแบบก้าวกระโดด เพราะ ถ้าล้มเหลวพวกนักการเมืองที่ นำนโยบาย มาใช้เอื้อประโยชน์กับพวกพ้อง สุดท้าย ทหารก็ออกมายึดอำนาจ แล้ว ประเทศชาติ จะวุ่นวายเพราะประชาชนจะไม่ยอมเนื่องจากนโยบายประชานิยม ทำให้ฝ่ายบริหารได้มวลชน เป็นแนวร่วม ซึ่งตอนนี้ก็เริ่มเห็นผลแล้ว สุดท้าย เราจะเกิดสงครามกลางเมือง และ เราจะมีสภาพ ถอยหลังเป็นเหมือน พม่า เมื่อ 10 ปี ที่ แล้ว และ อีก 10 ปีต่อมา เรา ก็ จะมีรัฐบาล ทหารปกครอง เหมือน พม่า ตอนนี้ 55555555555555 ซื้อ PX4 ใว้ กระบอก ละ อีกไม่นานคงจะเกิดส่งครามกลางเมือง ถ้า เเดงไม่หยุด

สุดท้าย ผมจะบอก ว่า ลองคิดดูว่า ทำไม พวกผู้ไหญ่ในบ้านเมืองเรา ถึง รวมหัวกันรังแก คุณทักาษิณ เค้าไม่ได้ อยาก มี อำนาจหรือ กัว เสียอำนาจ เพราะนโยบาย ตามแนวคิด คุณทักาษิณ ทำอะไรพวกเค้าไม่ได้ หรอก แต่ ประเทศชาติจะวุ่นวาย

Posted by คน ศรีสะเกษ June 14, 10 10:03 AM

ณ วันนี้ 17 มิถุนายน 2553 พวกกลุ่มกบฎเสื้อแดงยังคิดว่าตัวเองถูกเอารัดเอาเปรียบ ความจริงคือ มีหัวแต่ไม่มีสมอง ถูกไอ้ควายทักษิณหลอกใช้ให้มาเป็นตัวประกัน ถูกไอ้ควายทักษิณหลอกใช้ให้มาเผาบ้านเผาเมืองเผาประเทศไทย จะเจริญรุ่งเรืองก็ไม่ได้ ไอ้ควายทักษิณมันจะคอยงับขาอยู่ตลอด พวกควายแดงก็โง่ให้ไอ้ควายทักษิณหลอกใช้.....ทหาร.....น่าจะลากไอ้พวกโง่บัดซบไปฝังดินซะให้หมดนะ....นิรโทษกรรม น่ะ.....ไม่ต้องไปคิดให้......พวกควายแดงมันไม่รู้สำนึกหรอก???

Posted by คนขายของ ย่านปร& June 16, 10 11:05 PM

Have you realized who is behind all this?

Thai King and his monarchy manipulated the crowds and the military just to stay in his robbed throne. He murdered his own brother to be crowned and tries to cover the matter with all possible ways. Meanwhile, he and his royal family robs Thailand and hence becomes the richest monarch in the world. Thaksin is just a loyal victim who was used several times before this point.

Posted by Red in LA August 14, 10 12:40 AM

ที่ประเทศเราเกิดเหตุการณ์แบบนี้เพราะเพียงแค่กลุ่มผู่้มีอำนาจในประเทศไม่กี่คนอิจฉาทักษิณ เลยพยายามหาทางโค่นล้มโดยปุกปั่นควายเหลืองและพวกทหารชายกระโปรงมาทำลายประเทศ ยังไงคนไทยส่วนใหญ่ก็ยังอยากให้ทักษิณกลับมาปกครองประเทศอยู่เหมือนเดิมอยู่ดี พวกมันเลยพยายามทำทุกวิถีทางเพื่อไม่ให้มีการเลือกตั้ง เพราะผลการเลือก