SINCE 9/11, MORE BUDDHISTS HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED BY JIHADISTS IN THAILAND THAN ARABS KILLED BY ISRAELIS.
Some are already calling it war, a brutal Muslim separatist insurgency in southern Thailand that has taken as many as 2,000 lives in three years, with almost- daily bombings, drive-by shootings, arson and beheadings.
It is a conflict the government admits it is losing.
AFP, TWO DAYS AGO:
No end in sight as south Thai rebellion enters fifth year
Brutal killings have reached unprecedented levels in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, experts say, as the region enters the fifth year of a separatist insurgency that is tearing communities apart.
A government policy of reconciliation in the region has backfired, analysts told AFP, with rebels beheading, mutilating and even crucifying victims to try to spark a backlash and create divisions between Buddhists and Muslims.
"They kill in such brutal ways: beheaded, hacked to death, set on fire ... the idea is to provoke a strong reaction of the Buddhist Thais against Muslims," said Sunai Phasuk, a Thailand consultant with Human Rights Watch.
"The Buddhist Thais feel that they have become subject of atrocities, and many of them even feel that ethnic cleansing is going on."
The pace of deadly violence has picked up since militants raided a southern army base on January 4, 2004, reviving long-running tensions and triggering an insurgency along the border region with Malaysia.
About 1,800 people were killed in the first three years of the insurgency. By the end of the fourth that has now risen to more than 2,800.
- WHY THE CONSTANT FOCUS IS ALWAYS ON ISRAEL AND WHY SHE MUST SURRENDER LAND TO JIHADISTS?
- WHY NOT FORCE THAILAND TO CEDE THEIR SOUTH TO THE JIHADISTS THERE?
- WHY NOT SEND DUBYA AND CONDI TO BANGKOK?
YEAH: IT'S JUST A RHETORICAL QUESTION, BECAUSE WE KNOW THE ANSWER:
- THAI'S AREN'T JOOOOZE, AND ISRAEL IS HELD TO A DIFFERENT STANDARD THAN THE REST OF THE WORLD - NO ONE ELSE IS EXPECTED TO CEDE TERRITORY TO JIHADISTS, ONLY JOOOOZE;
- ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THAILAND IS UNDER ASSAULT BY JIHADISTS WOULD MEAN THE MSM AND THE LEFT WOULD HAVE TO ADMIT THE EXISTENCE OF GLOBAL JIHAD.
UNLIKE THE SEEMINGLY INCOMPETENT THAI ARMY, THE IDF HAS THINGS UNDER CONTROL - FOR THE TIME BEING.
WE'LL SEE. STAY TUNED...
- THAT'S WHY THE USA SHOULDN'T BE FORCING ISRAEL TO DESTABILIZE THE REGION BY APPEASING ABBAS AND THE JIHADISTS.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING INDIA TO GIVE UP KASHMIR.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING IRAQ TO GIVE UP ANBAR.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING LEBANON TO SURRENDER TO HIZBALLAH AND SYRIA.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING ALGERIA TO GIVE UP THE THE GSPC.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING KARZAI TO SURRENDER TO THE TALIBAN.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING TURKEY TO SURRENDER THEIR EASTERN TERRITORY TO THE PKK.
- WE ARE NOT PRESSURING SARKOZY TO SURRENDER THE BANLIEUES.
- WE SHOULDN'T PRESSURE ISRAEL TO SURRENDER TO FATAH.
- BUSH IS GOING TO ISRAEL ON WEDS. I HOPE HE DOESN'T TAKE FATAH'S SIDE - AS CONDI HAS.
WE'LL SEE. STAY TUNED...