Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Restive Seperatives Kill 3

I am truly mystifed at how much slack the "seperatists" get. They can do what ever they please, kill whom ever they like and the press still presents them as some sort of freedom fighters for the people and throws in all their lame-ass excuses for killing in as root causes or something.

Three killed in southern Thailand

Separatist militants have killed two more Muslim civilians in the south of Thailand, police said on Wednesday, while a suspected rebel was shot dead as he tried to set fire to a school.

A 26-year-old man was shot dead on Tuesday evening in Narathiwat, one of three Muslim-majority provinces hit by the separatist bloodshed. Two of his friends were seriously injured in the attack, local police said.

Later that night in Yala province, a 56-year-old was stabbed to death at his rubber plantation, taking the death toll for Tuesday up to seven. A spate of shootings and a bombing earlier in the day had killed five.

Overnight, militants staged a series of acts of arson and sabotage across Pattani province, placing logs and spikes on the roads and setting fire to schools, phone booths and a local government building.

Lieutenant Colonel Pathom Thammasek, a local chief investigator, said that one suspected militant was killed in the unrest early on Wednesday.

"He entered Ban Fang school with equipment ready to set a fire, then a defence volunteer (soldier) shot him," Pathom told AFP by telephone.

Thailand's southern Muslim heartland has been sporadically hit by separatist violence since the region was annexed by Buddhist Thailand a century ago, and at least 2,400 people have been killed in the unrest since January 2004.

The situation has worsened since the military seized power in a coup last year, despite increased defence spending and a raft of peace-building initiatives here.

Lets see do they have all the talking points? Was annexed by Buddhist Thailand - Check. Miltary Coup - Check.

Why are the Muslim Seperatists killing Muslims? Because if you doing sign on they sign you out.

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