Bangkok is bathed in blood, yet again
Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Thai Socialist
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Abhisit's soldiers have shot dead at least 50 people do far. Hundreds are injured. They say there are 500 "terrorists" in the protest site. Earlier they said that they would use snipers to shoot "terrorists".
The only terrorists are in the Government, the Army and the Palace.
The tyrants say that the Red Shirts are all determined to overthrow the Monarchy and therefore it is justifiable to kill them. So having a Monarchy is an excuse to kill anyone who fights for Democracy and Social Justice.
Various Government spokespeople, including Abhisit's academic-for-hire Panitan Wattanayagorn and Censorship Boss Satit Wongnongtuay, continue to lie and lie again, claiming that troops only fire in self defence. Yet all press reports show indiscriminate shooting of unarmed civilians including a 10 year old boy, a paramedic and foreign news reporters.
Fake human rights groups call on "both sides" to stop the violence. Yet it is only one side which is using lethal violence against unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators. Even Reporters Without Boarders demands that "both sides" guarantee the safety of reporters. How can Red Shirts guarantee anyone's safety when they are being murdered in cold blood.
Many so-called news reports write that troops fire on rioters. No one is rioting except the army. Others talk about "protests turning violent". It is not the protesters who are violent.
Unarmed pro-democracy protesters are being systematically murdered in order to keep Abhisit and his military backed government in power. The King is silent as usual. His only job, apart from counting his wealth, is to legitimise every bloody act that the army commits. Yet so-called analysts write that he has "held the country together". The fact is he has supported every crack down on Democracy. He is weak and spineless. That is why millions of Red Shirts are becoming Republicans.
The UN has just selected Thailand to be on the Human Rights Committee. What a joke! But what can one expect from a body controlled by war mongers.
Red Shirts throughout the country are standing firm in the bloody fight for Democracy, Social Justice and Human dignity. I salute them!