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  • The Seven Thunders are coming into view !

    07/30/2011 4:41:35 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 26 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 7/30/11 | Jedediah
    The Seven(7) thunders are coming into view , As Isaiah( Seer) witnessed (coals of testimony of Jesus Christ) and Ezekiel (Intercessor) Knew , The voices speaking together "AS ONE" , The Head of The Menorah , JESUS God's one and only Son , For The table has been set for the feast , The Bride entreated to come and take a peek , A look at what is about is about to be whole , The Bells of righteousness are about to sound, Raining down Heaven all around , The Coals of Testimony plainly in view , Burning with a...
  • Introduction: Asia's bloodiest insurgency

    07/28/2011 10:12:21 PM PDT · by americanophile · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 27, 2011 | Patrick Winn
    PATTANI, Thailand — Dawn smolders above this seaside city in Thailand’s southern borderlands. Troops already occupy the streets in force. Skinny conscripts with assault rifles patrol through the fog. German Shepherds sniff for bombs in the brush. This is the hour of paranoia. Come mornings, gunmen slip through curtains of jungle foliage lining the roadside. They kill cops. Army officers. Teachers traveling to class. Kids sometimes. To stoke maximum horror, they decapitate Buddhist monks with machetes. As oblivious backpackers party up the coast, an Islamic rebellion roars on with no end in sight. The attackers’ prey? In local jihadi parlance,...
  • Southeast Asia’s underwater bazaar

    07/26/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 07/26/2011 | Ristian Atriandi
    Southeast Asia’s underwater bazaar Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, Singapore A scan of recent naval procurement by Southeast Asian navies points to the fact that submarines top their shopping lists. Thailand and the Philippines have been talking the talk to add submarines to their fleets. Thailand plans to buy six ex-German Navy Type-206 submarines. Despite facing domestic criticisms against the plan, Bangkok believes the US$257 million purchase will be money well-spent. The Thai Navy argues that the underwater warships are needed to patrol the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand and catch up with neighboring navies’ modernization. The Philippines, too, has recently...
  • Chinese Energy Policies Harming Neighbors

    06/23/2011 7:39:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 22/06/2011 | John Daly
    China’s omnivorous energy requirements have been attracting increasing attention as of late, as Beijing attempts to secure any and all sources of power for its growing industrial base. Nowhere is this more noticeable than Beijing’s policies in the South China Sea, where Chinese assertions of sovereignty are unsettling the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, all of whom have counter claims on the various shoals and islets. China’s landward neighbors are also feeling the hot breath of Beijing’s mandarins, however, most notably its economic rival India, with whom China fought a brief war in 1962 in the Himalayas over...
  • (Buddhist) Schoolboy killed and 'religious teacher' held in South-related violence

    07/16/2011 10:20:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Nation ^ | July 16, 2011
    A schoolboy was killed and two bystanders were injured when an unknown gunman shot the student before opening fire at people shopping at a market in Pattani yesterday morning. ... an attack by southern insurgents on a Buddhist religious day as the motive. Pattani Governor Nipon Narapitakkul said that he believed the attack was a result of the region's unrest, where insurgents harm Thai Buddhists to incite disunity and distrust between Thai Buddhists and Muslims in Panare district, which is made up of 60 per cent Buddhists and 40 per cent Muslims. More than 4,500 people have been killed and...
  • Muslim for a Month

    07/12/2011 4:18:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New Vision ^ | Sunday, 10th July, 2011 | Gwynne Dyer
    GHANDI, born a Hindu, once said: “I am also a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist and a Jew.” Most people will never achieve such enlightenment (or spout such pious tripe, if you are of a less reverent turn of mind). But such thinking certainly creates an opening for innovative programmes like “Muslim for a Month.” No, really. There is an organisation that invites people of other religions or none to come to Istanbul and live as Muslims for a month. Well, not a month, exactly: the nine-day “Explorations” programme costs $900 and the 21-day “Ruminations” programme costs $1,890. “We like...
  • Politician Accused Of Bribing voters – With Noodles…..

    07/09/2011 6:28:53 PM PDT · by sussex · 3 replies
    The Aged ^ | 10/07/11 | The Aged P
    The party she leads won a sweeping victory in the recent Thai election but Yingluck Shinawatra has been accused by her political opponents of bribing voters by handing out free noodles during the campaign.
  • Thailand Votes For 'First Female PM'

    07/03/2011 7:04:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/3/11
    Thailand's prime minister has conceded defeat to the opposition party in national elections, paving the way for the country to have its first female leader. Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the younger sister of ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra, is set to become PM, in what is seen a victory for a red-shirted political movement. Television footage showed Ms Yingluck swarmed by flashing cameras and journalists after exit polls showed her Puea Thai (For Thais) party winning a clear majority of the 500 seats in parliament. The election comes five years after a military coup divided Thailand and saw violent clashes on...
  • Thaksin's 'clone' sister electrifies rural Thais (1st female PM of Thailand?)

    06/21/2011 6:08:32 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 7 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 20 JUN 11 | PHIBUN MANGSAHAN
    PHIBUN MANGSAHAN, Thailand – The woman who could become Thailand's first female prime minister kicks off every campaign stop asking electrified crowds if they miss her brother — a billionaire ex-premier overthrown by the military five years ago. "If you love my brother," Yingluck Shinawatra asks in a carefully choreographed routine, "will you give his youngest sister a chance?" As this fractious Asian nation edges closer to July 3 elections and what many fear could be another era of unrest, the answer, at least in this rural opposition heartland northeast of Bangkok, is a roaring "YES!" every time. The 44-year-old...
  • Thailand says religious tattoos taboo

    06/01/2011 6:15:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    Thailand has ordered a crackdown on foreign tourists having religious images tattooed on their bodies while visiting the kingdom, official media said Wednesday. Tattoos with images such as of the Buddha may offend Thai people, Culture Minister Nipit Intarasombat was quoted as telling reporters. He said his ministry had asked regional governors, particularly in tourist hotspots, to inspect tattoo studios and ask them not to use religious patterns, according to the state-run National News Bureau. It said he would push for a law banning people from etching sacred images onto their skin.
  • Thailand arrests American for alleged king insult

    05/28/2011 8:14:02 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | May 27 2011 | TODD PITMAN and SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH
    BANGKOK – Thai authorities said Friday they arrested an American citizen on charges he insulted the country's monarchy, in part by posting a link on his blog four years ago to a banned book about the Southeast Asian nation's ailing king. The man is also suspected of translating, from English into Thai, portions of "The King Never Smiles" — an unauthorized biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej — and posting them online along with articles he wrote that allegedly defame the royal family, said Tharit Pengdith, who heads the Department of Special Investigation, Thailand's equivalent of the FBI.
  • Thai bomb attack in south kills 2 Buddhist monks ( ROP )

    05/19/2011 10:52:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | 05/16/11
    Thailand's army says suspected Islamic insurgents set off a roadside bomb in the country's restive south, killing two Buddhist monks. ... More than 4,200 people have been killed in predominantly Buddhist Thailand's three Muslim-dominated southern provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted here in 2004.
  • Baby leopards, panthers, bear rescued from luggage at Thailand airport

    05/13/2011 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Thailand News ^ | 5/13/11
    Baby leopards, panthers, bear rescued from luggage at Thailand airportThailand News.Net Friday 13th May, 2011 (Source: Globe and Mail) Authorities at Thailand's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were headed for Dubai.The man, a 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen, was waiting to check-in for his flight at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport when he was apprehended by undercover anti-trafficking officers, who had been monitoring him since his black market purchase of the rare and endangered animals, according to the FREELAND Foundation, an...
  • THAILAND: Muslims behead a 9-year-old boy (WARNING: Graphic Images)

    05/09/2011 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 43 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | May 9, 2011 | Staff
    WARNING! There images are extremely graphic! Then they hanged or beheaded the rest of his family. Yet another example of Muslim on Buddhist violence in a country where Muslims are only a small minority. Live Leak - More than than 4000 people from police and teachers to monks and children have been killed in the past 7 years by Muslims in southern Thailand, but hardly a word in the mainstream media. In Southern Thailand Muslim gunmen continue killing and threatening innocent citizens. The Muslim insurgents have threatened to kill 20 teachers and have distributed fliers that said, “WANTED: 20 Deaths...
  • Thai Navy to Swap German Submarines for Korean

    04/21/2011 6:08:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Naval Technology ^ | 21 April 2011
    Thai Navy to Swap German Submarines for Korean 21 April 2011 The Royal Thai Navy is considering purchasing two South Korean submarines instead of six second-hand German submarines, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has said. The defence minister's proposal for two new Hyundai-built Type U-209 Class diesel-electric submarines could cost over THB40bn ($1.32bn) and will require a tied-over budget spanning years. The navy has agreed to the proposal as long as the new South Korean submarines were based on German technology, a navy source said. "But if that costs more than 40bn-50bn baht, the government may not approve it and...
  • What is this? see link for pic

    04/11/2011 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 58 replies
    My son and has girlfreind bought it...but don't know what it is.
  • Thailand reported near submarine deal with Germany

    03/27/2011 10:26:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Thailand reported near submarine deal with Germany Mar 28, 2011, 3:56 GMT Bangkok - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has approved a plan for the Royal Thai Navy to purchase six secondhand submarines from Germany for 7.7 billion baht (257 million dollars), a newspaper reported Monday. The U-206 Class subs, which are intended for missions in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, would constitute Thailand's first submarine fleet, to be commanded by Rear Admiral Suriya Pornsuriya, the Bangkok Post said. The Thai navy has had submarines on its wish list for many years. It commissioned its first aircraft...
  • Obama demanding gay rights support at UN body

    03/22/2011 8:09:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies ^ | March 22, 2011 | Bradley Klappe
    Although it is not in the form of binding resolution, the American push for U.N. action has helped win over a handful of new countries to the cause. A resolution could be brought to a vote later this year. The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the U.N. for years. And despite growing acceptance for homosexuality in Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say there is still a gap in human rights treaties for the protection of gays against discrimination and mistreatment. "We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around...
  • Arms Race Sparked by China?

    03/13/2011 9:23:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Irrawaddy ^ | March 13, 2011 | Simon Roughneen
    Arms Race Sparked by China? Simon Roughneen, March 13, 2011 China's announcement of a 12.7 percent hike in military spending for 2011 could add impetus to a preexisting arms-buying spree in Southeast Asia, after a year in which Beijing's growing assertiveness over disputes such as the South China Sea alarmed a number of countries in the region. Overall, military or defense spending has increased by 50 percent in Southeast Asia since 2000, according to data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). After a partly conciliatory meeting between Hu Jintao and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C....
  • Dual citizenship could force Thai leader from office

    02/28/2011 9:07:27 AM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 17 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2/28/11 | Phil Boehmke
    Late last week during a debate in Parliament, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva publically admitted his dual citizenship for the first time. The 46 year-old Thai/British citizen has been prime minister since December of 2008 (the youngest prime minister in nearly 60 years) after a political career that began with his election to Parliament at the youthful age of 27. Until last week Abhisit had successfully concealed his British citizenship.