Bangkok Bombings

Just a quick note: We came back from Bangkok a day early and are back safe in Isan, so were fortunate enough to avoid the bombings.
I got a touch of the stomach flu or something but am toughing it out and watching the news.
Be safe, everyone.
UPDATE:
More bombs exploded just after midnight. There were reports that a bomb either exploded or was found to be a false alarm at Buddy Bar on Khao Sarn Road (this area, and this bar, always full of foreigners, might have been the most politically significant target).
This map from the BBC site shows the confirmed explosion locations before midnight.
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2 thoughts on “Bangkok Bombings”

  1. It has been confirmed that no bombs has exploded in Khao San.
    The biggest problem with all this is that the information we get is very sketchy.
    Gnarly Kitty has done an excellent job of coverage on this and the official comments are incredibly lame and meaningless.
    http;//gnarlykitty.blogspot.com
    My friend owning a french newspaper online explained to me that for the government, saying openly that the bombings have been done by south separatists would be like shooting themselves in the foot. It’s much more convenient to say that it’s a Taksin’s lovers coup.
    Bangkok Pundit, another excellent blog was thinking the same.
    As he explains, a political attack would have been maximum 1 or 2 grenades against a specific target.
    This is terrorism. Also, the exploding device seems to be a fabric of the south.
    Happy New Year Justin.
    Oh! And I’m yet to change your blog from Japan to Thailand! That is so cool. CB humour brought to Thailand.

  2. Holy Smoke, I’m happy that you’re back home safe and sound, able to eat great food and post more cool blogstuff! Happy New Year!

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