15 February 2012

Thai officials: Attacks in Thailand aimed at Israelis

This story, whether it is precise in its details or not, reads like a parody of a thriller Laurel and Hardy slapstick:

Two suspects have been arrested, and police were in pursuit of three additional suspects. The first arrest is an Iranian man was hospitalized Bangkok when a bomb he was carrying exploded and blew one of his legs off. The second is 42-year-old Mohammad Hazai, who was arrested at the airport just before boarding a flight to Malaysia.
Shortly before the blast that wounded the Iranian bomber there had been an explosion in a house the man was renting in the Ekamai area of central Bangkok, and shortly afterward, another blast on a nearby road.
And, as if the above wasn't enough:
A taxi driver told Thai television the suspect had thrown a bomb in front of his car when he refused to pick him up near the site of the first blast. He was wounded slightly.
The whole story comes to its climax here:
Government spokeswoman Thitima Chaisaeng said police had then tried to move in and arrest the man but he attempted to throw another bomb at them. It went off before he was able to do so, blowing one of his legs off. A doctor at Chulalongkorn Hospital told reporters the other leg had had to be amputated.
Of course, historic reminiscences are in order too:
In 1994, suspected Islamist militants tried to set off a large truck bomb outside the Israeli embassy in Bangkok but they abandoned the bid and fled after the truck was involved in a minor traffic accident as it approached the mission.
Oh well, let's hope they will continue in the same vein. One day someone in Hollywood will pick up that tune, and then - sky is the limit.

P.S. Have you counted the blown off legs? Frankly, I am somewhat confused...

Update: In spite of Thai officials reporting that the "suspects" were Iranian, CNN has chosen an original way to report the event:

Israel blames Iran for Thai bombings

Go figure...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com


Dick said...

CNN, objectivity first. Yeah.

It's good these Jihadis are so hapless. Better than if they were actually efficient and effective.

SnoopyTheGoon said...


Noga said...

AbuKhalil, the prof for political sciences etc etc at state U of California thinks

"Something is fishy about those bombings.  They are so badly orchestrated
and managed.  They certainly don't have the finger prints of Hizbullah
or Iran's Revolutionary Guards.  What am I saying?  Remember the Lavon
Affair."Aren't you impressed by the professor's knowledge of history and common sense? Or by his resistance to Arab Street manufactured conspiracy theories?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

 The only thing to do for us mere mortals is to bow to the professor's learned judgment.