1. Post #1
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    The Huffington Post posted:
    AP is reporting that Khattiya Sawatdiphol, a Thai general allied with anti-government Red Shirt protesters, has been shot in the head in Bangkok.

    According to a reporter for the New York Times, Thomas Fuller, the shooting took place while he was interviewing the general, who is also known as Seh Daeng. Fuller has a photo of Sawatdiphol he says was taken minutes before he was shot, which you can see here.

    From the AP:

    The aide who answered Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol's mobile phone described the injury as "severe." The Associated Press called Khattiya's phone after several gunshots and explosions were heard in central Bangkok late Thursday from the vicinity of the area being occupied by the protesters.

    "Seh Daeng was shot in the head," said the aide, referring to Khattiya by his nickname. The aide hung up without identifying himself.

    It was not possible to verify the aide's claim that Khattiya was shot by a sniper. Calls to police and army spokesmen seeking comment were not answered.

    Several Thai media outlets also reported that Khattiya was shot and taken to a hospital. Khattiya is a renegade army major general whom the government has labeled a "terrorist" and a mastermind behind violence from anti-government protesters.

    The report of Khattiya's shooting came after sounds of gunfire and at least four explosions, and expectation that security forces could launch a crackdown.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_574722.html

    Holy shit :monocle:
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    Holy shit
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  3. Post #3
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    This is just like COD4! :haw:
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    Oh fuck. Video?
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    This is just like COD4! :haw:
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    Holy shit!
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    :golfclap:
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  8. Post #8
    NotMeh works out at home.
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    Too bad the video will never get released
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    FPS Doug strikes again...
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  10. Post #10
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    Too bad the video will never get released
    I don't know, remember that guy who shot himself on national TV? That video can be found in about 10 seconds nowadays. Maybe it'll be released in a few years.
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    I don't know, remember that guy who shot himself on national TV? That video can be found in about 10 seconds nowadays. Maybe it'll be released in a few years.
    I wanna see this shit in 1080p!!!
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  12. Post #12
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    You know now are the lefties are going to come out now demanding that we ban guns.

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
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    I don't know, remember that guy who shot himself on national TV? That video can be found in about 10 seconds nowadays.
    I can't seem to find it, care to link?
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    You know now are the lefties are going to come out now demanding that we ban guns.

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
    This happened in bangkok.
    And why did you even bring that up
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    Holy shit
    :bandwagon:
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    This happened in bangkok.
    And why did you even bring that up
    I know, but for them it's just another excuse to ban guns.

    Watch, you'll see it.
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    Woah

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    I can't seem to find it, care to link?
    Look up "Politician Suicide"

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    Did they just shoot him for fun?
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    :c00lbert:
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    Woah!

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    Look up "Politician Suicide"
    Mother of fuck
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    Look up "Politician Suicide"
    NSFW
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=860c9b9f3b
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  25. Post #25
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
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    Am I the only one that had a small laugh at the fact that he's a "red shirt"?
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    I hope to FUCK those Thai bastards stop fighting before I go over in a month.
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    I hope to FUCK those Thai bastards stop fighting before I go over in a month.
    Yeah, you might want to bring a vest.
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    So this is a bad thing right? Because he's with the anti-government people?

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    He looked like a nice guy. :frown:
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    All hell is probably going to break loose now. I'd not want to be a soldier down there.
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  31. Post #31
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    You realize this shit is going to cause an uproar and the red shirts aren't going to have this.

    Edited:


    Oh god fucking damn it. :mad:

  32. Post #32
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    So this is a bad thing right? Because he's with the anti-government people?

    The government there is not elected.

  33. Post #33
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    He was a rogue Military General who was training the Red Shirts how to build barricades to defend themselves against the Military. I believe that the Thai government said they were going to begin shooting all "terrorists" and this is what happened.

    He has yet to be pronounced dead.

    Edit: Here's his more detailed background.

    Khattiya, who helped construct the Red Shirt barricades of sharpened bamboo stakes and tires around the protest area, was accused of creating a paramilitary force among the anti-government protesters and had vowed to battle against the army if it should launch a crackdown.

    In the AP interview, he accused Red Shirt leaders of taking government bribes to accept Abhisit's reconciliation plan to hold elections on Nov. 14. However, the plan was abandoned after the Red Shirts made new demands and refused to leave.

    "The prime minister and the Red Shirts were on the verge of striking a deal but then I came in. Suddenly, I became an important person," he said.

    "This time, the people's army will fight the army. There is no need to teach the people how to fight. There are no forms or plan of attack. You let them fight with their own strategies," he said.

    Khattiya was suspended from the army in January and became a fugitive from justice last month when an arrest warrant was issued against him and two dozen others linked to the Red Shirts for their purported roles in the violence. Yet he has wandered freely through the protest zone, signing autographs just yards (meters) from security forces keeping watch over the protesters.

    Earlier Thursday, an army spokesman, Col. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said security forces were preparing to impose a lockdown on the protest area where the Red Shirts have barricaded themselves in a posh area of shopping malls, hotels and upscale apartments.

    Sansern said armored personnel carriers and snipers will surround the area. Power, public transport and mobile phone service in the area was also suspended.

    Sansern said troops will use rubber bullets first but will not hesitate to use live ammunition in self-defense if attacked.

    "In addition, another unit of ... sharpshooters will be on the lookout and will shoot terrorists who carry weapons," he said.
    He was essentially the Red Shirts only hope for an armed revolution. Too bad, from what I've read about him online he's a great, charismatic leader.

    There's still a slim chance he might pull through. He was in stable conditions when he got to the hospital.
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  34. Post #34
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    Shit's going to go down in Thailand sooner or later.
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  35. Post #35
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    We don't get school tomorrow

    Edited:

    He was a rogue Military General who was training the Red Shirts how to build barricades to defend themselves against the Military. I believe that the Thai government said they were going to begin shooting all "terrorists" and this is what happened.

    He has yet to be pronounced dead.

    Edit: Here's his more detailed background.



    He was essentially the Red Shirts only hope for an armed revolution. Too bad, from what I've read about him online he's a great, charismatic leader.

    There's still a slim chance he might pull through. He was in stable conditions when he got to the hospital.
    Hardly.
    The only possible way you'd be able to forcibly swap out governments in Thailand is via the army and they and the redshirt leadership have both disowned him.

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  37. Post #37
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    Needs more "blah blah BOOM *splat* OH GFUCK"
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  38. Post #38
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    Well, at least we know what his last thought was:
       Lead.   
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  39. Post #39
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    Gotta love how nobody lets him speak. Everyone's yelling NONONONO NO NOOO NO OONONO UNO NO

    The man's clearly gonna kill himself, atleast let him say his final words and then you can try to save him.
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    Gotta love how nobody lets him speak. Everyone's yelling NONONONO NO NOOO NO OONONO UNO NO

    The man's clearly gonna kill himself, atleast let him say his final words and then you can try to save him.
    they were probably thinking they would get shot
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