Friday, April 17, 2009

Culture of violence deepens

This morning's assassination attempt against Sondhi Limthongkul was part of a growing pattern of attempted assassinations against political rivals. It's gone from bad to worse.

Two weeks ago, police revealed that Chanchai Likhitchitta, a privy councillor and former supreme court judge, was the target of an assassination attempt. A number of suspects have been detained.

Thaksin Shinawatr had claimed all along that his political enemies had attempted to get his life as well.

The Songkran's torching of various parts of the city by the red-shirted protestors confirmed that a "culture of violence" has descended on this country's political scene. And this is supposed to be a Buddhist country where even killing a small insect is against Lord Buddha's teachings.

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