Friday, June 26, 2009
So, who's behind "Taksin II?"
So, nobody would own up to the alleged "Taksin II" Plan that was "leaked" a few days ago.
The "plot" was supposed to create chaos in the country, with the main aim being to oust Abhisit Vejjajiva from the premiership and to harass privy councillors and all those in power. The document was supposed to be five pages long. Deputy Premier Suthep Thuangsuban claimed he had "seen" it. But it seems that everybody else had heard about the story only from the papers. The first story in fact had been on Manager's website. Papers, radio and television programmes then picked it up, without sourcing anybody, except to put it vaguely something to the effect that the story had ceome from "government intelligence sources."
Thaksin Shinawatr and his supporters have denied it. Some critics call it a hoax. Others say it's a counter-intelligence exercise. The only thing I know is that if you want to know who had leaked the news, you have to know who would benefit from such a move.