Why is it international news if Thai jihadists murder ten in one day, but not news if the same terrorists murder ten over the course of three or four days?
Violent Jihad continues unabated in Thailand
From RV in Thailand
It was only a month ago that we saw a dozen killed and hundreds injured in a day of high profile car bomb attacks in Thailand's south. For a few days there was worldwide interest and acknowledgement of the ongoing jihad war in Thailand, as well interest in the involvement of Iranians in bomb-making and terror attacks within Thailand.
The slaughter in Thailand continues, but for some reason the world's news media doesn't talk about the daily attacks unless a large number of people die in one incident. Ten civilians murdered in one incident is internationally newsworthy, but ten civilians murdered over the course of a week in five different incidents is of no interest to the world press.
One would never know by reading the North American or European press that the attacks have continued unabated in the last month and that Muslim jihadists continue to use roadside bombs, shootings and hand grenades to murder soldiers, government officials, teachers, Buddhist monks and civilians in the south. It seems every day there are two or three new attacks aimed at driving non-Muslims from the three Southern provinces. Since 2004 almost five thousand have been killed with thousands more injured and maimed.
As I said in an earlier letter to Atlas Shrugs almost a year ago, "The world is not paying attention to the big picture story in Thailand because no one is pulling it all together. The world hears of an attack here or there, but nothing of the overall impact to the country and the southern Buddhists. There is a mass migration and population shift in progress but the story is not being told."
The Jihad slaughter continues. Here is the last 48 hours in Thailand:
Monday, April 30, 2012:
Jihadist grenade attack injures woman farm equipment shop owner
Buried roadway bomb injures two defence volunteers. Jihadists machine gun survivors.
May 1, 2012
Motorcycle bomb kills three soldiers, wounds seven others.
Motorcycle bomb kills three rangers
Published: 2/05/2012 at 02:04 AM Thailand time (May 1, 2012 2:04pm New York time)
Three military ranger volunteers were killed and seven others injured by a motorcycle bomb in Pattani's Mae Lan district yesterday.
The explosion occurred on the Pattani-Yala Highway No.418 at Ban Wang Kwang in tambon Pa Rai of Mae Lan district when soldiers on two six-wheel trucks and two pickups were passing a parked motorcycle while they were moving to their new camp in Yarang district.
Two rangers, Chokchai Chaisith and Prasert Thopna, were killed instantly.
Chakrit Iamniewngam, another ranger, was seriously wounded and taken to Yala Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The other seven wounded soldiers were taken to Pattani Hospital.
Police said about 50 rangers attached to the 22nd Ranger Division were moving from their old base at Nong Chik district to a new base in Yarang district on the two pickups and two six-wheel trucks.
A pickup led the convoy, followed the two trucks with a pickup at the back.
The motorcycle, loaded with 5kg of explosives, was parked on the roadside at Ban Wang Kwang and was detonated by radio, killing and injuring the rangers in the last pickup truck, police said.
Police found the motorcycle was stolen in Mae Lan last month and carried a fake licence plate.
They have blamed separatist militants for the attacks.
Mae Lan is the only district in the three southernmost provinces in which the emergency decree was revoked after the situation there had improved.
The motorcycle bomb attack came only two days after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited the deep South.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said yesterday soldiers who have been deployed to the lower South from other regions will be sent back to their original bases.
The 4th Army will now resume direct responsibilities for security operations in the region. Local paramilitary rangers will take a prominent role, with conventional soldiers taking a back seat, Gen Yutthasak said.
Ms Yingluck has assigned Gen Yutthasak to supervise the integration of all agencies to ensure they follow the government's policy and move in the same strategic direction, especially on southern security problems.