Defending Against Thaksin And His Red-Shirt Gang
Sondhi Shot and Injured by Military Weapons Early Morning of April 17,2009
( Last edit 2009-04-17 )
Before the dawn of April 17, 2009, about 5 am
Sondhi Limthongkul, one of PAD's core leaders while on his way in a van to his early morning daily satellite TV show at ASTV, was ambushed by a 3-4 gun men armed with automatic military weapons, M-16, AK-49, HK-33 and an M-79 grenade. Hundreds of bullets were fired at the van, started with the tyres, then to the body and the wind shields. It mimicks some past conspired military style executions of gangster heads in Thailand, decades ago.
The incidence took place on a crowded residential street of Bangkok on Sam Sen Road at Bang Koon Prom area, 10-minute walk from famous tourist area, Khao Sarn road.
Sondhi was brought to the nearest Wachira Hospital where he was found to have a bullet scraping the scalp on the riht side, causing a tangential burst fracture of the skull and contusion of the underlying brain with small amount of bleeding under dura (subdural haematoma). There were some bullet fragments and skull fragments projecting inside which needed to be removed surgically. Sondhi had been conscious and even walkable before he underwent an uneventful operation. He came round after the two hours operation for some 3-4 days recouperation.
The driver, Mr.Adul Daengpradap was brought to Mission Hospital where they found a severe injury to the right side of the brain, a fracture of the right arm, through-and-through gunshot wound through the chest. He was operated upon the right side of the brain, had the right arm fracture fixed and a chest drain inserted. He was conscious after the operation. Another Sondhi's follower Mr.Wayupak Mangklasin got only a bullet graze on the upper part of the right arm.
After serial bombardments with military weapons targeting at PAD rally in 2008, anything more malicious can take place in this previously peaceful land of smile. This attempted assasination is another attempt to stir up clashes between yellow and red to cause turmoils in order to force negotiation (including Royal pardon) and white wash Thaksin as he conspires to mimick October 14,1973 and Black May clashes in Bangkok.
Next foreseeable scenarios would probably be arson attack or assasination of top people in the country. Some assasins have already been arrested while ambushing Charnchai Likitjitta, an ex-Supreme Court judge who is also a Privy Councilor.
Having instigated people to riot for his personal benefis during the Songkran festival, Thaksin would never mind stepping over more of any dead bodies to reach his greedy goals.
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