The Bangkok Post reports Matthew Wheeler, a Bangkok-based security analyst at the International Crisis Group: “It seems like a conscious effort on the part of the government to present a certain narrative of what has happened…”.
The Post states: “From day one of the blast, senior government officials were constantly referring to suggestions it was related to domestic politics, with the prime minister referring to a possible red-shirt link.”
Ambika Ahuja, Southeast Asia analyst at the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group: “Every hypothesis that has been presented has holes and inconsistencies that investigators and analysts are still unable to explain credibly…”.
American security consultant Zachary Abuza: “The junta wants it not to be southern insurgents, because if it is, then they have to do something about it…”.
The Bangkok Post’s bomb history image: