A bomb narrative

21 08 2015

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:

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