Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jumping to conclusions?

From Political Prisoners in Thailand
"So despite the failure to convict these military men on the assassination attempt, that the conviction on illegal possession of explosives and firearms shows that there was a plot to kill Thaksin. The masterminds were not and probably will not ever be found, but the coup that followed suggests that the military and palace, who planned and ran the coup, probably saw the coup as Plan B after the assassination plots failed."

It seems the Political Prisoners in Thailand team are in no doubt as to what the outcome of the Thaksin Pardon petition will be.


Anonymous said...

Are PPT referring to the petition here?


hobby said...

Hi Reg,
Just reading between the lines, or maybe jumping to my own conclusions:)

I just thought that if someone believes assassination and coup were plans A & B, then possibly plan C might be something like a conviction, and under those assumptions I doubt whether plan D would be a pardon:)

Anonymous said...

Understood, I see where you are coming from. Plan D would be a brave move by the palace and they would have to have a plan C.5 that would be a deal with Thaksin. That might be slippery.