Thailand’s military regime has wasted no time at all in blaming Thaksin supporters for the Bangkok bombings. And their rather bizarre message is having an effect in the international media. The Sydney Morning Herald‘s international news leads with “Thaksin supporters linked to bombs;” the New York Times carries Supporters of Thai Ex-Premier Blamed for Blasts; the BBC has “Thai PM blames rivals for blast;” the Straights Times leads with:
Thailand’s junta chief on Monday blamed politicians from the country’s ousted government for the deadly bombings that rocked Bangkok on New Year’s Eve and warned more attacks were possible.
And even my Yahoo morning welcome message carried “Ousted Thai PM backers eyed in bombings.”