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A Shot in the Dark

Maj-Gen’Seh Daeng’ had boasted to the media that his ‘red-shirts were willing to die for the Thaksin cause of overthrowing the elite classes of Thailand. An unknown sniper proved Major-General Khattiya Sawasdipol was a man of his word with either a bullet to the chest or head. The protesters have sworn to revenge their renegade […]

The Dead Tell the Truth

I’ve never fired a gun in anger. My violence takes form in fists and bats. Living in Thailand was a lesson in patience. For all their smiles the Thais are seething with a murderous streak awaiting the right opportunity to cut close and this last week during a confrontation with red-shirt protesters, an exchange of […]

Thaksin Half-Broke

This morning I called Thailand to speak with Mem. 8am my time. 8pm her time. She answered the phone from the karaoke bar across the soi from her apartment. My son Fenway likes to sing. I so want him to be a superstar. It’s my alternative retirement. The other is to rob a bank in […]

Tacky Thaksin

Nothing like having the police at your back. I was arrested in Thailand in 2008. The coppers treated me like a prince. They even spelled my name right, but Thailand’s # 1 fugitive has resorted to changing his name to “Takki Shinegra,” for his passports from other foreign countries to avoid extradition when passing through […]

It ain’t over until it’s over

Some people just don’t know when to call it quits, as is the case for Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed Prim Minister of Thailand. Thousands of his supporters gathered outside the parliament. Police said 20,000. PPP organziers claimed 50,000. They were demonstrating against the new PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, despite his appointment by the King. 3000 riot […]