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April 27 2013

surveyork
11:53

This was a scam of global dimensions. James McCormick marketed his fake bomb detectors around the world, selling them in Georgia, Romania, Niger, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and beyond.

But his main market was Iraq, where lives depended on bomb detection and where the bogus devices were, and still are, used at virtually every checkpoint in the capital.

Between 2008 and 2009 alone, more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in explosions in Baghdad. Thousands more were injured, including 21-year-old Haneen Alwan, who was two months pregnant and had gone out to buy ice cream when she was caught in a bomb in January 2009.

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January 19 2013

surveyork
03:58
In sentencing a former protest leader to two years in prison, a court ruled that the defendant was liable not only for what he said, but also for what he left unsaid.
In Thailand, a Broader Definition of Insulting Royalty - NYTimes.com

June 30 2011

surveyork
13:15
All the latest news and updates about Andrew Marshall's #thaistory will be posted here. On June 3, Andrew Marshall announced that he had formally resigned from Reuters to publish his story on the US embassy cables on Thailand. "They refused to run it, because of the risks."
#thaistory blog | The saga continues
surveyork
13:13
THAILAND is in the final stretch of a nail-biting election campaign, with only three days to go. A surge in support for the opposition party, led by the sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister, has alarmed the ruling party and its military pals. What better time, then, to publish a book-length online exposé of the “invisible hand” in Thai politics? Armed with a trove of leaked American cables, a British journalist has done just that. The first two parts of his tale, entitled “Thaistory”, are available via his website. A third installment is promised shortly, with a final chapter to follow.
Thailand's monarchy: WikiLeaks roils the royals | The Economist

June 01 2011

surveyork
13:23

Suppressed home video of Thailand's heir apparent, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, at decadent dog's birthday party with naked Princess Srirasmi. Thailand's King Bhumibol was admitted to hospital on September 19, 2009, aged 81. See the WikiLeaks' entry for further information.

Wikileaks: Thailand Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn dog's birthday with naked Princess Srirasmi
Tags: Thailand
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