Facts or fiction?
Given the above, would anyone of a sane and rational mind ever belief what Thai premier Abihisit alleged – that Cambodia attacked Thai military and civilian units across the tenacious border of Preah Vihear over four consecutive days early February?
Is this logical for
Cambodia to actually mount an offensive against Thailand as claimed and foolishly alleged by ? Thailand is a
vastly smaller neighbor, struggling to build its economy, build infrastructure and
bring basic amenities to her people. Cambodia
On the contrary, it would be outrageous, ridiculous and even outright stupid for
Cambodia to launch any offensive against in the
battle field as it is outnumbered in every single aspect of the armed forces –
from the military to the air force, to the navy and to the paramilitary and
even the civilian police force. Thailand
In the absence of an air force, attack helicopters, modern main battle tanks, inadequate supply base and nightmarish logistics, no one ever believe Cambodia is capable of mounting any form of attack against Thailand.
It is clear and evident that Thai Premier Abhisit, fearing an international public relations nightmare and a highly likely scenario of being sanctioned by the UNSC, ASEAN, UNESCO and other international institutions, has embarked on a much maligned public relations campaign to say that the victim has been the aggressor. The above facts speak volumes of this, including Thai threat to unleash its mighty air force on
Cambodia if did
not withdraw from its own territory! Cambodia
Surely the international community and ASEAN are matured enough and have within them, the capability of rational thinking based on the facts on the grounds to judge or conclude who is the aggressor and who is the victim!
Furthermore Abihisit also alleged that
used the world heritage of Preah Vihear to house troops and launch attacks on
Thai territory. This is another outrageous lie and false propaganda designed to
pull wool over the international community’s eyes and reasoning. Cambodia
This is the opening
seeking, yearning and even prepared to die for.
wants to walk into the Preah Vihear temple unopposed, unchallenged and plant
its flag on sovereign Cambodian soil. Thailand Thailand
intended and intends to do this unopposed and by masking its intentions by
is using the world heritage as a military base. Cambodia
This lies and malicious rumors are precisely the reason why Cambodia has invited United Nations military observers to take up positions in the Preah Vihear temple region and its vicinity, sovereign Cambodian territory so that the international community can see up close and in person, that Cambodia is indeed a victim of Thailand’s grand scheme of annexing Cambodian soil, seizing Cambodia’s and the world cultural heritage from right under the nose of Cambodia and the world community!
This would indeed be the case if
left the temple unguarded as history and the ICJ has proven that Thais have
looted the Preah Vihear temple for centuries and will continue to do so, even
if they have no legal, cultural, historical and or moral right to the temple or
its vicinity. Cambodia
Cambodia, by appealing to the UNSC and the world community, including UNESCO to take up its just cause, has done the right thing as an intransigent Thailand has proven time and again in decades that it cannot be trusted or depended upon to accept internationally binding verdicts not bilateral agreements as it harbors territorial ambitions and to claim as its own, what it does not own or understand in the first place! (Ek Madra, a Cambodian roaming journalist)