Tag: thailand

2015-09-16 13.50.58-convert Songkran festival

A Country Wide Water Gun Fight

Thailand has just finished celebrating the Songkran festival. This centuries old festival began with the tradition of sprinkling blessed water upon elders and family members to bring them good luck. Today its celebrated with a country wide water fight. A reader emailed [Read More…]

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Thai Police Gun Dog

The Daily Mail (UK) published a photo purportedly of an unarmed Thai policeman with a police dog that is packing a Glock pistol in a holster strapped to its side. I am very skeptical. It makes no sense that the officer would be unarmed but his dog has a pistol. I [Read More…]

US loses bid to extradite Lord of War

The Thai supreme court has denied the United States request to extradite arms dealer Viktor Bout, better known as the Lord of War and the Merchant of Death. The Bangkok Post interviewed the man of whom only a few years ago precious little was known. Emphasis mine. Bout [Read More…]