Thai PM defends deadly army crackdown in Bangkok

Thailand’s prime minister defended Saturday the deadly army crackdown on the Red Shirt protesters besieging the capital, saying there was no turning back as clashes raged in the center of Bangkok.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100515/ap_on_re_as/as_thailand_politics

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Is Thailand headed for civil war?

Outside an Au Bon Pain cafe scarred by grenade shrapnel, several hundred Thais gathered to shout down their enemies.

Chants of buffaloes and monitor lizards in Thai ” codewords for hicks and scumbags ” sounded across the street.

Source:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/thailand/100424/red-shirts-thai-army