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Bangkok Protest Attacks Increase, But Studies Must Go On….

Monday, 20 January 2014
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Paying respects. Prakong Chujan died from Friday’s blast (Photo by Patipat Janthong – Bangkok Post)

Now that the attacks are ramping up with more hand grenades thrown today (Sunday), a protest security guard shot in the back last night (just down the street from me), and a shooting of another protest security guard about an hour ago… they decided to end the closure of my university and classes start tomorrow morning.  Go figure….
The attacks have been on the increase, but hopefully they’ll stop NOW.  It would REALLY not be a good thing for this to get into some kind of tit for tat escalation mounting into something much worse 😦  I think 4 dead and a couple hundred injured are more than enough already.

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Part of the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Armed Forces Day celebrations (Photo Bangkok Post)

And with rumors of a coup continuing to fly around, what better timing could be asked for to stage the celebrations of the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Armed Forces Day yesterday. With tanks and all sorts of armored vehicles parading the street just nearby my place, I’m sure it made people feel like everything is nice and secure.  Yeah… right…

Thank you for your prayers.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sanabria permalink
    Monday, 20 January 2014 06:36 +07

    How was is going to class ‘midst this turmoil? Hard to understand going when there has been obvious dangers. Put on your shield – in all circumstances take up the shield of faith (Eph.6:16) His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the bullets that fly by day. (Psm. 91;4,5)!! In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone,O Lord, make me dwell in safety.(Psm.4:8) Prayerfully for you – love, Mom

    • Tuesday, 21 January 2014 01:55 +07

      Thanks Mom 🙂
      I don’t imagine it will get as bad as news reports may make it sound. But of course, there is always that possibility. God keeps me safe on motorcycles around this city! So a few bullets and bombs are no big deal 😉

  2. M Fang permalink
    Tuesday, 21 January 2014 02:14 +07

    Hi Dale,
    Morgan and I talked about your situation yesterday after church, and read your posts and additional news items we found on the internet and we prayed for you and the protestors, the military, and government in Thailand. We prayed for your safety and protection, and for all involved to seek for the Prince of Peace during times of turmoil, as we trust in God’s sovereign hands.
    MMF

    • Sunday, 2 February 2014 03:39 +07

      Hey Miriam, Thanks to you and Morgan (say hi to him for me!).
      Sorry I didn’t see your comment here earlier…
      I’ll talk with you soon 🙂

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