It appears to be time for a map!
Oh look, a map......
Relevant comment from Veritas
" Thai Oil reserves in the Gulf of Siam; there is a large Muslim community living on-land in the southern Isthmus of Kra where the off-shore Oilfields are situated, near Hua Hin, close to the border of Malaysia"
So we have oil and Muslims. Therefore we have those parties who covet oil and wish to eradicate Muslims at play.
In the article from Friday we read "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group"
Leading one to assume that this was an actual person from Lebanon that had been arrested.
This would have been a very incorrect assumption!
The individual arrested is a Swede.
From this article
"Priewpan said the man in custody, a Swedish national of Lebanese origin identified as Attiris Hussein,"
A Swedish national of Lebanese origin? Really?
Authorities said charges had not been pressed against Hussein because of lack of evidence that he had committed an offence.
Odd, isn't that?
We have read reports of other persons having the book thrown at them for possessing "terrorist" material.
Or persons arrested and charged for discussing potential "terror" scenarios.
Not ever going through with them, merely discussing them, usually with undercover officers- of the intelligence variety.
Or persons meeting with individuals who may or may not be involved in something.
Cases such as the Toronto 18 or Jihad Jane come to my mind.
But here we have a Swedish national, allegedly of Lebanese descent, thought to be linked to pro-Iranian Hezbollah militants.
Thought to be?
Had he travelled from Sweden to Thailand? Had he stopped along the way somewhere?
Or had he come from elsewhere?
I do wonder.
From this article-
Thailand also seeks to keep friendly relations with Iran.
Iran is a major trading partner, especially as a top market for Thai rice.
Could this have been a warning to Thailand, from Israel and the US?
Had the US and Israel "warned" Thailand of this threat as a threat to Thailand?
Did the successful arrest of the Swedish man thwart a potential false flag operation?
An operation, created by Israel and the US, to terrorize Thailand and put Iran and Syria on the hot seat?
The nations that issued "travel alerts" were the usual suspects, the NATO nations of the US, Canada, Britain & Israel.
The specific part of Thailand that was mentioned as a potential target is a favourite of Israeli "backpackers"
The Beit Chabad near Khao San Road in Bangkok, in October. A hub for Israeli backpackers in Thailand.
A section of an article from the Bangkok Post
With Thai backpacking still in its infancy, networks of Thai guest houses and travel agents abroad have not yet developed the way they have for travellers coming to Thailand.
Young Israelis, for example, can travel with ease throughout Thailand without having to eat Thai food, learn Thai or even speak English. Some 40,000 Israelis come to Thailand every year. They can stay in guest houses like Chalab House on Rambuttri Road where staff speak Hebrew, eat at restaurants in the area that serve only Mediterranean food, go to Friday prayer services in Hebrew, patronise travel agencies that deal only with Israeli travellers and travel by minivans full of other Israelis to mountain or beach bungalows full of other travellers from home.
According to Joshua Schmidt, a lecturer at Ben Gurion University, for young Israelis just released from mandatory military service, "travel is a pressure valve for stressed youth", a journey of pure escapism. Israel, a country of only 5.2 million, may have the biggest per capita expat community in the world _ with 40,000 a year of those recently discharged coming here to taking advantage of Ha'Kesher Ha'Yisraeli, or the Israeli connection prevalent throughout Thailand's tourist destinations.
Mr Schmidt suggested volunteer work as a way for Israelis to break from the travel circuit and their own insularity. "That's why Thais sometimes find them rude," he said. "Thailand for them is a function rather than a goal." About local rites, foods and customs, he added matter-of-factly, "They couldn't care less."
Thailand for them is a function rather then a goal?
What function is visiting Thailand serving for the Israeli military? Oh and why do the Israelis even bother to go if they just drag the spectre of Israel with them? Or is that the intent? Not to visit, but, to invade?
The more I look into this one, the more my initial reaction of "false flag potential anyone" is appearing to be on the money as the saying goes.