Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bangkok Is Burning

Michael Yon is embedded in Bangkok-
From Michael Yon's Facebook 04:00CST -
Message from Irving Paul Knightly: "SET (Thai stock exchange on Ratchada) is now burning, and a campaign of arson now seems to be underway. Fires have been set at Siam Square shopping center."
Yon- "There are at least two substantial fires in Bangkok that I can see. I don't see the actual fires or what is burning but does not appear to be smoke only from tires. Something serious apparently is burning. A journalist just told me that 4 journalists have been shot today and one died. I do not know if this is true. He said we are being targeted. I do not know if this is true but it seems so."  Yon's background-  Wikipedia,  Wired Magazine

Update 5/19/2010 18:43CST Yon-
A friend in Thailand tried to get on my Facebook page and got this message:

Access to this information. Suspended temporarily
By virtue.
Emergency Decree on Public Administration.
In emergency situations, BE 2548.
By order of the Director of the Center Emergency Chen situation.A.

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