Did the Cambodian Army Really Kill 88 Thai Soldiers?

Is it really possible that Cambodian troops have killed 88 of their Thai counterparts over the past couple of years? The alleged deaths have taken place near to the Preah Vihear temple complex in Cambodia, whose ownership is contested by the fascist PAD movement and some other extremists.

According to General Chea Tara, 38 Thai soldiers were killed in October 2008 and another 50 in April 2009. At the same time, only two Cambodian troops were killed.

Can this be true? Well, first of all I would not want to argue with any Cambodian troops – they may not always be highly educated and equipped and so forth but they come from a modern history of incredible violence and death.

Secondly, the Thai military and aristocracy-establishment certainly seems capable of hiding deaths for which it is responsible – consider the mysteriously disappearing containers of human remains found off the coast a few months ago.

What does seem unlikely is that 88 Thais could have died while only two Cambodians were killed. If the general had said there were these large numbers of casualties on both sides, it would appear more likely to me. Then again, what do I know about anything?

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JW has been one of the first contributors to this blog before he gave up on it all in April 2010, during a time when Thai society got more and more polarized about political matters because of red-shirt protesters.

3 thoughts on “Did the Cambodian Army Really Kill 88 Thai Soldiers?”

  1. I agree with you, but Siem soldier living in peace for long time of period never encountered to the war zone, no real experience in fighting, therefore Siem soldier faced many death when confront with the khmer armies.
    Siem soldier only know how to raping inocent and week women. hope this help you understand, im not race

  2. hey mate your statement is biase and prejudice, and of course I am sure you know nothing.
    do research moor you will gain understanding about khmer and siemes

  3. It was true that Gen. Chea Dara has said. According to the eyewitnesses, there were many Thai soldiers corpses in the battle field. The Thai Army spokeperson always deflates the number of Thai deaths. This will confuse the PAD members who have acted as the new Nazi Group of Southeast-Asian racists and supremacist. In fact, they miscalculates his Thai soldier fighting capability. Tha Thai soldiers, according to the Lao, Khmer, and Vietnamese people, are considered as the Hollywood Soldiers. They are good in killing the innocent Thai Red Shirts on the street of Bangkok, but not in the jungles of the Cambodian-Thai borders. Let the southern-Thai province Muslims bleed the inexpeienced Thai soldiers. Oh my God!

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