Fortunately things have remained calm between Thailand and Cambodia. Unfortunately two Thai F-16’s crashed yesterday in a training exercise.
One thing I struggle to get used to in Thailand is talk of the supernatural- ghosts and spirits. It came up again yesterday after the crash of the planes, some speculated the cause of the crash was black magic used by Cambodia. I kid you not, from the BKK Post:
Two F16 jets were spotted last Thursday near the border in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district where there have been clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops over the past two weeks.
The air force insisted the two jets were taking part in Cobra Gold but admitted they had flown too close to the border during the military drill.
The air force spokesman brushed off a rumour that there could be a supernatural cause of the crash. “Do not believe in this sort of thing. I can’t see how the crash could be related to that [black magic]. This is science: an engine problem perhaps, not superstition.”
and link to the story: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/221609/air-force-seeks-clues-to-crash-of-f16-jets
Talk of black magic as a cause for a plane crash is certainly new for me- not something I expect to see in the morning paper.