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More Islamist attacks in Thailand ahead of Obama's visit

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PATTANI, Thailand — Suspected insurgents have detonated an improvised bomb that derailed a train and killed two railway guards in Thailand’s south, hours before President Barack Obama visits the country. The Sunday attack in Rue So district of Narathiwat province disrupted train services in the three violence-plagued southernmost provinces.

Two railway guards died from wounds caused by the explosion while 15 others were hospitalized. More than 5,000 people have been killed since an Islamist insurgency erupted in the region in 2004.

The incident was the second attack on the weekend Obama arrives in Thailand. He will also visit Myanmar and Cambodia.
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Cambodians are protesting being forcibly evicted from Obama's pre-approved route, in addition to any homes near the perimeter of the capital's airport. These residents are not being compensated, they have been moved to other locations where they cannot survive. The new locations cannot be farmed and are inconveniently far from water sources.

Cambodia police are arresting any visible protestors.
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The turnout for Obama's visit is expected to be big.

Democrats propaganda works so good...even Cambodians think they can get free stuff.

Sorry...I couldn't help myself.
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The pertinent questions on the attacks in Thailand are: How much of this is related to Obama's visit? And more to the point: How much of the motives behind them are based on being islamist versus separatist? The fact that separatists may also be muslims does not make their actions "islamist" even if the timing is related to the president's visit.
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I believe they are using Obama's visit as the perfect opportunity to get coverage of their cause...whether islamist or separatist.
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