>Khmer And Thai Troops Amassed At Preah Vihear

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A Thai army soldier stands inside a Cambodian Buddhist temple near the Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Cambodian officials said more Thai troops crossed into their country’s territory Wednesday in the second day of alleged incursions amid tensions over disputed border land near the historic Preah Vihear temple. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian soldiers (L and 2nd R) hold radios as they stand guard over a group of soldiers from Thailand (background and R) in the Preah Vihear temple compound, 245km north of Phnom Penh, July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
Cambodian soldiers are deployed in the Preah Vihaer temple compound, 245km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
Cambodian Army soldiers walk as they guard near Preah Vihear temple in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Cambodian officials said more Thai troops crossed into their country’s territory Wednesday in the second day of alleged incursions amid tensions over disputed border land near a historic temple. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) Cambodian soldiers are deployed in the Preah Vihaer temple compound, 245km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
Cambodian soldiers stand guard in Preah Vihear temple compound, 245km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

A Cambodian soldier (R) takes a photo of Thai soldiers on his cellphone at the Cekakiri Svarak pagoda in the Preah Vihear temple compound near the Cambodian-Thai border, 245km (142 miles) north of Phnom Penh July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea


Thai soldiers rest in the Preah Vihear temple compound, 245km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

A Cambodian man watches a soldier from Thailand (R) in the Preah Vihear temple compound 245km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh, July 16, 2008. Thailand and Cambodia moved on Wednesday to ratchet down tensions on their border where hundreds of troops face each other over a disputed ancient temple. Senior Thai and Cambodian officials were trying to negotiate an end to the stand-off, triggered by Thai protests against the the listing of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site earlier this month, Thailand’s Supreme Commander, Boonsrang Niumpradit, told Reuters. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
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One Response to >Khmer And Thai Troops Amassed At Preah Vihear

  1. Anonymous says:

    >Basically it’s a fact that Thailand has always tried to mislead her own citizens of the historical truth and never got over The Hague Ruling of 1962 which used landmark Franco-Siamese map 1907 as reference.Besides, Thai Royalty has always secretly wanted to preserve Preah Vihear under Thai influence to use the sacred pond water in front of the Preah Vihear Temple for any big Thai Royal ceremony. That is the real reason behind why the Thais would never recognize the “loss” of Preah Vihear. In fact, nothing is lost to them, they never had any historical ownership of Preah Vihear in the first place…

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