Roland Watson, email@example.com
April 27, 2010
has been a lot of speculation about who was behind the terror attack on April
15th in Rangoon, that occurred at the X2O Thingyan (New Year) pavilion sponsored
by Than Shwe's grandson. One plausible explanation, though, has not yet been mentioned.
obvious initial suspect was Maung Aye. There is significant discord between Maung
Aye and Than Shwe, over the upcoming election and the associated retirement of
senior officers. However, one does wonder if Maung Aye would express his discontent
in such a bold manner.
There were two major events during Thingyan, and
which have not been connected: The bombings, and the arrival of a cargo ship from
North Korea, which is believed to have brought equipment for a nuclear weapons
program as well as missile components. One explanation links both of these events.
suspect Than Shwe ordered the bombings, to create a diversion for the cargo shipment.
They further were targeted at his grandson's pavilion, to enable him to deny that
he was responsible. The following question is quite revealing: If the bombs were
a form of attack against Than Shwe, why didn't the culprits wait until his grandson
He can also use the bombings to justify a crackdown against
An even more pressing question is why the United States did not
stop the North Korean shipment. We are confident that the U.S. was aware of it,
just as it knew about the Kang Nam 1 last summer.