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Italian soldiers and members of the rhythmic gymnastics team Anzhelika Savrayuk (L) and Fabrizia D�Ottavio speak during an interview with Reuters at the Italian Military Aviation headquarters in Rome July 8, 2008. Italy's military contingent, who make up about half the Olympic team, are on a mission for medals. Picture taken July 8, 2008.


Military officer Gen. Daniele Tei (6th R top row), commanding general of the Italian Military Aviation, poses with members of the Military Aviation Olympics team at the Italian Military Aviation headquarters in Rome July 8, 2008. Italy's military contingent, who make up about half the Olympic team, are on a mission for medals. Picture taken July 8, 2008.




A Thai soldier stands guard near the Cekakiri Svarak pagoda of the Preah Vihear temple, about 245 km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh, July 25, 2008


An Israeli soldier takes up position during a military operation near the West Bank village of Borin, near Nablus, July 24, 2008.
 

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Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli after clashes between Sunni Muslim supporters of the government and Alawite gunmen close to the Shi'ite Hezbollah-led opposition in Tripoli, northern Lebanon July 26, 2008. The Lebanese army deployed on Saturday to halt two days of heavy sectarian fighting in the northern city of Tripoli which medical sources said had killed nine people.



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A resident on a scooter is stopped by Lebanese soldiers at a checkpoint in Tripoli, northern Lebanon July 26, 2008. Rival sectarian factions clashed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday for a second consecutive day and medical sources said the death toll from the fighting rose to eight.



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Masked Palestinian members of Hamas military wing Al-Qassam attend the funeral of six bomb victims on July 26, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Police loyal to ruling political party Hamas blamed yesterday's beach explosion which killed six on political rivals Fatah of which a dozen members were arrested.



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Palestinian Hamas policemen attend the funeral of militants killed by a bomb explosion at a major junction in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip July 26, 2008. The bomb exploded next to a car used by the armed wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing three gunmen and a girl, the ruling Palestinian Islamist group and medical officials said.


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School children wave India's national flag over a displayed Indian army tank during "Vijay Diwas" or victory day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad July 26, 2008. The Indian army commemorates "Vijay Diwas" annually in memory of more than 500 fellow soldiers who were killed nine years ago during a war with Pakistan in the mountains of Kargil and Drass sectors, at the Line of Control, or a military ceasefire line, which divided Kashmir between the two south Asian nuclear rivals.


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Policemen hold relatives of members of the ETA Vizcaya command upon their arrival at the National Court in Madrid on July 26, 2008. The Basque separatist group ETA suffered a new blow on July 25, 2008 with the arrest in France of two of its members, including one described by the French interior minister as a senior military commander
 

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The Thai and Cambodian soldiers at that temple complex seem to be fraternizing and getting along quite well. That's good because it reduces tensions and reduces the likelihood of some trigger-happy sentry starting a war. However if I were commander of one of the units out there, I would order my men to stop interacting with the soldiers on the other side immediately.

Remarks on equipment visible in the pictures: The Cambodians seem to have pretty old AKs and RPGs, and many of them are wearing sandals. They are definately outclassed in terms of weaponry by the Thais. The Thai's black uniforms are ridiculous though, they stand out and must be maddeningly hot in the tropical jungle.
 

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Remarks on equipment visible in the pictures: The Cambodians seem to have pretty old AKs and RPGs, and many of them are wearing sandals. They are definately outclassed in terms of weaponry by the Thais. The Thai's black uniforms are ridiculous though, they stand out and must be maddeningly hot in the tropical jungle.
No doubt.Those poor Cambodians look like a rag tag buch.:(

I wonder how long would the shooting last if it ever started.:confused: I hope it never does.
 

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I've been thinking of posting such comments, but I was afraid that it would end up with country blasting. Since you guys started it, I'll add a few comments of mine. I wonder if there is any Thai in our forum?

BD, do you remember I told you my parents were in the jungle during the Vietnam war? Yes, you guys are right, the Cambodian soldiers are very poor, they have nothing as their private property. Because they guard at the Cambodian-Thai border that they have good relationship with Thai counterpart, when there is no conflict, sometime the Thai provide them with foods, clothes and even vehicle. But if there is a fighting, the only thing I worry the most is the loyalty of the Cambodian soldiers, because the Thai were so good to them.

This will be a true guerrilla war, Preah Vihea is in a high land where there are full of jungle sickness and land mine, to the Cambodian soldiers (former Khmer Rouge), it's their home. But the Thai are different, local news confirmed that one Thai soldier died of sickness. In guerrilla war, you can only use rifles, heavy weapons are less effective unless vast invasion occurs, but that would mean a regional conflict and cause the concerns of other countries.

The Thai soldiers look very cool. But looking cool doesn't mean fighting is also cool. Look at pictures above you'll find that there are two types of Cambodian soldiers, those look very poor and the others with clean uniform and helmets. Those with helmets aren't soldiers, they are military police (notice their arm labels :) in Khmer letters). The poor will fight, not these fat MP (we call them PM (French)), their belly are full beer and fat meat. After the stand-off, there have been donations from Phnom Penh to the border. Within the donation there are also boot, the soldier refuse to accept them because they simply don't like to wear boot, they said it make their feet painful. I know you guys can't walk without boot, but these soldiers just walk with their bare feet. They wear shoes made of tires which we called revolution shoes. OK, I talk too much, but to conclude, if there is a fight, who die is still unknown!
 
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BD, do you remember I told you my parents were in the jungle during the Vietnam war? Yes, you guys are right, the Cambodian soldiers are very poor, they have nothing as their private property. Because they guard at the Cambodian-Thai border that they have good relationship with Thai counterpart, when there is no conflict, sometime the Thai provide them with foods, clothes and even vehicle. But if there is a fighting, the only thing I worry the most is the royalty of the Cambodian soldiers, because the Thai were so good to them.
Yes I do..That was three years ago..I think..

It is good to see that the Thai soldiers have compassion for the Cambodians. This little flare up is nothing more than a very little sabre rattling. I hope there is no fighting.
 

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Yes I do..That was three years ago..I think..

It is good to see that the Thai soldiers have compassion for the Cambodians. This little flare up is nothing more than a very little sabre rattling. I hope there is no fighting.
To answer your comment I'm afraid to get things into political discussion. So, just make it short and avoid any possible yellow card to myself.

There will be no fight, just like you said it's some type of saber-rattling. Yesterday, Phnom Penh was just like an abandoned city because it was the general election day. I wanted to take my camera out for some photo taking, but I thought that you'll have the pix posted today so I gave up my idea.

Today, there is a minister class meeting held in Siem Riep between the Cambodian and Thai counter part. The Thai refused any multi-parties talk and Hun Sen agreed that. Cambodia is weak both politics and military, without outside intervention it will surely lose.
 

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Indian police arrest the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People's Political Party Hilal Ahmad War minutes after he addressed a press conference at his residence in Maisuma locality in Srinagar.








Israeli soldiers stand guard as Palestinians wait to cross a checkpoint into the West Bank city of Hebron, Sunday, July 27, 2008. The Israeli army killed a top Hamas militant in Hebron on Sunday, prompting vows of revenge by the Islamic group, Palestinian sources said. Israeli troops surrounded a house in Hebron, exchanging fire with the militant inside and eventually bulldozed the house hours later when the man refused to surrender. The militant's mangled body was seen being removed from the rubble.

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 24, 2008) Japanese airmen load sonobuoys into the tail of a P-3 Orion during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kirk Worley/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (July 24, 2008) Japanese sailors refuel a P-3 Orion during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational exercise and is scheduled biennially by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Participants include the United States, Australia, Chile, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kirk Worley/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2008) A CF-18 assigned to Canadian Forces 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron take on fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008. (U S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Taylor/Released)

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HADITHA, Iraq (July 12, 2008) A group of Iraqi Police tip over their boat to practice recovering from capsizing at the Haditha Dam near Haditha. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul Torres/Released)


The reflection of an Israeli soldier is seen in the window of a Palestinian taxi at a blocked road in the West Bank city of Hebron July 28, 2008. The Israeli army closed roads in the city after a military operation yesterday, Palestinian witnesses said.


BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 28: Iraqi army soldiers help transfer Shiite pilgrims going to the Shrine of Shiite Imam Moussa al-Kadhim on July 28, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq.








BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 28: Iraqi army soldiers stand guard as Shiite pilgrims march towards the Shrine of Shiite Imam Musa al-Kadhim on July 28, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq.


BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 28:An Iraqi army soldier provides security as Shiite pilgrim marches towards the Shrine of Shiite Imam Moussa al-Kadhim on July 28, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq.


A face-painted Russian Naval Infantry (marines) soldier and girl in 18th century costume relevant to the an era in which Russian Navy was built, stand during Navy Day celebration on a beach at the Neva River in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 27, 2008. The celebration of Navy Day in Russia is traditionally marked on the last Sunday of July.


A soldier crushes a brick with a hammer on the stomach of a comrade during celebrations marking Russian Navy Day in the far eastern city of Vladivostok July 27, 2008.


With the former Winter Palace of the Russian czars, now the Hermitage Museum, in the background, boats pass a Russian Navy ship anchored in the Neva River in downtown St. Petersburg , Russia, Sunday, July 27, 2008, during Navy Day celebrations. The celebration of Navy Day in Russia is traditionally marked on the last Sunday of July.
 
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Lebanese soldiers patrol the Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood following clashes between the rival Sunni Muslim and the Alawite communities in the northern Mediterranean city of Tripoli on July 27, 2008. The Lebanese army has restored calm in the northern port city of Tripoli after deadly clashes sent 2,000 families fleeing to safer areas, a security official said today. Alawites are an offshoot of Shiite Islam.


Philippine Army chief Alexander Yano (C) and National Defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro (L) board a military helicopter at the army headquarters in Manila on July 27, 2008. Teodoro has asked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to 'rein in' its troops to prevent any outbreak of hostilities. Meanwhile, Muslim separatists attacked a southern Philippines village, burning 10 houses, wounding three soldiers and causing dozens of people to flee, the military said. The attacks came as efforts to reopen peace negotiations between the government and the MILF suffered a setback with the rebels accusing the government of trying to renege on an earlier agreement.


Philippine soldiers stand in formation at the army headquarters in Manila on July 27, 2008.


Philippine National Police officers wave their copies of the "Miranda Doctrine," a suspect's rights being read by an arresting officer, during a human rights lecture Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Quezon City in the Philippines. Thousands of police officers were lectured on the "Miranda Doctrine" prior to being deployed for Monday's State-of-the-Nation address by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Chinese paramilitary police move into their security positions at the Olympic Green in Beijing on July 27, 2008. Chinese authorities denied claims by a Uighur separatist group that it was behind deadly bus bombings in two cities. The group, which calls itself the Turkestan Islamic Party, claimed responsibility for a pair of bus blasts that killed two people in southwest China, and said it would target the Beijing Olympics next month.


A police officer keeps watch as believers wait for Patriarch Alexiy II, head of Russia's Orthodox Church (pictured on the placard), at the Caves Monastery in Kiev July 26, 2008. The Caves Monastery is considered to be the cradle of Orthodoxy in the Slav world. Patriarch Alexiy II was taking part in celebrations marking the 1,020th anniversary of the embrace of Orthodox Christianity in the region.






Protesters scuffle with policemen as police suppress them during a demonstration in central Seoul late July 26, 2008. Police quelled thousands of protesters who tried to march toward presidential Blue House to demand the resignation of President Lee Myung-bak during the overnight anti-government demonstration.
 

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Iraqi soldiers patrol Baghdad on July 29, 2008. Thousands of pilgrims headed slowly through Baghdad's heavily-policed streets today for a major Shiite religious ceremony, one day after suicide bombers killed dozens of them.


Police throw stones back at student protesters at Amrit Science Campus in Kathmandu July 29, 2008. The protest was held to demonstrate against Vice President Paramananda Jha's use of the Hindi language while taking his oath of office.


South Korean prime minister Han Seung-Soo shakes hands with police during a historic trip to a group of islets islands, known as Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan, on July 29, 2008. The trip is aimed at cementing South Korea's hold over the islets as Japan criticised it and hopes the two countries would be calm in handling the row.


Philippine soldiers make the sign of the cross during a mass Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City in the Philippines prior to being deployed for Monday's State-of-the-Nation address by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Anti-riot police officers blocked protesters as an effigy of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the Philippines on board a plane is lifted into the air during a demonstration in Manila. Protesters called for the ouster of President Arroyo as she delivered her eighth State of the Nation Address.
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A Swedish Saab Gripen fighter plane lands at the Swiss Army Airbase in Emmen, central Switzerland July 29, 2008. The Swiss Army is also doing an evaluation of EADS Eurofighters and Dassault Rafale fighter planes.
 

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