2.07.2011

Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on border

"PHUM SARON, Thailand, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Thai and Cambodian troops clashed for a fourth straight day on Monday over a disputed border area surrounding a 900-year-old mountaintop temple, deepening political uncertainty in Bangkok and prompting Cambodia to urge U.N. intervention.
Several hours of shelling and machine gun fire subsided at around 11 a.m. (0400 GMT), creating an uneasy peace in the 4.6-sq-km (two-sq-mile) contested area around the Preah Vihear temple claimed by both Southeast Asian neighbors."
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Note:  Why don't they all just go to the temple and negotiate?  Or is that the problem - somebody doesn't care to negotiate - so non-violent protest is a lost cause?  I don't know the issues there.

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