Military Intelligence in Bangkok, Not

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Bangkok is no different than any other big city in the world, other than the fact that it’s red light district is right out in the open and easy to find. That being said there is always the possibility of getting into trouble if you don’t keep your wits about you. Don’t flash wads of cash, don’t wear lots of flashy jewelry and apparently don’t show your date for the night your laptop that contains intelligence documents pertaining to the Australian military.

Now, I consider myself a normal kinda guy and if left to my own devices in a city such as Bangkok I would definitely find myself curious about the nightlife. But being the normal kinda guy I am ( read: of at least average to above average intelligence) I would take precautions to keep myself and my property safe. Apparently the Australian military, much like the American military, doesn’t place much stock in the intelligence part.

In early July of this year one Lieutenant Commander Peter de Maskens, a signal specialist for the Australian military, was attending a week long conference in Bangkok on regional security issues of all things. Well one night Lieutenant Maskens decided at 2am to take a stroll to Bangkok’s most famous night life destination, Nana Plaza.

Two things immediately come to mind here. #1 The Lieutenant being in town for a few days and being a man obviously knew that Nana Plaza was closed by that time and #2 he knew that Nana Hotel’s parking lot was the place to go after hours to avoid a bar fine. Even if it was his first day in Bangkok He knew this…all men know this.

Now we get to the next part of the story. By 3am he was back at his 5 star hotel, The Banyan Tree Hotel, with what the police describe only as a Thai person, which is man speak for “he brought a ladyboy back to the hotel but we don’t want to embarrass him any further”. Already batting 300 our Lieutenant directly passed out only to awake hours later and  find that his Ipod, credit cards, passport and his security clearance laptop containing military intelligence on it were missing.

I don’t know about you but I would have been hella pissed that my Ipod was missing. The Australian Defence Department is looking into this matter now but they aren’t too concerned because they say the Lieutentant only had low level security clearance ( I can only wonder why) and the laptop had security software installed. The Defence Departments statement can clearly be read in man speak as “OH FUCK”.

Obviously military intelligence is the same the world around so I thought I would post some tips for anyone who is equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant or higher and is headed to Bangkok. All military personnel lower in rank than a Lieutenant already know Pattaya is the place to be if you are really looking for fun.

1. If you are in any sort of Military Intelligence position don’t leave your hotel room because it is bound to go bad and some asswipe with a blog on Thailand will surely write about it :)

2. When looking for ladyboys do so before 2 am at the bars they work in so when it does go bad you have a point of origin to start with. Better yet go short time with them that way the Police won’t refer to him as a Thai person which means everyone will know you were banging a ladyboy…better yet get a girl. Better yet refer to #1

3. If you are dead set on trawling Nana Hotel’s parking lot at 3am for a ladyboy and you just have to come back to the hotel drunk use the following checklist before you leave:

A. Lock everything of value the fuck up!


4. Find  Someone lower in rank than yourself and ask if you can tag along with them to Pattaya.

5. Hold hands and look both ways when crossing the street…No, seriously.

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Comment by MikeNo Gravatar
2009-08-06 07:02:30

Hi Talen I read this article when the “crime” was exposed since being ex military intelligence myself (I really am)it interested me.

However when they say he had low grade stuff on the laptop that might well be intelligence speak for the fact that the material actually belongs to the UK or US Government!

BTW I thought all Aussies were red necks who only fancied a Sheila-obviously I have been watching too many Aussie beer adverts or he thought his date was a lass.

Comment by simonNo Gravatar
2009-08-06 13:48:25

Aussies i found are on a average are not very worldly wise like south Africans strong in the arm and thick in the head
they have what i like to call a neo Nazi inferiority complex that’s probably why they like shagging
lady boys probably pre op
the word intelligence and auzzie does not go together that’s for sure

Comment by Jack W.No Gravatar
2009-08-07 15:33:07

I see Bangkok hasn’t changed in the past 45 years .

Comment by MartynNo Gravatar
2009-08-08 02:34:35

I assume the Australian military man had his missile primed, pointing north and ready to strike at some bum or other. In the finish he was outwitted by an agent dressed as a woman who emptied him in more ways than one. Perhaps a new James Bond movie is on the horizon ‘From Nana With Love’ ‘The Sly Who Loved Me’ or ‘Ipodpussy’ are rumoured to be title names floating about.
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