No magical army, says twin – Bangkok Post, August 25, 2013
…The 200-strong guerilla force comprising God’s Army bandied legends that while Luther commanded 250,000 invisible soldiers, Johnny commanded 150,000. The twins were supposedly born with mythical black tongues, a sign of legendary power.
In 2000, images of the young twins smoking cigarettes–the first photographs of the Htoos to be released–hit news stands across the globe and propelled the rebels to a degree of international notoriety. The two became most known for the God’s Army capture of a hospital in Ratchaburi the same year–where the army demanded the Thai government cease from shelling Karen border outposts, while holding hundreds hostage…