posted on Oct, 14 2002 @ 11:04 PM
a pity we can't keep to one thread, I think. However, this source is only one and is emphatically not typical of local English-language or
native-language press reaction.
On local reactions, there is a decent English language article here ñvery much ìsaidî, ìclaimedî; but a good thermometer in terms of how the
incident is being seen by some.
Similarly interesting is a piece of home-grown Aussie conspiracy theorising here
Again, this is more an assembling of events which do not in and of themselves justify any further
conclusion; but the events are thought-provoking and as I have said earlier, I am intrigued that bin Ladin and Al-Qaida have suddenly re-entered GWB
and friendsí vocabularies after a very long absence at a point where domestic and international politics make it rather convenient for the current US
administration (whether or not Skull and Bones, Bilderbuggers, the Men in Black or the Banana Bunch remains to be seen).
This is emphatically an intriguing co-incidence and I remain surprised that no one has claimed responsibility for the Bali atrocity ñ boasting
about their evil deeds is, after all, what terrorists usually do.
There is a vast amount to be said in terms of local history, politics and power-groupings; but I donít want to bore posters, unless someone
follows up certain points: one might mention the extensive involvement of US companies in illegal logging in Sumatra, including the dreadful conduct
of Citigroup. If any nation knows how to deal with and manipulate the judiciary and the military in Indonesia, it is undoubtedly America.