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2005-01-05 Southeast Asia
Tsunami likely to tie down GAM, Tamil Tigers for at least awhile
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Posted by Dan Darling 2005-01-05 12:17:17 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [380 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 It's great to see a ray of optimism in the land of the Big Waves.
Posted by Captain America  2005-01-05 1:33:19 AM||   2005-01-05 1:33:19 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Color me skeptical. Foreign aid programs don't defeat terrorism or insurgencies; militaries combined with effective government institutions and courageous, broad popular support do.

This MSM Meme du Jour of "Chance for US to Regain Lost Political Capital" reeks of desperate, dumb, wishful MSM thinking. I

t would be nice if our intrepid journalists would get on the ground and actually observe what's happening and give us the facts instead of concocting bullshit memes after chatting with a few "analysts." We get ten times as much fact and insight from a day's posts on diplomadic.com or asian blogs than we do from bullshit "analysis" like this.
Posted by lex 2005-01-05 1:49:51 AM||   2005-01-05 1:49:51 AM|| Front Page Top

#3  Yeah, but the tsunami did enough damage to GAM and the LTTE to put them out of operation for a long time. That is, like Captain America said, a silver lining that shouldn't be missed.
Posted by Dan Darling  2005-01-05 1:58:42 AM|| [http://www.regnumcrucis.blogspot.com]  2005-01-05 1:58:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 I'm all for silver linings. Hope there are more. But I'd like to see more reporting and less speculation from the MSM. I don't think anyone can even begin to guess the consequences, let alone order and judge them, of this thing.
Posted by lex 2005-01-05 2:03:45 AM||   2005-01-05 2:03:45 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 It would be nice if our intrepid journalists would get on the ground

What respectable member of the MSM wants to run around a corpse-strewn backwater, interviewing locals who aren't even shooting at the foreign military in their lands? Singapore and Boston are more worthwhile expense-account territories.
Posted by Pappy 2005-01-05 11:36:08 PM||   2005-01-05 11:36:08 PM|| Front Page Top

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