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2005-06-01 Down Under
Australian Prime Minister Apoligises To Indonesia Over Biological Attack
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Posted by Spavirt Pheng6042 2005-06-01 10:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [433 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Article: PRIME Minister John Howard was forced to apologise to Indonesia yesterday after a biological attack on its embassy - and the first on Australian soil.

Note the media spin - Howard wasn't forced to do so - he did it of his own free will. Did the Indonesian president apologize for the Bali bombing, which killed close to 200 Australians? As to this being the first bio-attack on Australian soil, note that it killed no one, whereas the Bali bombing killed close to 200 Australians.

Note also that in just about every article about US officials over Iraq, there is a mention about Abu Ghraib, where prisoners were humiliated. Where is the mention of the hundreds of Australians killed by Indonesians in this article?
Posted by Zhang Fei">Zhang Fei  2005-06-01 11:53|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2005-06-01 11:53|| Front Page Top

#2 Hell, we don't even know that it was an Australian that carried out the attack.
Posted by Phil Fraering 2005-06-01 13:54|| http://newsfromthefridge.typepad.com]">[http://newsfromthefridge.typepad.com]  2005-06-01 13:54|| Front Page Top

#3 If it is unknown, how does one know it is dangerous?
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2005-06-01 16:07|| http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]">[http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2005-06-01 16:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Zhang, All Abu G, All the Time is to the MSM's business strategy as "Gulag" is to Amnesty's fund-raising strategy.

And it's not just mentioning Abu G, either; it's articles and OpEds focused on Abu G. Search the NY Times archives for articles with "Abu Ghraib" in the article or OpEd's summary since March 1 2003 and you get 337 articles, of which 322 concern US abuses. A search during the same period for articles whose summaries contain "zarqawi" yields 19 results: http://tinyurl.com/8we7r

Flood the zone, indeed. This is a perfect example of the NYT's new strategy, as outlined by Bill Keller in Business Week, of catering to the Times' "most loyal readers": http://tinyurl.com/3zph6

Posted by thibaud (aka lex) 2005-06-01 16:36||   2005-06-01 16:36|| Front Page Top

#5 The latest is there was a note in Bahasa with it. Since very few Australians speak Bahasa, its likely an Indo dissident.
Posted by phil_b 2005-06-01 21:51||   2005-06-01 21:51|| Front Page Top

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