Thursday, 20 January 2005

A Story below the Radar

An American Expat in SE Asia is covering an Important story that hasn't made more than a slight ripple in MSM.
If we [The USA] hoped to gain any possible goodwill from Indonesia with our massive show of support and generosity in their desperate time of need, then we are in for a very rude awakening. One man, Mr. Fred Burks is on a crusade to destroy any possible goodwill towards the United States and in the process is doing all he can to stoke the fires of Islamic fundamentalism.

Mr. Burks actions will cause long lasting damage to our relationship with Indonesia and will most likely also help to contribute to all the charges being dropped against Abu Bakar Ba'asyir. You read it first here.
The nut in question is a translator who has never even possessed a SECRET clearance. Where what he says is true, he's violating all standards of theics for translators. But it's what he's saying that is, um, "embroidered" that's really damaging.

A single nut in the right place can shift the world. See, for example, Mathias Rust.

1 comment:

LHM said...

Sadly it would seem that Australians appear to be more interested in the trial of Michael Jackson than the trial of the man responsible for killing so many of their fellow countrymen.