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which posits that western intelligence agencies, at the behest of the 'narco-military-industrial' complex, are/were responsible for 9/11 and the rise of Muslim fundamentalism, including Laskar Jihad here in Indonesia.
Jakartass is aware that the Taliban in Afghanistan were originally supported and armed by the US in order to remove the country from Russia's sphere of influence. It is also known that the Taliban curtailed the opium industry there; with a new 'democratic' government, according to the All-American Patriots
, this season's crop of opium poppies is the highest ever.
A local correspondent has written to me.Hi Jakartass,
No doubt you've seen the JP page 2 item about the Mangga Dua bomb threat - what a farce! I bet the Yanks have steadfastly refused to disclose their source of information because they know full well they'll have egg on their faces. The Ozzies have dug themselves into an even deeper diplomatic hole by relaying the warning and beefing up their "don't travel to Indonesia" advice. Only the British Embassy seems to have done the right thing, which was to evaluate and grade the warning appropriately and conclude that it should be ignored.
Rely on the 'western alliance' to jump in feet first with their "I know a guy who knows a guy" scare story, and look like a right bunch of prats. I trust that you'll be making the appropriate noises (raspberries? farts? chortles?) in your illustrious organ.
. (The police searched, but found nothing, and trade was down 80%) Max Kwak, the US embassy press attaché declined to comment on how the embassy learned about the threat.
I've said this before, but it is worth repeating. Jakartass lacks intelligence sources, but does not lack intelligence. My comments are the viewpoint of someone with deep roots in the local expat/Indonesian community. The current manipulation of public opinion with the military flexing its muscles and mobilising 'youth' and Islamic groups over Ambalat, with the involvement of multi-national oil companies
, is another strand in the tangled web of clandestine operations.
Readers of a more prurient bent may wish to learn more about the White House child sex ring
which Hunter S. Thompson was supposedly investigating before his alleged suicide.
If this piece of investigative journalism holds true, then I am tempted to give credence to any, if not all, reports of malfeasance emanating from the 'narco-military-industrial' complex.