Just because you're paranoid ...
The Asian Blog Awards for 2004 are being voted for as I type this and, yes, I'd be truly humbled if you were to vote for Jakartass
The joy of it all, however, is not the fame and lack of fortune that is sure to head my way. Rather, it is that through it all other blogging gems are surfacing. Up until yesterday, I had only been aware of one Indonesian consistently writing in English. A big hand, please, for my fellow nominee The Fool in Bandung
. Now, thanks to her comment following yesterday's post I'm pleased to present for your pleasure and edification Alia's Realm
She wrote: "Once every fifty years or so, a single landmark event takes place which has the easy ability to expose a thousand lies that preceded it." - J. Vialls
You should read his analysis on the Jakarta & Bali bombs here. It's really shocking!
Well, I did, Alia.
And I'm afraid I think Mr. Vialls is an egg short of an omelette. What he writes, under the heading Zionists Nuke The Australian Embassy in Indonesia
, is a load of tosh disproved in the first paragraph.
An Israeli micro-nuclear demolition device from Dimona in the Negev Desert, went critical nine feet under the street in a storm drain outside the gates of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Storm drains are only 3 feet (one metre) deep in Jalan Rasuna Said.
As for such phrases (my italics
) as "Zionist lackeys ... slavishly obey orders
issued by the American and Israeli ambassadors, a welcome obsequiousness
which naturally ensures that all Zionist covert operations
in the Southern Hemisphere run like clockwork", I can only think that Mr. Vialls is in need of a reality check.
He says so himself: Predictably perhaps, I remain permanently barred by American multinationals including Yahoo and PayPal, in what appears to be an ongoing attempt to obliterate my Internet presence completely. Life is never easy for a former combat veteran living on a miniscule disability pension, but it has to be admitted that this multinational stranglehold has managed to make life even harder still.
Yahoo? PayPal? A Zionist conspiracy?
Besides, Indonesia doesn't have diplomatic relations with Israel, so there isn't an Israeli ambassador.
If I were you Alia, I'd keep on writing your own thoughts. You could start by sending Mr. Vialls a Get Well card.
And whilst we're on conspiracy theories, you might like to have a look at AboveTopSecret.com
which has possible support for Mr. Vialls. Apparently a millionaire, Jimmy Walter, is offering a prize to anyone who can prove that the WTC towers actually did collapse the way the US government said they did.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you?