[thechat] Bali

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 16:39:01 CDT 2002

On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Martin Burns wrote:

> I really don't think it was an attack against Oz as anything more than an
Damn, there was a line here and I erased it and now I can't remember what
it said. Something like:
a convenient excuse, and I don't think that
> the attack was by Osama (fellow travellers, yes). As far as I can see, the
> only reason anyone's saying Al Quaeda is because
> a) Indonesia's a Muslim country with some extremist groups
> b) Bush said so within a stupidly short time, without waiting for any
> evidence whatsoever to surface. Even the Indonesians went after evidence
> first.

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