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Look guys, just a quick post from here in Tonga’s sunny Nuku’alofa.

No internet on board, and only the BBC World Service, Sky, the (Australian) ABC and MSNBC news.

On every channel the only, and I mean only, possible culprit mentioned is ‘anti government right wing extremists’, special mention being given to Waco and Oklahoma City. The conversations I heard were along the line of “We have no information about who is responsible, but lets wibble along about right wing extremists and white supremacists”.

Sorry? Is there no other possible culprit? Since when do anti government types blow up random people in the streets? Isn’t their modus operandi more to go after government installations and offices? Are there not other ideologies which are more likely to go for random innocents?

Is this anything but a smear from individuals in the MSN, trying to embed a suitable narrative?


  1. Lynne says:

    The BBC played the right wing nutjob brigade theory all the way to the wire. Now that a deuce of Chechnyan islamists (brothers) have been fingered, one shot dead and one still on the run as far as I know. Al Jabeeba is still spinning for all it’s worth.

    They even wheeled out a former classmate of the younger, still free brother who was apparently studying to be a brain surgeon, to say what a nice, normal bloke the younger one was and what a shock he turned out to be a wrong ‘un. Because as we know, normal, decent people tend to wake up one day and decide to plant bombs at the finish line of a marathon run for charitable causes. It’s what normal people do, after all…

  2. Lynne says:

    PS How’s the cruise? I trust it’s everything you hoped it would be. :0)

  3. RAB says:

    The Truth Fairy has let the MSM down again I’m afraid. They were praying for Right Wing nutjobs and got the usual jihadists. Better luck next time eh?

  4. JuliaM says:

    “Is this anything but a smear from individuals in the MSN, trying to embed a suitable narrative?”

    Nope! Didn’t work.

    But they’ll try it again the next time this happens.

  5. Paul Marks says:

    And people wonder why, in spite of all its faults, I treasure Fox News.

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