[OPE-L:5966] Re: Re: RE: Re: RE: war

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 19:52:49 EDT

I would hope that this list could do more than become obsessed with 
inconsequential rumors like this. It would not matter  if the footage had been 
created out of whole cloth. It was terrible judgement to replay that loop over 
and over. No one was asked a question, only the dancing was shown; we don't 
know exactly what was being celebrated or what the celebrators understood 
about the carnage; and the majority of those who celebrated seemed to be under 
13 years of age. No diversity of opinion was sought in the immediate aftermath 
of the bombing, though PLO leaders were quoted later. 
It is true that we do not know who was behind this attack. But it is silly to 
deny that a taliban-pakistani-osama terrorist network does exist; after all, 
it was created with US money. The attacks may have its roots in an egyptian 
organization, the sudanese military or iraqi intelligence. Or it may have 
received backing from all of the above. much less likely was it further 
revenge for ruby ridge (the pathetic rallying cry for american white 
supremacists) or  a sortie launched by colombian drug lords or someone else.  
chai-on, may i suggest that instead of spending too much time on this false 
criticism of cnn, a south korean like yourself may want to pay particular 
attention to whether pakistan is labelled a terrorist state and india brought 
on to decimate it.
De fabula narratur (is that the correct latin?). 

Paul Zarembka <zarembka@acsu.buffalo.edu> said: 

> Well, now, we don't even know if they were scenes from 1991, rather than a
> soccer match in 1978?  
> Thanks, Chai-on, Paul
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> Paul Zarembka, editor, RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY at
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> "Chai-on Lee" <conlee@chonnam.ac.kr> said, on 09/21/01:
> >It was originally raised at the following site 
> >http://www.chicago.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=4395&;group=webcast
> >The site tells as follows.
> >CNN USING 1991 FOOTAGE of celebrating Palistinians to manipulate you 


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