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  • ross1948 17:07 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    France 24’s New Game Show – ‘Kick The Lady!’ 

    Busy day today!

    I had to go into town.



    Being me, I arrived an hour before the appointed time, and decided to loiter in Kota Tua, Jakarta’s Old Town, a pleasant area to wander about.

    Whilst idling around Fatahillah Square, I got talking to a friendly old fellow selling coffee. After the usual questions about my origins and how long I’d been in Indonesia, he assured me that, although it had not featured on the tv news…



    …a mighty storm of gigantic hailstones had descended on Myanmar yesterday, destroying 200,000 Buddhist homes, God being on the warpath because Muslims were getting a hard time of it.



    I promised to check out Google News for more details. Perhaps detecting a certain scepticism, he insisted that it was definitely so, “just like the giant fireball storm” that God had visited upon Israel during the recent Temple Wall dispute.

    He was a genial chap, and utterly sincere.

    I wonder where he gets his info!

    Maybe, or maybe not, from France24, which I had tuned into in the morning for their every-half-hour news…


    …only, sadly, to catch the tail-end of their ‘film-review’ show, with Nasty Nesselson abusing her position as film critic (again!) to snipe at Donald Trump.

    Then we lucky viewers were treated to the France24 ‘Debate…’


    Hasil gambar untuk france 24 debate


    Why they call this blast of bias a ‘debate’ is a challenging question.

    A debate requires at least TWO sides, but, as often happens, they had three people on, all on ONE side, which appeared almost to be a contest, to see who could criticise Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, most creatively.


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    The guests were a former French ambassador to Rangoon (Yangon) – that’s the capital of Burma (Myanmar) – plus an American named Phil Robertson, from that ‘Human Rights Watch’ NGO…


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    …and a Burmese blogger ( pictured above)

    Almost needless to say, each of these gentlemen had harsh words to say about the Nobel Prize-winning Aung San Suu Kyi  – she who was until recently so popular that a movie, ‘The Lady,’ was made all about her!


    And of course they have every right to make whatever criticisms they want to make about her, or anyone else.

    To be fair, and I have little time for much of HRW’s agitprop activity in other parts of the world, Mr. Robertson also accurately pointed out that a lot of the ant-Myanmar protesters were Islamist fanatics, making the most of the crisis.


    He even specifically mentioned Indonesia’s FPI, whose hateful and bloodthirsty banner I have often shown you…



    …and cheerfully show you again!

    That’s all very well.


    There are two sides to every story, and the very word ‘debate,’ as said already, REQUIRES at least two sides.

    There was NOBODY there in F24’s studio to speak for Myanmar’s lady leader as she was variously painted as a villain or a helpless plaything of dark forces, or as somebody playing a devious game.



    Maybe she is one ( or even all!)  of those things, but after watching such a slanted show, I tend to think that each or all of those pejorative nouns could just as easily be applied to France 24



    • Jeanne 18:10 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      France24 is not France.
      It is a disgrace to the French tradition and values


    • Denise Shipley 19:27 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What is France24 trying to hide by refusing to give anyone from the Burmese Government an invitation to join the debate about their country?


    • Jeff Starner 20:21 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I’m glad somebody is asking the questions I am about how this whole story is getting presented in our free and fair mainstream liberal media.
      If they won’t give the Myanmar government a seat round the debating table, they must want to blind us to some part of what is happening. .


    • Stefan 20:55 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Now we are hearing from Guterrez at the United Nations that this is ‘ethnic cleansing.’ and I think he wants a war against Myanmar.like Clinton made war for the UN against Serbia.
      I hope the West will not be so stupid as to oblige with the lives of young NATO soldiers.
      If the Rohingya ARSA bring in Al Qaeda or ISIS then we should help Myanmar put them down.


    • Eddie Mellon 21:30 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      You should take the coffee man’s word for it, Ross, just like we all should.
      That way if God has the situation in hand, no need for all the palaver at the UN or sanctions or anything. Gigantic hailstones will do the trick!


    • JazPen 23:15 on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is more like your old style Ross. That part about the hailstones and fireballs was funny and it sounds just like the rubbish that we do hear from some people here in Jakarta..
      Its more enjoyable to read when you talk a bit more about where we are and then lead into the international issues you want to have a nag about.
      I dont always agree with some of your opinions but in this case I do. If the media hold debates they shouldnt shut out one whole side of the argument..


  • ross1948 13:34 on June 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Globe, ‘Ethnic Rohingya’ and Westchester County New York! 

    …and now the ethnic Rohingya are the forgotten people ..

    • crimmigration
    • Hardly! We can’t switch on our tv sets or open any part of the media without having them in our faces!

    Needless to say, almost, the latest bleat comes from the Jakarta Globe.

    Both the major English-language papers in Indonesia tend to sound more like they are published in Westchester, New York.


    HUD targets liberal New York enclave for social engineering …

    That county is home to countless American left-libs, who voted overwhelmingly for The Manchurian and still love him. They also love to prattle on behalf of illegal immigrants, heedless of the fact that the burden of the crimmigrant invasion of the USA falls on working-class folk.


    BTW, I’ve been there, some years back, and had the ‘pleasure’ of being a guest in a typical Westchester home. As a guest, I politely bit my tongue while the elitist pro-parasite drivel was spouted, until at last, still polite, it was impossible not to refute some of their nonsense views.

    The remainder of the visit was stilted, one might say!

    Westchester is plutocrat territory, so it’s maybe no surprise that the JG, owned by a plutocrat family, echoes those supercilious prejudices.

    This week it’s poor Aung San Suu Kyi,  of Myanmar, who’s getting bashed, because she represents the views of her people. A year or two ago, left-libs were adoring her, because she was alleged to represent the views of her people.

    She was, they proclaimed, the democratic choice to lead Myanmar, if only those awful generals would heed the people’s voice. 


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    • ———————-

    Ms. Kyi is not being shrill, but she obviously sees nothing amiss with this majority opinion, so she’s not bowing to overseas pressure to flout the democratic will. She clearly doesn’t want Rohingya any more than most of her countrymen and women do. 

    This may be due to their Muslim creed, but maybe not!

    Is it not strange that they are just as unpopular in overwhelmingly Muslim Bangladesh? And not especially welcome in Muslim-majority Malaysia. Nor in Indonesia, which has nevertheless reluctantly succumbed to UN nagging (and Qatari largesse Emir orders $50m for Jakarta to host Rohingyas)  and allowed a lot of Rohingya in, despite past experience of their presence…  

    …and despite the fact that, as senior figures in Jakarta are undoubtedly aware, like most so-called ‘asylm’-seekers, most of them are phoneys – Ms Bishop said Indonesia’s director-general of multilateral affairs, Hasan Kleib, told her one boat carrying 600 people had 400 Bangladeshis aboard.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-23/bishop-says-most-of-7000-stranded-people-are-labourers/6491836

    What does the Jakarta man-in-the-street think?

    I haven’t seen any poll results, though the JG is running a survey,” keep ’em out or let ’em in, ” but given its moneyed readership, that is hardly going to represent public opinion.

    (You can help skew it if you wish, just go to the JG link above and you’ll see it next to the article –

    referndmlet peole vote – enjoy a vote!)


    Meanwhile we remain in the dark about people’s real feelings, though they probably are not what the JG’s academics think.

    But many will have been confused by the strident sectarian rhetoric.

    The IslamoNazis here, and many less rabid outfits too, have been beating the ‘Islamic solidarity’ drum! One might wish they’d demand that all those wasters boarding boats on the Mediterranean coast come this way too, instead of attempting illegally to invade Europe.

    After all, the financial burden undertaken would quickly be alleviated by Qatar. Nearly fifty million dollars already pledged for ‘Rohingya’ crimmigrants in Indonesia, and there’s lots more oil in them thar wells! 

    But Indonesian readers should consider carefully what they’re letting themselves in for.

    Arrogant Ingrate ‘Asylum’ Bludgers – Sweden Again! 

    I suspect people here have more concern for their country than most Swedes, who refuse to read the writing on the wall. ‘The Notion That All Immigrants Feel Gratitude? Something of a Myth!’ 



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