January 23, 2004


The Australian’s Martin Chulov reports:

Hambali, Southeast Asia's most dangerous terrorist, wanted to attack Australia but had failed to establish a local network capable of staging bombings, US interrogators have learned.

The CIA, acting as interrogator for the Australian Federal Police and ASIO, asked Hambali in late November more than 200 questions about terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah's intentions in Australia.

The answers reveal Hambali had almost no success in establishing a local Anglo-Saxon network ...

Poor Hamball! His attempt at assembling a multilateral idiot coalition was brought down by whitey’s lack of co-operation. This will probably earn us another negative citation from the UN.

Posted by Tim Blair at January 23, 2004 02:57 AM

So Hambali's affirmative action program didn't work? How politically incorrect of us...

Posted by: Admiral Quixote at January 23, 2004 at 03:33 AM

Now, if Hambali had simply phrased his recruiting efforts in PoMo-speak, characterized it as "performance art" and gone to more faculty lounges, one wonders whether he might not have been more successful?

Posted by: Dean at January 23, 2004 at 04:12 AM

" 'Almost' no success" - ????

Posted by: AStext at January 23, 2004 at 06:55 AM

Too bad for Ham-ball that Hicks, the Wombat for Allah, was in Afganistan.

Posted by: LB at January 23, 2004 at 07:26 AM

At least the head of the UN human rights commission is an Aussie now.

Posted by: Andjam at January 23, 2004 at 10:20 AM

I was wondering about that 'almost' bit too. A tad worrying that.

Posted by: Adam at January 23, 2004 at 11:17 AM

No doubt our Leftists will be chuffed that Hambali at least achieved his personal best.

Posted by: Paul Johnson at January 23, 2004 at 12:45 PM


Just wondering . . . . .

Posted by: Lewis at January 23, 2004 at 01:17 PM

Ah, Globalisation at work!

Proof that world culture is popular with everyone....that just don't want to admit it.

Posted by: Quentin George at January 23, 2004 at 08:34 PM