Posted by Not American on October 09, 2001 at 17:18:39:
In Reply to: Re: Pure Propoganda posted by Tuars on October 09, 2001 at 17:04:08:
You're right, it's too late now. It is interesting hwever, that the press "on the ground" in Pakistan are saying that 90% of the people they talk to are supportive of the government of Pakistan. In fact, the press seem to be criticising themselves over their portrayal of the reaction in Pakistan as being violently opposed to the governments anti-Taliban position. And the very fact that the Palestinian people's own police were the ones who shot the protestors there suggests a similar majority view in Palestine. The largest and most violent protests have been in Queta in northern Pakistan, and most of the protestors were apparently Afghani refugees. IMHO this group likely contains many Taliban/Bin Laden employed agitators. If there is one thing Bin Laden is exceptionally good at it is manipulating the world press to present the story he wants.