Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Excusez-moi? What did you say?

I was reading the Cambodian Daily yesterday and came across two articles which just show how oxy-Moron some people can be.

The first article was on an interview by the Los Angeles Times with Saud Usman Nasution, the head of an Indonesian anti-terrorism police squad, Special Detachment 88. The latter spoke in great length about Indonesia’s progress in their fight against terrorism since the Bali bombing. Apparently, the squad has contributed to suppressing terrorism activities within Indonesia, particularly by the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) since 2002. Mr. Nasution is however convinced that the terrorists have no chance to fight back because the squad is working extremely hard to monitor their activities.

Here are some excerpts of the interview:

Q: Just to get the sense of how big the problem is, how many terrorists, roughly, do you think are still out there?

A: We can’t estimate because their organization is underground. They are still actively recruiting. And some sympathizers still support them, so it’s hard to monitor because in Indonesia, especially in villages, there are many people supporting them.

Q: Do you think you have reduced JI to a much smaller, weaker organization than it was in 2002?

A: Yes, of course. Their organization is smaller now. And underground. But before that, they were operational.

Errr….excuse me? What did you say? If they are underground, it doesn’t mean their number has been reduced! The worst thing is, you probably wouldn’t know how much they have grown since they are “underground”.

But nothing can upstage the second article on 73 year-old Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who has shocked the world when his “underground” activities were exposed. Fritzl has been charged for imprisoning, raping and enslaving his daughter for 24 years, and during the course, fathered seven children with his own daughter.

This was what his lawyer argued. Fritzl will plea guilty to deprivation of liberty, coercion, rape and incest but the charge of enslavement is inappropriate!

Errr…excuse me? What did you just freaking say?!

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