Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Better To Rule In Hell....

Indonesia has warned aid workers about being attacked:

Indonesia told thousands of aid workers helping tsunami victims in its worst-hit region, Aceh, on Tuesday not to venture beyond two large cities because of what it said were militant threats.
I hope this is just posturing, but suspect otherwise - the tsunami recovery effort will take a while yet, and many terrorists would rather see the innocent die than see their enemies make new friends.

UPDATE: This too is worrying:
A spokesman for Abu Bakar Bashir ["spiritual head of Jemaah Islamiah"] said the Indonesian cleric, who is on trial for terrorism, regarded the relief operations by Australian and US military personnel as a dangerous development, overshadowing the role of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI).