May 29th 2010

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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: A program for Australia's future

OPINION: Is Rudd's resources super profits tax constitutional?

EDITORIAL: Stop Rudd's super profits tax!

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Labor's 'destroy Abbott' strategy may backfire

FEDERAL BUDGET: No budget relief for single-breadwinner families

OPINION: The Henry tax review's better proposals

EARLY CHILDHOOD: Kinder kids quizzed on their sexuality

GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: European debt crisis reveals globalisation's shortcomings

INDIA: India's 'Red Corridor' and the Naxalite threat

ISLAM: Feminists silent about women in burqas

GENDER AND IDENTITY: Radical ideologues deny innate gender differences

UNITED STATES: The politics of religion in America

Tony Abbott alienating Australian families (letter)

New York bomber 'disenchanted' (letter)

Canberra power-grab (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Absolutely terrified; Globalisation of higher education; Muslim woman becomes UK Conservative party chairman; British bobbies are being replaced


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New York bomber 'disenchanted' (letter)

by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, May 29, 2010

One of the most interesting studies following the recent attempted Time Square bombing in New York by Pakistan-born terrorist Fisal Shahzad, was the reaction by most of the so-called intelligentsia in the US and, if I may borrow a phrase, the reaction of the shame-stream media there. These two groups honestly believe that the hoi polloi are stupid and lack the penetrating depth of analysis that they do.

University professor Caroline Heldman, in an interview with Fox News host, Bill O'Reilly, stated (with a straight face) that Faisal Shahzad "had become disenchanted with America following his attaining of US citizenship and his search for the American dream, following the number of problems he encountered". I might add these included his marriage failure and his mortgage defaulting (something not uncommon, I'm sure, in a big city).

Heldman didn't consider that his attaining of US citizenship was part of the scheme to stay under the radar in an effort to carry out his plans. Also, if he hadn't taken numerous trips to Pakistan for terrorist-training following his citizenship caper, he might have been able to attend to his mortgage payments.

Except for Fox News, the US shame-stream media ignore the fact that the United States had no terrorist attacks for seven-and-a-half years under George W. Bush, following the September 11 attacks.

There have been one (Fort Hood) and two failed attempts under their messiah Barack Obama, who has reduced phone-tapping and other security measures, carried out so successfully under the previous administration.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld

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