Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, November 08, 2002
AL QUAEDA CLAIMS BALI BLAST, according to Auntie's news people, quoting CNN.

Uncle was just waiting for Mahathir the Mad to take the honours.

After damning Australia for anti-Muslim policies, geeing his people up to fear and loathing of the infidel pale-faces from the south, the lord of a thousand spiteful utterances then condemns the Australian government for warning its citizens against travelling just now.

It's either lunacy or a victim-maximisation plan, take your pick.