[Assam] Intentional Spinning?
jaipurschool at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 22 17:29:30 EDT 2006
Some years ago when my father saw Armitage's photo in
a defense weekly (of United Services Institute of
which he is a life member) --he commented "Now thats
what a professional 'leather-neck' American soldier
looks like --tough!! --good for brow-beating toughs
in other nations" I think Armitage is an ex-wrestler
though --more used to using hands than brains.
--- Dilip/Dil Deka <dilipdeka at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Look at the following news reported in the Assam
> Tribune and see how a simple transformation of "had"
> to "has" in the last paragraph, has led to a totally
> different kind of news. Is this intentional
> spinning, or an unintentional mistake in using a
> foreign language - English?
> The allegation of Armitage using the threat
> "bombing to stone age" was made by Musharraf several
> days before Bush's press conference. Also the
> alleged threat was said to have been made right
> after 9/11/01. The newspaper linked that allegation
> to Bush's willingness to send troops to find Bin
> Laden, that spun the news to make USA look like a
> Now back to the first part of the news. If
> Pakistan has given shelter to Bin Laden and Pakistan
> does not have the will or the capability to capture
> him, should US forces move in and capture him? How
> long should USA wait for Pak action?
> Guwahati, Friday, September 22, 2006
> US troops may go to Pak
> WASHINGTON, Sept 21 In a rare face off, US
> President George W Bush has threatened to send
> American forces in pursuit of Osama bin Laden,
> inviting a firm refusal by President Pervez
> Musharraf who said his troops were capable of doing
> the job themselves, reports PTI. Responding to a
> question if he would order US forces to go after bin
> Laden in Pakistan if he received good intelligence
> on the fugitive al Qaeda leaders location,
> President Bush in an interview to CNN said
> yesterday, absolutely.
> We would take action necessary to bring him (bin
> Laden) to justice, said Bush, who is meeting
> Musharraf at the White House next week.
> Later addressing a press conference, Musharraf said
> that he would not allow the sovereignty of his
> country to be breached by the US.
> Meanwhile, President Pervez Musharraf said in an
> interview released today that the United States has
> threatened to bomb Pakistan back to the stone
> age unless it cooperated with the US-led war on
> terror, a late night AFP report stated. Musharraf
> said the threat came from Armitage.
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