Spy plane crisis fans anti-Asian bias

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Mon Apr 16 13:37:38 MDT 2001


One thing that has been striking about the U.S. monopoly media reports is that they
have consistently referred to the U.S. plane as a "spy plane". So, the U.S. propaganda
approach is blithely to assert that it was a spy plane, and then arrogantly proceed in
all the rest of the reports and commentary to take a position that it is "ok" , fine
and dandy , that the U.S. was spying, that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the
U.S. spying , and that, oh yea, the Chinese were in the wrong for (!) investigating a
spy plane right there in China. Members of U.S. Congress are now talking about
retribution or some such ! It is aggravatingly chauvinist arrogance beyond compare.

So, they are trying to get over the position that the U.S. has a right to spy on
anybody it wants to, and any country that resists being spied on is in the wrong, a
total contradiction of elementary common sense.

Charles B.

>>> jcraven at clark.edu 04/16/01 11:38AM >>>

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If that fighter had hit the prop on the number one engine with its tail--as
alleged by the U.S., it would have taken out completely more than one blade
and would have ripped the engine right off the mounts.

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Further, the stall speed on the fighter is much higher than on the U.S.
aircraft and therefore coming from underneath would have involved extreme
slow speeds by the fighter--and stalling out by the fighter.

The U.S. scenario is total bullshit.

Jim C

From: Henry C.K. Liu [mailto:hliu at mindspring.com]

Subject: Re: Spy plane crisis fans anti-Asian bias


Well, it does not really take an international crisis to unleash American
racism.
I was kicked off LBO-Talk and Pen-l for complaining that DeLong and Sawicki
resorted to racist lampoons over a debate on the DeLong's comparison of Mao
to
Hitler.

This is the country that goes around the world ranting about human rights.

Henry C.K. Liu

Louis Proyect wrote:

> San Francisco Chronicle
> April 14, 2001
>
> CRISIS INFLAMES BIAS AGAINST ASIANS
>
> Ethnic stereotypes in broadcast, print media prompt protests

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