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S’pore Inc: Err what abt giving us the context, George?

In Uncategorized on 13/12/2010 at 6:42 am

Can’t agree more with our Foreign Affairs minister that the leaked comments S’porean diplomats and MM made abt neighbouring countries have to be seen in context.

Err what about giving us, and them, the context?

The funny thing is that once S’pore always assumed the US could not keep secrets. In the 1980s, the US approached S’pore and Brunei to secretly fund the “contras” fighting the pro-Soviet and Cuban government of Nicaragua. Congress had banned aid to the ‘contras”. Brunei obliged but S’pore said that it would not do so because the US could not keep secrets. S’pore was right. It became public knowledge that Brunei had funded the “contras” and that S’pore had refused, and its reason for so doing.

Update on 14 December 2010

The offending Oz articles

http://www.theage.com.au/world/top-singapore-officials-trash-the-neighbours-20101211-18thg.html

http://www.smh.com.au/world/big-fat-red-faces-for-singapore-leaders-20101211-18teg.html

http://www.smh.com.au/world/caught-in-political-sex-trap-20101211-18tee.html

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