Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Voice of America Correspondent Spouts Radical Propaganda

Dr. Richard L. Benkin, Asian Tribune: This was published August 12th,
Voice of America (VOA) Dhaka correspondent, Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, called today’s revelation of a mega terror plot a "game of the British government." Chowdhury made his comments on the program, "Today’s Newspaper," shown on Channel I in Dhaka. Chowdhury went on to accuse "western governments," and in particular the United States and the United Kingdom, of deliberately fabricating the terror plot to deflect world attention from what he called "Hezbollah victories."

Earlier, Scotland Yard announced the arrest of 21 "home grown terrorists," with "Pakistani" backgrounds. The 21 arrested were accused of planning a mega terror attack on several airplanes flying from London to several major US cities. The terrorists were to have detonated their "liquid explosives" over New York, Washington, and California in a dramatic attack, possibly causing "thousands" of fatalities, according to senior American and British security officials.

Chowdhury, who is also editor of the Bangla paper, Manavzamin, claimed that airport security has become too tight for such a plot to succeed and that if the revelations of the plot are true, "then there is no security" on the airlines. An employee of an American government agency, VOA , Chowdhury said, rather that the claims about the plot are part of a "conspiracy against Islam" by the United States. READ MORE

There has been no comment thus far from anyone affiliated with VOA, the US Embassy in Dhaka, or the US government.
Something is very wrong here. Will VOA continue to use correspondents like this?