During my media scan this morning, “Time” magazine’s correspondent reported that Tiger Fuels had received a threat against Australian businesses.
When I combine that with an admission by senior Fretilin man Arsenio Bano that they had lost control of Fretilin supporters, I have now ratcheted up the squatter warning system and dragged out the heavyweight underwear with super-absorbent gusset.
These anti-OZ campaigns are switched on and off in a planned fashion and as I recall, this is the 3rd such campaign over the last 12 months. What it means is the difference between being a watcher and being watched. It fits in with recent reports of more car windscreen breakages and definitely puts the bicycle into cotton wool for a while.
The average Timorese is not part of these campaigns.
The best publishable description I can come up with about all this is “cynical”.