avoid emotional reactionsYou don't see Indonesians reacting emotionally when we pick up terrorists or join UN missions. And emotional reactions are not a normal human response to seeing a kid hanging from his neck until it snaps.
Without predicting the outcome of any court cases, Mr Wirajuda canvassed the possibility of the death penalty for some of the nine Australians.Well that's alright then, they can expect Indonesia's fine tradition of fair trials to be upheld. Wirajuda's not putting a punt either way by the sound of it.
mature reflection on the case of Van ... might reduce the level of public disquietOf course, more you think about it, more you wonder why we don't snap the neck of every stupid kid who crosses paths with the law.
This is a matter of the sovereign rights by Australia's neighbours to impose or not to impose the death penaltySovereignty over subjects having been deleted from International Law by the collective jurisprudential genius savants of Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and other rule of law respecting nations.
The Australian contributes by lazy editing:
The nine alleged members of the heroin-smuggling gang were arrested in Bali on April 17 and have been charged with conspiring to smuggle more than 8kg of heroin to Australia.
Some were caught with heroin.....
Beyond all reasonable doubt they were so caught!
And finally we are reprimanded on failing to see the parity between a kid smuggling drugs out of a deluded sense of family duty and a psychopath planning the murder of a large group of people on the basis of their race:
Australians were victims of the Bali bombings. But in the case of drug trafficking, the victims -- in the case of Singapore or Indonesia -- were Singaporeans or IndonesiansBe clear- if you transit in Singapore you clearly intend to affect Singaporean civilians.
Glad that's all cleared up.