The Foreign Ministry is the plum job every Minister wants. The person elected Deputy Leader has the choice of portfolio and Shorten’s shadow deputy, Plibersek, made the same choice. It’s the greatest rort going with first class travel for you and your spouse, the best in hotels and sumptuous tucker. There is no need for you to get involved in boring parochial politics, it’s impossible to make a mistake, you can make lots of friends with a limitless budget and of course DFAT is accountable to no-one.
We will not see an end to young Muslim males acting out their religious duty of jihadi martyrdom any time soon. It is a part of Islam. How many times have we heard the families of young jihadis say, “We had no idea”? Not true. They had more than an idea.
Australia’s multiple disconnected Security Agencies are noticeably hard at work investigating yet another “politically motivated incident”, soon after it happened... and still they don’t get it!
Over a year ago Harry Richardson, best selling author, a respected authority on Islam and contributor to pickeringpost.com, wrote explaining the real role of mosques and the dark future they pose for Australia. This is Harry's ominous article:
A 15 year old Muslim kid commits an act of terrorism and murders a police employee. PM Turnbull said, “We must never blame Muslims for a tiny minority”. That’s polispeak for, “Please allow me to appease you further.”
“Road accidents kill more Americans than terrorists”, said Obama, again determined to play down Islamic terrorism in the wake of yet another school massacre. Gun crimes kill more Americans than um... well, if you include 9/11 and Obama’s "workplace incidents” it’s less than 4,000 Americans who have died on home soil at the hands of terrorists compared to almost 10,000 violent gun deaths so far this year. That’s sort of correct Mr President, but 7,500 of those 10,000 were suicides.
In the wake of a tidal wave of Liberal Party desertions, Paul Zanetti interviews the playmakers at the head of a front-running Conservative alternative, the Australian Liberty Alliance (whatever that means) who are launching later this month.
Surprise, surprise... Putin is usurping what should be the role of the black bloke who created this mess. No surprise to Pickering Post readers, because they got it first here weeks ago: http://pickeringpost.com/story/putin-steps-into-the-breach/5335 It seems, as Putin suggests, Obama still doesn’t realise what he has done.
The foyer of Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, is adorned with graphics assigning terrorism a leading role: There is bin Laden seated on a mat, his submachine gun on his lap; further along there is bin Laden again, on horseback this time, in Afghanistan... the brave regal knight of the Arab world. A huge, glamorous poster of bin Laden's silhouette hangs in the background of the main studio.
We all know that we vote for a Party’s candidate, the successful Party then elects a leader who becomes the Prime Minister. We don’t elect the PM; that’s the Westminster system. So where has it all gone so terribly wrong?
In 2012 Julie Bishop said of Bob Carr and his wife’s travel arrangements, "It is not common practice for a Foreign Minister or a Secretary of State to travel with a spouse for the business part of a visit, I guess what's quite concerning is it is against the (Labor) Government's own ministerial guidelines.
And he is not backing down. Of course his jelly-backed GOP co-candidates immediately joined the Left media in roundly condemning his stance as unconstitutional. But Carson is just one of the frontrunners in the Republican race who has never been a politician and his candidacy is candidly refreshing.
Do you notice anything curious about the following news item: “EVIDENCE OF LIQUID WATER FOUND ON MARS... NASA's Curiosity Rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.
How tragically ironic that Tony Abbott was dumped as PM some two weeks after vindication of his bravest and most controversial policy.
THE limitations of our security and crime authorities were on public show the past week when they admitted they’ve found no direct links between halal certification and terrorism.
You wouldn’t want to read the UN’s 69 "Sustainable Development Goals" Julie Bishop has just signed Australia up to and if you had, you would be white with rage. Perhaps you will now believe me that Minister Bishop was a key player in the knifing of her first term PM. Abbott knew all along he could never trust her.