When a war-weary America decided “I’m out of here”, it left Iraq in an insoluble mess, exhibiting the stupidity of invading a country, killing its tyrant, installing a new government and simply pissing off.
In an astonishing Fairfax report, compiled from freedom of information documents, an estimated 120,000 illegal entrants flew into Australia between the years 2008 and 2013... and they remain here on fake passports and false documents.
In a shock move last night Russia’s Vladimir Putin slammed reciprocal sanctions on Europe and the West in a clear case of self harm, at the same time he has doubled the Russian military presence on the border in response to an imminent Ukrainian attack.
A dead three year-old girl, bloodied and limp, is rushed to a school yard and laid on her back. Dead adults are also dragged to the school, leaving trails of blood on the asphalt while Aljazeera cameras whirl.
Mike Carlton too far Left even for Fairfax? It seems so, as the hoary old chestnut of “he decided to resign” was trotted out today by Fairfax management.
More like a lack of leadership decision. And the new tranche of anti-terrorism legislation has more holes than a crumpet, but it’s a start and shows the Government has recognised the threat even if it still can’t legally identify it as a Muslim threat. It would never have passed the Senate anyway.
Is it a renaissance of China and Russia, or the death of America? Libya, Gaza, Iraq, and Syria are ablaze with little hope of resolution. Afghanistan is a ticking time bomb of Islamic extremism and like Iraq, it awaits US departure before returning to its violent barbaric Sharia roots.
The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. It provides our daily warmth and light and the rotation and orbit of the earth turn its steady output into fluctuating day and night, summer and winter. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it creates the clouds and powers the storms; it is the source of all hydro, photo-voltaic (PV), solar-thermal, bio-mass and wind energy; and, over geological time, it also creates coal.
Gee! Really upset about those headlines, you know the ones that said asylum seekers take lawyers’ advice and refuse to talk to Indian officials and get shunted off to Nauru. “They were offered a good deal but refused to take it”, said Morrison.
PM Abbott’s pet signature policy of Paid Parental Leave was always a dead duck. There has never been such a woolly-headed idea from either side of politics. How can a thought bubble to shore up Tony Abbott’s lack of female support be promoted as a “productivity” measure when multi billions are proposed to lure women out of the workforce (possibly never to return) to have babies on welfare?
“I’m no political virgin”, exclaimed Kathy Jackson as she left the Royal Commission supported by intrepid union buster Michael Smith. Well, at least she got that bit right because, by her own admission, she has “windfallen” her way to join the ranks of Williamson, Thomson, Gillard and Wilson.
When the Government applied to the Victorian Supreme Court for a suppression order regarding Reserve Bank subsidiaries’ alleged bribery of Asian leaders, it also asked that a senior diplomatic whistleblower’s explosive affidavit be suppressed. Inexplicably, it submitted that the suppression orders also be suppressed. Justice Hollingworth agreed.
Yesterday, the temperature here at Rosevale in Queensland rose 25 deg in just 8 hours - from zero at 6 am to 25 deg at 2 pm. It rose at the rate of 3 deg per hour, and every degree of warmth felt better.
It must be devastating for iconic Gillard whistleblower, Bob Kernohan, to witness a good mate swap his principles for a pretty face. Michael Smith has done exactly that. After he and Kathy arrived back, fresh from a Bali holiday, Smith sat quietly in the Royal Commission into unions, privately defending the indefensible.