The reshuffle sees Kelly O’Dwyer as a definite plus, Defence is way beyond Kevin Andrews’ ability and he will fail miserably. He will not withstand the might of a Defence bureaucracy that delights in chewing up and spitting out its Ministers. Peter Dutton takes on Immigration, but that's a job that’s already done.
With the assistance of China, North Korea has embarked on a war without warplanes, tanks or nuclear armed ICBMs and the damage wrought could be greater. Not a single shot will be fired in the cyber warfare of Kim Jong-un’s choice and once again, like with the ISIS, the West has been caught with its pants down, ill prepared and embarrassed.
For three years, despite a mountain of damning evidence, I have always maintained Julia Gillard will never be charged, let alone see the inside of a jail. Commissioner Dyson Heydon’s scathing criticism of her is like water off a duck’s back to Julia and she now says an apology is in order. Yes, it is... so when do we get one?
The Taliban's shooting of 132 schoolkids in schoolrooms takes a special kind of Islam, the Saudi Wahhabi kind, the same kind that ISIS espouses and the same kind that Australian Muslims are breaking their necks to join overseas, but when their passports are cancelled they are forced to commit their terrorist attacks on home soil instead.
When the flowers have gone and the blood is cleaned from the walls and the bullet holes spackled over in the Lindt Cafe, outrage will slowly replace grief and the true story of a well-planned, albeit amateurish, terrorism attack will emerge.
A national leader needs to be non combative and inclusive in times of crisis but Tony Abbott is seething inside and he has finally mentioned the word “terrorism”. Unfortunately he still talks of a “madman” and a “lone wolf”. He still maintains the Islamic State is not an Islamic movement.
It was a poignant moment when one lady first left flowers at Martin Place, she stood back with tears rolling down her cheeks, momentarily searching for an answer that never came, before she quietly wandered off into the crowd.
The cries of “lone wolf attack” echo through the media as a politically correct alternative to “Islamic terrorism”. But the warped Muslim mind of, Sheik Man Haron Monis, was there for all to see on his facebook page, with more than 14,000 “likes”... well it was there before some embarrassed person took it down.
Iranian “refugee”, Manteghi Bourjerdi (AKA Sheik Man Haron Monis, pictured), walked free on bail into the Lindt cafe and left his filthy, indelible mark on Australia forever.
Please don’t jump to conclusions, this Islamic incident may have no connection to Islam. It may have nothing to do with mushrooming mosques where our destruction is planned and it may have nothing to do with ISIS’s atrocities and the jihadist flag may have nothing to do with jihadists.
SKY’s attempt to sanitise Graham Richardson is a disgrace and made more obscene by Richardson’s attempt to sanitise himself using a willing and giggling Alan Jones as a co-broadcaster. But Alan might have to find himself a new best friend if ICAC and Kate McClymont of the Sydney Morning Herald have their way.
It won’t need Senate approval, it will not affect business or consumer confidence, it will reduce the deficit and it’s not before time. The obesity is chronic and it should have been Joe Hockey’s first target rather than pensioners, motorists and sick people.