Imposition of sanctions on any country only hurts the wrong people and sanctions never work, in fact they usually lead to wars. The Treaty of Versailles put Germany in an intolerable position it had to extricate itself from. Germany was not even a party to the decision to impose massive sanctions but it gave Hitler the opportunity to convince his people that action must be taken.
The crack Seals team that killed Osama bin Laden is in training to take out the Zika Kid when ordered to. Should be a piece of cake compared to bin Laden who hid within a stone's throw of a major Pakistani Military base. The poor bastard who fingered bin Laden's whereabouts to the US still rots in a Pakistani gaol without his $US20 million reward money. Hmmm, but everyone knows where the Zika Kid is.
“Death to Turkey,” says Egypt, “death to Egypt,” says Turkey, “death to Turkey,” says Libya, “death to Libya,” says Turkey, “death to Iran” says Saudi Arabia,“death to Saudi Arabia,” says Iran, “death to Saudi Arabia,” say the Yemeni Houthis, “death to the Houthis,” says Saudi Arabia, but all agree as one when it comes to, “death to Israel and America”. What a bloody mess!
Only now is it becoming evident just how much of a failure Obama was. He flat out refused to confront Islamic terrorism, Iranian nuclear capability or the mentally retarded, obese grub, Kim jong-Un, who threatens Japan, the US and South East Asia with crude and dangerous attempts at delivering nuclear warheads using outdated ICBM technology supplied by Iran. The pudgy little gnome has no idea that he only has weeks to live.
I was looking everywhere for Ralph Blewitt’s contact number when the phone rang. Yep, it was old Ralph. I wanted to know if the fire in his belly was still raging at the same rate it was three years ago. Surely his anger must have subsided a little. It hadn’t, except toward me for calling him a simpleton, for which I have apologised.
“Ban all Muslims”, suggests Pauline Hanson and Barnaby Joyce comes out swinging with an eye only on maintaining live-cattle exports to Muslim countries. Joyce sees no harm in past and future Muslim atrocities when it comes to his socialist Nationals’ portfolio of Agriculture and Water. His only claim to fame is that he prevented the duplicitous cat who gave us Gillard returning to the seat of New England. That cat being Tony Windsor.
The Left’s first response to a terrorist incident is, “It's more likely a domestic disturbance, or an out of control vehicular incident”. Once established that the perpetrator was screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ it’s, “Other good Muslims must not be blamed”. When these ‘other good Muslims’ refuse to condemn the perpetrators, it’s a case of, “More people die in swimming pools than from terrorism”.Then it's, “It must be a lone wolf thing”. Or, “Some poor little Muslim kid has been radicalised”. Finally, when all excuses for Islamic terrorism are exhausted it’s time to call concerned Conservatives, “Islamophobes, racists and bigots”.
Labor’s vilification of RC Commissioner Dyson Heydon, when hearing evidence from Shorten and ex PM Gillard, turned out to be yet another of Shorten’s misguided missiles because Heydon let the criminality of both slide through to the keeper. Now those flawed decisions may come back to haunt him via an unpretentious bloke called Ralph Blewitt.
[Excuse me being AWOL this week as I wanted to take time out in Sydney to remember Bill.] An estimated four hundred people flocked to the upmarket Pier One Hotel in Sydney’s Rocks on Thursday evening. Tony Abbott was there tucking into a few ales with Peta Credlin, many of the opinionated SKY News team were there and even the ABC and Fairfax were represented, but free alcohol and tucker can be an irresistible attraction for some.
The profusion of insurance ads flooding the airwaves illustrates the amount of money to be made by doing nothing other than collecting premiums and arguing over payouts. Ads for pets, life insurance, funerals, car and household insurance, in fact you can insure just about everything in order to have that warm glow of peaceful serenity to stave off a possible ruinous payout for an unforeseen accident... providing you have previously navigated the fine print.
He was a stickler for accuracy and his daily cartoon space will not be effectively filled by any contemporary cartoonist. The rebellious newspaper cartoonists have all gone with the greats of the past who adorned the pages of Smith’s Weekly and the old Bulletin. Current newspaper cartoonists are frightened of upsetting the few, but strive to placate the many in an environment of PC mania and Left lunacy. That's not real cartooning!
The unravelling of John Howard’s GST idea was predicable simply because VAT/GST is an easy mark for raising taxes further. The trouble is that centrist Federal governments like to hold the guiding reins on State expenditures and when a rise in the GST becomes economically necessary, as it has in every other nation, it never happens here.
Multiculturalism could have worked well in Australia if Islam had been taken seriously and banned as an irreconcilable cult that has no more of a place here in Australia than does the KKK. The undercurrent of discontent now that Islam has demonstrated its hideous side is palpable and if leaders want election or re-election they would do well to ape a little of Pauline Hanson’s and Donald Trump's immigration policy.