MANUS JUST ANOTHER RUDD STUFF-UP
The Manus Island debacle is yet another Rudd stuff-up that was predicted on these pages 18 months ago. It's regrettable the current government was unable to reverse it.
It’s unthinkable that genuine refugees could survive in a P-NG community... within a week they will be killed, and they know it. There are no more opposed cultures in the world than Islam and P-NG voodoo.
There are no jobs and even if there were, Muslims will not work for 90c a day because the welfare paid to them by Australia is far in excess of that. Therefore the hatred between the two cultures is white hot.
PN-G currency is in pigs and, if that’s not ominous enough, native tribesmen make their own rules with bush knives. They wait with bated breath to exact payback on any refugee released because the only jobs on Manus Island were at the detention centre where inmates taunted their PN-G minders.
PM Peter O’Neill has already pocketed the millions in bribes Kevin Rudd had showered on him, so he couldn’t give a stuff. The ridiculous Rudd deal was a patch to get both him and O’Neill past their looming elections.
What’s happening now on Manus Island was as predictable as Kevin’s demise.
What a hell of a mess this despicable man left behind.