A CHALLENGE MIGHT HURT BAIRD
... but it will seal the fate of the Bali two
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The backbench sharks are circling a bloodied Abbott while Fairfax and the ABC, desperate for a kill, are madly chumming the waters in anticipation. Tony Abbott has fought gallantly but his iridescent colours have turned to burnt umber and he is about to become bait for bigger fish.
It has nothing to do with liking or hating Tony Abbott. In fact a true Conservative will want him gone because it’s only Labor that wants him to stay.
I wrote prior to the failed coup, “If the Libs turn to Turnbull it reinforces a perception of ideological dysfunction. If they stay with Abbott it’s merely a stay of execution.”
The Libs’ Achilles heel has always been one of timing, and this time it’s no different. NSW Premier Baird will suffer, as did QLD’s Newman, and a serious new chasm in Indo-Australian relations will open up.
Widodo will now comfortably ignore the pleas of a weakened Australia and execute two of its citizens with diplomatic immunity.
Now is the perfect time for a corrupt Indonesia to risk taking us on, and they will! It’s quite prepared to forgo our generous aid and they know we will turn up to assist with their next tsunami disaster anyway. The Muslim mindset is one of opportunism. Right now they smell weakness and are about to shove our humanitarian pleas right up our noses.
For those who believe Indonesia could ever be a threat to Australia, forget it! Jakarta would be rubble before it could get a shot off. No nation would come to its aid. It has no military allies and a rag tag, corrupt, under-resourced defence force incapable of deployment. ASEAN would turn against it, as would the US.
And if China seriously considered challenging the US in the Asia-Pacific region then Indonesia would have to make a choice, and you can bet it won’t be China.
Arrogant Islam thrives on cowardice, bullshit and the ethereal support of an almighty deity, it will fail because of infighting and a predilection for internal genocide.
The Liberal Party itself risks the same demise for the same reasons as it prepares to dine on itself before lurching Left into the arms of a treacherous Malcolm Turnbull.