DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING?
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.
While Abbott agonises over whether to call the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria a “Death Cult” or simply the “Daesh”, thereby deftly avoiding the word "Islamic", Julie Bishop makes a post-Paris announcement that al-Raqqah, in Syria’s north, is now a no-go city for aspiring Aussie Jihadists. Did Abbott not sack Gillard’s army of useless spin doctors, because it seems they are still on staff?
Al-Raqqah is an ISIS stronghold and headquarters of its operations and they don’t e-mail radicalised Aussies Qantas E tickets to al-Raqqah and return. And if the radicalised Aussies do return from the now forbidden city, Julie Bishop, Tony Abbott and ASIO will be the last to know about it.
The Australian based arm of the Hizb ut-Tahrir terror group is now openly advising multiple Muslim passport holders to get to Syria via the Maldives. Tony Abbott has responded by lashing out at Hizb ut-Tahrir, calling them very naughty boys and branding their actions as “un-Australian” and “un-Islamic”.
Good gracious me Tony, that’s a bit harsh!
Apart from the ability to go anywhere in the EU without flashing a passport, you can get to Turkey, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan or even Israel before hiring a car, catching a cab, or jumping a boat, train, bus, horse or motor bike and return the same way.
Does Julie Bishop think we are dealing with complete idiots or the most sophisticated terror group yet to emerge?
We are about to see a new wave of terror attacks both here and in Europe and millions of Parisians waving pencils won’t stop it. Al Queda and the Islamic State are in a bitter battle for supremacy with Al-Queda desperate to reclaim its former reputation.
After the demise of Bin Laden, Al Queda remnants dispersed to Yemen and north Africa leading Barack Obama to claim victory over the 9/11 architects.
Forecasting his troop pull-out from Iraq six years in advance gave ISIS plenty of time to convene a force determined to avenge the Sunni defeat by the coalition. The US installation of an incompetent Shia Government in Baghdad only made the exercise more attractive to the murderous Islamic State.
Al-Queda was left with no more than a rag tag bunch of battle-hardened brigands in northern Syria who were renamed the Khorasan and were determined to wage terror attacks on the US.
The Khorasan Group is believed to be made up of about 50 veteran militants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Africa and Chechnya which Jihadists refer to as the Khorasan.
Loosely aligned with the ISIS, who is determined to establish a caliphate over the entire Levant, the Khorasan was embarrassingly upstaged by ISIS’s ruthless ferocity and had moved to Yemen to commence a battle for reputational supremacy.
Once the so-called “coalition” began bombing raids, Al-Queda became temporary, new best friends with the ISIS who was preoccupied with killing Shias and Kurdish Peshmergers and had no plans for attacking the West on its own soil, not just yet, other than to advise Muslim terrorist cells to start beheading infidels in the streets.
Thus the latest Paris atrocities where both the Khorasan (now Al-Queda in Yemen) and the ISIS have claimed equal honours. But no-one seems to have worked that out yet.
The Paris millions were complaining only of a threat to freedom of speech, (pencils and pens were all the go) and it was far from an anti-Islam demo.
They still support the multiculturalism that has produced 150 “no-go” areas on sovereign French soil where Shariah law prevails over French law leaving young girls to be genitally mutilated, multiple wives to be beaten senseless and Shariah courts to exact stone-age punishments.
The Socialist French President Hollande was claiming these Paris attacks had, “Nothing to do with Islam” while Egypt’s Muslim President, General al-Asisi was hectoring a stunned audience of muftis, mullahs and imams to rid themselves of Islamic extremists and Hezbollah chief, Nazrallah was loudly claiming, “Extremists are more offensive to Islam than cartoons”.
Crumbs, General al-Asisi sure knows how to give Obama heart burn, after all it was Obama who promoted the vanquished Muslim Brotherhood terrorists as a “moderate” Government.
The General risks losing billions in Obama aid saying stuff like that.
And blimey, if a terror group like Hezbollah knows what the problem is, and names it, why can’t Abbott?
[NB. I must be getting up someone’s nose because two gentleman from the Counter Terrorism Unit came to my door in the pouring rain last night to tell me I was under protective surveillance due to some chatter or other.]