The Pickering Post
Friday, 14th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

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.


Gough Whitlam once said, “Australia will not stand in the way of Indonesia’s annexation of East Timor”. That worked out pretty well as a rampaging Indonesian militia promptly cut a swathe through a civilian population leaving five Australian journalists brutally murdered in their wake.

Yet not a word of complaint was heard from a compliant Gough.

Tony Abbott recently said, “I want to acknowledge the work that Indonesia has done to provide greater autonomy... to provide a better life for the people of West Papua”.

And in response to demonstrators in Jakarta, he said, “... and people seeking to grandstand against Indonesia’s [invasion of West Papua] please, don't look to do it in Australia. You are not welcome.”

Documented incidents of torture and mass murder by the Indonesian military in West Papua abound, while the local population complains that profit from the rich resources raped from its land finds its way back to Jakarta leaving West Papuans destitute.

West Papuans are a distinctly ethnic and mostly Christian group ripe for Islamic dominance. Bows and arrows prove hardly an effective defence against the rape of women and children and the slaughter of entire villages.

Toward the end of Dutch colonisation in 1962, the West Papuans prepared for their independence by creating a national education program, proud national symbols, including the Morning Star flag, a national anthem, and even a parliamentary body.

But their hopes and dreams came to nought as Indonesia quickly annexed the territory using a farcical United Nations-supervised "Act of Free Choice". It was a thinly veiled sham referendum in which only 1,054 people hand-picked by Indonesia were allowed to vote, from a population of almost 800,000 .

Australia has always supported Indonesia's occupation of a virtually defenceless West Papua, and it helps train a murderous bunch of gun toting Indonesian thugs guilty of the worst crimes imaginable.

Yet no outcry from even the Greens. Not one news item, not a paragraph of protest from any of Australia’s media, yet over 100,000 West Papuans have been mercilessly slaughtered as a result of the Indonesian occupation.

A recent report by the Asian Human Rights Commission, found that two helicopters supplied by Australia were used in an operation that killed more than 5,000 defenceless highland natives.

Their only crime was to seek to reclaim their native land with primitive weapons.

Dissenting West Papuan leaders have also been assassinated including Arnold Ap in 1984, Theys Eluay in 2001, Kelly Kwalik in 2009 and, as late as 2012, Mako Tabuni.

Hundreds of West Papuan civilians simply “disappear”, never to be seen again.

Indonesia correspondent Budi Hernawan says, “Torture is often used in West Papua, intended less as a means of procuring information from victims than as a method of public intimidation”.

Rape and torture of West Papuan women and children is also commonplace. After having been gang raped, hundreds were rounded up by the Indonesian military, loaded on to boats, taken far out to sea and thrown overboard.

Another Indonesia correspondent, Michael Bachelard, detailed the trafficking of West Papuan children to hard-line Islamic schools in Jakarta.

He reported, “Their names are changed, they are forced to observe Islamic practices and they are confined in harsh conditions. Families never hear from their children again.”

Dissenting West Papuan indigenes are regarded by the Indonesian State as the “enemy” and, therefore, legitimate targets for genocide.

Australia is duty bound to report these instances of genocide on its doorstep but inexplicably it prefers to silently support this Indonesian carnage.

Can Parliament possibly be unaware of it?

Tony Abbott is making a serious error appeasing an Islamic Indonesia. The disdain in which its new President, Joko Widodo, holds a craven and cowering Australia is conspicuously palpable.

If we are ever to reclaim our position as a just and influential South-East Asian democracy we must stop supporting this ISIS style barbarity.

We must atone for our own complicity in this carnage and keep an expansionist Indonesia from running amok in our front yard.

Only then can one lesson be learnt both at home and in West Papua:

“Never, ever show weakness in the face of animalistic Islam!”

[Google graphic images of a suffering West Papua I cannot show here.]


Why the Muslim Men are only too happy to follow their Prophet;

New Halal Certification article by Genevieve Wilson:

Astonishing that Abbott made that statement. I was entirely unaware of it. We are indeed shamed as a nation in our craven diplomatic position in regard to West Papua. I fully understand the need to maintain a respectful diplomatic relationship with our populous neighbour. But we can maintain a good relationship while still maintaining our support for another neighbour which has been literally beaten into submission.

Monday morning I E, our Troll friends and the enemy appears to have shot their bolt most likely coming down of a druggy high which is apparently not conducive to the frenzied posting of propaganda based dogma and tenet. I am sure they will return again to reinforce the value of this blog in the war to protect Democracy.

Ring the RFS to verify it Stuch. Michael Smith tells the truth and gives you a phone number. Only Socialist scum like you don't recognise that.

Fulla shit Stuchy, Moslime scum! JohnFriendsBlog (John Friend's Blog) JohnFriendsBlog (John Friend's Blog)

OMG! I'm so fed up with these idiots!

You are full of shit stuchy horse whatever

I have very good BS detection particularly out of the mouths of goat fuckers

User pays in everything else in this country, bar the Indigenous and the followers of Islam it seems. I note that these two 'groups' individually, each represent less than 3% [or less than 6% combined] of the total population, but they represent a phenomenal tax drain on the country's fiscal / economic resources - for little to zero return on the annual billions [Indigenous $21.5 billion! - Moslems $ ?] expended / outlayed for all kinds of government services and entitlements that the average hardworking Australian taxpayer could only dream about.

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It sure is WASP.. the gremlins are at it again!

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. You become immune to black magicians, and no spell can affect you regardless of how strong it may be. The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune. Someone can intentionally send emotional poison, and if you don’t take it personally, you will not eat it. When you don’t take the emotional poison, it becomes even worse in the sender, but not in you… As you make a habit of not taking anything personally, you won’t need to place your trust in what others do or say. You will only need to trust yourself to make responsible choices. You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. When you truly understand this, and refuse to take things personally, you can hardly be hurt by the careless comments or actions of others.

I recall that some years ago a boatload of West Papuans arrived in Australia and claimed refugee status. They were sent back. Anyone recall this incident?

There is no such thing as too many elections, cameras or watches.










Wonder if GetUp are paying overtime rates?