NO SHIRTFRONT FOR ERDOGAN
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.
Bonhomie in the Gallipoli trenches, breaks for footy matches, swapping smokes at half time, regular truces to bury the decomposing dead before climbing back over the still warm dead to respectfully recommence killing each other in a warm glow of esprit de corps... it was the original State of Origin match.
But another war, the genocide of defenceless ethnic minorities, was silently going on elsewhere in Poland and nearby in Turkey, involving horrific deaths in far greater numbers than those at Gallipoli... Europe’s Jews and Turkey’s Christians were being slaughtered in their millions, and not one carried a rifle or a hand grenade.
Not far from this weekend’s commemoration, the ISIS, Obama’s “JV team” (junior varsity team as he refers to it) rages unchallenged... Islam against Islam, Islam against Christian and, as has always been the case, Islam against everything not Islam.
It’s indeed ironic that ANZAC pilgrims will stand at sunup, silently rueing a pointless battle that cost 140,000 Allied lives and 240,000 Turkish and Arab lives 100 hundred years ago.
Yet no minute’s silence or even a last post for over a million defenceless Armenian Christians slaughtered by our Turkish hosts. Christians don’t stand for much in this neck of the woods.
Turkey's "Armenian solution" consisted of mass drownings, massacres and simply herding whole families into their hay lofts and burning them alive.
It’s indeed ironic also that Abbott and President Erdogan remain in diplomatic denial over Turkey’s support for the ISIS. It was sickening to watch Turkish PM, Ahmet Davutoglu, field innocuous questions from the Australian Press while Abbott nodded in approval.
Questions that should have been asked were: “Why did the Turkish military sit in their tanks smoking Camels while overlooking the killing and raping of hundreds of families by the ISIS in Kobani?”
“Why has Turkey not allowed its air bases to be used in the fight against the ISIS?”
“Why does Turkey still purchase from ISIS its stolen Iraqi oil?”
“Why does Turkey shoot refugees fleeing Syria?”
“Why does Turkey, a NATO member, support Hezbollah and finance Hamas?
When asked why Turkey allows Western Muslims entry to Syria to join the ISIS militia, the Turkish PM explained that the border gate needed to remain open to allow the refugees out.
Hmmm, so “border guards” can’t differentiate between refugees fleeing from the south and jihadists entering from the north, eh?
Tony Abbott inexplicably backed him up reminding everyone of Turkey’s unwieldy 900 mile border. You see, Uncle Tony still has an aversion to confronting Islamic stuff.
These sickening diplomatic soirees can be left to a head-covered Aunty Julie, over short blacks and shared water bongs.
(Pic: Turkey’s President Erdogan wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh.)