The Pickering Post
Monday, 19th March 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.


A dead three year-old girl, bloodied and limp, is rushed to a school yard and laid on her back. Dead adults are also dragged to the school, leaving trails of blood on the asphalt while Aljazeera cameras whirl. 

In a rehearsed scene, a man picks up the dead girl, holding her close as if she was his daughter, and rushes dramatically past the camera to a hospital where more cameras eagerly await. 

No women are present, just men wailing and throwing their arms in the air.

As reported here two weeks ago, “Terrorism’s secret weapon of martyrdom is not shared by those Palestinian parents nursing their dead children and the price Hamas has asked them to pay is becoming too costly. Israel needs the innocent inhabitants of Gaza to tell Hamas it's time to stop the rockets.” 

The Hamas Government has pushed its luck too far using its battered and innocent citizens to feed compliant media who sadistically evoke the world’s rage at Israel’s shelling of Gaza.

A Palestinian woman stands weeping in the rubble, holding her four children, “We’ve had enough, Hamas must stop and Israel must talk. We just want to live our lives.”

Three weeks back Hamas shot dead anyone daring to suggest what that poor woman just suggested... but not now. 

A watershed in the war is emerging as Gazans witness with their own eyes where Hamas rockets are launched from and its certainly not from rural land or the beach. 

It’s from hospital roofs, shopping centres and school yards, anywhere a retaliatory Israeli shell will kill and maim the most women and children while Qatar’s Aljazeera cameras are on standby to document the carnage.

Back in Tel Aviv Netanyahu has hung up on Kerry, Kerry doesn’t bother phoning back, leaving further negotiations to Egypt. Kerry hasn't understood the conflict and Obama is on the second nine.

In another day or so the ceasefire will be over and so too will be the war. 

Hamas no longer has the support of its distraught citizens. The tunnels have been destroyed, the stockpiles of Iranian rockets have been degraded. It’s time to rebuild lives, grieve for 2,000 lost innocents and hope such carnage is not repeated.

Soon Hamas will no longer govern the Gaza strip and it will return to warring with its Fatah brothers, as Muslims are inclined to do. It will be just as much fun.

But the Palestinians will replant their crops, restock their stores, rebuild their homes and send their remaining children to schools where Iranian rockets aren’t housed.


This is an interesting twist to the normal discourse.

Interesting twist...

The open-air concentration camp (like in the South African (Boer) War) that is Gaza is besieged by a far far superior military force armed to the teeth on US taxpayer money. Egypt stands by and allows it to happen. But the ME is in turmoil resolving a leadership crisis brought on by the fall of those "leaders" who were installed as part of the Cold War ME Settlement (Assads, Gadaffi, Husain etc). Things will surely change once the new leaderships have been installed by the present barbaric processes. Then what?

There will never be peace in Gaza until Hamas is obliterated and the people see Islam for the butchering cult it really is. Their emancipation must come from within, it is not for outsiders make them see the light.

Yes how true 'UpTheWorker', they are the bigots of Australia who sell us short continually and sabotage us the ABC, SBS Ch7 with that F'WiT Koch & O'keefe Ch9 and Ch10 to a certain extent but they have a bit of balance at least, not much but they have Bolt. And then of course you have the radio stations the Universities the schools influenced by these socialist/green bile. What chance do our youngsters have when they are filled with this righteous filth of the left that haven't lived a single second of the life that they preach for because if they ever did they would be the first to either be an enforcer or the escapee like the boat refugees to a better life somewhere else.

The West Bank Palestinians do not want to be called "Palestinians" most of them have Israeli passports and are working and living a peaceful good life within Israel, I have a friend that comes from the West Bank city of Ramallah and he gets offended when you call him a "Palestinian" he considers himself an Israeli and he has a Israeli passport (which he showed me) before he became an Australian citizen. The only Palestinians that are forced to be human shields are the Palestinians that are under the control of Hamas in the Gaza strip and they have had enough of their elderly there husbands their teenage children and children and babies dying because of Hamas's cowardly war with concealed rockets which they hide amongst the innocent Palestinian population. Figure that out?

Dodo...blame the Senate for the non-repeal of 18c...Tony knew he wouldn't get it through.Certain members of the Senate are greedy, conniving, grubby, selfish manipulators, only there for their own benefit, not for the good of our country.

Why don't they take out Aljazeera ?

Unfortunately the money we give the Gaza doesn’t go to schools or hospitals. It…… I believe….. Goes to arming Hamas. Israel gave them steel to re build hospitals and schools with and what did they use it for? Tunnels to attack them with….no wonder there won’t ever be peace there - EVER!
God help the Israelis!

Let them try it again in 2014 and beyond against the state of Israel, and if they want to kill, terrorise, suicide bomb, mutilate, behead Jews or attack Israel then watch this because this is what you will have to deal with from the I.D.F- Sayeret Units because what has been dished out in Gaza so far is just 1/1000 of the force that can be unleashed onto the Arabs of that region.

Notice the wedding ring on his left hand, which is held open in an unnatural position to intimate that he is the father. The whole thing is stage managed.

OT....Our society allows one wife and her children that's all Centrelink should be paying to these a users of our society. As far as disability support pensions then they should be targeted first and foremost and get them off it.

Ain't that the truth!

Has the Herald Sun been sucked in? Page 22 of 6/8/14 edition has a photo of a baby being treated by Palestinian medics. There are 10 hands in the photo treating the baby with a further 2 people standing close by whose hands appear not to be part of the 10 on display. There appears to be nothing wrong with the baby (hopefully) and the photo looks stage-managed to me. Again I ask, has the Herald Sun been duped or has it joined the Left's attack on Israel??

The best thing that could happen for the people of Gaza would be for their territory to be incorporated inside Israel's borders. They would become Israeli citizens with all the rights and freedoms of Israel's other Arab citizens. Surely that must be better than being controlled by Hamas.

We do not want them in Australia sponging off the taxpayer.

It is expected that Six Public School Boys will each be expelled from their School, and will each serve a minimum of 5 years in Gaol for serious 18 (C) Racist offences against the Jewish Private School Girls.
The Jews cannot escape racism, wherever they go in the world.

It has been reported in the past that Hamas have killed more of their own people than Israelis ever have. These are people who have spoken out openly against Hamas. The gullible media swallow any bullshit they are fed. In the 2006 Lebanon war between Hezbollah and Israel, the devastation was beamed around the world. The odd thing was that every different bombing site kept showing the same very clean white teddy bear and an old weeping woman. These people are not masters of deception. It is our media who are too lazy to get to the truth and publish anything rubbished dished out to them that will sell papers. This is the same media who will point fingers at any public official, politician or other victim to highlight their dishonesty and corruption. What a gyp!

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