The Pickering Post
Thursday, 13th December 2018

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... should we care who wins?

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.


Well yes, because, as predicted here last year, Iranian militia will sweep across Iraq like a tsunami toward Jordan and Israel in the absence of a US presence and no other nation will dare intervene, except to drop a few bombs on dodgy, unidentified targets killing more civilians.

Obama has now decided keeping a presence in Afghanistan might be advisable. Ooooh, good thinking Barry!

Iranian backed Iraqi Shia forces are now trying to “out-atrocity” the Sunnis in beheadings, rapes and mass slaughter, while good ‘ol Barry tries to thrash out a nuclear deal in Teheran so Iran can eventually have the bomb. Bloody hell, Shakespeare couldn’t come up with a script like this one.

Barry has refused existing US air support to the Shia who are wiping out the Sunni, which was exactly what Barry (a’hem) said he was trying to achieve without ground troops. Meanwhile the Kurdish Peshmerga, the only effective force against the ISIS in the north, are refused ammunition by every nation for fear of getting Turkey offside.

Let’s face it, from Kuwait to their home soil, Iraqis are highly skilled only at dropping their guns and running while discarding their uniforms at the same time. Only Iran stood between ISIS and the eventual fall of Baghdad, and now the Iraqis have Iranian backing they are showing they can equal the ISIS in cowardly barbarity.

This Sunni/Shia Islamic war is no different to any other war in terms of atrocities. People were set alight in both World Wars with flamethrowers. Mass slaughters and rapes were common in all wars, the Japanese beheaded more people than the ISIS and they raped and sex-slaved more women and children.

But we only read about those things. The difference with this war is that it has been professionally documented and delivered nightly in colour to the world’s lounge rooms, and it looks nasty and intimidating to the uninitiated.

So Islam continues its war with Islam! Big deal, why should we give a stuff? We should give a stuff because the US has abdicated its former leadership and the West no longer has a say in what happens in dysfunctional, primitive, Middle Eastern Islam.

The US has left Israel to fight its own battles in the face of a bourgeoning Iran determined to drive all Jews into the Mediterranean and declare Iran, an annexed Iraq and most of the Levant a Shia caliphate. Hmmm, won't THAT be nice!

The Islamic victor, once tribal differences are settled, will then turn its eyes West and Iran will have nuclear-armed ICBMs with only Jordan, Egypt (and maybe Turkey) daring to complain.

Obama in six short years has damaged alliances, wrecked his own economy, started an internal race war, opened his borders to millions of Democratic-voting aliens, weakened homeland security, denied an Islamic link to terrorism, courtesied to the Saudis, emboldened China, ignored North Korea, started another cold war with Russia, excited and encouraged the Islamic enemy and has set the entire Middle East alight while he sucks on a joint at the 19th hole.

Meanwhile, back here in little old Oz, Abbott still refuses to link terrorism to Islam. Crumbs! Is the sexual abuse of little children not linked to paedophilia?


Again well put

Allahu Fubar! Allahu Fubar! Allahu Fubar! Arabic a bit rusty, but give 'em all the support we can!

Closer to home, the muslims have opened a TV station in Sydney. The report didn't say whether it was sunni or a shiite - but one thing you can guarantee with absolute certainty. They'll be demanding before long that the Australian taxpayer pays for its upkeep. And if Bill Shortforbrains is PM, their demands will be met.

Just like English weather some Sunni mainly Shiite here

Larry, you've been around. You should know that regardless that the common decent person can equate sexual abuse of little children to paedophilia the high and mighty on the bench seem to have problems with this. I always question WHY. Do they not see anything wrong with it. However regarding Abbott - I wish to God (oh - I'm an atheist) that not only he, but the others in parliament would have the guts to call Islam TERRORISTS. They won't though because I bet a lot of these TERRORISTS were their base vote.

Larry. You've been around. You can criticize Abbot about terrorism by equating it to knowing that sexual abuse and little children - paedophilia

Agree johnsamson.
madmax, you say that Abbott's finished...."a dead man walking". What planet do you live on? Our Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, a successful participant in some of the most gruelling marathons, would have to be the Parliamentary Champion of physical fitness, health, good shape and good looks. And that is apart from his proven Herculean strength in tackling and succeeding in cleaning up the mess and muck left behind by 6 years of the Labor Rudd/Gillard/Rudd rabble. Tony Abbott is a political dynamo leading us into a safe, secure and productive future.

johnsamson.......for the simple reason trueblue Australians recognise Tony Abbott for what he of us......we know him well even if we have never met him....nothing secretive, hidden.....PM Abbott is a straighforward Australian who has and will always act in the best interests of the nation. Unlike the envious bullshit artists losers and fools trying to destroy him......and Australia.....if they get their way.

MSM's Rupert Murdoch has a stake in the ISIS war to overthrow Syria's Assad -

Rupert Murdoch and Lord Rothschild: The Oil Barons of Occupied Syria

See more at:

UNETHICAL JOURNALISM - FOX News supports military action against the Assad government of Syria but does not inform its viewers that the network's owner, Rupert Murdoch, is part-owner of an oil exploration company illegally exploiting the resources of Israeli-occupied Syria -

Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild are major shareholders in Genie Energy, an Israeli-run company which has been granted the rights to explore for oil and gas in the southern half of the occupied Golan Heights (from the line beneath the words "Israeli occupied" down). -

Efraim “Effie” Eitam is the Chairman of Genie Israel Holdings, Ltd., the holding company that oversees Genie Oil & Gas activities in Israel. Eitam is a Brigadier General (reserves) in the Israeli army and served as minister of housing and construction under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. In an interview with Ha’aretz in 2002, Eitam called Palestinian citizens of Israel a "ticking bomb" and a "cancer". In 2004, Eitam called the Palestinians "dark forces" and told The New Yorker, "We will have to kill them all." This is the chairman of the company in which Rupert Murdoch and Lord Rothschild are major shareholders. ..............................

The situation dodo was just as good if not better in Libya -

The real Syrian moderates: voices of reason

"....Mufti Hassoun calls his Greek Orthodox counterpart, Bishop Luca al-Khoury, his cousin and brother. “Our grandfathers, 1,400 years ago, were one family. My grandfather embraced Islam and his remained Christian.” He maintains that he, as Grand Mufti, serves the Syrian people, period. “In Syria, there are 23 million Christians, and 23 million Muslims. My title is Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic, not the Mufti of a particular denomination.”

Political and Media Adviser to President al-Assad, Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban: “Not only has the West backed and trained terrorists in Syria, the so-called “opposition” they hand-picked to represent Syrians can’t even pretend to do so. “They adopted personalities who haven’t lived in Syria for 30 years! Further, they took the wrong step in closing embassies, instead of communicating with us and observing from the ground. In the name of ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ they are destroying our country”.

“Syria was formerly one of the fastest developing countries in the world, and one of the safest. We have free education and health care. We did not know poverty; we grew our food and produced our own clothing. At universities, 55 percent of the students were women.” Already, these are points the West would prefer remain unheard, points which dispute the lies that Syrians were living in miserable oppression prior to the faux-revolution, and also which could not be said about NATO’s Gulf state allies........"

A dead man do the lefty media think. That's how Tony will survive and surprise his detractors. Remember the unelectable TA - he IS PM of Australia! Tony Abbott has a strange way of surviving the odds, his way, and he will.

Sunni Vs Shiite.....A fight between two packs of wild rabid dogs carrying same disease -..islam....If only we could be certain they would destroy each other rather than western civilisation...-....which is the aim of islam....Why should the west sacrifice resources and fine men and women in the forces to save the worthless ?

I believe Abbott could gain a lot of kudos by booting Turnbull off the front bench and out altogether. Australia deserves better than Turnbull in a pout poncing about destroying our elected and delivering PM.Get rid of him and gain cheers and acolades from the public.

Totally off topic but are modern day males turning into girls? I went past a LOWES shop which used to be for men, like real men that played football and stuff. Anyway, sorry to sound sexist its just that a lot of the trolls on this page are male but sound very feminine as well and they are mostly young so I wondered if it's the new thing. Getting back to the point LOWES had these two suits in the window that were blue with all flowers all over it and green with all flowers swirling-the-hell-all-the-way-up-the-arms-and-legs of it? What gives? Don't we already have a female sex? Do we need another? agreement....Turnbull still in ppout mode over his removal is destroying a good government and PM who is manfully cleaning up Labors mess as requested by the electorate at the 2013 election. Must be done else Australia becomes an antipodean Greece and fair dinkum banana republic. The ABC hs to be dealt with .....the national broadcaster is a national disgrace and completely out of control. A tough minister must replace Turnbull who has become an burr under the saddle blanket irritant to this good government.....and to conservatives ar;ound the country who have lost patience with his pout and whiteanting and destabilising behaviour..Why John Howard ever threw Turnbull a lifeline is beyond me...and I am devoted to Howard as being one of our finest PMs.

I agree with you both.
Gillard had a team of 25 staff for P.R advice, political strategists, media analysts / managers and speech writers -.. not to mention personal hair dresser,...make up and fashion adviser / dressmaker ( a lost cause ).

T.A. and Liberal’s public presentation / performance has been abysmal,.regardless of emasculation by imbecile senate.

Current advisers should be replaced.. -.. or at least greatly supplemented with new, very smart talent ASAP.

Abbott MUST remove treacherous, divisive TurnBULL from cabinet and put a tough capable minister in charge of ABC.

With less than 2 years to go,.. suspect only Morrison offers a small chance of saving Australia from another disastrous Labor Government.

Johnno...I don;t know who Tony Abbott speech writer is however perhaps he needs to copnsider a change. Never have i seen such a good and delivering PM and indeed leader of the oppposition subjected to 24/7 hatred and malice as has Abbott...means of course he is viewed as a serious threat to the agenda and ambitions of the abusers. ...and that includes those living high on the hog off taxpayers who live in fear TA will stop or seriously curtail the gravytrain....Australia appears to me as a grassroots observer to be going through some kind of 'revolution" where the will of the people and our democracy are being studiously ignored by our political,media and other ruling elite. And at a time when the terror within has at last been recognised as very very real threat.

Ha ha ha. ISIS fighters dressing as women and fleeing the battle scene.

Winston - unfortunately Tony has a hard message to sell, and isn't a great salesman. Personally I think he is honest and sincere with the best interests of the whole community, and indigenes in particular, at heart: just fails to sell the message which makes the backbench itchy, and the MSM (and certain Malcontents) start to circle like sharks sensing blood in the water.