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.


Every Western nation is confused as to why their Muslim youth is flooding to support the Islamic State, yet it’s an easy question that no Western leader will confront. The answer is deeply imbedded in the Muslim psyche. The answer is this, it has been sitting there for 1500 years and will never change:

The Muslim way has always been to gravitate to the winning side, it is how they learnt to survive constant tribal ideological wars between Sunni and Shia which served only to temporarily define Islam’s confusing doctrines. Loyalty is a word they have never known.

But it’s not just Sunni and Shia that drives the atrocities, it’s the myriad sects and tribes that bubble within both. They have developed over centuries, aligning with bitter tribal enemies to defeat a greater threat only to return to killing each other once the threat has been destroyed. Islam is borne of a violence that can never be appeased.

The US was shocked that the Iraqi soldiers they trained and supplied over ten years dropped their arms and fled in the face of an apparent greater foe. 

They hid their uniforms, donned T shirts and jeans and pled their Sunni doctrine but the Islamic State had anticipated the cowardice with laptops to determine their IDs. Where there was doubt, they simply asked questions from the Koran and if the responses indicated a Shia doctrine they were sprayed with AK47 bullets.

This is the way of the Muslim. He will betray his Islamic sect and join in killing his own people. He will willingly join the winning side until that side becomes the losing side and it starts over again. 

Islam will fight itself until it gains ascendancy over the West via immigration, then every sect and tribe of Sunni and Shia will align as one. 

The need to join the winning side beats in the chest of every Western Islamic youth. Western Muslims were keen to join Al Queda only until it was degraded and now they are scrambling to join the Islamic State which despises Al Queda as weak and defeated... so what is the likely outcome if Obama succeeds in his aim to degrade the Islamic State 

The US will never defeat the Islamic threat simply because it doesn’t understand the Islamic psyche. How is it possible to define, confront and defeat an enemy with air strikes when it’s an enemy that was formerly your ally but has melded seamlessly into the ranks of the greater enemy? But Obama’s latest “strategy” seeks to achieve that impossible task.     

The West needs to stop its interference in an Islamic world it has never understood. It needs to resist its addiction to destroying tyrants like Assad, Gaddafi, Hussein and Mubarak. 

The Islamic world successfully maintained precarious balances of powers only because these tyrants ruled with an iron fist and a bloodied sword. The West has now upset that balance and the Islamic world is fighting for new power bases with new tyrants. 

With mid-term elections looming, Obama is determined to keep his southern borders open and US troops out of Iraq. The danger the Islamic State poses to the West is that it has expanded unopposed while Obama equivocated. 

Without a military ally, an air force or naval capacity and with only the weapons the Americans left behind in Iraq and the small arms supplied to Syrian rebels the Islamic State has successfully projected an international image of strength that has psychologically spooked the West with graphic images of executions. 

Those atrocities were always there but it wasn’t until they were shown on our nightly newscasts that voters awoke from their slumber in a watershed of realisation of what true Islamic doctrine was all about. 

Political heavyweights, including Abbott, have not yet caught up with public concern over Islam.

The Islamic State itself has almost no military capability. Their stolen US tanks and artillery need regular maintenance as does all equipment subjected to desert sand. 

They now have attack helicopters but have no idea how to fly them and even if they did, they can’t maintain them or ask the US for spare parts. Maintenance time equals time in combat and engineers are not part of their armoury.  

They have no ability to deploy heavy equipment efficiently. They have no carriers in the Gulf, no satellites no drones and no training in sophisticated warfare apart from their knives, Koran handbooks and laptops. 

They can easily be defeated, but as said here ad nauseum, they will not be defeated with airstrikes alone, they can only be contained. It took ground troops to create this mess and it will take ground troops to fix it. 

It’s to be hoped if the Islamic State can be degraded then the West will step away and allow this backward cult of Islam to define its own future with a new set of warlords, who are already jockeying for position and battling to see who can aspire to recognition for the greater atrocities.

The less we interfere with it the less we will suffer their terrorist atrocities.

Obama is a fool preoccupied by mid-term elections. He was warned of the rise of the Islamic State eight months ago but chose to ignore it. 

Now it has had time to establish itself in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, Obama actually believes he can identify and destroy the enemy from the air? Is he kidding? No, he is serious, and he actually intends to arm the “moderates”. But his former “moderates” are now part of the Islamic State. 

There is only one way this scourge can be defeated and that’s with ground troops and integrated air strikes. Once defeated, Western Islamic youth will no longer be attracted there... until yet another terrorist cell gains the ascendancy and Islamic youths’ hearts will again start beating excitedly in anticipation of the West’s annihilation.

There is no greater threat to world peace than a good orator who espouses bad policy.

Obama has determined to wrestle with smoke while we nurture, finance and embolden the enemy within.


Bottle of booze behind you ?

A long time ago the Russians were fighting the taliban so I think USA gave weapons to the taliban to fight Russia. The Russians saw they were not getting anywhere so they quit. USA then decided they would fight the taliban but because they were hiding in Pakistan along with Aussie Bin Liner the USA decided they would quit like in Vietnam where they had a serious name for quitting. Something about Vietnamisation or something like that. Meanwhile they decided Syria was bad for the world so they armed the rebels to fight Syria. Russia saw the situation developing that we have now and armed the Syrians to fight the rebels who were now deemed to be the main danger to the world. Now the USA is going to fight the rebels that they have armed???? Seems to a bit of a pattern there.

Larry I am getting very confused. Can you help please.

FOCUS-Eight dead in S.Africa soldier killing spree 1999

(Changes dateline, additional quotes) By Ellis Mnyandu
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Sept 16 (Reuters)

A black officer went on a killing rampage at a South African
military base on Thursday, shooting dead six white soldiers
and a white civilian before he was gunned down by colleagues.

The lieutenant opened fire with an assault rifle as a
group of soldiers of the First South Africa Infantry
Battalion was on its way to a shooting practice.

A major, a captain and four other soldiers died in the shooting.
Five other white soldiers were injured, one critically,
and were being treated in hospital................................

About the only thing she's ever said that I agree with .......

absolutely - time and time and time again us Aussies are telling the PM and Scott Morrison to get a grip - NO MORE MUSLIMS - and as for Western countries, eg, USA and our country going "back" into what we all consider a ridiculous tribal war centuries old - well, that is just not on - leave them all to themselves - sooner or later they will sort themselves out - possibly 2054 - who cares??? Just a bunch of murderous morons the lot of them - ah..... but is it all about the Banks, Oil and Arms?????


"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
(born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.

Snopes: True -

Has anyone seen this? got a standing ovation from the audience

This from Moscow. A respected Arab entity was interviewed on BBC TV after some dialogue with IS. He stated IS is about 80,000 strong and strengthening from Sunnis disaffected by the disastrous US disbandment of the Iraqi Army after 2003 invasion. IS is well organized with strong financing. He believes the US has made yet another huge mistake involving in military intervention and by excluding Iran and Syria from a rrgional coalition. Reprisals against western nations involving can be expected. Abbott & Co. should take heed.

There are many responsible/informed people who contribute to this great site but, sadly, there remains a parochial majority who perpetually walk around with their head placed where ‘the-sun-never-shines’. Usually, in the shade of sports stadiums.
The latest terror alert is a tried and proven strategy ( implemented by the banking, armaments fraternity) to instill both hatred and fear into a national community to, in turn, condition them in an acceptance of (another) war.
The foreign control of the mass media has proven capable of making and breaking democratically elected governments demonstrating, in the process, the futility of universal suffrage. This subversive process is not able to reach fruition without the ‘services’ of parochial puppets bedecking our parliamentary leather. (remember, former PM Howard received many Israeli decorations for his political ‘acquiescence’.)
Research that addresses the outbreak of all hostilities proves that, almost without exception, all wars have been based on a lie.
Every soldier, lost in battle, has sacrificed his life serving a grasping, corrupted system.
Unprejudiced research confirms that fact.

Bad Oroma wants to give the Syrian rebels 500 billion. "Syrian rebels", that's who we used to call "Al Queda". He must have forgot that we collectively spent a squillion dollars and a dozen years fighting them. What a top idea! But hey! Here's a better idea. Just pay Assad some rent and he'll let the Saudi oil pipe line thru Syria to Europe . That's what this is all about isn't it? I mean really, Syria was just minding its own business. Wasn't it ?

Do politicians in democratic countries realize that we have separation of Church and State of government and that Islam is a singular State/religious government under Sharia Law and when they get the numbers in parliament Islam will be the dominent factor being so that the separation laws will be abolished so we can all live as they do in Saudi Arabia and we won't have AFL or NRL or womens sport anymore and you can say goodbye to your pet dog because they are taboo in Islam as well .


CBN: Obama claims ISIS is "not Islamic".

I always wondered why those butchers wear masks hiding their faces.

I want WHO to take me back in his TARDIS to 1960 when life was simple, some tv and no computers. Didn't realize how good it was then.

When the Serbians took a stand against Islam in the 1990's NATO and the US Bombed their civilian populations, hunted and either killed or jailed their leaders. Why would Australia be any different.

this is there pommie SPIN DOCTOR and it looks like ALL politicians fell for it Yesterday, Malik said Muslims in the West were “stuck between a rock and a hard place”. “We have to address the Islamophobes and their vitriolic diatribes against Islam and Muslims,” he says.

I went a bit further H U A and called him and newman GUTLESS , if and WHEN he plays the pied piper on the moslems in Australia I will apologise , if not my post statement stands.

The following article in the Australian Newspaper covers what I said recently that Gillard was the person behind the slush fund as she called it. As I have said previously the most important incriminating offence was when the first application was rejected, and she wrote and argued the case and therefore showing deep involvement, and not just giving casual advice as she claimed. It was this act that made Julie Bishop as a top lawyer say Gillard was in breach of sections 170,409 and 558 of the WA criminal code, and section 43 of the Associations Incorporation Act.

Blewitt and Wilson did not have the skills to set up this fund, and only a lawyer with experience could do this, and this is borne out by her having to argue the case in writing when the first application was rejected. The mere fact she typed in AWU in her letter would mean she would be aware that the AWU was not informed about what they were up to. i.e this was not a union authorised fund. It was the correspondence after the rejection that exposed Gillard to having broken the law.

“Third, Gillard is accused of improperly setting up an association that Wilson used to enact his alleged fraud. Gillard helped apply to set it up and when the application was rejected she wrote to the authorities arguing the case.

As a result the application was approved. This allegation is the one the Coalition was referring to in late 2012, when Julie Bishop spoke out. “She appears to be in breach of sections 170, 409 and 558 of the WA criminal code and she appears to be in breach of section 43 of the Associations Incor­poration Act,” she was reported in The Australian Financial Review as saying. “They are indictable ­offences.”

George Brandis was reported by Fairfax as saying Gillard “materially misled” the authorities in the application process and Tony Abbott accused Gillard of “unethical conduct and possibly unlawful behaviour”.

People who say Gillard did nothing wrong rely on the premise that she did not know what the association was used for and therefore cannot be blamed.

That may be true, but it entirely misses the point. The allegation is simply that it was wrong of Gillard to help set the association up in the first place. This allegation relies on significant documentation for its basis. Now Gillard’s statement has added to that evidence.

In my opinion, this allegation presents a risk for Gillard, both in terms of an adverse finding and possible charges.”

In due course, this sorry chapter in our history will draw to a close. Findings will be made, or not, and charges will be laid, or not. No amount of public barracking by ignorant commentators (and there are many) will change that.

In the meantime, those wishing to stamp out union corruption can turn their minds to how they can achieve the single most important reform we must have, that is to make it illegal for employers to ever give money to union officials in the first place.

Oops! Second last sentence meant to read: Decent haircuts on boys, no singlets or thongs and the girls are all nicely groomed; nil public safety risk for all including seniors for night strolls Reminds me of the Australia...