The Pickering Post
Thursday, 18th January 2018

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TIME TO PACK UP AND COME HOME BOYS, IT’S ALL OVER

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.

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If Barack Obama had returned troops to Iraq six months ago, as his Administration and top military brass advised he must do, the Islamic State could have been all but destroyed. Deploying troops now is pointless as the coalition’s war planes have already run out of targets and IS fighters are vanishing into a civilian environment and preparing for a guerrilla war that neither side can win.

The part Shia 200,000-weak Iraqi army will either convert to Sunni or be slaughtered along with all the others.

Baghdad, a city of seven million, is surrounded and being pounded with suicide bombers. Coalition supplies will soon be cut as its airport is overrun. We are watching the equal of Napolean’s generalship as Iraq is ruthlessly carved up to form an Islamic caliphate with the deft precision of a surgeon’s scalpel, and at the hour the West was at its weakest. 

Tactically this new war is already lost due to a President who dropped the ball and concentrated on golf, fundraisers and mid-term elections in three weeks’ time in which his Senate will almost certainly be lost to the not so sheepish Republicans.

Iraq, as a result of the coalition of the willing’s original invasion, will now cease to exist as Shia Iran licks its lips at the prospect of renewing its old war with a newly-formed Sunni State that’s ripe for the picking.

Mastermind of the ISIS caliphate, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has out shocked and awed the US, will become the new temporary Sunni Saddam Hussein, drawing new boundaries for Syria and, with Turkey’s assistance, destroying the Kurds’ hope for independence. 

This war will be a benchmark for other Arab wars because al-Baghdadi has done it without an air force or navy and without spare parts or engineers for its stolen US tanks and military equipment, it has left the US breathless over its violent urgency. 

But the new Iraq will be a long way from functional nationhood.

The Iraqi caliphate will have a more sophisticated and determined enemy on either flank as the West rearranges its allies and caters for traditional foes, Damascus and Tehran, the only two forces with the will and the ability to contain the ISIS. 

The real loser is Israel. It will now be faced with an emboldened nuclear Iran and an unsympathetic, weakened US that refuses to engage in another foreign loss.

Perhaps treacherous Turkey had the right idea; sit back and do nothing, just watch it happen. Perhaps Ankara realises that you can’t get only half involved in a war. 

Anyway ISIS is doing exactly what Turkey and Saddam Hussein wanted to do, eliminate the Kurds.

The West has learnt a tough lesson in tribal Arab politics driven by manic versions of Islam and now it’s time to retreat and let the dust settle. No more decent lives should be lost fighting worthless Islamic pigs hiding in households. 

The futility of encouraging Arab springs and trying to remove Arab war lords and tyrants is now clear... it was only they who held their fragile nations together.

We missed the opportunity to repel the ISIS, we were asleep, and now there is not a thing to be achieved by staying there. Bombing a few empty buildings and utes is simply not worth another public beheading of an innocent or promoting another homeland atrocity. 

Putting troops on the ground now will require asking them to go door to door trying to identify an enemy that swaps uniforms when it looks like losing.

The West is spooked, the protected public is not used to seeing the reality of war on Utube. But this is actually how wars have always been fought and won, mass executions, rapes, beheadings, it happens and it’s shocking, yet it’s no different to any other war except that now it’s being documented in gory detail and distributed on the internet. 

The protagonists want you to see them committing their atrocities, they are filming and editing them with professional production crews. It’s a masterstroke that has psychologically devastated the enemy’s will to fight. Only the under-armed Kurds have stood their ground. 

The US hid the worst of its Vietnam war crimes as it threw its massive air power at an invisible enemy but in the end it needed to ignominiously escape from Saigon... it should now prepare to escape from Baghdad. 

And when the dust does settle surely this time we will understand the folly of interfering in tribal Arab politics imbued with different versions of a stone-age Islam.



Comments

How about Mi Lai

if we had a UKIP Party here, there would be a lot of current politicians selling pencils or porno pictures on the streets after the next Federal Elections.

UKIP I would think is one.

I see that the traditional sponsors and creators of the Left deserted the Left just as the Left woke up and deserted the sponsors. They now hate the Left and attack them at every opportunity.

These very same sponsors are now attempting to create a new Right separate from the old Right ( an old Right that the sponsors have cruelled for decades and now can't influence or make any peace with ), hence the need for a New Right. This is occurring in most Western Nations. I call them the "Crypto Right". Neo Cons are at the bottom of it and they are controlled by non-Western influences.

Russia under Putin seems to be aware of the tricks being played and Putin outmanoeuvred them in the Crimea and Ukraine, avoiding the baiting that they tried with him to an escalated conflict. Now they be very cross with Putin. He is far too smart for them .

You reckon the Dutch right falls into that ambit? What about the FN of Le Pen?

I can decode that! Hahhahahaahah!

flying tends to specialise in the art of invective as a substitute for fact and debate. That is the opposite of what the besieged West and particularly the most over-immigrated, Australia, needs. The truth about Russia is that most of the Left, having uncritically appraised it for decades, have deserted it. The silly Right fall into line with everything the Neo-Con conspirators say. But Russian patriotism seems very strong and they'll need all they can muster in the period ahead, genuine patriotism being the only logical answer to the One World Government seeking Globalists.

Here.......Masculumosor 58 minutes ago
There is a group the world that HATE Putin because he kicked out their fellow travellers, ( the ones that Yeltsin let in ), They have in exile in the West used their influence in the media to give Putin all the bad press that they can muster. Abbott should wake up to them.
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flying 29 minutes ago
Well, we've certainly woken up to you and your Ruskie mates on here.

I posted much the same over on another thread. The Hate Patrol have branded me a "Ruskie". Duh!

The ordinary Russians made modern Russia, not Capital. When they constructed its giant industry under the highly successful 5-Year Plans, the labor discipline was so harsh that it approached slavery. To steal that and the nation's natural resources from them was most certainly a criminal act. Putin, even with his failings, is the best thing to happen to them in a very long time.

Back in the early 1990's as I recall, Russian infrastructure ( oil, gas and power plants ) were sold off to the oligarchs for peppercorn amounts such as one dollar. This while the ordinary Russians lost their life savings and queued up for food. The official line was that the Utilities were not financially workable and the Oligarchs were doing Russia a favour by taking them off Russian hands. Putin later kicked a lot of these scumbags out, Now they be Hatin' Him.

Masculumosor: you refer to the earlier Oligarchs I presume? The alco-clown Yeltsin mad a laughing stock of Russia and they cleaned out the growth areas of its economy. Of course they are still smarting over it. Of course Britain, the US and the Australian political parties follow in their footsteps. Abbott's remark is altogether too revealing and embarrassing, given the weight of evidence (most not considered in the yet-to-be-published Report) suggesting a frame-up of Russia by the Ukrainian government. //www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/17/777-shot-down-over-ukraine/

Of course he's a wake up them, the last image of when he & Putin were together looked like they were enjoying each other's company. This shirtfront stuff is for the leftie loony press to hyperventilate thinking they've got something on him. Like that bogan Lanbie & stupid mad nutter Sarah Sea Patrol & Crazy Christine Milne.

There is a group the world that HATE Putin because he kicked out their fellow travellers, ( the ones that Yeltsin let in ), They have in exile in the West used their influence in the media to give Putin all the bad press that they can muster. Abbott should wake up to them.

On the subject of Impalers, we have our very own in Billy the Impaler.

Quarantine them on Naru or Christmas island for a month

Australia Post
Recently Australia Post which is totally government owned and has been for 200 years, announced the loss of 900 jobs, being part of a cut back program. This is due to the decline in letters beings sent and that’s true as email has further reduced letter writing and in many ways understandably. A hand written letter is a wonderful thing and contains the hand writing of a friend or loved one and that’s a blessing plus the effort required to put pen to paper and then to post it.
The CEO of Australia Post is Ahmed Fahour who was born in Lebanon and came to Australia in 1970. In 2009 he was made Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post. His salary package was estimated to be worth $4.8 million last year. Of this he donated about $2 million to the Islamic Museum of A

Australia Post
Recently Australia Post which is totally government owned and has been for 200 years, announced the loss of 900 jobs, being part of a cut back program. This is due to the decline in letters beings sent and that’s true as email has further reduced letter writing and in many ways understandably. A hand written letter is a wonderful thing and contains the hand writing of a friend or loved one and that’s a blessing plus the effort required to put pen to paper and then to post it.
The CEO of Australia Post is Ahmed Fahour who was born in Lebanon and came to Australia in 1970. In 2009 he was made Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post. His salary package was estimated to be worth $4.8 million last year. Of this he donated about $2 million to the Islamic Museum of Australia located in Melbourne. I have a big problem with this fellow’s salary package and so let’s get some perspective here. The top ten executives in Australia Post combined earn around $20 million each year. That’s simply immoral and clearly the CEO can afford to give away nearly half his takings to an Islamic museum so he doesn’t need it and surprise, surprise, its tax deductable.
The founder and director of the museum is former Macquarie Bank executive Moustafa Fahour - Ahmed Fahour’s brother. Moustafa’s wife, Maysaa, is the chairwoman and director. The Fahours’ sister, Samira El Khafir, is head chef and manages the restaurant on site. How can the CEO of the Post Office earn so much especially when the postal service is bleeding money from letter delivery. No employee is worth 5 million a year and especially not from a government owned business.
The top federal public servants in Australia have salaries of between $665,600 and $844,800 so how does the bloke in charge of the Post Office received $4.8 million? The Prime Minister of Australia earns a modest $507,000 considering the real burdens of office while the CEO of the Gold Coast Council earning slightly less and that’s patently out of kilter with the PM’s package. The Mayor of GCCC brings in $225,000 so how on earth can the Post Office justify the massive pay of their CEO?.
Let’s look further; the head of the US postal service with 19 times more staff and 11 times more revenue than Australia Post receives $550,000. In France the head of their post office was paid $1.1 million with a staff compliment of 268,000 employees. What a country full of mugs we are to sit by and let all this happen. I would have run the big game of Post Office for a lot less and still done a reasonable job and in fact if the best of we seniors applied ourselves we could run the damn post office better and for nothing except a kiss and a free lunch now and again. You had better believe it too.
There is an unpleasant and some would say sinister unbalanced agenda in Australia which in the end preys on the average citizen, we the people. We are no longer the lucky country and we are no longer wealthy and this particular game of Post Office reveals major fractures and faults on a number fronts in our society and culture. Who is running the country, who is pulling the levers and who is going to win? We the Mugs need to know.

There is no processing necessary seeing these illegal boaties can't prove they were coming to Australia so they have to be deported to their last departure point before arriving in Australia and that is International Law plain and simple .

Someone must have sent out a "vote" message to the faithful. Current results after 2999 votes (was 1311 votes when DJT posted).

Average 35% (was 31%)
Terrible 29% (was 34%)
Bad 18%, (was 17%)
Good 14%. (was 13%)
Great 3%, (was 3%)
Unsure 1% (was 1%)

The maths would be interesting on the swing towards average but I can't be bothered to work it out.