Tony Abbott today said ‘multi-national forces’, including forces from Australia, should be sent to Ukraine.
I hate to say I told you so, but I did. I’m not even stretching the truth. Don’t believe me?
The video evidence is here, flick to 6:00 and watch for yourself.
This whole thing is playing out in a way that stinks of political opportunism. Tony seizing the opportunity to beat the war drum. Maybe he hopes stoking ‘nationalism’ will help him recover from embarrassingly low polls. Or maybe he’s just an idiot.
The last thing global politics needs right now is more western interventions or foreign troops on Ukrainian soil. Or unwelcome foreign troops on anyone’s soil actually, which such forces would definitely be, in the Donetsk Republic. Continue reading Abbott wants Australian forces in Ukraine. #100daysofblogging #Day50
Israeli bombings in the Gaza Strip have yet again hit the headlines over the last week.
It’s an awful reality that this is a conflict prolonged and supported by western governments, including Australia.
This has been the case ever since the Balfour Declaration in 1917, a letter from the British Foreign Minister to Baron Walter Rothschild of the Jewish banking dynasty, declaring British support for the establishment of a Zionist state on Palestinian lands.
A look at the LONG LIST of UN Resolutions will reveal the history of Israeli aggression in Palestine, and the role the UK, France and more recently the US have played in it. The UK and France even helped Israel seize the Suez Canal from Egypt in 1956.
The Israel ‘Defence’ Force have been an aggressor since establishment and in recent years have been forcing a long term ‘State of Siege’ on the people of Palestine. In the West Bank, Israel even decides who gets water, when and how much.
Continue reading Israel, Gaza and the occupation of Palestine #100daysofblogging #Day41
If the American administration truly planned to quell the violence in Iraq they would openly and publicly declare opposition to the recent Israeli request for a “corridor” through US-occupied Iraqi airspace in case of a decision to bomb Tehran.
The February 25 telegraph.co.uk article by Con Coughlin anonymously sites a “Senior Israeli defence official” who commented that negotiations had begun to prevent the possibility of “American and Israeli war planes [start] shooting at each other”, should the Israeli Defence Force decide to bomb Iran.
This proposition puts the US mission in Iraq entirely at risk; sending such significant signals to Iran could heat things up in Iraq. There is great potential for the Badr Forces, the armed wing of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq- to take offence to the US colluding with Israel in the bombing of Iran. Such an event could cause a catastrophic strain on the already tense relations between the Iraqi populace and the US presence there.
With the new US-Iraqi security plan coming into effect now is the wrong time to send mixed signals to the Iraqi populace. The combined Coalition forces need to take strong leadership roles and set the record straight as to their intentions regarding Iraq and it’s neighbours.
Are they going to allow Iran to be bombed and deal with the repercussions in Iraq? Or will they going cut and run? Could they even stabilize the country if Iran was bombed, if they are struggling to do so now?
These are questions which need to be cleared up before they actualise themselves.
Go look for yourself! http://www.moqawama.net has been “suspended”!
So it didn’t take long for the USA to get involved in this did it. I bet there has been government actions in the USA to block Moqawama.net – the Hezbollah website. So much for democracy and free speech and equality of ideas and opinion.
In the modern world if you don’t fall in-line with the demands of Israel the USA pulls some strings until you do, like any good puppet regime would. Here is half of the world believing the USA is working through it’s puppet Israel, well I’m sorry to say this is more of a case of the bigger brother being too stubborn to admit the little brother did something wrong. Continue reading CENSORSHIP ALERT: Moqowama.net suspended
So Lebanon is being invaded by Israel, or should I say bombed? Or should I say “turned backward by 20 years”? Yet who really seems to give a rats ass? Who here in Perth, Western Australia even gives 1/10th of a shit? Other than our large Lebanese population, or someone whose’ relatives are stuck there on a holiday- it seems like no one.
The news here concentrates on the evacuation of Australian citizens who are terrified by bombs falling all around them. Oh poor them. They are in a protected international zone where Israel would never dare drop a bomb, and Hezbollah are not that stupid; while they have some international attention and even limited support they will make the most of it. They will try their best to impress.
They will turn people against Israel by both inflicting damage on the Israeli Defence Force, and by showing the world the damage Israel is inflicting upon the Lebanese civilian populations and infrastructure. Continue reading Lebanon – why don’t people care?