Posting by twit:
"Handing AS (Asylum Seekers)
back to SL (Sri Lankar) navy at sea redolent off(sic)
handing Jews to Nazis in 1930s"
Redolent according to Oxford dictionary: "strongly
reminiscent or suggestive of"
This twit raises a huge number of issues. Foremost
to my mind, by a large amount, is the disrespect for the
Jewish people murdered and the belittling of the attempted
genocide of the Jewish race by the Nazis during
WWII. Approximately 70% of the Jewish population in
Europe was murdered.
In the 1930s
the gas ovens were not in use. However any mention
of Nazi and Jew in the same sentence is redolent of gas
ovens and genocide (attempt to murder all members of a
Allegedly the German propaganda machine called Jews
"terrorists". Evidence for that is absent. The
count of Germans killed in the 1930s by Jewish
terrorists is zero. The best evidence appears to be
the alleged "declaration of war" by an alleged Jewish
newspaper "Natscha Retsch".
OTOH let us look at the Tamils in Sri Lankar. They
were living peacefully for centuries. There is
dispute about their origins, with argument about recent
invaders from India as one thread, or being occupants
since 200BC on the other.
After the British left Ceylon in 1948 the situation
degenerated, with a gradual increase in ethnic riots until
the mid 1980s when the terrorist group/army of liberation
ETTA was formed. According to Wikipedia, casualties
were about 24,000 Sri Lankar soldiers & Police, 27,000
ETTA and 1,200 Indian peacekeepers.
So who killed 24,000 SL soldiers? Who killed 1,200
Indians? Is that twit alleging that they suicided?
northern province is about 90% Tamil, with a population of
around one million. Less than 2% of Tamils
in Sri Lankar were killed, and presumably most of those
killed were combatants.
to my original point. There is no justification
whatsoever to say that the response of the Abbott
government is redolent of unnamed governments handing Jews
back to the Nazis in the 1930s. This is because the
Jews in the 1930s had not committed any acts of terror,
except in the fertile imagination of the Nazis.
the army for a patriotic civil war, at worst a murderous
HAMAS & FATAH
Hamas justifies the aggravation of the
situation in Gaza by the failure of Israel to concede any
improvements to the situation of the people there.
The payback murder of a Palestinian youth in the West Bank
is also an issue.
The West Bank is controlled by Fatah, and is largely at
peace with Israel. The recent kidnapping and murder
of three Jewish youths was allegedly by the hand of Hamas
A possible strategy of Israel would be to improve the lot
Muslim Arabs of the West Bank by
with greater privileges and freedom of movement within
Israel. Both the West Bank and the resident Arab
population should be offered a "Dhimma" or "Protection"
contract, and required to pay a "Jizya" or "Protection"
tax to compensate Israeli Jews for protection from outside
aggression. Of course if the Palestinian renounced
his Muslim religion, the Jizya tax would not apply.
Gazans should be made aware that if they managed to
control the elements that attack Israel, a similar regime
could be enacted. There should be a promise that if
certain preconditions were met, normal international
relations could be established.
I am not suggesting citizenship for West Bank and Gazans,
but perhaps the right to purchase property, run businesses
and live in Israel. It should be made very clear
that these concessions result from the improved security
offered and behaviour of the people of the West Bank.
Computers are amazing things. I would expect that
every person in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza could be
scanned into a database, cross checked by association with
other people, by attendance at mosques etc, and be
instantly recognizable by CCTV scans that should
completely cover the urban environment, and a significant
grid of the rural environment.
Hopefully these evolutions could be coordinated with
Australia's newest political
powerblock is named "Palmer United Party" or PUP by it's
leader, Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer. They
control three extremely important votes in the Australian
Senate. Clive has a seat in the House of
One of Australia's more memorable state governors was Joh
Bjelke Peterson, who was Premier of Queensland for around
twenty years. He was leader of the Country party which
was in coalition with the Liberal party, which is normally the
dominant party of the anti-Union parties.
Clive was, guess what, the press secretary for Joh
Bjelke-Peterson, whose memorable comparison of a press
conference to "feeding the chooks" struck a humorous note with
anyone who has ever had chooks.
At the moment the parties of the Labour Unions and Greens are
loathing Clive, who has a victory because he helped Abbott
repeal the unpopular Carbon Tax (and installed trading permits
set at zero dollars in it's place). He also agreed to
removal of the mining tax, but not the flow on tax concessions
to kids etc. I expect he will negotiate a "compromise"
victory for PUP and the coalition there also.
With Clive, don't look what he says. Look instead at the
outcomes. He is an absolute genius at spin.