As sure as eggs are eggs (and our PM is an egg) we are in there already with RAAF ’embedded’ with US airforce learning how to fly drones into Syrian airspace and refueling fighter planes headed across the Syrian border….to fight Ah Butt’s Death Cult.
Only an egg would say….
While there is a little difference between the legalities of air strikes on either side of the border, there’s no difference in the morality,……Whether it’s operating in Iraq or Syria it is an absolutely evil movement and in the end, when they don’t respect the border, the question is why should we?”
As Ah Butt reportedly did today http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-21/islamic-state-tony-abbott-hints-air-strikes-syria/6713720
Supposedly the Lowy Institute (yes another institute funded by the wealthy former Israeli commando Frank Lowy, joint lease holder of dubious repute who gained control of the WTC property six weeks before 9/11, and billionaire owner of Westfield) a so called independent international policy think tank devoted to foreign affairs, and Australia’s role in the world (WIKI-LIES) says half of us believe IS is Australia’s biggest threat!
Toe Knee Ah Butt is sure pushing this line. Testing waters in a Captains Call to answer the US call to arms to fly missions over Syria.
No doubt from Turkey compliments of the meglomaniac Erdogan.
Sadly I remember our failed (bullshit) call to assist the Sth Vietnamese against Ho Chi Minh to prevent the so-called Domino effect of Ka..mune..ism in 1965.
Menzies intended to announce the commitment on Thursday, 29 April but he had first, for domestic consumption, and to enable SEATO ‘obligations’ to be vaguely invoked, to ask the nominal South Vietnam Prime Minister, Dr Phan Huy Quat, to invite the Australian battalion. Quat had still not made the invitation when a report that Menzies was to announce the committment appeared on the morning of 29 April. The Australian Ambassador, David Anderson, finally extracted the invitation and cabled it to Australia at 5.30 pm, three and a half hours before Menzies was to speak. Menzies said: ‘The takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia and to all the countries of South and South-East Asia. It must be seen as part of a thrust by communist China between the Indian and Pacific Oceans…’
The thorough article by Evan Whitton provided me the above quote and sums up the lessons of that time which we would do well to consider….
Any sufficiently determined small country, skilled in guerilla tactics, can outlast a major power. A reinforcement of the lesson of World War II that bombing, rather than breaking a country’s will, increases it.
In matters of war, no politician’s words can be relied upon unless they are corroborated by strong evidence.
Politicians who seek to eliminate public debate on issues of major importance may find, as Menzies and Hasluck did, that they have made a catastrophic miscalculation.
Whitton’s full and worthwhile article here…..
Ah the joy and wisdom of history. And for those who missed it Rupert Zionist Murdochs NT headline news last week…..