Not content with spreading lies, fear and misinformation, we now have Tony (Action Man) Abbott setting himself up as supreme commander of… Mmmmmm?
With the retired Major (Nut-job) General (Disaster) Jim Molan designing an LNP policy for complete overkill (pardon the pun) of the asylum seeker/ boat issue, we now have “A National Emergency? declared by Tony Abbott (A National Embarrassment), Supported by the LNP (A National Disgrace)”, which would be a National Joke, if it wasn’t so serious. 😯 Which looks to be Nationally unconstitutional anyway.
As is normal now for the LNP, they produced a nice glossy comic book, full of motherhood statements with little real detail and even less costing.
We were told by Jim Molan, that this was “Not” to be a military operation, but it will be led by the military 😯 WTF? But wait… there’s more.
We were also told that it would involve all areas of the military, customs, Federal and State police, ASIO, cousin Fred’s mechanics, and Uncle Toms Cobblers and all 😯 , but we won’t know the individuals departments involvements, until they look into it and report back after the election, if they win.
They will be leasing more boats, to cover every square metre of the Indian Ocean, and will be expanding the detention facilities, which tends to indicate that despite mobilising the seventh fleet, they don’t expect to stop the boats anyway.
Then there was Snot Morrisscum, raining hell fire and damnation upon the government
for using the Navy as a Taxi service, before outlining how their expanded presence will be all about turning boats around (Where it’s safe to do so 🙄 ) and how they would be used to chase them down (in a nautical version of tag, using very expensive boats and crews), and returning people back to their point of departure/origin.
Now to me that sounds a lot like what was called in my day “Doing Laps” of the Indian Ocean until they found a boat, at which time they would then become the taxi. WTF?
Not only have they verballed the Indonesians, they have verballed the PNG PM, who they have refused to apologise to, and they have implicated the defence force in the development of this overkill “policy”, which the defence chief has completely denied.
As well they have proposed a military build up in the Indian Ocean that would have the potential to make many of our neighbours very nervous, on top of the diplomatic slights that these nut-job wannabes have already caused.
On the whole, their presentation contained more lies, spin and misleading statements than an Alan Jones broadcast, and a similar level of credibility, despite their “Experts” testimony. 😯
If you didn’t know better, you could be forgiven for thinking that we were about to go to war against the Spanish armada, instead of a few leaky Indonesian fishing boats filled with frightened men, women and children, hoping for a better life. 😦
So the choices are fairly clear cut:
- We can get behind the PNG solution, and make a concerted effort to stop the boats, and as a consequence stop the drownings.
- We can spend untold billions on a military build up that will effectively turn our Navy into pirates, has the very real potential to create Diplomatic tensions throughout the region, and have a limited, at best, impact on the numbers of boats and drownings. And that’s always supposing that the whole policy doesn’t prove to be unconstitutional.
Or in simple terms we can have a solution that has a real chance of working, or we can have;
A National emergency, declared by a National embarrassment, supported by a National disgrace!
- Abbott unveils military-led boat plan (bigpondnews.com)
- How I will stop the boats: Abbott (smh.com.au)