Sunday, April 5, 2009

Treat Kev Mean, Keep Kev Keen

"The Prime Minister is delighted that the shift from a cosy G8 of only the richest nations to a more democratic and diverse G20 has given Australia 'a seat at the table' in reshaping the world's economy... " (Summit seating leaves Rudd in far-off Siberia, Peter Wilson, The Australian, 3/4/09)

But what a seat: "Rudd was seated last night between Ethiopia and Spain - in other words, in Siberia. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Meles Zanawi are not even paid-up members of the G20, and were simply invited along to London by the British Prime Minister to try to make the gathering 'more representative'. Zapatero is the unpopular chap who celebrated his 2004 election by pulling Spanish troops out of Iraq and he annoyed Barack Obama this month by pulling his troops out of Kosovo. He was banished last night to a dinner seat that was still one place better than Rudd's. The only way Rudd's seat could have been worse would have been to have him out in the kitchen helping Jamie Oliver do the dishes." (ibid)

Oh dear!

"European leaders are expected to resist American pressure to join the Pentagon's military 'surge' in Afghanistan, disappointing Barack Obama. The US President has made the campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda the centrepiece of his new foreign policy and used yesterday's NATO summit [in Strasbourg] to further his agenda with European allies. Resigned to a half-hearted response from the Europeans on Afghanistan, the Americans have already scaled back demands to avoid being snubbed publicly and instead focused on manpower to train the Afghan police and to enhance security before elections in Afghanistan in August. The NATO summit was expected to struggle to match civilian resources to the increased US military deployments..." (Europe reluctant to join Obama's Afghan surge, Ian Traynor, Guardian News/New York Times/Sydney Morning Herald 4/4/09)

Seems the Europeans know a quagmire when theyre standing in one. But not Rudd: "Australia has been excluded from a NATO leaders' summit... despite repeatedly pressing for closer engagement on the war in Afghanistan. Australia has almost 1100 troops in the country, the largest of the non-NATO allies. The Government has repeatedly criticised the Howard government for failing to engage with NATO on the strategy for the war. Last year's summit in Bucharest... was attended by the PM Kevin Rudd, the Minister for the Defence, Joel Fitzgibbon, and the Chief of the Defence Force, Angus Houston. But a NATO spokesman... said non-NATO members were not invited to the summit because it would celebrate the organization's 60th anniversary. The main item, however, will be the war in Afghanistan... [& it] is widely expected to lead to greater European troop commitments, which would create pressure for Australia to bolster its contribution." (Australia excluded, Jonathan Pearlman, SMH, 4/4/09)

Jeez, whether it's the G20 or NATO, little Kev desperately wants to join the Big Boyz, and yet, despite his proven expertise in throwing 60th birthday bashes for other countries (well, for one very special friend at least), they won't let him play with them! So, what's he gotta do to impress these guys? Simple - send even more Australian troops to Afghanistan.

Postscript: "Australia is poised to lift the number of military trainers serving in Afghanistan after NATO announced plans to send another 5000 combat troops to stem a worsening Taliban insurgency... It's understood the Government is preparing to send up to 250 army trainers and supporting troops to the war-ravaged country to bolster the Afghan security forces." (Australia to boost Afghan effort, Mark Dodd, The Australian, 7/4/09)

"The veil of secrecy surrounding the country's worst kept secret - the Rudd Government's plans to send more troops to Afghanistan - is slipping away. The Australian Defence [!!!] Force has quietly placed orders for 17,000 blizzard survival jackets and other extreme cold weather equipment... " (Shopping list points to Afghan mission, Cameron Stewart, The Australian, 14/4/09)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just imagine if Nato, USA and the West didn't have to spend some much of their time and Money trying to put outfires in Muslims conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia etc and had more time to concentrate on the other Muslim conflict in the Palestinian terror tories>

MERC said...

If I throw a stick, will you leave?

Anonymous said...

I would be embarrassed to merc if they were my people..

oh by the way did you see the latest photos in the media today of the religion of peace police Taliban style one of them a woman holding down the 17 year old girl and having her arse whipped.. no doubt the Zionists made them do it..

MERC said...

Couldn't find the stick? Speaking of the Taliban, in case you missed it they've just taken power in Israel. And don't forget to check out what they do to Israeli women at my 17 March post Giving Poetry a Bad Name.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theblankpagesoftheage.blogspot.com/

Merc this girl was in the Israeli Army I'd bet any Palestinian self respecting terrorist [Male] wouldn,t mind being arrested by her..

Anonymous said...

What amazes me is that the zionists respondents to this blog appear to think that they can detract attention from their heinous crimes by focussing on the shortcomings of those that profess Islam. I am an atheist, but I do not believe that Jews (or Muslims or Christians or Buddhists or pagans) should be discriminated agaist because my belief system is superior to theirs.

MERC said...

Anon 7:58, Still can't find that stick? And shouldn't that be "this female gog in the Israeli Terror Machine (ITM)... Palestinian resistance fighter"?

Anon 9:46, It's in their Guide to Zionist Talking Points: "Muslim=terrorist. Repeat till the cows come home at any & every available opportunity regardless of truth or relevance."

Anonymous said...

Muslim = terrorist now how would anyone associate terrorists with Muslims Merc let me think I could always bring up the old mantra' not all Muslims are terrorists'' however all the terrorists who attack Israel,USA, Bali, Spain, Uk,Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Thailand, Philippines , India, Kashmir,Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan,Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon
Turkey,Chechnya, Russia,Northern China,and attempted terror attacks in Germany, France, Australia....Merc did I leave out anywhere ,I suspect even I can't be perfect however Merc I think your readers [ all 3 of them ] will get the point>..don't you..


It's those bloody Zionists that made them do it...

MERC said...

Yes, it's those "bloody Zionists" who never miss an opportunity to obscure the fact that they've hijacked someone elses's country by subsuming it in the factoid of a clash of civilizations between an alleged Judeo-Christian West and a supposed monolithic Muslim East. Trouble is, no one with half a brain is listening.

Anonymous said...

Finally You have hit the nail on the Head merc,

''Judeo-Christian West'' exactly which part of Judeo- Christinan west don't you understand...



Well dome Mec you are a bit slow but we got there...

MERC said...

Hm, which part of "Judeo- Christinan" don't I understand? The "Christinan" bit.