Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Charge of the Light Weight

"I think that every Australian, and people right around the world, will be thinking: hands off the Ukraine. This is not the kind of action of a friend and neighbour and I think Russia should back off... You cannot just cross the border of another country with military force, with aggressive intent." Tony Abbott (Quoted in World leaders rally behind Ukraine, Matthew Knott, Nick O'Malley, Sydney Morning Herald, 3/3/14)

Why not, Tony? We did just that in Iraq, and under your watch too:

"The primary role of the Special Forces Task Group was to secure an area of western Iraq from which it was feared that SCUD missiles could be launched. The SAS successfully entered Iraq by vehicle and US helicopters and secured their area of responsibility after a week of fighting." (Australian contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, wikipedia.org)

And anyway, why are you even commenting on the matter? After all, isn't it your "view that there is nothing to be gained from politicians publicly debating the finer points of international law in this immensely complex area"? (See my 5/9/13 post Election 2013: Pitching for the Zionist Vote.)

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