Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bergin of Beersheba 1

Our man, Anthony Bergin, deputy director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI*), in Beersheba (and its so good to see he spelt it correctly!):

"Beersheba is a modern Israeli city and a burgeoning cyber-security hub in the Negev." (Better Israeli defence ties will boost our hi-tech industries, The Australian, 10/11/15)

I don't know about you but BURGEONING CYBER-SECURITY HUB does it for he.

"Sadly, last month it was the scene of a terrorist attack..."

Bloody Negev Bedouin, never happy! Bulldoze their villages and this is all the thanks you get!

"I was recently in the city to attend commemorations for the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba."

Where else, mate?

"The 4th Australian Light Horse took less than an hour to overrun the [Turkish] trenches and enter Beersheba, with 1000 Turkish soldiers taken prisoner..."

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!

 "They did what no one, least of all the Turks expected. Some 500 riders charged, short bayonets in hand, because they didn't have swords. The Light Horse... dismounted to fight. Their success was not only due to their courage and daring, but also to their ability to be disruptive and to take risks, the characteristics we need today in our national reform agenda."

Memo to Malcolm: Whip out your short - sorry, mate, in your case, long - *ahem" bayonet and SLASH those penalty rates, CUT those company taxes, and STICK the GST up 'em, OK?

[*"ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia's strategic and defence leaders." About ASPI,]

To be continued...

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