I have been criticised for drawing attention to the effort mounted in Iraq and Syria to counter ISIS and its call on the lives of our soldiers.
My critics drew my attention to the knife wielding terrorist in Sydney as justification and also the large number of Australian citizens fighting with IS. There were 70 out of a population of over 26 million. Hmmmph!
I drew attention to the irony of this effort with the PM’s refusal to assist Kiribati and the Marshall Islands in their plight caused by rising sea levels due to climate change. Not a peep from the Abbott supporters on this one.
Now we see the PM exhorting people to tackle climate change even though he refused to follow Japan, Canada and the US in contributing to a climate change amelioration fund. Breathtaking hypocrisy!
Where are his defenders now? Double backflip and pike, degree of difficulty 6.5!
It also took some time and some kicking and screaming before Australia got into the action against the Ebola outbreak. A world-wide problem if ever there was one.
But hey! While we’re in Africa, what is Australia doing to counter Boko Haram? That ultra-Muslim group which kidnapped the 200 schoolgirls? They are still not back with their families, some reports have it that many of them have been sold off and Boko Haram is also engaging in atrocities like beheadings, ethnic cleansing, etc.
Where is the Deputy Sheriff now? Oh, I forgot! The US is nowhere near Nigeria so neither should we!
The Burmese government is engaging in the ethnic cleansing of the Mon people, many of whom are refugees living in Canberra among us right now. (see their tent at the Multicultural Festival in February). Where is the posse now?
Perhaps the American crusade has more to do with mineral reserves than we think or admit?
Perhaps the crusade is about image? Perhaps there are more questions than answers!
And before people criticise me for daring to draw attention to these issues, where are the posters extolling the good stuff? Where is the post which started the conversation with a bouquet for the federal government?