Assange drums up support through UN

assangeJulian Assange illegally detained, says UN panel.  So do all his left wing, anti US and useful idiot supporters.

Big deal as he isn’t detained at all.

Other than the rape allegations in Sweden he needs to be brought to book over treason and given 20 to life for the damage he’s done to the West’s fight against terrorism.

Assange’s legal team has argued that the favourable ruling means the Swedish prosecutors — who have yet to charge Assange with any crime, but want to question him over a rape allegation — should revoke the arrest warrant and he could walk free.

It doesn’t mean that at all. He should answer the charges.

But any such move may take time. The UN Human Rights spokesman Christophe Peschoux told Associated Press the application of the group’s decisions were rarely immediate and could take months to be applied. Countries can appeal the finding to the working group.

They can also ignore it.

He is not actually detained as he chooses to hide away in an embassy like a cur.  Thus the whole exercise is just to give Assange some oxygen as he fights his real problem – being arrested and extradited to the US to face charges of publishing confidential documents.

Come on you bastard, if your so sweet and innocent, step out on the street and face your accusers.

 

Loose cannon Lambie

lambieJackie Lambie is attacking the Army for it’s alleged dealings with an SASR Trooper Evan Donaldson and gives General Morrison AOTY a serve and a warning.

“I’m coning after you”, she says.  By now you would be aware that I’m not a fan of Morrison but he is at least educated and intelligent.  Lambie is neither and if she’s backing a case then there is a fair chance she has not done her homework and is simply doing it to attack the Army.

She takes up the case of Trooper Donaldson

After becoming the victim of brutal sexual and other assaults, Evan was seriously injured during a secret training exercise run by the Defence Intelligence Organisation inside Australian territory, involving techniques outlawed under the international convention governing the use of torture.

During the resistance to interrogation exercise, Evan was bashed, bound, bagged, blindfolded, stripped naked, placed in stress positions, deprived of sleep and food for 96 hours and during that time he was sexually assaulted and left bleeding—and we will not go into where

Bashed, bound, bagged, blindfolded, stripped naked, placed in stress positions, deprived of sleep and food for 96 hours. Yep. Code of Conduct course…standard treatment.

In 1968 I was at posted to the Intelligence Centre when it was located at Woodside, SA and acted as staff on what were then called Code of Conduct courses.  NCOs and Officers were given a taste of what Communists would do if they captured them.  Students were bashed, bound, bagged, blindfolded, stripped naked, placed in stress positions, deprived of sleep and food (in my experience they were fed bead and water) for 96 hours (once again, in my experience 72 hours)

Tough, but we were at war and war is tough.  There was no sexual assault and I wonder exactly what Evan experienced that would have him claim assault.  If you strip a man naked and put him in a 4 foot cubed cell (can’t lie down…can’t stand up)with rough gravel on the floor and regularly throw cold water over him (in winter, in Woodside) then in today’s society I guess that would be sexual assault.  It wasn’t then and isn’t now but people’s perceptions do change.

If, on the other hand, he was actually sexually assaulted then people do need to be brought to trial.

My point here is that Lambie is a loose cannon with some military experience.  Diggers are going to her with complaints because they know, being a loose cannon, she will fight for them without to much legal thought and absolutely no consideration of unintended circumstances.

A bit of background on Jacqui Lambie 

She is a senator, a Palmer puppet, mother of two illegitimate children, on a disability pension for ten years, a drug and alcohol abuser, has an abusive father who assaulted a policeman, has a son who has been up before the same magistrate a dozen times (brags his mum), suffered depression.

Lambie  achieved the rank of corporal while in the army but was charged and reduced in rank after assaulting a fellow soldier.

During a field exercise July 1997 she suffered injuries that resulted in severe  back pain. One day away  from   her first operational deployment to  East Timor, in trying on a flak jacket  it was found that she couldn’t bear the weight of the jacket: goodbye East Timor: hello discharge on medical grounds, and claim  for a military disability allowance. The Department of Veterans Affairs deemed she was a malinger – and despite engaging a private observer  to record her performing various household duties (without her being aware?)  they eventually had to accept  her claim.

Bogan tough, not necessarily a bad thing but she definitely has an anti military sense about her and this would make her believe anything negative about the system.

I’m still thinking Loose Cannon, but let’s see how it pans out.

 

More on Morrison, AOTY

Remember the Jedi Council?

‘Friendly fire’: When soldiers survive war, but are massacred on the battleground of Army politics. An article by Robert Ovadia.

It begins;

“Hi Rob, bad news from my front again as I’m back in hospital.”

It was the beginning of a text message I’d received the night before.

‘Hospital’ is where this man had been a number of times since 2013, with mental health issues. This time, though, it’s a ‘hospital hospital’.

“Cut through my wrist but I’m still here,” it continues.

“I’m currently listening to a guy who thinks he is God. All good.”

The ‘PTSD wing’ of a military hospital is a colourful place.

He is a former high-ranking officer in the Australian Army.

Former army chief, Morrison, made a name for himself surfing a tidal wave of support for a brutally eloquent speech castigating men in the army who demean women.

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept,” he famously scowled through words written for him by someone else.

It made him famous. He became an enigma, the enfant terrible of the Australian Defence Force. He spoke at a United Nations conference alongside Angelina Jolie. He became a champion of feminism, the darling of those who swooned at the narrative of the feminist general and now he is our Australian of the Year. Some republicans even suggest he would make an ideal president of Australia, one day.

Not a good recommendation for a man who is supposed to be leading an Army.

Brave military men left to fight in the dark. An article by Miranda Devind

ON the night of Australia Day, last Tuesday, a former lieutenant colonel we will call “Ken” sat in front of his TV and watched in despair as his old Chief of Army, David Morrison, was awarded the honour of Australian of the Year.

Ken drank too much that night and then he tried to kill himself. It was his second suicide attempt since Morrison stripped him of his command, destroyed his career, and publicly shamed him by incorrectly identifying him as a member of the so-called Jedi Council “sex ring”.

Loyalty is supposed to be a two-way street.

And then this appears in today’s The Australian

Former army chief David Mor­­rison is charging up to $15,000 for speaking engagements as Australian of the Year, up to three times more than his predecessor Rosie Batty asked for each appearance.

I’m actually offended by the fact that he is receiving vast sums of money simply because he made a speech denigrating the Army.

Time to go General.

I note in the pic above he is wearing a Stop Violence Against Women ribbon award.  I see your white ribbon general and raise you an Infantry Combat Badge. The ribbon is not a military award and should not be worn on Uniform.  The Generals in the Army I served in mostly had Active service medals and Bravery awards as would be expected of men charged with leading fighting soldiers.

This man sports a white ribbon.

I don’t think I’d fit in today’s military.

UPDATE:  Michael Smith notes the absence of an ICB as well

PS – Morrison calls himself a Veteran.   He joined the Army in 1979 and was commissioned into the RA Inf.   He must have worked very hard to avoid exposure to the ICB over those 36 years.   ICB, no, white ribbon apparently makes up for it.

 

Cat fight

morrisonand kateAfter being  bouyed and lifted by the Sgt Troy Simmonds’ interview we have this embarrassing picture and article as headline news in today’s The Australian.  For those who don’t know, the woman was a man and Lieutenant Colonel in the Army who changed sides. The guy is retired Major General Morrison, named yesterday as the Australian of the Year (AOTY).

She is having a cat fight and isn’t happy that she didn’t get AOTY.

It is supposed to be unifying, dignifying and above reproach. But the freshly minted 2016 Australian of the Year award is embroiled in bittern­ess, recrimination and division with a finalist from the beaten brigade, transgender military officer Catherine McGregor, shooting down the choice of David Morrison as “weak and conventional”.

A rift between RAAF reservist Group Captain McGregor and her former boss, retired Lieutenant General Morrison, the former chief of the army, was aired in a gay and lesbian journal, the Star Observer, as the nation went back to work after Australia Day celebrations.

“He’s on a steep learning curve when it comes to LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) and trans issues, he needs to learn a lot and rapidly,’’ Group Captain McGregor, a former polit­ical adviser, told the journal.

Catherine, nobody needs to be on learning curve about LGBTI issues be they steep or flat.  We aren’t interested in your medical condition and if you don’t believe that try and raise the subject in your local pub.  Shut up about it and go on with your life.  No reasonable person would condemn you for your affliction but we don’t need to hear about it every second day in the  media.

It’s bad enough that the panel chose another activist as AOTY without cat fights from losers.

While the good Sergeant was fighting the good fight his boss, the General commanding the Australian Army, was fighting  for gender equality in a video that went viral as a pidgeon pair with Gillard’s misogyny speech. (Scripted, I might add by Catherine when she was Malcom). It became his claim to fame and it is obviously the main consideration in his selection.

What must  the western world think of us.  Our allies will be sniggering and the ADF simply embarrassed by it all.

 

Sgt Troy Simmonds on Afghanistan

Troy Simmonds joined the Australian Army in 1991 and completed one tour of Somalia, three tours of East Timor, two tours of Iraq and six tours of Afghanistan.

Watch the video and give silent thanks that men like him are watching over us. It’s 30 minutes so if your busy now set time aside to watch later. The video is an AWM production and gives brief mention of Donaldson’s VC.

Enjoy.

Australia Day

I could’ve picked the AOTY by just selecting the last person I would choose for the honour. Well, it used to be an honour and I used to think they were far better men or women than, me but over the last three years at least, it is not the case.

Three years ago we had an Aboriginal whose claim to fame were as follows;

He could play football,
He publicaly ridiculed a teenage girl accusing her of racism, and
He  found it hard to say “I am proud to be Australian” after seeing Pilger’s ‘Utopia’ 

Not proud to be an Australian…John Pilger…Utopia

We then had a woman, a long term victim of domestic violence, who left her young son in the care of the main perpetrator of this violence, whereupon he beat the kid to death with a cricket bat!

My role model would’ve kept the kid away from the bastard, not hand him over for slaughter.

Now today we have a retired General who’s only claim to fame is a speech he gave accusing the military of misogyny telling them if they didn’t like women in the the ADF they should get out. This seemed to be based on the fact that some male soldiers were hitting on some female soldiers. Some cases were criminal or offensive but the rate of such offenses in the military was much less than the civilian rate and anyway, if soldiers commit offences then charge them and if warranted discharge them. You don’t start with the premise that problems are rife when they clearly aren’t. The speech was written by an Army officer who was a man but now claims to be a woman.
FFS

The General says his main points over the tenure of his honour will be domestic violence, diversity, the gender pay gap and the republican movement.

I would like to think the AOTY award would recognize people who had excelled in their field  thus representing what’s best about Australia, not some doom and gloom activist whose whole outlook is concentrating on the minuscule number of hormone driven offences, slaughtered babies or teenage football fans.

Those indigenous of the perpetually offended type call it Invasion Day.  Some fool even had a pic of himself with a banner accusing Cook of invading in 1788, some years after Cook’s death.  Phillips, who was actually the guy who came in 1788 was very fair to the indigenous, tried to help where he could and showed restraint when attacked, but apparently the great unwashed occupying Facebook and Twitter don’t even know of Phillip.  The indigenous have done well from us whities but there are plenty of fools who would wish we had never came; what with our medicine, transport, alcohol, decent and plentiful food, roads, railways, sit down money and money for grants the whole thing makes me think of the Monty Python Sketch on What did the Romans ever do for us?

The Left attack any sign of patriotism.  Flags are a no no as is lamb (currently cooking in my BBQ) and we all  should bow to the God of Multiculturalism.  Most who have come from overseas have fitted in well but the later Muslim wave is a worry.  They will always put religion before nation and seem to go out of the way not to fit in.

Open borders would leave us in a fools paradise and if we’re not careful we well may experience the associated problems in Europe where member nations are asking Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel “What have you done?”

Reminds me of Rudyard Kippling and his poem on the problem;

This was my father’s belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf–
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children’s teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

Makes me think.

But no too much as I have to get the lamb roast just right for tonight’s dinner.  I’m using the BBQ for the first time and all seems well.  Apple pie and custard (my Mum’s recipe) will follow.

I’ll be thinking of what makes Australia great and that’s  a whole lot more than what might be wrong with this great nation.

Have a good day and ignore the whingers.

UPDATE:

Quadrant has more on Morrison’s appointment.

What we don’t hear often are the voices saying that Morrison demoralised the army with his “feminisation” of the service, which scandalously included taxpayer-funded sex-change operations. Or that his concerns about gender-bashing came very late in his career. The enthusiasm for his YouTube clip effectively snuffed out any analysis of the Morrison style: the fierce, almost jihadist fanaticism in his eyes, the tightened facial muscles, what might be taken by some to be a self-righteous vindictiveness lurking in his delivery.

Those who puzzled as to why the Chief of Army needed to deal so publicly with an internal disciplinary matter involving spotty cadets and a hidden video camera might just have glimpsed the unleashing of a political ambition fettered for four decades by military discipline.

And Miranda Devine has a go.

While Australian soldiers were dying in Afghanistan, Morrison was talking about social ­engineering concerns such as gender equity. Fourteen soldiers died between July 2011 and July 2014 in that dangerous and confusing war, when Morrison was chief of Army.

But instead of the leadership that ​soldiers at the frontline may have ​craved, they got flowery speeches decrying masculinity and patriarchy to mark International Women’s Day at the United Nations.

 

GM foods now OK

Leading Anti GM activist apologises.

By Mark Lynas – I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologize for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment.

Full report here

Greens leader Richard Di Natale questions party’s GM food ban

Federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale has partially broken with his party’s policy, saying that he does not believe genetically modified crops pose a significant risk to human health.

Full report here

So, after millions of dollars lost in production and untold numbers of poor people dead from starvation that could have been averted, the insane Greens now say they were wrong.

They need to be a billed for the damage they cause.

Coal mining could be next…nah…they’ll maintain their impracticable stance and cost the country billions.

Should be open season on the bastards.

Peak stupid in The Oz

Stupid letters to the Editor.

It is both bemusing and amusing to read once again about the supposed weakness of wind power being that the wind doesn’t always blow (Letters, 6/1). It doesn’t always rain, but every time I turn the tap on, water comes out.

Stephen Morgan, Carina Heights, Qld

It is bemusing, amusing and frightening that Stephen would even say this in a public forum.  He has his day in the sunshine when The Australian editor selects his letter to publish but unfortunately he most probably did so just to point out to the readers how stupid renewable energy advocates can be.

How embarrassing  for him.

Look up dams and/or reservoirs Stephen and apply it to Wind power.

And….

A group of white Americans occupy government property and get called “militiamen” yet, if a group of Muslims did the same thing, they would be “terrorists”. Go figure.

Peter Long, Gunnedah, NSW

Some of them are Militiamen Peter.  Go on line and read about why they are there before you make everyone aware of how unaware you are.  Oh, and in most cases when Muslims occupy buildings they also slaughter the innocents inside.  It’s called Terrorism.

Go figure.

Well, I think it’s funny

Electric-Cars

Sack Her

MonaShindy

Captain Mona Shindy

When I was serving under the colours if you so much as hinted at a political opinion then the chances are you would be asked to resign your commission.  Professional ADF Officers are required to be apolitical.

Or at least they were .

Not any more it seems, particularly if you are a Muslim.  Captain Mona Shindy (pictured) is the Chief of Navy’s strategic adviser on Islamic affairs.

Strategic adviser on Islamic affairs!  What the hell does that mean?

In a Defence situation Strategy is the art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle but apparently not only has the requirement to be apolitical changed but so has the definition of strategy.

So, is Captain Shindy’s role to advise the Chief of Navy on how to strategically defeat the Islamic Terrorists?

No! It would appear her role is to attack any Australian politician who says anything negative about Islam.  As senior Muslim in the Navy Captain Shindy has been operating  a Twitter account.

From The Australian;

A navy Twitter account has been shut down after its most senior Muslim officer retweeted a counter-terrorism expert mocking Tony Abbott following the Liberal Party leadership coup and backed the Grand Mufti’s ­response to the Paris terrorist ­attacks.

Two reasons to ask her to resign her commission right there in that one sentence.  Publicly Mocking a politician and siding with the enemy.

On November 18, five days after the Paris attacks, Captain Shindy used the @navyislamic account to declare Dr Abu Mohamed was a “righteous & courageous man who categorically denounces” Islamic State and terrorism, tweeting the hashtag #IStandWithTheMufti.

Take her uniform off her and let her #StandwiththeMufti who thinks causative factors such as foreign policy, the media and lack of opportunity were fuelling Islamic extremism.

That is, the West are to blame.

The Chief of Navy and the Minister for Defence need to be questioned by the Media as to how this situation has been allowed to continue.  However, that’s not going to happen anytime soon as the Media most probably think it’s a good thing.  As the ADF continues to march towards political correctness as dictated by the Left they are losing their emphasis on defending the realm.

Sack her!

Bernard Gaynor has a lot more about Captain Shindy but Defence reckons she’s a winner.

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