Monday, December 2, 2002

First strike and you're out!

The ideology of a super loser? John Howard shocks the nation again. A nation who cannot believe Howard's stupidity following his [complicity in the CIA's false flag operation, the Bali bombing.]

The Bali bombing which was [allegedly] in direct retaliation for his previous remarks towards a first strike on Iraq [but really a CIA false flag call to arms, to bolster support and quell dissent for the Coalition of the Killings resource wars in the Middle East.]

The Philippines are 'shocked' by PM's pre-emptive strike statement and has reacted with alarm at a statement by Prime Minister John Howard in which he said he would be prepared to take pre-emptive military action if that would prevent a terrorist strike on Australia. [Bolster support and quell dissent for the Coalitions of the Killings resource wars in the Middle East.]

The national security adviser in Manila, Roilo Golez, said the ASEAN region has very strong governments. He also said its the 21st century not the 19th."Well, that's a very surprising statement, to say the least, in fact bordering on shocking,"

Mr Golez said. "I can't believe that it would come from a supposed friendly country in the neighbourhood."

The PM's invasion threat has angered Asia Australia's Asian neighbours attacked a "dangerous" claim by the Prime Minister yesterday that he would be prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike on terrorists [sovereign nations] in a neighbouring country if there was no alternative to prevent an attack on Australia [bolster support and quell dissent for the Coalition of the Killings resource wars in the Middle East.]

Indonesia warned Australia not to "flout international law", the Philippines said John Howard's remarks were unwise, and Thailand stressed the importance of national sovereignty.

Mr Howard said he believed any Australian prime minister "would be failing the most basic test of office" if they did not order pre-emptive action if there was no alternative to stopping an attack, [starting to attack] "either of a conventional kind or of a terrorist kind" [imperialist kind or colonialist kind.] Mr Howard said many people were saying international law "has to catch up with that new reality" of international terrorism [international imperialism.]

An Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman responded: "In the fight against terror, no country can act above the law and norms. The change has to be decided by the 190-odd members of the UN and this is not easy." Thailand's government spokesman, Ratthakit Manathat, said any Australian request to conduct operations on Thai soil would require "highly cautious consideration". "Nobody does anything like this. Each country has its own sovereignty. That must be protected."

Philippine National Security Adviser Roilo Golez said governments must work together, not act unilaterally. "It's not wise and it doesn't follow ... the doctrine of peacekeeping and sovereignty," he said. "Sovereignty is not decided by fight, it's decided by right."

Indonesian legislator Alvin Lie said Mr Howard's statement was "very dangerous". "Howard should learn to control himself," he said.

"Indonesia and Australia [n people] are both victims. [Like Afghanistan and Iraqi people are victims.] I strongly support increased co-operation among neighbouring countries to fight terrorism, but not attacks.

"A spokesman for a left-wing Philippines group, Bayan, said his members would now protest against Australia, instead of the United States, and described Mr Howard as a "bully". "That's a very arrogant statement," Renato Reyes said. "It's no different from those coming from the United States."

By Gregory Kable 2 December 2002


UN charter doesn't reflect new self-defence needs: Hill?
The Defence [War] Minister, Robert Hill, says the United Nations' charter needs to be changed to help countries defend themselves against potential threats. [?] [Pre-emptive strikes on soveriegn nation states like Iraq and Afghanistan?]

Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation
"If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person."

Suspicious police are not trusted to terrorise the community
Short memory my friends when just around the corner police were out of control and now you want to trust Police in NSW to be given extraordinary powers to search vehicles, sites and even a general "type of person" in the event of a terrorism threat or after a terrorist attack.

Howard defends terror alert
Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]

Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert
New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.

NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.

When Johnny comes marching home again: 'hoorah hoorah'
Posted on the Resistance web page Bronwyn Powell, an organiser of the youth-led mobilisation told Green Left weekly that "in the face of attacks on civil liberties, it is unfortunate that some union officials have felt they need to submit. It could set a negative precedent for upholding the hard-won right to demonstrate in the street."

Police show their real colours 'blue'
Several thousand people have marched through the centre of Sydney protesting against globalisation and the treatment of asylum seekers. Police provided the protesters with an escort despite refusing to issue permits for demonstrations.

Give peace a chance
PIERS AKERMAN DT 28 Nov 02: JUSTICE John Dowd should be removed from the bench. His crime? Stupidity. In a breath-taking display of hand-wringing sanctimonious morality, Dowd has condemned the State and Federal Governments' anti-terrorism measures, claiming they erode rights and give encouragement to oppressive regimes.

Bills, Bills and more Bills NSW Parliament deep in debt
NSW Parliament is unjustifiable creating intellectual debt, Academics, politicians, judges, lawyers and volunteers.

It is an absolute disgrace to: Undermine civil and democratic rights The event, hosted by a State MP Lee Rhiannon just a week before the meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Sydney, has enraged Police Minister Michael Costa, who said using the House for the event was appalling. Upper House Greens MP Lee Rhiannon is hosting the forum for about 60 people in State Parliament's Jubilee Room on November 8.

The scavengers of terror
The NSW Government is to introduce increased police powers bill. Legislation giving New South Wales police special powers to deal with an emergency terrorist situation [emergency scapegoat situation] will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today.

Greens more of a human touch
What is a real job? Writes Political Reporter Malcolm Farr Daily Tele Article 11 Nov 2002. "It would start if candidates had a CV of real jobs, such as medicine (Senator Brown), or even zoo keeping (NSW Upper House Green Lee Rhiannon ). Which leaves the type of candidate summed up by Kerry Nettle, who was elected a NSW senator at the poll a year ago.

Koch's Skoff Channel 7' Sunrise
Charming when you run some one down like Zanny Begg member of the National Executive of Resistance using the power of National Media and the presenter is opinionated to go along with it.

The Australian Flag - Burn baby burn
If John Howard is not constitutional and racist. If our obligations to human rights are not being upheld, then burn baby burn the Australian flag in protest and start it with little Lucifer like a picture of Bob Carr.

About Protesting &: Corporate media, Ben English and Rachel Morris who spell their names in capitals? [Yes too right! Ordinary people some protesting against the occupation, murder and genocide of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. And you call yourselves reporters? You should hang your head in shame and go get jobs defending those poor innocent people. Shame on you!!!]