The Washington Times reported today that a senior United Nations diplomat said testimony from gassed victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-racked nation. 

Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions, but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

It was reported last week in the Pickering Post (when hysteria was at its highest) that Uncle Kev should settle down… there would be no bombing of Damascus. 

Since then the UK government has voted down any move to take military action against the Assad regime. Obama is now backing away from a military strike.

Tony Abbott at the time said extreme caution should be used because it is difficult to tell who are the goodies and who are the baddies. 

Abbott was right! 

Rudd was wrong in suggesting an attack from the West was imminent and all expats should leave Syria.

At the same time Uncle Kev suggested Abbott’s foreign policy experience was limited and he should not be trusted with such important matters.

It now appears the opposite is true… Uncle Kev obviously has no comprehension of what is happening. 

For Uncle Kev’s benefit, a few facts:

Russia arms and supports the Assad regime.
Russia has nuclear warships based in the port of Tartus.
It has withdrawn personnel in anticipation of a US strike. 
Firing missiles into Damascus would necessitate a Russian response.
It would also invite an Iranian response.
It would necessarily embroil Israel.
In fact it would ignite the whole of the Middle East which is already explosively teetering on all-out warfare.

The Syrian rebel army is made up of a rag tag bunch of Al Queda operatives who are attracted to any form of civil unrest.

It is entirely possible, even likely, that the rebels have gassed their own people in order to suck the West into the conflict. They have been begging for US involvement, so far without success.

Now that the Obama Administration has stopped hyper-ventilating and started weighing the complexities of this insidious Syrian war, it can look at more responsible responses.

If guilty, and that's by no means certain, Assad can be charged under the War Crimes Act of 1996, drones can take out installations, further sanctions and embargoes can be imposed. 

But to fire missiles into Damascus could well result in World War III.

It appears the foreign policy credentials of Tony Abbott’s are far more credible than Uncle Kev’s.

In marked contrast Abbott’s measured response did not seek to politicise the hideous deaths of hundreds by gassing.

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Australia, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

DiamondDave
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DiamondDave

It’s a gas alright, this whole thing is starting to make some sense. http://armstrongeconomics.com/2013/09/05/behind-the-curtain-why-syria-must-go-it-is-gas-this-time/

MalBotfield
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MalBotfield

Australia and other nations should not get involved in Syria, it is internal and they need to sort it out themselves. This also includes Russia pulling their head in too.

Matt3578
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Matt3578

Obama and Rudd have both been big let downs. They promised so much but never delivering and both have under their governments racked up the biggest debt levels ever seen in each country. Obama only won the last election because the republicans put up a morman as to lead them and that was never going to win an election. If I was a yank I would have voted Obama as well. Can’t stand mormans.

AllenKeyes
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AllenKeyes

I don’t know who gassed those poor buggers but surely this possibility was easily foreseen? Don’t Prime Ministers know anything about history, or is that why history keeps repeating itself? Surely Kevlar has heard the stories from WWI about the Empire desperately needing the USA to enter the conflict, that put the responsibility for the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, which did bring the USA into the war, at the hands of Churchill and not the Germans? Perhaps the Syrians know more of their history than Kevlar.

peter888
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peter888

Thanks Sandra! I enjoyed reading your post too. There should be promotion of good family values, but where do we see that!?

GeorgeGoring
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GeorgeGoring

What’s with the gays wanting to redefine marriage? A zebra is not a horse with stripes. It’s a ‘kin zebra !! Have all the relationships you want, with whoever and how many you like, but if it ain’t a member of the opposite sex, it ain’t marriage, by definition. And another thing. Why is it that all their public displays are couched in their sexuality ? It’s almost as if they can’t opend their mouths without appearing to be on a recruiting drive. I’m a red-blooded Aussie, (used to fuck for Australia, captain-coach) but didn’t dress and talk like I… Read more »

cryptonium
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cryptonium

DJT I respect your opinions and am aware of the studies. I have difficulty trusting academics as quite often the findings are skewed the way they want to get the result they want. Global Warming findings immediately come to mind. The scientists can not agree on the outcomes of studies which presumably should be based on similar data. Like some of the other posters I find the practice abhorrent and seeing a recent television article on the alarmingly high incidence of rectal cancer in the homosexual community helped me come to the conclusion that homosexuality is not a lifestyle I… Read more »

Oigle
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Oigle

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

Matt3578
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Matt3578

Obbama has backing from congress. Obama says he only has to have proof chemical weapons was used which means any side can use it and the regime will be attacked. Rebels are likely the ones using it and they get the US to back them. US says they won’t get approval from the UN. Are they mad ? Do we really want to be alined with such a ruthless country as the US is these days. I rather be alined with the Brits. They are more like us than the US.

AngelaSpaapen
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AngelaSpaapen

When you denegrate you remove the ability to work together co-operatively.That is the great strength of Western Society.Notice that all societies that restrict 50% of their creativity and productivity are backward and insular.Let’s not forget,though,that men and women are different on so many levels,it’s almost like Nature is playing a joke here by making us SO different and then saying,co-habit and reproduce for the survival of your species.But that is part of the fun of Life,to learn and love and most of all enjoy this wonderous thing called Life.Let’s not forget our Biology,for 5million years we have been successful as… Read more »

Albert
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Albert

They knew last week who is yesterday’s man

whysoserious
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whysoserious

Why should gays be let off the hook, they too should have to suffer the JOYS of marriage as do us hetros !
….which reminds me of the great Indian Chief Running Bull,
when asked why he called his wife ‘FIVE HORSES’,
he said…nag, nag, nag, nag, nag.

whysoserious
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whysoserious

I do feel sorry for the missus and the kids. I’m pretty sure it’s no fun LIVING with a sociopath. We are all lucky, we’ve only had him running, or should that be ruining our country.

whysoserious
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whysoserious

LUV IT !

SandraElmington
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SandraElmington

peter888 – good posts. I agree with you on all. Homosexuality is a complex. so as complexes are natural, as you say, men (and women) at times might feel like fucking every good looking thing that comes along, BUT… shit happens eventually as a result. Thats why we made boundaries and laws, so people wouldnt get so hurt. Motive is not far away from making murder illegal. Eventually the ‘complex’ ends up hurting someone. Cant be bothered going on about it. Its pretty basic stuff. Summary is – complexes are natural, and the better man or woman generally works through… Read more »

Albert
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Albert

He’s totally deluded and unfortunately many people have paid with their lives

7C-Boots
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7C-Boots

Too Right Ivanhoe Put IT to an Overall Public Vote – as DJT says I reckon the answer would be `NO”

peter888
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peter888

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/EnvironmentalHealth/21882 …… A BPA Study on hormones and the affect on the body.

peter888
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peter888

And another perspective, the BPA that is unnecessarily used in packaging, it affects hormone levels, does that affect a person’s sexual desire. There is millions of articles on this, I’m sure none dare mention that it could increase homosexuality in the population, but could it? – “Increased exposure to a chemical common to food and drink packaging predicted higher testosterone levels in men, suggesting the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) effects endocrine changes in men, data from a cohort study showed.”

7C-Boots
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7C-Boots

yes it seems that is an agenda of feminism these days

peter888
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peter888

Just because people can do something, or have the desire to do something, doesn’t mean you should do it. Just like shagging every woman you can, you don’t do it though, you’re married and it’s inappropriate. So, should gays and others that indulge in non man/ woman sex, reconsider their lust to have sex with the same sex, animals and children. I think they should, my opinion. Just thoughts!

cryptonium
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cryptonium

Maybe having homosexual descendants was part of Eves punishment for eating the forbidden fruit. The ultimate hurt for any parent.

cryptonium
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cryptonium

Geldings try to refresh their memory occasionally. Have got a doubtful alpaca, could be the result of an unsatisfactory boat trip.

cryptonium
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cryptonium

Smartgirl, Kevs gay son votes. so he’s fair game? Thank you..

Albert
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Albert

twright, homosexuality is normal, natural however they represent a smaller number of humanity throughout history. In Iran they hang 14 year old boys suspected of homosexuality. Some Churches think they are ‘possessed’ so they do an exorcism
tw, you haven’t seen male horses who hang out together

Corporalselwyngeorge
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Corporalselwyngeorge

the only callouses he would have not on his hand but on his arse maggott

Chook
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Chook

WTF

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