Calls for resignations are a day to day occurrence in Australian Federal politics at present. The vast majority are about PM Tony Abbott. However in my view Attorney General George Brandis is a far better candidate for instant resignation, if not actually expulsion. Here I list the numerous ways some might feel he has brought the position of Attorney General into absolute disrepute.
Articles from Peter Garcia-Webb
Israel’s aggressive apartheid against Palestinians has reached unprecedented heights during the last few weeks. The excuse might be the upcoming election, but the changes will not be reversed no matter who wins or loses. The events have been met by a deafening silence among Western governments and media alike. They are only concerned with anti-Semitism, whether real or simply Mossad driven propaganda.
So, there is to be a spill. Needless to say the media are having a circus. However there are some very important frequently asked questions that never seem to have answers, let alone frequent answers. Here are the 17 most important.
Generally speaking, human beings do not sew their lips together nor do they eat razor blades. Five hundred people will not stop eating just for something to do on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The response from the Australian Government is muted without a psychopath as the Minister.
A video showing two men killing a policemen on a Paris boulevard is a fake. Not possible a fake. Absolutely a fake. And since that is a lie supported by both the French Police and Government, the next question has to be, what else to do with the Paris shootings is also a fake?
Two streams of evidence are available showing that the video is an act, and not all that well produced either. Why was the video taken and why was there no blood?
As part of the furore following the recent signing by Mahmoud Abbas of the Rome Statute, Israel has asked US Congress to withhold financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. The grounds are that the recently signed $1.1 tn US Federal Budget Bill contains Limitations under which the payments to the PA may not be made. To save you plowing through the 1600 odd pages of the Bill, here are the two references in the Bill that restrict the way the funds can be used.
If all proceeds on time, Mahmoud Abbas will be able to present a request for the Hague to investigate Israel war crimes on 1st April, April Fools' day. A fitting date despite the fact that Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank don't have much to laugh about. There are any number of pathetic April Fool Jokes involved in the whole sorry affair.
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President Barack Obama has taken the use of sanctions to new heights, or dismal depths, depending on your point of view. His latest foray is against North Korea. Because according to the FBI, they were stupid enough to give enormous publicity to a film that would otherwise have been a ignominious box office failure.