Billions spent for vain politicians
The Syrian situation is worsening. Over 40,000 have fled, around 20,000 have been killed. This includes 500 children. 600 people died under torture.
There is only one answer - the overthrow of the evil regime of the dictator, President Bashar al-Aassad.
He inherited this from his father - who was even worse than he is.
The Western powers, exhausted from their interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, are little inclined to send forces in. The Arab league does nothing. Israel is understandably wary – she quite legitimately fears that the Baathist regime could be replaced by something worse.
The UN Security Council is completely impotent. Russia and China have made it clear they will veto any sanctions against the regime.
And Australia? There's not much a middle power can do. This is especially so given that the government has completely run down our defence forces.
But the government is doing something. They're pursuing their useless exercise in international vanity.
They trying to win an election to get a temporary seat on the UN Security Council.
They admit to spending about $23 million of your money for this.
They've actually spent billions. Your billions.
When our foreign ministers Kevin Rudd and Bob Carr should have been working with the Indonesians to stop people smugglers, and to keep the live cattle export trade alive, they were going round the world campaigning for this temporary seat.
We've spent billions in foreign aid to governments in parts of the world where we have few interests.
All in vain attempt to purchase votes. But it's likely that tiny Luxembourg will get the seat that where aiming for.
Luxembourg has the support of the European Union.
With virtually bottomless funds, they can easily outbid Australia.
So why is Australia engaging in this corrupt chase for a seat on the Security Council?
The Security Council is completely impotent. Unless the five great powers are unanimous it can’t act. A temporary seat is worthless. And we’re paying billions to try and get one.
It's just to feed the vanity of our politicians. Kevin Rudd wanted to strut the world stage. Now it's the former premier New South Wales Bob Carr. One of his first acts as Foreign Minister was to threaten sanctions against a friend, Papua New Guinea. It was about a purely internal Papua New Guinea question, the timing of their general election. He did this on television talking to Labour veteran Graeme Richardson.
It's about time Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Bob Carr stopped wasting money in these useless activities
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.