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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Asylum seekers welcome

I'm astounded refugee friendly John Howard didn't think of this idea:

"The dictator of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is making a cynical offer to refugee asylum seekers. You can stay here, but only if you live in the No Man's Land created by the Chernobyl disaster."


Blogger Marcus said...

That's a proposal thats just messed up in so many ways.

Mind you, it wasn't that long ago that Pig Iron Bob gave the thumbs up for nuclear weapons testing at Maralinga, South Australia, inflicting radiation sickness upon much of the local Aboriginal population.

It makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with people.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:32:00 pm  
Blogger Pete's Blog said...

Hmmm invite people to spare territory..

Hey lets invite Israel to the centre of Australia.

Similar climate, many speak English, mucha money to pay incumbents, even Pine Gap to pulverise. Not Holy but yer can't have everything.

Not an Arab in sight. No nuclear exchange here - yet.

No problems.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:49:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

it's ironic that you should suggest that gigolo pete,

My ex wife, a film director, was approached a while back about a project which documented how Cetral Australia was at ons stage, considered as a possible promised land alternative. I have no diea abot the truth of this or whether is was just some eccentric Jew with the best of intentions.

Anywone know about this?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:54:00 am  
Blogger anthony said...

Yes, I've heard the same thing, but I cant pin down a souce right now.

See if you can get a hold of some extracts from Herzl's diaries (or any of his work). I think it was Herzl who wanted to see the Jewish state est. in Argentina.

Southern Tasmania was another site, I hear.

A real kick in the face for the die-hard Anti-Israeli's claiming the Zionists had a grand plant to displace the ME Arabs...

And Pete, why would it make sense to displace 6 million Israeli Jews, tear apart the $100b economy and dismantle the state that has been around for 50+ years now?

If you really want to move large amounts of people, why not establish the Palestinian state in central Australia? I can’t foresee much chaos here, the de facto Palestinian state is already morally and financially bankrupt, such a move is going to have little negative effect on the inhabitants.

And not an infidel in sight to offend the dog-fearing modest Palestinian Muslims.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 3:14:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

Andre : I have posted a very lengthy response on the Iran issue. Please find it here ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 4:16:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

Cheers James.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 4:45:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Anthony, A very interesting proposal. Too bad the Palestinians have no one of any stature to suggest anything outside of a holocaust.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:42:00 am  
Blogger Pete's Blog said...


I've put the idea to Johnny Howard and he sees the Palestinian idea as excellent.

Why have 6 million productive Jews competing with Australian industry when you can have a great many (slightly embittered) Palestinians well and truely justifying terror legislation?

I've talked to my business manager and we've bought up every sniffer puppy farm this side of Dapto.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:00:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Tasmania was indeed considered as a Jewish state as was parts of central Australia. I examine this in my book. Madness, of course, though during times of desparation - ie. pre Holocaust in Nazi Europe - many ideas would have been floated.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:14:00 am  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

'Too bad the Palestinians have no one of any stature to suggest anything outside of a holocaust'

Too bad the Israelis have no one of enough moral stature to end the racism that has led to a Palestinian holocaust at Israeli hands.

Of course, both groups have plenty of dissenters who cause disturbing patches of grey in your black and white world and it is those grey patches that we must encourage to grow enough to meet and crowd out the less evolved black or white absolutists like yourself.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 12:57:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Palestinian holocaust? I heard it caused the Palestinain population to decrease from 2 million to over 9 million in less than 60 years.

Can't those Jews do anything right?

Glenn, perhaps you should go back to school and relearn definitions and vocabulary. You seem to have been short changed. You don't even understand color.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 2:26:00 pm  
Blogger anthony said...

Why have 6 million productive Jews competing with Australian industry when you can have a great many (slightly embittered) Palestinians well and truly justifying terror legislation?

Ok Pete, let me get this right- you admit that a Palestinian state poses a terror risk- i.e., giving the Palestinians a state in central Australia justifies terror legislation here- so why is it that the Palestinians should be given a state at all?

Ibrahamav, excellent point on Glenn’s idea of a ‘Palestinian Holocaust’...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:27:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

"Ibrahamav, excellent point on Glenn’s idea of a ‘Palestinian Holocaust’...

I agree that the term Paletinian Holocaust is highly suspect.

Not sure I would agree with the math though. I have no idea about numbers obviously, but if you were to apply that same 60 year rational to the Jewish people, would you not also come up with an appreciable population increase?

Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:07:00 am  
Blogger anthony said...

Andre- if you apply the same rationale, it would not be over 60 years. The Holocaust ended with the defeat of Nazi Germany.

I very much doubt that during the Holocaust Jewish numbers grew.

During Glenn's 'holocaust of the Palestinians', the numbers have, strangly, grown- and substantially.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:27:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Fair enough. I did preface that with my concern about the term "Palestinian Holocaust".

Friday, October 21, 2005 3:32:00 am  

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