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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Canada – why the shock?

Glenn Greenwald:

Canada learns you don’t get to run around for years wallowing in war glory, invading and bombing others, without the risk of having violence brought back to you.

Read the full article re-posted in the Stop the War Coalition here.

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Comment from Kay
Time October 25, 2014 at 7:35 am

Well, if everyone in the West were to totally ignore the sectarian violence and genocides in the Middle East, put up a ‘Berlin Wall’ type of construction right around the Middle East to prevent refugees from escaping through the borders, and just sit back and allow the most violent groups to prevail over all others, then citizens of the West could save a lot of taxpayer money, concentrate on enjoying their very pleasant lives, and avoid any acts of violence against its citizens. Is that the Left’s solution? If so, it sounds a great solution for us westerners! Too bad about the non-ISIS Muslims and other religious groups in the Middle East, though.

As I said, sounds like a terrific solution for the West. Too bad millions of innocent Muslims (and others) will be slaughtered in the meantime. But hey, as long as the accursed West stays out of the Middle East, all will be serene, and the Left will be happy! What a wonderful solution!

I wonder why Obama, Cameron, Harper, Abbott et alia didn’t think of that? Maybe because the idea of ISIS slaughtering all who do not convert to their murderous ideology is somehow just a little bit repugnant?

There is no argument that many of the US’s foreign policies and actions in the past were utterly reprehensible, much of it occurring during the Cold War, when the USSR and the US were busily claiming as many countries as they could to be part of their communist or capitalist regimes. And before the ISIS crisis in Iraq, the US and its allies were all withdrawing as fast as possible from Iraq, and the Middle East in general.

What does the Left believe should be the world’s approach to ISIS? Just let them get on with it?

Comment from Fred
Time October 25, 2014 at 9:01 am

It is a shock when its carried out by a Canadian. If the enemy had come from overseas then that would be a legimate act of war.

When it comes from your own citizens it just shows how destructive multiculturalism is.