Afghanistan

Doors closed in Australia, no matter let’s try NZ

People smugglers are giving up on trying to get people into Australia now, the government of Tony Abbott has succeeded in stopping the boats.

The people smugglers though are not to be deterred and are now targeting NZ.

Michael Bachelard at The Guardian reports:

People smugglers in Indonesia are mounting their first credible attempt to ship asylum seekers on the hazardous voyage to New Zealand and circumvent the Abbott government’s Operation Sovereign Borders.

Four men – two from Bangladesh and two from Afghanistan – were caught last month by the Indonesian immigration department in Jayapura, West Papua, on their way to get a boat to New Zealand.

Their capture appears to have stalled, for the time being, a plot to send up to 100 people, but sources in West Java say people smugglers in the town of Cisarua are still advertising for places on a New Zealand-bound boat.

The smugglers are showing asylum seekers a grainy picture, obtained by Fairfax Media, of the boat they say they have bought for the venture, which is larger and sturdier looking than the typical fishing vessel and has covered cabins and navigational antennae.¬† Read more »

Top shot, six dead scumbags with a single shot

This has to be one for the record books.

Six dead taliban ratbags with a single shot.

A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt.

The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast.¬† Read more »

Photo Of The Day

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

© Abbas/Magnum Photos

 Marriage by Proxy

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‘Tis but a scratch, pommy soldier shot through neck but ‘cracks on’ with job in firefight

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They breed pommy soldier tough, real tough.

How typical of the pommy soldier…crack on lads.

Lance Corporal Simon Moloney’s life was saved by friend L/Cpl Wes Masters – who has now been awarded the Military Cross for his bravery.

In the heat of battle with the Taliban, Lance Corporal Simon Moloney was suddenly sent flying to the ground.

He’d been shot in the neck by a sharpshooter as his troop were in the midst of conquering an enemy base.

The 23-year-old cried out for a medic, knowing he had only minutes to live.

Without fear for his own life or waiting for orders, his friend Lance Corporal Wes Masters ran through 300metres of open ground under heavy fire carrying 60kg of equipment to get to him.

His quick reactions saved L/Cpl Moloney and the pair were even able to rejoin the raging gun battle.

L/Cpl Masters, 25, is among more than 100 members of the armed forces recognised in the latest round of military honours.

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Photo Of The Day

Picture: Camera Press

Picture: Camera Press

Bin Laden family vacationing in Falun, Sweden in 1971 Read more »

Friday nightCap

Does this have anything to do with Borat?

Kazakh President¬†Nursultan Nazarbayev¬†doesn’t like the name Kazakhstan.¬†Maybe he will rename the country Wogistan.

“Kazakhstan has the ‘stan’ ending like many other nations of Central Asia.¬†At the same time, foreigners take an interest in Mongolia, the population of which makes up only two million, but its name does not end in ‘-stan,’” he told onlookers while visiting a school in Atyrau,¬†according to his official website. “Perhaps, eventually it is necessary to consider an issue of changing the name of our country into the ‘Kazakh Nation’, but first of all, it should necessarily be discussed with people.” (His proposed name¬†would be rendered as¬†”Kazakh Eli” in English.)¬† Read more »

Help please, my livelihood might be under threat

Michael Field has taken a break from writing poorly researched pieces aboutFiji or whispering the same erroneous information into Karl du Fresne’s ear to write one of the most outrageously stupid articles I have seen in a long time.

The headline makes you think that we are under attack from Drones or that a massive accident has occurred as a result of drones.

Drones

 

Far from the alarmist headlines what ewe find upon reading the article is that it’s actually a story using the press to try and protect one blokes own interests. ¬†Worse he is using his media pals to do it making Michael Field a gun for hire advocating for legislative change to protect his mate.¬† Read more »

Anyone want to work for Helen?

Helen Clark’s ¬†United Nations Development Program, a trough as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon, spends billions, a fair bit of it on inflated wages for failed socialist politicians’ retirement funds.

There is an opportunity for someone to join Chris Carter in the first-class carriage of the gravy train:

“The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan invites highly qualified and experienced persons to apply for excellent opportunities and assignments in the Country Office and Projects. UNDP is looking for competent and motivated persons with a strong believe in the purpose of UNDP and its mandate, who are willing to dedicate themselves to a rewarding career in Afghanistan.”¬† Read more »

Shamed be he who thinks evil of it

via the tipline

I can’t describe this video any better than this:

Please take 4 minutes and watch this short film from Australian soldier Tom Abood who shares his new gratitude for life, freedom, education and home. The video is not graphic and does not contain any violence. It does have a powerful message though.¬†I‚Äôm sure a lot of our fans can relate to Tom whether through their own experience in war or the experiences of friends and family.¬† Read more »

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