Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Australian Foreign Minister Downer Down under

Dear Mouse,

I've been itching to post about Downer's downing comments on Angelo dela Cruz and the pull-out of the Filipino troops. Sassy wrote an article about the Foreign Minister and the issue against him. This blog of mine will now serve as a reaction to her blog. Pag nilagay ko doon, giba ang comment box niya sa haba.

After the abduction of the Egypitan diplomat,Australia was one of the countries in the Coalition group that was warned to withdraw the troops or else.

The Australian foreign minister was quick to blame the Philippines and Spain to have empowered the terrorists. He said that the terrorist group's threat to "create pools of blood" in Australia was a direct result of the Philippines caving in to their demands.

To quote him:

"This is the problem with the Filipino decision, you see," Downer said. "They’ve acceded to the demands of terrorists and within a day or so of the Filipinos doing that, six more people were taken hostage in Iraq." He said "these actions have encouraged terrorists to continue these threats, so now we are subjected, as the Italians are and the Poles and the Bulgarians, from this particular group,to further threats."

CAT says: He lives up to his name DOWNER. If he is going to READ THE NEWS he would find out that Mr. Qutb had led hostage negotiations earlier this month that led to the release of an Egyptian truck driver in exchange for a pledge from his Saudi employer to leave Iraq.Egypt also has promised it will not send troops to Iraq. He referred to the terrorist groups as particular group. Doesn't he realize that there may be three groups that are into kidnapping business in Iraq. One;demanding for the withdrawal of the troops and or release of some prisoners, two: demanding for the pull-out of the companies that are engaged in the reconstruction business and three; one that would like to paralyze the flow of supply from outside Iraq by kidnapping drivers and make money before killing them.

The first group's agenda is to see US out of Iraq. The second group's agenda may be competition-motivated. My theory is..some unscrupulous businessmen-contractors are eliminating business rivals by kidnapping their employees and demand for their pull-outs. To have an idea how much dollars we are talking about here, take the offer for an US offshore job for an international police on a civil police mission in Iraq..the annual package is $ 120,632 free meals, lodgings and transport. The advertiser is a private company that must be supplying non-combatant personnel in Iraq. The 120k is just a cost. Somehow, there is a mark-up for that like any headhunter's commission of 40per cent? The third group's agenda is guerilla war strategy. They isolate communities by cutting off supply from the Source.

So the Australian foreign minister has no business using the Philippines and Spain as scapegoats for his decision to deploy troops in Iraq.

Kasi hindi naman tayo mga goats.

Sabi ni CA t...Meyt, you owe as an apology.

Sana pinakutusan ko kay Spideyman na dala ni Batjay sa Australia.

The CA t


At 8:28 AM, Blogger Sassy Lawyer said...

Gademit kasi, kung walang gera, wala kidnap. Simple. Sino ba me gawa ng gera dun? Eh, di yun ang talagang may kasalanan kung bakit may hostage taking. Dami daming title ng mga yan, kulang naman lahat ang laman sa ulo.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

insecure lang si downer.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger cathcath said...

relax c, ang puso mo.
Sabayan mo ako ng P---na ninyo.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Kanina pinatawag yung Aussie ambassador sa DFA office. She issued a statement na prens naman daw tayo at di kelangan mag-away. Kelangan daw mag- move-on na tayong lahat. It seems her DFA secretary and Howard don't share her sentiments. Also, she did not apologize as requested by our own DFA.

Ang assessment ko, sumisipsip lang sila ke Bush. Kung bakit, di ko pa alam.

At 2:56 PM, Blogger rolly said...

E tukmol pala sila e. Ba't sila sumali sa gera in the first place. Tapos mag-iissue siya ng ganong statement na kasing empty sa logic ng brain niya. O di ba tukmol ang tawag dun.

Naku, baka mabasa ng mga australyano mga blog nyo at mga comment natin, ipa-hostage niya si Batjay sa mga kaibigan niya dun. Sabihin niya, "if you haven't come to Australia, we shouldn't have sent troops to Iraq"

At 2:13 AM, Blogger BatJay said...

gago talaga ang howard the duck administration. kahit yung mga kausap ko down under ay galit sa mga ito. gusto lang nilang maging bully for the region. parang pasikat nila na tough sila on terrorist - pogi points dahil malapit na ata ang elections.

in the sydney morning herald this week - 2 editorial cartoon ang tungkol sa pagiging tuta ni howard kay dubya. matagal na rin namumuro sa akin etong si howard and i've blogged about him (puro mura hehe) last year.

di bale, pag sinuwerte, matatalo si bush this year. and next year, maalis sa pwesto si howard.

At 2:17 AM, Blogger BatJay said...

pero credit sa mga australians - i did not encounter anybody bad mouthing us. during the time na mainit ang mg pag uusap ng aussie at pinoy government, pinapasok nila ako sa australia with open arms and with a smile pa nga. and the aussie people have been great.

pero eto ang ganti natin... if you look at australia ngayon, iba na ang histura niya. majority of the people you see around sydney for instance are asians. sabi ko sa mga kausap ko - beware... in 1-2 generations, we will take over australia. sabay tawang demonyo.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

kaya yata sila galit. nawawala na si Crocodile Dundee.

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