The recent spate of allied deaths in Afghanistan, including an Australian last month, has led to increased calls for Australia to withdraw its troops from this un-winnable war. Recent polls have already indicated that Australians generally are not interested in continuing to support the war in Afghanistan but with the upsurge in deaths last month the call to get out has got louder.
Despite public opinion going against him, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd continues to insist that Australia’s ongoing support of the allied effort to kill as many Afghans as possible is somehow in Australia’s interests.
And, just to prove the point, right on cue, Australian police and security services launch a huge raid against Somali and Lebanese ‘terrorists’ in Melbourne who were planning to bomb an Australian army barrack.
Prime Minister Rudd can now stand before the Australian people and say “I told you so”.
While the West bombs Islam, Islam will bomb the West – or at least the West will make it look like Islam wants to bomb the West in order for the West to continue bombing Islam.