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Wednesday, September 27, 2006


The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has again lied to the Australian people. In an effort to position modern terrorism effecting Australia before Australia’s involvement in the invasion, and the resulting fiasco that is the occupation or Iraq, he has stated that because the Bali bombings happened before the invasion of Iraq, Australia’s involvement could not have been the reason why Australians were targeted at Bali.[1] This is an utter deceit.

The deceit is compounded by the way Howard attempts to reinforce this proposition by suggesting that the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 1993 and the subsequent attacks on the WTC on 9/11 were also proof that ‘terrorists’ were targeting Australia by virtue of Australia being a close ally of the US – before Australia’s involvement in Iraq.

First, while the Bali bombings of October 2002 indeed were before the invasion of Iraq, it was only just. It was well known where Howard, despite his denials, stood with regard to Australia’s forthcoming involvement with the US in Iraq. Certainly all Australians did – at the time there were massive demonstrations in Australia imploring Howard not to allow Australia to become involved.

Secondly, to suggest that Australia in 1993 at the time of the first attack on the WTC was closer as an ally to the US than any other nation around the globe thus rendering us as targets now because we are ‘western’ is also a deceit.

The reality that Howard can’t accept is that his personal alliance with Bush – not just Australia’s alliance with the US – has put Australia firmly on the so-called terrorists’ map. Howard’s suggestion that Australia is targeted simply because we are a ‘western’ nation is a lie.

Howard is also attempting to perpetuate the lie that he only knew what the US intelligence people were telling him about Iraq’s WMDs. He says: “Some of the intelligence agencies that were involved in this assessment were telling us, telling the administration and through them, us and our intelligence agencies, that Iraq in 2003 had weapons of mass destruction.” True, but some of the other intelligence agencies, including some of our own,[2] were telling a different story which Howard chose not to listen to.

The Lying Tyrant Howard can spin it whatever way he wants but when it comes time to write the history of the Howard era he’ll find that historians will soon reveal his dishonesty and deceit .

[1] AAP, ‘Howard welcomes declassified material’, The Australian, 27 September 2006. Available online:,20867,20484551-601,00.html Accessed 27 September 2006.
[2] See Andrew Wilkie, Axis of Deceit: The story of the intelligence officer who risked all to tell the truth about weapons of mass destruction and Iraq, (Melbourne: Black Inc., 2004.)


Alex said...

God what a sack of shit HoWARd is. Let's not forget that Australia helped invade Afghanistan too. Sent about 300 SAS troops, air-to-air refueling tankers, Navy frigates, two Orion electronic intelligence gathering aircraft, and F/A-18 fighter aircraft for Diego Garcia.

Anonymous said...

Lies, lies and more lies. That's all any gov't ever does. The US gov't claims they protect the Constitution, instead they routinely violate it. The US gov't violates the 1st Amendment by detaining protestors, banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wiki, and firing 21-year BYU professor Stephen Jones because he scienitfically proved explosives, thermite, in particular, took down WTC buildings. The US gov't violates the 2nd Amendment by consfiscating guns during Hurricaine Katrina. The gov't violates the 4th Amendment by illegal wire-taps. The gov't violates the entire Constitution by starting 2 illegal wars based on lies.
Final link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)

Anonymous said...

there is a brave man named hugo,
who went and delivered his say,
he called a sick moron the devil,
and swished all the sulfur away:

The elephants all were afflicted,
the donkeys all started to bray,
but i just relaxed and reflected
"thanks hugo for making my day!"

how about little jonny toe-rag?

like a bandage full of maggots on the hoof of lucifer, you don't get much tinnier than that, or do you Phoney bLiar?

Anonymous said...

A few more Howard lies

1. We will not sell all of Telstra, we are now coming to the 3rd and final stage of selling all of Telstra.

2. There will be no GST , there now is

Anonymous said...

So true Damian.

I used to be in the forces and still know people who are. Prior to that lying sack of shit admitting we'd be going into Afghanistan and Iraq, many were recalled from leave and future leave was cancelled. It didn't take Einstein to figure out what was about to happen. Also, you don't "preposition" fuel-tankers, warships and aircraft, and get your troops all in line without a reason. We all know what that reason was. As for Special Forces, they were in Iraq even b4 the shit hit the fan - positioned quite nicely to protect the oil pipeline, as I recall, so yes, I would almost guarantee they've been snooping around in Iran, along with SF's from other countries (including the one that can't be named...)