Thanks to Mullah
More gobbledegook from Australia’s Â dear leader:
“It’s important that we are in a conscious discussion and a conscious process to evolve options for regional institutions in the future rather than just sitting back and waiting for big problems to emerge.” Kevin Rudd
“Too racist to discuss”- Andrew Bolt
The successful interdiction of the Merchant Vessel Ocean Lady by the Canadian Forces was based on advanced intelligence, most probably aided by law enforcement agencies in Toronto. This has no doubt helped Canada prevent a major terrorist infiltration. When the ship attempted to enter Canadian territory on 16 October 2009, the Canadian Navy patrol frigate HMCS Regina was working with law enforcement and intelligence agencies to interdict the ship. Investigations to date have revealed that Ocean Lady is a ship owned and operated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE)…
It has emerged that the militarily defeated LTTE have not disappeared, but rather they are dispersing. The most popular destination areas for their fighters and supporters will be well known terrorist safe havens such as Canada.Â Other target areas for their fighters will be Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other European countries. According to figures from Sri Lanka, 10,000 or more LTTE fighters and supporters have been identified and are being held, but a few thousand have escaped. As such, we can expect that literally hundreds of individuals will want to escape to countries such as Canada. More>>Terrorists on boats
And then this:
To be honest, I thought – and said – Christopher Monckton was exaggerating a bit in claiming the the United Nation’s Copenhagen meeting on global warming would negotiate the creation of a new world government:
At Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed…I read that treaty. And what it says is this, thatÂ a world government is going to be created. The word “government” actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity. The second purpose is the transfer of wealth from the countries of the West to third world countries, in satisfication of what is called, coyly, “climate debt” â€“ because we’ve been burning CO2 and they haven’t.
We think of them as being concerned with some sort of environmental treaty. That is far from the case. The negotiations now ongoing toward the Copenhagen agreement are in effect diplomacy at the most profound global level. They deal with every aspect of our life andÂ they will infuence every aspect of our life, our economy, our society.
Mark Steyn rightly asks;
Did you know every aspect of your life was being negotiated at Copenhagen?
Three questions for Kevin Rudd:
1. Which of Australia’s sovereign powers will this treaty take from us?
2. How much will this treaty cost us?
3. Are you really going to sign it?
KEVIN Rudd’s concept of an Asia-Pacific community by 2020 has been canvassed at the weekend’s East Asia summit in Thailand together with a rival vision from new Japanese leader Yukio Hatoyama.
East Asian leaders meeting in Hua Hin yesterday discussed the broad regional architecture, with the Prime Minister promoting his plan both at the formal leaders’ meeting and in a series on bilateral discussions.
“What I detect across the region is an openness to a discussion about how we evolve our regional architecture into the future,” Mr Rudd said yesterday.
“It’s important that we are in a conscious discussion and a conscious process to evolve options for regional institutions in the future rather than just sitting back and waiting for big problems to emerge.”
Mr Hatoyama’s plan is for the creation of an East Asian Community based firmly on the existing ASEAN regional institutions, which could exclude the US.
“You might ask Mr Rudd if his idea is more of an institutional approach than a functional approach,” Japanese government spokesman Kazuo Kodama told journalists at the summit.
Mr Rudd also took the opportunity to lobby regional leaders on his plan in a series of bilateral talks with heads of government from South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and The Philippines.
Mr Rudd also announced Australia would provide $50 million to help deploy civilian experts into disaster and conflict zones in the Asian region.
“The government will create a register of up to 500 Australian specialists who will be able to be deployed overseas at rapid notice.
“They will be drawn from both the public and private sectors,” he said.
Mr Rudd also confirmed the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement, signed this year, will formally come into force on January 1.
The agreement between the 10 ASEAN economies and Australia and New Zealand brings closer together 12 regional economies, with more than 600 million people and a combined GDP of $3.1 trillion.
Mr Rudd said the agreement would cover 20 per cent of Australia’s two-way trade, worth $112 billion, and eliminate tariffs on 96 per cent of our exports to ASEAN nations by 2020.
The FTA covers tradable goods as well as services, investment, intellectual property and e-commerce.
The nations covered by the AANZFTA are the 10 ASEAN member states: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
On Saturday, Mr Rudd met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to discuss the proposed Asia-Pacific community as well as the upcoming Copenhagen climate summit and bilateral issues, including the case of Stern Hu, the senior Rio Tinto executive held in detention by Chinese authorities since early July.
Mr Rudd said the Hu case was the subject of “intense and continuing discussion between the foreign ministries of China and Australia”.
“My purpose in raising these matters today was simply to highlight the fact that this was a continuing matter of concern to Australia, and I will continue to do so in the future,” he said.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday that bilateral relations with Beijing were getting back to “business as usual” in the wake of the Hu case.
“Whilst we’ve had some significant tensions in the relationship, we believe very much in the last month or so things are getting back to business as usual, and that’s a very good thing with a very important relationship,” Mr Smith said.
“We continue to urge the Chinese authorities to bring this matter to a conclusion as quickly as possible, to expedite it.”