Aussie hate all the rage in Indonesia
- JOHN LEHMANN
- THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
ABBOTT VOWS TO REPAIR RELATIONS WITH INDONESIA
AUSTRALIA’S $30 million gift of four military aircraft to Indonesia is in jeopardy as anger over the spy scandal boiled over yesterday, with protesters burning photos of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and hurling eggs at the Australian embassy in Jakarta.
Officials from both countries were due to gather at the RAAF base at Richmond on Tuesday to hand over of four Hercules C-130H.
- MORRISON PLAYS DOWN INDONESIA DAMAGE
- AUSTRALIAN FLAG BURNED AS FURY EXPLODES
- TONY ABBOTT WON’T APOLOGISE TO INDONESIA
Indonesians activist burn the Australian flag during a rally in front of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta / Picture: Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty ImagesÂ Source:Â Getty Images
Meanwhile, down under we are still allowing savages to run wild
A Message to the Youth by Br Bilal Merhi at an Islamic Conference, 2013 Sydney:
But Defence Minister David Johnston’s advisers said the handover would be delayed as the department had not received any official correspondence from Jakarta over whether they would accept the gift.
“The advice we have is that it is likely to be postponed,” a spokesman said.
The cargo planes have already been painted with Indonesian insignia and RAAF pilots have been training up their Indonesian counterparts for several months.
In Jakarta last night more than 1600 police armed with riot gear and tear gas were on high alert outside the Australian and US embassies to repel hundreds of hardline protesters massing after Friday prayers.
Protesters burn an Australian flag during a protest outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia / Picture: AAPÂ Source:Â AAP
“Our nation has been insulted by Australia. Let’s attack them,” shouted one of the protesters from the militant Kommando Perjuan Merah Putih (Red and White Fighter Commandos).
While throwing eggs and burning images of Mr Abbott and an Australian flag, the protesters called for war with Australia and demanded the Australian ambassador, Greg Moriarty, be expelled.
Indonesians are angry over reports Australia’s former Labor government tapped the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife in 2009.
Since the row erupted Indonesia has halted co-operation on people smuggling and the sharing of intelligence. Military exercises in Darwin are also on hold.
Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer said Mr Abbott should “extend a friendly hand to President Yudhoyono”, but not apologise or confirm the bugging occurred.
Kevin Rudd denied the Indonesian spying scandal was an issue for him.
Julia Gillard said President Barack Obama’s approach to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over a similar bugging scandal set the benchmark for a diplomatic response.
Who gives a rats ass what this insufferable tart says?
Protesters spray paint the words ‘Go To Hell Australia’ on a street during a rally in front of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta / Picture: Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty ImagesÂ Source:Â Getty Images