New Aussie Prime Minister Called Syrian War “Baddies vs Baddies”


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Secretary of State John Kerry used the statements from the leaders of two countries to make a case that there was some kind of international consensus.

One country was France. The other was Australia.

Unfortunately for JFK III, Australian voters tired of Labor looniness just booted the man behind the quote leaving Kerry dealing with another Prime Minister with a whole different approach to the Syrian Civil War.

Tony Abbott, who is likely to become Australia’s next prime minister on Saturday, has been labelled a graduate from the “John Wayne school of international relations” over his description of the Syrian conflict as a war of “baddies versus baddies”.

The prime minister, Kevin Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat, likened Mr Abbott to John Wayne, saying the comments showed the opposition leader was not ready to represent Australia on the international stage. Mr Abbott, a former boxer, once claimed his favourite movie star is John Wayne.

After all the mockery, Australian voters chose John Wayne over Kevin Rudd. And that leaves Kerry dealing with Abbott, who is being careful of the US, but unenthusiastic.

Would-be prime minister Tony Abbott has signalled that if he wins Saturday’s poll, Australia will take a cautious approach to international affairs, saying that as a middle power Australia should not “be getting ideas above our station” in considering involvement with a possible US strike on Syria.

Appearing on ABC’s 7.30, Mr Abbott said “we have to be very careful, because if we break something, we own it”.

“I don’t think we should be getting ideas above our station, ” he said.

“Let’s face it, we’ve had extensive Western interventions. We had intervention in Iraq; I supported it, but a lot of people would question its wisdom and its outcomes, we’ve had intervention in Afghanistan, again I supported it; a lot of people would question its wisdom and its ultimate outcomes … We have to be very careful because if we break something, we own it.”

And Mr Abbott came under fire from social media when he suggested that asylum seekers fleeing the violence should seek refuge in nearby countries including Iraq.

“They’ve got Lebanon, they’ve got Jordan, they’ve got Turkey, they’ve got Iraq – any person person fleeing Syria winding up in Australia would be in much the same situation as Hazaras and others who are coming by boat at the present time and our position very clearly is, you should come through the front door, not through the back door.”

John Kerry meet John Wayne.

Finally Australian conservative columnist Andrew Bolt on what Abbott’s victory really means for the left.

This is a victory over a cultural elite that mocked him and Labor, which vilified him as a “misogynist”and bigot.

It is particularly a victory over the green movement, which Abbott fought from the day he won the Opposition leadership four years ago.

He beat Malcolm Turnbull by one vote on a promise to fight Labor’s plan to price carbon dioxide emissions.

Labor, which gave us the carbon tax it promised not to, has now been smashed for cheating voters with this useless hit on power bills, as well as for recklessly spending borrowed billions and weakening our borders.

Labor deserved to lose but it took Abbott to spot where it was weakest.

Abbott used the carbon tax to destroy Labor and will now destroy the tax itself.

  • http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.fr/ Rita

    It might be also worthwhile to note that the Australian Greens who were in bed with our socialist government we (the voters) just sacked, are even more virulent Jew Haters than the Greens elsewhere. Second in their nasty anti-semitism only to our now thankfully EX ! foreign minister, Bob Carr, whose lips are literally brown from kissing you-know-whats of the UN. He sooo much wanted to sit among the snouts at that particular through. I hope our new Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and his highly intelligent new Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, will send this discredited organisation, the UN, packing. (They – the UN – should have their HQ in Teheran anyway).

    • objectivefactsmatter

      I share your excitement. Congratulations.

      The world spiritual epicenter for the UN is ironically located in Syria. Maybe we should move it there physically as well as part of our “peace initiative” and “response to red line violations against the world.”

      • http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.fr/ Rita

        The porkies at the UN through could put their snouts where their money is and figure as “human shields” for the forthcoming bombing so favoured by the Nobel Peace Prize holder, Obama.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          They’ve already discovered the successful method of putting their snouts where our money is.

          • http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.fr/ Rita

            Sad and true, but LOL :)

  • ObamaYoMoma

    He’s right…they are baddies vs. baddies, and instead of intervening, we should be applauding!

    Moreover, there is no moral equivalence between non-Muslims and Muslims. Thus, if they want to use chemical weapons to kill other Muslims, then we should let them.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      if we let them enslave people, cut off arms for stolen bread and so forth, why is this nebulous “chemical weapons” claim now finally sufficient to mobilize “the world” with Western standards of laws of war?

      This is very obviously a pretext for the Sunni jihadi in the Whitehouse to come to the aid of the Sunni caliphate movement at the global Sunni-Shia salient in Syria. The global salient for the Jihadi vs. West war is in nearby Israel. I’m sure that’s part of their near-future planning as well.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Good to see Abbot win as PM.
    Not a complement to equate him with John Wayne.
    Wayne did not serve in WWII because he had an owie on his knee, a football injury but could make movies along with making money off of the war movies he made
    while not serving.

    • Larry Larkin

      John Wayne tried to enlist, and was rejected by the Army on medical grounds. It wasn’t the only one in America, or in Australia, who had the same thing happen.

  • Jakareh

    I say to Prime Minister Abbott: Good on you, mate!