Only Kevin Rudd would put an angry Islamist and an angry New Guinean in the one room and expect both to walk out alive. But Labor was leaving Abbott another landmine, this time in P-NG.
The Pickering Post reported at the time that P-NG should never ever be considered as a holding, processing or settlement site for illegal arrivals. The only surprise is that Scott Morrison decided to continue with it.
The Post was told early this year that Morrison had asked Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop to broach the subject of processing and resettlement in the Solomons.
Julie Bishop travelled there and did so, but Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo knew the extra millions offered could never justify such a volatile mix of cultures on his shores.
Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Carcasses also rejected the proposal. And it takes a very good reason for those two corrupt monkeys to knock back money!
Morrison was left with little choice but to persist with Rudd’s deal with P-NG’s Peter O’Neill.
O’Neill was the only one prepared to accept a fistful of dollars while being fully aware of the explosive nature of what lay ahead.
So today’s Cornall report on the death of Reza Berati is no more than a resumé of a predictable disaster that Kevin Rudd started and Scott Morrison is continuing with. He really shouldn’t.
Stand by for many more deaths when processed detainees are sent from Manus Island to Port Moresby, as planned.
The ABC and Fairfax in July last year heralded Rudd’s P-NG solution as an “election masterstroke”.
The Post reported the next day: “The truth is that it's a time bomb that will not explode until after the election, it will again be Abbott’s problem. P-NG is a nation of murderous head-shrinking savages whose religion is black magic and voodoo with a sprinkling of bastardised Christianity. It has a currency in pigs. Pigs are an indicator of wealth. As nearly all boat people are Muslim, settlement there is an inconceivable proposition. P-NG’s cities are known as the most dangerous in the world and anyone even considering building a mosque there would find themselves on the menu at the next kukim long paia.”
Security company G4S had hired locals with bush knives who react poorly to the term, “fucking ape!” The discredited Salvation Army also employed locals who aren’t used to turning the other cheek.
If you had to choose a place on the planet an Islamist would rather not be, it would be P-NG.Perhaps that’s the idea. The Pickering Post