Author: daud-batchelor

Sacrificing national interest in Embassy move

In today’s geopolitics, Australia must balance relations with its largest trading partner China and key defence ally, the United States, at a time of spirited jousting. Maintaining good relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also becomes essential with expanding Chinese power. Significantly, ASEAN has a dominant 67% majority Muslim population. Indonesia is expected to become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2050. Former PM Paul Keating remarked, “No country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. If we fail to get this relationship right … the whole web of our foreign relations is incomplete.” Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslim-majority...

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Islamic Republic of Iran at 40: A critical assessment

The Islamic Republic of Iran, established following Ayatollah Khomeini’s successful 1979 Revolution, has stood as a remarkable polity, surviving for the last 40 years while withstanding widespread opposition. It’s support for Hezbollah broke the invincible aura of the Israeli war machine.  Now, however, it faces its greatest challenge, since due to exclusivist policies, a strong front – the US-Israel alliance and Gulf regimes – gathers seeking its extinction. The suffering of Iranians is high due to the harshest-ever imposed sanctions. An objective assessment, as provided in my book, Comparing Political Systems of Islamic Republics; Pakistan and Iran, finds many...

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Murdoch Media Power: ‘Rolling’ Australian Prime Ministers

Rupert Murdoch’s involvement in toppling Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull seems self-evident. Murdoch flew into Australia on 10 August. By 24 August Australia had a new PM, Scott Morrison. Murdoch had intimated to fellow magnate Kerry Stokes, that Turnbull should be replaced. Stokes called Turnbull warning him that Murdoch and NewsCorp were intent on removing him. Prior to this, NewsCorp commentators began warning Liberals to “stand against Turnbull’s global warming idiocy” and then promoted minority views in the coalition who saw big ‘C’ Conservative Peter Dutton as the solution – and PM candidate. No wonder the Edelman Barometer finds Australians’...

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Britain’s leading role in West African slavery

Britain’s colonial civilisational legacy, often condoned, is tainted by major actions against humanity, which clamour down the ages. These include the New World slave trade, which principled Englishmen such as William Wilberforce ended through their magnificent emancipation ‘jihad.’ However, other programs continued, causing wholesale devastation, such as Britain’s facilitation following the ignoble Balfour Declaration, during its Trusteeship of Palestine, for Zionists to establish a homeland, not in Britain, but on predominantly Palestinian-owned land; and Britain’s covert support in helping build Israel’s nuclear WMD capability. Israel’s existence continues to destabilise the Middle East. Much of Britain’s industrial growth was related...

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Mahomet Allum, Australia’s leading herbalist-benefactor

Mahomet Allum dispensed herbal mixtures and advice without payment but accepted donations and gifted charities handsomely. He claimed the healing gift was handed down in his Afghan family for 400 years. The South Australian Worker claimed that daily attendance at his practise averaged 600 people. Published testimonials confirm his popularity, effective healing and charity.   Perth’s Sunday Times noted: “‘Humanity’s Benefactor’ and ‘Good Samaritan’ are but two endearing terms in which he is referred to by thousands of Australians.” With the reputation of having accomplished many outstanding cures it expected to locate Allum in elaborate consulting rooms. Instead it...

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