Jamie Larcombe And Afghanistan

Jamie Larcombe was a quiet, decent young man from a hardworking¬†and honest family. He lived on Kangaroo Island, as I do. Jamie¬†was a sapper (military engineer and infantryman) in the Australian army. He was killed by insurgents in Afghanistan on February 19th. He was 21 years old. 1,000 people attended his funeral in Kingscote on …

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On The Dishonesty of the Mainstream Media

No blow too low! That could well be the motto of some of Australia’s legacy media outlets. The latest example is the claim that Tony Abbott made light of an Australian soldier’s death by saying ‘Well, shit happens.’ He did say that. But not about the soldier’s death. The claim that he did is simply, …

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If We Are Not There To Win …

Why are we in Afghanistan at all? I noted a few weeks ago: Afghanistan was always going to be a harder fight than Iraq. It is also a fight that must be won – not just for the people of Afghanistan, but for the people of Pakistan. If Afghanistan falls, Pakistan will be in danger. …

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