Aussie digger Corporal X describes the horror of removing foetid corpses from a hospital morgue in Rwanda
UPDATE, it's such a privilege to operate this website and to receive a note like this.
Corporal X, Rob and their mates were soldiers so they had to follow orders.
Corporal X was just like me, John Anon and the hundreds of thousands of Australians who sign up to put their lives on the line for Australia.
But Corporal X was asked to do some unspeakable things.
We need to hold our government to account and make sure it takes care of our veterans.
Lest We Forget.
(The photo in the audio clip is the 1995 Kibeho massacre in Rwanda, Corporal X was on the first rotation through Rwanda in 1993/94 with A COY 2/4RAR, which converted back to 2RAR of which Corporal X was a member.)
Why is our government so blind?
Minister Payne's official public document on Fatah and Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority says this about our $43M:
Our Aid Investment Plan aligns with the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) National Policy Agenda.
And under the heading Program Highlights, this:
A couple of days ago I send a note to DFAT which called for the cancellation of Australia's $43M taxpayer payments to the Palestinian Territories, led by Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas.
Here's their response.
This US sheriff explains America's freedoms better than most politicians - "We're citizens not subjects"
Fatah is the party of Mahmoud Abbas, the President/Dictator of the Palestinian Authority.
It's to Australia's shame that we will send $43,000,000.00 to the Palestinian Territories this year "in support of the Palestinian Authority's policy agenda".
This is their policy agenda.
Vale Paul Farnes.
Lest We Forget.
The last fighter ace of the Battle of Britain has died, leaving only two of The Few alive.
Wing Commander Paul Farnes died peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Tuesday morning at the age of 101.
Mr Farnes, a hurricane pilot, was one of 3,000 Allied airmen who fought in the Battle of Britain and was the last surviving ace — a pilot who had brought down five or more enemy aircraft.
He had fought in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain before going on to defend Malta and serve in North Africa and Iraq.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, the highest honour for non-officers, and was the only airman fit enough last year to attend the annual memorial.
From the movie Battle of Britain.