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Post time 2008-4-9 15:14:09 |Display all floors
Australia 9th April 208

Senator Brandis said that while he didn't condone violent protest, he hoped pro-Tibet protesters succeeded in bringing the Olympic torch relay to a premature end.

"I hope the protesters do win. Let's remind ourselves what the protesters are protesting about, the protesters are protesting against genocide of their people," he said.

Wow. This makes Sarkoleon and Merkel look positively tame.

Is this the language of a government which has so much business trade with China and is looking to expand this?

Or is this just another dumb ignorant bloated politician out to make himself look grandiose?

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Post time 2008-4-9 15:50:17 |Display all floors
When it comes to Western politicians, you wonder if anything they say or do is for the good of the people in the electorate or the goddamn votes themselves. Take Nancy Pelosi and this random guy for example, China provides a perfectly safe and sound medium to spout random inflammatory attacks for them to get known and advance their otherwise short-lived careers as a  MP/congressman etc.
Such tactics will guarantee some votes from ppl with vested interest, whilst hiding their own fears/inabilities to address more at home first hand issues.

It's always easier to shift attention to the outside. It is a common political tactic that has existed for a long time.

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Post time 2008-4-9 16:02:15 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2008-4-9 15:14
Australia 9th April 208

Senator Brandis said that while he didn't condone violent protest, he hoped pro-Tibet protesters succeeded in bringing the Olympic torch relay to a premature end.

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So confused why they do not even feel ashamed of themselves by farting like that.

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Post time 2008-4-9 16:22:03 |Display all floors
Here we go folks, the boycott tirades have begun in earnest over here.

Olympics great Fraser's Beijing bombshell

   

April 9, 2008 - 4:39PM

    When you hear the Tibetans tell their terrible stories about what the Chinese Government has done to them, and what their forces have done to them, it is just awful

Dawn Fraser.

Dawn Fraser.
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Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser will make her own protest over China's treatment of Tibet, refusing to attend the Beijing Games in August.

It will be only the second Olympic Games the four-times gold medallist has not attended since making her Olympic debut in Melbourne, in 1956.

"As a spectator, I am making my own statement by not going," Fraser told AAP.

"I support the Tibetans [but] I don't support the violence that the protesters are creating.

"It's a shame it's taken place during the torch relay but I don't think it will dampen the Olympic spirit at all," she said.

China should also never have been awarded the right to host the Games on account of their human rights record, she said.

"Mainly because of the human rights and what they've done to Tibet.

"When you hear the Tibetans tell their terrible stories about what the Chinese Government has done to them, and what their forces have done to them, it is just awful."

The future of the international Olympic torch relay is now in doubt after pro-Tibetan demonstrators shadowed the Olympic torch relay as it progressed through Europe, violently clashing with police and officials on the streets of London and Paris this week.

Local interest in the Games will remain strong even if the International Olympic Committee cuts the torch relay short, Fraser said.

"Here in Australia we are sport mad and we will watch the Olympics [on television] whatever happens in China," she said.

Athletics legend and Olympic torch relay-runner Ron Clarke has weighed into the debate, saying the International Olympic Committee should not give in to protesters by cancelling the relay.

"That just encourages (them), every time they have a torch relay or have an Olympic event the best thing to do is to attack it and get more publicity,'' Clarke told AAP.

"I think (the torch relay) adds to the prestige of the Games, I see no reason why it should be cancelled.''

Clarke, who lit the Olympic cauldron in Melbourne 52 years ago, will run in the Australian leg of the relay on April 24.

He said he had no concerns for his personal safety during the event.

"The AOC (Australian Olympic Committee), I've got complete confidence that they can make certain that there won't be any personal attacks on any of the torch-bearers,'' he said.

Fellow former Olympic swimmer Susie O'Neill has also spoken out over the torch controversy, saying the relay had been hijacked by protesters and should be scrapped.

"Everyday, everybody is talking about the Olympics but you've got bad publicity. So I'd probably just scrap it if it was me," O'Neill told ABC radio today.

"In retrospect I suppose it was pretty obvious that it was going to happen, [but] I just get a little bit angry when people use the Olympics as their protesting forum. It's so removed from politics."

The torch relay will continue in San Francisco tomorrow.

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Post time 2008-4-9 16:45:26 |Display all floors
It is difficult to truly believe how an Australian would dare to even utter the word, genocide.

Statement of Facts:  wsws.org

Aborigines were forced out of their traditional homes, hunted like wild animals, poisoned or shot, and confined to the harshest and most desolate climes. The effect of British settlement upon these people led to near extinction within 120 years.

Even though no official figures exist, estimates of the Aboriginal population (of Australia) in 1788 range between 250,000 and 750,000. By 1911 the number was 31,000. Aborigines have only been included in the National Census since 1971.  (THEY ONLY STARTED COUNTING IN 1971)

The report's timing is significant. Its release coincided with the first of the “stolen generations” legal actions brought against the Commonwealth and State governments by Aborigines who were forcibly removed from their families.

Lorna Cubillo and Peter Gunner are seeking compensation from the Commonwealth government for injuries received after they were taken from their families in the 1940s and 1950s.

As recently as the 1940's to 50's children were being taken from their parents.  !!!!!!!!?????????

If these people don't understand China then they at least have a duty to know their own history.
Where is the boycott of Australia because they have a racist past.  Stealing a whole country and killing the population.  I suppose because of this it makes their politicians experienced to critcize anything they want.

My apologies to any Australians, but this is pointed at the people who represent you and in the same way as I would decry the idiots who run my country.  I have been to Aussie many times and have good friends in both Aus and NZ.  Go the ABs.

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