phi in the sky: aug 7, on air in t-minus 15mins

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– give it all away…: zen master, alan watts
–: snordster
– secret of enlightenment : terence mckenna
– overthrowing governments 101:  Ken MacDermotRoe, In Context, MDR Productions

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phi in the sky: july 31, on air in t-minus 35mins

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Australia joined 2003 Iraq War solely to boost ties with Bush – army think-tank

Australia joined 2003 Iraq War solely to boost ties with Bush – army think-tankThe Australian government joined the widely unpopular Iraq War in 2003 – deploying troops, warships, and combat aircraft – solely to boost its relationship with George W. Bush’s White House, a declassified Australian army paper has revealed.

A report, written by Dr. Albert Palazzo of the Australian Army’s Directorate of Army Research and Analysis (DARA) between 2008 and 2011, was accessed by Fairfax Media and cited by the Sydney Morning Herald. DARA is a branch of the Australian Army Headquarters and serves as the Army’s think tank

The 572-page declassified document provides enough evidence to prove that then Prime Minister John Howard joined former US President George W. Bush in invading Iraq only to strengthen Canberra’s ties with Washington.

It also gives insight into how the political decision to enter the unpopular war was made – Howard’s statements about enforcing UN resolutions, combatting global terrorism, and contributing to the post-war reconstruction of Iraq were dismissed in Palazzo’s report as “mandatory rhetoric.”

Eventually, Prime Minister Howard and the then Chief of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) General Peter Cosgrove were unwilling to accept the prospect of high casualties among the soldiers deployed to Iraq.

“The government was uncomfortable with the prospect of losses due to the possible negative effect on the domestic political environment,” the report said.

Australia, nonetheless, deployed a very limited number of troops and assets, which were often incapable of carrying out any noteworthy combat action. However, sending a sustainable and combat-capable contingent was “secondary to the vital requirement of it just being there.” Ultimately, such policy made some US military officers ridicule the Australian commitment, calling it “a series of headquarters.”

The US wanted the Australians to provide a reconnaissance battle group consisting of light armored vehicles. Lieutenant-General Peter Leahy, who was then chief of Australian army, actually pushed for them to be sent to action at the time, but “Cosgrove pushed back,” finding the “manpower requirement too large.” Consequently, the only significant Australian force on the ground in Iraq was the SASR, Australia’s equivalent of the famous British Special Air Service, because the Army was not prepared to fight against “even a mildly competent opponent,” Palazzo wrote.

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IICSA child sex abuse inquiry public hearings under way

A former child migrant has called for an inquiry to “name the villains” responsible for the sexual abuse of British children sent overseas.

Thousands of children were relocated to Australia and parts of the British Empire up to 1974.

Many experienced “unacceptable depravity”, the first hearing in the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales has heard.

One migrant, David Hill, called for perpetrators to be “named and shamed”.

Meanwhile the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has apologised and referred itself to the information commissioner after mistakenly sending out confidential information relating to abuse victims.

‘Beyond the law’

Mr Hill was 12 when he was sent with his two brothers to the Fairbridge Farm School in Western Australia.

He told the hearing: “We’ll never be able to undo the great wrong that was done to these children.

“But what is important to the survivors of sexual abuse is where this inquiry is satisfied with the evidence – name the villains.

“Many of them are beyond the grave and therefore beyond the law.

“But it would bring a great deal of the comfort to the people who as children were victims of these people if they were named and shamed.”

Inquiry counsel Henrietta Hill QC said claims of “systematic sexual abuse” in institutions and work environments would be heard throughout the inquiry.

The children, she said, were sent without consent of parents, wrongly told they were orphans, and denied basic details about their family backgrounds during their future lives.

For the government, Samantha Leek QC said: “Child migration is wrong. It should not have been sanctioned or facilitated…

“The lifelong consequences for those involved are a matter of deep and sincere regret.”

In 2009, the Australian government apologised for the cruelty shown to the child migrants.

Britain also made an apology in 2010. The apology contained no specific mention of sexual abuse.

Half-empty deportation flight to Afghanistan highlights ongoing issues for Germany

Half-empty deportation flight to Afghanistan highlights ongoing issues for GermanyIn what has become a regular occurrence in recent months, a deportation flight bound for Kabul, Afghanistan, took off from Germany with less than half of the expected passengers on board.

While 50 people were scheduled to be repatriated, “in fact, only 18 got on the flight,” Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate was quoted as saying by The Local.

“There are always a few who don’t turn up because of different reasons – health reasons, successful applications for urgent rights protection of which there are three cases here… Others go into hiding or seek asylum in churches,” he added.

“That’s why the government has initiated several measures, including for example no longer announcing such flights in advance,” Plate confirmed.

This is the third wave of deportations since December as part of an ongoing, Europe-wide effort to alleviate the refugee crisis. A flight from Germany to Afghanistan in December 2016, when the current phase of the repatriation initiative began, had 16 of 50 passengers disappear.

“We sent home 80,000 last year whose asylum applications were rejected – that’s a record… And the number will rise again further,” Peter Altmaier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff told Bild in an interview.

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