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Live and let die in the Pacific

Even the bleeding hearts from the ranks of our Latte sipping friends must realise that on this issue the public are entirely unsympathetic to the hunger strike by detainees on Nauru.  Especially when the majority of those detained there are from Sri Lanka which ended its civil war  years ago.

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Of course there is “No hope” on Nauru that is the point of detaining people there and the essence of its deterrent value. It saddens me to see people there suffering, however they all have the option of returning to their country of origin at any time, instead they try the futile emotional blackmail of the hunger strike.

Cheers Comrades

Frankly when they commit the sort of crimes against the English language evident in their sign maybe we don’t want then here anyway

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5 Comments

  1. deknarf says:

    Arrrr! Youse an arrd man Iain! But, even as a wee widdle lefty I’m disclined to have sympathy for those who play games like hunger strikes and rioting.
    One view: Should they make it to Australia then they are transferred to a non-Australian offshore centre where there are already applicants going through the process of coming to Australia. One of the applicants from the centre is immediately granted access to Australia and the person is swapped for them. I suspect that a few of these exchanges (well advertised) would put a stop to boat arrivals fairly quickly.
    But I’d really like to see a half decent debate on resolving the refugee issue based on the premise that a soverign country has the sole right to determine who should immigrate into the country.

  2. Damian says:

    Iain, I guess your comment about Sri Lanka is based on what you’ve read at Andrew Bolt’s blog, but seriously, do you actually know anything about the Sri Lankan civil war?

  3. kman says:

    ” based on the premise that a soverign country has the sole right to determine who should immigrate into the country”
    Any country that doesn’t have control of it’s borders or the sole right to determine who comes there is just a dream come true for the Greens.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Deknarf

    Arrrr! Youse an arrd man Iain! But, even as a wee widdle lefty I’m disclined to have sympathy for those who play games like hunger strikes and rioting.

    I have long believed that it’s never wise or proper to give in to blackmail and this is what all of this hunger strike business amounts to. Frankly I say let them die of they wish because if a few do so and the government stands tough the others will realise the futility of following their lead. (How is that for being arrd?)

    Damain
    because I’m no as much a fan of disaster porn as you I admit to not being as familiar of the details of the very nasty civil war waged on the island of Ceylon however one does not need to be a genius to see that the civil war is over with the very nasty LTTE very soundly defeated, and rightly so IMHO. Likewise I know that things are not perfect there either. That said the war has been over for three years and how much longer is it going to be used as an excuse to extort an immigration outcome from us?
    And BTW NO Bolt columns were harmed used in the writing of this post

  5. Sam says:

    As an Iranian Refugee ,I ask Australian government take thougher measurements for all boat people.99.5% of boat people iclude Iranians Are not genue Asylum seekers .Real poltical people in middle east are in prisons, and ofcourse, They can not come to Indoneisa
    and find a people smuggler to take them to Australia

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