Remember Pandaroo? Remarkably, nobody was ever arrested

IF we had a truly adversarial politics for things that matter, the Sunday Telegraph’s article on dirty tricks in the Daniel Duggan case would have resounded for days. That’s because if a Nixonian Mark Dreyfus really did encourage reporters to break the law to besmirch Mr Duggan (an Australian who hasn’t been charged), it would be shocking. The allegation should be referred to the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the Attorney-General should be asked in the House if his obloquy-by-proxy was requested by his US handlers. Any foreign interference in legal proceedings would constitute – or, at the least, approximate – espionage. Remember, disdain for sovereignty and the rule of law, plus the use of friendly media hacks to smear political enemies, are hallmarks of the crumbling Biden ‘administration’ – the most venal in American history. Alas, the only real contest in Australia when it comes to the United States is resolving which major party cozies up and toadies the most. Always a dead heat.

Ah yes, Pandaroo. Answering a question on notice about the “China Defence Relationship” by then Senator Stephen Conroy in 2016, the D-o-D straightforwardly inventoried “strategic dialogue, practical cooperation activities, personnel exchanges… training and educational exchanges.” (Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Additional Estimates, page 172 – PDF). If training Chinese personnel 12 years ago is a crime retrospectively prosecutable, why hasn’t the AFP arrested ministers and generals for training hundreds of them as recently as 2019? In 1942, brave young Japanese submariners had to make their mark on the Harbour the hard way. They weren’t invited.

Meanwhile, husband and father of six Duggan languishes in a supermax while China-owned traitor and deadbeat Hunter Biden is given a princely furlough by the same US ‘law enforcement’ agencies trying to extradite the former to a banana republic. This is a disgrace whose stench wafts about the offices – and, to a considerable extent – the person of the Attorney-General. Earlier this week, an attempt was made by Department of Justice hooligans in Washington to jail Devon Archer before he could testify before the House Oversight Committee on the rapacious treason of the President. This alone – leaving aside the bribery-peppered Ukraine war narrative – is a wake-up call to those who still think this is their grandfather’s USA. It really isn’t.

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7 Responses to Remember Pandaroo? Remarkably, nobody was ever arrested

  1. Lee says:

    I see that the allegations against Duggan have a statute of limit of limitations long since expired.

    Just like the allegations by New York DA Alvin Bragg against Donald Trump.

    Mark Steyn is 100% correct about the U.S. “justice” system – particularly the DoJ – being utterly corrupted.

  2. NFA says:

    A timely reminder and a great ‘editorial’, C.L.

  3. NFA says:

    Thank you.

  4. Lee says:

    That should be “statute of limitations.”

  5. Lee says:

    The thing which probably shocks me the most is that the U.S. DoJ is so brazenly politically partisan.

  6. calli says:

    a wake-up call to those who still think this is their grandfather’s USA

    Anyone paying the least attention would have realised that in 2020, Jan ‘21 at the latest.

    All the world has changed since grandfather eagerly awaited the US Navy appearing at his lonely Pacific outpost outrunning the Japanese, or my father cheering the young GIs in the train on their way to camp at Warwick Farm.

    But no country has had such a rapid fall from grace. Long in the making, all it has taken is the bubble of geriatric scum to rise and burst into the Oval Office.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Maybe Bob Carr could help.

    Calls grow for Albanese to ask Biden to end the US pursuit of Julian Assange (Sky News, 1 Aug)

    Calls are getting louder for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to speak in person with US President Joe Biden over ending America’s pursuit of Julian Assange. According to former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr, Assange’s American partner and the person who delivered information to him, Chelsea Manning, had her sentence commuted. “The American partner of Assange has been allowed to go … but America is still quite cruelly, under the circumstances, pursuing the Australian,” Mr Carr told Sky News Australia. “Americans only understand a case if it’s put to them firmly, with confidence and a bit of strength.”

    Of course “firmly, with confidence and a bit of strength” does presuppose a backbone.

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