Monday, September 14, 2015

Tony Abbott Threatens Peace, Sacked the Next Day
"Readers of Taki’s Magazine must be itching for a bit of good news in the midst of all the rubbish being talked about the refugee crisis in Europe. Well, here it is: Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is now the first leader of the anti-Assad coalition to admit that Western intervention in the Syrian civil war was a massive cock-up."
...and then he was replaced by a "Republican". No election necessary!

Mr Turnbull first rose to international prominence in the mid-1980s as the brash young lawyer who represented Peter Wright, a former senior British intelligence operative with MI5, who took on the British government in the famous Spycatcher case. Mr Turnbull succeeded in blocking Britain's attempts to prevent publication of Wright’s memoirs.But the case marked the beginning of a prominent career in which he made millions as an internet entrepreneur and Goldman Sachs banker before turning his attention to becoming prime minister. An MP since 2004, he is one of Australia’s wealthiest politicians and lives in Point Piper, one of the nation’s most exclusive suburbs, with his wife Lucy Turnbull, a former lord mayor of Sydney.

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