THE AGE censors informed comments about refugees & Australia's complicity in US Alliance generation of 20 million Muslim refugees
The Age recently published an article by humane Australian writer David Marr entitled “How did this boat get so close to the coast?” about the December 2010 Christmas Island tragedy in which possibly 40 refugees perished as their boat was dashed to pieces on the cliff (The Age On-line, National Times, 16 December 2010: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/how-did-this-boat-get-so-close-to-the-coast-20101215-18ya6.html ).The Age published 142 comments (all but 9 anonymous) about the article but evidently did not want its readers to read my carefully researched comments on “cause and effect” in this disaster:
"Excellent, humane article by David Marr.
Missing from public "cause and effect" discussion is who created about 20 million Muslim refugees in the first place, the breakdown being roughly 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans, 2 million Somalis and 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan by US Alliance war policies.
Former PM Kevin Rudd described those trying to find a safe haven for desperate Muslim refugees as "scum of the earth who should rot in hell". How then does one describe the Zionist and neocon warmongers of the US Alliance responsible for generating over 20 million Muslim refugees?
Also ignored in "cause and effect" public discussion is what the refugees are fleeing. Post-invasion violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories (ignoring Occupied Somalia, Occupied Haiti, robot-bombed Pakistan etc) total 0.3 million, 2.5 million and 4.9 million, respectively, these estimates being consonant with post-invasion under-5 infant deaths of 0.2 million, 0.8 million and 2.6 million, respectively (UN Population Division data; Google Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide).
Violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths associated with the US Alliance War on Terror now total 8 million as compared to 5-6 million Jews killed in the Jewish Holocaust (1 in 6 dying from deprivation; see Professor Sir Martin Gilbert's "Atlas of the Holocaust").
The annual death rate is 7% for under-5 year old Afghan infants under US Alliance Occupation as compared to 4% for Poles under the Nazis and 5% for French Jews in Nazi-occupied France in WW2. Reality: US Alliance and Australian holocaust commission and holocaust denial."