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It is with great sadness that the Department of Defence announces the death of Sergeant Matthew Locke, serving with Special Air Service Regiment in Oruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 25 October 2007.

He is the third soldier to die in combat in Afghanistan, and this day Australia mourns the loss of one of our best, brightest and bravest.

During his service in the Australian Defence Force, Matthew was awarded the Medal for Gallantry, the Australian Active Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Australian Defence Medal, the United Nations Medal with the United Nations Transitional Authority East Timor Ribbon, the Iraq Clasp to the Australian Active Service Medal, the International Coalition Against Terrorism Clasp to the Australian Active Service Medal, the Infantry Combat Badge and the Returned from Active Service Badge.

For gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances as the second-in-command of a Special Air Service Regiment patrol in the Special Forces Task Group whilst deployed on Operation SLIPPER, Afghanistan, in 2006.

During the conduct of an operation, a patrol, with Sergeant Locke as second-in-command, were tasked with establishing an Observation Post in extremely rugged terrain over looking an Anti-Coalition Militia sanctuary.

After an arduous ten hour foot infiltration up the side of the mountain, the patrol was called into action to support elements of the Combined Task Force Special Forces patrol that were in contact with the Anti-Coalition Militia in the valley floor to their north.

After the engagement, Sergeant Locke’s patrol remained in their location and was the only coalition ground element with visibility of the target area.

During the course of the next day the patrol continued to coordinate offensive air support against identified Anti-Coalition Militia positions in order to further disrupt and degrade the enemy’s morale.

During the afternoon, the Observation Post became the focus of the Anti-Coalition Militia who made repeated attempts by day and night to overrun and surround the position.

In one such incident the Anti-Coalition Militia attempted to outflank the Observation Post and Sergeant Locke without regard for his own personal safety, led a two man team to locate and successfully neutralise the Anti-Coalition Militia in order to regain the initiative and protect his patrol from being overrun.

This particular incident was followed by another Anti-Coalition Militia attempt to manoeuvre to attack the patrol Observation Post from another flank.

Sergeant Locke, again with little regard for his personal safety, adopted a fire position that was exposed on high ground which dominated the planned Anti-Coalition Militia assault.

Whilst deliberately exposing himself to intense rifle and machine gun fire from the Anti-Coalition Militia, he again neutralised the lead assaulting elements whilst suppressing other Militia until the arrival of offensive air support.

Whilst still under sustained fire, Sergeant Locke then directed indirect fire to effectively neutralise another Anti-Coalition Militia advance on his patrol’s position.

The courageous and gallant actions of Sergeant Locke were instrumental in regaining the initiative from the Anti-Coalition Militia and allowing the successful exfiltration of the patrol on foot prior to first light the next day.

Sergeant Locke’s actions of gallantry whilst under enemy fire in extremely hazardous circumstances, displayed courage of the highest order and are in keeping with the finest traditions of Special Operations Command-Australia, the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force.

WHO DARES, WINS.

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In what has to be one of the most disgusting,degraded, stomach turning acts of moral equivalence,the moonbats of that “defender of freedom and human rights” Amnesty International sent a press release , asking us to plead for the lives of the Bali bombers.

A stunned silence was heard, followed by a torrent of rage, including at least fifty Australians who would like nothing better than to personally pull the trigger, and send these little monsters to the Hell they so richly deserve.

Myself amongst them.

To add insult to anguish, Amnesty have added that this is in line with the “human rights” of the condemned.

What about the human rights of the TWO HUNDRED they murdered in cold blood, you fucking quisling?????

On 12 October 2002, a suicide bomber inside the nightclub Paddy’s Pub detonated a bomb in his backpack, causing many patrons, with or without injuries, to immediately flee into the street.

Fifteen seconds later, a second and much more powerful car bomb hidden inside a white Mitsubishi van, was detonated by another suicide bomber outside the Sari Club, located opposite Paddy’s Pub

Those fortunate enough to survive the first bomb, died in the fireball that followed.

NEVER FORGET

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NEVER FORGIVE

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Rope.

Tree.

Terrorist.

Assembly required.

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A soldier knows a comrade in arms.

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A soldier knows who he can trust.

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A soldier knows his commanders will never let him down.

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A soldier knows that when he returns home, it will be to a grateful nation.

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They are your brothers, your sisters, the guy or girl next door. They are the ones who stand between you and harm, in all the empty places where they must walk.

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And when their commander in chief stands before them, the rafters shake with their cheers and applause.

Let the politicians bluster and bloviate, the Democrats orate from their bully pulpits…they have forgotten one simple lesson, one that President Bush learned from an early age, one his enemies both at home and abroad will never understand.

A soldier always knows.

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Even CAIR was not ready for THIS….. :)

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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It is night. It is dark..not a star to be seen.. You are aboard a KC10 Extender fully loaded with fuel.

Iran is on your right.A major, big ass thunderstorm is on your left.

You go right, you get shot at.

You go left,the storm will tear you into confetti…if a lightning strike doesn’t turn you into a fireball first….

And then the windscreen starts glowing.

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Whilst the Emperor is busy with the Imperial lineage(and as he isn’t looking :))… and as we haven’t had one for a while, I’m calling an open thread.

Have at it, gentle LC’s and G.L.O.R.’s, remember please, no major cut and paste jobs, a few paragraphs and the link will do. The Royal Broom of Whacking(tm) is always to hand, should any trolls dare to darken our doorsteps.

As always, should any of your comments be caught or killed, the Empress will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

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Floor’s open, and I’m buying :)

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Sydney, my home, is currently being hammered by major rain and storms. Winds up to 80 mph, massive waves, ships broken from their moorings and beached, and tragically, nine dead.

Chopper pilots who will later probably receive commendations for bravery and superb airmanship winched every last crewman off the ship in torrential rain and winds.

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All alive, all safe and sound…all in a day’s work.

Yet not one person is sitting on their ass waiting for the government to come help them. As usual, as soon as the storm hit, THE PLAN was activated.

The State Emergency Services received SEVEN THOUSAND calls for help at the rate of 100 an hour.(The SES is our civilian rescue and civil defence authority, all volunteers)

Men and women, in their offices or in their homes, got up, went to their respective headquarters, got their gear, received briefings and went to work.

They knew their jobs backward..because every situation had been planned for, they had trained and trained and worked and prepared..so that when the time came, they knew what they had to do.

Every situation has a procedure, every unit a plan, every team member knows their task and does it as part of a coordinated effort.

Did I mention that salvage crews are already aboard the ship? That we have a plan for that too?

Where is the Federal Government?

Standing by to lend a hand

Is the Premier of NSW sitting on his ass crying “we need buses”?

Nope, he is in his office being reported to by capable, competent people who know their jobs too.

Oh, did I mention buses? Yeah, we used them yesterday, to grab a couple hundred people stranded when the Central Coast line was cut by a landslide. Took us an hour to organise, but it was an “on the fly” problem, and the major delay was getting to the passengers because the buses had to slow down owing to low visibility.

Even the insurance companies are in on the action, lending a hand

NRMA Insurance Newcastle operations manager Suzanne Jolliffe said the company was able to help customers with emergency accommodation and had sent mobile units to the city to begin assessing property damage.

“We have an excellent track record of helping customers after a natural disaster and we are doing all we can to help those affected by the recent wild weather,” Ms Jolliffe said.

GIO home insurance general manager Lyndell Fraser urged customers whose properties had been damaged to contact the company by telephone as soon as possible, so that claims could be approved swiftly.

“Where damage to property is relatively minor, GIO staff can give immediate approval over the phone for repairs on all valid claims,” Ms Fraser said.

The NRMA, a car association who does a TREMENDOUS job, also have units out on the road for breakdowns and assistance in this weather, and who have probably been a guardian angel to more than one stranded and frightened motorist and their families.

Evacuate a nursing home with only a short notice?


No problem

The State Emergency Service (SES) is moving to safety the residents of the nursing home situated beside the Wyong River. The home has been cut off by rising waters.

“As a precaution those residents are being taken to higher ground,” SES spokesman Philip Campbell said.

Dear Mayor Nagin, the above is cordially offered to you as an object lesson in how to manage a natural disaster.

True, this is not in the same category of Katrina, but you see, Your Honour, that really isn’t relevant.

We have a plan for that.

Do you?

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Source

Those of you on blood pressure tablets, take them now.

Place all breakable objects out of reach. Now.

Read on when you are ready.

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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East Timor.

We fought to make it free. We shed blood and worked for years to give those people a fighting chance. Thousands of Australians risked their lives every day to give the people of Dili a new home, a better place to live.

The rat bastard bombers of Kuta murdered us because we were there, two hundred souls lie sleeping, in memory bright.

Dili.

We built hospitals, schools,we built water systems, we cared for their children as if they were our own…we walked amongst the bodies of those whose only crime was to want independence from the brutal Indonesian government and their “insurgents”..and we swore we would make it right.

We went home when the job was done. We were proud of ourselves. We helped bring an independent nation into the sunlight.

And the UN moved in.

TEENAGE Timorese prostitutes gather just before dusk opposite a hotel on Dili’s waterfront where drivers in United Nations vehicles can be seen picking them up and driving away.

Weep for the children, weep for the future that they could have had, if these inhuman scum had never set foot in their country.

For the love of God , haven’t these people suffered enough????

Some of the 2000 UN police and civilian staff from more than 40 countries are openly violating what the UN promised would be a “zero tolerance” policy towards sexual abuse and misconduct in the deeply religious country, sources say.

Expatriates say a dozen brothels have recently opened in Dili, and that vehicles with UN markings can be seen parked outside them most nights.

When the UN Security Council established UNMIT in August, Sukehiro Hasegawa, then the top UN official in Dili, promised a crackdown on the behaviour of personnel serving in the mission, which includes 1600 police and 500 civilian personnel.

Yes,well we know just what those “promises ” were worth,about the same as a hundred of those meaningless and futile “resolutions” on Darfur, not to mention the venom thrown at Israel and the United States every single day.

The UN headquarters in New York had just received an internal report exposing a culture that covered up perverted and outrageous behaviour by UN staff in East Timor over years.

Like this?

And this?

AND THIS?????

How many more fucking reports will it take for the “esteemed” and “humanitarian” Secretary General to start cleaning the scum off his own floor before he has the fucking unmitigated GALL to open that yap of his about the “poor mistreated souls” at Gitmo??

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Look into this child’s eyes, you incompetent, negligent son of a bitch. Chances are he is already dead. him and millions more..whilst you sup on caviar and champagne

The report said peacekeepers had left behind at least 20 babies they had fathered to poverty-stricken Timorese women who were now “stigmatised” and in some cases “ostracised” by their communities. It also listed cases of sexual abuse of children.

And for each and every one of these “peacekeepers”, there is a special place in Hell, waiting, with their names on the door.

Since 1999, when UN personnel first arrived in East Timor, not one employee has been charged with a serious offence.

The UN will do what it has always done, what it always will do….until we kick their sorry asses out and tell them to take their stinking, corrupt paedophilic “peacekeepers” with them.

It will do……NOTHING

“Peacekeepers”

Rope.

Lots of trees.

MAJOR assembly required.

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Long Tan, El Alamein, Tobruk, Gallipoli, Europe, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq,Kokoda,Borneo, and even on the River Plate, in searing desert sands and stinking jungles,far from home and from all they knew and loved, they fought and fell in all corners of the globe, small in number, yet fierce of heart.

Today we remember their sacrifice,we honour their courage, and we give thanks for the freedom we take so much for granted.

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God of our Fathers known of old, Lord of the far flung battle line
Beneath whose awful hand we hold,Dominion over palm and pine.

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet
Lest we forget
Lest we forget.

The tumult and the shouting dies,The Captains and the Kings depart,
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice,a humble and a contrite heart.

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet
Lest we forget
Lest we forget

Far called, our navies melt away;On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday,Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!

Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget
Lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose,Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,Or lesser breeds without the Law—

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget
Lest we forget

For heathen heart that puts her trust,In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,And guarding, calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget
Lest we forget

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