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By Jean S. Renouf I now live in Australia but I’m French. I’ve lived several years in Paris where many of my friends and family members still live. Two of the attacks occurred in the same street where by my best friend lives. His partner’s sister was enjoying drinks with her friends in one of the restaurants were so many people got killed on this tragic Friday the 13th. Luckily she survived.
Okay. I get it. We're at war. It's a war against pure evil. It's a holy war. God is on our side in a battle for the planet. (Sure, we share the same god as the enemy, but they're evil, pure evil, and we're good. That's the difference.)
Australia is now mired in an open-ended $300 million a year debacle in Iraq, with no coherent exit strategy except, apparently, to maximise the risk to Australians that the government's campaign against Islamic State is creating, writes Bernard Keane.
Well, that didn't take long, did it? In northern Syria, American airstrikes were made against the Khorasan network, apparently a rebranding of what is really a section of al-Qaeda.
I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...