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April 28, 2008

If it's true that Australian universities are in on the conspiracy to overturn western civilisation and turn us all into terrorists, then recent developments suggest that we're totally stuffed. Nobody can save us now.

That worthy outfit known as the Australian Federal Police, the Keystone Kops, Keelty's mob and various other titles were reportedly routed in their attempts to nail a terrorist when Kevin Andrews spoiled it all by cancelling Haneef's visa. A wonderful opportunity for trying their surveillance techniques was disappointingly ruined for political reasons. Why any coalition source would think now would be a good time to leak this is anybody's guess. Maybe they're trying to get it out of the way while things are as bad as they can get.

Or maybe someone at Keelty's end is responsible.

As it happens, security and terrorism are popular themes today, Monday, big day in the media cycle. Coincidentally hot on the heels of the MTV Australia awards, where the Chaser's APEC stunt won Best Television Moment.

Oh, and the charges against the team were dropped because you can't reasonably charge somebody with going into a high security zone unauthorised when police waved them in.

It's unclear at the moment whether the terrorists have won, or the Chaser mob, or Kevin Andrews, or The Australian, or the Saudis, or perhaps Brian Burke. The only certainty is that the terrorists are coming, as they have been since time immemorial, and we're totally unprepared for them.

| Posted by Lyn at 4:25 PM | | Comments (7)
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In some sense a True University genuinely committed to the promotion of Universal values and Wisdom would undermine many of the ideological/structural supports of the Western GAZE and its lust for power and control---all dressed up with the slogan of "freedom".

Lyn,
the Federal Police under Kelty really do have an unhealthy obssession with Haneef.

John,
that kind of university has gone. It's been replaced by a corporate one that operates along business lines.

Gary,
True, but you can't blame them considering they've spent so long trying to meet the expectations of a government which had an unhealthy obsession with terrorism. The terrorists are coming narrative needed the AFP to produce a bona fide terrorist, but it took too long and became an electoral handicap.

Keelty really should be replaced to restore some public confidence.

John

The notion of "universal values" is itself racist and imperialist. Think about it. ;)

John,
I have. That's why I've gone post-modernist.

OK Gary, I'll bite. But you will have to explain this causal link to me very s-l-o-w-l-y as I'll be buggered if I can work it out on me own.