The results were as follows:
Tim Fischer: 30.8%
Gary Bouma: 27.4%
Simon Overland: 26.2%
The Age: 15.6%
"Israel has brutally denied Palestinian rights to statehood in a policy of escalating repression that leaves it increasingly bereft of friends. In the late 1970s, it funded and supported Islamic charities, the precursors of Hamas, as a “moderate” alternative to the PLO. " (source)
James Jeffrey, in The Fisch of Tobruk, wrote:
JUST when you thought the CV of Bhutan booster, train enthusiast, ambassador to the Holy See and former deputy PM Tim Fischer couldn't possibly be extended, he has popped up in Tripoli as Australia's special representative at the 40th anniversary of the Libyan revolution... And he's there in suitably loud company, namely Melbourne's Rats of Tobruk Memorial Pipes and Drums band, who've been doing midnight performances before Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, King Abdullah II of Jordan and others. "They were terrific," Fischer tells Strewth. Fischer and the band will head to Tobruk for the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. (source)
If you thought Tim couldn't possibly get lower in rushing to celebrate with Gaddafi, there's more:
Tim Fischer has been accused by Canberra insiders of meeting the infamous Lockerbie bomber during a recent trip to Libya.
Diplomatic corridors of power are abuzz with talk that Fischer met with the convicted mass murderer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who was curiously released by the UK government on health grounds but has since been air-punching his way around Tripoli at shin-digs held to celebrate his terror attack on a civilian flight over Scotland that killed 270 people. Megrahi was a Libyan intelligence officer who was convicted of 270 counts of murder due to his direct personal involvement in assembling the suitcase bomb that exploded on-board.
The Ambassador, a well-known friend of Arab dictators, was in Libya earlier this month to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of a bloody military coup that put Megrahi’s boss ColonelGaddafi in charge of the oil-rich nation.
Fischer has previously been implicated in peddling unsubstantiated allegations against Israel, including bizarre and spectacular claims that Israel deliberately attacked a US Navy ship. Few outside fanatically anti-Israel and neo-Nazi circles believe the incident was anything other than a tragic “friendly fire” error. Decades after the incident, declassified documents from the US and Israel confirmed that. Tim Fischer remains unconvinced. (source)
It seems the evidence means nothing to Tim in his zeal to discredit Israel and support his jihadi mates:
FIscher was busted by Ted Lapkin for a blatant misrepresentation of history where he alleged that an Israeli attack on the US Navy ship USS Liberty was "premeditated and deliberate" in a letter to the the Financial Review of July 14.
Lapkin wrote: "two years ago, the US National Security Agency released transcripts of Israeli Air Force radio communications intercepts that conclusively proved the incident to be a tragic case of misidentification.
During the course of the attack, two Israeli helicopters were vectored to the scene with orders to pick up survivors. But unbeknown to the Israelis, an American spy plane was monitoring the frequency being used for communication between the choppers and air traffic control.
Transcripts of the Israeli radio traffic clearly demonstrate that the Israelis were convinced that the Liberty was an Egyptian navy supply vessel.
But upon approaching the Liberty, one of the helicopter pilots identified an American flag flying over the stricken ship. The transcripts indicate that this news caused consternation at Israeli Air Force headquarters.
The tapes of Israeli radio traffic, as well as English translated transcripts, are available on the NSA's website.
They are confirmed by Marvin Nowicki, a US Navy Arabic/Hebrew linguist who was on the American spy plane that day, reaffirming the original conclusion of the 1967 US Navy court of inquiry that the attack on the USS Liberty was an unfortunate case of wartime friendly fire.
This material is both conclusive and easily accessed...By resurrecting this long discredited calumny, the only thing Fischer proves is own deep-seated bias against Israel. (source)
A few other snippets you might not be aware of:
- Fischer infamously alleged that Mossad agents stole Malcolm Fraser’s trousers during the notorious episode where Mal was found with his pants down outside a seedy Memphis bar.
- As Howard's Trade Minister, Fischer appalled many with his unauthorised invitation to Yasser Arafat, then leader of the Palestinian Authority, for a state visit.
- Fischer has built up tremendous credibility with Arab military backed dictatorships, funnelling many hundreds of millions of dollars to governments like Iraq through government agencies like the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation. One sweet scam that redistributed hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money to the Iraqi Baathist regime via Australian wheat exports.
- Fischer was responsible for $522 million of taxpayers money being given to the Saddam Hussein murder regime.
- He has been the frequent guest of Arab dictators during and after his term as a senior Coalition minister and Deputy Prime Minister. (source)
All these add up to an impeccable record of dhimmitude.
So let's raise our glasses to Dhimwit Tim, best friend to Islamic tyrants!