Australia takes a stand on the live animal trade to Indonesia and Abbott apposes the stand. That’s politics. Abbott taps the Indonesian phone and says ‘shit happens’ and the Indonesians threaten to close the live animal trade. That is gross stupidity.
It is expected that Indonesia will at least threaten to boycott the G20 summit hosted by Australia, and this story, along with Abbott’s tacit approval of torture in Sri Lanka has been picked up by the media world wide (except the Rupert Goebbels media of course).
Australia is being totally trashed by its own Prime Minister. Is there nothing we can do to bring about a return to sanity?