I knew they were stepping up the war in Syria the instant I saw that little boy in the surf.
Boom, a crisis even in Australia, oy vey such a crisis itz. You'd think we have people pouring over our border here. Except we're on an island continent which has no border. To be panicking wildly, itz, we must. Let's run around waving our hands screaming maniacally without being certain what it is exactly causing us to scream.
I would be willing to bet that refugees of all ages have been drowning in the surf off Europe for decades. All of a sudden, it's important.
Every single article in the papers here in Australia ends with a small paragraph, almost an afterthought, about how Abbott will now step up bombing and airstrikes. Like a footnote. This looks like the start of a war but it is being framed as the drowning of an infant refugee. Still ... it looks like another war being started.
This stuff works because Lord Enki built the Lulu to have no soul and no mind of it's own. With wires cut between the left and right hemisphere of the brain that poor critter doesn't know its left from its right. It only knows what you tell it to think. Right now the authorities are telling it that we must open another front somewhere. This is an emergency. Strangely enough, the war that led to the crisis itself was also an emergency requiring us to act without thinking. They will be bringing up the rearguard here with the first Typing Corps and Pundit Offensive. You may be leading the charge. We all have to do our part.