Don't forget though, I am not against our hard line on boat people - it would be an absolute nightmare if we had armada's of crappy ships landing on the northwest. Besides the fact that we would be unable to cope with them all - to many lives would be lost upon them discovering nothing but scrub and no water.
Mikey, you have pretty much made my point for me. WE DO have an "armada of crappy ships" heading for our shores every week. I can't find the actual figures, so don't quote me, but isn't the actual "illegal" count upwards of 5,000+ each year? (If not more).
Whilst, I do not like the man who is Ruddick, and have disagreed with many of his policies in the past, I totally agree with his hard-line stance in this instance.
You are looking like a total tool in your posts here.
Let's look at them shall we?
This case cleary shows that Australians are inhumane and barbaric people.
Oh right.....because Australia takes a higher proportion of refugees per capita than most other OECD countries, we are inhumane and barbaric. We have taken into our country over the years thousands upon thousands of refugees from countries as diverse as Kosovo, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sudan, to name but a few.
By the way, what do you expect the Norwegian vessel to do? What you have done if you were the captain of the "Tampa"?
Well, I would expect the captain of the Norwegian "flag" vessel to abide by international laws, and NOT enter Australian waters, after he has been ordered not to. If I was the captain of the Tampa (who is Indonesian correct?) I would turn around and make for Indonesia.
I don't really understand what you mean. The whole world is shocked by the behavriour of the Australian government and the Australian people. You are actually breaking all international laws.
OK...name me ONE international law which my country has broken in refusing a foreign cargo vessel entry into my country's waters. JUST ONE....I wanna hear this one.
Australia is extremely inhumane! It really surprises me that a nation built by immigrants can behave this way.
You are right. To some extent. Australia is a country built on immigrants. HOWEVER, these have been LEGAL immigrants, NOT ILLEGALS!!!! You fail to understand this.
They are not on Norwegian soil. You are not on Norwegian soil when you are onboard a Scandinavian Airlines aircraft, and you are not on Norwegian soil when you are on a Norwegian ship. I can't belive you can say something so stupid!
Actually, you are wrong. Technically, if you are on a vessel with a flag of a particular country on it, you are on the territory of that country. Hence, on the ship in this current case, the people onboard are on Norwegian soil.
If that was the case, then Norway is currently occupied by Australia because they sent armed troops onboard the ship against the will of the captain.
Ahh....the first part you are correct on.
Yes, Australian troops are on the ship. But you have to ask yourself WHY? SAS troops were only airlifted onboard the ship, because the captain of the ship decided it was ok to break the laws of Australia, and attempt to enter Australian waters, after being told that permission to enter our waters was denied. So in actual fact, the troops boarding the ship was not against the will of the captain, because he, and he alone, made the decision to break Australian laws, and by doing so, gave up any right of "sovereignty" upon the entering of Australian waters.
The Norwegian government has said that they are ready to take some of the immigrants, but it is impossible to sail them all the to Norway on that ship!
Good, I am glad that Norway has decided to take some of these refugees. Goodonya!
The must first be allowed to enter Christmas Island and then be sent to Norway by plane.
Ummm....a resounding NO!! If the ship is allowed to enter Australian waters, once the Pakistanis (because I do not believe they are Afghanis) land on Australian soil, they will claim refugee status, which kinda defeats the purpose of the Howard Government refusing entry into our waters in the first place.
Where is Indonesia in all of this? Why does no-one question the routine corruption in that country which actually allows these "Afghanis" to use their territory as a jumping off point to Australia. Shouldn't Indonesia be, therefore, responsible for these people?