Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chan and Sukumaran

It seems both Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will face the firing squad in mere hours and there seems little our Gov't can do about it, moreover here's why. 

France also has one of it's citizens awaiting execution his name being Serge Atlaoui, and in spite of the French Governments best efforts he too will meet the same fate as the Australians. This is telling because France has considerably more international clout than Australia.
  • It is a superpower in terms of the EU
  • A member of the powerful G7 economic bloc and
  • One of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
This is not to suggest that we as a nation are a pushover indeed, geographically speaking we are the superpower of the region and have significant trade ties with Indonesia.

Still, French President Francois Hollande can do little, and his pleadings for clemency are falling on deaf ears as are those of both our Foreign Minister and Prime Minister.

Indonesia's intransigence on this matter has been both frustrating and deplorable...

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