…penned for the benefit of our federal government, on a subject of current interest.
This month Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced 75 Australians in Syria and Iraq have had their passports cancelled based on national security advice. It has also been reported that the government has refused to issue passports to another 10 planning to travel to the region.
But why, when it’s now confirmed that Western Islamic militants were being used as “cannon fodder, bombers and propaganda tools”?
Oh, the forces of ISIS are frightful
But some idiots think they’re delightful
Since it’s martyrdom they want to know
Let ’em go, let ’em go, let ’em go!
(Apologies to Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.)