|It is self evident that media smear and fabrication, hostile to Schapelle Corby and her family, has been unremitting. The efforts to present her as guilty, to present black as white, have been never ending. The facts, though, always speak for themselves in support of truth. The Schapelle.Net website presents some of them like this:|
This is the stark reality. It is what must be suppressed, and hidden from view, to stop the public asking those questions... the questions which are too hot for them to answer.
Why have these facts been hidden and suppressed for seven years? Why have the Australian government ignored the blatant and ongoing abuses of her human rights? Why have the Australian media been encouraged to smear and fabricate against an innocent woman? Why have the government ignored the shocking evidence of domestic corruption which is behind her case? Why has a traumatised woman, with serious psychosis, been left to die on a squalid cell floor?
There are two answers, because there were two pressing needs for the Howard regime in 2005.
ANSWER 1: International Appeasement
Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is of strategic importance, and it was already strained when Schapelle Corby was arrested. The Howard/Downer axis in the Australian cabinet would have faced destabilization of that relationship had they confronted the clear and brutal injustice. The stark truth is that they sacrificed an innocent citizen instead, in a calculated act of monumental cowardice and immorality.
ANSWER 2: Domestic Corruption
The criminality and drug syndication at Australian airports was systemic and institutional, and included baggage handlers, customs staff and the police (AFP). That Sydney Airport Corporation Ltd had only recently been privatised, and that it had Howard's former departmental head as its CEO, increased the potential for domestic political damage even further. The Ellison/Keelty axis was acutely aware of this, and managed the situation accordingly.
The cover up and management of the corruption could hardly be more obvious. One example is the Kessing Reports, which documented this alarming situation. The reports validated Schapelle's defence, exposing the staggering level of criminality. However, not only were they HIDDEN from Schapelle and her lawyers by the AFP and government, but Commissioner Keelty, two weeks before the verdict, stated that: "There is very little intelligence to suggest that baggage handlers are using innocent people to traffic heroin or other drugs between states".
Yet, the AFP actually HAD the reports which proved the exact opposite! They also knew that there was a massive drug operation at Sydney Airport on the very same day and at the very same time as Schapelle passed through, in exactly the same baggage make up area. They were awash with evidence and proof of the scale of the problem, but told the media, and thus the Bali court, the opposite.
Yet this... this is just one example from many.
Schapelle Corby was sacrificed to hide appalling corruption, and to protect reputations, careers, and commercial interests. She was sacrificed to appease a foreign state and protect investments. These creatures signed a death sentence on an innocent woman, and then effectively orchestrated a media campaign against her to cover their tracks.
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
All this has been known for several years and is largely self evident. However, self evident isn't enough when facing the agenda and organs of a state, including its media.
The betrayal of Schapelle Corby represents the worst kind of political corruption and supporting criminality. It is the grotesque sale of a human life for self interest. It is the flagrant disregard of human rights. As such, it needs to be researched. It needs to be professionally investigated. It needs to be formally documented and proved.
The good news?
The periodic rumours are true. This process has been underway for two years, and it is now well advanced. A dedicated project team, from across the world, has worked every hour, often under cover, and in some cases at personal risk.
The result will be a direct and detailed exposure of the truth... the truth which the government and establishment have hidden for all the years of Schapelle Corby's brutal torture. It is the terrifying truth of what a self-interest government is prepared to do to one of its own citizens.
When finally complete, the project will be released globally, at a time which is in Schapelle Corby's best interests. This will be announced via the People For Schapelle Newsletter, and the following Twitter account: http://twitter.com/schapellegate/
But this is only the start point... it is the point at which People For Schapelle members and good people everywhere will be most needed. We will have to take it to the world. We will need to bypass the Australian government and create a viral tidal wave of truth... a truth that must free Schapelle.
All of us will have a serious role to play in getting the material to every government, every corporation, every newspaper/broadcaster, every humanitarian organization, every citizen, every colleague, every friend, every associate.
We will be Schapelle's army, marching under the banner of integrity and compassion, and using the sword of truth to fight for her. Every one of us can do our bit.
It isn't a cliché.... we are all Schapelle has... we cannot fail her. We won't fail her. Failure is not an option.
Perhaps think about who you can contact and send information to. Perhaps gather email addresses. Perhaps get more people to join the People For Schapelle Facebook group. Prepare.
In the immediate term though, public and political awareness of her horrific reality in Kerobokan remains essential. There is a list of actions that can help to do this, here:
Some of these sound mundane, but for Schapelle they are critical. We must keep the candle burning. We must make them realize that Schapelle isn't going to be shoved under the carpet to die alone, on a squalid cell floor. We must make them realize that there are thousands prepared to confront them for her, if necessary.
Let's get to work, let's build the group and community, and let's be the voice that they have taken away from Schapelle.
Thank you for thinking about her, and thank you so much for caring.
People For Schapelle
Further People For Schapelle developments will be announced throughout the SchapelleGate network in due course.