Tuesday, May 07, 2013

More on Ghost Ships

National continues to sex up the threat of ghost ships with selective leaks:

A classified report has confirmed that the boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who arrived without warning on the West Australian coastline last month had been sailing for New Zealand.

Unsurprisingly, Farrar is taking this bilge seriously.

Let's turn to NASA to point out what a unbelievably stinking crock of crap this threat is, and why NZ is more likely to get boat people from the Galapagos Islands or South America than some Walter Mitty captain putting against the current from Sri Lanka (as seen from the 1 minute mark):

It's one thing to leak from the top of the Beehive. It's quite another thing to tell the public that it's raining.