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Recent news stories about the US Military establishing bases on Australian soil have again created a mis-trust between the Australian Government and the Australian people.

The most obvious question that comes to mind is – ‘would America allow Australia to set up military bases on US soil?’

The answer would be a nuclear “NO”.

And yet, the Duchess and her Defence Minister Mr Smith – are out there trying to convince the Australian public that these US military personnel and hardware installations are necessary in the strategic alliance concessions.

What the fu_k does they mean!

This story first broke during Obama’s Presidential visit to Australia in Nov 2011 – that story can be read below…

Leaks and alliances in Australian politics

| By ABC’s Marius Benson | Updated November 14, 2011 16:16:40 |

Leaks are one of the longest established of the conventions for disseminating political information and disinformation.

This week’s news, the establishing a permanent US marine presence on Australian soil at Darwin, was something the Government wanted to give maximum exposure. It sees it as good news, the opposition will back it, only the Greens would be a dissenting voice…

… continues – click here.

Yesterday’s story about the Cocos Island base upgrade was a new development in this story and is copied in part and linked further below.

Government won’t rule out Aussie base for US drones

| Updated March 28, 2012 19:49:14 |

The Federal Government is not ruling out the possibility that US military surveillance drones could be based on Australia’s strategically important Cocos Islands.

Reports from Washington suggest the US is considering using the islands, located in the Indian Ocean off Australia’s north-west coast, to launch unmanned surveillance aircraft.

The Washington Post says: “US and Australian officials said the atoll could be an ideal site not only for manned US surveillance aircraft, but for Global Hawks, an unarmed, high-altitude surveillance drone.”

The islands are reportedly being looked at as an expansion for the overcrowded US airbase at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. …

… continues – click here to read full story and video coverage of Minister Smith’s comments.

This story barely delves into the reasons why these bases are seen as necessary – or gives insight as to whether they were at America’s insistence, or whether Australia requested the base and deployment of troops.

There could hardly be any reason for Australia to request US military support for impending threats – or is there?.

Yet – the agreements are signed and USA troops are due to arrive shortly.  Does the US see an impending threat from China, or some other foe north of Australia?  This has to be considered when one looks to a map of US Military bases in the region.  See map below: [click on image to enlarge]

Legend: Countries with a US military presence in 2007.

  • Navy = More than 1000 US troops
  • Blue = More than 100 US troops
  • Tan = Use of military facilities

China appears surrounded – and yet they are the Bankers who supply America with the investment that allows its budget spending – without China’s funding America could not fund its spending and its collapse would be worse than the Greek debacle.

With any analysis of America’s financial position – they are technically bankrupt and will have to reduce foreign deployments to cut costs.  That is why this Australian setup is so strange – during the moon landings Australia played an important linkage in the communications with satellites – it still does – could this base setup be connected with some space weapons program?

It is not as silly as one might think – why else would Australia allow foreign troops to be stationed on Australian soil?  Until that question can be answered to the satisfaction of all Australians – this has the smell of a covert operation that needs Australia’s cooperation – and that needs to be shared with the Australian people.

With Australia now joining this list of US deployed troops and hardware – the level of ‘buffer’ zones between mainland Asia and Australia resembles WWII proportions.

The media have not yet asked or sought the answer to the right question – WHY does Australia need US military personnel and hardware on Australian Soil?

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  1. March 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Another important outcome from this deployment is what will China do to match the US position?

    Defence Minister Smith fronted the 7:30 Report last night to talk about this US depolyment – his responses were guarded on every front – and created mis-direction as to why this deployment is seen as strategic to Australia’s interests.

    The 7:30 Report can be viewed using this link:

    http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/916529

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