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Australia’s ties with the US endangers our future.

June 15, 2014

The GOLDEN RULE

Recently I bookmarked an SMH press release about our former Prime Minister, Malcolm Frazer, advocating independence from the US, at least in its global military ambitions. In particular with the US harassment of China to the extent that a serious conflict might result.The Good Weekend Magazine.Malcolm Fraser at home in Merricks.Pic Simon Schluter. 15 March 2014.

I had little admiration for Malcolm Frazer when he first came into power, destroying our democratic system when he effected the ousting of the elected PM Gough Whitlam. Nothing he has done since has raised my interest, UNTIL NOW.

Suddenly, this morning, listening to our present Treasurer, Joe Hockey, tell us that we are going to spend money to provide a base for the US marines in the Northern Territory.

This is madness, for two reasons – firstly our security becomes threatened by the logical responses from our Eastern trading and social partners; secondly, even if there was indeed some sensible justification for a US military presence in Australia, for God’s sake…

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