posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:05 PM
a reply to: khnum
You forgot to say that our Politicians gave themselves massive pay increases as one of the first things they did once being voted into power. Not
unlike the little Hitler in Queensland did.
The two-party preferred system has been showing it's limitations for quite some time, and it seems according to one poll I saw that Aussies are
finally understanding what is wrong with the system. Not many have thought about what we should replace it with though.
The F35 like all aircraft in development has suffered from cost over-runs and setbacks: that is NORMAL. Aussies cannot afford to pull out of the JSF
program this far into it for a couple of reasons, all relating to our northern neighbours.
1/ We currently have nothing in the air that can survive an encounter with the Sukhoi being flown by Indonesia.
2/ As per #1, this means we are unable to defend our airspace.
3/ Without the F-111 we have nothing that can strike at the northern neighbour and return safely. Simulations run by our experts have shown that all
FA-18 Hornets sent on such a raid would be wiped out before reaching target, or at best over-run and shot down on the return.
4/ The F35 is a Gen 5 aircraft that will have superiority over the Sukhoi and other aircraft currently in service in the Asian countries to our north.
In which case we will be able to defend ourselves and strike when necessary without taking too heavy a toll.
Our Government is feeding us The Big Lie. Australia is not so far in debt as they would have us believe. The reality is equivalent to owing $100,000
on a $600,000 mortgage, according to figures supplied in an article I read last night.
We do need a revolution. Not an armed insurrection, but a peaceful overtake of power in our country. Problem there is no one has the balls to stand up
and form a line that will not be passed.