posted on Nov, 10 2011 @ 10:04 AM
The port at Darwin has always been a very strategically important location to the allied global supply network.
Just look at it on a map.
Since you bring up a WW3 scenario involving China, we would have to project that their mass land army could just roll all the way to Singapore within
a month or two (considering no WMD are used to halt them). The Chinese navy and army could also potentially capture surrounding Indonesia but that
could prove much more costly.
Holding Darwin would keep the global supply chain complete, and could ensure China could be surrounded geographically to halt or slow their expanse.
That's all speculation though on a very unlikely eventuality however. WW3 isn't exactly in the Chinese best interest.
So the US marines are probably there for something else, like 'combating insurgency in Indonesia', or future events like the Timor crisis that we
don't know about yet. They could be using "China" as a smoke screen to cover up the anti-Corporatism rebels in the region, and are having
difficulty painting many of these indigenous movements as "Islamic terrorism", and so the "Rise of China" would serve as an excellent smoke
Keep in mind that Indonesia is a diverse location and has been exploited significantly by global industrial powers for the last 200+ yrs.
Dutch East Indies
Dutch East India Company
There are around 300 distinct native ethnicities in Indonesia, and 742 different languages and dialects.
That's quite diverse actually.
Basically they are having trouble justifying and explaining legitimately the conditions of their society and the use of military to interdict and
resolve it. It will just look simply like the "Indonesian government with foreign assistance (Chinese and NATO!), to put down a 'workers(slave)
Who here hasn't heard of the very low standards in 'sweat shops' throughout this region? It's not just Indonesia either, there is
That's just a possible alternate scenario which I believe is more likely. It just seems to me that the global
'corporate-industrial-government-military' system knows no boundaries or borders, and it serves the interests of the ruling powers in all of the
nations in question. And so their objectives would be more understandable had the goal been a political power grab in an important region
resource-wise, it is always about $$$ isn't it?