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Originally posted by pavil
reply to post by AussieAmandaC
I honestly don't know why we need to have troops over there, unless you Aussies really want them. It's not like you are under direct military threat or anything. Too small of a number of troops to really matter in the grand scheme of things. I don't get why???
At the very least, I hope we are moving them from some other country, not deploying even more troops overseas.
Originally posted by Timely
reply to post by steveknows
"Australia and Britain were very close, mainly due to the fact that Britain founded Australia, and Australia considered them their "mother country". However in World War 2, the relationship started to change, and it started with the British Prime Minister Churchill diverting Australia's 6th and 7th Divisions to reinforce their own troops in Burma when Australia needed them for their defense due to the Japanese advance. This was done without consultation, but eventually, Australian Prime Minister Curtin, managed to get the troops back. This caused some of the changes between Australia and Great Britain. Another reason is because Britain could not help Australia when they needed them most, even when Australia helped Britain when they needed it. This caused PM Curtin to publicly appeal to the US for military assistance, and this was done on 27 December, 1941 (I think). The US came immediately, as they were also eager to drive back the Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbour. The US commander Douglas MacArthur arrived in March the next year and became Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces in the South-West Pacific, and Australia became his headquarters for command. The US military assistance was vital in driving back the Japanese, and they were considered as saviors by Australians. However, as time wore on, the relationship began to sour, with Australian commanders resenting MacArthur's arrogant manner and the way he deployed Australian troops and undervalued their efforts. Sometimes, fights would occur, which occasionally became serious, resulting with deaths. However, the US did help Australia drive the Japanese back and win the war. The original relationship between Britain and Australia resumed, but with Australia being more cautious and independent."
Read more: wiki.answers.com...'s_relationship_with_Britain_and_the_US_change_during_World_War_2#ixzz1dwAF2uJW
Gallipoli also comes to mind
Which Aussie history do you suggest I read relevent to my post ?
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Originally posted by daggyz
Blah Blah Blah.
Without the US Australia would be talking Japanese. How is it that Australia raises idiots in this modern age is beyond undertsanding. All the information in the world and insanity pervates all areas of humanity.
Want to know why she accepted it? use that little ball of grey stuff.. hang on maybe it is small. Just think about it is all I say. You'd be the first to wimper in tyour pillow like a babay if in 210 years you were invaded. You'd be so scared you'd fail to enlist.
Please grow up.
Now watch this be deleted because it is the only honest thing on ATS today
Originally posted by Timely
reply to post by steveknows
Mainly to do with my point that the US has historically been a more fair minded ally than Britain.
I do take your point, though we were stretched and tiring when the US got involved.
Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
So how does it feel in the land down under? To know that your leader and government can't escape the 'Elite' progressive movement towards WWIII and an emerging NWO...
I wonder if all 'trash' talking will become null and void once it becomes apparent that the people of the world haven't been given too many options of means towards eliminating this from coming into fruition.
Yall want a way out? Find solutions... We've found ours, Ron Paul. Although, that only gets us so far...
Maybe a little 'Thrive' movement is in store, or some 'Zeitgeist' movement on an international scale will become more important as people find the need to escape what the ignorance of the mass' has allowed to come into being.
Either way, have fun...
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Be worried Australia. Ask questions. DEMAND answers. Our Government just ignores us, sends us form letters that say nothing or arrests us. I mean those who actually go to a Senator's office, not just OWS. Maybe you can have better luck because this is NOT a good sign for any of us.
The United States managed a very short notice FULL WAR deployment capability with prepositioned equipment and supplies in the Saudi desert for over 10 years. That didn't require combat troops sitting there to babysit the stuff, and that was in a nation that has been known to ..ahem...shift loyalties, in times past.
Australia is among the VERY best and most loyal allies America has ever had. I'm thinking about what some of the Aussie military has done..pilots especially..in places like Vietnam and the Middle East. Never a better friend... So why the heck would we need actual troops when Australia could surely store goods for us and we'd then be able to man everything in the time it takes to fly men down there? Yeah... this isn't a positive development.edit on 16-11-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)