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A SECRET US plan to test MX missiles by firing them from California to the coast of Australia was signed off on by then prime minister Malcolm Fraser.
And it can be revealed that the federal Cabinet agreed to keep the intercontinental ballistic missile tests secret because it was "preferable for the matter not to become an election issue".
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by aRogue
If a nation, or a nations prime minister can organise silence this effective on an issue, for such paltry reasons as keeping his hide in power, despite the very legitimate concerns that would be raised on the issue were it made public, then how the hell can the people ever hope to have oversight over thier employees?
"If it was in today's world, I wouldn't have agreed to it," Mr Fraser said.
Originally posted by mileysubet
reply to post by C0bzz
Just to clarify the plan was:
TO: the coast of Australia
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Such agreements are made regularly to test defences i'm sure
There's not really anything wrong with it except for it being under the rug
Truth is not many would accept it even though it may be quite normal
But then again people do nothing for real corruption everyday
I wouldn't call this huge news