posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:27 PM
Hey guys, I was thinking recently since Japan continues to violate Australian territorial waters by hunting in them (whaling, fishing,etc.), should
Australia take "action" where it would show it is serious about these continuing violations. Not only that but Japan is also violating international
agreements on whaling, which Japan states is for research purposes (yeah right).
Well, Australia has already tried the diplomatic response, first by ignoring the problem then tried to take Japan to the International Criminal
Courts, where Japan is due to file its counter-memorial by March 9, 2012.
However,Japan continues to violate Australian Territorial waters. Some Australian MPs have called for warships to be sent to guard our waters, but the
government is yet to affirm. But if Japans counter-memorial achieves nothing, (which they are likely to deny, AGAIN!!) will warships in the Southern
Ocean become a reality?
Most will probably say no, but there is no denying Australia is preparing itself for something. Just recently there was a massive overhaul of
Australian bases with many being relocated in the north of the country. There are also billions of dollars being spent on replacing Australias
submarine fleet as well as purchasing new warships and aircraft.
It may not be a conflict with Japan but could be Indonesia or any other country north of Australia. China for example, has been making "friends" with
island neighbours of Australia, maybe to get a strategic advantage? As well as America planning on increasing its military force in south-east Asia
and Australia. But I say Japan as they are the only ones to date to have actually attacked Australia, and tensions between the 2 countries may yet
deteriorate. What do you guys think?
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