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Originally posted by DevilsApprentice
Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by DevilsApprentice
Well, hey, i would fight, regardless of training. Anything is better than nothing.
Fired an Austeyr before ?
know how to reload both rifle and mags ?
got any weapon of your own at all ? ( guess not , because the government took most of those ).
Martial Arts training ?
Have you done any shooting at all ?
Originally posted by theubermensch
I saw our Defence Minister Stephen Smith's press conference on Sky News today. It seemed to be about nothing. He was talking about a review of our Military's ability to "meet emerging strategic challenges". Seems they are getting the taxpayer ready to increase our military budget.
I think this has alot to do with the fact that Obama was here recently telling us how lucky we are that he will be sending US marines to our soil in record numbers and we are strengthening our military ties. So we are obviously defending against the threat of China.
China is the reason we got through the 'global financial crisis' unscathed. China is the reason for our resources boom. China is Australia's future. Why should we risk our prosperity and the lives of our people for a bankrupt and desperate failure of a nation like the United States?
We are only a target because of America. We should be strengthening our military ties with China. It makes sense. We are the two powers in this region. Australia, China beats South Korea and Japan every time. Asia/Austalasia would be sewn up in the event of world war. Australia tips the scale bigtime. So why are we going to waste a massive amount of taxpayer dollars helping the bankrupt United States?? Its insane.
Instead of Marines we should offer China some land in Darwin for a military base and make sure they know that we are their friend and neighbour.Chinese immigrants are a large part of our population,the Chinese use our universities, they support our tourism industry,they invest here, thet create jobs here through mining, drilling, tourism,,,,, What the heck does the United States do for us? They make us a target. Not much else. We have no problem with them but they should keep their marines.
edit on 30-1-2012 by theubermensch because: (no reason given)
TextI won't be crying for you when youre gone, it's not like you people contribute to keeping the peace anyway
TextVucetic also contends that this Anglosphere of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States, which structure the ‘core community’, is racial in its genealogy. He understands that this dependence is based on two equally broad sets of factors: ” discourses practices, and habits of collective identity on the one hand and asymmetric exchanges of rights and obligations in security, economic, legal, and other relations on the other hand
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
It won't break my heart if you cut ties with us. I won't be crying for you when youre gone, it's not like you people contribute to keeping the peace anyway. In fact if we ever vote to cut ties with you, i'll be voting yes.