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"There is profoundly increasing evidence that foreign espionage and intelligence activities are being practised in Australia on a wide scale… I believe the evidence is so grave and so alarming in its implications that it demands the fullest explanation. The deception over the CIA and the activities of foreign installations on our soil… are an onslaught on Australia's sovereignty."
The CIA was involved in further activities designed to undermine the Whitlam Government. In July 1975 the Australian media reported that the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, based in the Bahamas, had issued a letter seeking $4,267,365,000 "for and on behalf of the Government of Australia." The bank did not claim to be acting with the approval of the Australian Government and cabinet ministers had never heard of it. But the implication was enough to fill the newspapers with another "scandal". Much later, an ASIO officer was to publicly state: "some of the documents which helped discredit the Labor Government in its last year in office were forgeries planted by the CIA."
And that was exactly what happened. On November 11th, the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament fully about the CIA and American bases in Australia, he was summoned by Kerr from Parliament House. Without warning, Kerr dismissed Whitlam as Prime Minister, dissolved both houses of Parliament and appointed Malcolm Fraser, leader of the Liberal Party, to head an interim government until new elections could be held in December. An unelected official (whose position was traditionally only that of a figurehead representative of the Queen of England) had, in one arbitrary and unconstitutional act, overthrown a legitimate and democratically elected government.
Originally posted by sir_slide
reply to post by Bilder
I've been thinking about this a lot recently.
I personally think that Gillard is a shill/puppet, she isnt even born here and watching her during obamas speech recently made me sick, she just sat there nodding her obedient head. Nice work on the thread, great whitlam quote, we need to get Rudd back, he went after the miners and was removed, we need to get him back
This man is a true American hero,Ive got a lot of time for America ,the American people and the constitution its a wonderful document but this sucks so hard you could get a frozen chicken through a garden hose
The American Christopher Boyce described CIA covert operations in Australia aimed at bringing down the labour govt of Gough Witlam. Boyce was sentenced to 40 years of solitary confinement for his refusal to stay silent on the matter
It seems even the most staunch ally of America isnt immune to the meddling of the CIA in its internal politics...
The right wing Labor powerbroker who played a key role in the removal of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister has, since at least 2006, provided insider commentary to embassy officials about the Labor Party and the federal government.
Originally posted by Freedom_is_Slavery
There is no choice you either elect heads or tales, either way its the same coin,
Originally posted by Militarywarfare
Australia is member of a new handling caveat name NOFORN.
Originally posted by borntowatch
And Rudd heads to the US and from there decides to have another crack at the title of PM.
Why would he do that if he wasnt asking for permission from the US??