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US spy drones may fly from Australia's Indian Ocean territory of Cocos Islands

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital
Every year, it is as if the USA is trying to militarily occupy Australia and i'm sick off it. 2500 Marines are scheduled to be transferred here, and now the Pentagon is looking at Brisbane, Perth and the Cocos Islands as potential US bases and staging grounds. I say, screw that. Just because the USA is greedy and wants to have power in the Pacific region does not mean they can come and occupy Australia. This is bull#!

Stop panicking. You are way off with the usage of the word 'occupy'. Its all part of the strategic positioning by the allies should China be a concern in the future with the shipping ways that it wishes to control in the southeast asian oceans. The australian military will be involved too in the joint base operations. I'm sure the Autralian government isn't stupid either.

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It also aims to comply with the ANZUS treaty that Australia has signed at some point in time in addition to avoiding costly expenditures for the australian Navy. The base operations will be partially supported by Aussie forces as well. Think about it this way that Australia doesn't have to spend the additional dollars to purchase new naval vessels for now. It also keeps China in check.

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by Cruff
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Where is "there" sorry? If a small country was being invaded or at risk of being invaded and the people asked for us to be stationed there to help out...fair enough.

But, if it's not for the above reason, then we shouldn't be having bases either. It'd be hypocritical to say otherwise.

As for pine gap...I'm certain that we only know maybe 1% of what goes on there and that's if we are lucky!




The contention pretty much is that US and Australia need the extra firepower, because of the way China has been acting. It's all done for show and trade carries on as usual. At some stage, however...



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by DrMattMaddix

Originally posted by daaskapital


Every year, it is as if the USA is trying to militarily occupy Australia and i'm sick off it. 2500 Marines are scheduled to be transferred here, and now the Pentagon is looking at Brisbane, Perth and the Cocos Islands as potential US bases and staging grounds. I say, screw that. Just because the USA is greedy and wants to have power in the Pacific region does not mean they can come and occupy Australia. This is bull#!

www.theaustralian.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)


LOL. It's not the USA... It's those creepy monsters that control our awesome power.

We did NOT vote any of them into office. It's not the fault of the American People.

I hope the rest of the world remembers that... Wish us luck.


IT'S ENTIRELY THE FAULT OF THE US PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that excuse will not fly anymore, you've had your chance to get off your asses and into DC or your local state capitol a million strong, yet you let them invade Iraq and Afghanistan, Libya, you LET them do these things by not taking a STAND.

no, that crap is over, finished, WE KNOW, it's American people's lethargy,

we will remember that you people DID NOTHING, except talked and talked and talked until there was nothing left to talk about because WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR THEM? good grief.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Unlike you, I welcome the increased nature of our American allies and the strengthening of our ties with them. $40 billion dollars is the total saving cost on defence PER YEAR that we save as a nation for having them as our allies. Not only is that a good reason for having closer ties to them, but seriously, it's America. We're practically a little America ourselves. What happens over there, happens over here about 10 years later. Get over it. They're our friends, and I like them.

Screw your opinion. It sucks!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by DaRAGE
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Unlike you, I welcome the increased nature of our American allies and the strengthening of our ties with them. $40 billion dollars is the total saving cost on defence PER YEAR that we save as a nation for having them as our allies. Not only is that a good reason for having closer ties to them, but seriously, it's America. We're practically a little America ourselves. What happens over there, happens over here about 10 years later. Get over it. They're our friends, and I like them.

Screw your opinion. It sucks!


I think I would prefer having the Usa with bases in Aussie than some other Foreign country, at least the Americans speak English spend freely and are a friendly lot who just happen to like Aussies,and I know if push comes to shove I would feel better going to bed at night knowing some one had my back, that is not going to cut and run when the chips are down, and yes Pine Gap has been there for over 50 years and to date has not been a problem for anyone in Aussie to my knowledge, I did see video one time of a object entering our atmosphere and it did a quick U turn when a laser beam shot at it from pine gap, so i know they have some pretty good gear there allready, I never hear any complaints when a American ship comes to Aussie for R & R and they drop a few million $ every where they go, so c'mon you Bloody Wingers you are starting to sound like a bunch of Poms



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Bollocks to it.

Let the yanks militarily occupy their own territories, I feel ashamed at the fact that we are allied and incorporated with the U.S machine of evil and war.

If anything ever kicks off with regards to conflict they'll be putting our homeland at danger, making us a target. Let the wankers fight their own wars with their own resources from their own territories.

I don't see America as a friend of our nation...at all. It is a detrimental relationship.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Better to have us there and not need us, than it is to need us there and not have us......

Unless what happened with the Japanese in WW2 has been long forgotten...

Americans love Australians... and not even just as an ally.... Like it or not... you're the closest to us as a culture than any other nation..

If you came to the states you would be greeted with open arms and lots and lots of beer.

I think you're looking at this all wrong... There is no way the US is ever going to invade Australia and because we are there you will never be thought of as an easy target...
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by yourmaker

Originally posted by DrMattMaddix

Originally posted by daaskapital
Every year, it is as if the USA is trying to militarily occupy Australia and i'm sick off it. 2500 Marines are scheduled to be transferred here, and now the Pentagon is looking at Brisbane, Perth and the Cocos Islands as potential US bases and staging grounds. I say, screw that. Just because the USA is greedy and wants to have power in the Pacific region does not mean they can come and occupy Australia. This is bull#!

www.theaustralian.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)

LOL. It's not the USA... It's those creepy monsters that control our awesome power.
We did NOT vote any of them into office. It's not the fault of the American People.
I hope the rest of the world remembers that... Wish us luck.

IT'S ENTIRELY THE FAULT OF THE US PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that excuse will not fly anymore, you've had your chance to get off your asses and into DC or your local state capitol a million strong, yet you let them invade Iraq and Afghanistan, Libya, you LET them do these things by not taking a STAND.
no, that crap is over, finished, WE KNOW, it's American people's lethargy,
we will remember that you people DID NOTHING, except talked and talked and talked until there was nothing left to talk about because WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR THEM? good grief.

Really? How so? How will protesting (million strong) as you suggest will help? Do you think the Australian Government has nothing to do with this?
Your statement makes the Aussie Govt look like nothing more than puppets/incompetent bunch.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by Pirateofpsychonautics
Bollocks to it. Let the yanks militarily occupy their own territories.

Define OCCUPY please
..Nevermind. See the link below.

The word is thrown around very losely on this thread.
OCCUPY_DEFINITION

1. to take or fill up (space, time, etc.): I occupied my evenings reading novels.
2. to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: Occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner.
3. to be a resident or tenant of; dwell in: We occupied the same house for 20 years.
4. to take possession and control of (a place), as by military invasion.
5. to hold (a position, office, etc.).

I do not see any military invasion for it to be occupied forcefully by the US military in Australia


Its definitely # 3 that is applicable where the Aussie Govt will receive money for it regardless of how significant or marginal the amount might be considered. But I can imagine the cost savings advantage for Aussie Military upto certain extent too.



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 01:41 AM
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Think of the huge sums of money that we save by having America as 'big brother' saves us (and Australasia).



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital


Every year, it is as if the USA is trying to militarily occupy Australia and i'm sick off it. 2500 Marines are scheduled to be transferred here, and now the Pentagon is looking at Brisbane, Perth and the Cocos Islands as potential US bases and staging grounds. I say, screw that. Just because the USA is greedy and wants to have power in the Pacific region does not mean they can come and occupy Australia. This is bull#!

www.theaustralian.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)


And then when the USA pulls right back and does nothing while China and other aggressors go on the march, you will be complaining that the USA, a steadfast ally of Australia, was not there doing anything to help.


Here's a hint. The USA and Australia, and Canada and the UK etc, are all part of the same western alliance.
In other words, they WORK TOGETHER, JOINTLY. They have the same GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.
Their interests coincide with each other and over lap each other.

American Marines are going to be based in Australia near Darwin on a rotational basis. It will be part of their training deployments. They will be training with the Australian Defence Force.
Part of the Australian Defence Forces modernization plan is to basically evolve the Australian Army, or elements of it, into a Marine Expeditionary Unit/s.
What the heck do you think the giant Canberra LHD's are being built for?
Why do you think they are building new destroyers? To escort these giants around.
Why do you think the new submarines will be some of the most deadliest submarines in the world, with land attack capability. Australia will have the capability to hit thousands of kilometers away.

Australia is gearing up it's armed forces because everyone else in the region is doing the same.
Part of Australia's build up involves restationing Amerian soldiers from elsewhere, to Australia.

The Australian army base which will be expanded for American Marines, will basically become the fall back point from Guam, where there are thousands of US soldiers and other major assets.
If # hits the fan with China and war breaks out, they will fall back to Australia.

You should be damn happy that we will be getting that sort of attention. Because if war did break out, China will be heading south to Australia as quickly as they can to seize the vast amounts of resources buried in the Australian outback.

Having the brunt of the US military backing us up, is not a bad thing. It's actually a positive.


So sick and tired of kids who think its cool to were Che tshirts, being anti American and anti Israeli for the sake of it.



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by yourmaker

IT'S ENTIRELY THE FAULT OF THE US PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that excuse will not fly anymore, you've had your chance to get off your asses and into DC or your local state capitol a million strong, yet you let them invade Iraq and Afghanistan, Libya, you LET them do these things by not taking a STAND.

To be fair, it's entirely the fault of the US people and the Australian people. No one forced Australia to sign on to ANZUS or UKUSA. If you dislike them so much, you get off your ass and demand your government pull out of these agreements. It's your country's territory, after all. If you have problems with how it's being governed, you should deal with it. Or, you know, sit around blaming America for everything.



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