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Originally posted by learnatic
[. Australians would do well to research the behaviour of the Chinese when they invaded Tibet in the 1930's
The Chinese themselves, have said that they believe in a 'peaceful rise'. I have no reason to doubt that. It would seem stupid to risk all the modernization efforts that have taken place in the country, for war.
Originally posted by UsualSuspect
No one wants American troops on their soil. They are murderers. They kill innocent families in the name of peace? Stopping terrorism? They are terrorists!
America, stay home!
Originally posted by squandered
bah, American bash fest'.
There aren't going to be new US bases as was already known a long time ago and also for a very long time being closer to China is logical, but put AUS and US at odds on a troll thread and out come the haters, again and again...
Indonesia is a far more important and impacting nation at this juncture. That what I'm seeing when I watch the news, but where's the fun in adding them to the mix?
It was an irony that our most cosmopolitan politician was fated to work mostly at the state level. But for nearly 20 years Carr has attended the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue. Henry Kissinger, Bob Zoellick, Kurt Campbell and countless other American movers-and-shakers are friends and acquaintances.
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by intrptr
However, that being said, I believe our media is a little more forceful in "keeping the bastards honest" as opposed to being in the pockets of the wealthy and Aussies have a knack of ousting anyone who doesn't tow the line - regardless of when elections occur. We are still fed BS regularly though and election promises are seldom kept - we just don't let it slide as much as you folks. Plus we call it as we see it - you know - if it looks like # and smells like # - chances are it is #
No one wants American troops on their soil. They are murderers. They kill innocent families in the name of peace? Stopping terrorism? They are terrorists! America, stay home!
in the event of any global conflict Australia will have the full force of the west behind it.