Australia orders $3.7 Billion in U.S. Military Aid.

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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
We're broke and only getting broker, we're supposedly putting ourselves on a budget, then we send 60 million to Syria, now Australia is wanting 3.7 billion?

No offense to the Aussies, but screw it. We honestly shouldn't give anybody anything until we start sorting out our atrocious financial situation.


we are BUYING it from you for $3.7 billion!! your not giving anything away




posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:12 AM
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and thats after already paying $33 billion for the F35 JSF's that have been delayed



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by Anonbeleiver77

Originally posted by FollowTheWhiteRabbit
We're broke and only getting broker, we're supposedly putting ourselves on a budget, then we send 60 million to Syria, now Australia is wanting 3.7 billion?

No offense to the Aussies, but screw it. We honestly shouldn't give anybody anything until we start sorting out our atrocious financial situation.


we are BUYING it from you for $3.7 billion!! your not giving anything away


Another way of looking at it is that Australia is lending the US a hand to help prop up your ailing (dying) economy. We are helping our mates!

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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 03:43 AM
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This is laughable. They call it aid, while the U.S.A./AUS already has an extensive war apparatus called Pine Gap. Did you all forget about this?
This so called "aid" has always been flowing and will be flowing.

What a bunch of crock!!!

Kratos



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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I probably used the wrong word, as it happens. Aid probably wasn't the right term by how many have taken meaning I didn't intend by that choice.

I did not mean Aid to suggest that Australia is getting some form of U.S. Military Welfare. A fair part of what is termed Military aid around the world is, in fact, paid for in one form or another. Cash, service or things like land and basing concessions. Whatever the case, a % is certainly handed out 100% gratis, at least as it seems at the moment (Uncle Sam does nothing entirely out of pure motives). It varies though and terms vary too.

The United States is among if not at the top for the world's exporter of Military hardware of all shapes and sizes. 99% of the planet gets one menu of options. One percent gets a menu the rest don't even know the contents of. It's Classified too high to know even that much.

Australia is among those precious tiny few who don't just know the second menu of top level goodies ....but can order from it as they choose.

In that sense, I called it Aid. It's getting something Australia cannot get and at present, cannot domestically manufacture any other way.

Hope that helps better on why the choice of words was used...and sorry again for the consternation it seems to have caused.

edit on 10-3-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by Kratos40
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This is laughable. They call it aid, while the U.S.A./AUS already has an extensive war apparatus called Pine Gap. Did you all forget about this?
This so called "aid" has always been flowing and will be flowing.

What a bunch of crock!!!

Kratos



Has anyone else noticed the more recent installations at PG?



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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I say stop aiding foreign governments and help our own



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:21 PM
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Except this isn't aid. It's not worded right. It's foreign military sales, and Australia is paying every dime for what they get.



posted on Mar, 14 2013 @ 06:39 AM
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Australia has never needed "aid".

We are one of the better off nations at the moment financially but ms Dillard is trying to send us broke.

Hell there's so much money people don't have to work to get it.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 09:57 AM
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No civ with ordinary info can ever tell whats going on with the ADF in Aus .
It is determined to keep too many secrets and is a very undemocratic organisation.
Yet their job in Australia's case is to defend Democracy i cant think of anything more ironic.



posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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Hell there's so much money people don't have to work to get it.

Yeh maate its called the natural rate of unemployment. Ever read any Neo liberal economic theory might be time to start!!





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