As part of Australian media’s relentless onslaught of war–with–China propaganda, the government-run Australian Broadcasting Corporation just aired a radio segment on RN Breakfast about the newly revealed details on the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal, featuring two guests who are enthusiastic supporters of the deal, and hosted by another enthusiastic supporter of the deal.
One of the guests, Australia’s former treasurer and ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey, made some interesting remarks.
“This locks us in with the United States for decades to come; is there a risk, as the smaller partner in this deal, we’ll just have to do what the US tells us when it comes to future wartime engagements?” host Patricia Karvelas asked Hockey.
“Well we’re already fully integrated with the United States military, and arguably have been for more than one hundred years,” Hockey replied. “We’re the only country in the world that has fought side-by side with them in every major battle for the last one hundred years. And already today a lot of our navy has the Aegis Combat System, which is an American combat system; our current Collins-class submarines use American torpedoes… and in every major way, communications systems and integration, we already have American technology, and we’re integrated with American systems. So there’s nothing new here in that regard.”… continued
Australia, like Europe, is following a course that's incredibly costly and damages our security and economic interests, why? Because, simply put, you have a 'choice', either you are with Washington, or you are against it. There are severe consequences for getting on the wrong side of Wasington. Cuba, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and now Russia and soon China can see just what that means. Only Washington is in the process of making a catastrophic mistake, for themselves and unfortunately for the rest of humanity; fighting two huge wars with Russia and China at one and the same time.